Guadalupe Maya-Núñez

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In the present study, we demonstrate pharmacological rescue (assessed by ligand binding and restoration of receptor coupling to effector) of five naturally occurring GnRH receptor (GnRHR) mutants (T(32)I, E(90)K, C(200)Y, C(279)Y, and L(266)R), identified from patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, as well as rescue of other defective receptors(More)
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) regulates pituitary gonadotropin release and is a therapeutic target for human and animal reproductive diseases. In the present study we have utilized the technique of fluorescence resonance energy transfer to monitor the rate of GnRH receptor-receptor interactions. This technique relies on the observation that the(More)
Kallmann's syndrome (KS) is defined by the association of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and anosmia or hyposmia. Segregation analysis in familial cases has demonstrated diverse inheritance patterns, suggesting the existence of several genes regulating GnRH secretion. Genetic defects have been demonstrated in the KAL gene, located on the Xp22.3 region,(More)
The mammalian gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor (GnRH-R) has been a therapeutic target for human and animal medicine. This receptor is a unique G-protein-coupled receptor that lacks the intracellular C-terminal domain commonly associated with this family. Development of highthrough put screens for agents active in humans has been hampered by(More)
OBJECTIVE To report experience in patients with Kallmann syndrome (KS) in whom urography was used to establish the type and frequency of renal anomalies associated with the disorder. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 19 patients with KS, 15 had the X-linked recessive form of the disease, whereas the remaining four were sporadic. Each patient underwent intravenous(More)
OBJECTIVE Large terminal or interstitial deletions of the 22.3 region on the short arm of the X chromosome cause contiguous gene syndromes. Kallmann syndrome (hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism with anosmia or hyposmia) associated with X-linked ichthyosis, due to a contiguous gene syndrome, is an uncommon finding. Genetic defects have been demonstrated in the(More)
Receptors, hormones, enzymes, ion channels, and structural components of the cell are created by the act of protein synthesis. Synthesis alone is insufficient for proper function, of course; for a cell to operate effectively, its components must be correctly compartmentalized. The mechanism by which proteins maintain the fidelity of localization warrants(More)
Follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) and luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR) belong to the super-family of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR); GPCRs are negatively regulated by RGS ("regulators of G protein signaling") proteins. In this study we evaluated the effects of RGS3 and RGS10 on FSHR and LHR ligand binding and effector coupling. FSHR and LHR(More)
Steroid sulfatase deficiency results in X-linked ichthyosis, an inborn error of metabolism in which the principal molecular defect is the complete deletion of the steroid sulfatase gene and flanking markers. Mosaicism for the steroid sulfatase gene has not yet been reported in X-linked ichthyosis. In this study we describe an X-linked ichthyosis patient(More)
GnRH regulates the synthesis and release of pituitary gonadotropins. Mutations in the human GnRH receptor (hGnRHR) gene have been reported in families with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Our group recently described a novel homozygous E(90)K mutation of the hGnRHR in two siblings with the complete form of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. In the present study,(More)