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Tay-Sachs Disease

  • By: John Michael Quinn V.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Tay-Sachs disease (TSD), or GM2 gangliosidosis, is a fatal genetic lipid storage disorder where harmful quantities of the fatty substance ganglioside GM2 build up in tissues and nerve cells in the brain. This is from insufficient activity of the enzyme beta-hexosaminidase ...

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