hrp0086fc7.3 | Gonads & DSD | ESPE2016

Estrogen Insensitivity due to a Novel ESR1 Mutation in a Consanguineous Family from Algeria

Kherra Sakina , Ladjouze Asmahane , Bernard Valerie , Anane Tahar , Laraba Abdenour , Christin-Maitre Sophie

Background: Estrogen insensitivity syndrome is a form of functional estrogen deficiency which is caused by a defect in the estrogen receptor type α (ESR1). As a result of the receptor mutation, estrogens cannot be recognized and hence initiate their biological action on pubertal growth, skeletal maturation, and accrual of bone mass. A mutation in the gene encoding ESR1 has been described in only 2 cases (one man and one woman). We now describe the first family with ESR1 m...