volume 89, issue 9, P4285-4291 2004
DOI: 10.1210/jc.2004-0166
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Abstract: Thyroid dysgenesis is the most common cause of congenital hypothyroidism, a relatively frequent disease affecting 1 in 3000-4000 newborns. Whereas most cases are sporadic, mutations in transcription factors implicated in thyroid development have been shown to cause a minority of cases transmitted as monogenic Mendelian diseases. PAX8 is one of these transcription factors, and so far, five mutations have been identified in its paired domain in patients with thyroid dysgenesis. We have identified a novel mutatio…

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