DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for Werner syndrome

Werner syndrome [DOID:5688]

An autosomal recessive disease characterized by premature aging and age-related phenotypes such as atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, cataracts, osteoporosis, soft tissue calcification, premature thinning, graying, and loss of hair, as well as a high incidence of some types of cancers. In 90% of the cases it is caused by mutations in the WRN gene, located_in chromosome 8.

Synonyms:  Werner syndrome,  DOID:5688,  Werner disease,  Werner disorder,  Werner's syndrome ...

Linkouts:  OMIM