Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

Leprechaunism

Donohue syndrome (Leprechaunism) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a loss-of-function mutations in the insulin receptor gene. The clinical picture includes intra-uterine and postnatal growth restriction, lipo-atrophy, characteristic facial features, acanthosis nigricans, abnormal glucose homeostasis and severe insulin resistance.

Symptoms

Acanthosis nigricans
Insulin resistance in leprechaunism is accompanied by acanthosis nigricans.

Systematic

Neonatal diabetes mellitus
Leprechaunism
INSR
Mitchell-Riley syndrome
Neonatal diabetes mellitus with congenital hypothyroidism
Pancreatogenic diabetes
Permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus
Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome
Renal cysts and diabetes (RCAD)
Transient neonatal diabetes mellitus 1
Transient neonatal diabetes mellitus 2
Transient neonatal diabetes mellitus 3
X-linked immunodysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, and enteropathy

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al-Gazali LI et al. (1993) A syndrome of insulin resistance resembling leprechaunism in five sibs of consanguineous parents.

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CLARK DR et al. (1948) Dysendocrinism.

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Kobayashi M et al. (1978) Insulin resistance due to a defect distal to the insulin receptor: demonstration in a patient with leprechaunism.

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Reddy SS et al. (1989) Epidermal growth factor receptor defects in leprechaunism. A multiple growth factor-resistant syndrome.

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Schilling EE et al. (1979) Primary defect of insulin receptors in skin fibroblasts cultured from an infant with leprechaunism and insulin resistance.

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Reddy SS et al. (1988) Insulin receptor function in fibroblasts from patients with leprechaunism. Differential alterations in binding, autophosphorylation, kinase activity, and receptor-mediated internalization.

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None (1965) Metabolic and chromosomal studies in leprechaunism.

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Kaplowitz PB et al. (1982) Fibroblasts from a patient with leprechaunism are resistant to insulin, epidermal growth factor, and somatomedin C.

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Rosenberg AM et al. (1980) A case of leprechaunism with severe hyperinsulinemia.

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Bier DM et al. (1980) Glucose kinetics in leprechaunism: accelerated fasting due to insulin resistance.

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Taylor SI et al. (1981) Qualitative abnormalities in insulin binding in a patient with extreme insulin resistance: decreased sensitivity to alterations in temperature and pH.

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Psiachou H et al. (1993) Leprechaunism and homozygous nonsense mutation in the insulin receptor gene.

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OMIM.ORG article

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Orphanet article

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Wikipedia article

Wikipedia EN (Donohue_syndrome) [^]
Update: May 10, 2019