Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

Steroid 11-beta-hydroxylase

Inactivating mutations of this key enzyme in steroid hormone production cause hypertensive form of adrenal hyperplasia. A rare rearangement at this locus is found to be responsible for glucocorticoid remediable hypertension.


Clinic Method Carrier testing
Turnaround 5
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification
Turnaround 20
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
Turnaround 20
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Massive parallel sequencing
Turnaround 25
Specimen type genomic DNA

Related Diseases:

Hyperaldosteronism type 1



Mulatero P et al. (2004) Genetics of primary aldosteronism.


Lifton RP et al. (1992) A chimaeric 11 beta-hydroxylase/aldosterone synthase gene causes glucocorticoid-remediable aldosteronism and human hypertension.


White PC et al. (1991) A mutation in CYP11B1 (Arg-448----His) associated with steroid 11 beta-hydroxylase deficiency in Jews of Moroccan origin.

Update: Sept. 26, 2018