Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Receptor Mutation and Fertility

  • T. Vaskivuo
  • K. Aittomäki
  • I. T. Huhtaniemi
  • J. S. Tapanainen
Conference paper
Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 3)


Recent studies on the molecular pathogenesis of diseases have shown that even infertility can be hereditary. This contrasts with the general opinion that infertility cannot by nature be an inherited condition. Rapid progress in the field of molecular biology has enabled the identification and detailed characterization of mutations and polymorphisms causing impaired fertility. Although the ultimate cause of such disorders cannot be treated today, affected individuals suffering from these conditions can be effectively helped with the new assisted reproductive techniques.


Luteinizing Hormone Follicle Stimulate Hormone Follicle Stimulate Hormone Receptor FSHR Gene Serum Follicle Stimulate Hormone Level 
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  • T. Vaskivuo
  • K. Aittomäki
  • I. T. Huhtaniemi
  • J. S. Tapanainen

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