Diseases [C] » Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities [C16] » Genetic Diseases, Inborn » Metabolism, Inborn Errors » Lysosomal Storage Diseases » Cystinosis
A metabolic disease characterized by the defective transport of CYSTINE across the lysosomal membrane due to mutation of a membrane protein cystinosin. This results in cystine accumulation and crystallization in the cells causing widespread tissue damage. In the KIDNEY, nephropathic cystinosis is a common cause of RENAL FANCONI SYNDROME. MeSH
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