enzyme replacement therapy (ERT)

Motor neuron dysfunction may predict poor response to ERT

Some children with Pompe disease have dysfunctional motor neurons — the specialized nerve cells that control movement — in addition to muscle abnormalities, a new study highlights. Findings from the small study suggest that patients with motor neuron impairment may be less likely to see clinical benefits from…

In-utero ERT With Lumizyme Effective in Child With Pompe

A 1-year-old toddler with infantile-onset Pompe disease has normal heart and motor function and is growing well after receiving in-utero enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa) and standard postnatal immunotherapy, according to a report. The successful outcome with Ayla is the result of the first in-utero use…

Active Ingredient of Blood Pressure Treatment Boosts ERT’s Efficacy in Skeletal Muscles, Mouse Study Suggests

Adding carvedilol, the active compound of a blood pressure medicine, to enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Pompe disease can improve its effectiveness in reaching and strengthening skeletal muscles, a study in mice suggests. This finding, “Evaluation of antihypertensive drugs in combination with enzyme replacement therapy in mice with…