People with Gaucher disease type 1 may not have enough of an enzyme called acid beta-glucocerebrosidase (pronounced gloo-ko-ser-e-bro-sydaze) that breaks down a fatty substance called glucosylceramide (gloo-ko-sil-sara-mide), or GL-1. This may cause a build-up of GL-1 in key organs such as the spleen and liver, as well as in the bones, leading to the signs and symptoms of Gaucher disease type 1.
Cerezyme is a modified form of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase that reduces the build-up of GL-1 in the body.
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