Nathalie Guffon

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BACKGROUND Fabry's disease, lysosomal alpha-galactosidase A deficiency, results from the progressive accumulation of globotriaosylceramide and related glycosphingolipids. Affected patients have microvascular disease of the kidneys, heart, and brain. METHODS We evaluated the safety and effectiveness of recombinant alpha-galactosidase A in a multicenter,(More)
Fabry disease, an inherited deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme alpha-galactosidase A, causes progressive intralysosomal accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (GL-3) and premature death from renal, cardiac, and cerebrovascular manifestations. To determine the long-term safety and efficacy of recombinant human alpha-galactosidase A, an open-label, phase III(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II; Hunter syndrome) is a rare X-linked recessive disease caused by deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme iduronate-2-sulphatase, leading to progressive accumulation of glycosaminoglycans in nearly all cell types, tissues and organs. Clinical manifestations include severe airway obstruction, skeletal deformities,(More)
Elsewhere, we reported the safety and efficacy results of a multicenter phase 3 trial of recombinant human alpha -galactosidase A (rh-alpha GalA) replacement in patients with Fabry disease. All 58 patients who were enrolled in the 20-wk phase 3 double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled study received subsequently 1 mg/kg of rh-alpha GalA (agalsidase(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of laronidase in young, severely affected children with mucopolysaccharidosis I. METHODS This was a prospective, open-label, multinational study of 20 patients who had mucopolysaccharidosis I and were <5 years old (16 with Hurler syndrome, 4 with Hurler-Scheie syndrome) and(More)
Hunter syndrome is a rare, X-linked disorder caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme iduronate-2-sulfatase. In the absence of sufficient enzyme activity, glycosaminoglycans accumulate in the lysosomes of many tissues and organs and contribute to the multisystem, progressive pathologies seen in Hunter syndrome. The nervous, cardiovascular,(More)
A global, observational disease registry has been established to characterize the course of disease and track clinical outcomes in patients with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (MPS I), a rare and treatable lysosomal storage disorder. This report outlines procedures for data collection and presents the recommended minimum schedule of assessments that comprise(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI (MPS VI; Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome) is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the N-acetylgalactosamine-4-sulfatase (arylsulfatase B, ARSB) gene. ARSB is a lysosomal enzyme involved in the degradation of the glycosaminoglycans (GAG) dermatan and chondroitin sulfate. ARSB mutations reduce enzyme function and GAG(More)
A cross-sectional survey in individuals affected with the lysosomal storage disease Mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI) was conducted to establish demographics, urinary glycosaminoglycan (GAG) levels, and clinical progression of the disease. The survey evaluated 121 bona fide MPS VI-affected individuals over the age of 4 years from 15 countries across the(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study are to quantify endurance and respiratory function and better characterize spectrum of symptoms and biochemical abnormalities in mucopolysaccharidosis IVA subjects. METHODS MorCAP was a multicenter, multinational, cross sectional study amended to be longitudinal in 2011. Each study visit required collection of(More)