Herein, we report mutation analysis of the LH receptor gene in 17 males with LH-independent precocious puberty, of which 8 were familial and 9 had a negative family history. A total of 7 different mutations tall previously reported) were detected in 12 patients. Among 10 European familial male-limited precocious puberty (FMPP) patients who had a LH receptor gene mutation, none had the Asp(578)Gly mutation, which is responsible for the vast majority of cases in the U.S. The restricted number of activating mutations of the LH receptor observed in this and other studies of FMPP strongly suggests that an activating phenotype is associated with very specific sites in the receptor protein. Clinical follow-up of the 5 patients who did not have LH receptor mutations shows that such cases most likely do not have true FMPP. LH receptor mutation analysis provides a sensitive tool for distinguishing true FMPP from other causes of early-onset LH-independent puberty in males.
|Autori:||KREMER H; MARTENS JWM; VAN REEN M; VERHOEF-POST M; WIT JM; OTTEN BJ; DROP SLS; DELEMARRE-VAN DE WAAL HA; POMBO-ARIAS M; DE LUCA F; POTAU N; BUCKLER JMH; JANSEN M; PARKS JS; LATIF HA; MOLL GW; EPPING W; SAGGESE G; MARIMAN ECM; THEMMEN APN; BRUNNER HG|
|Titolo:||A limited repertoire of mutations of the luteinizing hormone (LH) receptor gene in familial and sporadic patients with male LH-independent precocious puberty|
|Anno del prodotto:||1999|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1210/jc.84.3.1136|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|