Identification of Three Novel FBN1 Mutations and Their Phenotypic Relationship of Marfan Syndrome

Ergun, Sezen Guntekin
PERÇİN, Ferda Emriye
Background: Marfan syndrome (MS), a connective tissue disorder that affects ocular, skeletal, and cardiovascular systems, is caused by heterozygous pathogenic variants in FBN1. To date, over 1800 different pathogenic variants have been reported.


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G. KAYHAN, M. A. ERGÜN, S. G. Ergun, S. KULA, and F. E. PERÇİN, “Identification of Three Novel FBN1 Mutations and Their Phenotypic Relationship of Marfan Syndrome,” GENETIC TESTING AND MOLECULAR BIOMARKERS, pp. 474–480, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: