hrp0086rfc12.3 | Neuroendocrinology | ESPE2016

Next Generation Sequencing and Precocious Puberty: A New Diagnostic Challenge to Identify the Molecular Basis of Complex Diseases

La Barbera Andrea , Provenzano Aldesia , Artuso Rosangela , Orlandini Valerio , Giglio Sabrina , Stagi Stefano

Background: Precocious puberty is defined as the development of secondary sexual characteristics before the age of 8 years in girls and 9 years in boys. This condition results from a constant and complex interplay between predisposing genes and environmental factors. To date, the molecular analysis are all focused on reproductive-endocrine disorders such as Kallmann syndrome and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, while the genetic bases of pubertal timing are still unclear.<p ...

hrp0086rfc9.3 | Pathophysiology of Disorders of Insulin Secretion | ESPE2016

Molecular Analysis of a Large Cohort of MODY Patients by Next Generation Sequencing

Artuso Rosangela , Orlandini Valerio , Palazzo Viviana , Giunti Laura , Landini Samuela , Provenzano Aldesia , La Barbera Andrea , Giglio Sabrina , Stagi Stefano

Background: Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is a monogenic form of diabetes that accounts for 2–5% of all cases but it is underestimated because it’s often misdiagnosed as T1D or T2D whose symptoms are often overlapping. It is a phenotypically and genetically heterogeneous disorder characterised by autosomal dominant inheritance, a young age of onset and pancreatic β-cell dysfunction.Objective and hypotheses: Actually in about ...