An in vitro model of ADA deficiency is selectively toxic to cartilage from immature rabbits with a greater effect on growth plate than articular cartilage. The selective toxicity observed appears to be the consequence of ATP depletion. These results support the hypothesis that the chondro-osseous dysplasia observed in patients with ADA deficiency is caused by the disordered metabolism that results from the enzyme deficiency.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)