Journal article

Determination of oligosaccharides and glycolipids in amniotic fluid by electrospray ionisation tandem mass spectrometry: in utero indicators of lysosomal storage diseases

SL Ramsay, I Maire, C Bindloss, M Fuller, PD Whitfield, M Piraud, JJ Hopwood, PJ Meikle

Molecular Genetics and Metabolism | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2004


Prenatal diagnosis is available for many lysosomal storage disorders (LSD) using chorionic villus samples or amniocytes. Such diagnoses can be problematical if sample transport and culture are required prior to analysis. The purpose of this study was to identify useful biochemical markers for the diagnosis of lysosomal storage disorders from amniotic fluid. Amniotic fluid samples from control (n=49) and LSD affected (n=36) pregnancies were analysed for the protein markers LAMP-1 and saposin C by ELISA, and for oligosaccharide and lipid metabolite markers by electrospray ionisation-tandem mass spectrometry. Lysosomal storage disorder samples include; aspartylglucosaminuria, galactosialidosis,..

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