Basic Biology of Aging: Werner Syndrome in Japan: From the Medical, Molecular and Social Aspects

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Koutaro Yokote, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine
Chiba University, Japan


Date & Time

September 28, 2015 at 11:30am - 12:30pm

Location

Health Sciences Building, K550

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Koutaro Yokote, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine
Chiba University, Japan
Why Attend? Werner syndrome (WS) is an autosomal recessive segmental progeroid syndrome caused by null mutations at the WRN locus. The WRN gene codes for a member of the RecQ family of DNA helicases. A founder WRN mutation and high WS frequency had previously been reported in Japan. Dr. Yokote will discuss clinical approaches to this disorder including ongoing clinical research studies and nationwide efforts to facilitate diagnosis and referral. 
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Why Attend?

Werner syndrome (WS) is an autosomal recessive segmental progeroid syndrome caused by null mutations at the WRN locus. The WRN gene codes for a member of the RecQ family of DNA helicases. A founder WRN mutation and high WS frequency had previously been reported in Japan. Dr. Yokote will discuss clinical approaches to this disorder including ongoing clinical research studies and nationwide efforts to facilitate diagnosis and referral.