D-bifunctional protein deficiency, a novel mutation

Rania E. Dib, Pascale Karam, Mohamad A. Mikati, Steven Steinberg, Mohamad Zouhair Habbal

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Deficiency of D-bifunctional protein causes a severe, Zellweger-like phenotype. Different mutations were found in humans causing the total or partial loss of this enzyme's function. We report a family with severe Zellweger-like syndrome with a typical presentation of neonatal hypotonia and seizures, biochemical evidence of peroxisomal disease, and a novel mutation C.1052T>G (V351G) in a homozygous state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-360
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • D-bifunctional protein
  • Novel mutation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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