hrp0089p1-p104 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity P1 | ESPE2018

Chromosomal Deletions at Chromosome 16p11.2 Associated with Severe Early-Onset Obesity- 3 Additional Patients

Herrmann Gloria , Ehehalt Stefan , Borck Guntram , Wabitsch Martin , Schnurbein Julia von

Deletions at 16p11.2 have been reported to be associated with obesity, intellectual disability and various malformations. There are variations in phenotypes associated with deletions of different sizes in this region. Some deletions encompass the SH2B1 gene encoding an adaptor protein involved in leptin and insulin signalling which is believed to be causal for the early-onset obesity of these patients who in addition show a developmental delay (see patient 1). Deletio...

hrp0089rfc6.4 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2018

Functionality and Phenotypic Characteristics of Mutations in the Human Leptin Receptor

Nunziata Adriana , Funcke Jan-Bernd , Borck Guntram , von Schnurbein Julia , Lennerz Belinda , Moepps Barbara , Gierschik Peter , Fischer-Posovszky Pamela , Wabitsch Martin

Objective: Merge and standardize the scarce data on molecular and phenotypic findings of mutations in the human leptin receptor (LEPR) gene causing a rare form of severe early-onset obesity.Methods: We summarized functional and phenotypic traits of LEPR mutations reported in the literature in a structured and comprehensive manner. Additional data was obtained from 6 subjects of our outpatient clinic not reported so far. Functionality of mutations was ass...