Farnesyltransferase inhibition in HGPS

Tom Misteli
Cell 2021 January 21, 184 (2): 293
The ultra-rare, pediatric premature aging disorder Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is caused by mutation of LMNA, encoding the nuclear architectural protein lamin A. Patients develop atherosclerosis and typically die of heart failure in their teens. FDA-approved Zokinvy prevents farnesylation of lamin A, reduces vascular stiffness, and extends survival in HGPS patients. To view this Bench to Bedside, open or download the PDF.

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