Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, October 24th, 2002
Alport syndrome is an inherited kidney disease that is highly progressive, often leading to kidney failure. It affects about 1 in 5000 Americans, striking men more often and severely than women. The defective gene responsible for the disease was first located in 1988, and today over 200 mutations have been identified, most in the gene that codes for the alpha-5 chain of type IV collagen. No specific...
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