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What is cause of the lack of hair in people with progeria?
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Lamin A/C mutation
Different mutations within the lamin a/c gene cause different genetic disorders.
Lamin a/c is needed to provide stability to the cell. With the particular mutation found in progeria, skin and hair (along with other systems) get damaged. Though i'm not sure, i suspect that rapid cell division makes skin and hair more likely to get damaged sooner from this particular lamin a/c mutation.

In brief: Lamin A/C mutation
Different mutations within the lamin a/c gene cause different genetic disorders.
Lamin a/c is needed to provide stability to the cell. With the particular mutation found in progeria, skin and hair (along with other systems) get damaged. Though i'm not sure, i suspect that rapid cell division makes skin and hair more likely to get damaged sooner from this particular lamin a/c mutation.
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