Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome


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Hutch·in·son-Gil·ford progeria syndrome

 (hŭch′ĭn-sən-gĭl′fərd)
n.

[After Sir Jonathan Hutchinson (1828-1913) and Hastings , Gilford (1861-1941), British physicians.]
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It was used in experiments on children suffering from a rare genetic condition called Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome where ageing is accelerated.
Having a new tool to study aging could help us make new discoveries, for example to treat genetic predispositions where aging starts earlier, such as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome," she says.
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a fatal premature aging condition, results from mutations in the gene that encodes lamin A, a protein that normally supports the membrane surrounding the nucleus.