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
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare genetic disorder characterized the abnormal devel-opment of bones and teeth. These abnormalities occur due to defective mineralization, the process by which bones and teeth take up minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. These minerals are required for proper…
Molecular, Biochemical, and Structural Analysis of a Novel Mutation in Patients with Methylmalonyl-CoA Mutase Deficiency
Methylmalonic aciduria (MMA) is an inborn error of metabolism resulting from genetic defects in methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MCM). We found one homozygous nucleotide change in intron 12 of the MUT gene (c.2125-3 C > G).
Fabry disease (FD) is a rare metabolic disorder of glycosphingolipid storage caused by mutations in the GLA gene encoding lysosomal hydrolase α-galactosidase A (α-gal A). We conclude that a mild GLA variant is typically characterized by high residual enzyme activity and normal biomarker levels. We…
Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA; Morquio A disease) is an autosomal recessive disease caused and characterized by a decreased activity of N-acetylgalactosamine-6- sulfate sulfatase (GALNS), resulting in accumulation of keratan sulfate and chondroitin-6- sulfate in tissues and secondary organ…
Lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs), are a heterogeneous group of rare disorders caused by defects in genes encoding for proteins involved in the lysosomal degradation of macromolecules.