Recent advances in Canavan disease

Adv Pediatr. 1999;46:493-506.

Abstract

More studies are needed to elucidate the pathophysiology of Canavan disease and how the inability to hydrolyze NAA leads to spongy degeneration. The creation of an animal model would be helpful in the understanding of the disease and the formulation of gene therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amidohydrolases / deficiency
  • Amidohydrolases / genetics
  • Animals
  • Aspartic Acid / analogs & derivatives
  • Aspartic Acid / metabolism
  • Canavan Disease* / diagnosis
  • Canavan Disease* / epidemiology
  • Canavan Disease* / genetics
  • Canavan Disease* / metabolism
  • Canavan Disease* / therapy
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetic Testing
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Jews / genetics
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mutation / genetics
  • Phenotype

Substances

  • Aspartic Acid
  • N-acetylaspartate
  • Amidohydrolases
  • aspartoacylase