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Mol Genet Metab. 2004 Nov;83(3):276-9.

Glycogen storage disease type Ia in Argentina: two novel glucose-6-phosphatase mutations affecting protein stability.

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  • 1Centro de Estudio de las Metabolopatías Congénitas, CEMECO, Cátedra de Clínica Pediátrica, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Hospital de Niños de la Santísima Trinidad, Córdoba, Argentina.


Glycogen storage disease type Ia (GSD-Ia) is caused by deleterious mutations in the glucose-6-phosphatase gene (G6PC). A molecular study of this gene was carried out in 11 Argentinean patients from 8 unrelated families. Four missense (p.Gln54Pro, p.Arg83Cys, p.Thr16Arg, and p.Tyr209Cys) and one deletion (c.79delC) mutations have been identified. Two novel mutations, p.Thr16Arg (c.47C>G) located within the amino-terminal domain and p.Tyr209Cys (c.626A>G) situated in the sixth transmembrane helix, were uncovered in this study. Site-directed mutagenesis and transient expression assays demonstrated that both p.Thr16Arg and p.Tyr209Cys mutations abolished enzymatic activity as well as reduced G6Pase stability.

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