More on the genetics of acromegaly

From Jorge D. Faccinetti – co-founder – The Journal Pituitary published an article on the genetic background of acromegaly.  The Authors, Mônica R. Gadelha, Leandro Kasuki and Márta Korbonits provide a great summary of current knowledge in the genetics of this disease.  Read the Pituitary Journal article here.  

We’ve featured Dr. Korbonits’ work in PWN in this article Pituitary tumors and heredity, and also published several articles on the subject, which you can read here.  Of particular note is a presentation by Albert Beckers a Belgian researcher and specialist in pituitary pathology. The presentation focuses on the FIPA (Familial Isolated Pituitary Adenoma) and the AIP gene, a more aggressive or severe version in the younger onset of acromegaly and gigantism.  Read more about it here.

This next story, very near to my heart, published originally in September 2015, shares my experiences when I found out through a series of coincidences that my cousin Carol Mackie Passera, who currently lives in the Patagonia region of Argentina, had developed acromegaly at about the same time I had. Carol shared her story with us, which you can read here.

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