Application of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to biomolecular profiling of cultured fibroblast cells from Gaucher disease patients: A preliminary investigation


İĞCİ N., Sharafi P., Demiralp D. O. , Demiralp C. O. , YÜCE A. , DÖKMECİ S.

ADVANCES IN CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE, vol.26, no.7, pp.1053-1061, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.17219/acem/65784
  • Title of Journal : ADVANCES IN CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1053-1061

Abstract

Background. Gaucher disease (GD) is defined as an autosomal recessive disorder resulting from the deficiency of glucocerebrosidase (E.C. 3.2.1.45). Glucocerebrosidase is responsible for the degradation of glucosylceramide into ceramide and glucose. The deficiency of this enzyme results in the accumulation of undegraded glucosylceramide, almost exclusively in macrophages. With Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, the complete molecular diversity of the samples can be studied comparatively and the amount of the particular materials can be determined. Also, the secondary structure ratios of proteins can be determined by analysing the amide peaks.