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Gaucher's disease, a lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the gene encoding glucocerebrosidase (GCD), is currently treated by enzyme replacement therapy using recombinant GCD (Cerezyme) expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. As complex glycans in mammalian cells do not terminate in mannose residues, which are essential for the(More)
UNLABELLED Gaucher disease is a progressive lysosomal storage disorder caused by the deficiency of glucocerebrosidase leading to the dysfunction in multiple organ systems. Intravenous enzyme replacement is the accepted standard of treatment. In the current report, we evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics of a novel human recombinant glucocerebrosidase(More)
Taliglucerase alfa (Protalix Biotherapeutics, Carmiel, Israel) is a novel plant cell-derived recombinant human β-glucocerebrosidase for Gaucher disease. A phase 3, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, comparison-dose (30 vs 60 U/kg body weight/infusion) multinational clinical trial was undertaken. Institutional review board approvals were received. A(More)
PRX-105 is a plant-derived recombinant version of the human 'read-through' acetylcholinesterase splice variant (AChE-R). Its active site structure is similar to that of the synaptic variant, and it displays the same affinity towards organophosphorus (OP) compounds. As such, PRX-105 may serve as a bio-scavenger for OP pesticides and chemical warfare agents.(More)
PURPOSE To achieve minimal inter-observer variability in assessment of spleen and liver volume changes using a novel MRI reading method in the context of a phase III clinical trial of a new therapy for Gaucher disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Abdominal MRI examinations at screening and after 6 and 9 months' exposure to a novel plant-cell-derived recombinant(More)
Gene therapy holds a major promise. However, until now, this promise was fulfilled only in few cases, in rare genetic diseases. One very common clinical condition is anemia. Patients with anemia of chronic renal failure are treated with erythropoietin. The objective of this study was to develop a therapeutic platform for serum-secreted proteins like(More)
Gene therapy holds a major promise. However, until now, this promise was fulfilled only in few cases, in rare genetic diseases. One very common clinical condition is anemia. Patients with anemia of chronic renal failure are treated with erythropoietin. The objective of this study was to develop a therapeutic platform for serum-secreted proteins like(More)
Taliglucerase alfa (Protalix Biotherapeutics, Israel) is a carrot-cell-expressed recombinant human beta-glucocerebrosidase recently approved in the United States for the treatment of type 1 Gaucher disease (GD). As bone disease is one of the most debilitating features of GD, quantification of bone marrow involvement is important for monitoring the response(More)
Taliglucerase alfa is a β-glucosidase enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) approved in the US and other countries for the treatment of Gaucher disease (GD) in adults and is approved in pediatric and adult patients in Australia and Canada. It is the first approved plant cell-expressed recombinant human protein. A Phase 3, multicenter, open-label, 9-month study(More)
Systemic delivery of therapeutic proteins through gene transfer approaches has been carried out mostly by ex vivo transduction of single cells or by direct in vivo injection of an expression vector. In this work an intact miniature biopsy of human dermis (microdermis) is harvested and transduced ex vivo by a viral vector encoding a gene for the therapeutic(More)