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Date of Report

Feb 13, 2018

Full Name

Mitochondrial trans-2-enoyl-CoA reductase

Chromosome 1 (1p35.3)


The MECR gene codes for a protein involved in mitochondrial fatty acid synthesis (Heimer et. al., 2016).

Database Links

Genetics Home Reference: MECR

GeneCards: GC01M029192

NCBI Gene: 608205

OMIM: 51102

Clinical Significance

Changes in the MECR gene were identified in two UDN participants with MEPAN syndrome. A foundation, called the MEPAN Foundation, was created to increase awareness and support of this condition.

Inheritance Pattern Autosomal recessive
Position Chr1: 29527025_29527026; Chr1: 29557457
Transcript NM_016011.3
DNA Change c.830+2dupT; c.-39G>C
Protein Change None
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