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November 2001

Molecular Genetics of Heritable Blistering Disorders

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(11):1458-1461. doi:10.1001/archderm.137.11.1458

Over the past decade, there has been tremendous progress in understanding the genetic basis of different forms of genodermatoses. Specifically, with the advent of technologies in molecular biology in general, an increasingly large number of gene defects have been identified in different genodermatoses, and mutations are now known to occur in more than 100 distinct genes in such a manner that the genetic lesions explain the spectrum of phenotypic manifestations encountered in these diseases.1