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What role do enzymes play in my mucolipidoses?

Enzymes are a kind of protein that helps your body to work efficiently. People who have mucolipidoses have damaged or missing enzymes. This results in the body being unable to break down certain substances in the lysosome and send them to the correct destination. Waste materials accumulate within cells and cause the symptoms of the mucolipidoses. Tests that measure the activity of certain enzymes can be used to diagnose conditions like mucolipidoses.

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