Biomarkers – CentoGuard
Biomarkers play ideally an essential role in the early diagnosis, prediction and therapeutic monitoring of diseases, reflecting the burden of the disease for the patients. Regular monitoring both for disease onset and progression but also demonstrating the benefit of potential treatment are of high value for the patients. Biomarkers bring rationality in the treatment of patients with rare diseases.
Articles on Biomarkers
In this study, we optimized the Lysotracker assay and validated it in a prospective study of more than 100 NPC patients derived from multiple independent clinical cohorts to ensure statistical power.
Plasma Glucosylsphingosine: A Specific and Sensitive Biomarker for the Primary Diagnostic and Follow-Up in Patients with Gaucher Disease
Here, we determined the sensitivity and specificity of Glucosylsphingosine for the primary diagnosis and monitoring of Gaucher disease (GD), where a defect in the beta-Glucosidase (GBA) gene leads to the accumulation of glucosylceramide.
Our data show that the biomarker lyso-Gb3 may identify the clinically relevant agalA mutations leading to Fabry disease.
Our data demonstrate a pronounced neurodegeneration and glia activation in the olfactory system of NPC1-/-, which is accompanied by sensory deficits.
Only GD patients displayed elevated levels of Glucosylsphingosine higher than 12 ng/ml whereas the comparison controls groups revealed concentrations below the pathological cut-off, verifying the specificity of Glucosylsphingosine as a biomarker for GD. In addition, we evaluated the biomarker before…