Mutations of the metabolic genes IDH1, IDH2, and SDHAF2 are not major determinants of the pseudohypoxic phenotype of sporadic pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas.

@article{Yao2010MutationsOT,
  title={Mutations of the metabolic genes IDH1, IDH2, and SDHAF2 are not major determinants of the pseudohypoxic phenotype of sporadic pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas.},
  author={Li Xian Yao and Marta B. Barontini and Bruno Niederle and Marion Jech and Roswitha Pfragner and Patricia L M Dahia},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2010},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={1469-72}
}
CONTEXT Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are genetically heterogeneous tumors of neural crest origin. Approximately half of these tumors activate a pseudohypoxic transcription response, which is due in a minority of the cases to germline mutations of the VHL gene or the genes encoding subunits of the metabolic enzyme succinate dehydrogenase (SDH), SDHB, SDHC, or SDHD. However, the genetic basis of the hypoxic-like profile of the remaining tumors is undetermined. Mutations in genes involved… CONTINUE READING