Essential pentosuria

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R-HSA-5662853
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Homo sapiens
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Essential pentosuria, the excretion in the urine of high levels of L-xylulose, is a benign autosomal recessive trait found in Ashkenazi Jewish and Lebanese populations. It is due to mutations that inactivate DXCR (L-xylulose reductase) and thus prevent the conversion of L-xylulose to xylitol in the glucuronate pathway (Pierce et al. 2011; Wang & van Eys 1970).

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
22042873 Garrod's fourth inborn error of metabolism solved by the identification of mutations causing pentosuria

Pierce, SB, Spurrell, CH, Mandell, JB, Lee, MK, Zeligson, S, Bereman, MS, Stray, SM, Fokstuen, S, Maccoss, MJ, Levy-Lahad, E, King, MC, Motulsky, AG

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2011
4392213 The enzymatic defect in essential pentosuria

Wang, YM, Van Eys, J

N. Engl. J. Med. 1970
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carbohydrate metabolic disorder 2978 disorder of carbohydrate transport and metabolism, inborn errors of carbohydrate metabolism, inborn carbohydrate metabolism disorder
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