Murine models of geleophysic dysplasia may aid in understanding the mechanisms behind it
March 22, 2023
Geleophysic dysplasia (GD) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by facial features, short stature, limited joint mobility and cardiovascular and respiratory abnormalities, which can lead to a significant mortality rate. The disease is caused by biallelic genetic variants in the ADAMTSL2 gene. Little is known about the pathogenesis of the disease, but dysregulation of the TGF-β pathway has been shown to be involved.