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Mutational and haplotype analysis of AGL in patients with glycogen storage disease type III.

Glycogen storage disease type III (GSD III) is a rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder caused by a deficiency of the glycogen-debranching enzyme (AGL). We investigated two GSD III patients and identified four different mutations. Nucleotide sequence analysis revealed patient 1 of Chinese descent to be a compound heterozygote for a novel nonsense mutation, R34X, and the splicing mutation (IVS32-12A > G) reported in a Japanese patient. Patient 2 of Japanese origin was found to be compound heterozygous for a novel nonsense mutation, Y1148X, and the splicing mutation (IVS14+1G > T) that we had described previously. To determine whether splicing mutations occurred independently, we performed intense AGL haplotype analysis using 21 intragenic polymorphic markers plus a novel polymorphism IVS32-97 A/G in the vicinity of the IVS32 splicing mutation. Patient 1 of Chinese origin and the Japanese patient homozygous for the IVS32-12A > G were found to have different haplotypes, indicating the IVS32-12A > G mutation to be a recurrent mutation. This is the first recurrent mutation established by intense haplotyping in the AGL gene.[1]


  1. Mutational and haplotype analysis of AGL in patients with glycogen storage disease type III. Horinishi, A., Okubo, M., Tang, N.L., Hui, J., To, K.F., Mabuchi, T., Okada, T., Mabuchi, H., Murase, T. J. Hum. Genet. (2002) [Pubmed]
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