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Marfan Syndrome

  1. Peter N Robinson

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0006087

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Robinson, P. N. 2006. Marfan Syndrome. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

Abstract

Marfan syndrome is a common autosomal dominant hereditary disorder of connective tissue with prominent manifestations in the eye, skeleton and cardiovascular system. Mutations in the gene for fibrillin-1 (FBN1) can cause Marfan syndrome.

Keywords:

  • Marfan syndrome;
  • fibrillinopathy;
  • microfibril;
  • connective tissue;
  • aortic dissection