We studied 11 Japanese patients with medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) and found a common mutation, c.449-452delCTGA, which accounted for 45% of the mutations. Seven of 10 independent patients carried at least one copy of this mutation. Phenotypes of homozygous patients with the c.449-452delCTGA mutation varied from asymptomatic to life-threatening metabolic decompensation in Japanese patients with MCADD, similar to the phenotypic variations in Caucasians. This study suggests the genotypic difference between those of Caucasians and Japanese regarding MCADD.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Molecular Biology