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Analysis of seven pedigrees of childhood Wilson's disease characterized by abdominal symptoms.
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PMID:  7793244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a survey of childhood Wilson's disease (WD) characterized by abdominal symptoms, three patients with high levels of immunologically detectable ceruloplasmin (CP) in serum were found. These three cases were compared with typical cases of WD in which serum CP level was low. In order to clarify the cause of WD, serum CP levels were quantified by two methods, an immunological protein assay and an oxidase activity assay. Using the results of these two assays, WD cases were classified into three groups on the basis of CP content; the first group consisted of patients with low enzyme activity and low CP protein content, the second group consisted of patients with low enzyme activity and normal CP protein content, and the third group, those patients with normal enzyme activity and normal CP protein content. No significant difference in symptoms was observed between these three groups. Since relatively high levels of CP were detected in some WD patients, genetic variation in CP in WD patients was examined by restriction enzyme fragment length polymorphism analysis using CP cDNA. However, no large deletion in the CP gene was detected. Using four types of gene probes for chromosome 13 known to be related to WD, the DNA of WD patients was examined in a similar fashion, but no significant difference was observed between the groups.
N Ikei; J Abe; S Shin; T Kohsaka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Japonica; Overseas edition     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0374-5600     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Jpn     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-26     Completed Date:  1995-07-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370357     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Jpn     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Immunology, National Children's Hospital Medical Research Center, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Ceruloplasmin / analysis*
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 13*
Hepatolenticular Degeneration / blood,  genetics*
Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
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