Human genes for Menkes disease
Menkes disease [DOID:1838]
Menkes disease (MNK), also called Menkes syndrome, copper transport disease, steely hair disease, kinky hair disease, or Menkes kinky hair syndrome, is a disorder that affects copper levels in the body, leading to copper deficiency. It is an x-linked recessive disorder, and is therefore considerably more common in males: females require two defective alleles to develop the disease.
Synonyms: Menkes disease, DOID:1838, Menkes disorder, COPPER TRANSPORT DISEASE, Menkes kinky-hair syndrome (disorder) ...