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Gene Defect for New Syndrome Discovered – Systemic Complications Include Life-threatening Thoracic Aortic Disease

Posted on Monday, July 9th, 2012, by with Comments Off

HOUSTON – (July 9, 2012) – Research teams from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Paris, France have discovered a gene defect linked to a cluster of systemic complications, including life-threatening thoracic aortic disease and intracranial aneurysms. The new syndrome is similar, but distinct from known syndromes such as Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndrome. (more…)




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