Caterina Porto

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In spite of the progress in the treatment of lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs), in some of these disorders the available therapies show limited efficacy and a need exists to identify novel therapeutic strategies. We studied the combination of enzyme replacement and enzyme enhancement by pharmacological chaperones in Pompe disease (PD), a metabolic myopathy(More)
BACKGROUND Pompe disease (PD) is a metabolic myopathy caused by alpha-glucosidase (GAA) deficiency and characterized by generalized glycogen storage. Heterogeneous GAA gene mutations result in wide phenotypic variability, ranging from the severe classic infantile presentation to the milder intermediate and late-onset forms. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT)(More)
patients identified by the neonatal screening and treated earlier than historical patients showed improved outcome in terms of motor activity and ventilatory-free survival. The immune status of PD patients has emerged as another important factor that impacts ERT efficacy. In a recent study the effects of ERT in 11 cross-reactive immunological material(More)
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