Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0039oc6.3 | Oral Communications 6 | BSPED2015

Skeletal changes in pre-pubertal children with loss of function mutations in the melanocortin-4 receptor

Dimitri Paul , Collet Tinh-Hai , Keogh Julia , Farooqi Sadaf

Background: Obese children are at greater risk of fracture. However, previous evidence suggests that obese children with a mutation in the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) have a high age-adjusted bone mass. MC4R deficiency is associated with increased linear growth, so bone mass may be over-estimated due to patients being taller. We therefore aimed to compare body size-adjusted bone mass of lean and obese pre-pubertal children with those who have a mutation in MC4R.<p class...

ea0051oc5.2 | Oral Communications 5 | BSPED2017

The clinical and molecular spectrum associated with obesity-associated GNAS1 mutations

Talbot Fleur , de Mendes Edson , Keogh Julia , Henning Elana , Farooqi Sadaf

Heterozygous mutations in GNAS1, which encodes the Gαs protein involved in multiple signalling pathways, are classically associated with Albright’s Hereditary Osteodystrophy (AHO). GNAS1 is one of few genetic loci that undergo allelic-specific methylation resulting in the parent-specific expression of at least four different transcripts. The classic constellation of phenotypic features includes short stature, round face, brachydactyly, obesity, dental hypopl...

ea0028oc1.5 | Young Endocrinologists prize session | SFEBES2012

Growth Retardation and Severe Constipation due to the first human, dominant negative Thyroid Hormone Receptor Alpha mutation

Schoenmakers Nadia , Bochukova Elena , Agostini Maura , Schoenmakers Erik , Rajanayagam Odelia , Keogh Julia , Henning Elana , Reinemund Jana , Gevers Evelien , Sarri Margarita , Downes Kate , Offiah Amaka , Albanese Assunta , Halsall David , Schwabe John , Bain Murray , Lindley Keith , Muntoni Francesco , Vargha-Khadem Faraneh , Dattani Mehul , Farooqi Sadaf , Gurnell Mark , Chatterjee Krishna

Introduction: Thyroid hormones act via receptors encoded by different genes (THRA and THRB) generating receptor subtypes (TRα1, TRβ1, TRβ2) with differing, tissue-specific expression. Resistance to Thyroid Hormone due to THRB defects is well recognised, but no THRA mutations have yet been reported. We describe the first case of human TRα-mediated thyroid hormone resistance due to a dominant negative THRA mutation.Results: A 6-year-old...