Nonsense mutation in MSX1 causes Witkop syndrome

by Whizzy on 01-04-2010, 00:02
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MSX1, a human protein encoded in the MSX1 gene, already known for being able to cause Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome through mutation, has recently come to light again. Dental research has shown that a nonsense mutation in MSX1 causes Witkop syndrome. Whether or not MSX fans are more prone to carry a faulty gene has yet to be researched.

Relevant link: Wammes Witkop

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By ro

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01-04-2010, 08:48

While reading the "title", I though "nice april's fool joke".... Wink

By Bastiaan

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01-04-2010, 15:13

for an april fools there are too many sources:

http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/w/witkop_syndrome/intro.htm
http://www.gfmer.ch/genetic_diseases_v2/gendis_detail_list.php?cat3=320

or just search for witkop syndrome

I never checked Wammes nails though... ;-)

By MäSäXi

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01-04-2010, 20:00

Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, also known as deletion 4p and 4p- syndrome

There´s a bad mistake.... 4p(ixels) x 4p(ixels) is not Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome but SCREEN 3 syndrome!!

By Edwin

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01-04-2010, 21:08

They may be referring to the 4motion engine Tongue