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Leukodystrophy, Globoid Cell

"Leukodystrophy, Globoid Cell" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency of GALACTOSYLCERAMIDASE leading to intralysosomal accumulation of galactolipids such as GALACTOSYLCERAMIDES and PSYCHOSINE. It is characterized by demyelination associated with large multinucleated globoid cells, predominantly involving the white matter of the central nervous system. The loss of MYELIN disrupts normal conduction of nerve impulses.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Leukodystrophy, Globoid Cell" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Leukodystrophy, Globoid Cell" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 32 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2010 and 2016
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