A 20-year-old man was shown to have a deficiency of carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) II in skeletal muscle. The evidence was: (i) there was no significant oxidation of [9,10-3H]palmitate or of [1-14C]palmitate in mitochondrial fractions from fresh skeletal muscle from the patient; (ii) all the CPT activity in a homogenate of fresh muscle from the patient was overt (CPT I) with no increase in activity after the inner membrane was disrupted; (iii) all the CPT activity in the patient's muscle was inhibited by malonyl-CoA; and (iv) an immunoreactive peptide of 67 kDa corresponding to CPT II, present in mitochondria from controls, was absent in those from the patient. © 1988.
- (Skeletal muscle)
- Carnitine palmitoyltransferase deficiency
- Carnitine palmitoyltransferase II