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Some aspects of androgen insensitivity

Hughes, I. A. and Evans, Bronwen Alice James 1986. Some aspects of androgen insensitivity. Acta endocrinologica. Supplementum 279 , pp. 386-395.

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Abstract

The clinical and endocrine features of the syndromes of androgen insensitivity which display a wide phenotypic spectrum are reviewed. A simple, dispersed whole cell assay to study androgen receptor binding in genital skin fibroblasts has been used to determine the pathogenesis of androgen insensitivity. Classification of the disorders based on in vitro studies does not show absolute concordance with the clinical sub-groups. Androgen-induced augmentation of basal specific binding is proposed as a possible functional test of androgen responsiveness in disorders such as partial androgen insensitivity, isolated hypospadias and micropenis. Understanding the cause of androgen insensitivity in many receptor-positive patients awaits identification and isolation of DNA probes for the X-linked gene locus for the androgen receptor

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Copenhagen, Munksgaard
ISSN: 0300-9750
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:52
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/65831

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