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McCune-Albright Syndrome (MAS): NICHD Research Goals

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The NICHD’s MAS-related research is conducted through its Program on Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics, within the Division of Intramural Research.

Researchers investigate mechanisms that lead to MAS and associated disorders as well as treatments for them.

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Cellular patterns in the adrenal glands of patients with MAS
  • Prognostic features of patients who have MAS and/or Cushing syndrome
  • How the GNAS gene mutation affects the function and structure of thyroid cells
  • The genetics and treatment of pituitary gland tumors in patients with MAS
Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012
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