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Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common endocrine malignancy, with a steadily increasing incidence in the last few decades worldwide. The predisposition to developing this carcinoma by the heterozygous state of rs2910164 within the precursor of the miR-146a has been reported, but recently not confirmed. Interestingly, on the same chromosome,(More)
BACKGROUND Point mutations in the highly penetrant cancer susceptibility gene BRCA1 are responsible for the majority of hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer. We describe a novel large rearrangement of the BRCA1 gene identified in an Italian woman affected by an early onset bilateral breast cancer and a family history of hereditary breast cancer. The(More)
The single nucleotide polymorphism p.N680S of the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) receptor (FSHR) is a discrete marker of ovarian response but previous in vitro studies failed to demonstrate differences in the response to FSH between N and S carrier cells. Here we demonstrate that p.N680S mediates different kinetics of the response to FSH in vitro.(More)
BACKGROUND Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), the most common form of autosomal co-dominant hypercholesterolemia, is due to mutations in the LDLR gene, mostly minute or point mutations in the coding sequence. METHODS Analysis of LDLR gene was performed by direct resequencing and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA). RESULTS LDLR gene(More)
STUDY QUESTION Does the sperm DNA fragmentation index (DFI) improve depending on the FSH receptor (FSHR) genotype as assessed by the nonsynonymous polymorphisms rs6166 (p.N680S) after 3 months of recombinant FSH treatment in men with idiopathic infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER FSH treatment significantly improves sperm DFI only in idiopathic infertile men with(More)
Gonadotropins and their receptors' genes carry several single-nucleotide polymorphisms resulting in endocrine genotypes modulating reproductive parameters, diseases, and lifespan leading to important implications for reproductive success and potential relevance during human evolution. Here we illustrate common genotypes of the gonadotropins and gonadotropin(More)
OBJECTIVE Accurate knowledge about the positions of electrodes in electroencephalography (EEG) is very important for precise source localizations. Direct detection of electrodes from magnetic resonance (MR) images is particularly interesting, as it is possible to avoid errors of co-registration between electrode and head coordinate systems. In this study,(More)
BACKGROUND Human luteinizing hormone (LH) and chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) are glycoprotein hormones regulating development and reproductive functions by acting on the same receptor (LHCGR). We compared the LH and hCG activity in gonadal cells from male mouse in vitro, i.e. primary Leydig cells, which is a common tool used for gonadotropin bioassay. Murine(More)
Unambiguous classification of BRCA1 and BRCA2 variants of uncertain significance (VUS) is a challenging task that vexes health care providers and has profound implications for patients and their family members. Numerous VUS have been described to date, which await assessment of their functional, hence clinical, impact. As a result of a routine BRCA1/BRCA2(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) is a heterogeneous disease caused by mutations in several genes. Based on the presence of hyposmia/anosmia it is distinguished into Kallmann syndrome (KS) and isolated HH. The prevalence of other developmental anomalies is not well established. METHODS We studied 36 patients with HH (31 males, 5 females,(More)