Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Mucopolysaccharidoses

Group of eight similar major genetic diseases (I-VIII, with at least five subtypes), characterized by defective metabolism of mucopolysaccharides, each due to a mutant enzyme. Types III-VI include Sanfilippo syndrome (III), Morquio syndrome (IV), Scheie’s syndrome (V), and Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome (VI).

See mucopolysaccharidosis, type I and mucopolysaccharidosis, type II.

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