George William Moll

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We designed a prospective study of height potential in girls with idiopathic precocious puberty, comparing the presenting features of girls with and without evidence of reduced adult height potential. The 14 girls with impaired adult height prognoses (group 1) were reexamined after treatment with a gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist, nafarelin. The(More)
Inherited thyroxine-binding globulin (TBG) deficiency is caused by mutations in the TBG gene located on the X-chromosome. We now describe two families (K and H) with X-linked complete TBG deficiency without mutations in the coding or promoter regions of the TBG gene. The propositi of both families presented with euthyroid hypothyroxinemia and were found to(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric Graves' disease can be life-threatening, and it adversely alters growth and development. Controversies concerning optimal therapy led us to review our 40 pediatric patients treated for Graves' disease from 1988 to 1996 to assess efficiency, efficacy, and safety of current therapy options. METHODS Diagnosis of Graves' disease required(More)
We tested the concept that estrogen directly stimulates growth hormone (GH) production by determining whether low-dose treatment with ethinyl estradiol increases the GH reserve, as assessed by levodopa administration, without inhibiting somatomedin-C (Sm-C) levels. Twenty-three prepubertal short normal children underwent levodopa tests before and after(More)
Herein, we report mutation analysis of the LH receptor gene in 17 males with LH-independent precocious puberty, of which 8 were familial and 9 had a negative family history. A total of 7 different mutations (all previously reported) were detected in 12 patients. Among 10 European familial male-limited precocious puberty (FMPP) patients who had a LH receptor(More)
Familial male-limited precocious puberty is a male-limited autosomal dominant condition. It is characterized by increased testosterone synthesis in the absence of testicular stimulation by luteinizing hormone (LH). We hypothesised that an abnormal configuration of the LH receptor might autonomously activate G protein coupling, and thereby cause the(More)