mandibuloacral dysplasia with type-B lipodystrophy

(redirected from lipodystrophy type B associated with mandibuloacral dysplasia)

mandibuloacral dysplasia with type-B lipodystrophy

A rare autosomal recessive disorder (OMIM:608612) characterised by mandibular and clavicular hypoplasia, acroosteolysis, delayed closure of cranial suture, joint contractures and type-B lipodystrophy, which is characterised by a generalised loss of fat. 

Molecular pathology
Caused by defects of ZMPSTE24, which encodes a zinc metalloproteinase involved in the post-translational proteolytic cleavage of farnesylated prelamin A to form mature lamin A.