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Niemann-Pick type C disease (NPC) is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder caused by accumulation of lipids, especially cholesterol, in the perinuclear space. U18666A is a cholesterol transport-inhibiting agent, being used to mimic NPC, mainly in fibroblasts. The objective of this study was to observe the effect of the drug U18666A, which causes the(More)
This study investigates the miniaturization of the screening technique using dried blood spots on filter paper (DBS) to measure GBA and CT activities, and GBA and β-galactosidase activities in leukocytes. 274 DBS from individuals with suspected GD were screened for 1.5 years. Of these, we confirmed the diagnosis in 13.5%. The miniaturization of the DBS and(More)
This study aimed to determine the enzymatic activity in dried blood samples collected on filter paper (DBS) for the diagnosis of the following diseases: Fabry, Pompe, Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) and Mucopolysaccharosis type VI (MPS VI). DBS was used for high risk patientscreening, according to clinical suspicion. Plasma, leukocytes and cultured(More)
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