[GNAS1 gene abnormality in pseudohypoparathyroidism I a].Clin Calcium. 2007 Aug; 17(8):1214-9.CC
Pseudophypoparathyroidism (PHP) is characterized by hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia and elevated levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) due to resistance to PTH. PHP type I a is caused by heterozygous inactivating mutation of the GNAS1 gene, which encodes signal transducer, Gsalpha. PHP type I a is associated with Albright's osteodystrophy (AHO). Those patients who have AHO phenotype without hormone resistance are affected by pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism.