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 that has material basis in mutations in the WRN gene, on chromosome 8.
Synonyms: Werner syndrome, DOID:5688, Werner disease, Werner disorder, Werner's syndrome ...