noun. SCID resulting from mutation of a gene that codes for adenosine deaminase.
noun. SCID in male children resulting from mutation of a gene that codes for a protein on the surface of T cells that allows them to develop a growth factor receptor.
noun. a congenital disease affecting T cells that can result from a mutation in any one of several different genes; children with it are susceptible to infectious disease; if untreated it is lethal within the first year or two of life.
noun. an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia.