Pre- and postnatal diagnosis of succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency using enzyme and metabolite assays


Gibson, K.M., Baumann, C., Ogier, H., Rossier, E., Vollmer, B. and Jakobs, C. (1994) Pre- and postnatal diagnosis of succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency using enzyme and metabolite assays. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, 17, (6), 732-737. (PMID:7707697).

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We report our cumulative experience for the prenatal diagnosis of succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase (SSADH) deficiency in seven 'at-risk' pregnancies from four unrelated families. Prenatal diagnosis was performed by determination of 4-hydroxybutyric acid (4-HBA) concentration in amniotic fluid using isotope-dilution gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in conjunction with assay of SSADH activity in biopsied chorionic villus and/or cultured amniocytes. In three of four pregnancies predicted as affected, confirmation was obtained by demonstration of deficient SSADH activity in fetal tissues. Our results suggest that determination of 4-HBA concentration in amniotic fluid combined with enzyme determination in cultured or biopsied tissue represents a reliable method for the prenatal diagnosis of SSADH deficiency.,

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0141-8955 (print)
1573-2665 (electronic)
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Clinical Neurosciences
ePrint ID: 189537
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 15:24
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:42
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/189537

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