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What genes cause Kallmann Syndrome?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 11/07/2018

There exist several genetic mutations of different types of inheritance that can cause someone to develop Kallmann Syndrome:

  • Sex-linked inheritance: KAL1 (Xp22.32)
  • Autosomal dominant inheritance: FGFR1 (8p12), FGF8 (10q25-q26), CHD7 (8q12.2), and SOX10 (22q13.1)
  • Autosomal recessive inheritance: PROKR2 (20p12.3), and PROK2 (3p21.1)

Depending on the mutation and gene affected, carriers of Kallmann Syndrome have no choice but to conceive using reproductive technologies in order to prevent the transmission of this genet to offspring.

Suggested for you: Kallmann Syndrome (KS) – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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