Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Plant-Derived Enzyme is Potential Source for Enzyme Replacement Therapy

An enzyme structurally similar to alpha-galactosidase A (GLA), present in a close relative of the tobacco plant, was able to rescue Fabry disease patients’ cells. These findings suggest that plant alpha-galactosidases can be a potential new source for enzyme replacement therapy in Fabry disease. The study “Nicotiana benthamiana α-galactosidase A1.1 can…