Learn About Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency

What is the definition of Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency?

Short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (SCAD) deficiency is a condition that prevents the body from converting certain fats into energy, especially during periods without food (fasting).

Save information for later
Sign Up
What are the causes of Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency?

Mutations in the ACADS gene cause SCAD deficiency. This gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, which is required to break down (metabolize) a group of fats called short-chain fatty acids. Fatty acids are a major source of energy for the heart and muscles. During periods of fasting, fatty acids are also an important energy source for the liver and other tissues.

How prevalent is Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency?

This disorder is thought to affect approximately 1 in 35,000 to 50,000 newborns.

Is Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency an inherited disorder?

This condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive condition each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition.

Who are the top Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency Local Doctors?
Distinguished
Highly rated in
9
conditions

Technical University Of Denmark

Dtu Fotonik, Department Of Photonics Engineering 
Kongens Lyngby, DK 

Niels Gregersen practices in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. Gregersen is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency. He is also highly rated in 9 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency, Glutaric Acidemia Type 2, Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency, and Neurohypophyseal Diabetes Insipidus.

Distinguished
Highly rated in
40
conditions

University Of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NH, NL 

Ronald Wanders practices in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Wanders is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency. He is also highly rated in 40 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Refsum Disease, Adrenoleukodystrophy, Zellweger Syndrome, and Peroxisomal Acyl-CoA Oxidase Deficiency.

 
 
 
 
Learn about our expert tiers
Learn more
Distinguished
Highly rated in
15
conditions

National Institute Of Mental Health And Neurosciences

Bengaluru, KA, IN 

Narayanappa Gayathri practices in Bengaluru, India. Gayathri is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency. They are also highly rated in 15 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency, Giant Axonal Neuropathy, Dysferlinopathy, and MELAS Syndrome.

What are the latest Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency Clinical Trials?
Match to trials
Find the right clinical trials for you in under a minute
Get started
Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date: May 01, 2015Published By: National Institutes of Health

What are the Latest Advances for Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency?

There is no recent research available for this condition. Please check back because thousands of new papers are published every week and we strive to find and display the most recent relevant research as soon as it is available.