Toward understanding cause and pathogenesis of Towards Marfan syndrome

  • Reed E. Pyeritz


My task is to provide a foundation for the story Professor Peltonen and other speakers at this symposium will relate. My focus is the intellectual history that led to the recent discovery of the cause of the Marfan syndrome — an expedition that I always thought would lead to the pinnacle of any medical scientist’s career, preferably mine. Having found the cause, however, we now realize that it is a false peak, just a foothill on the way to the summit. The presentations and discussion at this meeting will indicate how much further we all need to climb to achieve the goal of total understanding of this complex disorder.


Osteogenesis Imperfecta Elastic Fiber Marfan Syndrome Mitral Valve Prolapse Heritable Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reed E. Pyeritz
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  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsAllegheny-Singer Research InstitutePittsburghUSA

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