Marfan Syndrome

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Marfan Syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes defective connective tissue. This can effect the skeleton, heart blood vessels, eyes and lungs. Normally, the interstitial space of body tissue is full of microfibrils. This is strong rope like structure that provide tissue integrity and common connective tissue.

The main component of microfibrils is a glycoprotein called fibrillin.