Vlcfas sentence example
- The peroxisome is involved in breaking down VLCFAs to lengths that the body can use or get rid of.
- In X-ALD there is a deficiency in the enzyme that breaks down VLCFAs, which then accumulate in myelin and the adrenal glands.
- If peroxisomal disorders are suspected, blood plasma assays for VLCFAs, phytanic acid, and pipecolic acid are conducted.
- Therapies include supplementation of the diet with antioxidant vitamins or limitation of intake of fatty acids, especially VLCFAs.