GBA1 encodes the lysosomal enzyme, beta-glucocerebrosidase
, or GCase.
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Indeed, life may be tough for individuals who suffer from Gaucher's disease, a rare and inherited disorder wherein the deficiency of enzyme called beta-glucocerebrosidase
(that is produced in our cells) results in the accumulation of a fatty substance called glucocerebroside into a sugar and a simpler fat molecule throughout the body, more often in the bone marrow, spleen and liver.
Compounds able to establish specific interactions with regions of lysosomal glycosidases (beta-glucocerebrosidase
and alpha- and beta-galactosidases) surrounding the active site will be designed by incorporating substituents with well-defined orientation.
No clinically applicable genotypic or CSF markers exist to support a DLB diagnosis, but there are many promising candidates, including elevated levels of CSF p-tau 181, CSF levels of alpha-and beta-synuclein, (12) and CSF beta-glucocerebrosidase
Gaucher disease is a genetically determined deficiency of the enzyme beta-glucocerebrosidase
. Genzyme manufactures Cerezyme, an enzyme-replacement therapy for the treatment of Gaucher disease.
GBA encodes a lysosomal enzyme, beta-glucocerebrosidase