X-linked steroid sulfatase deficiency

In humans, generally "men are affected and women are carriers" for two reasons. The first is the simple statistical fact that if the X-chromosomes is a population that carry a particular X-linked mutation at a frequency of 'f' (for example, 1%) then that will be the frequency that men are likely to express the mutation (since they have only one X), while women will express it at a frequency of f 2 (for example 1% * 1% = %) since they have two X's and hence two chances to get the normal allele. Thus, X-linked mutations tend to be rare in women. The second reason for female rarity is that women who express the mutation must have two X chromosomes that carry the trait and they necessarily got one from their father, who would have also expressed the trait because he only had one X chromosome in the first place. If the trait lowers the probability of fathering a child or induces the father to only have children with women who aren't carriers (so as not to create daughters who are carriers rather than expressers and then only if no genetic screening is used) then women become even less likely to express the trait.

The structure of cyclocreatine is fairly flat (planar), which aids in passive diffusion across membranes. It has been used with success in an animal study, where mice suffered from a SLC6A8 (creatine transporter at the blood brain barrier) deficiency, which is not responsive to standard creatine supplementation. [98] This study failed to report increases in creatine stores in the brain, but noted a reduction of mental retardation associated with increased cyclocreatine and phosphorylated cyclocreatine storages. [98] As demonstrated by this animal study and previous ones, cyclocreatine is bioactive after oral ingestion [98] [99] and may merely be a creatine mimetic, able to phosphorylate ADP via the creatine kinase system. [98]

Hardelin et al. (1993) reported results of a mutation search of the KAL1 gene in 21 unrelated males with familial Kallmann syndrome. In 2 families, large deletions that included the entire KAL gene were detected by Southern blot analysis. By sequencing each of the 14 coding exons and splice site junctions in the other 19 patients, they found 9 point mutations at separate locations in 4 exons and 1 splice site. They emphasized the high frequency of unilateral renal aplasia in X-linked Kallmann syndrome patients; 6 of 11 males with identified alterations of the KAL gene showed this feature.

X-linked steroid sulfatase deficiency

x-linked steroid sulfatase deficiency


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