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J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Oct 18. doi: 10.1210/jc.2018-01170. [Epub ahead of print]

UMD-MEN1 database: an overview of the 370 MEN1 variants present in 1,676 patients from the French population.

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Aix Marseille Univ, INSERM, MMG, Laboratory of Molecular Biology Hospital La Conception, Marseille, France.
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Hospital La Conception, APHM, Marseille.
Genetics Department, Hospices Civils de LYON (HCL), University Hospital, East Pathology Center, LYON, BRON Cedex, France.
Service de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire « Hormonologie, Métabolisme-Nutrition, Oncologie », Centre de Biologie Pathologie, CHU Lille, Lille Cedex, France.
Service de Génétique et Biochimie Moléculaires, Hôpital Cochin, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France.
Univ. Lille, Inserm, CHU Lille, UMR-S 1172 - JPARC - Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center, Lille, France.
Aix Marseille Univ, INSERM, MMG, U 1251 Bioinformatic team, Marseille, France.
Hospices Civils de Lyon, Fédération d'Endocrinologie, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, HESPER EA 7425, Lyon, France.
Aix Marseille Univ, INSERM, MMG, Department of genetics Hospital La Timone Enfants, Marseille, France.
Department of Endocrine Surgery, University Hospital of Dijon, and INSERM, U866, Epidemiology and Clinical Research in Digestive Oncology Team, and INSERM, CIC1432, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, University Hospital of Dijon, Clinical Investigation Center, Clinical Epidemiology/Clinical Trials Unit, Dijon, France.



Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations in the MEN1 gene characterized by a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations, of which the most frequent are primary hyperparathyroidism, pituitary adenomas, and neuroendocrine tumors.


The aim of this work is to facilitate interpretation of variants and improve the genetic counseling and medical care of MEN1-patients' families.

Design, Setting, and Patients:

The TENGEN network (French oncogenetics network of neuroendocrine tumors) has interpreted and collected all allelic variants and clinical characteristics of the MEN1-positive patients identified through genetic testing performed in the French population from 1997 to 2015. They were registered in a locus-specific database called the UMD-MEN1 database (

Main Outcomes:

variant classification, age-related penetrance, odds ratio.


Three hundred seventy distinct variants reported in 1,676 patients, including 181 unpublished variants, have currently been registered. This database analysis pointed out the low frequency of benign or likely benign missense variants in MEN1 (only 6.6%). Eight families (1.9%) presented a familial isolated hyperparathyroidism and harbored the same mutation found in authentic MEN1-families. An association exists between large rearrangements and an earlier onset of the disease, whereas no difference was observed between truncating and non-truncating variants.


UMD-MEN1 database provides an exhaustive overview of the MEN1 variants present in the French population. For each variant, a classification is publicly available. Clinical data collections allow the determination of genotype-phenotype correlation and age-related penetrance of lesions in the cohort.


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