Therapeutic modification of membrane lipid abnormalities in juvenile neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis (Batten disease).

Title

Therapeutic modification of membrane lipid abnormalities in juvenile neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis (Batten disease).

Creator

Bennett MJ; Hosking GP; Gayton R; Thompson G; Galloway JH; Cartwright IJ

Publisher

American Journal Of Medical Genetics

Date

1988

Subject

Humans; Follow-Up Studies; Longitudinal Studies; adolescent; Corn Oil/therapeutic use; Dietary Fats; Fish Oils/therapeutic use; Lipid Metabolism; Lipoproteins/blood; Neuronal Ceroid-Lipofuscinoses/diet therapy/drug therapy/therapy

Description

Five patients with juvenile neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis, who were shown to have absent or reduced serum prebetalipoprotein and a deficiency of polyunsaturated fatty acids in erythrocyte membrane lipids, were treated for a period of one year with supplements of fish oil extract (rich in omega-3 fatty acids) and encouraged to increase dietary intake of corn oil lipid (rich in omega-6 fatty acids) in an attempt to promote incorporation of these fatty acids into membranes. After one year there was a significant increase in omega-3 fatty acids (P less than 0.05) and in the total polyunsaturated fatty acids (P less than 0.02) in erythrocyte membranes but no change in the incorporation of omega-6 fatty acids. The patients were assessed clinically, psychometrically and neurophysiologically before and after the supplementation. No significant changes were noted after one year of treatment.
1988

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

275-281

Volume

5

Citation

Bennett MJ; Hosking GP; Gayton R; Thompson G; Galloway JH; Cartwright IJ, “Therapeutic modification of membrane lipid abnormalities in juvenile neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis (Batten disease).,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 18, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12553.

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