alexa A WNT4 mutation associated with Müllerian-duct regression and virilization in a 46,XX woman.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

Author(s): BiasonLauber A, Konrad D, Navratil F, Schoenle EJ

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Abstract WNT4, a secreted protein that suppresses male sexual differentiation, is thought to repress the biosynthesis of gonadal androgen in female mammals. An 18-year-old woman presented with primary amenorrhea and an absence of müllerian-derived structures, unilateral renal agenesis, and clinical signs of androgen excess--a phenotype resembling the Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome and remarkably similar to that of female Wnt4-knockout mice. A genetic evaluation revealed a loss-of-function mutation in the WNT4 gene. WNT4 appears to be important in the development and maintenance of the female phenotype in women, by means of the regulation of müllerian-duct formation and control of ovarian steroidogenesis. Copyright 2004 Massachusetts Medical Society This article was published in N Engl J Med and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

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