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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919799/maple-syrup-urine-disease-mechanisms-and-management
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Patrick R Blackburn, Jennifer M Gass, Filippo Pinto E Vairo, Kristen M Farnham, Herjot K Atwal, Sarah Macklin, Eric W Klee, Paldeep S Atwal
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an inborn error of metabolism caused by defects in the branched-chain α-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex, which results in elevations of the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) in plasma, α-ketoacids in urine, and production of the pathognomonic disease marker, alloisoleucine. The disorder varies in severity and the clinical spectrum is quite broad with five recognized clinical variants that have no known association with genotype. The classic presentation occurs in the neonatal period with developmental delay, failure to thrive, feeding difficulties, and maple syrup odor in the cerumen and urine, and can lead to irreversible neurological complications, including stereotypical movements, metabolic decompensation, and death if left untreated...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794650/treating-egfr-mutation-resistance-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-role-of-osimertinib
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Valentina Mazza, Federico Cappuzzo
The discovery of mutations in EGFR significantly changed the treatment paradigm of patients with EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a particular group of patients with different clinical characteristics and outcome to EGFR-wild-type patients. In these patients, the treatment of choice as first-line therapy is first- or second-generation EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs), such as gefitinib, erlotinib, or afatinib. Inevitably, after the initial response, all patients become refractory to these drugs...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769581/clinical-utility-of-nitisinone-for-the-treatment-of-hereditary-tyrosinemia-type-1-ht-1
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Anibh Martin Das
Medical therapy for hereditary hepatorenal tyrosinemia (hereditary tyrosinemia type 1, HT-1) with nitisinone was discovered incidentally, and is a by-product of agrochemistry. It blocks the catabolic pathway of tyrosine, thereby leading to a reduction in the accumulation of toxic metabolites in HT-1. It has to be combined with a low-protein diet supplemented with amino acid mixtures devoid of tyrosine and phenylalanine. This treatment option has completely changed the clinical course of patients suffering from HT-1 who used to die in the first few months to years of life from liver failure, renal dysfunction, and/or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684918/genotype-and-phenotype-correlation-in-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-neonatal-factor-vii-deficiency-among-thai-children
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Chanchai Traivaree, Chalinee Monsereenusorn, Arunotai Meekaewkunchorn, Premsak Laoyookhong, Saranya Suwansingh, Boonchai Boonyawat
Congenital factor VII (FVII) deficiency is a rare inherited coagulopathy. The clinical manifestations and clinical findings vary widely, ranging from asymptomatic to life-threatening bleeding, including intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), with prolonged prothrombin time, normal partial thromboplastin time and normal platelet counts, which are confirmed by the low level of FVII assay. Treatment consists of fresh frozen plasma (FFP), prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs), and recombinant activated FVII to treat bleeding and prophylactic therapy...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546763/mutation-analysis-of-%C3%AE-thalassemia-in-east-western-indian-population-a-recent-molecular-approach
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Parth S Shah, Nidhi D Shah, Hari Shankar P Ray, Nikunj B Khatri, Ketan K Vaghasia, Rutvik J Raval, Sandip C Shah, Mandava V Rao
BACKGROUND: β-Thalassemia is the most prevalent genetic disorder in India. Its traits and coinheritance vary from mild to severe conditions, resulting in thalassemia minor, intermediate, and major, depending upon many factors. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to identify the incidence of β-thalassemia traits, their coinheritance, and mutations, as well as to support the patients already diagnosed with β-thalassemia in East-Western Indian population for better management...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243136/mitochondrial-diseases-advances-and-issues
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Mauro Scarpelli, Alice Todeschini, Irene Volonghi, Alessandro Padovani, Massimiliano Filosto
Mitochondrial diseases (MDs) are a clinically heterogeneous group of disorders caused by a dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. They can be related to mutation of genes encoded using either nuclear DNA or mitochondrial DNA. The advent of next generation sequencing and whole exome sequencing in studying the molecular bases of MDs will bring about a revolution in the field of mitochondrial medicine, also opening the possibility of better defining pathogenic mechanisms and developing novel therapeutic approaches for these devastating disorders...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144156/update-on-the-clinical-management-of-wilson-s-disease
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Peter Hedera
Wilson's disease (WD), albeit relatively rare, is an important genetic metabolic disease because of highly effective therapies that can be lifesaving. It is a great imitator and requires a high index of suspicion for correct and timely diagnosis. Neurologic, psychiatric and hepatologic problems in WD are very nonspecific, and we discuss the most common clinical phenotypes. The diagnosis remains laboratory based, and here we review the most important challenges and pitfalls in laboratory evaluation of WD, including the emerging role of genetic testing in WD diagnosis...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053551/genetics-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Carolina Caban, Nubaira Khan, Daphne M Hasbani, Peter B Crino
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a multisystem disorder that results from heterozygous mutations in either TSC1 or TSC2. The primary organ systems that are affected include the brain, skin, lung, kidney, and heart, all with variable frequency, penetrance, and severity. Neurological features include epilepsy, autism, and intellectual disability. There are more than 1,500 known pathogenic variants for TSC1 and TSC2, including deletion, nonsense, and missense mutations, and all pathogenic mutations are inactivating, leading to loss of function effects on the encoded proteins TSC1 and TSC2...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003770/advances-in-the-management-of-erythropoietic-protoporphyria-role-of-afamelanotide
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Ashley M Lane, Jerome T McKay, Herbert L Bonkovsky
Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) and the phenotypically similar disease X-linked protoporphyria (XLPP) are inherited cutaneous porphyrias characterized clinically by acute non-blistering photosensitivity, intolerance to sunlight, and significantly reduced quality of life. They are due to marked overproduction of protoporphyrin (PP) chiefly by erythroblasts and reticulocytes. In EPP, the underlying genetic defect is in the ferrochelatase gene, which encodes the final enzyme in the heme synthetic pathway. In XLPP, the genetic defect is a gain-of-function mutation, usually a four-base deletion, in the gene that encodes the enzyme 5-aminolevulinic acid synthase-2, the first and rate-controlling enzyme of heme synthesis in developing red blood cells...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942229/analysis-of-binary-responses-with-outcome-specific-misclassification-probability-in-genome-wide-association-studies
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Romdhane Rekaya, Shannon Smith, El Hamidi Hay, Nourhene Farhat, Samuel E Aggrey
Errors in the binary status of some response traits are frequent in human, animal, and plant applications. These error rates tend to differ between cases and controls because diagnostic and screening tests have different sensitivity and specificity. This increases the inaccuracies of classifying individuals into correct groups, giving rise to both false-positive and false-negative cases. The analysis of these noisy binary responses due to misclassification will undoubtedly reduce the statistical power of genome-wide association studies (GWAS)...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799810/novel-treatment-options-for-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-critical-appraisal-of-sebelipase-alfa
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Kim Su, Emma Donaldson, Reena Sharma
Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) is a rare disorder of cholesterol metabolism with an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance. The absence or deficiency of the LAL enzyme gives rise to pathological accumulation of cholesterol esters in various tissues. A severe LAL-D phenotype manifesting in infancy is associated with adrenal calcification and liver and gastrointestinal involvement with characteristic early mortality. LAL-D presenting in childhood and adulthood is associated with hepatomegaly, liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and premature atherosclerosis...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660484/the-genetics-of-uveal-melanoma-current-insights
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Hildur Helgadottir, Veronica Höiom
Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common malignant eye tumor in adults affecting ~7,000 individuals per year worldwide. UM is a rare subtype of melanoma with distinct clinical and molecular features as compared to other melanoma subtypes. UMs lack the most typical cutaneous melanoma-associated mutations (BRAF, NRAS, and NF1) and are instead characterized by a different set of genes with oncogenic or loss-of-function mutations. By next-generation sequencing efforts on UM tumors, several driver genes have been detected...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621663/identification-of-a-novel-pathogenic-otof-variant-causative-of-nonsyndromic-hearing-loss-with-high-frequency-in-the-ashkenazi-jewish-population
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Anastasia M Fedick, Chaim Jalas, Ananya Swaroop, Eric E Smouha, Bryn D Webb
Mutations in the OTOF gene have previously been shown to cause nonsyndromic prelingual deafness (DFNB9, OMIM 601071) as well as auditory neuropathy/dys-synchrony. In this study, the OTOF NM_194248.2 c.5332G>T, p.Val1778Phe variant was identified in a large Ashkenazi Jewish family as the causative variant in four siblings with hearing loss. Our analysis reveals a carrier frequency of the OTOF c.5332G>T, p.Val1778Phe variant of 1.27% in the Ashkenazi Jewish population, suggesting that this variant may be a significant contributor to nonsyndromic sensorineural hearing loss and should be considered for inclusion in targeted hearing loss panels for this population...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555794/examining-genotypic-variation-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-its-relationship-to-parental-age-and-phenotype
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David A Geier, Janet K Kern, Lisa K Sykes, Mark R Geier
BACKGROUND: Previous studies on genetic testing of chromosomal abnormalities in individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) found that ~80% have negative genetic test results (NGTRs) and ~20% have positive genetic test results (PGTRs), of which ~7% were probable de novo mutations (PDNMs). Research suggests that parental age is a risk factor for an ASD diagnosis. This study examined genotypic variation in ASD and its relationship to parental age and phenotype. METHODS: Phenotype was derived from detailed clinical information, and genotype was derived from high-resolution blood chromosome and blood whole-genome copy number variant genetic testing on a consecutive cohort (born: 1983-2009) of subjects diagnosed with ASD (N=218)...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536156/rock2-and-mylk-variants-and-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema
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Gaurav Sikri, Srinivasa Bhattachar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536155/the-association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-taqi-and-foki-type-2-diabetes-and-micro-macrovascular-complications-in-postmenopausal-women
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Juliana Maia, Andreia Soares da Silva, Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo, Taciana Furtado de Mendonça, Luiz Henrique Maciel Griz, Patricia Moura, Francisco Bandeira
INTRODUCTION: Since there is evidence of the action of vitamin D as a modulator of insulin release and atherosclerosis, it may well be that the vitamin D receptor polymorphisms are associated with diabetes and its chronic complications. AIMS: To examine the associations between vitamin D receptor polymorphisms (FokI and TaqI) and Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and its associated chronic complications in postmenopausal women. METHODS: This cross-sectional study analyzed 100 postmenopausal women with T2DM (mean age 65...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499644/animal-models-of-gm2-gangliosidosis-utility-and-limitations
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Cheryl A Lawson, Douglas R Martin
GM2 gangliosidosis, a subset of lysosomal storage disorders, is caused by a deficiency of the glycohydrolase, β-N-acetylhexosaminidase, and includes the closely related Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases. The enzyme deficiency prevents the normal, stepwise degradation of ganglioside, which accumulates unchecked within the cellular lysosome, particularly in neurons. As a result, individuals with GM2 gangliosidosis experience progressive neurological diseases including motor deficits, progressive weakness and hypotonia, decreased responsiveness, vision deterioration, and seizures...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499643/mevalonate-kinase-deficiency-current-perspectives
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Leslie A Favier, Grant S Schulert
Mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD) is a recessively inherited autoinflammatory disorder with a spectrum of manifestations, including the well-defined clinical phenotypes of hyperimmunoglobulinemia D and periodic fever syndrome and mevalonic aciduria. Patients with MKD have recurrent attacks of hyperinflammation associated with fever, abdominal pain, arthralgias, and mucocutaneous lesions, and more severely affected patients also have dysmorphisms and central nervous system anomalies. MKD is caused by mutations in the gene encoding mevalonate kinase, with the degree of residual enzyme activity largely determining disease severity...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27471403/genetic-basis-of-cowden-syndrome-and-its-implications-for-clinical-practice-and-risk-management
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Amanda Gammon, Kory Jasperson, Marjan Champine
Cowden syndrome (CS) is an often difficult to recognize hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome caused by mutations in phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN). In addition to conferring increased cancer risks, CS also predisposes individuals to developing hamartomatous growths in many areas of the body. Due to the rarity of CS, estimates vary on the penetrance of certain phenotypic features, such as macrocephaly and skin findings (trichilemmomas, mucocutaneous papules), as well as the conferred lifetime cancer risks...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468247/utilization-of-genetic-testing-among-children-with-developmental-disabilities-in-the-united-states
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Bridget Kiely, Sujit Vettam, Andrew Adesman
PURPOSE: Several professional societies recommend that genetic testing be routinely included in the etiologic workup of children with developmental disabilities. The aim of this study was to determine the rate at which genetic testing is performed in this population, based on data from a nationally representative survey. METHODS: Data were analyzed from the Survey of Pathways to Diagnosis and Services, a telephone-based survey of parents and guardians of US school-age children with current or past developmental conditions...
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