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A functional platform for the selection of pathogenic variants of PMM2 amenable to rescue via the use of pharmacological chaperones

Different strategies are being investigated for treating PMM2-CDG, the most common congenital disorder of glycosylation. The use of pharmacochaperones (PCs) is one of the most promising. The present work characterizes the expression, stability, and enzymatic properties of 15 previously described clinical variants of the PMM2 protein, four novel variants, the Pmm2 mouse variant p.Phe115Leu, and its p.Phe119Leu human counterpart, with the aim of extending the potential use of pharmacochaperoning treatment.  […] The proposed platform can be reliably used for assessing the disease-causing effects of PMM2 missense variants, for assessing the correlation between genotype and phenotype, for confirming new clinical defects, and for identifying destabilizing mutations amenable to rescue by PCs.