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"Lysosomal storage disease"

  1. photo Could GMO Corn Be A Medical Breakthrough?Could GMO Corn Be A Medical Breakthrough?Article
    published in the journal Nature Communications , an enzyme called alpha-L-iduronidase absent in a condition known as lysosomal storage disease, may warrant the use of GMO corn. To replicate the enzymeRead more

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Lysosomal storage disease


Lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs; /ˌlaɪsəˈsoʊməl/) are a group of approximately 50 rare inherited metabolic disorders that result from defects in lysosomal function. Lysosomes are sacs of enzymes within cells that digest large molecules and pass the fragments on to other parts of the cell for recycling. This process requires several critical enzymes. If one of these enzymes is defective,...More