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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077841/pars2-and-nars2-mutations-in-infantile-onset-neurodegenerative-disorder
#1
Takeshi Mizuguchi, Mitsuko Nakashima, Mitsuhiro Kato, Keitaro Yamada, Tohru Okanishi, Nina Ekhilevitch, Hanna Mandel, Ayelet Eran, Miyuki Toyono, Yukio Sawaishi, Hirotaka Motoi, Masaaki Shiina, Kazuhiro Ogata, Satoko Miyatake, Noriko Miyake, Hirotomo Saitsu, Naomichi Matsumoto
Here we present four unrelated families with six individuals that have infantile-onset developmental delay/regression and epilepsy. Whole-exome sequencing revealed compound heterozygous mutations, c.[283G>A];[607G>A] in a gene encoding prolyl-tRNA synthetase (PARS2) in one family. Two pairs of compound heterozygous mutations, c.[151C>T];[1184T>G] and c.[707T>G];[594+1G>A], and a homozygous mutation, c.[500A>G];[500A>G], in a gene encoding asparaginyl-tRNA synthetase (NARS2) were also identified in the other three families...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077840/novel-gatad2b-loss-of-function-mutations-cause-intellectual-disability-in-two-unrelated-cases
#2
Xiaomei Luo, Yongyi Zou, Bo Tan, Yue Zhang, Jing Guo, Lanlan Zeng, Rui Zhang, Hu Tan, Xianda Wei, Yiqiao Hu, Yu Zheng, Desheng Liang, Lingqian Wu
GATA zinc finger domain-containing 2B (GATAD2B) is a subunit of the methyl-CpG-binding protein-1 complex (MECP1), which deacetylates methylated nucleosomes and regresses transcriptional activity. Recently, GATAD2B has been elucidated as a candidate gene in patients with intellectual disability (ID). In this study, we identified two novel heterozygous frameshift mutations of GATAD2B in two unrelated ID cases through next-generation sequencing (NGS). Both of the mutations c.80_81insGATGT and c.552_555delGAAA cause truncated proteins that might be detrimental to neurodevelopment...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055004/comprehensive-genotyping-in-dyslipidemia-mendelian-dyslipidemias-caused-by-rare-variants-and-mendelian-randomization-studies-using-common-variants
#3
REVIEW
Hayato Tada, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, Masakazu Yamagishi
Dyslipidemias, especially hyper-low-density lipoprotein cholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia, are important causal risk factors for coronary artery disease. Comprehensive genotyping using the 'next-generation sequencing' technique has facilitated the investigation of Mendelian dyslipidemias, in addition to Mendelian randomization studies using common genetic variants associated with plasma lipids and coronary artery disease. The beneficial effects of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol-lowering therapies on coronary artery disease have been verified by many randomized controlled trials over the years, and subsequent genetic studies have supported these findings...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003645/hmsn-lom-in-12-czech-patients-with-one-unusual-case-due-to-uniparental-isodisomy-of-chromosome-8
#4
Dana Šafka Brožková, Jaroslava Paulasová Schwabová, Jana Neupauerová, Jana Sabová, Marcela Krůtová, Vladimír Peřina, Marie Trková, Petra Laššuthová, Pavel Seeman
Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy-type Lom (HMSNL), also known as CMT4D, a demyelinating neuropathy with late-onset deafness is an autosomal recessive disorder threatening Roma population worldwide. The clinical phenotype was reported in several case reports before the gene discovery. HMSNL is caused by a homozygous founder mutation p.Arg148* in the N-Myc downstream-regulated gene 1. Here, we report findings from the Czech Republic, where HMSNL was found in 12 Czech patients from eight families. In these 12 patients, 11 of the causes were due to p...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003644/norrbottnian-clinical-variant-of-gaucher-disease-in-southern-italy
#5
Simona Sestito, Mirella Filocamo, Ferdinando Ceravolo, Francesca Falvo, Michele Grisolia, Maria Teresa Moricca, Renato Cantaffa, Serena Grossi, Pietro Strisciuglio, Daniela Concolino
The Norrbottnian type of Gaucher disease (GD), as described many years ago, is due to a unique neuronopathic variant (c.1448T>G; L444P) that may have appeared during or before the sixteenth century in northern Sweden. It is a well-defined nosological entity with a characteristic course of clinical manifestations. In particular, Norrbottnian patients described in Sweden and Poland seem to share identical clinical histories characterized by the early onset of significant hepatosplenomegaly, often requiring splenectomy at an early age...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003643/kaufman-oculo-cerebro-facial-syndrome-in-a-child-with-small-and-absent-terminal-phalanges-and-absent-nails
#6
Ariana Kariminejad, Norbert Fonya Ajeawung, Bita Bozorgmehr, Alexandre Dionne-Laporte, Sirinart Molidperee, Kimia Najafi, Richard A Gibbs, Brendan H Lee, Raoul C Hennekam, Philippe M Campeau
Kaufman oculo-cerebro-facial syndrome (KOS) is caused by recessive UBE3B mutations and presents with microcephaly, ocular abnormalities, distinctive facial morphology, low cholesterol levels and intellectual disability. We describe a child with microcephaly, brachycephaly, hearing loss, ptosis, blepharophimosis, hypertelorism, cleft palate, multiple renal cysts, absent nails, small or absent terminal phalanges, absent speech and intellectual disability. Syndromes that were initially considered include DOORS syndrome, Coffin-Siris syndrome and Dubowitz syndrome...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974813/comparison-of-the-phenotypes-of-patients-harboring-in-frame-deletions-starting-at-exon-45-in-the-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-gene-indicates-potential-for-the-development-of-exon-skipping-therapy
#7
Akinori Nakamura, Naoko Shiba, Daigo Miyazaki, Hitomi Nishizawa, Yuji Inaba, Noboru Fueki, Rika Maruyama, Yusuke Echigoya, Toshifumi Yokota
Exon skipping therapy has recently received attention for its ability to convert the phenotype of lethal Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) to a more benign form, Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), by correcting the open reading frame. This therapy has mainly focused on a hot-spot (exons 45-55) mutation in the DMD gene. Exon skipping of an entire stretch of exons 45-55 is an approach applicable to 46.9% of DMD patients. However, the resulting phenotype is not yet fully understood. Here we examined the clinical profiles of 24 patients with BMD resulting from deletions starting at exon 45...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974812/association-of-a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-upstream-of-icos-with-japanese-autoimmune-hepatitis-type-1
#8
Takashi Higuchi, Shomi Oka, Hiroshi Furukawa, Minoru Nakamura, Atsumasa Komori, Seigo Abiru, Shinya Nagaoka, Satoru Hashimoto, Atsushi Naganuma, Noriaki Naeshiro, Kaname Yoshizawa, Masaaki Shimada, Hideo Nishimura, Minoru Tomizawa, Masahiro Kikuchi, Fujio Makita, Haruhiro Yamashita, Keisuke Ario, Hiroshi Yatsuhashi, Shigeto Tohma, Aya Kawasaki, Hiromasa Ohira, Naoyuki Tsuchiya, Kiyoshi Migita
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is an uncommon chronic autoimmune liver disease. Several studies reported the association of polymorphisms between CD28, CTLA4 and ICOS gene cluster in 2q33.2 with autoimmune or inflammatory diseases. The previous genome-wide association study on type 1 AIH in a European population has reported a risk G allele of a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs4325730, in this region. Here, we conducted an association study of this SNP with type 1 AIH in a Japanese population, as a replication study...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974811/recessive-piezo2-stop-mutation-causes-distal-arthrogryposis-with-distal-muscle-weakness-scoliosis-and-proprioception-defects
#9
Goknur Haliloglu, Kerstin Becker, Cagri Temucin, Beril Talim, Nalan Küçükşahin, Matthias Pergande, Susanne Motameny, Peter Nürnberg, Ustun Aydingoz, Haluk Topaloglu, Sebahattin Cirak
The genetic work-up of arthrogryposis is challenging due to the diverse clinical and molecular etiologies. We report a-18(3/12)-year-old boy, from a 2nd degree consanguineous family, who presented at 3(6/12) years with hypotonia, distal laxity, contractures, feeding difficulties at birth. He required surgery for progressive scoliosis at 16 years of age, and walked independently since then with an unstable gait and coordination defects. His latest examination at 18 years of age revealed a proprioceptive defect and loss-of-joint position sense in the upper limbs...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928164/comparison-between-cagene-5-1-and-6-0-for-brca1-2-mutation-prediction-a-retrospective-study-of-150-brca1-2-genetic-tests-in-517-families-with-breast-ovarian-cancer
#10
Ivana Antonucci, Martina Provenzano, Luca Sorino, Michela Balsamo, Gitana Maria Aceto, Pasquale Battista, David Euhus, Ettore Cianchetti, Patrizia Ballerini, Clara Natoli, Giandomenico Palka, Liborio Stuppia
During the past years, several empirical and statistical models have been developed to discriminate between carriers and non-carriers of germline BRCA1/BRCA2 (breast cancer 1, early onset/breast cancer 2, early onset) mutations in families with hereditary breast or ovarian cancer. Among these, the BRCAPRO or CaGene model is commonly used during genetic counseling, and plays a central role in the identification of potential carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations. We compared performance and clinical applicability of BRCAPRO version 5...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928163/tbcd-may-be-a-causal-gene-in-progressive-neurodegenerative-encephalopathy-with-atypical-infantile-spinal-muscular-atrophy
#11
Toshio Ikeda, Akihiko Nakahara, Rie Nagano, Maiko Utoyama, Megumi Obara, Hiroshi Moritake, Tamayo Uechi, Jun Mitsui, Hiroyuki Ishiura, Jun Yoshimura, Koichiro Doi, Naoya Kenmochi, Shinichi Morishita, Ichizo Nishino, Shoji Tsuji, Hiroyuki Nunoi
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder caused by survival motor neuron gene mutations. Variant forms of SMA accompanied by additional clinical presentations have been classified as atypical SMA and are thought to be caused by variants in as yet unidentified causative genes. Here, we presented the clinical findings of two siblings with an SMA variant followed by progressive cerebral atrophy, and the results of whole-exome sequencing analyses of the family quartet that was performed to identify potential causative variants...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928162/role-of-mirnas-in-the-pathogenesis-and-susceptibility-of-diabetes-mellitus
#12
REVIEW
Naoko Hashimoto, Tomoaki Tanaka
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are noncoding RNAs of ~22 nucleotides that regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally by binding to the 3' untranslated region of messenger RNA (mRNAs), resulting in inhibition of translation or mRNA degradation. miRNAs have a key role in fine-tuning cellular functions such as proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis, and they are involved in carcinogenesis, glucose homeostasis, inflammation and other biological processes. In this review, we focus on the role of miRNAs in the pathophysiology of the metabolic disease and diabetes mellitus, the hallmark of which is hyperglycemia caused by defective insulin secretion and/or action...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928161/novel-kcnb1-mutation-associated-with-non-syndromic-intellectual-disability
#13
Xénia Latypova, Naomichi Matsumoto, Cécile Vinceslas-Muller, Stéphane Bézieau, Bertrand Isidor, Noriko Miyake
Potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily B member 1 (KCNB1) encodes Kv2.1 potassium channel of crucial role in hippocampal neuron excitation homeostasis. KCNB1 mutations are known to cause early-onset infantile epilepsy. To date, 10 KCNB1 mutations have been described in 11 patients. Using whole-exome sequencing, we identified a novel de novo missense (c.1132G>C, p.V378L) KCNB1 mutation in a patient with global developmental delay, intellectual disability, severe speech impairment, but no episode of epilepsy until the lastly examined age of 6 years old...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904153/genotype-and-phenotype-characterization-in-a-spanish-cohort-with-isovaleric-acidemia
#14
María L Couce, Luís Aldamiz-Echevarría, María A Bueno, Patricia Barros, Amaya Belanger-Quintana, Javier Blasco, María-Teresa García-Silva, Ana M Márquez-Armenteros, Isidro Vitoria, Inmaculada Vives, Rosa Navarrete, Ana Fernández-Marmiesse, Belén Pérez, Celia Pérez-Cerdá
Isovaleric acidemia (IVA) is a rare disorder of leucine metabolism. We carried out a multicenter study of IVA patients diagnosed by newborn screening (NBS) or symptoms clinics over a period of 28 years in Spain. Evaluated at diagnosis, data included age, detection method, levels of C5 and IVG, enzymatic studies, clinical presentation parameters and genotype in 16 patients. Follow-up data included C5 levels, intellectual quotient and correlation genotype-phenotype. IVA was detected by NBS in 8 patients (prevalence of 1/326 629)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904152/mitochondrial-dna-diversity-of-present-day-aboriginal-australians-and-implications-for-human-evolution-in-oceania
#15
Nano Nagle, Kaye N Ballantyne, Mannis van Oven, Chris Tyler-Smith, Yali Xue, Stephen Wilcox, Leah Wilcox, Rust Turkalov, Roland A H van Oorschot, Sheila van Holst Pellekaan, Theodore G Schurr, Peter McAllister, Lesley Williams, Manfred Kayser, R John Mitchell
Aboriginal Australians are one of the more poorly studied populations from the standpoint of human evolution and genetic diversity. Thus, to investigate their genetic diversity, the possible date of their ancestors' arrival and their relationships with neighboring populations, we analyzed mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) diversity in a large sample of Aboriginal Australians. Selected mtDNA single-nucleotide polymorphisms and the hypervariable segment haplotypes were analyzed in 594 Aboriginal Australians drawn from locations across the continent, chiefly from regions not previously sampled...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904151/phylogenetic-and-population-based-approaches-to-mitogenome-variation-do-not-support-association-with-male-infertility
#16
Alberto Gómez-Carballa, Jacobo Pardo-Seco, Federico Martinón-Torres, Antonio Salas
Infertility has a complex multifactorial etiology and a high prevalence worldwide. Several studies have pointed to variation in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) molecule as a factor responsible for the different disease phenotypes related to infertility. We analyzed 53 mitogenomes of infertile males from Galicia (northwest Spain), and these haplotypes were meta-analyzed phylogenetically with 43 previously reported from Portugal. Taking advantage of the large amount of information available, we additionally carried out association tests between patient mtDNA single-nucleotide polymorphisms (mtSNPs) and haplogroups against Iberian matched controls retrieved from The 1000 Genomes Project and the literature...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881843/comparison-of-exome-based-hla-class-i-genotyping-tools-identification-of-platform-specific-genotyping-errors
#17
Kazuma Kiyotani, Tu H Mai, Yusuke Nakamura
Accurate human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genotyping is critical in studies involving the immune system. Several algorithms to estimate HLA genotypes from whole-exome data were developed. We compared the accuracy of seven algorithms, including Optitype, Polysolver and PHLAT, as well as investigated patterns and possible causes of miscalls using 12 clinical samples and 961 individuals from the 1000 Genomes Project. Optitype showed the highest accuracy of 97.2% for HLA class I alleles at the second field resolution, followed by 94...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881842/the-investigation-of-the-origin-of-southern-tunisians-using-hla-genes
#18
Abdelhafidh Hajjej, Wassim Y Almawi, Lasmar Hattab, Amel El-Gaaied, Slama Hmida
The south of Tunisia is characterized by marked ethnic diversity, highlighted by the coexistence of native Berbers with Blacks, Jews and Arab-speaking populations. Despite this heterogeneity, genetic anthropology studies investigating the origin of current Southern Tunisians were rarely reported. We examined human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I (A, B) and class II (DRB1, DQB1) gene profiles of 250 unrelated Southern Tunisians, and compared them with those of Arab-speaking communities, along with Mediterranean and sub-Sahara African populations using genetic distances, neighbor-joining dendrograms, correspondence and haplotype analysis...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881841/novel-and-recurrent-xylt1-mutations-in-two-turkish-families-with-desbuquois-dysplasia-type-2
#19
Long Guo, Nursel H Elcioglu, Aritoshi Iida, Yasemin K Demirkol, Seda Aras, Naomichi Matsumoto, Gen Nishimura, Noriko Miyake, Shiro Ikegawa
Desbuquois dysplasia (DBQD) is an autosomal recessive skeletal disorder characterized by growth retardation, joint laxity, short extremities, and progressive scoliosis. DBQD is classified into two types based on the presence (DBQD1) or absence (DBQD2) of characteristic hand abnormalities. CANT1 mutations have been reported in both DBQD1 and DBQD2. Recently, mutations in the gene encoding xylosyltransferase 1 (XYLT1) were identified in several families with DBQD2. In this study, we performed whole-exome sequencing in two Turkish families with DBQD2...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881840/a-combined-linkage-and-association-strategy-identifies-a-variant-near-the-gstp1-gene-associated-with-bmi-in-the-mexican-population
#20
Hugo Villamil-Ramírez, Paola León-Mimila, Luis R Macias-Kauffer, Adrián Canizalez-Román, Marisela Villalobos-Comparán, Nidia León-Sicairos, Joel Vega-Badillo, Fausto Sánchez-Muñoz, Blanca López-Contreras, Sofía Morán-Ramos, Teresa Villarreal-Molina, Luis C Zurita, Francisco Campos-Pérez, Adriana Huertas-Vazquez, Rafael Bojalil, Sandra Romero-Hidalgo, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros
Obesity is a major public health concern in Mexico and worldwide. Although the estimated heritability is high, common variants identified by genome-wide association studies explain only a small proportion of this heritability. A combination of linkage and association strategies could be a more robust and powerful approach to identify other obesity-susceptibility variants. We thus sought to identify novel genetic variants associated with obesity-related traits in the Mexican population by combining these methods...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
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