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55th Annual ESPE

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10 Sep 2016 - 12 Sep 2016

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hrp0086fc12.1 | Neuroendocrinology | ESPE2016

Rabconnectin3-α is Indispensable for the Activation and Maturation of the GnRH Neuronal Network

Tata Brooke , Harbulot Carole , Csaba Zsolt , Jacquier Sandrine , de Roux Nicolas

Background: Acquisition and maintenance of fertility in mammals rely on the function of Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) neurons. During the juvenile period, GnRH neurons undergo morphological maturation, which involves changes in synaptic inputs and neuropeptide activation from afferent neurons. The functional importance of this maturation could be a pre-requisite for puberty onset. However, the mechanisms behind these dynamic changes have yet to be identified.<p cla...

hrp0086fc12.2 | Neuroendocrinology | ESPE2016

LGR4 and EAP1 Mutations are Implicated in the Phenotype of Self-limited Delayed Puberty

Mancini Alessandra , Howard Sasha R , Ruiz-Babot Gerard , Cabrera Claudia P , Barnes Michael R , Guasti Leonardo , Dunkel Leo

Background: Aberrations in the timing of puberty may result in significant adverse health outcomes, including cancers, cardiovascular and neurological pathologies. Self-limited delayed puberty (DP) (i.e. constitutional delay of puberty) runs in families with either autosomal dominant or complex inheritance patterns in >70% of families, indicating a strong genetic basis of the trait. However, only a few genes have been identified underlying DP so far....

hrp0086fc12.3 | Neuroendocrinology | ESPE2016

Inactivating Mutations in CCDC141 Causing Idiopathic Hypogonadotrophic Hypogonadism/Kallmann Syndrome

Turan Ihsan , Hutchins B. Ian , Hacıhamdioglu Bulent , Ozbek Mehmet Nuri , Kotan Leman Damla , Ozkan Yusuf , Stoner Hudson , Cheng Paul J. , Gurbuz Fatih , Mengen Eda , Yuksel Bilgin , Wray Susan , Topaloglu Kemal

Background: GnRH neurons originate outside the CNS in the olfactory placode and migrate into the central nervous system, becoming integral components of the hypothalamic-pituitary–gonadal axis (HPG).Objective and hypotheses: We hypothesize that gene(s), whose products are important for pubertal development can be identified via autozygosity mapping together with whole exome sequencing in patients with idiopathic hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (IHH)/...

hrp0086fc12.4 | Neuroendocrinology | ESPE2016

Idiopathic Hypogonadotrophic Hypogonadism Caused by Inactivating Mutations in SRA1

Kotan Leman Damla , Cooper Charlton , Darcan Sukran , Carr Ian , Ozen Samim , Yan Yi , Hamedani Mohammad K. , Gurbuz Fatih , Mengen Eda , Turan Ihsan , Ulubay Ayca , Akkus Gamze , Yuksel Bilgin , Leygue Etienne , Topaloglu Kemal

Background: What initiates pubertal process in humans and other mammals has remained elusive.Objective and hypotheses: We hypothesize that gene(s), whose products trigger the GnRH pulse generator to restart ticking at the usual time of puberty, can be identified via autozygosity mapping together with whole exome sequencing in patients with idiopathic hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (IHH).Method: We studied a cohort IHH cases. Functi...

hrp0086fc12.5 | Neuroendocrinology | ESPE2016

Abnormal Corticospinal Tract Decussation in Kallmann Syndrome due to ANOS1 (KAL1) Mutations: An Explanation of the Mirror Movements Frequently Observed in These Patients

Gonzalez-Briceno Laura , Sonnet Emmanuel , Guimiot Fabien , Laquerriere Annie , Kerlan Veronique , Salem Douraied Ben , Gunczler Peter , de Roux Nicolas

Background: Mirror movements (MM) are frequently associated to Kallmann syndrome (KS). They are mainly observed in patients with ANOS1 (KAL1) mutations. MM have never been reported in ANOS1 mutated females. A defect in the contralateral inhibition of the pyramidal tract has been proposed as the mechanism of MM in KS but never demonstrated.Objective and hypotheses: To investigate the molecular mechanism of a familial case of gonadotropic deficiency in whi...

hrp0086fc12.6 | Neuroendocrinology | ESPE2016

Pubertal Onset in Boys is Influenced by BMI and Genetic Variation of Fshb and Fshr: A Study in Two Population-Based Cohorts of Different Genetic Ancestry

Busch Alexander S. , Hagen Casper P. , Main Katharina M. , Almstrup Kristian , Pereira Anita , Corvalan Camila , Mericq Veronica , Juul Anders

Background: Age at onset of puberty exhibits a remarkable variation mirroring nutritional, environmental, socioeconomic and genetic factors. While large genome-wide association studies identified more than hundred genetic loci associated with age at menarche in girls, knowledge on loci associated with age at pubertal onset in boys is sparse. FSHB/FSHR genetic variants have been shown to affect pubertal timing in girls and reproductive parameters in men.<p class="a...