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What does ADA stand for?

ADA stands for Adenosine Deaminase

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Researchers enhance gene therapy approach for children with adenosine deaminase (ADA)-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) using chemotherapy as conditioning regimen -For the first time, investigators test two different viral vectors to transport normal genes into the young patients' bone marrow stem cells and two different treatment plans in preparation for receiving gene therapy and compare outcomes WASHINGTON, Sept.
Scientists currently know of more than 30 variations of the gene that produces adenosine deaminase, an enzyme that metabolizes adenosine.
MSUD is a genetic defect that is exhibited by an error at several points in the metabolic pathway (as is true for, say, phenyketonuria, PKU), it can be treated by diet (again as can PKU) and recently, thanks to our new knowledge of genetics and the human genome and technology developed for treatment of other inborn errors such as adenosine deaminase deficiency, gene therapy is available.
All 10 children who had SCID caused by a lack of adenosine deaminase were still alive a median of four years after the missing enzyme was replaced, Maria-Grazia-Roncarolo, MD, of the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy in Milan, Italy, and colleagues reported in the January 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).