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Morquio Syndrome A
General Discussion 
 
Mucopolysaccharidoses, which are also known as mucopolysaccharide storage (MPS) diseases, are a group of rare genetic disorders caused by the deficiency of one of ten specific lysosomal enzymes. The lysosomes are particles bound in membranes within cells that break down certain fats and carbohydrates (mucopolysaccharides) into simpler molecules. The accumulation of these large, undegraded mucopolysaccharides in the cells of the body causes a number of physical symptoms and abnormalities.

Morquio syndrome (MPS IV) is a mucopolysaccharide storage disease that occurs in two forms: type A , caused by deficiency of lysosomal N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase, and type B, caused by a deficiency of lysosomal beta-galactosidase. Type A is more common, but the two types generally have the same symptoms. Deficiency of either enzyme leads to an accumulation of keratan sulfate, and bony abnormalities of the head, chest, hands, knees and spine may occur as a result of this metabolic defect. Intelligence is normal.

Resources

About Luís Morquio -Uruguayan pediatrician

What is morquio-Medical Encyclopedia

Morquio Family Support - Message Board

The Bennett Foundation

Carol Ann Foundation

Morquio support group online

The National MPS Society

Shriners Children's Hospital
Phone 1-800-237-5055

Shire Pharmaceutical, formerly known as Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc.

JCR Pharmaceuticals Company, Ltd.

Genzyme Corp.

Biomarin Pharmaceuticals

Novazyme Pharmaceuticals

Dutch Morquio web site

Little People of America Organization

MPS/ML Forum
For Those Caring for a Child
with MPS/ML Disorders
This is Your Internet Gathering Place!

AUSTRALIA
Mucopolysaccharide & Related
Diseases Society Australia Ltd.
National Office
PO Box 623
Hornsby NSW 1630
Phone: 61- 2 - 9476 - 8411
Fax: 61 2 9476 8422
Email: mps_aust@compassnet.com.au
Web site: www.mpssociety.org.au

AUSTRIA
Gesellschaft Fur Mukopolysaccharidosen
und Ahniiche Erkrankungen
Finklham 90A - 4075 Breitenaich
A-4075 Breitenaich
Emailto: mps.austria@netway.at
Web site: Austrian MPS Society

BRAZIL
Sociedade Brasileira de Mucopolissacaridoses
Quadra unica no. 15 Jardim Eldorado
IAPI Salvador
BA CEP 40310-110
Email: sociedade@mpsbrasil.cjb.net
Web site: The Brazilian MPS Society

BELGIUM

CANADA
The Canadian Society for
Mucopolysaccharide
and Related Diseases Inc
PO Box 64714
Unionville
Ontario L36 0M9 CANADA
Tel: 905-479-8701
Fax: 905-479-8701
Tel: 800-667-1846
email: lori@mpssociety.ca
Email: lori.mps@rogers.com
Web site: The Canadian MPS Society

CROATIA
The Society for
Mucopolysaccharide and
Related Diseases
Slavica Olujic
N. Sopa 40
10410 Velika Gorica

CZECH REPUBLIC
Spolecnost pro Mukopolysaccharidozu
Chaloupky 35
Olomouc 3 773 00
Email: michalik@risc.upol.cz
Website: Society for MPS

FRANCE
Vaincre les Maladies Lysosomales (VML)
9 Place du 19 mars 1962
91035 Evry Cedex
France
Tel. 0033 1 60 91 75 00
Fax. 0033 1 69 36 93 50
Email www.vml-asso.org
Email: accueil@vml-asso.org
Web site: http://www.vml-asso.org

GERMANY
Gesellschaft fur Mukopolysaccharidosen e.V.
Rupert Mayer Str 13
63741 Aschaffenburg
Email: Tbaum@main-echo.net
Web site: http://www.mps-ev.de/

HUNGARY
Mucopolysaccharidozis Tarsasag
Rath Gyorgy u. 27
1122 Budapest
Email: hegybiro@elgi.hu

IRELAND
The Irish Society for
Mucopolysaccharide Diseases
101 Hillside
Dalkey
Co Dublin
Tel: +353 (0) 1-285-6234


ISRAEL
Department of Human Genetics
Hadassah Medical Center
Tel: +972-2-6776931
Fax: +972-2-67774999

ITALIA
Associazione Italiana per
le Mucopolysaccandosi
Via Savona 13
20144 Milano - Italia
Tel. 0039 2 83241292
Fax. 0039 2 89425180
Email: info@mucopolisaccaridosi.it
Web site:
http://www.mucopolisaccaridosi.it


JAPAN
2-13-17
Nanyoudai
Yoshii-machi
Tano-gun
Gunma-ken
370-2101
Email: RXF02601@nifty.ne.jp

KOREA
Department of Pediatries
Samsung Medical Centre
50 Ilwan-dong Kangnam-ku
Seoul
Korea 135-710

THE NETHERLANDS
Vereniging voor Kinderen
met Stofwisselingsziekten
Postbus 664
8000 AR
Zwolle
Website:  
http://www.stofwisselingsziekten.nl/vks/

NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand MPS/ML Family Society
1-13 Forest Hill Road
Henderson
Waitakere City
Lysosomal Diseases in New Zealand (LDNZ)

NORWAY
Foreldregruppa for MPS-sjukdommar
(Parent group for MPS Diseases)
c/o Bachke
Aspebaugvegen 4 B
N 0376 Oslo
Tel: +47 64 85 60 00
Email:info@frambu.no

National centre from progressive
neurological diseases in children
Frambu,
Sandbakkv. 18,
1404 SIGGERUD.
Tel (47) 64 85 60 00
Email: info@frambu.no


POLAND
Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciol i Rodzin
Dzieci Chorych na Mukopolisacharydoze
ul. Radnych 9A
05-503 Gloskow
Poland
tel. +48 (22) 715 3319
fax. +48 (22) 715 3311
Email: tmatulka@wp.pl

ROMANIA
Fundatia Romana Pentru Boli Lisosomale
Email: teo-titi@usa.net

SLOVENIJA
Slovenian MPS Society
Maistrova 5
2230 Lenart
Tel. 00386 2 7206 751

SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Department of Pediatrics DFNP
Tel: +421/2/59371641, +421/2/59371264
Fax: +421/2/54774569
Email: spolmps@pobox.sk

SPAIN
Asociacion para Problemas de Crecmiento
-A.D.A.C. - Andalucia Mucopolisacridosis Luz Arriero 2 Casa 3-Bajo
41010 Sevilia
Email: I.Carrasco.000@recol.es

SWEDEN
MPS - gruppen
Alifargatan 32
38531 Torsas


SWEDEN
Nationellt informations centrum för små och mindre kända handikappgrupper
Tel: +46 31 343 58 94
Fax: +46 31 343 58 93
Email: smagruppscentrum.su@vgregion.se

SWITZERLAND
Verein Geselischaft Fur Mukoploysaccaridosen
Toessriederenstr 74
8193 Eglisau

TAIWAN
Taiwan MPS Society
357 Chin-Chou St
Taipei
Taiwan
R.O.C.

UNITED KINGDOM
The Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases
46 Woodside Road
Amersham
Buckinghamshire, HP6 6AJ
United Kingdom
Tel: 01494 434156
Fax: 01494 434252
Email: mps@mpssociety.co.uk
internet: http://www.mpssociety.co.uk

CLIMB (Children Living with
Inherited Metabolic Diseases)
Climb Building
176 Nantwich Road
Crewe, Intl CW2 6BG
United Kingdom
Tel: 44 870 7700 325
Fax: 44 870 7700 327
Email: info@climb.org.uk
Internet: http://www.CLIMB.org.uk

USA
National MPS Society, Inc.
(Mucopolysaccharidoses/Mucolipidoses)
45 PAckard Drive
PO Box 736
Bangor, ME 04402-0736
USA
Tel: 207-947-1445
Fax: 207-990-3074
Email: info@mpssociety.org
Internet: http://www.mpssociety.org


NIH/National Digestive Diseases
Information Clearinghouse
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
Tel: (301)654-3810
Fax: (301)907-8906
Tel: (800)891-5389
Email: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niddk.nih.gov

Committee on Federal Legislation
Legislative UPdate #26 January 2004
Sissi Langford – Chair noniml@att.net
 



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