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Paired box protein Pax-8

The PAX8 gene encodes a transcription factor which is important in organogenesis. Mutations cause aurosomal dominant congenital nongoitrous hypothyroidism 2.


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

Related Diseases:

Congenital nongoitrous hypothyroidism 2



Pilz AJ et al. (1993) Mapping of the human homologs of the murine paired-box-containing genes.

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Trueba SS et al. (2005) PAX8, TITF1, and FOXE1 gene expression patterns during human development: new insights into human thyroid development and thyroid dysgenesis-associated malformations.

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Cheung L et al. (2003) Detection of the PAX8-PPAR gamma fusion oncogene in both follicular thyroid carcinomas and adenomas.

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Bouchard M et al. (2002) Nephric lineage specification by Pax2 and Pax8.

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Fan Y et al. (2002) Gene content and function of the ancestral chromosome fusion site in human chromosome 2q13-2q14.1 and paralogous regions.

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Tell G et al. (1999) Structural defects of a Pax8 mutant that give rise to congenital hypothyroidism.

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Mansouri A et al. (1999) Role of Genes in Endoderm-derived Organs.

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Mansouri A et al. (1998) Follicular cells of the thyroid gland require Pax8 gene function.

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Torban E et al. (1997) F329L polymorphism in the human PAX8 gene.

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Koseki H et al. (1993) Fine genetic mapping of the proximal part of mouse chromosome 2 excludes Pax-8 as a candidate gene for Danforth's short tail (Sd).

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Plachov D et al. (1990) Pax8, a murine paired box gene expressed in the developing excretory system and thyroid gland.

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Walther C et al. (1991) Pax: a murine multigene family of paired box-containing genes.

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Kroll TG et al. (2000) PAX8-PPARgamma1 fusion oncogene in human thyroid carcinoma [corrected].

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Congdon T et al. (2001) A novel mutation (Q40P) in PAX8 associated with congenital hypothyroidism and thyroid hypoplasia: evidence for phenotypic variability in mother and child.

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Vilain C et al. (2001) Autosomal dominant transmission of congenital thyroid hypoplasia due to loss-of-function mutation of PAX8.

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Macchia PE et al. (1998) PAX8 mutations associated with congenital hypothyroidism caused by thyroid dysgenesis.

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Grasberger H et al. (2005) Thyroid transcription factor 1 rescues PAX8/p300 synergism impaired by a natural PAX8 paired domain mutation with dominant negative activity.

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Meeus L et al. (2004) Characterization of a novel loss of function mutation of PAX8 in a familial case of congenital hypothyroidism with in-place, normal-sized thyroid.

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Dwight T et al. (2003) Involvement of the PAX8/peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma rearrangement in follicular thyroid tumors.

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Stapleton P et al. (1993) Chromosomal localization of seven PAX genes and cloning of a novel family member, PAX-9.

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NCBI article

NCBI 7849 external link

OMIM.ORG article

Omim 167415 external link

Orphanet article

Orphanet ID 124103 external link

Wikipedia article

Wikipedia EN (PAX8) external link
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