ACTION FOR LMNA

The lamin A/C gene mutation, a change deep within our genetic code, carries a profound impact on heart health, presenting a significant challenge for individuals and families alike. This mutation, which leads to a serious heart condition, has a startling 50% chance of being passed down from parent to child, coupled with a high penetrance rate, meaning if you have the mutation, there’s a very high likelihood of developing the disease. This condition gravely affects the heart’s ability to function properly, often leading to heart failure and other severe complications. It’s a relentless condition that not only affects those diagnosed today but also poses a serious risk for future generations.

In the face of this daunting health issue, hope shines through in the form of a groundbreaking study led by Rogier Veltrop and Maastricht University. This unique research involves a family spanning three generations, encompassing males and females, individuals with and without the genetic mutation, and both symptomatic and asymptomatic members. The study aims to uncover the intricacies of DNA processing in cells affected by the LMNA mutation. This insight is crucial for developing innovative treatments, aligning with the pioneering efforts at CARIM, Maastricht University’s renowned cardiovascular disease research school.

This family study is a pivotal step towards creating genetic corrections and therapies. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain valuable insights from a family sharing the same genetic makeup, providing accurate and reliable data.

These projects are set to launch, with the initial phase of cell reprogramming and characterization requiring approximately €40,000. The subsequent research phase will need an additional €100,000 to unearth new molecular mechanisms and jump start groundbreaking gene therapies for LMNA patients.

We now reach out to you, our supportive community, to help realize this project. The LMNA Cardiac patient organization is already contributing significantly to this cause. Your recurring monthly donations can significantly accelerate this essential research, offering new hope and groundbreaking solutions for those impacted by this heart condition.

Your support, regardless of size, is crucial not only for funding this vital research but also for raising awareness and drawing us closer to a pivotal discovery. Together, we can tackle this heart health challenge and forge a path to a healthier future for those affected by this condition.

Join us in this vital endeavor. Your support can be the key to transforming the lives of those living with this heart condition, offering hope and a chance for a healthier tomorrow.

Patient organization LMNAcardiac is helping, will you all help to give substance to this project? Will you also help this ground breaking research?

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Every contribution, regardless of its amount, fuels crucial efforts in research, medical education, patient advocacy, and raising awareness about LMNA cardiac diseases.

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