By Per Magne Ueland
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a severe enzyme in either folate and homocysteine metabolism. It first completed scientific acceptance in 1972 with the file of serious deficiency of MTHFR in a sufferer with homocystinuria, an inborn mistakes of metabolism characterised by way of marked elevation of homocyst(e)ine in plasma and urine. even if the vast majority of circumstances of homocystinuria are as a result of a deficiency of the 1st enzyme within the transsulfuration pathway for homocysteine metabolism, cystathionine-ß-synthase (CBS), disruption of homocysteine remethylation to methionine may also lead to homocystinuria. With the id of extra sufferers with serious MTHFR deficiency, the heterogeneity of this disease turned manifest.
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