Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Genomic Database Screening Can Help Find People with Rare Diseases

Screening genomic databases for disease-causing mutations could help identify people with possible aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency or other rare diseases, a study suggests. The findings were shared in a poster (no. 087), “Identification of individuals with likely AADC deficiency based on DDC variation in…

AADC Activity Can Be Assessed with High Resolution FMT-PET, Study Shows

Changes in the activity of the enzyme aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) can be assessed through a high-resolution imaging technology called FMT-PET, a new study has confirmed. The study also showed that measuring changes in AADC activity in the brain by FMT-PET — an abbreviation for 6-fluoro-meta-tyrosine positron emission tomography —…