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TPC2 Calcium Channel Could Be Therapeutic Target for Batten

Activation of a type of channel called TPC2 may restore more normal lysosome function, offering a potential therapeutic approach for Batten disease and others marked by impairment of those cellular compartments, a study suggested. When a cellular model of juvenile Batten disease was treated with a compound designed…

Children With CLN2 Show Eye Degeneration Despite Treatment

Children with late infantile Batten disease on approved enzyme replacement therapy show signs of age-related degeneration in the light-sensing part of the eyes, a new study shows. The study, “Ongoing retinal degeneration despite intraventricular enzyme replacement therapy with cerliponase alfa in late-infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2…