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Articles on Metabolic Disorders
Childhood Cerebral X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy with Atypical Neuroimaging Abnormalities and a Novel Mutation
Childhood cerebral X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (XALD) typically manifests with symptoms of adrenocortical insufficiency and a variety of neurocognitive and behavioral abnormalities.
The use of personalized medicine to treat rare monogenic diseases like lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) is challenged by complex clinical trial designs, high costs, and low patient numbers. Hundreds of mutant alleles are implicated in most of the LSDs. The diseases are typically classified into 2…
Glucosylceramide and glucosylsphingosine are the two major storage products in Gaucher disease (GD), an inherited metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme glucocerebrosidase. The pathological role of the deacylated form of glucosylceramide, glucosylsphingosine (lyso-Gb1), a…
Lyso-SM-509 Is a Highly Specific and Sensitive Biomarker for the Identification of Niemann-Pick Patients: a 30 Months Study
We present data from a 2 year global cohort of Niemann Pick patients using lyso-SM-509 biomarker determination, followed by sequencing of NPC1/2 genes. Determination of lyso-SM-509 is performed by LC/MRM-MS in plasma, serum, EDTA blood anddried blood spots (DBS). We identified in a world-wide study…
The new biomarker can be determined directly in the dried blood spot (DBS) extract with low sample consumption, easy sample preparation, high reproducibility and it presents the possibility of being used in high throughput screenings.