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Fabry disease

A pharmacological chaperone on the horizon

Nature Reviews Nephrology volume 12, pages 653654 (2016) | Download Citation

For more than a decade, enzyme replacement therapy represented the only treatment option for patients with Fabry disease. New findings suggest that a pharmacological chaperone can induce renal substrate clearance, decrease left ventricular mass and improve gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with specific mutations in GLA.

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  1. Division of Nephrology and Dialysis, Department of Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18–20, Vienna 1090, Austria.

    • Martina Gaggl
    •  & Gere Sunder-Plassmann


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Competing interests

M.G. has received a travel grant from Shire HGT. G.S.-P. has received funding from Amicus, Sanofi-Genzyme, and Shire HGT. G.S.-P. and M.G. are investigators of the ATTRACT trial.

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Correspondence to Martina Gaggl or Gere Sunder-Plassmann.

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