Genetics of human cataract
Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Volume 84, Issue 2, pages 120–127, August 2013
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Genetics of human cataract., .
- Issue online: 9 JUL 2013
- Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 3 MAY 2013 01:25PM EST
- Manuscript Revised: 30 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 15 MAR 2013
The pathogenesis of inherited cataracts of all kinds recapitulates the developmental and cell biology of the lens. Just as each novel mutation provides additional information about the structural or functional biology of the affected gene, each newly identified gene provides insight into the developmental and cellular biology of the lens. The set of genes currently known to be associated with cataract is far from complete, especially for age-related cataract, and there is much additional information to be discovered through further genetic studies.