Maturity-onset diabetes of the young: from clinical description to molecular genetic characterization.

Maturity-onset diabetes of the young is a heterogeneous group of autosomal dominantly inherited, young-onset beta-cell disorders. At least two consecutive generations are affected with a family member diagnosed before 25 years of age. Diabetes is caused either by mutations in the glucokinase gene (glucokinase MODY) or by mutations in transcription factors… (More)