Psychology Wiki

Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Biological: Behavioural genetics · Evolutionary psychology · Neuroanatomy · Neurochemistry · Neuroendocrinology · Neuroscience · Psychoneuroimmunology · Physiological Psychology · Psychopharmacology (Index, Outline)

Methylmalonic acid.svg|
Methylmalonic acidemia
ICD-10 E711
ICD-9 270.3
OMIM [1]
DiseasesDB 29509 29510
MedlinePlus 001162
eMedicine neuro/576
MeSH {{{MeshNumber}}}

Methylmalonic acidemia (MMA, also known as "methylmalonic aciduria") is an inborn error of intermediary metabolism that may present in the early neonatal period with progressive encephalopathy and death due to a secondary hyperammonemia.

Methylmalonic acidemia does not always result in death, if it is diagnosed at an early age.


Methylmalonic acidemia is an inherited disorder in which the body is unable to process certain proteins and fats (lipids) properly. Methylmalonic acidemia is a disorder of amino acid metabolism, involving a defect in the conversion of methylmalonyl-coenzyme A (CoA) to succinyl-CoA by methylmalonyl-CoA mutase.


Cobalmin (vitamin B12) is also needed for the conversion of methylmalonyl-CoA to Succinyl-CoA. Mutations leading to defects in cobalmin or in its transport frequently result in the development of acidemia. The numerous pat

See also

  • Isovaleric acidemia
  • Propionic acidemia
  • Methylmalonic acid


fr:Acidémie méthylmalonique

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).