SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, IN VITRO EVALUTION, AND PRECLINICAL PROFILING OF β-CYCLODEXTRIN POLYROTAXANE FAMILIES FOR USE AS POTENTIAL NIEMANN-PICK TYPE C THERAPEUTICS
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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
David H Thompson
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Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC) is a rare, autosomal recessive genetic disorder featuring a loss of proteins responsible for unesterified cholesterol (UC) trafficking through the late endosomes/lysosomes (LE/LY) of every cell of the body. Disruption of this pathway leads to abnormal accumulation and storage of UC and other lipids. A broad range of visceral and neurological symptoms result from this accumulation exhibiting a variable age of onset and a disease progression that is ultimately fatal. The disease has an incidence of approximately 1 in 120,000 live births and has no known effective treatment.
Collins, Christopher James, "SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, IN VITRO EVALUTION, AND PRECLINICAL PROFILING OF β-CYCLODEXTRIN POLYROTAXANE FAMILIES FOR USE AS POTENTIAL NIEMANN-PICK TYPE C THERAPEUTICS" (2015). Open Access Dissertations. 1452.