Tree Display

AceDB Schema

XML Display


LongText Report for: Jensen_1992_Pharmacogenet_2_234

Name Class
The rare H-variant of human butyrylcholinesterase is a quantitative variant that reduces serum butyrylcholinesterase activity by about 90%. Individuals who are heterozygous for both the H-variant and the atypical variant are abnormally sensitive to the muscle relaxant succinylcholine. By using standard phenotypic serum assays, the Danish Cholinesterase Research Unit identified four individuals from two unrelated pedigrees who were heterozygous for both the H-variant (H) and the atypical (A) variant. DNA of these A/H individuals was extracted from white blood cells. Using the polymerase chain reaction and subsequent DNA sequencing, a point mutation was found at nucleotide 424 which changed amino acid 142 from valine to methionine. The previously identified atypical mutation, Asp 70 to Gly, was also seen, which segregated apart from the H-variant mutation in family studies. These two mutations were found in all four A/H individuals. 

Send your questions or comments to :
Mail to: Nicolas Lenfant, Thierry Hotelier, Yves Bourne, Pascale Marchot and Arnaud Chatonnet.
Please cite: Lenfant 2013 Nucleic.Acids.Res. or Marchot Chatonnet 2012 Prot.Pept Lett.
For technical information about these pages see:
ESTHER Home Page and ACEDB Home Page
AcePerl Lincoln Stein Home Page

Acknowledgements and disclaimer