Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Gaucher Disease
Gaucher disease is the most common lysosomal storage disorder due to a mutation in the lysosomal enzyme, glucocerebrosidase. There is increasing evidence that oxidative stress and/or inflammation contribute to the pathophysiology. In order to evaluate oxidative stress and/or inflammation in patients with Gaucher disease, we will analyze a series of blood biomarkers and correlate them with currently used diagnostic biomarkers of this condition. We will determine oxidative stress and/or inflammation related biomarkers in whole blood and/or plasma in adult subjects with Gaucher disease. Fifteen milliliter blood sample will be collected during three independent visits over a period of approximately 3 months. These samples will be processed to separate plasma from red blood cells and frozen until assays are performed. Standardized immunoassay methods and LC/MS based methods will be adopted to assay a series of biomarkers in these samples. These data will be correlated with currently used diagnostic biomarkers.
Gaucher Disease Type I, Oxidative Stress, Inflammation