© 2015 Karkar et al. Background: X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD; OMIM: 300100) is the most common peroxisomal disease caused by mutations in the ATP-binding cassette, sub-family D member 1 gene or ABCD1 (geneID: 215), the coding gene for the adrenoleukodystrophy protein (ALDP), which is an ATP-binding transport protein associated to an active transport of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFAs). Dysfunction of ALDP induces an accumulation of VLCFAs in all tissues lea ding to a neurodegenerative disorder that involves the nervous system white matter. Case presentation: In our case report, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as the high levels of VLCFAs prompted the diagnosis the X-ALD. Molecular analysis of ABCD1 gene have shown a pathogenic homozygous nonsense mutation (c.1677C > G; p.(Tyr559*)) in exon 7. Conclusion: Thus, we identified here a novel mutation in the ABCD1 gene in a Moroccan patient causing X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy.
Wang, J., Zhu, Q., & Liu, H. (2018). A novel mutation in the ABCD1 gene of a Chinese patient with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy: Case report. Medicine, 97(21), e10837. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000010837