Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

Prenyl (decaprenyl) diphosphate synthase, subunit 2

The PDSS2 gene encodes a mitochondrial enzyme in the biosynthesis of CoQ10 (ubiquinone). Mutations cause autosomal recessive primary coenzyme Q10 deficiency 3, an encephalomyopathy.


Clinic Method Carrier testing
Turnaround 5
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
Turnaround 25
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Massive parallel sequencing
Turnaround 25
Specimen type genomic DNA

Related Diseases:

Coenzyme Q10 deficiency 3



Quinzii CM et al. (2010) Reactive oxygen species, oxidative stress, and cell death correlate with level of CoQ10 deficiency.


Saiki R et al. (2005) Characterization of solanesyl and decaprenyl diphosphate synthases in mice and humans.


López LC et al. (2006) Leigh syndrome with nephropathy and CoQ10 deficiency due to decaprenyl diphosphate synthase subunit 2 (PDSS2) mutations.


Peng M et al. (2008) Primary coenzyme Q deficiency in Pdss2 mutant mice causes isolated renal disease.

Update: Sept. 26, 2018