Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p346 | (1) | ECE2007

Genotype/phenotype relation for toxic thyroid nodules with or without TSH receptor mutations

Gozu Hulya , Mueller Sandra , Bircan Rifat , Krohn Knut , Sargin Mehmet , Sargin Haluk , Gezen Cem , Erginer Turgay , Karadayi Nimet , Paschke Ralf

Constitutive activation of the cAMP pathway by activating TSHR mutation stimulates both thyrocyte proliferation and function. Thus they lead to formation of toxic thyroid nodules (TTNs) and ultimately hyperthyroidism. The in vitro activity of the various TSH-receptor mutation varies from 2–7 fold cAMP increase over the wild type TSH receptor. One previous study invrestigated a possible genotype to phenotype relation in TTNs with somatic TSHR mutation with a negativ...

ea0011p836 | Thyroid | ECE2006

Prevalence of somatic TSHR and GS alpha mutations in toxic thyroid nodules (TTNS) in endemic and nonendemic goiter areas of turkey

Gozu Hulya Iliksu , Bircan Rifat , Krohn Knut , Müller Sandra , Vural Selaha , Gezen Cem , Sargin Haluk , Sargin Mehmet , Çirakoglu Beyazi , Paschke Ralf

Objective: Differences in iodine intake could account for the variable prevalences reported for somatic TSHR and Gs alpha mutations in TTNs. However, this question has never been setteled, since no study has yet determined the TSHR mutation prevalence in TTNs in regions with and without iodine deficiency in the same population. Therefore we studied the prevalence of somatic TSHR mutations in TTNs by investigating TTNs from patients who lived in endemic and nonendemic goiter re...