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Title Hypothalamic-pituitary development : genetic and clinical aspects / volume editors, Raphaël Rappaport, Serge Amselem
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2001


Description 1 online resource (x, 180 pages) : illustrations
Series Endocrine development, 1421-7082 ; vol. 4
Endocrine development ; vol. 4. 1421-7082
Contents Genetic regulation of forebrain and pituitary development / D.M. Martin, S.A. Camper -- Neural crest and pituitary development / H.C. Etchevers, C. Vincent, G. Couly -- Perspectives on the molecular basis of developmental defects in the human pituitary region / S. Amselem -- Growth hormone-releasing hormone receptors and pituitary development / G. Baumann -- Pituitary transcription factors, POU1F1 and PROP1 defects / R. Pfäffle [and others] -- Septo-optic dysplasia and related malformations / M.T. Dattani -- Magnetic resonance imaging of the hypothalamic-pituitary region in nontumoral hypopituitarism / I. Netchine, J. Léger, R. Rappaport -- Kallmann Syndrome : towards molecular pathogenesis / J.-P. Hardelin -- Genetic basis of hypothalamic-pituitary hypogonadism / F.P. Pralong -- Molecular pathology of corticotroph function / A.J.L. Clark, F.M. Swords -- Central diabetes insipidus / P. Czernichow
Summary In recent years dramatic progress has been made in understanding the pathophysiology of pituitary diseases by a combination of experimental studies, molecular genetics and clinical research. This book presents an updated overview of normal and pathological hypothalamic-pituitary development. Several chapters include experimental data and describe brain and facial defects associated with various conditions of pituitary insufficiency. A major part is devoted to the still increasing number of molecular and genetic defects which are responsible for various clinical presentations of pituitary insufficiency: diseases due to genetic defects of growth hormone, TSH, gonadotropins and corticotropin secretion are extensively described. These diseases present as metabolic (diabetes insipidus and adrenal insufficiency), growth and reproductive (including puberty) disorders. A distinct chapter emphasizes the contribution of a multidisciplinary comprehensive approach including the most recent molecular and genetic tools. Finally in most chapters an effort was made to address phenotypic and genotypic presentations in affected patients including valuable information provided by magnetic resonance imaging of the pituitary and brain. This book will help endocrinologists and pediatricians by providing unique models of genetic and developmental defects of the pituitary region which bear ultimate consequences on metabolic control, growth and reproduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Pituitary gland -- Pathophysiology
Hypothalamus -- Pathophysiology
Developmental endocrinology.
Pituitary gland -- Growth
Hypothalamus -- growth & development
Hypothalamic Diseases -- genetics
Pituitary Gland -- growth & development
Developmental endocrinology
Neuroendokrines System
Form Electronic book
Author Rappaport, R. (Raphaël)
Amselem, Serge
S. Karger (Firm)
ISBN 9783318007145