Amish, Mennonite, and Hutterite
Genetic Disorder Database


OMIM #: #210250  (Click to access OMIM database)
Disorder: Sitosterolemia 
Phenotype: increased intestinal absorption and decreased biliary excretion of dietary sterols, hypercholesterolemia, premature coronary atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, xanthomas  
Seen In: Amish
Old Order Mennonite
Old Colony Mennonite
Unknown/Other Mennonite
1   Amish  
Gene: ABCG8
Base Change: G>A, at nucleotide 1720
Amino Acid Change: gly 574 --> arg
2   Hutterite  
Gene: ABCG8
Base Change: C>G, at nucleotide 320
Amino Acid Change: ser 107 --> term
Last updated: 2018-12-14 

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PubMed ID: 11099417 
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PubMed ID: 18348266 
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PubMed ID: 23241408 
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PubMed ID: 29353227 
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PubMed ID: 15375183