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ECHS1 Research



Your support is crucial in raising awareness and funds for gene therapy pre-clinical research, preparation for a Toxicology Study, or whatever exciting initiatives may be next. 

The sooner we reach our goals, the faster we get to a potential Clinical Trial.

See our Fundraising Progress below.

Thank you for your SUPPORT

Total Updated May 2, 2024

 La terapia génica es un enfoque revolucionario para el tratamiento de enfermedades genéticas, donde un tratamiento único puede brindar beneficios de por vida. En lugar de tratar solo los síntomas, la terapia génica soluciona la enfermedad en su origen al reemplazar el gen defectuoso con una copia sana.

Una copia sana del gen defectuoso del paciente se carga en un virus al que se le ha quitado su propio ADN.

Trillones de virus, cada uno de los cuales contiene una copia sana del gen, se  inyectado en el líquido cefalorraquídeo del paciente. 

Los virus se unen a las células en la médula espinal y el cerebro del paciente y entregan genes saludables al núcleo de la célula.

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ECHS1 Funding Progress

the gene therapy project

Several years ago, a group of ECHS1 families forged a partnership with researchers in the Bailey Lab at UT Southwestern Medical Ceneter, located in Dallas, TX, USA.


The Bailey Lab is working on the use of an adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector for therapeutic gene delivery.

the bailey lab team

Dr. Rachel Bailey is an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Neurology with a secondary appointment in the Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Meghan Eller is a Neuroscience Graduate Student and

Madison Bunce is a Green Fellow.

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ECHS1 Funding Progress
ECHS1 Fundraising

nuestros compañeros

It truly takes a village.


Families from around the world are partnering with Cure Mito Foundation to raise funds that get us closer to a treatment or cure for our children.


If you are interested in supporting a fund which honors a child or family member affected by ECHS1 Deficiency, please click the "DONATE" button associated with one of the campaigns below.

Please email if you would like information about starting a fund in honor or memory of your loved one.

Thank you for supporting our children!


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