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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913623/updated-strategies-for-the-management-pathogenesis-and-molecular-genetics-of-different-forms-of-ichthyosis-syndromes-with-prominent-hair-abnormalities
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REVIEW
Madiha Rasheed, Shaheen Shahzad, Afifa Zaeem, Imran Afzal, Asma Gul, Sumbal Khalid
Syndromic ichthyosis is rare inherited disorders of cornification with varied disease complications. This disorder appears in seventeen subtypes associated with severe systematic manifestations along with medical, cosmetic and social problems. Syndromic ichthyosis with prominent hair abnormalities covers five major subtypes: Netherton syndrome, trichothiodystrophy, ichthyosis hypotrichosis syndrome, ichthyosis hypotrichosis sclerosing cholangitis and ichthyosis follicularis atrichia photophobia syndrome. These syndromes mostly prevail in high consanguinity states, with distinctive clinical features...
September 14, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901330/a-history-of-obesity-leaves-an-inflammatory-fingerprint-in-liver-and-adipose-tissue
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I P Fischer, M Irmler, C W Meyer, S J Sachs, F Neff, M H de Angelis, J Beckers, M H Tschöp, S M Hofmann, S Ussar
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Dieting is a popular yet often ineffective way to lower body weight, as the majority of people regain most of their pre-dieting weights in a relatively short time. The underlying molecular mechanisms driving weight regain and the increased risk for metabolic disease are still incompletely understood. Here we investigate the molecular alterations inherited from a history of obesity. METHODS: In our model, male HFD fed obese C57BL/6J mice, were switched to a low caloric chow diet, resulting in a decline of body weight to that of lean mice...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884077/environmentally-toxicant-exposures-induced-intragenerational-transmission-of-liver-abnormalities-in-mice
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Mohamed A Al-Griw, Soad A Treesh, Rabia O Alghazeer, Sassia O Regeai
Environmental toxicants such as chemicals, heavy metals, and pesticides have been shown to promote transgenerational inheritance of abnormal phenotypes and/or diseases to multiple subsequent generations following parental and/or ancestral exposures. This study was designed to examine the potential transgenerational action of the environmental toxicant trichloroethane (TCE) on transmission of liver abnormality, and to elucidate the molecular etiology of hepatocyte cell damage. A total of thirty two healthy immature female albino mice were randomly divided into three equal groups as follows: a sham group, which did not receive any treatment; a vehicle group, which received corn oil alone, and TCE treated group (3 weeks, 100 μg/kg i...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884036/severe-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-in-a-child-with-caroli-syndrome
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W De Jesus-Rojas, K McBeth, A Yadav, J M Stark, R A Mosquera, C Jon
Hepatopulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a potential complication of chronic liver disease and is more commonly seen in the adult population. Caroli Syndrome is a rare inherited disorder characterized by intrahepatic ductal dilation and liver fibrosis that leads to portal hypertension. In children with liver disease, HPS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of prolonged, otherwise unexplained, hypoxemia. The presence of HPS can improve patient priority on the liver transplantation wait list, despite their Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) score...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859232/pregnancy-in-wilson-disease-management-and-outcome
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Jan Pfeiffenberger, Sandra Beinhardt, Daniel N Gotthardt, Nicola Haag, Clarissa Freissmuth, Ulrike Reuner, Annika Gauss, Wolfgang Stremmel, Michael L Schilsky, Peter Ferenci, Karl Heinz Weiss
Introduction Wilson disease (WD) is a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism causing toxic hepatic and neural copper accumulation. Clinical symptoms vary widely, from asymptomatic disease to acute liver failure or chronic liver disease without or with neuropsychiatric symptoms. Continuation of specific medical treatment for WD is recommended during pregnancy, but reports of pregnancy outcomes in WD patients are sparse. Patients and methods In a retrospective, multicenter study, 282 pregnancies in 136 WD patients were reviewed...
August 31, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844055/what-is-mr-spectroscopy
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Karen Angela Manias, Andrew Peet
(1)H-Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) is a novel advanced imaging technique used as an adjunct to MRI to reveal complementary non-invasive information about the biochemical composition of imaged tissue. Clinical uses in paediatrics include aiding diagnosis of brain tumours, neonatal disorders such as hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, inherited metabolic diseases, traumatic brain injury, demyelinating conditions and infectious brain lesions. MRS has potential to improve diagnosis and treatment monitoring of childhood brain tumours and other CNS diseases, facilitate biopsy and surgical planning, and provide prognostic biomarkers...
August 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839426/liver-and-the-defects-of-cholesterol-and-bile-acids-biosynthesis-rare-disorders-many-diagnostic-pitfalls
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EDITORIAL
Gaetano Corso, Antonio Dello Russo, Monica Gelzo
In recent decades, biotechnology produced a growth of knowledge on the causes and mechanisms of metabolic diseases that have formed the basis for their study, diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, it is well known that the clinical features of metabolic diseases can manifest themselves with very different characteristics and escape early detection. Also, it is well known that the prognosis of many metabolic diseases is excellent if diagnosed and treated early. In this editorial we briefly summarized two groups of inherited metabolic diseases, the defects of cholesterol biosynthesis and those of bile acids...
August 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838986/ammonia-modifies-enteric-neuromuscular-transmission-through-glial-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-signaling
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David E Fried, Ralph E Watson, Simon C Robson, Brian D Gulbransen
OBJECTIVE: Impaired gut motility may contribute, at least in part, to the development of systemic hyperammonemia and systemic neurological disorders in inherited metabolic disorders, or in severe liver and renal disease. It is not known whether enteric neurotransmission regulates intestinal luminal and hence systemic ammonia levels by induced changes in motility. DESIGN: Here, we propose and test the hypothesis that ammonia acts through specific enteric circuits to influence gut motility...
August 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814334/abernethy-malformation-associated-with-caroli-s-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-a-pkhd1-mutation-a-case-report
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Xiao-Xiao Mi, Xiao-Guang Li, Zi-Rong Wang, Ling Lin, Chun-Hai Xu, Jun-Ping Shi
BACKGROUND: Abernethy malformation is a rare congenital anomaly characterised by the partial or complete absence of the portal vein and the subsequent development of an extrahepatic portosystemic shunt. Caroli's disease is a rare congenital condition characterised by non-obstructive saccular intrahepatic bile duct dilation. Caroli's disease combined with congenital hepatic fibrosis and/or renal cystic disease is referred to - Caroli's syndrome. The combination of Abernethy malformation and Caroli's syndrome has not been reported previously...
August 16, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804827/assessment-of-hereditary-thrombophilia-performance-of-antithrombin-at-testing
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Jana N Gausman, Richard A Marlar
Antithrombin (AT) is a naturally occurring plasma inhibitor of coagulation, which is a synthesized in the liver. AT inhibits coagulation serine proteases (the enzymatically activated forms of the clotting factors), mainly thrombin (factor IIa) and factor Xa, but also to a lesser extent factors IXa, XIa, and XIIa. Acting alone, AT inhibits coagulation factors, but does this very slowly; however, when coupled with heparin as a cofactor, the speed of inhibition is increased many fold. The AT/Heparin complex is the most powerful naturally occurring anticoagulant in blood...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802248/utility-of-rapid-whole-exome-sequencing-in-the-diagnosis-of-neonatal-niemann-pick-disease-type-c-presenting-with-fetal-hydrops-and-liver-failure
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Mersedeh Rohanizadegan, Sarah El-Almery, Anne O'Donnell-Luria, Ivana Mihalek, Peggy Chen, Marilyn Sanders, Kristen Leeman, Megan Cho, Christina Hung, Olaf Bodamer
Rapid whole exome sequencing (rWES) is increasingly used in critically ill newborn infants to inform about diagnosis, clinical management and prognosis. Here we report a male newborn infant with hydrops, pancytopenia and acute liver failure who was listed for liver transplantation. Given the acuity of the presentation, the procedure related morbidity and mortality and lack of diagnosis we employed rWES in the proband and both parents with a turn-around time of 10 business days. rWES returned one maternally inherited, likely pathogenic and one paternally inherited, likely pathogenic variant in NPC1 suggestive of a diagnosis of Niemann Pick disease type C (NPC)...
August 11, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792652/mutations-in-the-novel-gene-fopv-are-associated-with-familial-autosomal-dominant-and-non-familial-obliterative-portal-venopathy
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Claude Besmond, Dominique Valla, Laurence Hubert, Karine Poirier, Brigitte Grosse, Catherine Guettier, Olivier Bernard, Emmanuel Gonzales, Emmanuel Jacquemin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obliterative portal venopathy (OPV) is characterized by lesions of portal vein intrahepatic branches and is thought to be responsible for many cases of portal hypertension in absence of cirrhosis or obstruction of large portal or hepatic veins. In most cases the cause of OPV remains unknown. The aim was to identify a candidate gene of OPV. METHODS: Whole exome sequencing was performed in two families, including 6 patients with OPV. Identified mutations were confirmed by Sanger sequencing and expression of candidate gene transcript was studied by real time qPCR in human tissues...
August 9, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776642/diagnosis-of-monogenic-liver-diseases-in-childhood-by-next-generation-sequencing
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Amelie Stalke, Britta Skawran, Bernd Auber, Thomas Illig, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Norman Junge, Imeke Goldschmidt, Christoph Leiskau, Nils von Neuhoff, Ulrich Baumann, Eva-Doreen Pfister
Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) has opened up novel diagnostic opportunities for children with unidentified, but suspected inherited diseases. We describe our single-center experience with NGS diagnostics in standard clinical scenarios in pediatric hepatology. We investigated 135 children with suspected inherited hepatopathies, where initially no causative pathogenic variant had been identified, with an amplicon-based NGS panel of 21 genes associated with acute and chronic hepatopathies. In 23 of these patients we detected pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants in ten different genes...
August 4, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774368/-clinical-feature-and-molecular-diagnostic-analysis-of-the-first-non-caucasian-child-with-infantile-liver-failure-syndrome-type-1
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Wei-Xia Lin, Qi-Qi Zheng, Li Guo, Ying Cheng, Yuan-Zong Song
Infantile liver failure syndrome type 1 (ILFS1) is a Mendelian disease due to biallelic mutations in the cytoplasmic leucyl-tRNA synthetase gene (LARS). This study aimed to report the clinical and molecular features of the first non-caucasian ILFS1 patient, providing reliable evidences for the definite diagnosis of ILFS1. The 2 years and 9 months old male patient was referred to the hospital with hepatosplenomegaly over 1 year. At age 17 months, he was found to have hepatosplenomegaly and anemia. Since then, he had been managed in different hospitals...
August 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769107/innate-immune-basis-for-rift-valley-fever-susceptibility-in-mouse-models
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Rashida Lathan, Dominique Simon-Chazottes, Grégory Jouvion, Ophélie Godon, Marie Malissen, Marie Flamand, Pierre Bruhns, Jean-Jacques Panthier
Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) leads to varied clinical manifestations in animals and in humans that range from moderate fever to fatal illness, suggesting that host immune responses are important determinants of the disease severity. We investigated the immune basis for the extreme susceptibility of MBT/Pas mice that die with mild to acute hepatitis by day 3 post-infection compared to more resistant BALB/cByJ mice that survive up to a week longer. Lower levels of neutrophils observed in the bone marrow and blood of infected MBT/Pas mice are unlikely to be causative of increased RVFV susceptibility as constitutive neutropenia in specific mutant mice did not change survival outcome...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765628/nod2-gene-variants-confer-risk-for-secondary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-critically-ill-patients
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Christoph Jüngst, Vanessa Stadlbauer, Matthias C Reichert, Vincent Zimmer, Susanne N Weber, Lisa Ofner-Ziegenfuß, Torsten Voigtländer, Walter Spindelböck, Peter Fickert, Gabriele I Kirchner, Frank Lammert, Tim O Lankisch, Marcin Krawczyk
Sclerosing cholangitis in critically ill patients (SC-CIP) is a progressive cholestatic disease of unknown aetiology characterized by chronic biliary infections. Hence we hypothesized that common NOD2 (nucleotide-binding oligomerisation domain containing 2) gene variants, known risk factors for Crohn's disease and bacterial translocation in liver cirrhosis, increase the odds of developing SC-CIP. Screening of 4,641 endoscopic retrograde cholangiography procedures identified 17 patients with SC-CIP, who were then genotyped for the three common NOD2 mutations (Cohort 1, discovery cohort)...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755194/hereditary-tyrosinemia-type-1-in-turkey
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Ayse Cigdem Aktuglu-Zeybek, Ertugrul Kiykim, M Serif Cansever
Hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT1, OMIM 276700) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited inborn error of metabolism in the tyrosine catabolic pathway due to deficiency of the enzyme fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase. The clinical features of HT1 are widely heterogenous even within the same family members. Clinical features includes acute or chronic liver disease with increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, hypophosphatemic rickets due to renal tubular dysfunction, glomerulosclerosis, failure to thrive, neurological porphyria-like crisis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and hypoglycemia due to hyperinsulinism...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755193/hepatorenal-tyrosinemia-in-mexico-a-call-to-action
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Isabel Ibarra-González, Cecilia Ridaura-Sanz, Cynthia Fernández-Lainez, Sara Guillén-López, Leticia Belmont-Martínez, Marcela Vela-Amieva
Hepatorenal tyrosinemia is a treatable metabolic disease characterized by progressive liver failure, renal damage and pronounced coagulopathy. Its clinical diagnosis is difficult because of its low prevalence and heterogeneous symptoms. In developed countries, expanded newborn screening, based on succinylacetone quantification by tandem mass spectrometry, has been very valuable in the early detection of hepatorenal tyrosinemia, providing the opportunity for rapid treatment of affected patients. In developing countries without systematic expanded newborn screening, however, diagnosis and treatment of this disease remain major challenges, as genetic diseases in these countries are not a health priority and there are few referral centers for infants with inherited errors of metabolism...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755163/cxcl9-11-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-cross-sectional-study
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María Ángeles Jiménez-Sousa, Ana Zaida Gómez-Moreno, Daniel Pineda-Tenor, Luz Maria Medrano, Juan José Sánchez-Ruano, Amanda Fernández-Rodríguez, Tomas Artaza-Varasa, José Saura-Montalban, Sonia Vázquez-Morón, Pablo Ryan, Salvador Resino
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: CXCL9-11 polymorphisms are related to various infectious diseases, including hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In this study, we analyzed the association between CXCL9-11 polymorphisms and liver fibrosis in HCV-infected patients. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study in 389 patients who were genotyped for CXCL9-11 polymorphisms (CXCL9 rs10336, CXCL10 rs3921, and CXCL11 rs4619915) using the Sequenom's MassARRAY platform. The primary outcome variable was the liver stiffness measurement (LSM)...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745070/management-options-for-cholestatic-liver-disease-in-children
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Andrea Catzola, Pietro Vajro
Due to a peculiar age-dependent increased susceptibility, neonatal cholestasis affects the liver of approximately 1 in every 2500 term infants. A high index of suspicion is the key to an early diagnosis, and to implement timely, often life-saving treatments. Even when specific treatment is not available or curative, prompt medical management and optimization of nutrition are of paramount importance to survival and avoidance of complications. Areas covered: The present article will prominently focus on a series of newer diagnostic and therapeutic options of cholestasis in neonates and infants blended with consolidated established paradigms...
July 28, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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