Cultured fibroblasts from a 46,XY male with an atypical form of mucolipidosis II (I-cell disease) had two distinct phenotypes. One population of these fibroblasts had the morphological and biochemical features characteristic of I-cell disease, while the remaining cells were indistinguishable from normal fibroblasts. Direct evidence that the patient was a mosaic, having two cell populations, was provided by the establishment of pure, stable clones of both wild type and I-cell fibroblasts from each of two biopsies obtained several months apart. Additionally, it was shown that the I-cell fibroblasts lacked UDP-N-acetylglucosamine:lysosomal enzyme N-acetylglucosaminylphosphotransferase while the morphologically normal cells contained levels of this enzyme just below or at the lower end of the normal range.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||American journal of human genetics|
|State||Published - 1982|
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