Initially, SpringWorks will work on potential programs for four rare diseases, desmoid tumour, neurofibromatosis, hereditary xerocytosis
and post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which have no treatment as of now.
Dehydrated stomatocytosis, also known as hereditary xerocytosis (HX, OMIM 194380), is the most frequent variant of hereditary stomatocytoses, a group of rare disorders characterized by a leak of monovalent cations ([Na.sup.+] and [K.sup.+]) from the red blood cells (RBCs) [1,2].
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Blesson et al., "Recurrent mutation in the PIEZO1 gene in two families of hereditary xerocytosis with fetal hydrops," Clinical Genetics, vol.
Andolfo et al., "Hereditary xerocytosis revisited," American Journal of Hematology, vol.
Frederiksen, "Hereditary xerocytosis and familial haemolysis due to mutation in the PIEZO1 gene: a simple diagnostic approach," International Journal of Laboratory Hematology, vol.
De la Hoz Rastrollo et al., "Hereditary xerocytosis, a misleading anemia," Annals of Hematology, vol.