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MPS type VI
Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI
Summary Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type VI; MPS VI) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by complete or partial lack of activity of the enzyme arylsulfatase B (also called N-acetylgalactosamine-4-sulfatase). Deficiency or absence of this enzyme activity leads to the accumulation of complex carbohydrates called glycosaminoglycans (previously known as mucopolysaccharides) in the body. Abnormal accumulation of mucopolysaccharides leads to progressive involvement of multiple organ systems. The symptoms and severity of Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome can vary dramatically from one person to another; some individuals only develop mild symptoms, while others develop severe, even life-threatening complications. Common symptoms can include coarse facial features, corneal clouding, joint abnormalities, various skeletal malformations, an abnormally enlarged liver and/or spleen (hepatosplenomegaly), and hearing loss. Cardiac disease and restrictive pulmonary disease can also occur. Intelligence is usually not affected. In 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the enzyme replacement therapy known as Naglazyme® for the treatment of Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome. Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome occurs due to mutations in the ARSB gene and is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder.
Introduction The mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of inherited lysosomal storage disorders. More than 50 lysosomal storage disorders have been identified so far. Lysosomes function as the primary digestive units within cells. Enzymes within lysosomes break down or digest particular metabolites, such as certain carbohydrates and fats. In individuals with MPS disorders, deficiency or malfunction of specific lysosomal enzymes leads to an abnormal accumulation of certain complex carbohydrates known as mucopolysaccharides or glycosaminoglycans in the arteries, skeleton, eyes, joints, ears, skin, and/or teeth. These accumulations may also be found in the respiratory system, liver, spleen, central nervous system, blood, and bone marrow. This accumulation eventually causes progressive damage to cells, tissues, and various organ systems of the body. There are several different types and subtypes of MPS. These disorders, with one exception (MPS type II), are inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome was named from the two French physicians who first described this disorder in the medical literature in 1963.
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