Marfan Syndrome Research Paper

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Marfan Syndrome is a disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. Connective tissue holds all of the body’s cells, organs and tissues together. When the connective tissue is affected it slows down growth and breaks down muscle strength. Connective tissue is also considered the glue of body because its purpose to hold all bones, muscles and joints together. It also plays an important role in overall growth in muscles and bone. A French doctor named Antoine Marfan discovered the disease in 1896. About 1 in every 5,000 children are born with Marfan Syndrome each year and it affects both men and women. Marfan Syndrome is caused by a mutation in the gene that determines the structure of Fibrillin - 1. Fibrillin - 1 is a protein that plays

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