ea0020htb5 | Hot topics: Basic | ECE2009
, Kossack Nina
, Richter-Unruh Annette
, Simoni Manuela
Objectives: Male pseudohermaphroditism, or Leydig cell hypoplasia (LCH), is an autosomal recessive disorder in individuals with a 46, XY karyotype, characterized by a predominantly female phenotype despite the presence of testicular structures. It is caused by mutations in the luteinizing hormone/chorionic gonadotropin receptor gene (LHCGR), which impair either LH/CG binding or signal transduction. However, molecular analysis has revealed that the LHCGR is apparently normal in...