Homocystinuria

Common Name(s)

Homocystinuria, Homocysteinemia, Homocystinuria due to CBS deficiency

Homocystinuria is an inherited disorder in which the body is unable to process certain building blocks of proteins (amino acids) properly. The most common form, called cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency, is characterized by dislocation of the lens in the eye, an increased risk of abnormal blood clots, skeletal abnormalities, and sometimes problems with development and learning. Less common forms are caused by a lack of other enzymes. These disorders can cause intellectual disability, seizures, problems with movement, and a blood disorder called megaloblastic anemia. Mutations in the CBS, MTHFR, MTR, and MTRR genes cause homocystinuria, and it is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Treatment varies depending upon the cause of the disorder.
 

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Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of healthcare professionals, researchers and consumers preparing, maintaining, and disseminating high quality systematic reviews of randomised control trials. This review group focuses on genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis (CF), haemoglobinopathies, coagulopathies and inborn errors of metabolism.

Last Updated: 12 May 2015

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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: 29 May 2015

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Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of healthcare professionals, researchers and consumers preparing, maintaining, and disseminating high quality systematic reviews of randomised control trials. This review group focuses on genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis (CF), haemoglobinopathies, coagulopathies and inborn errors of metabolism.

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Last Updated: 12 May 2015

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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: 29 May 2015

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The terms "Homocystinuria" returned 116 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension complicated with homocystinuria.
 

Author(s): Shinpei Ogawa, Tetsuji Katayama, Koichi Kaikita, Masayo Tsukamoto, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Megumi Yamamuro, Tomoko Tanaka, Kenichi Tsujita, Sunao Kojima, Shinji Tayama, Seiji Hokimoto, Hiroshige Yamabe, Yasuhiro Indo, Fumio Endo, Hiromi Matsubara, Hisao Ogawa

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(22):2605-8.

 

A 17-year-old boy with homocystinuria was found to have a systolic murmur during a routine examination. Echocardiography demonstrated pulmonary hypertension (PH), and computer tomography angiography showed pulmonary thrombi. Although 12-month anticoagulation treatment reduced the ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2014

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Authors' reply: Comment to varied phenotype of Homocystinuria: possible diagnostic error.
 

Author(s): Subashini Kaliaperumal, K Praveen Kumar, Bhuvaneshwari

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Aug;62(8):897.

 

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2014

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Varied phenotype of homocystinuria: possible diagnostic error.
 

Author(s): Sufin Yap

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul;62(7):835.

 

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2014

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The terms "Homocystinuria" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Combined methylmalonic acidemia and homocystinuria, cblC type. I. Clinical presentations, diagnosis and management.
 

Author(s): Nuria Carrillo-Carrasco, Randy J Chandler, Charles P Venditti

Journal: J. Inherit. Metab. Dis.. 2012 Jan;35(1):91-102.

 

Combined methylmalonic acidemia and homocystinuria, cblC type, is an inborn error of intracellular cobalamin metabolism with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations that is stated to be the most common inherited disorder of cobalamin metabolism. This metabolic disease is caused ...

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2012

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Combined methylmalonic acidemia and homocystinuria, cblC type. II. Complications, pathophysiology, and outcomes.
 

Author(s): Nuria Carrillo-Carrasco, Charles P Venditti

Journal: J. Inherit. Metab. Dis.. 2012 Jan;35(1):103-14.

 

Combined methylmalonic acidemia and homocystinuria, cblC type, is stated to be the most common inborn error of intracellular cobalamin metabolism. The disorder can display a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, spanning the prenatal period through late adulthood. While increased ...

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2012

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A revisit to the natural history of homocystinuria due to cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency.
 

Author(s): Flemming Skovby, Mette Gaustadnes, S Harvey Mudd

Journal: Mol. Genet. Metab.. 2010 Jan;99(1):1-3.

 

We review the evidence that in Denmark and probably certain other European countries the number of individuals identified with homocystinuria due to homozygosity for the widespread c.833T>C (p.I278T) mutation in the gene that encodes cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS) falls far short ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2009

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Betaine METABOLISM OF PATIENTS With Homocystinuria
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Homocystinuria

 

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2015

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Oxidative Stress Markers In Inherited Homocystinuria And The Impact Of Taurine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Homocystinuria

 

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2015

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