Insights into granulosa cell tumors using spontaneous or genetically engineered mouse models

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Abstract

Granulosa cell tumors (GCTs) are rare sex cord-stromal tumors that have been studied for decades. However, their infrequency has delayed efforts to research their etiology. Recently, mutations in human GCTs have been discovered, which has led to further research aimed at determining the molecular mechanisms underlying the disease. Mouse models have been important tools for studying GCTs, and have provided means to develop and improve diagnostics and therapeutics. Thus far, several genetically modified mouse models, along with one spontaneous mouse model, have been reported. This review summarizes the phenotypes of these mouse models and their applicability in elucidating the mechanisms of granulosa cell tumor development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalClinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

Keywords

  • Adult granulosa cell tumor
  • Animal models
  • Granulosa cell tumor
  • Juvenile granulosa cell tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine

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