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Morquio Syndrome Drug Discovery Service

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Introduction to Morquio Syndrome

Morquio syndrome, also known as Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IV (MPS IV), is a rare recessive genetic condition that affects children's bones and spine, organs, and physical abilities. Children with morquio syndrome lack or cannot produce enough enzymes to break down the sugar chains that are naturally produced in the body. And these sugar chains gradually accumulate in cells, blood, tendons, and ligaments and cause damage to the body. The accumulation of these glycosaminoglycans, which cannot be processed by the body, in different parts of the body can cause symptoms in many different organ systems. Morquio syndrome is autosomal recessive, so both parents must carry the gene to pass it on to offspring.

Clinical manifestations of Morquio A disease.Fig.1 Clinical manifestations of Morquio A disease. (Tomatsu, 2014)

Symptoms of Morquio Syndrome

The morquio syndrome can be divided into types A and B, while type B usually has milder symptoms. Type A relates to a malfunction in the GALNS gene, while type B relates to a malfunction of the GLB1 gene. Depending on the subtype, patients with Morquio syndrome live between 20 and 30 years. Causes of death mainly include respiratory failure, heart failure, post-traumatic organ failure, surgical complications, as well as a heart attack. The age of onset is usually between 1 and 3 years of age, and physical development stops around 8 years of age. This disease causes progressive changes to the ribs and thoracic bones and possible neurological complications. In addition, some patients may also have hearing loss and corneal opacities.

  • Kyphosis or scoliosis
  • Heart and vision problems
  • Enlarged liver
  • Knock knees
  • Short height

Diagnostic and Treatment of Morquio Syndrome

Morquio syndrome can be diagnosed using different methods, including genetic testing, x-ray imaging, MRI scanning, echocardiogram, and laboratory testing. Prenatal identification and enzyme replacement therapy are effective treatments for morquio syndrome. Till now, there has been an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of type A. However, there is no treatment for type B. Based on our established animal models, we are willing to provide one-stop research services against Morquio syndrome.

  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT)
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy (HSCT)
  • Substrate Reduction Therapy (SRT)
  • Gene Therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory Drugs

Services for Morquio Syndrome

Morquio Syndrome Drug Discovery Service

Equipped with world-leading platforms and extensive experience, Creative Biolabs provides one-stop drug discovery service for our clients. From the basic target identification to the final IND-enabling, we can meet all the needs of customers.

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  1. Tomatsu, S.; et al. Morquio A syndrome: diagnosis and current and future therapies. Pediatric endocrinology reviews: PER. 2014, 12(0 1): 141.
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