What it isinherited condition that effects the use and breakdownof aspartic acidsaspartic acids are one of the nonessential amino acidsthat occur in proteins.passed down mostly from Ashkenazi Jews
causes an imperfect growth for the myelin sheath: fattycovering which acts as an insulator around the nervefibers of the brainthe disorder causes the brain to degenerate into spongytissue riddled with microscopic fluid-filled spaces.
TreatmentThere’s no real effective treatment for this diseaseexcept for treating the symptoms of Canavan Disease
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