Senior Loken Syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Senior-Loken Syndrome
- Renal dysplasia retinal aplasia
- Renal-retinal syndrome
- Juvenile nephronophthisis with Leber amaurosis
- Loken-Senior syndrome
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nephronophthisis and an eye condition known as Leber congenital amaurosis. It can be caused by mutations in one of at least six genes. The proteins produced from these genes are known or suspected to play roles in cell structures called cilia. These microscopic, finger-like projections stick out on the surface of cells and are involved in signaling pathways that transmit information between cells. Cilia are important for the structure and function of many types of cells, including certain cells in the kidneys. They are also necessary for the perception of sensory input (such as vision, hearing, and smell). Senior Loken syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.Senior Loken syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the combination of two specific features: a kidney condition called
Last updated: 4/13/2015
- Senior-Løken syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). June 2012; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/senior-loken-syndrome. Accessed 4/13/2015.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Senior Loken Syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Senior Loken Syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.