Cholesterol Plays An Important Role In Finger and Toe Development
...racterized by presence of extra digits, could by triggered by movement of Sonic hedgehog to a place, where it is normally not seen. The exact cause of polydactyly
in humans is not completely understood. Although researchers now believe that mutations in some part of the Sonic hedgehog signaling pathway could be ...
Finger And Toe abnormalities Related to Maternal Smoking
The incidence of syndactyly is approximately 1 in 2000 to 2500 live births and is particularly high among the Caucasian population. polydactyly
is however more common, with an incidence of 1 in 600 and is more common among individuals of an African American descent. These defects are multifact...
Polydactyly in Medical Dictionary
or polydactylism "many" + δάκτυλος (daktulos) "finger"), also known as hyperdactyly, is a congenital physical anomaly in humans having supernumerary fingers or toes. When each hand or foot has six digits, it is... Polydactyly
is a condition in which a p...
Polydactyly in Biological News
Cholesterol gets 'thumbs up' for role in digit development
...rmally would be absent (as it does when cholesterol is missing), extra digits may form â? a condition known as polydactyly.
Although the causes of polydactyly
in humans are not fully understood, mutations in some part of the Sonic hedgehog signaling pathway are high on the list of suspects.
In addition t...