hrp0094fc8.1 | Neuroendocrinology | ESPE2021

Combined omic analysis revealed autism-linked NLGN3 as new candidate gene associated to GnRH neuron development and disease.

Oleari Roberto , Lettieri Antonella , Paganoni Alyssa , Howard Sasha R , Cariboni Anna ,

During development, gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons are born in the nasal placode and migrate to the hypothalamus, where they position to regulate sexual reproduction by pulsatile release of GnRH. Defective GnRH neuron development or action may lead to GnRH deficiency (GD) which is characterized by absent or delayed puberty. Several GD causative genes have been identified so far, but half of the cases are still idiopathic. The employment of complementary research...

hrp0095p1-176 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology, and Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2022

Diagnostic and management practices of girls presenting with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-like symptoms to a tertiary paediatric endocrine clinic.

Solanas Martín Blanca , R. Howard Sasha , R. Hughes Claire , L. Storr Helen , H. Willemsen Ruben

Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) continues to be a diagnostic challenge in adolescent girls. Symptoms like oligomenorrhea and acne, and polycystic ovarian morphology on ultrasound can be normal variants in adolescents. In addition to diagnostic difficulties, there is lack of randomized controlled trials for PCOS treatments specific to adolescents. Current guidelines for diagnosis and management of PCOS in adolescents have large variations and rely ...

hrp0089ha1 | EAP1 mutations cause an impaired transcriptional activity on GnRH promoter that leads to self-limited delayed puberty | ESPE2018

EAP1 Mutations Cause an Impaired Transcriptional Activity on GnRH Promoter that Leads to Self-Limited Delayed Puberty

Mancini Alessandra , Howard Sasha R , Cabrera Claudia P , Barnes Michael R , Heger Sabine , Guasti Leonardo , Ojeda Sergio , Dunkel Leo

Background: The initiation of puberty is orchestrated by the augmentation in the secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) from a few thousand neurons located in the hypothalamus. Recent findings identified that the neuroendocrine control of puberty is regulated by a network of transcriptional factors hierarchically organized, but this still remains not fully elucidated. Enhanced At Puberty 1 (EAP1) is one of the main regulators of pubertal onset and it is ex...

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....

hrp0092fc8.5 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty Session 1 | ESPE2019

LGR4-Wnt β-Catenin Signalling Directs GnRH Network Development, with Defects Leading to Self-Limited Delayed Puberty

Mancini Alessandra , Howard Sasha R. , Cabrera Claudia P. , Barnes Michael R. , David Alessia , Wehkalampi Karoliina , Vassart Gilbert , Cariboni Anna , Garcia Marie Isabelle , Guasti Leonardo , Dunkel Leo

Background: The initiation of puberty is dependent upon an augmentation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion from the hypothalamus. Development of the GnRH neuroendocrine network in embryonic life depends on coordinated migration of neurons from the vomeronasal organ in the nose to the forebrain. We have previously demonstrated that dysregulation in GnRH neuronal migration leads to delayed pubertal onset. Late puberty affects up to 2% of the ...