Mutation analysis of DNA from cultured amniocytes with absent branched-chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase activity revealed a C to T transition producing a nonsense mutation (R242X) in exon 7 of the gene encoding the E1a subunit of this multienzme complex (BCKDHA). This pregnancy occured in a large consanguinous pedigree with mutiple individuals with maple syrup urine disease (MSUD). PCR amplification of the region surrounding exon 7 allowed the identification of this mutation as well as two other previously identified mutations which cause MSUD.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - 1998|
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