Biotinidase Deficiency

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Biotinidase Deficiency

Biotinidase deficiency is an inherited disorder in which the body is not able to process the vitamin biotin properly. Biotin, sometimes called vitamin H, is an important water-soluble vitamin (a vitamin that dissolves in water) that aids in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Infants with biotinidase deficiency may have seizures, weak muscle tone, skin rashes, hair loss and delayed development. Daily lifelong treatment with biotin supplements can prevent of manage these symptoms. Biotinidase deficiency is caused by mutations in the BTD gene. It is  inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.
 

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Biotinidase Deficiency Family Support Group

Our mission is to establish a forum to exchange information about biotinidase deficiency among affected individuals and with medical professionals and to advocate for the inclusion of biotinidase testing in all newborn screening programs.

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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Biotinidase Deficiency Family Support Group

Our mission is to establish a forum to exchange information about biotinidase deficiency among affected individuals and with medical professionals and to advocate for the inclusion of biotinidase testing in all newborn screening programs.

http://biotinidasedeficiency.20m.com

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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The terms "Biotinidase Deficiency" returned 23 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Biotinidase deficiency: clinical and genetic studies of 38 Brazilian patients.
 

Author(s): Taciane Borsatto, Fernanda Sperb-Ludwig, Louise L C Pinto, Gisele R De Luca, Francisca L Carvalho, Carolina F M De Souza, Paula F V De Medeiros, Charles M Lourenço, Reinaldo Lo Filho, Eurico C Neto, Pricila Bernardi, Sandra Leistner-Segal, Ida V Schwartz

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Biotinidase deficiency (BD) is an inborn error of metabolism in which some genetic variants correlate with the level of enzyme activity. Biotinidase activity, however, may be artifactually low due to enzyme lability, premature birth, and jaundice; this hinders both phenotypic classification ...

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2014

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Novel application of digital microfluidics for the detection of biotinidase deficiency in newborns.
 

Author(s): Carrie Graham, Ramakrishna S Sista, Jairus Kleinert, Ning Wu, Allen Eckhardt, Deeksha Bali, David S Millington, Vamsee K Pamula

Journal: Clin. Biochem.. 2013 Dec;46(18):1889-91.

 

Newborn screening for biotinidase deficiency can be performed using a fluorometric enzyme assay on dried blood spot specimens. As a pre-requisite to the consolidation of different enzymatic assays onto a single platform, we describe here a novel analytical method for detecting biotinidase ...

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2013

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Biotinidase deficiency in childhood.
 

Author(s): Viswanathan Venkataraman, Padma Balaji, Debasis Panigrahi, Rafat Jamal

Journal: Neurol India. ;61(4):411-3.

 

This study reports the clinical, laboratory profile and outcome in seven patients with biotinidase deficiency. The serum biotinidase activity was assayed using spectrophotometric analysis. The age at presentation varied from day 1 of life to the 5 th month. Seizures were the presenting ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2013

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