Adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency
A genetic (inherited) condition that results in a immune deficiency disorder called severe combined immunodeficiency disease. Adenosine deaminase is an enzyme that plays a key role in salvaging purine molecules. ADA deficiency is of special interest in the history of genetics. The first successful instance of gene therapy in humans was carried out in 1990 by Drs. W. French Anderson, R. Michael Blaese and Kenneth W. Culver who infused genetically engineered blood cells to repair ADA deficiency.

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  • adenosine deaminase — n an enzyme which catalyzes the conversion of adenosine to inosine and whose deficiency causes a form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease as a result of the accumulation of toxic metabolites which inhibit DNA synthesis abbr. ADA * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • adenosine deaminase deficiency — a severe immune system disorder caused by a genetic inability to produce adenosine deaminase. Also called ADA deficiency. * * * …   Universalium

  • adenosine deaminase deficiency — a severe immune system disorder caused by a genetic inability to produce adenosine deaminase. Also called ADA deficiency …   Useful english dictionary

  • adenosine deaminase — noun an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia ADA deficiency can lead to one form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease the gene encoding ADA was one of the earlier human genes to be …   Useful english dictionary

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