OBJECTIVE: To verify the effect of and to date the unknown T677C mutation of the human N-acetylaspartoacylase (hASPA) gene on the function of the mutated enzyme. DESIGN AND METHODS: Wild type and I226T-mutated proteins were expressed and purified from a transformed Escherichia coli colony. Enzymatic activities were measured in the presence of varying substrate concentrations. RESULTS: Whilst kinetic parameters of wild type hASPA were in line with data in literature, I226T-mutated hASPA showed no enzymatic activity. CONCLUSION: Data indicated that this new mutation might be responsible in homozygosis for the phenotype corresponding to Canavan disease.
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2008|
- Canavan desease