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β-ureidopropionase deficiency

β-Ureidopropionase (βUP) deficiency is an autosomal recessive disease caused by abnormal changes in the pyrimidine-degradation pathway. A study of Fang et al., from Tianjin Children's Hospital aimed to investigate the mutation of β-ureidopropionase gene (UPB1) gene and clinical features of 7 Chinese patients with βUP deficiency.

They reported 7 Chinese patients with βUP deficiency who were admitted at Tianjin Children's Hospital. Urine metabolomics was detected by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Then genetic testing of UPB1 was conducted by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method.The patients presented with developmental delay, seizures, autism, abnormal magnetic resonance imaging, and significantly elevated levels of N-carbamyl-β-alanine and N-carbamyl-β-aminoisobutyric acid in urine. Subsequent analysis of UPB1 mutation revealed 2 novel missense mutations (c.851G>T and c.853G>A), 3 previously reported mutations including 2 missense mutations (c.977G>A and c.91G>A) and 1 splice site mutation (c.917-1 G>A).The results suggested that the UPB1 mutation may contribute to βUP deficiency. The c.977G>A is the most common mutation in Chinese population. 1)

Fang Y, Cai C, Wang C, Sun B, Zhang X, Fan W, Hu W, Meng Y, Lin S, Zhang C, Zhang Y, Shu J. Clinical and genetic analysis of 7 Chinese patients with β-ureidopropionase deficiency. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Jan;98(1):e14021. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000014021. PubMed PMID: 30608453.
β-ureidopropionase_deficiency.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/18 10:03 by administrador