, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 303-305
Date: 02 Feb 2005

Identification of the first patient with a confirmed mutation of the JAK-STAT system

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Abstract

Growth hormone insensitivity (GHI) has been attributable, classically, to mutations in the gene for the GH receptor. After binding to the GH receptor, GH initiates signal transduction through a number of pathways, including the JAK-STAT pathway. We describe the first patient reported with a mutation in the gene for STAT5b, a protein critical for the transcriptional regulation of insulin-like growth factor-I.

This work was presented in part at the IPNA Seventh Symposium on Growth and Development in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease: The Molecular Basis of Skeletal Growth, 1–3 April 2004, Heidelberg, Germany