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Sphingolipidoses are genetically inherited diseases in which genetic mutations lead to functional deficiencies in the enzymes needed for lysosomal degradation of sphingolipid substrates. As a consequence, nondegradable lipids enrich in the lysosomes and lead to fatal pathological phenotypes in affected individuals. In this review, different drug-based treatment strategies including enzyme replacement therapy and substrate reduction therapy are discussed. A special focus is on the concept of pharmacological chaperones, one of which recently acquired clinical approval within the EU. On the basis of the different limitations for each approach, possible future directions of research are discussed.
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