A variant form of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl transferase has been found in a neurologically normal pediatric patient who presented with hematuria and episodes of oliguria and azotemia. The level of erythrocyte enzyme activity was 3% of normal. Electrophoretic mobility was more rapid than normal. The Km for hypoxanthine was approximately ten times normal. Immunochemical analysis indicated that the variant enzyme cross reacted with antibody to normal HPRT. A system is described for the systematic characterization of a variant HPRT.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health