Cloning and biochemical characterization of three glucose‑6‑phosphate dehydrogenase mutants presents in the Mexican population.

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Summary of "Cloning and biochemical characterization of three glucose‑6‑phosphate dehydrogenase mutants presents in the Mexican population."

The deficiency of glucose‑6‑phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is one of the most common inborn errors of metabolism worldwide. This congenital disorder generally results from mutations that are spread throughout the entire gene of G6PD. Three single-point mutations for G6PD have been reported in the Mexican population and named Veracruz (Arg365His), G6PD Seattle (Asp282His), and G6PD Mexico DF (Thr65Ala), whose biochemical characterization have not yet been studied. For this reason, in this work we analyzed the putative role of the three mutations to uncover the functional consequences on G6PD activity. To this end, was developed a method to clone, overexpress, and purify recombinant human G6PD. The results obtained from all variants showed a loss of catalysis by 80 to 97% and had a decrease in affinity for both physiological substrates with respect to the wild type (WT) G6PD. Our results also showed that the three mutations affected three-dimensional structure and protein stability, suggesting an unstable structure with low conformational stability that affected its G6PD functionality. Finally, based on the biochemical characterization of the unclassified G6PD Mexico DF, we suggest that this variant could be grouped as a Class I variant, because biochemical data are similar with other Class I G6PDs.


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Name: International journal of biological macromolecules
ISSN: 1879-0003


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