Acyl-coa dehydrogenase, short-chain, deficiency of


What causes Short chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (SCADD)?

SCADD is caused by changes (mutations or mistakes) in the gene called ACADS which provides instructions for making the enzyme or protein called "short chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase" or SCAD which breaks down fat for energy. Each person has two copies of the ACADS gene. In people with SCADD, both copies of the ACADS gene have a mutation (mistake).

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