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Generalised lipodystrophy of the Berardinelli-Seip type (BSCL) is a rare autosomal recessive human disorder with severe adverse metabolic consequences. A gene on chromosome 9 (BSCL1) has recently been identified, predominantly in African-American families. More recently, mutations in a previously undescribed gene of unknown function (BSCL2) on chromosome(More)
Genetic mutation or loss of activin/transforming growth factor-beta (TGFbeta) receptor function has been shown in human lymphoid, breast, and colorectal tumors as well as Hep2B and Mv1Lu cell lines. Although activin stimulates FSHbeta biosynthesis and secretion, a large percentage of human gonadotroph tumors have previously been demonstrated to be(More)
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