Identification of a chromosome 11q23.2-q24 locus for familial aortic aneurysm disease, a genetically heterogeneous disorder
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 11
FAA disease is genetically heterogeneous. We have identified a novel FAA locus at chromosome 11q23.3-q24, a critical step toward elucidating 1 gene defect responsible for aortic dilatation. Future characterization of the FAA1 gene will enhance our ability to achieve presymptomatic diagnosis of aortic aneurysms and will define molecular mechanisms to target therapeutics.