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Genetic Studies of Lysosomal Storage Disorders

2015-04-03 08:31:46 | BioPortfolio

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Study to Evaluate Blood Cell Lines From Patients With Gaucher Disease

The purpose of this study is to learn more about Gaucher disease. The information we collect from medical histories and a blood sample from people with Gaucher disease may help us pinpoint...

Gaucherite - A Study to Stratify Gaucher Disease

The purpose of this research is to review data already collected and to collect new data from adults and children in England with Gaucher Disease to determine clinical factors which predic...

Genzyme Osteopenia/Osteoporosis Study

Gaucher disease is a most common genetic metabolic disease characterized by low platelet number, liver and spleen enlargement and various forms of bone diseases including low bone mineral ...

International Collaborative Gaucher Group (ICGG) Gaucher Registry

The ICGG Gaucher Registry is an ongoing, international multi-center, strictly observational program that tracks the routine clinical outcomes for patients with Gaucher disease, irrespectiv...

An Open-Label Extension Study of GA-GCB ERT in Patients With Type 1 Gaucher Disease

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term safety of every other week dosing of Gene-Activated® human glucocerebrosidase (GA-GCB, velaglucerase alfa) intravenously in patients...

PubMed Articles [14370 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Four Gaucher disease type II patients with three novel mutations: a single centre experience from Turkey.

Gaucher disease is the most common lysosomal storage disorder due to glucosylceramidase enzyme deficiency. There are three subtypes of the disease. Neurological involvement accompanies visceral and ha...

Gaucher Disease and Myelofibrosis: A Combined Disease or a Misdiagnosis?

Gaucher disease (GD) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) share similar clinical and laboratory features, such as cytopenia, hepatosplenomegaly, and marrow fibrosis, often resulting in a misdiagnosis.

Pharmacotherapy of Gaucher Disease: Current and Future Options.

The clinical manifestations of Gaucher disease, a rare genetic lysosomal storage disorder, are debilitating, and the neuronopathic forms of the disease are fatal. The authors describe the current and ...

Combined miglustat and enzyme replacement therapy in two patients with type 1 Gaucher disease: two case reports.

Intravenous enzyme replacement therapy is a first-line therapy for Gaucher disease type 1, and substrate reduction therapy represents an oral treatment alternative. Both enzyme replacement therapy and...

Involvement of hepcidin in iron metabolism dysregulation in Gaucher disease.

Gaucher disease is an inherited deficiency of glucocerebrosidase leading to accumulation of glucosylceramide in tissues such as the spleen, liver, and bone marrow. The resulting lipid-laden macrophage...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

An autosomal recessive disorder caused by a deficiency of acid beta-glucosidase (GLUCOSYLCERAMIDASE) leading to intralysosomal accumulation of glycosylceramide mainly in cells of the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM. The characteristic Gaucher cells, glycosphingolipid-filled HISTIOCYTES, displace normal cells in BONE MARROW and visceral organs causing skeletal deterioration, hepatosplenomegaly, and organ dysfunction. There are several subtypes based on the presence and severity of neurological involvement.

A glycosidase that hydrolyzes a glucosylceramide to yield free ceramide plus glucose. Deficiency of this enzyme leads to abnormally high concentrations of glucosylceramide in the brain in GAUCHER DISEASE. EC 3.2.1.45.

Cerebrosides which contain as their polar head group a glucose moiety bound in glycosidic linkage to the hydroxyl group of ceramides. Their accumulation in tissue, due to a defect in beta-glucosidase, is the cause of Gaucher's disease.

Therapeutic replacement or supplementation of defective or missing enzymes to alleviate the effects of the enzyme deficiency (e.g., GLUCOSYLCERAMIDASE replacement for GAUCHER DISEASE).

One of several acid phosphatases in humans, other mammals, plants, and a few prokaryotes. The protein fold of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) resembles that of the catalytic domain of plant purple acid phosphatase and other serine/threonine-protein phosphatases that also contain a metallophosphoesterase domain. One gene produces the various forms which include purple acid phosphatases from spleen and other tissues. Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase is a biomarker for pathological states in which it is over-expressed. Such conditions include GAUCHER DISEASE; HODGKIN DISEASE; BONE RESORPTION; and NEOPLASM METASTASIS.

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