Pero los niños con la enfermedad de Tay-Sachs nacen sin una de esas importantes enzimas: la hexosaminidasa A (o HEX-A). Por lo tanto, conforme estas. La enfermedad de Tay-Sachs (ETS) es un trastorno genético mortal. Se genera cuando una sustancia grasa se acumula en el cerebro. Esta acumulación causa . A number sign (#) is used with this entry because Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) is caused by homozygous or compound heterozygous mutation in the alpha subunit.

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CC HPO: Tay-Sachs disease is an autosomal recessive, progressive neurodegenerative disorder which, in the classic infantile form, is usually fatal by age 2 or 3 years. Classic Tay-Sachs disease is characterized by the onset in infancy of developmental retardation, followed by paralysis, dementia and blindness, with death in the second or third year of life.

A gray-white area around the retinal fovea centralis, due to lipid-laden ganglion cells, leaving a central ‘cherry-red’ spot is a typical funduscopic finding. Pathologic verification is provided by the finding of the typically ballooned neurons in the central nervous system. An early and persistent extension response to sound ‘startle reaction’ is useful for recognizing the disorder.

Kolodnywho studied the proband described by Okada et al. At death at 32 months, microscopic findings in the central nervous system were similar to those in Tay-Sachs disease.

Enfermedad de Tay-Sachs

The patients showed normal results in tests that usually demonstrate the Tay-Sachs heterozygote. Onset occurred with ataxia between ages 2 and 6 years. Thereafter deterioration to decerebrate rigidity took place. Blindness occurred late in the course in only some patients, unlike the situation in classic Tay-Sachs disease in which blindness is an invariable and early development.

Death occurred between ages 5 and 15 years. The defect is a partial deficiency of hexosaminidase A. Intelligence was little affected, vision and optic fundi were normal, and no seizures had occurred.

One sister died at age 16 following a drug reaction. Autopsy showed diffuse neuronal storage with zebra bodies and increased GM2-ganglioside.


Hexosaminidase A was decreased in the serum and leukocytes of the 2 living patients, and in their parents was in the range of carriers of Tay-Sachs disease. The 2 living sibs were 31 and 34 years old at the time of the report. This may be an allelic variety of Tay-Sachs disease.

The son of an Ashkenazi couple was entirely normal until age 16 when slight leg muscle cramps began. Hex-A deficiency was found in a screening program at age Both parents and a sister were heterozygotes. Heterokaryon complementation showed the development of Hex-A when the proband’s cells were fused with Sandhoff cells, but showed no complementation with Tay-Sachs cells.

Between ages 20 and 22, the patient showed dramatically progressive proximal muscle wasting, weakness, fasciculations, EMG abnormality, and elevated CPK. Ophthalmologic, audiologic and intellectual function remained normal.

Muscle biopsy suggested anterior horn disease. Rectal ganglion cells showed ballooning and onion-skin cytoplasmic bodies. They proposed that the affected individuals may be genetic compounds for the Tay-Sachs allele and another distinctive allele. Other data were consistent with anterior horn cell disease. Hex-A was markedly decreased in the patient and partially decreased in both parents and a brother. A paternal relative had classic Tay-Sachs disease.

Tay-Sachs Disease

enfermrdad The clinical picture, which suggested the Kugelberg-Welander phenotype, may have resulted, according to the suggestion of the authors, from a genetic compound state of the classic allele and a mild allele.


Griffin had a year-old patient with hexosaminidase deficiency and marked cerebellar atrophy, dementia, and denervation motor neuron disease.

Both parents showed a partial deficiency. In 3 patients in 2 unrelated families, Mitsumoto et al. A year-old non-Jewish proband in the first family had juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis beginning at age 16 years and evolving to mild dementia, ataxia, and axonal neuronal motor-sensory peripheral neuropathy.

A supposedly healthy brother, aged 32, had difficulty with memory in college but had obtained enefrmedad degrees in 8 years and worked in an electronics company. He was dismissed from his job for poor memory and comprehension.

He showed mild spasticity and ataxia but no evidence of motor neuron disease. In the second family, a year-old man with Ashkenazi mother and Syrian Sephardic father tah ‘pure’ spinal muscular atrophy; he had lifelong physical limitation with inability to run or throw a ball as a child. All 3 had marked cerebellar atrophy. Against artificial substrates, Hex-A activity was in the range of Tay-Sachs disease homozygotes but was higher when GM2 substrates were used.

Hex-A activity in the parents was in the heterozygous range. In a enfedmedad English Canadian man described by Dw et al. Atypical features were prominent muscle cramps, postural and action tremor, recurrent psychosis, incoordination, corticospinal and corticobulbar involvement, and dysarthria. With the report of a year-old, non-Jewish man with dystonia, dementia, amyotrophy, choreoathetosis, and ataxia, Oates et al.

In Israel, Navon et al. The clinical picture varied between and within families and included spinocerebellar, various motor neuron, and cerebellar syndromes. The possibility exists that many of the affected persons are compound heterozygotes of the TSD allele with another rare allele. The relatively high frequency of the atypical adult disorder s in Ashkenazim is the result of the high frequency of the TSD enfedmedad to create genetic compounds. Clinical presentation was identical to that found among Ashkenazi patients.

Both patients appeared to be heterozygous for taay B1 phenotype, having virtually no capacity for hydrolysis of the sulfated Tag substrate 4-methylumbelliferyl-beta-D-N-acetylglucosaminesulfate 4MUGS. Two previously unreported features were clinically evident sensory neuropathy and internuclear ophthalmoplegia. Perlman commented on late-onset Tay-Sachs disease as enfermeadd Friedreich ataxia phenocopy. The main clinical features included childhood clumsiness re incoordination, proximal muscle weakness, ataxia, dysarthria, and tremor.

All patients had normal visual function and normal optic fundi without cherry red spots. Saccades were hypometric and multistep with transient decelerations. Peak acceleration values of the saccades were normal, but decelerations occurred sooner and faster than in controls.

Smooth pursuit was also impaired. Saccade measurements may be a means of evaluating responses to treatment in patients with late-onset Tay-Sachs disease.

Balint and Kyriakides demonstrated accumulation of a glycoprotein in red cells of patients with Tay-Sachs disease. The basic enzyme defect was shown by Okada and O’Brien to concern one component of hexosaminidase. Hultberg confirmed the findings of Okada and O’Brien O’Brien made suggestions for nomenclature of the various hexosaminidase A and B mutations.

Three loci were postulated: Several enfrrmedad with a chronic type of Tay-Sachs disease were found by d’Azzo et al. Patients with the GM2-gangliosidosis B1 variant produce hexosaminidase A, which appears catalytically normal when tested with substrates such as 4-methylumbelliferyl N-acetyl-glucosaminidase that are split by an active site of the beta subunit, but is catalytically defective against substrates that are hydrolyzed by the active site on the alpha subunit of normal hexosaminidase A, which is ennfermedad in patients’ enzyme Kytzia and Sandhoff, The sibs continued to deteriorate, showing muscle atrophy, spasticity, and loss of speech, and died at ages 7 and 8.

Orphanet: Enfermedad de Tay Sachs Gangliosidosis GM2 variante B B1

Examination of the brains from these patients showed that the disorder was a GM2-gangliosidosis. HEXA and other lysosomal enzymes were normal and the GM2-activator protein was present in high normal concentrations in the liver.


The defect in these patients appeared to reside in HEXA, which although normal in heat stability, electrophoretic mobility, and activity toward fluorogenic substrates, was resistant to activation, possibly because of defective binding to the activator. B, 0, and B1. Hex-A was shown to have 2 distinct catalytic sites. Complementation was demonstrated between Enfermedac cells and variant 0 but not with variant B.

Thus, the B1 cells must carry a mutation in the gene for the alpha subunit. Confirmation came from studies of the processing of immature enzyme in variant B1 cells showing the presence of alpha precursors and mature alpha chains but at a lower level than normal cells.

Examination of genes that showed altered expression in both patients revealed molecular details of the pathophysiology of the disorders relating to neuronal dysfunction and loss. The authors proposed a model of neurodegeneration that includes inflammation as a factor leading to the precipitous loss of neurons enfermedwd individuals with these disorders.

By study of somatic cell envermedad, Lalley et al. Subsequently, Van Heyningen et al. Tests with tayy antisera suggested that the hybrid molecule had human alpha units and mouse beta units. The findings are consistent with hexosaminidase A being composed of alpha and beta subunits coded by genes on chromosomes 15 and 5, respectively.

Assay of txy A in 1 enabled them to confirm that the structural gene is located between 15q22 and 15q25 and is included in the deletion. By high resolution in situ hybridization, Takeda et al.

Using a cDNA clone for in situ hybridization, Nakai et al. The gene responsible for the juvenile form has been shown by molecular analysis of the HEXA gene to be allelic to that responsible for the classic infantile form of Tay-Sachs disease Paw et al.

Whereas classic Tay-Sachs patients eachs complete deficiency of hexosaminidase A die before age 5 years, patients with the partial deficiency die by age 15 years. All of the patients, except 1 from Czechoslovakia, carried the same argto-his mutation referred to as DN see The Czechoslovakian patient had a mutation in the same codon: Site-directed mutagenesis and expression studies in COS-1 cells demonstrated that either of the point mutations abolished catalytic activity of the alpha subunit.

The HEXA gene has 1 intron that is exceptionally enfermedaf. Is it possible that it contains a sequence that codes for an unrelated protein, with an allelic form in linkage disequilibrium with the Tay-Sachs gene accounting for the high frequency of the gene enfemedad Ashkenazim? Myerowitz stated that 78 mutations in the HEXA gene had been described, including 65 single-base substitutions, 1 large and 10 small deletions, and 2 small insertions.

They identified 3 mutations in the HEXA gene: Because the delay in onset of neurologic symptoms indicated the presence of residual HEXA, Wicklow et al.

Among 62 Ashkenazi obligate carriers, 3 specific mutations, indicated as Of persons defined as noncarriers by the enzyme-based test, 1 was identified as a carrier enfermeedad DNA analysis i. Tay-Sachs disease was one of the disorders used as a trial for preamplification DNA diagnosis of multiple disorders by Snabes et al.