Characterization of the rhesus monkey galactocerebrosidase (GALC) cDNA and gene and identification of the mutation causing globoid cell leukodystrophy (Krabbe disease) in this primate.

@article{Luzi1997CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the rhesus monkey galactocerebrosidase (GALC) cDNA and gene and identification of the mutation causing globoid cell leukodystrophy (Krabbe disease) in this primate.},
  author={Paola Luzi and Mohammad A. Rafi and Teresa Victoria and Gary B. Baskin and David A. Wenger},
  journal={Genomics},
  year={1997},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={319-24}
}
Krabbe disease or globoid cell leukodystrophy (GLD) is a severe lysosomal disorder resulting from the deficiency of galactocerebrosidase (GALC) activity. This deficiency results in the insufficient catabolism of several galactolipids that are important in the production of normal myelin. Since the cloning of the human GALC cDNA and gene many disease-causing and polymorphic changes have been identified. This autosomal recessive disease has been reported to occur in several animal species, and… CONTINUE READING