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How is the gene that causes zellweger syndrome different from the normal gene?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: See below.

Zellweger syndrome is a genetically heterogeneous disorder and can be caused by mutation in any one of several genes involved in peroxisome biogenesis, including peroxin-1 (pex1; 602136) on chromosome 7q21, peroxin-2 (pex2; 170993) on 8q21, peroxin-3 (pex3; 603164) on 6q23-q24, peroxin-5 (pex5; 600414) on 12p13, peroxin-6 (pex6; 601498) on 6p21, peroxin-7 (pex7; 601757) on 6q22-q24, peroxin-10 (pe.

In brief: See below.

Zellweger syndrome is a genetically heterogeneous disorder and can be caused by mutation in any one of several genes involved in peroxisome biogenesis, including peroxin-1 (pex1; 602136) on chromosome 7q21, peroxin-2 (pex2; 170993) on 8q21, peroxin-3 (pex3; 603164) on 6q23-q24, peroxin-5 (pex5; 600414) on 12p13, peroxin-6 (pex6; 601498) on 6p21, peroxin-7 (pex7; 601757) on 6q22-q24, peroxin-10 (pe.
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