Functional genetic diversity in the high-affinity carnitine transporter OCTN2 (SLC22A5).

Systemic carnitine deficiency (SCD) is a rare autosomal recessive disease resulting from defects in the OCTN2 (SLC22A5) gene, which encodes the high-affinity plasma membrane carnitine transporter. Although OCTN2 is fairly well studied in its relationship with SCD, little is known about the carrier frequency of disease-causing alleles of OCTN2, or of more… CONTINUE READING