Human genes for metachromatic leukodystrophy
Metachromatic leukodystrophy [DOID:10581]
Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD, also called Arylsulfatase A deficiency) is a lysosomal storage disease which is commonly listed in the family of leukodystrophies. Leukodystrophies affect the growth and/or development of myelin, the fatty covering which acts as an insulator around nerve fibers throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems. It involves sulfatide accumulation.
Synonyms: metachromatic leukodystrophy, DOID:10581, Arylsulfatase A deficiency (disorder), Metachromatic leucodystrophy (disorder), Metachromatic leukodystrophy (disorder) [Ambiguous] ...