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Adriana Montaño, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Enzyme replacement therapy, gene therapy, and other treatments for mucopolysaccharidosis type IVA or Morquio Disease.

Research Interests

We are working on developing a registry and growth charts for patients with MPS IVA and are in pre-clinical trials for enzyme replacement therapy for patients affected by MPS IVA. We are also developing a bone targeting system for treatment of MPS disorders, substrate reduction therapy for MPSs, and gene therapy for MPS IVA. Other areas of interest are characterization of hyaluronidases, the molecular evolution of glycosaminoglycans and peptidoglycan receptor proteins, and chondroitin sulfate metabolism.



Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Patients with Mucopolysaccharidosis II
Kubaski F, Yabe H, Suzuki Y, Seto T, Hamazaki T, Mason RW, Xie L, Onsten TGH, Leistner-Segal S, Giugliani R, Dũng VC, Ngoc CTB, Yamaguchi S, Montaño AM, Orii KE, Fukao T, Shintaku H, Orii T and Tomatsu S

Newborn screening for mucopolysaccharidoses: a pilot study of measurement of glycosaminoglycans by tandem mass spectrometry
Kubaski F, Mason RW, Nakatomi A, Shintaku H, Xie L, van Vlies NN, Church H, Giugliani R, Kobayashi H, Yamaguchi S, Suzuki Y, Orii T, Fukao T, Montaño AM and Tomatsu S
Pubmed | J. Inherit. Metab. Dis.

Activity of daily living for Morquio A syndrome
Yasuda E, Suzuki Y, Shimada T, Sawamoto K, Mackenzie WG, Theroux MC, Pizarro C, Xie L, Miller F, Rahman T, Kecskemethy HH, Nagao K, Morlet T, Shaffer TH, Chinen Y, Yabe H, Tanaka A, Shintaku H, Orii KE, Orii KO, Mason RW, Montaño AM, Fukao T, Orii T and Tomatsu S
Pubmed | Mol. Genet. Metab.

Clinical course of sly syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type VII)
Montaño AM, Lock-Hock N, Steiner RD, Graham BH, Szlago M, Greenstein R, Pineda M, Gonzalez-Meneses A, Çoker M, Bartholomew D, Sands MS, Wang R, Giugliani R, Macaya A, Pastores G, Ketko AK, Ezgü F, Tanaka A, Arash L, Beck M, Falk RE, Bhattacharya K, Franco J, White KK, Mitchell GA, Cimbalistiene L, Holtz M and Sly WS
Pubmed | J. Med. Genet.

Impact of enzyme replacement therapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with Morquio A syndrome
Tomatsu S, Sawamoto K, Alméciga-Díaz CJ, Shimada T, Bober MB, Chinen Y, Yabe H, Montaño AM, Giugliani R, Kubaski F, Yasuda E, Rodríguez-López A, Espejo-Mojica AJ, Sánchez OF, Mason RW, Barrera LA, Mackenzie WG and Orii T
Pubmed | Drug Des Devel Ther