alexa SHOX: growth, Léri-Weill and Turner syndromes.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

Author(s): Blaschke RJ, Rappold GA

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Abstract Linear growth is a multifactorial trait involving environmental, hormonal and genetic factors. The multitude of growth-affecting genetic factors has recently been supplemented by the discovery of the homeobox gene SHOX. Although originally described as causing idiopathic short stature, SHOX mutations are also responsible for mesomelic growth retardation and Madelung deformity in Léri-Weill dyschondrosteosis and Langer mesomelic dysplasia. Furthermore, recent studies implicate SHOX haploinsufficiency in the etiology of additional somatic stigmata frequently observed in Turner syndrome. Therefore, SHOX has a broad functional scope and leads to a variety of different phenotypes upon mutation.
This article was published in Trends Endocrinol Metab and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

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