hrp0089fc5.3 | Thyroid | ESPE2018

Computational Analysis of the Ligand Binding Domain of the Thyroid Hormone Receptor for the Rational Design of an Efficient Protein-Based Biosensor for the Detection of Thyroid Hormone Disrupting Chemicals

Verma Sonia , Pandey Amit V

Background: Thyroid hormone disrupting chemicals (THDCs) which are present in the environment, food and everyday consumer products, interfere with thyroid hormone signaling, possibly by interacting with thyroid hormone receptors (THRs). This alters the thyroid hormone homeostasis and affects various functions regulated by the thyroid hormone e.g. macronutrient metabolism, cardiovascular function, and normal brain development. Therefore, there is a necessity for detection and m...

hrp0089rfc4.2 | GH & IGFs | ESPE2018

Data Mining and Computational Analysis of Human Growth Hormone Gene (GH1) Sequence in Normal Population to Identify Potential Variants with Disease-Causing Effects

Verma Sonia , Pandey Amit V

Background: Mutations in GH1 gene cause isolated growth hormone deficiency. Several disease-causing mutations from patients with IGHD have been reported. These mutations have been shown to (a) produce shorter isoforms of GH that does not bind to growth hormone receptor, (b) cause diminished secretion of GH or (c) result in misfolded GH protein. Large sequencing studies from the non-clinical population show several hundred genetic variations in GH1 gene. Role of common polymorp...