Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

Transketolase

The TKT gene encodes a thiamine-dependent enzyme that plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism. Mutations cause autosomal recessive growth and developmental delay and congenital heart failure.

Genetests:

Research Method Carrier testing
Turnaround 5 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Research Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA

Related Diseases:

Short stature, developmental delay, and congenital heart defects
TKT

References:

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Boyle L et al. (2016) Mutations in TKT Are the Cause of a Syndrome Including Short Stature, Developmental Delay, and Congenital Heart Defects.

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Lapsys NM et al. (1992) Chromosomal location of the human transketolase gene.

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Abedinia M et al. (1992) Nucleotide and predicted amino acid sequence of a cDNA clone encoding part of human transketolase.

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McCool BA et al. (1993) Cloning of human transketolase cDNAs and comparison of the nucleotide sequence of the coding region in Wernicke-Korsakoff and non-Wernicke-Korsakoff individuals.

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Coy JF et al. (1996) Molecular cloning of tissue-specific transcripts of a transketolase-related gene: implications for the evolution of new vertebrate genes.

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Xu ZP et al. (2002) Transketolase haploinsufficiency reduces adipose tissue and female fertility in mice.

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NCBI article

NCBI 7086 [^]
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OMIM.ORG article

Omim 606781 [^]
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Orphanet article

Orphanet ID 489978 [^]
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Wikipedia article

Wikipedia EN (Transketolase) [^]
Update: April 29, 2019