Due to the tremendous advances in molecular biology techniques in recent years, our knowledge of the genetic basis of pathological human growth has expanded dramatically. Pathological growth includes both overgrowth and under-growth, with undergrowth being generally classified into either proportionate or disproportionate growth. Each of these classifications of pathological human growth can now be associated with specific gene alterations. Here we review the different genes, and their various alterations, that are currently known to be implicated in these processes.
|Number of pages||32|
|Journal||Journal of Endocrine Genetics|
|Publication status||Published or Issued - 1 Jan 2000|
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