Tyrosinemia type 3

Common Name(s)

Tyrosinemia type 3, 4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase deficiency

Tyrosinemia type 3 is a genetic disorder characterized by elevated blood levels of the amino acid tyrosine, a building block of most proteins. This condition is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase, one of the enzymes required for the multi-step process that breaks down tyrosine. This enzyme shortage is caused by mutations in the HPD gene. Characteristic features include intellectual disability, seizures, and periodic loss of balance and coordination (intermittent ataxia). Tyrosinemia type 3 is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.
 

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Intermountain PKU and Allied Disorders Association

The mission of the Intermountain PKU and Allied Disorders Association is to provide education and resources to individuals and families, to encourage research, and to increase public awareness of these conditions.

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2013

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Intermountain PKU and Allied Disorders Association

The mission of the Intermountain PKU and Allied Disorders Association is to provide education and resources to individuals and families, to encourage research, and to increase public awareness of these conditions.

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Last Updated: 2 Mar 2013

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The terms "Tyrosinemia type 3" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Clinical follow up of Chilean patients with tyrosinemia type 1 treated with 2-(2-nitro-4-trifluoromethylbenzoyl)-1,3-ciclohexanedione (NTBC)].
 

Author(s): Erna Raimann, Verónica Cornejo, Carolina Arias, Juan Francisco Cabello, Gabriela Castro, Eloina Fernández, Alicia de la Parra

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2012 Feb;140(2):169-75.

 

Tyrosinemia type I is an inborn error of metabolism due to deficiency of fumarilacetoacetase. Acute presentation is with liver failure, hypophosphatemic rickets and peripheral neuropathy. Chronic presentation is with visceromegaly and subclinical rickets. The most severe complications ...

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2012

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Identification of 2-[2-nitro-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzoyl]- cyclohexane-1,3-dione metabolites in urine of patients suffering from tyrosinemia type I with the use of 1H and 19F NMR spectroscopy.
 

Author(s): Przemysław Szczeciński, Diana Lamparska, Adam Gryff-Keller, Wanda Gradowska

Journal: Acta Biochim. Pol.. 2008 ;55(4):749-52.

 

Organic extracts of six urine samples from children treated with nitisinone, a medicine against tyrosinemia type I, were investigated by (1)H and (19)F NMR spectroscopy. The presence of unchanged 2-[2-nitro-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzoyl]cyclohexane-1,3-dione (NTBC), 6-hydroxy-2-[2-nitro-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzoyl]cyclohexane-1,3-dione ...

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2009

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Fungal metabolic model for tyrosinemia type 3: molecular characterization of a gene encoding a 4-hydroxy-phenyl pyruvate dioxygenase from Aspergillus nidulans.
 

Author(s): Márcia Eliana da Silva Ferreira, Marcela Savoldi, Pierina Sueli Bonato, Maria Helena S Goldman, Gustavo H Goldman

Journal: Eukaryotic Cell. 2006 Aug;5(8):1441-5.

 

Mutations in the human HPD gene (encoding 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvic acid dioxygenase) cause hereditary tyrosinemia type 3 (HT3). We deleted the Aspergillus nidulans homologue (hpdA). We showed that the mutant strain is not able to grow in the presence of phenylalanine and that it accumulates ...

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2006

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