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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434495/dysfunction-of-the-cerebral-glucose-transporter-slc45a1-in-individuals-with-intellectual-disability-and-epilepsy
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Myriam Srour, Noriaki Shimokawa, Fadi F Hamdan, Christina Nassif, Chantal Poulin, Lihadh Al Gazali, Jill A Rosenfeld, Noriyuki Koibuchi, Guy A Rouleau, Aisha Al Shamsi, Jacques L Michaud
Glucose transport across the blood brain barrier and into neural cells is critical for normal cerebral physiologic function. Dysfunction of the cerebral glucose transporter GLUT1 (encoded by SLC2A1) is known to result in epilepsy, intellectual disability (ID), and movement disorder. Using whole-exome sequencing, we identified rare homozygous missense variants (c.526C>T [p.Arg176Trp] and c.629C>T [p.Ala210Val]) in SLC45A1, encoding another cerebral glucose transporter, in two consanguineous multiplex families with moderate to severe ID, epilepsy, and variable neuropsychiatric features...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413018/plaa-mutations-cause-a-lethal-infantile-epileptic-encephalopathy-by-disrupting-ubiquitin-mediated-endolysosomal-degradation-of-synaptic-proteins
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Emma A Hall, Michael S Nahorski, Lyndsay M Murray, Ranad Shaheen, Emma Perkins, Kosala N Dissanayake, Yosua Kristaryanto, Ross A Jones, Julie Vogt, Manon Rivagorda, Mark T Handley, Girish R Mali, Tooba Quidwai, Dinesh C Soares, Margaret A Keighren, Lisa McKie, Richard L Mort, Noor Gammoh, Amaya Garcia-Munoz, Tracey Davey, Matthieu Vermeren, Diana Walsh, Peter Budd, Irene A Aligianis, Eissa Faqeih, Alan J Quigley, Ian J Jackson, Yogesh Kulathu, Mandy Jackson, Richard R Ribchester, Alex von Kriegsheim, Fowzan S Alkuraya, C Geoffrey Woods, Eamonn R Maher, Pleasantine Mill
During neurotransmission, synaptic vesicles undergo multiple rounds of exo-endocytosis, involving recycling and/or degradation of synaptic proteins. While ubiquitin signaling at synapses is essential for neural function, it has been assumed that synaptic proteostasis requires the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS). We demonstrate here that turnover of synaptic membrane proteins via the endolysosomal pathway is essential for synaptic function. In both human and mouse, hypomorphic mutations in the ubiquitin adaptor protein PLAA cause an infantile-lethal neurodysfunction syndrome with seizures...
April 10, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413019/germline-mutations-in-cdh23-encoding-cadherin-related-23-are-associated-with-both-familial-and-sporadic-pituitary-adenomas
#3
Qilin Zhang, Cheng Peng, Jianping Song, Yichao Zhang, Jianhua Chen, Zhijian Song, Xuefei Shou, Zengyi Ma, Hong Peng, Xuemin Jian, Wenqiang He, Zhao Ye, Zhiqiang Li, Yongfei Wang, Hongying Ye, Zhaoyun Zhang, Ming Shen, Feng Tang, Hong Chen, Zhifeng Shi, Chunjui Chen, Zhengyuan Chen, Yue Shen, Ye Wang, Shaoyong Lu, Jian Zhang, Yiming Li, Shiqi Li, Ying Mao, Liangfu Zhou, Hai Yan, Yongyong Shi, Chuanxin Huang, Yao Zhao
Pituitary adenoma (PA) is one of the most common intracranial neoplasms. Several genetic predisposing factors for PA have been identified, but they account for a small portion of cases. In this study, we sought to identify the PA genetic risk factors by focusing on causative mutations for PAs. Among the 4 affected and 17 asymptomatic members from one family with familial PA, whole-exome sequencing identified cosegregation of the PA phenotype with the heterozygous missense mutation c.4136G>T (p.Arg1379Leu) in cadherin-related 23 (CDH23)...
April 8, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388435/de-novo-disruption-of-the-proteasome-regulatory-subunit-psmd12-causes-a-syndromic-neurodevelopmental-disorder
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Sébastien Küry, Thomas Besnard, Frédéric Ebstein, Tahir N Khan, Tomasz Gambin, Jessica Douglas, Carlos A Bacino, William J Craigen, Stephan J Sanders, Andrea Lehmann, Xénia Latypova, Kamal Khan, Mathilde Pacault, Stephanie Sacharow, Kimberly Glaser, Eric Bieth, Laurence Perrin-Sabourin, Marie-Line Jacquemont, Megan T Cho, Elizabeth Roeder, Anne-Sophie Denommé-Pichon, Kristin G Monaghan, Bo Yuan, Fan Xia, Sylvain Simon, Dominique Bonneau, Philippe Parent, Brigitte Gilbert-Dussardier, Sylvie Odent, Annick Toutain, Laurent Pasquier, Deborah Barbouth, Chad A Shaw, Ankita Patel, Janice L Smith, Weimin Bi, Sébastien Schmitt, Wallid Deb, Mathilde Nizon, Sandra Mercier, Marie Vincent, Caroline Rooryck, Valérie Malan, Ignacio Briceño, Alberto Gómez, Kimberly M Nugent, James B Gibson, Benjamin Cogné, James R Lupski, Holly A F Stessman, Evan E Eichler, Kyle Retterer, Yaping Yang, Richard Redon, Nicholas Katsanis, Jill A Rosenfeld, Peter-Michael Kloetzel, Christelle Golzio, Stéphane Bézieau, Paweł Stankiewicz, Bertrand Isidor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366443/modeling-the-mutational-and-phenotypic-landscapes-of-pelizaeus-merzbacher-disease-with-human-ipsc-derived-oligodendrocytes
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Zachary S Nevin, Daniel C Factor, Robert T Karl, Panagiotis Douvaras, Jeremy Laukka, Martha S Windrem, Steven A Goldman, Valentina Fossati, Grace M Hobson, Paul J Tesar
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) is a pediatric disease of myelin in the central nervous system and manifests with a wide spectrum of clinical severities. Although PMD is a rare monogenic disease, hundreds of mutations in the X-linked myelin gene proteolipid protein 1 (PLP1) have been identified in humans. Attempts to identify a common pathogenic process underlying PMD have been complicated by an incomplete understanding of PLP1 dysfunction and limited access to primary human oligodendrocytes. To address this, we generated panels of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and hiPSC-derived oligodendrocytes from 12 individuals with mutations spanning the genetic and clinical diversity of PMD-including point mutations and duplication, triplication, and deletion of PLP1-and developed an in vitro platform for molecular and cellular characterization of all 12 mutations simultaneously...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366442/human-demographic-history-impacts-genetic-risk-prediction-across-diverse-populations
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Alicia R Martin, Christopher R Gignoux, Raymond K Walters, Genevieve L Wojcik, Benjamin M Neale, Simon Gravel, Mark J Daly, Carlos D Bustamante, Eimear E Kenny
The vast majority of genome-wide association studies (GWASs) are performed in Europeans, and their transferability to other populations is dependent on many factors (e.g., linkage disequilibrium, allele frequencies, genetic architecture). As medical genomics studies become increasingly large and diverse, gaining insights into population history and consequently the transferability of disease risk measurement is critical. Here, we disentangle recent population history in the widely used 1000 Genomes Project reference panel, with an emphasis on populations underrepresented in medical studies...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343630/de-novo-truncating-mutations-in-the-last-and-penultimate-exons-of-ppm1d-cause-an-intellectual-disability-syndrome
#7
Sandra Jansen, Sinje Geuer, Rolph Pfundt, Rachel Brough, Priyanka Ghongane, Johanna C Herkert, Elysa J Marco, Marjolein H Willemsen, Tjitske Kleefstra, Mark Hannibal, Joseph T Shieh, Sally Ann Lynch, Frances Flinter, David R FitzPatrick, Alice Gardham, Birgitta Bernhard, Nicola Ragge, Ruth Newbury-Ecob, Raphael Bernier, Malin Kvarnung, E A Helena Magnusson, Marja W Wessels, Marjon A van Slegtenhorst, Kristin G Monaghan, Petra de Vries, Joris A Veltman, Christopher J Lord, Lisenka E L M Vissers, Bert B A de Vries
Intellectual disability (ID) is a highly heterogeneous disorder involving at least 600 genes, yet a genetic diagnosis remains elusive in ∼35%-40% of individuals with moderate to severe ID. Recent meta-analyses statistically analyzing de novo mutations in >7,000 individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders highlighted mutations in PPM1D as a possible cause of ID. PPM1D is a type 2C phosphatase that functions as a negative regulator of cellular stress-response pathways by mediating a feedback loop of p38-p53 signaling, thereby contributing to growth inhibition and suppression of stress-induced apoptosis...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343629/biallelic-variants-in-otud6b-cause-an-intellectual-disability-syndrome-associated-with-seizures-and-dysmorphic-features
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Teresa Santiago-Sim, Lindsay C Burrage, Frédéric Ebstein, Mari J Tokita, Marcus Miller, Weimin Bi, Alicia A Braxton, Jill A Rosenfeld, Maher Shahrour, Andrea Lehmann, Benjamin Cogné, Sébastien Küry, Thomas Besnard, Bertrand Isidor, Stéphane Bézieau, Isabelle Hazart, Honey Nagakura, LaDonna L Immken, Rebecca O Littlejohn, Elizabeth Roeder, Bulent Kara, Katia Hardies, Sarah Weckhuysen, Patrick May, Johannes R Lemke, Orly Elpeleg, Bassam Abu-Libdeh, Kiely N James, Jennifer L Silhavy, Mahmoud Y Issa, Maha S Zaki, Joseph G Gleeson, John R Seavitt, Mary E Dickinson, M Cecilia Ljungberg, Sara Wells, Sara J Johnson, Lydia Teboul, Christine M Eng, Yaping Yang, Peter-Michael Kloetzel, Jason D Heaney, Magdalena A Walkiewicz
Ubiquitination is a posttranslational modification that regulates many cellular processes including protein degradation, intracellular trafficking, cell signaling, and protein-protein interactions. Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs), which reverse the process of ubiquitination, are important regulators of the ubiquitin system. OTUD6B encodes a member of the ovarian tumor domain (OTU)-containing subfamily of deubiquitinating enzymes. Herein, we report biallelic pathogenic variants in OTUD6B in 12 individuals from 6 independent families with an intellectual disability syndrome associated with seizures and dysmorphic features...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343628/functional-architectures-of-local-and-distal-regulation-of-gene-expression-in-multiple-human-tissues
#9
Xuanyao Liu, Hilary K Finucane, Alexander Gusev, Gaurav Bhatia, Steven Gazal, Luke O'Connor, Brendan Bulik-Sullivan, Fred A Wright, Patrick F Sullivan, Benjamin M Neale, Alkes L Price
Genetic variants that modulate gene expression levels play an important role in the etiology of human diseases and complex traits. Although large-scale eQTL mapping studies routinely identify many local eQTLs, the molecular mechanisms by which genetic variants regulate expression remain unclear, particularly for distal eQTLs, which these studies are not well powered to detect. Here, we leveraged all variants (not just those that pass stringent significance thresholds) to analyze the functional architecture of local and distal regulation of gene expression in 15 human tissues by employing an extension of stratified LD-score regression that produces robust results in simulations...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318500/mutations-in-tmem260-cause-a-pediatric-neurodevelopmental-cardiac-and-renal-syndrome
#10
Asaf Ta-Shma, Tahir N Khan, Asaf Vivante, Jason R Willer, Pavle Matak, Chaim Jalas, Ben Pode-Shakked, Yishay Salem, Yair Anikster, Friedhelm Hildebrandt, Nicholas Katsanis, Orly Elpeleg, Erica E Davis
Despite the accelerated discovery of genes associated with syndromic traits, the majority of families affected by such conditions remain undiagnosed. Here, we employed whole-exome sequencing in two unrelated consanguineous kindreds with central nervous system (CNS), cardiac, renal, and digit abnormalities. We identified homozygous truncating mutations in TMEM260, a locus predicted to encode numerous splice isoforms. Systematic expression analyses across tissues and developmental stages validated two such isoforms, which differ in the utilization of an internal exon...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318499/loss-of-function-mutations-in-lgi4-a-secreted-ligand-involved-in-schwann-cell-myelination-are-responsible-for-arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita
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Shifeng Xue, Jérôme Maluenda, Florent Marguet, Mohammad Shboul, Loïc Quevarec, Carine Bonnard, Alvin Yu Jin Ng, Sumanty Tohari, Thong Teck Tan, Mung Kei Kong, Kristin G Monaghan, Megan T Cho, Carly E Siskind, Jacinda B Sampson, Carolina Tesi Rocha, Fawaz Alkazaleh, Marie Gonzales, Luc Rigonnot, Sandra Whalen, Marta Gut, Ivo Gut, Martine Bucourt, Byrappa Venkatesh, Annie Laquerrière, Bruno Reversade, Judith Melki
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a developmental condition characterized by multiple joint contractures resulting from reduced or absent fetal movements. Through genetic mapping of disease loci and whole-exome sequencing in four unrelated multiplex families presenting with severe AMC, we identified biallelic loss-of-function mutations in LGI4 (leucine-rich glioma-inactivated 4). LGI4 is a ligand secreted by Schwann cells that regulates peripheral nerve myelination via its cognate receptor ADAM22 expressed by neurons...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285769/mutations-in-the-spliceosome-component-cwc27-cause-retinal-degeneration-with-or-without-additional-developmental-anomalies
#12
Mingchu Xu, Yajing Angela Xie, Hana Abouzeid, Christopher T Gordon, Alessia Fiorentino, Zixi Sun, Anna Lehman, Ihab S Osman, Rachayata Dharmat, Rosa Riveiro-Alvarez, Linda Bapst-Wicht, Darwin Babino, Gavin Arno, Virginia Busetto, Li Zhao, Hui Li, Miguel A Lopez-Martinez, Liliana F Azevedo, Laurence Hubert, Nikolas Pontikos, Aiden Eblimit, Isabel Lorda-Sanchez, Valeria Kheir, Vincent Plagnol, Myriam Oufadem, Zachry T Soens, Lizhu Yang, Christine Bole-Feysot, Rolph Pfundt, Nathalie Allaman-Pillet, Patrick Nitschké, Michael E Cheetham, Stanislas Lyonnet, Smriti A Agrawal, Huajin Li, Gaëtan Pinton, Michel Michaelides, Claude Besmond, Yumei Li, Zhisheng Yuan, Johannes von Lintig, Andrew R Webster, Hervé Le Hir, Peter Stoilov, Jeanne Amiel, Alison J Hardcastle, Carmen Ayuso, Ruifang Sui, Rui Chen, Rando Allikmets, Daniel F Schorderet
Pre-mRNA splicing factors play a fundamental role in regulating transcript diversity both temporally and spatially. Genetic defects in several spliceosome components have been linked to a set of non-overlapping spliceosomopathy phenotypes in humans, among which skeletal developmental defects and non-syndromic retinitis pigmentosa (RP) are frequent findings. Here we report that defects in spliceosome-associated protein CWC27 are associated with a spectrum of disease phenotypes ranging from isolated RP to severe syndromic forms...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285768/dynamic-role-of-trans-regulation-of-gene-expression-in-relation-to-complex-traits
#13
Chen Yao, Roby Joehanes, Andrew D Johnson, Tianxiao Huan, Chunyu Liu, Jane E Freedman, Peter J Munson, David E Hill, Marc Vidal, Daniel Levy
Identifying causal genetic variants and understanding their mechanisms of effect on traits remains a challenge in genome-wide association studies (GWASs). In particular, how genetic variants (i.e., trans-eQTLs) affect expression of remote genes (i.e., trans-eGenes) remains unknown. We hypothesized that some trans-eQTLs regulate expression of distant genes by altering the expression of nearby genes (cis-eGenes). Using published GWAS datasets with 39,165 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with 1,960 traits, we explored whole blood gene expression associations of trait-associated SNPs in 5,257 individuals from the Framingham Heart Study...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285767/large-scale-trans-eqtls-affect-hundreds-of-transcripts-and-mediate-patterns-of-transcriptional-co-regulation
#14
Boel Brynedal, JinMyung Choi, Towfique Raj, Robert Bjornson, Barbara E Stranger, Benjamin M Neale, Benjamin F Voight, Chris Cotsapas
Efforts to decipher the causal relationships between differences in gene regulation and corresponding differences in phenotype have been stymied by several basic technical challenges. Although detecting local, cis-eQTLs is now routine, trans-eQTLs, which are distant from the genes of origin, are far more difficult to find because millions of SNPs must currently be compared to thousands of transcripts. Here, we demonstrate an alternative approach: we looked for SNPs associated with the expression of many genes simultaneously and found that hundreds of trans-eQTLs each affect hundreds of transcripts in lymphoblastoid cell lines across three African populations...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257695/response-to-yehia-et%C3%A2-al
#15
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Abdul K Siraj, Tariq Masoodi, Fowzan S Alkuraya, Khawla S Al-Kuraya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257694/thyroglobulin-in-metastatic-thyroid-cancer-culprit-or-red-herring
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LETTER
Lamis Yehia, Ying Ni, Charis Eng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257693/hypomorphic-pathogenic-variants-in-taf13-are-associated-with-autosomal-recessive-intellectual-disability-and-microcephaly
#17
Hasan Tawamie, Igor Martianov, Natalie Wohlfahrt, Rebecca Buchert, Gabrielle Mengus, Steffen Uebe, Luigi Janiri, Franz Wolfgang Hirsch, Johannes Schumacher, Fulvia Ferrazzi, Heinrich Sticht, André Reis, Irwin Davidson, Roberto Colombo, Rami Abou Jamra
In two independent consanguineous families each with two children affected by mild intellectual disability and microcephaly, we identified two homozygous missense variants (c.119T>A [p.Met40Lys] and c.92T>A [p.Leu31His]) in TATA-box-binding-protein-associated factor 13 (TAF13). Molecular modeling suggested a pathogenic effect of both variants through disruption of the interaction between TAF13 and TAF11. These two proteins form a histone-like heterodimer that is essential for their recruitment into the general RNA polymerase II transcription factor IID (TFIID) complex...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257692/a-ribosomopathy-reveals-decoding-defective-ribosomes-driving-human-dysmorphism
#18
Nahuel A Paolini, Martin Attwood, Samuel B Sondalle, Carolina Marques Dos Santos Vieira, Anita M van Adrichem, Franca M di Summa, Marie-Françoise O'Donohue, Pierre-Emmanuel Gleizes, Swaksha Rachuri, Joseph W Briggs, Roman Fischer, Peter J Ratcliffe, Marcin W Wlodarski, Riekelt H Houtkooper, Marieke von Lindern, Taco W Kuijpers, Jonathan D Dinman, Susan J Baserga, Matthew E Cockman, Alyson W MacInnes
Ribosomal protein (RP) gene mutations, mostly associated with inherited or acquired bone marrow failure, are believed to drive disease by slowing the rate of protein synthesis. Here de novo missense mutations in the RPS23 gene, which codes for uS12, are reported in two unrelated individuals with microcephaly, hearing loss, and overlapping dysmorphic features. One individual additionally presents with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. The amino acid substitutions lie in two highly conserved loop regions of uS12 with known roles in maintaining the accuracy of mRNA codon translation...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257691/cpg-methylation-a-parent-of-origin-effect-for-maternal-biased-transmission-of-congenital-myotonic-dystrophy
#19
Lise Barbé, Stella Lanni, Arturo López-Castel, Silvie Franck, Claudia Spits, Kathelijn Keymolen, Sara Seneca, Stephanie Tomé, Ioana Miron, Julie Letourneau, Minggao Liang, Sanaa Choufani, Rosanna Weksberg, Michael D Wilson, Zdenek Sedlacek, Cynthia Gagnon, Zuzana Musova, David Chitayat, Patrick Shannon, Jean Mathieu, Karen Sermon, Christopher E Pearson
CTG repeat expansions in DMPK cause myotonic dystrophy (DM1) with a continuum of severity and ages of onset. Congenital DM1 (CDM1), the most severe form, presents distinct clinical features, large expansions, and almost exclusive maternal transmission. The correlation between CDM1 and expansion size is not absolute, suggesting contributions of other factors. We determined CpG methylation flanking the CTG repeat in 79 blood samples from 20 CDM1-affected individuals; 21, 27, and 11 individuals with DM1 but not CDM1 (henceforth non-CDM1) with maternal, paternal, and unknown inheritance; and collections of maternally and paternally derived chorionic villus samples (7 CVSs) and human embryonic stem cells (4 hESCs)...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257690/genetic-regulation-of-adipose-gene-expression-and-cardio-metabolic-traits
#20
Mete Civelek, Ying Wu, Calvin Pan, Chelsea K Raulerson, Arthur Ko, Aiqing He, Charles Tilford, Niyas K Saleem, Alena Stančáková, Laura J Scott, Christian Fuchsberger, Heather M Stringham, Anne U Jackson, Narisu Narisu, Peter S Chines, Kerrin S Small, Johanna Kuusisto, Brian W Parks, Päivi Pajukanta, Todd Kirchgessner, Francis S Collins, Peter S Gargalovic, Michael Boehnke, Markku Laakso, Karen L Mohlke, Aldons J Lusis
Subcutaneous adipose tissue stores excess lipids and maintains energy balance. We performed expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analyses by using abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue of 770 extensively phenotyped participants of the METSIM study. We identified cis-eQTLs for 12,400 genes at a 1% false-discovery rate. Among an approximately 680 known genome-wide association study (GWAS) loci for cardio-metabolic traits, we identified 140 coincident cis-eQTLs at 109 GWAS loci, including 93 eQTLs not previously described...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
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