Biochemical and molecular characterization of mutant hexosaminidase A in a Turkish family

Sinici I., Ozkara H. , Topcu M., Ciliv G.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, cilt.45, sa.1, ss.16-22, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1046/j.1442-200x.2003.01669.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.16-22


Background : Tay-Sachs disease is a form of monosialoganglioside triaose (GM2) gangliosidosis that results from the mutations in the alpha-subunit gene of hexosaminidase A. In the B1 variant, the active site of the alpha-subunit of the enzyme is thought to be affected. In the present study, a patient who had previously been diagnosed as a B1 variant is further analyzed. The patient's parents and brother were also analyzed.