Rare Disease Day

Sialyllactose therapy for GNE myopathy


Scientists from the Institute of neuroscience, Japan have shown that sialyllactose supplementation can alleviate the symptoms of GNE myopathy in a mouse model in a dose dependent manner. This derivative was found to be more effective than free sialic acid. In these experiments the supplementation was given after the onset of the disease, mimicking human conditions. Sialyllactose is a natural derivative of sialic acid and is found in milk.

For more information: http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/07/24/brain.awu210.long