Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 169–172 | Cite as

The mutational spectrum in very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency

  • B. S. Andresen
  • C. Vianey-Saban
  • P. Bross
  • P. Divry
  • C. R. Roe
  • M. A. Nada
  • I. Knudsen
  • N. Gregersen
Short Communication

Conclusion

We have shown that all of seven unrelated patients with defective palmitoyl-CoA dehydrogenation have mutations in VLCAD, indicating that they suffer from VLCAD deficiency.

Our study illustrations that there is a large mutational heterogeneity in VLCAD deficiency. It is not at present possible to judge whether or to what extent this large mutational heterogeneity may explain the varying clinical picture observed in this disease.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. S. Andresen
    • 1
  • C. Vianey-Saban
    • 2
  • P. Bross
    • 1
  • P. Divry
    • 2
  • C. R. Roe
    • 3
  • M. A. Nada
    • 3
  • I. Knudsen
    • 1
  • N. Gregersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Medical Molecular BiologyAarhus University Hospital and Faculty of Health Science, Skejby SygehusAarhusDenmark
  2. 2.Unité d'Etude des Maladies MétaboliquesHôpital DebrousseLyonFrance
  3. 3.Institute of Metabolic DiseaseBaylor University Medical CenterDallasUSA

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