Homeobox protein prophet of Pit-1

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Common Name:Homeobox protein prophet of Pit-1
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Pituitary-specific homeodomain factor, PROP-1
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The PROP1 gene at 5q31.3 codes for the 226 amino acid homeobox protein prophet of Pit-1 which is a pituitary specific transcription factor that plays a crucial role in pituitary organogenesis early in development and so defects cause deficiency of pituitary gonadotropes, as well as somatotropes, lactotropes and caudomedial thyrotropes.

Mutations cause combined pituitary hormone deficiency 2 (CPHD2, OMIM:262600) with deficiencies of growth hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, prolactin and adrenocorticotropic hormone.