hrp0092p1-115 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Mutation Screening of the Sonic Hedgehog Signaling-Related Genes in 120 Japanese Patients with Congenital Hypopituitarism

Takagi Masaki , Sato Takeshi , Fujiwara Ikuma , Nagashima Yuka , Narumi Satoshi , Ishii Tomohiro , Hasegawa Tomonobu

Introduction: The Sonic hedgehog (SHH) signaling pathway plays a crucial role in development of the forebrain and pituitary. Mutations in SHH signaling related genes are well known to be the cause of Holoprosencephaly (HPE), which results from developmental field defect or impaired midline cleavage of the embryonic forebrain, and is frequently associated with hypopituitarism. This study aimed to define the prevalence of congenital hypopituitarism (CH) in terms...

hrp0084p3-1110 | Pituitary | ESPE2015

Two Cases of Combined Pituitary Hormone Deficiency Proven to have Mutations of GLI2

Nagashima Yuka , Takagi Masaki , Hasegawa Yukihiro , Sato Takeshi , Ishii Tomohiro , Hasegawa Tomonobu

Background: GLI2 is a transcription factor in Sonic Hedgehog signaling and implicated in ventral forebrain and pituitary development. GLI2 mutations were reported not only in patients with holoprosencephaly but also in patients with pituitary hormone deficiencies without holoprosencephaly. Other phenotypes of GLI2 mutations are midline facial defects, cleft hands and feet, and polydactyly. We report two patients with combined pituitary hormone defici...

hrp0084p3-1073 | Hypo | ESPE2015

Auxological Characteristics of Persistent Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia at Birth

Shibata Hironori , Yamada Mamiko , Ishii Tomohiro , Matsuzaki Yohei , Ikeda Kazushige , Nagashima Yuka , Takagi Masaki , Hasegawa Yukihiro , Hasegawa Tomonobu

Background: Most infants with persistent hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (PHH) are born large for gestational age (LGA) due to excessive anabolic effect of prenatal hyperinsulinism. However, other auxological characteristics than weight in infants with PHH have not been described well.Objective: The objective of this investigation was to characterize anthropometric parameters at birth (weight, length, and head circumference) in PHH compared with those in...