Marfan Syndrome - Causes

Marfan syndrome is a genetic condition caused by a mutation, or change, in one of your genes, called the fibrillin-1 (FBN1) gene. The FBN1 gene makes fibrillin-1, which is a protein that forms elastic fibers within connective tissue. Fibrillin-1 also affects levels of another protein that helps control how you grow.


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  • SourceUrl: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/subscribe/4321
  • Syndication ID: 18948
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 05:53 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 05:53 PM

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General: MFS

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