Mechanisms and treatment of cardiovascular disease in Williams-Beuren syndrome.

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Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) is a microdeletion disorder caused by heterozygous loss of approximately 1.5-Mb pairs of DNA from chromosome 7. Patients with WBS have a characteristic constellation of medical and cognitive findings, with a hallmark feature of generalized arteriopathy presenting as stenoses of elastic arteries and hypertension. Human and… (More)
DOI: 10.1172/JCI35309

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