Gaucher Disease

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Gaucher Disease

Gaucher disease refers to a group of inherited conditions that affect many organs and tissues in the body. Signs and symptoms vary widely among affected individuals. There are different types of this condition: Gaucher disease perinatal lethal, Gaucher disease type 1, Gaucher disease type 2, and Gaucher disease type 3. Gaucher disease type 1 is the most common form of this condition. Gaucher disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion and is caused by mutations in the GBA gene.
 

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Gaucher Disease" for support, advocacy or research.

National Gaucher Foundation

In addition to raising millions of dollars to support and promote research towards the cause, treatments and a cure for Gaucher disease, the NGF's mission is to provide assistance and resources to families and individuals who are affected by the disease. To meet the ever-increasing needs of the Gaucher community, the NGF provides a wide range of financial, educational, legislative, mentor and outreach programs for families and individuals with Gaucher disease.

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2014

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, Inc.

The mission of the National-Tay Sachs & Allied Diseases Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related genetic diseases and to support affected families and individuals in leading fuller lives.

Last Updated: 13 May 2014

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stopcaidnow.org

Our mission is simple-Educate, Provide Awareness, and Fund Researchers who are committed to finding a cure. StopCAIDnow(501c3) is focused on providing tools to better educate Doctor’s and the community on AutoInflammatory diseases. There is a need for an understanding of these diseases so proper diagnosis can be made, and treatment can be started. This will help alleviate the inflammation process, 7 the pain that comes with it. Proper diagnosis is urgent for the prognosis of these diseases. If left untreated damage to the tissues, organs & vision(for some) will not only be irreversible but devastating

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Gaucher Disease" for support, advocacy or research.

National Gaucher Foundation

In addition to raising millions of dollars to support and promote research towards the cause, treatments and a cure for Gaucher disease, the NGF's mission is to provide assistance and resources to families and individuals who are affected by the disease. To meet the ever-increasing needs of the Gaucher community, the NGF provides a wide range of financial, educational, legislative, mentor and outreach programs for families and individuals with Gaucher disease.

http://www.gaucherdisease.org

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2014

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

http://www.jewishgenetics.org

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

http://www.cnsfoundation.org

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, Inc.

The mission of the National-Tay Sachs & Allied Diseases Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related genetic diseases and to support affected families and individuals in leading fuller lives.

http://www.ntsad.org

Last Updated: 13 May 2014

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stopcaidnow.org

Our mission is simple-Educate, Provide Awareness, and Fund Researchers who are committed to finding a cure. StopCAIDnow(501c3) is focused on providing tools to better educate Doctor’s and the community on AutoInflammatory diseases. There is a need for an understanding of these diseases so proper diagnosis can be made, and treatment can be started. This will help alleviate the inflammation process, 7 the pain that comes with it. Proper diagnosis is urgent for the prognosis of these diseases. If left untreated damage to the tissues, organs & vision(for some) will not only be irreversible but devastating

http://www.stopcaidnow.org

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Gaucher Disease" returned 284 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cost-effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy for type 1 Gaucher disease.
 

Author(s): Laura van Dussen, Marieke Biegstraaten, Carla E M Hollak, Marcel G W Dijkgraaf

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To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) compared to standard medical care without ERT in the Dutch cohort of patients with type 1 Gaucher disease (GD I).

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2014

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Patients with type 1 Gaucher disease in South Florida, USA: demographics, genotypes, disease severity and treatment outcomes.
 

Author(s): Marissa Orenstein, Deborah Barbouth, Olaf A Bodamer, Neal J Weinreb

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Gaucher disease, an autosomal recessive condition due to deficiency of lysosomal glucocerebrosidase, is a multisystemic disease, with variable age of onset, severity and progression. It is classified into subtypes delineated by the absence (type 1) or presence (type 2 and 3) of primary ...

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2014

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Glucocerebrosidase 2 gene deletion rescues type 1 Gaucher disease.
 

Author(s): Pramod K Mistry, Jun Liu, Li Sun, Wei-Lien Chuang, Tony Yuen, Ruhua Yang, Ping Lu, Kate Zhang, Jianhua Li, Joan Keutzer, Agnes Stachnik, Albert Mennone, James L Boyer, Dhanpat Jain, Roscoe O Brady, Maria I New, Mone Zaidi

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2014 Apr;111(13):4934-9.

 

The inherited deficiency of the lysosomal glucocerebrosidase (GBA) due to mutations in the GBA gene results in Gaucher disease (GD). A vast majority of patients present with nonneuronopathic, type 1 GD (GD1). GBA deficiency causes the accumulation of two key sphingolipids, glucosylceramide ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2014

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The terms "Gaucher Disease" returned 28 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Immunological cells and functions in Gaucher disease.
 

Author(s): Manoj Kumar Pandey, Gregory A Grabowski

Journal: Crit Rev Oncog. 2013 ;18(3):197-220.

 

The macrophage (MΦ) has been the focus of causality, research, and therapy of Gaucher disease, but recent evidence casts doubt its solitary role in the disease pathogenesis. The excess of glucosylceramide (GC) in such cells accounts for some of the disease manifestations. Evidence ...

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2013

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Gaucher disease and other storage disorders.
 

Author(s): Gregory A Grabowski

Journal: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2012 ;2012():13-8.

 

In 1882, Philippe Gaucher described a 32-year-old woman with massive splenomegaly and unusually large cells in the spleen, which he called a "primary epithelioma of the spleen." The systemic nature and inheritance of the disease and its variants involving the viscera and CNS were ...

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Gaucher disease: insights from a rare Mendelian disorder.
 

Author(s): Ellen Sidransky

Journal: Discov Med. 2012 Oct;14(77):273-81.

 

It has become increasingly clear that "simple" recessive disorders provide unique insight into the complexities of common diseases. For years, research on Gaucher disease, a rare inherited disorder resulting from a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme glucocerebrosidase, focused on ...

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2012

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Thrombocytopathy in Gaucher Disease Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gaucher Disease; Thrombocytopathy

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2011

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Exploration of Immunity in Gaucher Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gaucher Disease

 

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2014

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Intra-monocyte Imiglucerase Kinetics in Gaucher Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gaucher Disease

 

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2013

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