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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The disease is caused by a mutation to the Werner syndrome RecQ helicase-like gene, known as the WRN gene for short, which generates the WRN protein.
Homozygous and compound heterozygous mutations at the Werner syndrome locus.
4 Unknown years) Fibroblasts Werner syndrome patient 4.
Excess of rare cancers in Werner syndrome (adult progeria).
People with the rare genetic disease Werner syndrome appear to age at up to five times the normal rate.
In one study, telomerase was shown to immortalize cells from patients with Werner syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by premature aging.
Martin of the University of Washington in Seattle and his colleagues announced that they had found the mutant gene responsible for Werner syndrome (SN: 5/11/96, p.
Drayna, Director of Research at Mercator, most recently located the gene responsible for causing Werner Syndrome, a rare inherited disease characterized by premature aging.