3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaric aciduria (HMG)
What is 3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaric Aciduria (HMG) disease?
3-hydroxy-3-methylgutaric aciduria or HMG lyase deficiency is a metabolic disorder that causes the body to not be able to break down a protein building block (amino acid) that is referred to as leucine. This syndrome also affects the body from making “ketones” which the body uses for energy during fasting, illness or physiological stress.
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Are there other names for 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaric aciduria?
There are several different names for 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaric aciduria including:
- 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A lyase deficiency
- 3-OH 3-CH3 glutaric aciduria
- 3-OH 3-methyl glutaric aciduria
- Deficiency of hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA lyase
- Hydroxymethylglutaric aciduria
What is the usual abbreviation for 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaric aciduria?
The usual abbreviation is HMG.