Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0013p126 | Growth and development | SFEBES2007

Characterisation of parathyroid-specific transcription factor Glial Cells Missing Homolog B (GCMB) in 3 families with autosomal recessive hypoparathyroidism

Bowl Michael , Mirczuk Samantha , Southam Lorraine , Mughal Zulf , Ryan Fiona , Shaw Nick , Tham Elaine , Hochberg Ze’ev , Tiosano Dov , Loughlin John , Andrew Nesbit M , Thakker Rajesh

GCMB, which is the mammalian homologue of the Drosophila gene Glial cells missing, encodes a 506 amino acid parathyroid-specific transcription factor that contains: a DNA-binding domain at residues 21–174; a predicted nuclear localization signal at residues 176–193; an inhibitory domain at residues 258–347; and two transactivation domains at residues 174–263, and residues 428–506. Mutations of GCMB, which is located on chrom...

ea0035oc9.1 | Reproduction | ECE2014

High frequency of FGFR1 mutations in patients with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and split hand/foot malformation

Villanueva Carine , Jacobson-Dickman Elka , Xu Cheng , Dwyer Andrew , Sykiotis Gerasimos , Tommiska Johanna , Hu Youli , Leger Juliane , Carel Jean-Claude , Gerard Marion , Polak Michel , Tiosano Dov , Drouin-Garraud Valerie , Raivio Taneli , Bouloux Pierre , Sidis Yisrael , Mohammadi Moosa , Manouvrier Sylvie , De Roux Nicolas , Pitteloud Nelly

Background: Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) is characterized by absent puberty and infertility due to a lack of GnRH secretion/action. In addition, patients exhibit variable non-reproductive phenotypes such as anosmia, cleft palate, synkinesia, and others. As many as 10% of CHH patients harbor mutations in FGFR1; this group is enriched for skeletal anomalies. We report here a novel CHH-associated skeletal phenotype, split hand/foot malformation (SHFM), ...