Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Menkes Disease and Occipital Horn Syndrome

  title={Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Menkes Disease and Occipital Horn Syndrome},
  author={S. Kaler},
  journal={Pediatric and Developmental Pathology},
  • S. Kaler
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
  • ABSTRACT Menkes disease and occipital horn syndrome (OHS) are related disorders of copper transport that involve abnormal neurodevelopment, connective tissue problems, and often premature death. Location of the gene responsible for these conditions on the X chromosome was indicated by pedigree analysis from the time of these syndromes' earliest descriptions. Characterization of an affected female with an X-autosomal translocation was used to identify the Menkes/OHS gene, which encodes a highly… CONTINUE READING
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