Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders

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What are fatty acid oxidation disorders, and why are they related to mitochondrial disorders?

Additional areas of discussion include:

  • Do patients with mitochondrial defects also have the potential to have fatty acid oxidation defects?
  • How do disorders of metabolism such as FAOD and mitochondrial disease impact the body’s ability to grow, develop and function?
  • What is the current focus in research for understanding and treating FAODs?

Special appreciation to Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical for support of this presentation.

About the Speaker

Dr. Jerry Vockley, University of Pittsburgh Cleveland Family Professor of Pediatric Research and Professor of Human Genetics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Vockley is the Chief of Medical Genetics and Director of the Center for Rare Disease Therapy.

Date: 02/05/2016
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