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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Structural Aspects Of The P.p222q Homozygous Mutation Of Hsd3b2 Gene In A Patient With Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia [aspectos Estruturais Da Mutação Homozigótica P.p222q Do Gene Hsd3b2 Em Um Paciente Com Hiperplasia Congênita Da Adrenal]
Author: Lusa A.L.G.
de Lemos-Marini S.H.V.
Soardi F.C.
Ferraz L.F.C.
Guerra-Junior G.
de Mello M.P.
Abstract: Type II 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/D5-D4-isomerase (3β-HSD2), encoded by the HSD3B2 gene, is a key enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of all the classes of steroid hormones. Deleterious mutations in the HSD3B2 gene cause the classical deficiency of 3β-HSD2, which is a rare autosomal recessive disease that leads to congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). CAH is the most frequent cause of ambiguous genitalia and adrenal insufficiency in newborn infants with variable degrees of salt losing. Here we report the molecular and structural analysis of the HSD3B2 gene in a 46, XY child, who was born from consanguineous parents, and presented with ambiguous genitalia and salt losing. The patient carries a homozygous nucleotide c.665C>A change in exon 4 that putatively substitutes the proline at codon 222 for glutamine. Molecular homology modeling of normal and mutant 3β-HSD2 enzymes emphasizes codon 222 as an important residue for the folding pattern of the enzyme and validates a suitable model for analysis of new mutations. © ABE&M todos os direitos reservados.
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Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0004-27302010000800018
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Date Issue: 2010
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