Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase Beaumont: a new variant with severe enzyme deficiency and chronic nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia

R. J. Mamlok, G. C. Mills, R. M. Goldblum, C. W. Daeschner

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Studies were carried out on erythrocytes and fibroblasts from a 3-year-old white male with severe glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and chronic nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia. Red blood cell G6PD activity was less than 0.02% of normal values. Since the child's fibroblasts had 2-4% of normal enzymic activity, they were utilized as a source of enzyme for kinetic studies. The G6PD demonstrated marked heat lability, a normal K(m) value for glucose-6-phosphate (56 μmol/l), a nearly normal pH-activity curve, and increased utilization of 2-deoxyglucose-6-phosphate (76% of the rate with glucose-6-phosphate). These studies clearly indicate that this is a new molecular variant (G6PD Beaumont).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985


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  • Biochemistry

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