hrp0089fc13.3 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty 2 | ESPE2018

Role of GnRH Neuronal Migration and Development in Self-Limited Delayed Puberty

Howard Sasha , Oleari Roberto , Mancini Alessandra , Poliandri Ariel , Saengkaew Tansit , Guasti Leo , Cariboni Anna , Dunkel Leo

Objectives: Several different pathogenic mechanisms may converge on a final common pathway to produce the phenotype of delayed pubertal timing. In our cohort of patients with familial self-limited delayed puberty (DP) we have demonstrated mutations in IGSF10 leading to mis-regulation of the embryonic migration of GnRH neurons (Howard et al, EMBO MM 2016). We aimed to discover novel genetic mutations in pathways regulating GnRH neuronal migration and developme...

hrp0092fc15.4 | Late Breaking Abstracts | ESPE2019

Defects in the GnRH Neuroendocrine Network Affect the Timing of Puberty

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

Background: Self-limited delayed puberty (DP) is an extreme variant of normal pubertal timing and it often clusters in families. Although it is highly heritable and is the most common cause of delayed puberty, little is known about the genetic control. GnRH neuronal biology has been implicated as a key element in the pathogenesis of DP. By focusing on genes involved in GnRH neuron development, migration and function we may understand more about the genetic bas...

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 ...

hrp0084ha1 | Mutations in IGSF10 cause Self-limited Delayed Puberty, via Effects on GnRH Neuronal Migration | ESPE2015

Mutations in IGSF10 cause Self-limited Delayed Puberty, via Effects on GnRH Neuronal Migration

Howard Sasha , Guasti Leonardo , Mancini Alessandra , David Alessia , Storr Helen , Metherell Louise , Sternberg Michael , Cabrera Claudia , Warren Helen , Barnes Michael , Wehkalampi Karoliina , Andre Valentina , Gothilf Yoav , Cariboni Anna , Dunkel Leo

Background: Timing of puberty is associated with height, cardiovascular health and cancer risk, with a significant public health impact. Previous studies estimate that 60–80% of variation in the timing of pubertal onset is genetically determined. Self-limited delayed puberty (DP) often segregates in an autosomal dominant pattern, but the underlying genetic background is unknown.Methods: We performed whole exome sequencing in 52 members of 7 families...