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Genetic Deficiency May Explain Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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June 4, 2001
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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
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A missing enzyme may be one possible explanation for sudden infant death syndrome, according to a report by a Wake Forest University School of Medicine gastroenterologist in the June issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The missing enzyme is called mitochondrial trifunctional protein and it is a key step in providing energy for skeletal muscle and the heart and for metabolism in the liver.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A missing enzyme may be one possible explanation for sudden infant death syndrome, according to a report by a Wake Forest University School of Medicine gastroenterologist in the June issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation.


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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "Genetic Deficiency May Explain Sudden Infant Death Syndrome." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 4 June 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010601082316.htm>.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. (2001, June 4). Genetic Deficiency May Explain Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010601082316.htm
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "Genetic Deficiency May Explain Sudden Infant Death Syndrome." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010601082316.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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