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Diagnostic methods available are blood and urine analysis to quantify the keratan sulfate level, direct enzyme assay in leukocytes or fibroblasts, and the wide range of radiographic views to demonstrate the skeletal abnormalities.
Its core protein is composed of three globular domains and a large extended region, for glycosaminoglycan (GAG) chains attachment, that is, chondroitin sulfates (CS, up to 90%) and keratan sulfates [5, 6, 8].
This macromolecule naturally co-exists with several other known GAGs, including keratan sulfate, heparin, heparan sulfate and dermatan sulfate.
to IL-1 receptor antagonist protein (IRAP); increased expression of p55 TNF receptors (p55 TNF-R); increased interleukin-6 (IL-6); increased leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF); decreased insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1); decreased transforming growth factor beta (TGF.beta.); decreased platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF); decreased basic fibroblast growth factor (b-FGF); increased keratan sulfate; increased stromelysin; increased ratio of stromelysin to tissue inhibitor of metalloproteases (TIMP); increased osteocalcin; increased alkaline phosphatase; increased cAMP responsive to hormone challenge; increased urokinase plasminogen activator; increased cartilage oligomeric matrix protein; and increased collagenase.
Morquio A syndrome, or Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA) is a disease in which people are missing an enzyme that is essential in the breakdown and removal of the GAGs called keratan sulfate (KS) and chondroitin-6-sulfate (C6S).
Antibodies have also been generated against the substrate that accumulates in LSD patients (Table 1), including heparan sulfate (48), keratan sulfate (49), [G.sub.M2] and [G.sub.M3] gangliosides (50), and other glycosphingolipids (51).
The disease is characterised by deficient activity of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase (GALNS) causing excessive lysosomal storage of glycosaminoglycans such as keratan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate.
Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA is a disease characterised by deficient activity of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase (GALNS) causing excessive lysosomal storage of glycosaminoglycans such as keratan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate.
GAGs are attached to a Ser residue of a protein via the linker tetrasaccharide GlcA[beta]1-3Gal[beta]1-3Gal[beta]1-4Xyl, except for keratan sulfate, which is linked to proteins either through N- or core 1 O-glycans.
Data showed that keratan sulfate (KS) levels fall within a few weeks after the start of therapy.
Demonstration of a keratan sulfate containing proteoglycan in atherosclerotic aorta.