Kartagener's syndrome

Kartagener's syndrome
(= situs inversus)
Condition in which the normal left/right asymmetry of the viscera is reversed. Associated with a dynein defect (dynein is absent or dysfunctional in some cases) and with immotile cilia syndrome.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Kartagener's syndrome — Kar·ta·ge·ner s syndrome kär tä gə nərz , .kär tə gā nərz n an abnormal condition inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and characterized by situs inversus, abnormalities in the protein structure of cilia, and chronic bronchiectasis and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Kartagener's syndrome — a hereditary condition in which the heart and other internal organs lie on the opposite side of the body to the norm (i.e. the heart lies on the right; see dextrocardia); it is associated with chronic sinusitis and bronchiectasis [Kartagener… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • Kartagener syndrome — A genetic syndrome characterized by sinusitis, bronchiectasis (widening and inflammation of the bronchi), dextrocardia (heart on the right side), and infertility. The syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Kartagener syndrome is… …   Medical dictionary

  • syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Kartagener syndrome (triad) — Kar·tag·e·ner syndrome (triad) (kahr tagґə nər) [Manes Kartagener, Swiss physician, 1897–1975] see under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • Kartagener — Manes, Swiss physician, 1897–1975. See K. syndrome, K. triad …   Medical dictionary

  • Kartagener triad — see under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • immotile cilia syndrome — Congenital defect in dynein (either absent or inactive) that leads to male sterility and poor bronchial function. Interestingly, non ciliated cells show altered locomotion and 50% of patients have Kartagener s syndrome …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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