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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

  • Unprecedented insights into an ultra-rare disorder

    CENTOGENE’s strategy to provide accurate genetic diagnoses incorporates standardized compilation and curation of clinical observations. Its sample collection platform CentoCard®, in addition, facilitates biochemical analysis in a research setting for consented cases. The resulting datasets are…

  • Delineation of a novel neuro-metabolic syndrome

    Neurodevelopmental defects are genetically very diverse, and novel corresponding disease genes continue to be discovered. A recent example is the association between PIGB inactivation and a congenital neuro-metabolic syndrome. The study, which partially built on analyses performed at CENTOGENE, was…

  • Improved diagnostic options

    Large genomic rearrangement mutations are hard to detect by conventional genetic diagnostic approaches, but easily identified by the MLPA technology. For MPS I, a recessive lysosomal storage disorder, a correspondingly developed approach involving scientists from CENTOGENE proved highly successful.…

  • Extension of rare disease therapeutic options

    Treatment options for rare genetic diseases are often tested in cellular or animal models. CENTOGENE happily supports such projects in collaborative research settings. A recent example relates to a novel therapeutic cocktail for Niemann-Pick disease. Promising preliminary data were obtained in a…

  • Novel disease gene discovered

    The discovery of novel genetic disorders increasingly relies on large databases and on collaborative international efforts. CENTOGENE is proud to be part of numerous pertinent research endeavors. A recently accomplished corresponding project identified mutations in the PIGB gene as underlying a…