Two neonatal cholestasis patients with mutations in the SRD5B1 (AKR1D1) gene: Diagnosis and bile acid profiles during chenodeoxycholic acid treatment

Yoshitaka Seki, Tatsuki Mizuochi, Akihiko Kimura, Tomoyuki Takahashi, Akira Ohtake, Shin Ichi Hayashi, Toshiya Morimura, Yasuharu Ohno, Takayuki Hoshina, Kenji Ihara, Hajime Takei, Hiroshi Nittono, Takao Kurosawa, Keiko Homma, Tomonobu Hasegawa, Toyojiro Matsuishi

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Abstract

Background and aims: In two Japanese infants with neonatal cholestasis, 3-oxo-Δ4-steroid 5β-reductase deficiency was diagnosed based on mutations of the SRD5B1 gene. Unusual bile acids such as elevated 3-oxo-Δ4 bile acids were detected in their serum and urine by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. We studied effects of oral chenodeoxycholic acid treatment. Patients and methods: SRD5B1 gene analysis used peripheral lymphocyte genomic DNA. Diagnosis and treatment of these two patients were investigated retrospectively and prospectively investigated. Results: With respect to SRD5B1, one patient was heterozygous (R266Q, a novel mutation) while the other was a compound heterozygote (G223E/R261C). Chenodeoxycholic acid treatment was effective in improving liver function and decreasing unusual bile acids such as 7α-hydroxy- and 7α,12α- dihydroxy-3-oxo-4-cholen-24-oic acids in serum and urine. Conclusion: Primary bile acid treatment using chenodeoxycholic acid was effective for these patients treated in early infancy before the late stage of chronic cholestatic liver dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-573
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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    Seki, Y., Mizuochi, T., Kimura, A., Takahashi, T., Ohtake, A., Hayashi, S. I., Morimura, T., Ohno, Y., Hoshina, T., Ihara, K., Takei, H., Nittono, H., Kurosawa, T., Homma, K., Hasegawa, T., & Matsuishi, T. (2013). Two neonatal cholestasis patients with mutations in the SRD5B1 (AKR1D1) gene: Diagnosis and bile acid profiles during chenodeoxycholic acid treatment. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, 36(3), 565-573. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10545-012-9526-6