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Nicotinamide/nicotinic acid mononucleotide adenylyltransferase 1

The NMNAT1 gene encodes an enzyme of involved in nicotinamide metabolism. Mutations cause autosomal recessive Leber congenital amaurosis type 9.


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

Related Diseases:

Leber congenital amaurosis 09



Zhai RG et al. (2006) Drosophila NMNAT maintains neural integrity independent of its NAD synthesis activity.

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Zhai RG et al. (2008) NAD synthase NMNAT acts as a chaperone to protect against neurodegeneration.

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MacDonald JM et al. (2006) The Drosophila cell corpse engulfment receptor Draper mediates glial clearance of severed axons.

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Araki T et al. (2004) Increased nuclear NAD biosynthesis and SIRT1 activation prevent axonal degeneration.

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Zhang X et al. (2003) Structural characterization of a human cytosolic NMN/NaMN adenylyltransferase and implication in human NAD biosynthesis.

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Fernando FS et al. (2002) Human homologue of a gene mutated in the slow Wallerian degeneration (C57BL/Wld(s)) mouse.

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Zhou T et al. (2002) Structure of human nicotinamide/nicotinic acid mononucleotide adenylyltransferase. Basis for the dual substrate specificity and activation of the oncolytic agent tiazofurin.

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Schweiger M et al. (2001) Characterization of recombinant human nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyl transferase (NMNAT), a nuclear enzyme essential for NAD synthesis.

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Emanuelli M et al. (2001) Molecular cloning, chromosomal localization, tissue mRNA levels, bacterial expression, and enzymatic properties of human NMN adenylyltransferase.

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Koenekoop RK et al. (2012) Mutations in NMNAT1 cause Leber congenital amaurosis and identify a new disease pathway for retinal degeneration.

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Perrault I et al. (2012) Mutations in NMNAT1 cause Leber congenital amaurosis with early-onset severe macular and optic atrophy.

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Falk MJ et al. (2012) NMNAT1 mutations cause Leber congenital amaurosis.

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Keen TJ et al. (2003) Identification of a locus (LCA9) for Leber's congenital amaurosis on chromosome 1p36.

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Orphanet article

Orphanet ID 310793 external link

NCBI article

NCBI 64802 external link

OMIM.ORG article

Omim 608700 external link

Wikipedia article

Wikipedia EN (NMNAT1) external link
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