The MPS Society supports individuals affected by 27 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.
Lysosomes are the recycling plants of our cells. When working normally they continuously break down old materials to be recycled. In Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs) this process no longer works the way it should.
When the Lysosomes are not working in the way that they should, old materials build up in the cells and, over time, cause damage. This damage results in the progressive signs and symptoms we see in the conditions that we support.