Effects of leukemia inhibitory receptor gene mutations on human hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal function.

Guran T. , Guran O., Paketci C., Kipoglu O., Firat I., Turan S. , ...More

Pituitary, vol.18, no.4, pp.456-60, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11102-014-0594-5
  • Title of Journal : Pituitary
  • Page Numbers: pp.456-60


Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome (STWS) (MIM #601559) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR) gene. STWS has a diverse range of clinical features involving hematopoietic, skeletal, neuronal and immune systems. STWS manifests a high mortality due to increased risk of sudden death. Heterodimerization of the LIFR mediates leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) signalling through the intracellular Janus kinase (JAK)/STAT3 signalling cascade. The LIF/LIFR system is highly expressed in and regulates the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.