- Format: PDF
- Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (May 3, 2017)
- Language: English
- 232 pages
- ISBN-10: 3319518887
- ISBN-13: 978-3319518886
Basic Research and Clinical Aspects of Adamantinomatous Craniopharyngioma is the first book compiling all current research on ACPs. Mouse and human studies have unequivocally demonstrated that mutations in CTNNB1 encoding -catenin underlie the etiology of the majority, if not all ACP tumors. Genetic studies in mice have shown that ACPs are tumors of the pituitary gland and not of the hypothalamus as previously thought, and are derived from Rathke’s pouch precursors. In addition, a role for tissue-specific adult pituitary stem cells has been revealed as causative of ACP. Together, these studies have provided novel insights into the molecular and cellular etiology as well as the pathogenesis of human ACP. Finally, this volume covers new treatment approaches that have been shown to be effective both in reducing ACP burden as well as reducing the morbidity associated with therapy.
About the Author
Professor Juan Pedro Martínez-Barberá is a leading expert in pituitary development and associated congenital disorders. He is a researcher at the Birth Defects Research Centre, Developmental Biology and Cancer Programme of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.
Dr. Cynthia Lilian Andoniadou is a researcher at the Department of Craniofacial Development and Stem Cell Biology of King’s College London focusing on the biology of normal and pathogenic pituitary stem cells.