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Sequence analysis of the MEN I gene in two patients with multiple cutaneous lipomas and endocrine tumors.

The discovery of mutations of the menin gene in a few multiple endocrine neoplasma type 1 (MEN I)-associated lipomas and loss of heterozygosity (LOH) on chromosome 11q13 in some sporadic lipomas has stimulated the hypothesis that lipomas may belong to the group of sporadic tumors caused by defects of the gene responsible for MEN I. Since it is unclear if the above hypothesis applies to all patients with lipoma or just to specific subsets, we searched to enlarge the database on this topic. For this purpose, we identified two patients with multiple cutaneous lipomas. One had an additional pituitary adenoma and familial presentation of multiple lipomas, the other had recurrent goiter in the setting of a family history of adenomatous goiter. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was analyzed by complete direct DNA sequencing of all coding exons and splice junctions of the MEN I gene. No mutation was identified in the coding exons of the menin gene. In contrast to former data on sporadic lipomas, these data are the first to render evidence that mutations of the MEN I gene may not be responsible for the formation of multiple lipomas, even if they appear in the context of other endocrine tumors.[1]


  1. Sequence analysis of the MEN I gene in two patients with multiple cutaneous lipomas and endocrine tumors. Schulte, K.M., Simon, D., Dotzenrath, C., Scheuring, S., Köhrer, K., Röher, H.D. Horm. Metab. Res. (2000) [Pubmed]
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