Several proteins that are mutated in lysosomal storage diseases are linked to neurodegenerative disease. This review focuses on some of these lysosomal enzymes and transporters, as well as current therapies that have emerged from the lysosomal storage disease field. Given the deeper genetic understanding of lysosomal defects in neurodegeneration, we explore why some of these orphan disease drug candidates are also attractive targets in subpopulations of individuals with neurodegenerative disease.
- Lysosomal storage disease
- Neurodegenerative disease
- Neurodegenerative drug candidates
- Parkinson's disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)