H number H00410
Name Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY)
Description Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is a genetically and clinically heterogeneous subtype of familial diabetes mellitus characterized by autosomal dominant inheritance, early onset before 25 years of age and primary insulin secretion defects. Mutations in six genes, encoding the glucose sensor enzyme glucokinase and five transcription factors that participate in a regulatory network essential for adult beta cell function, cause most of the MODY cases.
Category Metabolic disease; Endocrine disease