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ADA adenosine deaminase

Summary

This gene encodes an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of adenosine to inosine. Various mutations have been described for this gene and have been linked to human diseases. Deficiency in this enzyme causes a form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID), in which there is dysfunction of both B and T lymphocytes with impaired cellular immunity and decreased production of immunoglobulins, whereas elevated levels of this enzyme have been associated with congenital hemolytic anemia. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

Genomic context

Location:
20q13.12
Sequence:
Chromosome: 20; NC_000020.11 (44619519..44651735, complement)
Total number of exons:
12

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