Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
Online ISSN : 2186-361X
Print ISSN : 2186-3644
ISSN-L : 2186-3644
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Advances in research on and diagnosis and treatment of achondroplasia in China
Yao WangZeying LiuZhenxing LiuHeng ZhaoXiaoyan ZhouYazhou CuiJinxiang Han
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2013 Volume 2 Issue 2 Pages 45-50

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Achondroplasia is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disease. Research on achondroplasia in China, however, has received little emphasis. Around 80-90% of cases of neonatal achondroplasia result from mutations in fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) according to polymerase chain reaction-single strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP). Recently, genetic research on achondroplasia in China made a major breakthrough by revealing two novel mutations located on the FGFR3 gene, thus helping to complete the pathological molecular map of achondroplasia. There are still, however, unknown aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of achondroplasia. This review will summarize advances in research on and the clinical diagnosis and treatment of achondroplasia in China.

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© 2013 International Research and Cooperation Association for Bio & Socio-Sciences Advancement
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