1. Articles on metabolism

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

  • Glucosylsphingosine is a reliable response biomarker

    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.

  • Obesity gene panel

    Obesity is an increasingly common complex condition caused by several genetic and non-genetic risk factors and it is correlated with increased risks for diabetes type 2, heart diseases and cancers. It is a neuroendocrine condition caused by combined effects of both environmental and genetic risk…

  • Rapid intravenous enzyme infusion

    In the latest issue of American Journal of Hematology, we have published results of recent collaborative study on development of enzyme replacement therapies in Gaucher disease type 1. Together with colleagues from University Rostock, Israel and Australia, we tested effects of rapid intravenous…

  • Maple syrup urine disease gene panel

    Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an inherited metabolic disorder characterized by the distinctive sweet odor of the affected infants’ urine. MSUD is caused by the deficiency of the branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase complex (BCKAD), causing abnormal accumulation of the branched-chain…

  • Lysosomal storage diseases (LSD) panel

    Lysosomal storage diseases (LSD) are a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders characterized by the accumulation of partially digested or undigested macromolecules in cells, due to the absence of different lysosomal enzymes, which ultimately results in cellular dysfunction and clinical…