Proteomic evaluation of intermediary metabolism enzyme proteins in fetal Down’s syndrome cerebral cortex.

Trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome) is the most common genetic cause of human mental retardation. In Down's syndrome (DS) patients, deteriorated glucose, lipid, purine, folate and methionine/homocysteine metabolism has been reported. In our study, we used a proteomic approach to evaluate protein expression of enzyme proteins of intermediary metabolism in the brain of Down's syndrome fetuses. [...]