About the diseases
The MPS Society supports individuals affected by 25 rare lysosomal storage diseases. This includes the seven Mucopolysaccharide (MPS) diseases, Fabry and related diseases such as Mucolipidosis (ML), LAL D, GM 1 Gangliosidosis and more. These diseases are metabolic disorders where there is a problem with lysosomal function. The lysosomes are the ‘recycling centres’ of the cells and there is usually a continuous process in the body of replacing used materials and breaking them down for disposal. In these disorders, there is a deficiency of a particular enzyme which means that waste products are not broken down leaving unwanted substances in the cells of the body which cause progressive damage. For more information about these diseases follow the links below.