hrp0086fc3.4 | Pituitary | ESPE2016

A Novel Mutation in Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 2 Subunit 3 (EIF2S3) is Associated with X-Linked Hypopituitarism and Glucose Dysregulation

Gregory Louise C. , Williams Hywel , Rahman Sophia , Ferreira Carolina B. , Alatzoglou Kyriaki S. , Kapoor Ritika R. , Hussain Khalid , Gaston-Massuet Carles , Kelberman Daniel , Qasim Waseem , Dattani Mehul T.

Background: A mutation in EIF2S3 (NM_001415; Xp22.11) was previously associated with microcephaly and developmental delay in a single pedigree. EIF2S3 encodes the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 subunit 3 (eIF2γ), the largest of three EIF2 subunits. EIF2 initiates protein synthesis by forming a ternary complex with GTP and initiator methionyl-tRNA which then binds to the 40S ribosomal subunit, enabling scanning of mRNA from the 5′ end to...

hrp0082fc11.2 | Pituitary | ESPE2014

Novel SOX2 Mutation: Identification of New Molecular Mechanisms of SOX2 Action and Interactions

Alatzoglou Kyriaki S. , Andoniadou Cynthia L. , Kelberman Daniel , Kim Hyoong-Goo , Botse-Baidoo Edward , Pedersen-White Jennifer , Layman Lawrence , Martinez-Barbera Juan Pedro , Dattani Mehul T.

Background: SOX2 is an early developmental transcription factor implicated in pituitary development; heterozygous SOX2 mutations have been reported in patients with a severe ocular phenotype and hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (HH) with/without associated abnormalities. SOX2 physically interacts with β-catenin, a member of the Wnt-signalling pathway, via its carboxyl-terminus and it represses in vitroβ-catenin mediated activation.<p class="abstex...