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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912749/whole-exome-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-missense-fbn2-mutation-co-segregating-in-a-four-generation-chinese-family-with-congenital-contractural-arachnodactyly
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Xingping Guo, Chunying Song, Yaping Shi, Hongxia Li, Weijing Meng, Qinzhao Yuan, Jinjie Xue, Jun Xie, Yunxia Liang, Yanan Yuan, Baofeng Yu, Huaixiu Wang, Yun Chen, Lixin Qi, Xinmin Li
BACKGROUND: Congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA) is an autosomal dominant rare genetic disease, estimated to be less than 1 in 10,000 worldwide. People with this condition often have permanently bent joints (contractures), like bent fingers and toes (camptodactyly). CASE PRESENTATION: In this study, we investigated the genetic aetiology of CCA in a four-generation Chinese family. The blood samples were collected from 22 living members of the family in the Yangquan County, Shanxi Province, China...
December 3, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905898/physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-can-modulate-the-effect-of-the-pnpla3-variant-on-childhood-nafld-a-case-control-study-in-a-chinese-population
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Shuo Wang, Jieyun Song, Xiaorui Shang, Nitesh Chawla, Yide Yang, Xiangrui Meng, Haijun Wang, Jun Ma
BACKGROUND: The patatin like phospholipase containing domain 3 gene (PNPLA3) rs738409 C > G polymorphism, one of the most important gene polymorphisms involved in hepatic steatosis, has been reported to interact with different nutrients and dietary patterns on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), but no studies have focused on its interaction with physical activity or sedentary behavior. Therefore, this study aims at determining whether physical activity or sedentary behavior could modulate the effect of the PNPLA3 variant on childhood NAFLD...
December 1, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884122/assessment-of-copy-number-variations-in-120-patients-with-poland-syndrome
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Carlotta Maria Vaccari, Elisa Tassano, Michele Torre, Stefania Gimelli, Maria Teresa Divizia, Maria Victoria Romanini, Simone Bossi, Ilaria Musante, Maura Valle, Filippo Senes, Nunzio Catena, Maria Francesca Bedeschi, Anwar Baban, Maria Grazia Calevo, Massimo Acquaviva, Margherita Lerone, Roberto Ravazzolo, Aldamaria Puliti
BACKGROUND: Poland Syndrome (PS) is a rare congenital disorder presenting with agenesis/hypoplasia of the pectoralis major muscle variably associated with thoracic and/or upper limb anomalies. Most cases are sporadic, but familial recurrence, with different inheritance patterns, has been observed. The genetic etiology of PS remains unknown. Karyotyping and array-comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) analyses can identify genomic imbalances that can clarify the genetic etiology of congenital and neurodevelopmental disorders...
November 25, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881089/abnormal-primary-and-permanent-dentitions-with-ectodermal-symptoms-predict-wnt10a-deficiency
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Birgitta Bergendal, Johanna Norderyd, Xiaolei Zhou, Joakim Klar, Niklas Dahl
BACKGROUND: The WNT10A protein is critical for the development of ectodermal appendages. Variants in the WNT10A gene may be associated with a spectrum of ectodermal abnormalities including extensive tooth agenesis. METHODS: In seven patients with severe tooth agenesis we identified anomalies in primary dentition and additional ectodermal symptoms, and assessed WNT10A mutations by genetic analysis. RESULTS: Investigation of primary dentition revealed peg-shaped crowns of primary mandibular incisors and three individuals had agenesis of at least two primary teeth...
November 24, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876007/effect-of-pregnane-x-receptor-1b-genetic-polymorphisms-on-postoperative-analgesia-with-fentanyl-in-chinese-patients-undergoing-gynecological-surgery
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Jing-Jing Yuan, Xiao-Jing Ma, Zhi-Song Li, Yan-Zi Chang, Wei Zhang, Quan-Cheng Kan, Jun-Kai Hou, Li-Rong Zhang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of the pregnane X receptor (PXR)*1B polymorphisms on CYP3A4 enzyme activity and postoperative fentanyl consumption in Chinese patients undergoing gynecological surgery. METHODS: A total of 287 females of Han ethnicity, aged 20 to 50 years old, ASA I or II, scheduled to abdominal total hysterectomy or myomectomy under general anesthesia were enrolled. The analgesic model used was fentanyl consumption via patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) in the post-operative period...
November 23, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871249/benign-clear-cell-sugar-tumor-of-the-lung-in-a-patient-with-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-a-case-report
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Yoko Gunji-Niitsu, Toshio Kumasaka, Shigehiro Kitamura, Yoshito Hoshika, Takuo Hayashi, Hitoshi Tokuda, Riichiro Morita, Etsuko Kobayashi, Keiko Mitani, Mika Kikkawa, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
BACKGROUND: Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome is a rare inherited autosomal genodermatosis and caused by germline mutation of the folliculin (FLCN) gene, a tumor suppressor gene of which protein product is involved in mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway regulating cell growth and metabolism. Clinical manifestations in BHD syndrome is characterized by fibrofolliculomas of the skin, pulmonary cysts with or without spontaneous pneumothorax, and renal neoplasms. There has been no pulmonary neoplasm reported in BHD syndrome, although the condition is due to deleterious sequence variants in a tumor suppressor gene...
November 21, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871226/functional-validation-of-novel-compound-heterozygous-variants-in-b3gat3-resulting-in-severe-osteopenia-and-fractures-expanding-the-disease-phenotype
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Florian Job, Shuji Mizumoto, Laurie Smith, Natario Couser, Ashley Brazil, Howard Saal, Melanie Patterson, Margaret I Gibson, Sarah Soden, Neil Miller, Isabelle Thiffault, Carol Saunders, Shuhei Yamada, Katrin Hoffmann, Kazuyuki Sugahara, Emily Farrow
BACKGROUND: A new disease class of syndromes, described as linkeropathies, which are derived from defects in the glycosaminoglycan-linker region as well as glycosaminoglycan-side chains of proteoglycans is increasingly being recognized as a cause of human disease. Proteoglycans are an essential component of the extracellular matrix. Defects in the enzymatic process of proteoglycan synthesis broadly occur due to the incorrect addition of side chains. Previously, homozygous missense variants within the B3GAT3 gene encoding beta 1,3 glucuronyltransferase 3(GlcAT-I) responsible for the biosynthesis of glycosaminoglycans have been described in 7 individuals...
November 21, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855655/two-hits-in-one-whole-genome-sequencing-unveils-lig4-syndrome-and-urofacial-syndrome-in-a-case-report-of-a-child-with-complex-phenotype
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Abeer Fadda, Fiza Butt, Sara Tomei, Sara Deola, Bernice Lo, Amal Robay, Alya Al-Shakaki, Noor Al-Hajri, Ronald Crystal, Marios Kambouris, Ena Wang, Francesco M Marincola, Khalid A Fakhro, Chiara Cugno
BACKGROUND: Ligase IV syndrome, a hereditary disease associated with compromised DNA damage response mechanisms, and Urofacial syndrome, caused by an impairment of neural cell signaling, are both rare genetic disorders, whose reports in literature are limited. We describe the first case combining both disorders in a specific phenotype. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 7-year old girl presenting with a complex phenotype characterized by multiple congenital abnormalities and dysmorphic features, microcephaly, short stature, combined immunodeficiency and severe vesicoureteral reflux...
November 17, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855642/mutation-of-a-common-amino-acid-in-nkx2-5-results-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-two-large-families
#9
Alan Hanley, Katie A Walsh, Caroline Joyce, Michael A McLellan, Sebastian Clauss, Amaya Hagen, Marisa A Shea, Nathan R Tucker, Honghuang Lin, Gerard J Fahy, Patrick T Ellinor
BACKGROUND: The genetic basis for dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) can be difficult to determine, particularly in familial cases with complex phenotypes. Next generation sequencing may be useful in the management of such cases. METHODS: We report two large families with pleiotropic inherited cardiomyopathy. In addition to DCM, the phenotypes included atrial and ventricular septal defects, cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. Probands underwent whole exome sequencing to identify potentially causative variants...
November 17, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852232/novel-homozygous-missense-mutation-in-gan-associated-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-2-in-a-large-consanguineous-family-from-israel
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Sharon Aharoni, Katy E S Barwick, Rachel Straussberg, Gaurav V Harlalka, Yoram Nevo, Barry A Chioza, Meriel M McEntagart, Aviva Mimouni-Bloch, Michael Weedon, Andrew H Crosby
BACKGROUND: CMT-2 is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of peripheral axonal neuropathies characterized by slowly progressive weakness and atrophy of distal limb muscles resulting from length-dependent motor and sensory neurodegeneration. Classical giant axonal neuropathy (GAN) is an autosomal recessively inherited progressive neurodegenerative disorder of the peripheral and central nervous systems, typically diagnosed in early childhood and resulting in death by the end of the third decade...
November 16, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846814/lack-of-direct-evidence-for-natural-selection-at-the-candidate-thrifty-gene-locus-ppargc1a
#11
Murray Cadzow, Tony R Merriman, James Boocock, Nicola Dalbeth, Lisa K Stamp, Michael A Black, Peter M Visscher, Phillip L Wilcox
BACKGROUND: The gene PPARGC1A, in particular the Gly482Ser variant (rs8192678), had been proposed to be subject to natural selection, particularly in recent progenitors of extant Polynesian populations. Reasons include high levels of population differentiation and increased frequencies of the derived type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk 482Ser allele, and association with body mass index (BMI) in a small Tongan population. However, no direct statistical tests for selection have been applied. METHODS: Using a range of Polynesian populations (Tongan, Māori, Samoan) we re-examined evidence for association between Gly482Ser with T2D and BMI as well as gout...
November 15, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846804/clinical-utility-of-array-comparative-genomic-hybridisation-in-prenatal-setting
#12
Luca Lovrecic, Ziga Iztok Remec, Marija Volk, Gorazd Rudolf, Karin Writzl, Borut Peterlin
BACKGROUND: The objective of reported study was to evaluate the clinical utility of prenatal microarray testing for submicroscopic genomic imbalances in routine prenatal settings and to stratify the findings according to the type of fetal ultrasound anomaly. METHODS: From July 2012 to October 2015 chromosomal microarray testing was performed in 218 fetuses with varying indications for invasive prenatal diagnosis: abnormal karyotype, ultrasound anomalies, pathogenic variant in previous pregnancy or carriership in a parent...
November 15, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835969/a-targeted-genome-association-study-examining-transient-receptor-potential-ion-channels-acetylcholine-receptors-and-adrenergic-receptors-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis
#13
Samantha Johnston, Donald Staines, Anne Klein, Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik
BACKGROUND: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a debilitating condition of unknown aetiology. It is characterized by a range of physiological effects including neurological, sensory and motor disturbances. This study examined candidate genes for the above clinical manifestations to identify single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) alleles associated with CFS/ME compared with healthy controls. METHODS: DNA was extracted and whole genome genotyping was performed using the HumanOmniExpress BeadChip array...
November 11, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832746/exome-sequencing-identifies-pathogenic-variants-of-vps13b-in-a-patient-with-familial-16p11-2-duplication
#14
Jila Dastan, Chieko Chijiwa, Flamingo Tang, Sally Martell, Ying Qiao, Evica Rajcan-Separovic, M E Suzanne Lewis
BACKGROUND: The recurrent microduplication of 16p11.2 (dup16p11.2) is associated with a broad spectrum of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) confounded by incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity. This inter- and intra-familial clinical variability highlights the importance of personalized genetic counselling in individuals at-risk. CASE PRESENTATION: In this study, we performed whole exome sequencing (WES) to look for other genomic alterations that could explain the clinical variability in a family with a boy presenting with NDD who inherited the dup16p11...
November 10, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821076/three-novel-mutations-of-stk11-gene-in-chinese-patients-with-peutz-jeghers-syndrome
#15
Hu Tan, Libin Mei, Yanru Huang, Pu Yang, Haoxian Li, Ying Peng, Chen Chen, Xianda Wei, Qian Pan, Desheng Liang, Lingqian Wu
BACKGROUND: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by gastrointestinal (GI) hamartomatous polyps, mucocutaneous hyperpigmentation, and an increased risk of cancer. Mutations in the serine-threonine kinase 11 gene (SKT11) are the major cause of PJS. CASE PRESENTATION: Blood samples were collected from six PJS families including eight patients. Mutation screening of STK11 gene was performed in these six families by Sanger sequencing and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) assay...
November 8, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776503/identification-of-a-novel-gla-mutation-y88c-in-a-korean-family-with-fabry-nephropathy-a-case-report
#16
Yosep Chong, Minyoung Kim, Eun Sil Koh, Seok Joon Shin, Ho-Shik Kim, Sungjin Chung
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by α-galactosidase A deficiency. With the advancement of molecular diagnostic tools, more disease-causing mutations in α-galactosidase A (GLA) have been identified in Fabry disease. We found a novel mutation in a Korean family with predominant renal manifestations of the disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old man who wanted to donate a kidney to his 28-year-old brother with end-stage renal disease of unknown cause was evaluated...
October 24, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756326/rapid-detection-of-pathological-mutations-and-deletions-of-the-haemoglobin-beta-gene-hbb-by-high-resolution-melting-hrm-analysis-and-gene-ratio-analysis-copy-enumeration-pcr-grace-pcr
#17
Andrew Turner, Jurgen Sasse, Aniko Varadi
OBJECTIVES: Inherited disorders of haemoglobin are the world's most common genetic diseases, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. The large number of mutations associated with the haemoglobin beta gene (HBB) makes gene scanning by High Resolution Melting (HRM) PCR an attractive diagnostic approach. However, existing HRM-PCR assays are not able to detect all common point mutations and have only a very limited ability to detect larger gene rearrangements. The aim of the current study was to develop a HBB assay, which can be used as a screening test in highly heterogeneous populations, for detection of both point mutations and larger gene rearrangements...
October 19, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737651/ccm3-serpini1-bidirectional-promoter-variants-in-patients-with-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-a-molecular-and-functional-study
#18
Concetta Scimone, Placido Bramanti, Alessia Ruggeri, Luigi Donato, Concetta Alafaci, Concetta Crisafulli, Massimo Mucciardi, Carmela Rinaldi, Antonina Sidoti, Rosalia D'Angelo
BACKGROUND: Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are vascular anomalies of the nervous system mostly located in the brain presenting sporadically or familial. Causes of familial forms are mutations in CCM1 (Krit1), CCM2 (MGC4607) and CCM3 (PDCD10) genes. Sporadic forms with no affected relative most often have only one lesion and no germ line mutations. However, a number of sporadic cases with multiple lesions have been reported and are indeed genetic cases with a de novo mutation or a mutation inherited from an asymptomatic parent...
October 13, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733133/diagnosing-fsgs-without-kidney-biopsy-a-novel-inf2-mutation-in-a-family-with-esrd-of-unknown-origin
#19
Johannes Münch, Maik Grohmann, Tom H Lindner, Carsten Bergmann, Jan Halbritter
BACKGROUND: Patients on renal replacement therapy are often unaware of their underlying condition and hence suffer from so-called end-stage renal disease (ESRD) of unknown origin. However, an exact diagnosis is not only important for better estimating the prognosis, but also when preparing for kidney transplantation. Whilst patients with FSGS without a confirmed genetic cause have a high recurrence rate in the transplanted organ, patients with a mutation generally exhibit no recurrence and have a good prognosis...
October 12, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733130/no-association-between-tgf-%C3%AE-1-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-a-large-north-african-case-control-study
#20
Wafa Khaali, Khalid Moumad, El Khalil Ben Driss, Abdellatif Benider, Wided Ben Ayoub, Mokhtar Hamdi-Cherif, Kada Boualga, Elham Hassen, Marilys Corbex, Meriem Khyatti
BACKGROUND: Genetic susceptibility plays a key role in the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and in fact the disease presents with an unusually high incidence in certain regions of the world like North Africa. We investigated the association between polymorphism of the Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and risk of NPC in North Africa. TGF-β1 is a multifunctional cytokine that acts as both a tumor suppressor and a stimulator of cancer development; it has been shown to influence risk of numerous other carcinomas including lung, breast and prostate cancer...
October 12, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
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