Successful sulfonylurea treatment of a neonate with neonatal diabetes mellitus due to a new KCNJ11 mutation
ABSTRACT Mutations in the KCNJ11 gene, which encodes the Kir6.2 subunit of the ATP-sensitive potassium channel, often result in neonatal diabetes. We describe a female neonate who is a heterozygous for a new missense mutation, V252L, in the KCNJ11 gene and who has been successfully transitioned from insulin to sulfonylurea therapy.
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ABSTRACT: Neonatal/infancy-onset diabetes mellitus is a monogenic form of diabetes with onset within 6 months of age. Two distinct types of neonatal diabetes mellitus have been recognized: permanent and transient. Mutations within the K(+)ATP channel and insulin genes are found in most patients with permanent diabetes mellitus. There have been several reports of the successful transition from insulin to sulfonylurea agents in patients with permanent diabetes mellitus caused by mutations in the KCNJ11 gene. We report on a term female neonate with a novel missense mutation, p.P1199L, in the ABCC8 gene that encodes the sulfonylurea receptor 1 whose treatment was successfully converted from insulin to sulfonylurea.Journal of perinatology: official journal of the California Perinatal Association 08/2012; 32(8):645-7. DOI:10.1038/jp.2012.46 · 2.35 Impact Factor