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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760782/an-improved-method-for-inducing-prometaphase-chromosomes-in-plants
#1
Agus Budi Setiawan, Chee How Teo, Shinji Kikuchi, Hidenori Sassa, Takato Koba
Background: Detailed karyotyping using metaphase chromosomes in melon ( Cucumis melo L.) remains a challenge because of their small chromosome sizes and poor stainability. Prometaphase chromosomes, which are two times longer and loosely condensed, provide a significantly better resolution for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) than metaphase chromosomes. However, suitable method for acquiring prometaphase chromosomes in melon have been poorly investigated. Results: In this study, a modified Carnoy's solution II (MC II) [6:3:1 ( v /v) ethanol: acetic acid: chloroform] was used as a pretreatment solution to obtain prometaphase chromosomes...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760781/understanding-aneuploidy-in-cancer-through-the-lens-of-system-inheritance-fuzzy-inheritance-and-emergence-of-new-genome-systems
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REVIEW
Christine J Ye, Sarah Regan, Guo Liu, Sarah Alemara, Henry H Heng
Background: In the past 15 years, impressive progress has been made to understand the molecular mechanism behind aneuploidy, largely due to the effort of using various -omics approaches to study model systems (e.g. yeast and mouse models) and patient samples, as well as the new realization that chromosome alteration-mediated genome instability plays the key role in cancer. As the molecular characterization of the causes and effects of aneuploidy progresses, the search for the general mechanism of how aneuploidy contributes to cancer becomes increasingly challenging: since aneuploidy can be linked to diverse molecular pathways (in regards to both cause and effect), the chances of it being cancerous is highly context-dependent, making it more difficult to study than individual molecular mechanisms...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760780/derivative-chromosomes-involving-5p-large-rearranged-segments-went-unnoticed-with-the-use-of-conventional-cytogenetics
#3
Emiy Yokoyama, Victoria Del Castillo, Silvia Sánchez, Sandra Ramos, Bertha Molina, Leda Torres, María José Navarro, Silvia Avila, José Luis Castrillo, Benilde García-De Teresa, Bárbara Asch, Sara Frías
Background: In countries where comparative genomic hybridization arrays (aCGH) and next generation sequencing are not widely available due to accessibility and economic constraints, conventional 400-500-band karyotyping is the first-line choice for the etiological diagnosis of patients with congenital malformations and intellectual disability. Conventional karyotype analysis can rule out chromosomal alterations greater than 10 Mb. However, some large structural abnormalities, such as derivative chromosomes, may go undetected when the analysis is performed at less than a 550-band resolution and the size and banding pattern of the interchanged segments are similar...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760779/a-boy-with-developmental-delay-and-mosaic-supernumerary-inv-dup-5-p15-33p15-1-leading-to-distal-5p-tetrasomy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Pavel Tesner, Jana Drabova, Miroslav Stolfa, Martin Kudr, Martin Kyncl, Veronika Moslerova, Drahuse Novotna, Radka Kremlikova Pourova, Eduard Kocarek, Tereza Rasplickova, Zdenek Sedlacek, Marketa Vlckova
Background: With only 11 patients reported, 5p tetrasomy belongs to rare postnatal findings. Most cases are due to small supernumerary marker chromosomes (sSMCs) or isochromosomes. The patients share common but unspecific symptoms such as developmental delay, seizures, ventriculomegaly, hypotonia, and fifth finger clinodactyly. Simple interstitial duplications leading to trisomies of parts of 5p are much more frequent and better described. Duplications encompassing 5p13.2 cause a defined syndrome with macrocephaly, distinct facial phenotype, heart defects, talipes equinovarus, feeding difficulties, respiratory distress and anomalies of the central nervous system, developmental delay and hypotonia...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760778/loss-of-dmrt1-gene-in-a-mos-45-xy-9-8-46-xy-r-9-29-47-xy-idic-r-9-%C3%A3-2-1-46-xy-idic-r-9-1-46-xy-1-female-presenting-with-short-stature
#5
Bagas A Marsudi, Hannie Kartapradja, Chrysantine Paramayuda, Jose R L Batubara, Alida R Harahap, Nanis S Marzuki
Background: A 46,XY sex reversal syndrome is characterized by discordant genetic and phenotypic sex, leading to normal external female genitalia, undeveloped gonads and presence of Müllerian structures in an otherwise 46,XY individual. Chromosome 9pter aberrations, such as ring chromosome have been reported to cause 46,XY disorders of sex development (DSD), due to involvement of DMRT1 gene located at the 9p24.3 region. Case presentation: This study presents a unique case of a 12-year-old female with mos 46,XY, (r)9[31]/45,XY,-9[9] karyotype, presenting with intellectual disability and short stature, mimicking Turner syndrome...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743956/molecular-cytogenetic-identification-of-three-rust-resistant-wheat-thinopyrum-ponticum-partial-amphiploids
#6
Yanru Pei, Yu Cui, Yanping Zhang, Honggang Wang, Yinguang Bao, Xingfeng Li
Background: Thinopyrum ponticum (2n = 10× = 70, JS JS JS JS JJJJJJ) is an important wild perennial Triticeae species that has a unique gene pool with many desirable traits for common wheat. The partial amphiploids derived from wheat- Th. ponticum set up a bridge for transferring valuable genes from Th. ponticum into common wheat. Results: In this study, genomic in situ hybridization (GISH), multicolor GISH (mcGISH) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) were used to analyze the genomic constitution of SN0389, SN0398 and SN0406, three octoploid accessions with good resistance to rust...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736186/compound-phenotype-in-a-girl-with-r-22-concomitant-microdeletion-22q13-32-q13-33-and-mosaic-monosomy-22
#7
Anna A Kashevarova, Elena O Belyaeva, Aleksandr M Nikonov, Olga V Plotnikova, Nikolay A Skryabin, Tatyana V Nikitina, Stanislav A Vasilyev, Yulia S Yakovleva, Nadezda P Babushkina, Ekaterina N Tolmacheva, Mariya E Lopatkina, Renata R Savchenko, Lyudmila P Nazarenko, Igor N Lebedev
Background: Ring chromosome instability may influence a patient's phenotype and challenge its interpretation. Results: Here, we report a 4-year-old girl with a compound phenotype. Cytogenetic analysis revealed her karyotype to be 46,XX,r(22). aCGH identified a 180 kb 22q13.32 duplication, a de novo 2.024 Mb subtelomeric 22q13.32-q13.33 deletion, which is associated with Phelan-McDermid syndrome, and a maternal single gene 382-kb TUSC7 deletion of uncertain clinical significance located in the region of the 3q13...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714353/correction-to-familial-intellectual-disability-as-a-result-of-a-derivative-chromosome-22-originating-from-a-balanced-translocation-3-22-in-a-four-generation-family
#8
Kaihui Zhang, Yan Huang, Rui Dong, Yali Yang, Ying Wang, Haiyan Zhang, Yufeng Zhang, Zhongtao Gai, Yi Liu
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13039-017-0349-x.].
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29636822/maternal-interchromosomal-insertional-translocation-leading-to-1q43-q44-deletion-and-duplication-in-two-siblings
#9
Aixiang Luo, Dehua Cheng, Shimin Yuan, Haiyu Li, Juan Du, Yang Zhang, Chuanchun Yang, Ge Lin, Wenyong Zhang, Yue-Qiu Tan
Background: 1q43-q44 deletion syndrome is a well-defined chromosomal disorder which is characterized by moderate to severe mental retardation, and variable but characteristic facial features determined by the size of the segment and the number of genes involved. However, patients with 1q43-q44 duplication with a clinical phenotype comparable to that of 1q43-q44 deletion are rarely reported. Moreover, pure 1q43-q44 deletions and duplications derived from balanced insertional translocation within the same family with precisely identified breakpoints have not been reported...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599822/novel-phenotype-of-5p13-3-q11-2-duplication-resulting-from-supernumerary-marker-chromosome-5-implications-for-management-and-genetic-counseling
#10
Margaret E Armstrong, David D Weaver, Melissa D Lah, Gail H Vance, Benjamin J Landis, Stephanie M Ware, Benjamin M Helm
Background: Supernumerary marker chromosomes derived from chromosome 5 (SMC5) and 5p13 duplication syndrome are rare disorders, and phenotypic descriptions of patients are necessary to better define genotype-phenotype correlations for accurate, comprehensive genetic counseling. The purpose of this study is to highlight the unique findings of a patient with a 5p13.3-q11.2 duplication arising from a SMC5 and compare and contrast the phenotype with cases in the literature. Case presentation: We report on an adult male with a 22 Mb duplication of chromosome 5p13...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563973/down-syndrome-associated-childhood-myeloid-leukemia-with-yet-unreported-acquired-chromosomal-abnormalities-and-a-new-potential-adverse-marker-dup-1-q25q44
#11
Faten Moassass, Abdulsamad Wafa, Thomas Liehr, Ayman Al-Ablog, Walid Al Achkar
Background: Children with constitutional trisomy 21, i.e. Down syndrome (DS, OMIM #190685) have a 10 to 20-fold increased risk for a hematopoietic malignancy. They may suffer from acute lymphoblastic leukemia or acute myeloid leukemia (AML). AML referred to as myeloid leukemia of Down syndrome (ML-DS) is observed especially after birth at an early gestational age and characterized by enhanced white blood cell count, failure of spontaneous remission, liver fibrosis or liver dysfunction, and is significantly associated with early death...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541161/3c-and-3c-based-techniques-the-powerful-tools-for-spatial-genome-organization-deciphering
#12
REVIEW
Jinlei Han, Zhiliang Zhang, Kai Wang
It is well known that the chromosomes are organized in the nucleus and this spatial arrangement of genome play a crucial role in gene regulation and genome stability. Different techniques have been developed and applied to uncover the intrinsic mechanism of genome architecture, especially the chromosome conformation capture (3C) and 3C-derived methods. 3C and 3C-derived techniques provide us approaches to perform high-throughput chromatin architecture assays at the genome scale. However, the advantage and disadvantage of current methodologies of C-technologies have not been discussed extensively...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541160/parental-origin-of-deletions-and-duplications-about-the-necessity-to-check-for-cryptic-inversions
#13
Thomas Liehr, Isolde Schreyer, Alma Kuechler, Emmanouil Manolakos, Sylke Singer, Andreas Dufke, Kathleen Wilhelm, Tereza Jančušková, Radek Čmejla, Moneeb A K Othman, Ahmed H Al-Rikabi, Kristin Mrasek, Monika Ziegler, Stefanie Kankel, Katharina Kreskowski, Anja Weise
Background: Copy number variants (CNVs) are the genetic bases for microdeletion/ microduplication syndromes (MMSs). Couples with an affected child and desire to have further children are routinely tested for a potential parental origin of a specific CNV either by molecular karyotyping or by two color fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), yet. In the latter case a critical region probe (CRP) is combined with a control probe for identification of the chromosome in question. However, CNVs can arise also due to other reasons, like a recombination-event based on a submicroscopic, cryptic inversion in one of the parents...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492108/human-ring-chromosome-registry-for-cases-in-the-chinese-population-re-emphasizing-cytogenomic-and-clinical-heterogeneity-and-reviewing-diagnostic-and-treatment-strategies
#14
REVIEW
Qiping Hu, Hongyan Chai, Wei Shu, Peining Li
Background: Constitutional ring chromosomes are rare orphan chromosomal disorders. Ring chromosome syndrome featuring growth retardation and mild to intermediate intellectual disability is likely caused by the dynamic behavior of ring chromosome through cell cycles. Chromosomal and regional specific phenotypes likely result from segmental losses and gains during the ring formation. Although recent applications of genomic copy number and sequencing analyses revealed various ring chromosome structures from an increasing number of case studies, there was no organized effort for compilating and curating cytogenomic and clinical finding for ring chromosomes...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467824/familial-intellectual-disability-as-a-result-of-a-derivative-chromosome-22-originating-from-a-balanced-translocation-3-22-in-a-four-generation-family
#15
Zhang Kaihui, Huang Yan, Dong Rui, Yang Yali, Wang Ying, Zhang Haiyan, Zhang Yufeng, Gai Zhongtao, Liu Yi
Background: Balanced reciprocal translocation is usually an exchange of two terminal segments from different chromosomes without phenotypic effect on the carrier while leading to increased risk of generating unbalanced gametes. Here we describe a four-generation family in Shandong province of China with at least three patients sharing severe intellectual disability and developmental delay resulting from a derivative chromosome 22 originating from a balanced translocation (3;22) involving chromosomes 3q28q29 and 22q13...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445421/evidence-for-a-pre-malignant-cell-line-in-a-skin-biopsy-from-a-patient-with-nijmegen-breakage-syndrome
#16
Raneem Habib, Heidemarie Neitzel, Aurelie Ernst, John K L Wong, Bozenna Goryluk-Kozakiewicz, Antje Gerlach, Ilja Demuth, Karl Sperling, Krystyna Chrzanowska
Background: Nijmegen breakage syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by microcephaly, immunodeficiency, hypersensitivity to X-irradiation, and a high predisposition to cancer. Nibrin, the product of the NBN gene, is part of the MRE11/RAD50 (MRN) complex that is involved in the repair of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs), and plays a critical role in the processing of DSBs in immune gene rearrangements, telomere maintenance, and meiotic recombination. NBS skin fibroblasts grow slowly in culture and enter early into senescence...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441130/cytogenetics-and-stripe-rust-resistance-of-wheat-thinopyrum-elongatum-hybrid-derivatives
#17
Daiyan Li, Dan Long, Tinghui Li, Yanli Wu, Yi Wang, Jian Zeng, Lili Xu, Xing Fan, Lina Sha, Haiqin Zhang, Yonghong Zhou, Houyang Kang
Background: Amphidiploids generated by distant hybridization are commonly used as genetic bridge to transfer desirable genes from wild wheat species into cultivated wheat. This method is typically used to enhance the resistance of wheat to biotic or abiotic stresses, and to increase crop yield and quality. Tetraploid Thinopyrum elongatum exhibits strong adaptability, resistance to stripe rust and Fusarium head blight, and tolerance to salt, drought, and cold. Results: In the present study, we produced hybrid derivatives by crossing and backcrossing the Triticum durum-Th...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441129/rare-partial-octosomy-and-hexasomy-of-15q11-q13-associated-with-intellectual-impairment-and-development-delay-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-literature
#18
Haiyu Li, Juan Du, Wen Li, Dehua Cheng, Wenbin He, Duo Yi, Bo Xiong, Shimin Yuan, Chaofeng Tu, Lanlan Meng, Aixiang Luo, Ge Lin, Guangxiu Lu, Yue-Qiu Tan
Background: Small supernumerary marker chromosomes (sSMCs) are common structurally abnormal chromosomes that occur in 0.288% of cases of mental retardation. Isodicentric 15 (idic(15)) is common in sSMCs and usually leads to a rare chromosome disorder with distinctive clinical phenotypes, including early central hypotonia, developmental delay, epilepsy, and autistic behavior. It was previously shown that the partial tetrasomy 15q and partial hexasomy 15q syndromes are usually caused by one and two extra idic(15), respectively...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441128/chromosomal-microarray-analysis-in-the-genetic-evaluation-of-279-patients-with-syndromic-obesity
#19
Carla Sustek D'Angelo, Monica Castro Varela, Claudia Irene Emílio de Castro, Paulo Alberto Otto, Ana Beatriz Alvarez Perez, Charles Marques Lourenço, Chong Ae Kim, Debora Romeo Bertola, Fernando Kok, Luis Garcia-Alonso, Celia Priszkulnik Koiffmann
Background: Syndromic obesity is an umbrella term used to describe cases where obesity occurs with additional phenotypes. It often arises as part of a distinct genetic syndrome with Prader-Willi syndrome being a classical example. These rare forms of obesity provide a unique source for identifying obesity-related genetic changes. Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) has allowed the characterization of new genetic forms of syndromic obesity, which are due to copy number variants (CNVs); however, CMA in large cohorts requires more study...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434669/copy-number-variation-and-regions-of-homozygosity-analysis-in-patients-with-m%C3%A3-llerian-aplasia
#20
Durkadin Demir Eksi, Yiping Shen, Munire Erman, Lynn P Chorich, Megan E Sullivan, Meric Bilekdemir, Elanur Yılmaz, Guven Luleci, Hyung-Goo Kim, Ozgul M Alper, Lawrence C Layman
Background: Little is known about the genetic contribution to Müllerian aplasia, better known to patients as Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. Mutations in two genes ( WNT4 and HNF1B ) account for a small number of patients, but heterozygous copy number variants (CNVs) have been described. However, the significance of these CNVs in the pathogenesis of MRKH is unknown, but suggests possible autosomal dominant inheritance. We are not aware of CNV studies in consanguineous patients, which could pinpoint genes important in autosomal recessive MRKH...
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