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Metabolism

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

  • GLB1-related disorders

    GM1 gangliosidosis is a rare lysosomal storage disorder characterized biochemically by deficient beta-galactosidase activity and clinically by a wide range of variable neurovisceral, ophthalmological and dysmorphic features. GM1 gangliosidosis, also known as GLB1 deficiency, is estimated to occur in…

  • Niemann-Pick disease, type C

    Niemann-Pick disease (NPD) is a lipid storage disorder that results from the deficiency of a lysosomal enzyme, acid sphingomyelinase. Niemann-Pick disease type C is due to variants in one of two different genes, NPC1 and NPC2. It is characterized by progressive neurodegeneration with an estimated…

  • Gaucher disease

    Gaucher disease is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the deposition of glucocerebroside in cells of the macrophage-monocyte system. The disorder results from the deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase. The prevalence of GD is approximately 1 in 57,000 to 1 in 75,000 worldwide but the…

  • Fabry disease

    Fabry disease is a lysosomal storage disorder which will typically lead to the accumulation of the sphingolipid globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) in numerous organs of the body. The patients may presents with isolated symptoms (e.g. only pain or cerebrovascular disorders) or with multiple symptoms which…

  • Glucosylsphingosine Causes Hematological and Visceral Changes in Mice - Evidence for a Pathophysiological Role in Gaucher Disease

    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…