TITLE

ANDROGEN INSENSITIVITY SYNDROME (TESTICULAR FEMINIZATION): FIRST CASE REPORT FROM JAMMU & KASHMIR, INDIA

AUTHOR(S)
Sharma, Shalu; Balwan, Wahied Khawar
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Bulletin of Pure & Applied Sciences-Zoology;2011, Vol. 30A Issue 1, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The Androgen insensitivity (testicular feminization) syndrome is an X-linked recessive disorder where affected males despite having 46, XY karyotype, have some features of a female. 46, XY karyotype leads to the differentiation of testes 'in utero', but a defect in the gene coding for the androgen receptor results in complete insensitivity to circulating androgens. It is the most common cause for male pseudohermaphroditism; therefore, the case becomes important from genetic and medical viewpoint.
ACCESSION #
66609036

 

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