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Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency in gene-targeted mice.

UNSPECIFIED (2005) Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency in gene-targeted mice. PLoS genetics, 1 (2). ISSN 1553-7390

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Abstract

Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency is the most common inherited disorder of mitochondrial fatty acid beta-oxidation in humans. To better understand the pathogenesis of this disease, we developed a mouse model for MCAD deficiency (MCAD-/-) by gene targeting in embryonic stem (ES) cells. The MCAD-/- mice developed an organic aciduria and fatty liver, and showed profound cold intolerance at 4 degrees C with prior fasting. The sporadic cardiac lesions seen in MCAD-/- mice have not been reported in human MCAD patients. There was significant neonatal mortality of MCAD-/- pups demonstrating similarities to patterns of clinical episodes and mortality in MCAD-deficient patients. The MCAD-deficient mouse reproduced important aspects of human MCAD deficiency and is a valuable model for further analysis of the roles of fatty acid oxidation and pathogenesis of human diseases involving fatty acid oxidation.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Date: 1 August 2005
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: PLoS genetics
Volume: 1
Number: 2
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0010023
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1553-7390
PubMed ID: 16121256
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2012 17:50
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2018 14:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12831

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