Metabolic disorders are successfully treated with stem cells

Stem Cells and metabolic disorders

Inherited metabolic disorders refer to different types of medical conditions caused by genetic defects that interfere with the body´s metabolism

That usually happens because you inherit a defective gene for that enzyme from a parent before you´re born. You have two genes for each enzyme, one from each of your parents. To have a hereditary metabolic disease, you need to inherit a defective gene from both your parents. That´s because a normal gene from one parent can usually make enough enzyme to keep you from getting sick.

Not having enough of an enzyme causes problems depending on what that enzyme was supposed to do. Because there are hundreds of metabolic disorders, there are many different symptoms.

Cord blood therapy helps i.e. by releasing missing enzymes in the case of metabolic disorders:

  • Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria (Gunther´s Disease)
  • Gaucher Disease
  • Hunter Syndrome (MPS-II)
  • Hurler Syndrome (MPS-IH)
  • Krabbe Disease
  • Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
  • Mannosidosis
  • Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome (MPS-VI)
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
  • Mucolipidosis II (I-cell Disease)
  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Batten Disease)
  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Batten Disease)
  • Niemann-Pick Disease
  • Sandhoff Disease
  • Sanfilippo Syndrome (MPS-III)
  • Scheie Syndrome (MPS-IS)
  • Sly Syndrome (MPS-VII)
  • Tay Sachs
  • Wolman Disease
  • X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy

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