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Pompe Mouse Model Targets Southern Han Chinese Ancestry

Researchers created and characterized an infantile-onset Pompe disease (IOPD) mouse model that carried a genetic defect commonly found among people with Southern Han Chinese ancestry, a study reported. The model recapitulated most of the signs and symptoms of IOPD and, according to researchers, is ideal to evaluate potential IOPD…

Medicine May Open ATA845 Trials to People With AAV Antibodies

Astellas Gene Therapies has obtained the rights to develop medication that could help reduce preexisting immune responses against the viral carrier used in ATA845, its investigational gene therapy for adults with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD). Called IdeXork, or Xork, the investigational medication was developed by Selecta Biosciences,…

Top 10 Pompe Disease Stories of 2022

In 2022, Pompe Disease News brought you weekly coverage of the latest scientific research, clinical trial updates, and treatment advances related to Pompe disease. We look forward to continuing to be a resource for our valued readers in 2023. Here is a list of the 10 most-read Pompe news…

Brain White Matter Abnormalities Found in Pompe Despite Treatment

An MRI-based study found that progression of white matter involvement in the brain among patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease (IOPD) occurred at different rates and correlated with cognitive decline — despite ongoing treatment. White matter abnormalities also were tied to elevated bloodstream levels of the neurofilament light chain (NfL)…