Metabolic diseases can have severe consequences unless diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Genetic testing permits the earliest possible detection and treatment of affected individuals, even in newborns, and can prevent morbidity, mortality, and disabilities associated with inherited metabolic disorders.
Articles on metabolism
Identification of a Novel GLA Gene Mutation, p.Ile239Met, in Fabry Disease With a Predominant Cardiac Phenotype
Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked inherited lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the GLA gene, encoding for the enzyme α-galactosidase A. Although hundreds of mutations in the GLA gene have been described, many of them are variants of unknown significance. Here we report a novel GLA…
Fanconi Anemia (FA) is a rare inherited chromosome breakage syndrome characterized by physical abnormalities, bone marrow failure, and an increased risk of development of various malignancies. FA is the most common genetic cause of aplastic anemia and is one of the most common genetic causes of…
Up to one third of all babies and children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) have a genetic disease. For many of them early identification can make a difference for their immediate and later health.
CentoICU®: NGS panels for the early and fast diagnosis of critically ill newborns & children under 24 months
Genetic disorders are diseases with the most complex presentation of the most diverse symptoms and also the most severe disease courses. A precise diagnosis of the underlying condition is especially important in serious and life threatening situations as found in the intensive care setting.
Identification of a novel deletion in the MMAA gene in two Iranian siblings with vitamin B12-responsive methylmalonic acidemia
Adenosylcobalamin (vitamin B12) is a coenzyme required for the activity of methylmalonyl-CoA mutase. Defects in this enzyme are a cause of methylmalonic acidemia (MMA). Methylmalonic acidemia, cblA type, is an inborn error of vitamin B12 metabolism that occurs due to mutations in the MMAA gene. MMAA…