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AB Variant Tay-Sachs Disease Summary

Description: A progressive neurodegenerative disorder that begins with muscle weakness, then progresses to startle reaction, retardation and seizures. It is characterized by the accumulation of G(M2) GANGLIOSIDE in neurons that is caused by a lack of G(M2) ACTIVATOR PROTEIN function. The AB variant designation refers to the increase of both HEXOSAMINIDASE A and HEXOSAMINIDASE B in tissues that lack of G(M2) activator protein.

Also Known As: Tay-Sachs Disease, AB Variant; AB Variant Gangliosidosis GM2; Deficiency Disease, GM2 Protein Activator; GM2 Activator Deficiency Disease; Hexosaminidase Activator Protein Deficiency Disease Show All >>

Networked: 1 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for AB Variant Tay-Sachs Disease

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. G(M2) Ganglioside (Ganglioside GM2) : 1 result : IBA

Diseases Related to AB Variant Tay-Sachs Disease

  1. GM2 Gangliosidoses (GM2 Gangliosidosis)
  2. Sandhoff Disease (Sandhoff's Disease)

Key Therapies for AB Variant Tay-Sachs Disease

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