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Prolidase deficiency

Prolidase deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive inborn error of metabolism which can cause mental retardation and severe skin ulcers in affected individuals. Asymptomatic patients have also been recognized.[1]. Due to a deficiency in an exopeptidase called prolidase, patients excrete large amounts of iminodipeptides in the urine (known as iminodipeptiduria). Mutations in the PEPD gene on chromosome 19p13.2 have been observed.


  1. ^ Charles Scriver, Beaudet, A.L., Valle, D., Sly, W.S., Vogelstein, B., Childs, B., Kinzler, K.W. (Accessed 2007). The Online Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. New York: McGraw-Hill. - Summaries of 255 chapters, full text through many universities. There is also the OMMBID blog.
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