Website Search
ID 15966

What is Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)?

Description:
Mutations in the sequence of the ADA gene (and another gene on the X chromosome called IL2RG) can cause severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). People with SCID are prone to bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
Keywords:
ada gene,x chromosome,fungal infections,scid,severe combined immunodeficiency,mutations
Creative Commons License This work by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Related content:

15415. Chromosome 20: gene for adenosine deaminase, Matt Ridley
Matt Ridley talks about chromosome 20, gene for adenosine deaminase.
15940. What is color blindness?
The two genes that produce red and green light-sensitive proteins are located on the X chromosome.
15945. What is Fragile X?
The FMR1 gene produces a protein involved in making cellular connections in the brain.
16588. Animation 27: Mutations are changes in genetic information.
Herman Muller induces fruit fly mutations. Seymour Benzer works with virus mutants ans proved only one nucleotide change can cause mutation.
15419. X chromosome: gene for color blindness, Matt Ridley
Matt Ridley talks about X chromosome: gene for color blindness.
15946. What causes Fragile X?
The FMR1 gene produces a protein involved in making cellular connections in the brain. If this gene carries many repeats of the nucleotides CGG at one end, it is deactivated. People with this mutation display mental impairments or retardation. Fragile X s
15007. Hermann Muller
Hermann Muller showed x-rays could induce gene mutations. Also demonstated that mutations in one gene could alter another gene's expression.
16263. Chromosomes carry genes.
DNAFTB Animation 10:Thomas Hunt Morgan describes his discoveries using fruit flies.
15949. What is hemophilia?
The F8 gene produces a protein needed for blood clotting. People with hemophilia bleed longer when they are injured because they are unable to form stable blood clots. Mutations in this gene are responsible for more than 90% of hemophilia cases.
15950. What causes hemophilia?
The F8 gene produces a protein needed for blood clotting. People with hemophilia bleed longer when they are injured because they are unable to form stable blood clots. Mutations in this gene are responsible for more than 90% of hemophilia cases.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
CSHL HomeAbout CSHLResearchEducationPublic EventsNewsstandPartner With UsGiving