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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934391/homozygous-kidins220-loss-of-function-variants-in-fetuses-with-cerebral-ventriculomegaly-and-limb-contractures
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I-L Mero, H H Mørk, Y Sheng, A Blomhoff, G L Opheim, Aa Erichsen, M D Vigeland, K K Selmer
Heterozygous mutations in KIDINS220 were recently suggested a cause of spastic paraplegia, intellectual disability, nystagmus and obesity. All patients carried terminal nonsense de novo mutations that seemed to escape nonsense-mediated mRNA decay. The mechanism for pathogenicity is yet unexplained, as it seems that heterozygous loss-of-function variants of KIDINS220 are generally well tolerated. We present a consanguineous couple who experienced four pregnancy terminations due to repeated findings in the fetuses comprising enlarged cerebral ventricles and limb contractures...
October 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927163/frequency-and-clinicopathologic-features-of-runx1-mutations-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-not-otherwise-specified
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Eunkyoung You, Young-Uk Cho, Seongsoo Jang, Eul-Ju Seo, Jung-Hee Lee, Je-Hwan Lee, Kyoo-Hyung Lee, Kyung-Nam Koh, Ho Joon Im, Jong Jin Seo, Young-Mi Park, Jong-Keuk Lee, Chan-Jeoung Park
Objectives: To evaluate the frequency and clinicopathologic characteristics of RUNX1 mutations, focusing on patients with acute myeloid leukemia not otherwise specified (AML NOS). Methods: Diagnostic samples from 219 patients with AML NOS were analyzed for RUNX1 mutations using standard polymerase chain reaction and direct sequencing. Results: Thirty-one RUNX1 mutations were detected in 33 (15.1%) patients. Mutations clustered in the Runt homology (61...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922694/a-novel-c-240_241insgg-mutation-in-ndp-gene-in-a-family-with-norrie-disease
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Monavvar Andarva, Javad Jamshidi, Hamid Ghaedi, Narsis Daftarian, Babak Emamalizadeh, Elham Alehabib, Shaghyegh Taghavi, Ramin Pouriran, Hossein Darvish
BACKGROUND: Norrie disease (ND) is a rare, X-linked recessive disorder with the main characteristic of early childhood blindness. The aim of the present study was to identify the genetic cause of the disease and the phenotypic characteristics of the patients in an Iranian family with four affected males with ND. METHODS: Norrie disease pseudoglioma (NDP) gene was sequenced and clinical examination was performed on patients. RESULTS: A GG dinucleotide insertion in exon 3 (c...
September 18, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918586/characterization-of-truncated-dsz-operon-responsible-for-dibenzothiophene-biodesulfurization-in-rhodococcus-sp-fum94
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Somayeh Khosravinia, Mahmood A Mahdavi, Reza Gheshlaghi, Hesam Dehghani
Numerous desulfurizing bacteria from the Rhodococcus genus harbor conserved dsz genes responsible for the degradation of sulfur compounds through 4S pathway. This study describes a newly identified desulfurizing bacterium, Rhodococcus sp. FUM94, which unlike previously identified strains encodes a truncated dsz operon. DNA sequencing revealed a frameshift mutation in the dszA gene, which led to an alteration of 66 amino acids and deletion of other C-terminal 66 amino acids. The resulting DszA polypeptide was shorter than DszA in Rhodococcus sp...
September 16, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918017/efficacy-and-safety-profile-of-tricyclo-dna-antisense-oligonucleotides-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-mouse-model
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Karima Relizani, Graziella Griffith, Lucía Echevarría, Faouzi Zarrouki, Patricia Facchinetti, Cyrille Vaillend, Christian Leumann, Luis Garcia, Aurélie Goyenvalle
Antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) hold promise for therapeutic splice-switching correction in many genetic diseases. However, despite advances in AON chemistry and design, systemic use of AONs is limited due to poor tissue uptake and sufficient therapeutic efficacy is still difficult to achieve. A novel class of AONs made of tricyclo-DNA (tcDNA) is considered very promising for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a neuromuscular disease typically caused by frameshifting deletions or nonsense mutations in the gene-encoding dystrophin and characterized by progressive muscle weakness, cardiomyopathy, and respiratory failure in addition to cognitive impairment...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915852/a-novel-frameshift-grn-mutation-results-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-with-a-distinct-clinical-phenotype-in-two-siblings-case-report-and-literature-review
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Takashi Hosaka, Kazuhiro Ishii, Takeshi Miura, Naomi Mezaki, Kensaku Kasuga, Takeshi Ikeuchi, Akira Tamaoka
BACKGROUND: Progranulin gene (GRN) mutations are major causes of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. To date, 68 pathogenic GRN mutations have been identified. However, very few of these mutations have been reported in Asians. Moreover, some GRN mutations manifest with familial phenotypic heterogeneity. Here, we present a novel GRN mutation resulting in frontotemporal lobar degeneration with a distinct clinical phenotype, and we review reports of GRN mutations associated with familial phenotypic heterogeneity...
September 15, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915250/multi-layered-mutation-in-hedgehog-related-genes-in-gorlin-syndrome-may-affect-the-phenotype
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Shoko Onodera, Akiko Saito, Daigo Hasegawa, Nana Morita, Katsuhito Watanabe, Takeshi Nomura, Takahiko Shibahara, Shinsuke Ohba, Akira Yamaguchi, Toshifumi Azuma
Gorlin syndrome is a genetic disorder of autosomal dominant inheritance that predisposes the affected individual to a variety of disorders that are attributed largely to heterozygous germline patched1 (PTCH1) mutations. PTCH1 is a hedgehog (Hh) receptor as well as a repressor, mutation of which leads to constitutive activation of Hh pathway. Hh pathway encompasses a wide variety of cellular signaling cascades, which involve several molecules; however, no associated genotype-phenotype correlations have been reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911001/whole-exome-analysis-of-a-li-fraumeni-family-trio-with-a-novel-tp53-prd-mutation-and-anticipation-profile
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Sara Franceschi, Laura Spugnesi, Paolo Aretini, Francesca Lessi, Rosa Scarpitta, Alvaro Galli, Caterina Congregati, Maria Adelaide Caligo, Chiara Maria Mazzanti
Li-Fraumeni syndrome is a clinically heterogeneous familial cancer predisposition syndrome with autosomal-dominant inheritance caused by heterozygous germline mutations in the TP53 gene. We here analyze the genetic background of a family with a 4-year-proband presented with a Li-Fraumeni tumor. The mother developed breast cancer at age 37 and the proband died at age 8. We performed Sanger sequencing and whole-exome sequencing on peripheral blood DNA from proband and relatives. Data analysis selected only high-quality score and depth reads, rare variants and protein impact involving missense, non-sense, frameshift and splice disrupt mutations...
September 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905509/de-novo-setd5-loss-of-function-variant-as-a-cause-for-intellectual-disability-in-a-10-year-old-boy-with-an-aberrant-blind-ending-bronchus
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Claire Green, Joshua Willoughby, Meena Balasubramanian
Although rare, 3p microdeletion cases have been well described in the clinical literature. The clinical phenotype includes; intellectual disability (ID), growth retardation, facial dysmorphism, and cardiac malformations. Advances in chromosome microarray (CMA) testing narrowed the 3p25 critical region to a 124 kb region, and recent Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) studies have suggested that the SETD5 gene contributes significantly to the 3p25 phenotype. Loss-of-Function (LoF) variants in SETD5 are now considered a likely cause of ID...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904206/a-disease-associated-frameshift-mutation-in-caveolin-1-disrupts-caveolae-formation-and-function-through-introduction-of-a-de-novo-er-retention-signal
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Courtney A Copeland, Bing Han, Ajit Tiwari, Eric D Austin, James E Loyd, James D West, Anne K Kenworthy
Caveolin-1 (CAV1) is an essential component of caveolae and is implicated in numerous physiological processes. Recent studies have identified heterozygous mutations in the CAV1 gene in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), but the mechanisms by which these mutations impact caveolae assembly and contribute to disease remain unclear. To address this question, we examined the consequences of a familial PAH-associated frameshift mutation in CAV1, P158PfsX22, on caveolae assembly and function. We show that C-terminus of the CAV1 P158 protein contains a functional ER-retention signal that inhibits ER exit and caveolae formation and accelerates CAV1 turnover in Cav1(-/-) MEFs...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903413/a-novel-heterozygous-germline-deletion-in-msh2-gene-in-a-five-generation-chinese-family-with-lynch-syndrome
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Bin Wu, Wuyang Ji, Shengran Liang, Chao Ling, Yan You, Lai Xu, Min-Er Zhong, Yi Xiao, Hui-Zhong Qiu, Jun-Yang Lu, Santasree Banerjee
Lynch syndrome (LS) is one of the most common familial forms of colorectal cancer predisposing syndrome with an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. LS is caused by the germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes including MSH2, MLH1, MSH6 and PMS2. Clinically, LS is characterized by high incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer as well as endometrial, small intestinal and urinary tract cancers, usually occur in the third to fourth decade of the life. Here we describe a five generation Chinese family with LS clinically diagnosed according to the Amsterdam II criteria...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903150/crx-l253x-mutation-produces-dominant-photoreceptor-defects-in-tvrm65-mice
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Philip A Ruzycki, Courtney D Linne, Anne K Hennig, Shiming Chen
Purpose: The cone-rod homeobox (CRX) transcription factor is essential for photoreceptor gene expression, differentiation, and survival. Human CRX mutations can cause dominant retinopathies of varying onset and phenotype severity. In animal models, dominant frameshift Crx mutations introduce a premature termination codon (PTC), producing inactive truncated proteins that interfere with normal CRX function. Previously, a mutant mouse, TVRM65, was reported to carry a recessive late PTC mutation, Crx-L253X...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902428/nuclear-lamina-genetic-variants-including-a-truncated-lap2-in-twins-and-siblings-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Graham F Brady, Raymond Kwan, Peter J Ulintz, Phirum Nguyen, Shirin Bassirian, Venkatesha Basrur, Alexey I Nesvizhskii, Rohit Loomba, M Bishr Omary
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming the major chronic liver disease in many countries. Its pathogenesis is multifactorial but twin and familial studies indicate significant heritability, which is not fully explained by currently-known genetic susceptibility loci. Notably, mutations in genes encoding nuclear lamina proteins, including lamins, cause lipodystrophy syndromes that include NAFLD. We hypothesized that variants in lamina-associated proteins predispose to NAFLD and used a candidate gene-sequencing approach to test for variants in 10 nuclear lamina-related genes in a cohort of 37 twin and sibling pairs: 21 individuals with, and 53 without, NAFLD...
September 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900124/using-crispr-cas9-mediated-gene-editing-to-further-explore-growth-and-trade-off-effects-in-myostatin-mutated-f4-medaka-oryzias-latipes
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Ying-Chun Yeh, Masato Kinoshita, Tze Hann Ng, Yu-Hsuan Chang, Shun Maekawa, Yi-An Chiang, Takashi Aoki, Han-Ching Wang
Myostatin (MSTN) suppresses skeletal muscle development and growth in mammals, but its role in fish is less well understood. Here we used CRISPR/Cas9 to mutate the MSTN gene in medaka (Oryzias latipes) and evaluate subsequent growth performance. We produced mutant F0 fish that carried different frameshifts in the OlMSTN coding sequence and confirmed the heritability of the mutant genotypes to the F1 generation. Two F1 fish with the same heterozygous frame-shifted genomic mutations (a 22 bp insertion in one allele; a 32 bp insertion in the other) were then crossbred to produce subsequent generations (F2~F5)...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898457/organic-solute-transporter-beta-slc51b-deficiency-in-two-brothers-with-congenital-diarrhea-and-features-of-cholestasis
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Mutaz Sultan, Anuradha Rao, Orly Elpeleg, Frédéric M Vaz, Bassam Y Abu Libdeh, Saul J Karpen, Paul A Dawson
Primary bile acid malabsorption (PBAM) is associated with congenital diarrhea, steatorrhea, and a block in the intestinal return of bile acids in the enterohepatic circulation. Mutations in the ileal Na(+) -dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT; SLC10A2) can cause PBAM, but do not appear to account for most familial cases. Another major transporter involved in the intestinal reclamation of bile acids is the heteromeric Organic Solute Transporter alpha-beta (OSTα-OSTβ; SLC51A-SLC51B), which exports bile acid across the basolateral membrane...
September 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893864/the-beach-protein-lrba-is-required-for-hair-bundle-maintenance-in-cochlear-hair-cells-and-for-hearing
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Christian Vogl, Tanvi Butola, Natja Haag, Torben J Hausrat, Michael G Leitner, Michel Moutschen, Philippe P Lefèbvre, Carsten Speckmann, Lillian Garrett, Lore Becker, Helmut Fuchs, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Sandor Nietzsche, Michael M Kessels, Dominik Oliver, Matthias Kneussel, Manfred W Kilimann, Nicola Strenzke
Lipopolysaccharide-responsive beige-like anchor protein (LRBA) belongs to the enigmatic class of BEACH domain-containing proteins, which have been attributed various cellular functions, typically involving intracellular protein and membrane transport processes. Here, we show that LRBA deficiency in mice leads to progressive sensorineural hearing loss. In LRBA knockout mice, inner and outer hair cell stereociliary bundles initially develop normally, but then partially degenerate during the second postnatal week...
September 11, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893644/high-bone-mass-due-to-novel-lrp5-and-amer1-mutations
#17
Alice Costantini, Päivi Kekäläinen, Riikka E Mäkitie, Outi Mäkitie
WNT signaling is a key regulator of bone metabolism and its increased or decreased activity leads to skeletal disorders. Here we describe two patients with high bone mass (HBM) caused by novel mutations in two different WNT pathway components. The first patient is a 53-year-old male with HBM. He was diagnosed at adult age based on significantly increased bone mineral density (BMD). He has undergone several surgeries due to excessive bone in ear canals, bilateral jaw exostoses and mandibular tori. Radiographs show severe cortical thickening of cranial and long bones...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891274/breast-cancer-risk-and-germline-genomic-profiling-of-women-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-who-developed-breast-cancer
#18
Xia Wang, Jamie K Teer, Renee N Tousignant, Albert M Levin, David Boulware, Dhananjay A Chitale, Brandon M Shaw, Zhihua Chen, Yonghong Zhang, Jaishri O Blakeley, Maria T Acosta, Ludwine M Messiaen, Bruce R Korf, Michael A Tainsky
NF1 mutations predispose to neurofibromatosis type1 (NF1) and women with NF1 have a moderately elevated risk for breast cancer, especially under age 50. Germline genomic analysis may better define the risk so screening and prevention can be applied to the individuals who benefit the most. Survey conducted in several neurofibromatosis clinics in the United States has demonstrated a 17.2% lifetime risk of breast cancer in women affected with NF1. Cumulated risk to age 50 is estimated to be 9.27%. For genomic profiling, fourteen women with NF1 and a history of breast cancer were recruited and underwent whole exon sequencing (WES), targeted genomic DNA based and RNA based analysis of the NF1 gene...
September 10, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886419/mutation-in-an-exonic-splicing-enhancer-site-causing-chronic-granulomatous-disease
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Martin de Boer, Karin van Leeuwen, Judy Geissler, Bernd H Belohradsky, Taco W Kuijpers, Dirk Roos
In a male patient suffering from X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) we found a c.389G>T mutation in exon 5 of the CYBB gene. We have analyzed why 95% of the transcripts of this gene lacked exon 5, leading to a frameshift and premature termination codon. The mutation was located in a region comprising three putative exonic splicing enhancer binding sites, for SRSF1, SRFS2 and SRFS6, according to the ESEfinder Tool (http://rulai.cshl.edu/cgi-bin/tools/ESE3/esefinder.cgi). With the Analyser Splice Tool we calculated the probability of skipping of exon 5 in CYBB mRNA, and by means of Sroogle the number of putative binding motifs for splicing enhancer and splicing silencer proteins (http://astlab...
July 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886269/loss-of-function-grhl3-variants-detected-in-african-patients-with-isolated-cleft-palate
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M A Eshete, H Liu, M Li, W L Adeyemo, L J J Gowans, P A Mossey, T Busch, W Deressa, P Donkor, P B Olaitan, B S Aregbesola, R O Braimah, G O Oseni, F Oginni, R Audu, C Onwuamah, O James, E Augustine-Akpan, L A Rahman, M O Ogunlewe, F K N Arthur, S A Bello, P Agbenorku, P Twumasi, F Abate, T Hailu, Y Demissie, A Hailu, G Plange-Rhule, S Obiri-Yeboah, M M Dunnwald, P E Gravem, M L Marazita, A A Adeyemo, J C Murray, R A Cornell, A Butali
In contrast to the progress that has been made toward understanding the genetic etiology of cleft lip with or without cleft palate, relatively little is known about the genetic etiology for cleft palate only (CPO). A common coding variant of grainyhead like transcription factor 3 ( GRHL3) was recently shown to be associated with risk for CPO in Europeans. Mutations in this gene were also reported in families with Van der Woude syndrome. To identify rare mutations in GRHL3 that might explain the missing heritability for CPO, we sequenced GRHL3 in cases of CPO from Africa...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
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