New USP8 Gene Mutation Found in Pituitary Tumor of Cushing’s Patient

New USP8 Gene Mutation Found in Pituitary Tumor of Cushing’s Patient

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New USP8 Gene Mutation Found in Pituitary Tumor of Cushing’s Patient

A newly discovered mutation in a gene called USP8 may contribute to the development of pituitary tumors, which are the underlying cause Cushing’s disease, researchers reported, describing the mutation. Their work also linked tumors with mutations to more aggressive disease than those without mutations. The study, “Genetic Profiling of a Cohort of Italian Patients with ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Tumors and Characterization of a Novel USP8 Gene Variant,” was published in the journal Cancers. Cushing’s disease is caused…

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