Georgeta G. Trandafirescu

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BACKGROUND Resveratrol, a plant-derived polyphenol, has shown promising effects on insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance in animal models and is also reported to have cardioprotective properties, but human studies are limited. In a pilot study, we tested the hypothesis that resveratrol improves glucose metabolism and vascular function in older adults(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS). The aims of this study were to establish Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells overexpressing recombinant human GALNS (rhGALNS) and to assess pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of purified enzymes by using MPS(More)
Hypophosphatasia is caused by deficiency of activity of the tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNSALP), resulting in a defect of bone mineralization. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with partially purified plasma enzyme was attempted but with little clinical improvement. Attaining clinical effectiveness with ERT for hypophosphatasia may require(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS) deficiency. In recent studies of enzyme replacement therapy for animal models with lysosomal storage diseases, cellular and humoral immune responses to the injected enzymes have been recognized as major impediments to effective(More)
Design of efficient treatment strategies for diseases requires clarification of the nature of each mutation causing the disease. In this study, we have investigated three factors to correctly predict the correlation between genotype and phenotype on N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS) gene responsible for one of lysosomal storage diseases,(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by N-acetylgalactosamine6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS) deficiency. In recent studies of enzyme replacement therapy for animal models with lysosomal storage diseases, cellular and humoral immune responses to the injected enzymes have been recognized as major impediments to effective(More)
CONTEXT Post-challenge hyperglycemia (PCH) is common in older adults and is associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and total mortality. However, PCH is rarely recognized in clinical settings, and the glycemic exposure and CVD risk profile of elderly individuals with PCH has not been defined. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to(More)
Hunter syndrome, an X-linked disorder, results from deficiency of iduronate-2-sulfatase (IDS). Around 40% of independent point mutations at IDS were found at CpG sites as transitional events. The 15 CpG sites in the coding sequences of exons 1 and 2, which are normally hypomethylated, account for very few of transitional mutations. By contrast, the CpG(More)
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