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Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2012 Aug;77(2):246-54. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2012.04357.x.

Novel missense mutation in the IGF-I receptor L2 domain results in intrauterine and postnatal growth retardation.

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Division of Pediatrics & Perinatology, Research Center for Bioscience and Technology, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine, Yonago, Japan. yuki.kawashima@med.tottori-u.ac.jp

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

IGFs play key roles in intrauterine and postnatal growth through the IGF-I receptor (IGF-IR). We identified a family bearing a new heterozygous missense mutation at the L2 domain of IGF-IR (R431L).

METHOD:

We analysed the nucleotide sequences of the IGF1R gene of the family. We prepared R(-) cells (fibroblasts with targeted disruption of the IGF-IR gene) expressing wild-type or R431L IGF-IR and performed functional analyses by evaluating IGF-I binding, IGF-I-stimulated DNA synthesis, tyrosine phosphorylation of IGF-IR and its substrates, and internalization by measuring [(125) I]IGF-I internalization. We also performed confocal microscopy analysis.

RESULTS:

We identified a family bearing a new heterozygous missense mutation at the L2 domain of IGF-IR (R431L) through an 8-year-old girl and her mother, both born with intrauterine growth retardation. In experiments conducted using cells homozygously transfected with the IGF-IR R431L mutation; (i) IGF-I binding was not affected; (ii) DNA synthesis induced by IGF-I was decreased; (iii) IGF-IR internalization stimulated by IGF-I was decreased and (iv) IGF-I-stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation was reduced IGF-IR by low concentrations of IGF-I and on insulin receptor substrate (IRS)-1 and IRS-2.

CONCLUSION:

A missense mutation (R431L) leads to the inhibition of cell proliferation, attenuation of IGF signalling and decrease in internalization of IGF-IR. The results of this study suggest a novel link between a mutation at the IGF-IR L2 domain and intrauterine and postnatal growth retardation.

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