New Insights and Perspectives in Fanconi Anemia Research

P. Degan, E. Cappelli, S. Regis, S. Ravera

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Fanconi anemia is a rare, cancer-prone disease with mutations in 22 genes. The primary defect results in altered DNA repair mechanisms that fuel a severe proinflammatory condition in the bone marrow, leading to cellular depletion of the hematopoietic system and eventually to bone marrow failure. During the past three decades, a plethora of dysfunctions have been highlighted in the Fanconi anemia phenotype, but recent research allows us to glimpse an even more complex scenario where defective lipid metabolism could have important consequences in hematopoietic stem cell differentiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Molecular Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2019


  • cancer-prone disease
  • Fanconi anemia
  • lipid metabolism
  • rare disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology


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