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BACKGROUND According to previous studies, aortic diameter alone seems to be insufficient to predict the event of aortic dissection in Marfan syndrome (MFS). Determining the optimal schedule for preventive aortic root replacement (ARR) aortic growth rate is of importance, as well as family history, however, none of them appear to be decisive. Thus, the aim(More)
The starting point, in Marfan syndrome (MFS) appears to be the mutation of fibrillin-1 gene whose deconstructed protein product cannot bind transforming growth factor beta (TGF-b), leading to an increased TGF-b tissue level. The aim of this review is to review the already known features of the cellular signal transduction downstream to TGF-b and its impact(More)
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