Werner's syndrome


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Werner's syndrome

[′ver·nərz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of symptoms, thought to be inherited as an autosomal recessive, including premature senescence, dwarfism, cataracts, scleroderma-like changes of the skin, osteoporosis, and multiglandular dysfunction.
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A report of two cases of Werner's syndrome and review of the literature.
Phenotypic heterogeneity in body fat distribution in patients with atypical Werner's syndrome due to heterozygous Arg133Leu lamin A/C mutation.
Scientists treated both normal mice and mice with a mutation in the gene responsible for Werner's syndrome (WRN gene) with vitamin C in drinking water.
The biochemical pathways in the cells affected by Werner's Syndrome will be the major scientific focus for the collaboration.
People with the disorder, known as Werner's syndrome, begin to grow gray hair as teen-agers.