Lenka Dvořáková

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The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the prevalence of lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) in the Czech Republic. The data on cases diagnosed between 1975 and 2008 were collected and analyzed. The overall prevalence of LSDs in the Czech population (12.25 per 100,000) is comparable to that reported for the countries with well-established and(More)
Plant hybrid proline-rich proteins (HyPRPs) are putative cell wall proteins consisting, usually, of a repetitive proline-rich (PR) N-terminal domain and a conserved eight-cysteine motif (8 CM) C-terminal domain. Understanding the evolutionary dynamics of HyPRPs might provide not only insight into their so far elusive function, but also a model for other(More)
We have identified 21 different α-galactosidase A gene (GLA) mutations in 22 unrelated Czech and Slovak families with Fabry disease. Eleven of these mutations were novel (point mutations D93N, A135V, D155H, G171R, Q280K, G360S, Q330X, splicing errors c.194ins14, c.801ins36 and deletions c.674_732del59, g.3405_6021del2617). Genotyping of family members for(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Hybrid proline-rich proteins (HyPRPs) represent a large family of putative cell-wall proteins characterized by the presence of a variable N-terminal domain and a conserved C-terminal domain that is related to non-specific lipid transfer proteins. The function of HyPRPs remains unclear, but their widespread occurrence and abundant(More)
Prosaposin deficiency (pSap-d) and saposin B deficiency (SapB-d) are both lipid storage disorders caused by mutations in the PSAP gene that codes for the 65-70 kDa prosaposin protein, which is the precursor for four sphingolipid activator proteins, saposins A-D. We report on two new patients with PSAP gene defects; one, with pSap-d, who had a severe(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize a new lethal fetal and early postnatal variant of adenylosuccinate lyase (ADSL) deficiency. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective analysis of 6 patients with very early presentation of ADSL deficiency. RESULTS Most of the 6 patients had impaired intrauterine growth, microcephaly, fetal hypokinesia, and a lack of fetal heart(More)
We present the third case of Niemann–Pick disease type C without neurological symptoms. The patient was a 53-year-old woman without significant prior health problems who died of acute pulmonary embolism. Autopsy findings of hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy and ceroid-rich foam cells raised the suspicion of the visceral form of acid sphingomyelinase(More)
The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs), the most common neurodegenerative disorders of childhood, are characterized by the accumulation of autofluorescent storage material mainly in neurons. Although clinically rather uniform, variant late-infantile onset NCL (vLINCL) is genetically heterogeneous with four major underlying genes identified so far. We(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening disease for which early diagnosis following newborn screening (NBS) improves the prognosis. We performed a prospective assessment of the immunoreactive trypsinogen (IRT)/DNA/IRT protocol currently in use nationwide, versus the IRT/pancreatitis-associated protein (PAP) and IRT/PAP/DNA CF NBS protocols. Dried blood(More)
BACKGROUND Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is a rare, fatal neurovisceral disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance, and featuring striking clinical variability dependent on the age at onset of neurological symptoms. We report data from a large cohort of 56 Czech patients with NPC diagnosed over a period of 37 years. METHODS An observational,(More)