Peroxisomal leukodystrophy

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Peroxisomal leukodystrophies are leukodystrophies, that are caused by a malfunction of peroxisomes[1], subcellular organelles involved in many metabolic pathways - the formation and degradation of hydrogen peroxide (catalase), fatty acid oxidation, cholesterol and dolichol synthesis, etc.[2]

Peroxisomal disorders can be divided into two categories:

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  1. a b GOETZ, Christopher G – GOETZ, Christopher G. Textbook of clinical neurology. 3. edition. Saunders Elsevier, 0000. 0 pp. ISBN 1-4160-3618-0.
  2. COOPER, Geoffrey M. NCBI [online]. [cit. 2011-12-07]. <>.