著作: Sakuraba H/[伊藤 孝司]/Shimmoto M/Utsumi K/Kase R/Hashimoto Y/Ozawa T/Ohwada Y/Imataka G/Eguchi M/Furukawa T/Schepers U/Sandhoff K/GM2 gangliosidosis AB variant: Clinical and biochemical studies of a Japanese patient ./[Neurology]
(英) GM2 gangliosidosis AB variant: Clinical and biochemical studies of a Japanese patient .
(英) To determine the clinical features and biochemical basis of the first Japanese patient with the GM2 gangliosidosis AB variant. The clinical manifestations and laboratory findings in the patient were investigated. Cultured fibroblasts from the patient were analyzed by means of immunofluorescence staining with an anti-GM2 ganglioside monoclonal antibody and thin-layer chromatography and immunostaining. GM1 ganglioside catabolism in cultured cells was analyzed by pulse labeling, and the amount of GM2 activator in cells was determined by Western blot analysis. Gene analysis was performed according to standard protocols. The patient showed progressive neurologic manifestations of quite early onset. Muscular weakness and hypotonia became evident by 1 month of age, and the patient then developed a startle reaction, severe psychomotor retardation, and myoclonic seizures. Immunocytochemical analysis clearly revealed the accumulation of GM2 ganglioside in cultured fibroblasts from the patient, and thin-layer chromatography confirmed it. Western blot and metabolic studies showed a complete deficiency of GM2 activator. Gene analysis did not reveal any mutations in the protein coding region of the GM2 activator gene. The clinical features and biochemical basis of this Japanese patient with GM2 gangliosidosis AB variant were determined. Immunocytochemical analysis using cultured fibroblasts as samples is available for the diagnosis of this disease.
Neurology(American Academy of Neurology)
|年月日||必須||1999年 1月 15日|