Patients suffering from Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease struggle to produce a fatty sheath around their nerves, which is essential for function.
What does PMD stand for?
PMD stands for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease
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has announced preliminary evidence of progressive and durable donor-cell derived myelination in all four patients who underwent transplantation with the company's proprietary HuCNS-SC(R) cells (purified human neural stem cells) in its clinical trial for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a rare hypo- myelination disorder in children.
7,8) Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease Five types of leukodystrophy are classified as Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) or PMD-like disease, but are the result of different abnormalities of the proteolipidic protein 1 (PLP1) gene on the X chromosome, which is inherited in an X-linked, recessive manner.
Their afflicted sons - Vincent, 14, Russell, six, Nathan, four, and two- year-old Damian - all suffer from Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease, which is so rare that only 22 families in the country have been diagnosed as victims.
StemCells has also initiated at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Children's Hospital a Phase I trial of the HuCNS-SC cells in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD), a fatal myelination disorder that primarily afflicts children.
DW, via the EP Web site Sweating at night R Tina (September 2001) has a 2-year-old son with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (a rare inherited disease of the central nervous system associated with progressive deterioration of the white matter of the brain) whose head sweats profusely at night, interrupting his sleep.
StemCells has also announced plans to initiate at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Children's Hospital a Phase I trial of its HuCNS-SC cells in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD), a fatal myelination disorder that primarily affects young children.
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) (9) and the allelic disorder spastic paraplegia type 2 (SPG2) are rare X-linked recessive dysmyelination disorders caused by sequence variations in the proteolipid protein 1 (PLP1)  gene (1-3).