We have biochemically characterized several parameters of propionyl CoA carboxylase (PCC) activity in fibroblast extracts from PCC-deficient patients belonging to the two minor genetic complementation groups, pcc B and pcc BC. Comparison of PCCs from these groups with those of the two major complementation groups, pcc A and pcc C, has demonstrated that PCCs from both the pcc B and pcc BC groups closely resemble each other as well as PCC from the pcc C group. These results further support the hypothesis that the pcc B and pcc BC lines are interallelic with respect to pcc C and consequently that the structural mutations in the PCCs from these groups involve the same subunit.
- genetic complementation
- propionic acidemia
- propionyl CoA carboxylase deficiency
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Molecular Biology