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Control of puberty: genetics, endocrinology, and environment.
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PMID:  23183357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to summarize recent advances regarding the genetic components of the complex and coordinated process of puberty, an update of the genes implicated in disorders of puberty, the endocrinologic changes of puberty, and influences of environment in the light of our current understanding of the mechanism of the onset of puberty. RECENT FINDINGS: The timing of puberty varies greatly in the general population among ethnic groups throughout the world, suggesting the genetic control of puberty. Several studies on the pathological conditions of pubertal onset provide unique information about the interactions of either the genetic susceptibility of or environmental influences on hypothalamic control of pubertal onset. However, these findings suggested that no isolated pathway or external factor is solely responsible for the neuroendocrine control of puberty. SUMMARY: Puberty is initiated by gonadotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus followed by a complex sequence of endocrine changes and is regulated by both genetic and environmental factors. New attempts to use genetics and genomics might enhance our understanding of the spectrum of pubertal development.
Jin-Ho Choi; Han-Wook Yoo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1752-2978     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101308636     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
aDepartment of Pediatrics, Asan Medical Center Children's Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea bReproductive Endocrine Unit of the Department of Medicine, Harvard Reproductive Endocrine Sciences Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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