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May 2006 update in porphobilinogen deaminase gene polymorphisms and mutations causing acute intermittent porphyria. Comparison with the situation in Slavic population

Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is an autosomal dominant disorder of heme biosynthesis caused by molecular defects in the porphobilinogen deaminase (PBGD) gene. This paper reviews published mutations, their types, and polymorphisms within the PBGD gene. To date, 301 different mutations and 21 polymorphisms have been identified in the PBGD gene in AIP patients …