Ten complementation groups of generalized peroxisome biogenesis disorders (PBD), (excluding rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata) have been identified using complementation analysis. Four of the genes involved have been identified using two different methods of (1) genetic functional complementation of peroxisome deficient CHO cell mutants and (2) homology searches for human dbEST, based on yeast genes involved in peroxisome biogenesis (PEX genes). We report here the first identification of a new complementation group which is genetically different from peroxisome deficient CHO mutants. There were no complementations by the human PEX 13 gene. The nature of the related gene is being investigated.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 13 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology