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What are lysosomes?

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Lysosomes are spaces inside cells that break down waste products. If toxic substances build up in lyosomes, that can lead to metabolic disorders, including:

  • Hurler syndrome
  • Niemann-Pick disease
  • Tay-Sachs disease
  • Gaucher disease
  • Fabry disease
  • Krabbe disease

From: Inherited Metabolic Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fleisher, G. Lippincott, Wilkins & Wilkins, 2006. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine,

Scriver, C. McGraw-Hill, 2001. Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease,

McMillan, J. , Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2006. Oski's Pediatrics: Principles and Practice

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 1, 2018

SOURCES:

Fleisher, G. Lippincott, Wilkins & Wilkins, 2006. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine,

Scriver, C. McGraw-Hill, 2001. Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease,

McMillan, J. , Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2006. Oski's Pediatrics: Principles and Practice

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 1, 2018

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