Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

 Disorders of H2O2 generation
After the identification of thyroid H2O2 generation system (DUOX) and of its maturation factors (DUOXA), defects in DUOX2 and/or DUOXA2 were rapidly recognized as the possible cause of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) due to thyroid dyshormonogenesis. The present Review reports data on the prevalence of DUOX2 mutations, which is variable among different series but invariably high, pointing to DUOX2 defects as one of the leading causes of dyshormonogenesis. Differently, DUOXA defects seem to be rarely involved in the pathogenesis of CH.