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The disease, for which there is no approved treatment, is caused by mutations in a peroxisomal transporter of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA), known as ABCD1.
Professor Aurora Pujol, a research professor for the Catalan Government Research Body ICREA, working as Director of the Neurometabolic Diseases Laboratory at IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain, investigated the role of mitochondria, the power plant of the cell, in adrenoleukodystrophy, a disease caused by the inactivation of the ABCD1 transporter of fatty acids in peroxisomes.