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A change in the ABCA3 gene was identified in a UDN participant with low oxygen level in the blood (chronic hypoxemia), lung disease that causes lung scarring (pulmonary fibrosis), respiratory failure, and delayed speech and language development.
Oct 16, 2023
ATP binding cassette subfamily A member 3
ABCA3 catalyzes the ATP-dependent transport of phospholipids, participates in the biogenesis of lamellar bodies and it helps maintain a state of balance of pulmonary surfactant (Li et al., 2019,Wittmann et al., 2016, Matsumura et al., 2006; Hoppner et al., 2017). ABCA3 plays a role as a transporter of miltefosine and removes free cholesterol as a component of surfactant (Dohmen et al., 2016, Zarbock et al., 2015, Wittmann et al., 2016).
Heterozygous changes in this gene were identified in a UDN participant.
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