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
Niemann-Pick disease type C (NP-C) is a neurovisceral disorder that may be more prevalent than earlier estimates. Diagnosis of NP-C is often delayed; a key aim for clinical practice is to reduce this delay. Recently, substantial progress has been made in the field of NP-C screening and diagnosis,…
Perusing our research quest for selective and specific biomarkers we have designed and performed a research study involving potential biomarkers for Gaucher disease and we have identified a glucosylsphingosine as a reliable responsible biomarker for this disease.
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…