Occurrence of a 2-bp (AT) deletion allele and a nonsense (G-to-T) mutant allele at the E2 (DBT) locus of six patients with maple syrup urine disease: multiple-exon skipping as a secondary effect of the mutations.

@article{Fisher1993OccurrenceOA,
  title={Occurrence of a 2-bp (AT) deletion allele and a nonsense (G-to-T) mutant allele at the E2 (DBT) locus of six patients with maple syrup urine disease: multiple-exon skipping as a secondary effect of the mutations.},
  author={Charles W. Fisher and Chuck R Fisher and Jacinta L. Chuang and Kim S. Lau and David T Chuang and Rody P. Cox},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  year={1993},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={414-24}
}
We have identified two novel mutant alleles in the transacylase (E2) gene of the human branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase (BCKAD) complex in 6 of 38 patients with maple syrup urine disease (MSUD). One mutation, a 2-bp (AT) deletion in exon 2 of the E2 gene, causes a frameshift downstream of residue (-26) in the mitochondrial targeting presequence. The second mutation, a G-to-T transversion in exon 6 of the E2 gene, produces a premature stop codon at Glu-163 (E163*). Transfection of… CONTINUE READING

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