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Cystinosis Foundation UK


Address

174 Corwen Road
Tilehurst
Reading, RG30 4TA United Kingdom

Phone

441189414232

Fax

441189414232

Description

The Cystinosis Foundation UK is a voluntary organization whose mission is to support research to find improved treatments for cystinosis. Cystinosis is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the impaired transport of the amino acid cystine out of parts of cells called lysosomes in many organs of the body including the kidneys, eyes, liver, muscles, pancreas, brain and white blood cells. Lysosomes are membrane bound particles within cells that aid in the breakdown of cellular substances, some of which are harmful. Cystine crystallizes in these cells and slowly destroys the organs.

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