Hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) deficiency: Identification of point mutations in Japanese patients with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome and hereditary gout and their permanent expression in an HPRT-deficient mouse cell line

@article{Tohyama1994HypoxanthineguanineP,
  title={Hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) deficiency: Identification of point mutations in Japanese patients with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome and hereditary gout and their permanent expression in an HPRT-deficient mouse cell line},
  author={Jun Tohyama and Eiji Nanba and Kousaku Ohno},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  year={1994},
  volume={93},
  pages={175-181}
}
Two different single nucleotide transitions of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) were identified in a Japanese patient with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (LNS) and a patient with hereditary gout. HPRT enzyme activities in the two patients were severely deficient, but the size and amount of mRNA were normal according to Northern analysis. Entire… CONTINUE READING