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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920579/validation-of-diagnostic-codes-for-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-in-the-danish-national-patient-registry
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Signe Vaeth, Uffe Birk Jensen, Rikke Christensen, Henning Andersen
PURPOSE: To validate the diagnostic codes for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) in the Danish National Patient Registry (DNPR) using positive predictive value (PPV) as a measure of validity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the DNPR to identify all patients diagnosed with at least one primary CMT diagnosis at a specialized department in the Central Denmark Region during the period 1977-2012. From this population, we randomly selected 123 patients for the validation study...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917570/handwriting-difficulties-of-children-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-1a
#2
Daniel Kunovsky, Reinie Cordier, Paula Bray, Joshua Burns
Hand weakness and impaired manual dexterity have been reported in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A). This early onset of upper limb involvement might explain frequent clinical referrals for assessment and treatment of impaired handwriting performance. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of CMT1A on handwriting speed and legibility, and identify demographic, anthropometric and physical measures that might relate to handwriting performance. Handwriting speed (Handwriting Speed Test), handwriting legibility (Evaluation Tool of Children's Handwriting-Cursive) and hand strength (hand-held dynamometry of tip pinch, lateral pinch and grip) were assessed in 30 children with CMT1A (aged 8-17 years) and 30 age- and sex-matched controls...
December 5, 2016: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913209/abl2-kinase-phosphorylates-bi-organellar-regulator-mnrr1-in-mitochondria-stimulating-respiration
#3
Siddhesh Aras, Hassan Arrabi, Neeraja Purandare, Maik Hüttemann, John Kamholz, Stephan Züchner, Lawrence I Grossman
We previously showed that MNRR1 (Mitochondrial Nuclear Retrograde Regulator 1, also CHCHD2) functions in two subcellular compartments, displaying a different function in each. In the mitochondria it is a stress regulator of respiration that binds to cytochrome c oxidase (COX) whereas in the nucleus it is a transactivator of COX4I2 and other hypoxia-stimulated genes. We now show that binding of MNRR1 to COX is promoted by phosphorylation at tyrosine-99 and that this interaction stimulates respiration. We show that phosphorylation of MNRR1 takes place in mitochondria and is mediated by Abl2 kinase (ARG)...
November 29, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908631/confirmation-of-the-gnb4-gene-as-causal-for-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-by-a-novel-de-novo-mutation-in-a-czech-patient
#4
Laššuthová Petra, Šafka Brožková Dana, Neupauerová Jana, Krůtová Marcela, Mazanec Radim, Seeman Pavel
The association of GNB4 with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) has recently been described in a publication by Soong et al. (Soong, et al., 2013). Here we present a patient with CMT in whom whole exome sequencing identified the mutation p.Lys57Glu in the GNB4 gene (NM_021629.3:c.169A>G). The patient, now 41 years old, is a sporadic case in the family. At the age of 35 he presented with severe disability (CMT neuropathy score 29), profound muscle atrophies, pes cavus and scoliosis. Previously, the patient was tested for PMP22 duplications/deletions and later also with 64 CMT gene panel, with no causal variant found...
September 22, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907123/mice-hemizygous-for-a-pathogenic-mitofusin-2-allele-exhibit-hind-limb-foot-gait-deficits-and-phenotypic-perturbations-in-nerve-and-muscle
#5
Peter Bannerman, Travis Burns, Jie Xu, Laird Miers, David Pleasure
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2A (CMT2A), the most common axonal form of hereditary sensory motor neuropathy, is caused by mutations of mitofusin-2 (MFN2). Mitofusin-2 is a GTPase required for fusion of mitochondrial outer membranes, repair of damaged mitochondria, efficient mitochondrial energetics, regulation of mitochondrial-endoplasmic reticulum calcium coupling and axonal transport of mitochondria. We knocked T105M MFN2 preceded by a loxP-flanked STOP sequence into the mouse Rosa26 locus to permit cell type-specific expression of this pathogenic allele...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891585/novel-mutations-in-kars-cause-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-combined-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-defect
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Daniela Verrigni, Daria Diodato, Michela Di Nottia, Alessandra Torraco, Emanuele Bellacchio, Teresa Rizza, Giulia Tozzi, Margherita Verardo, Fiorella Piemonte, Giorgio Tasca, Adele D'Amico, Enrico Bertini, Rosalba Carrozzo
Mutations in KARS, which encodes for both mitochondrial and cytoplasmic lysyl-tRNA synthethase, have been so far associated with three different phenotypes: the recessive form of Charcot Mary-Tooth polyneuropathy, the autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss and the last recently described condition related to congenital visual impairment and progressive microcephaly. Here we report the case of a 14-years-old-girl with severe cardiomyopathy associated to mild psychomotor delay and mild myopathy; moreover, a diffuse reduction of cytochrome C oxidase (COX, complex IV) and a combined enzymatic defect of complex I (CI) and IV (CIV) was evident in muscle biopsy...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884603/cranial-nerve-involvement-in-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
#7
Nirav Das, Savannah Kandalaft, Xiao Wu, Ajay Malhotra
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is a rare disorder with less than 200,000 cases reported in the US every year, making diagnosis challenging. MR and CT imaging has become more common in the evaluation of CMT to identify areas of disease involvement. CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old female from Guatemala with a past history of polio initially presented to the emergency room for necrotizing pneumonia. MRI images demonstrated smoothly enlarged, mildly enhancing trigeminal nerves...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882734/novel-mutations-in-sh3tc2-in-a-young-japanese-girl-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-4c
#8
Kazushi Ichikawa, Keita Numasawa, Saoko Takeshita, Akihiro Hashiguchi, Hiroshi Takashima
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 4C (CMT4C) is an autosomal recessive demyelinating form of CMT characterized clinically by early onset and severe spinal deformities, and is caused by mutations in SH3TC2. We describe the case of a 10-year-old Japanese girl diagnosed with CMT4C. The patient developed progressive foot deformities such as marked pes cavus and ankle contracture, with mild muscle weakness in both legs, and generalized areflexia. On electrophysiological studies, motor nerve conduction velocity ranged from 22...
November 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879341/title-dynamin-functions-and-ligands-classical-mechanism-behind
#9
Mahaveer Singh, Hemant Jadhav, Tanya B
Dynamin is a GTPase, which plays a vital role in clathrin dependent endocytosis and other vesicular trafficking processes. Dynamin acts as scissor with debatable mechanism for newly formed vesicles originating from plasma membrane. Dynamin related proteins are important components in scission of various organelles such as clathrin coated vesicles, phagosomes and mitochondria, etc. helping in organelle division, viral resistance and mitochondrial fusion/division. Dysfunction and mutations in dynamin have been implicated in various disorders, where endocytic trafficking is involved, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Charcot-Marie Tooth disease, Heart failure, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, Cancer, Optic atrophy, Down syndrome, Osteoporosis etc...
November 22, 2016: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869072/-tailored-orthotic-shoes-in-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
#10
Patrick Sautreuil, Michèle Mane, Besma Missaoui, Samy Bendaya, Philippe Thoumie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866730/hereditary-neuropathies-an-update
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REVIEW
T Stojkovic
Hereditary neuropathies are the most common inherited neuromuscular diseases. Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease represents the most common form with an average prevalence ranging from 1/2500 to 1/1200, depending on the studies. To date and with the advances of the latest generation sequencing, more than 80 genes have been identified. Although the common clinical phenotype comprises a progressive distal muscle weakness and sensory loss, foot deformities and decreased or absent tendon reflexes, clinical and electrophysiological phenotypes exhibit great variability...
December 2016: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863451/cerebral-white-matter-abnormalities-in-patients-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Mina Lee, Chang-Hyun Park, Hwa-Kyung Chung, Hyeon Jin Kim, Yunseo Choi, Jeong Hyun Yoo, Young Chul Yoon, Young Bin Hong, Ki Wha Chung, Byung-Ok Choi, Hyang Woon Lee
Here, we report the structural evidence of cerebral white matter abnormalities in Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) patients and the relationship between these abnormalities and clinical disability. Brain diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was performed in CMT patients with demyelinating (CMT1A/CMT1E), axonal (CMT2A/CMT2E), or intermediate (CMTX1/DI-CMT) peripheral neuropathy. Although all patients had normal brain MRI, all genetic subgroups except CMT1A had abnormal DTI findings indicative of significant cerebral white matter abnormalities: decreased fractional anisotropy and axial diffusivity, and increased radial diffusivity...
November 18, 2016: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862672/clinical-and-genetic-spectra-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-in-chinese-han-patients
#13
Bo Sun, Zhaohui Chen, Li Ling, Fei Yang, Xusheng Huang
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a common hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy. Epidemiological data for Chinese CMT patients are few. This study aimed to analyze the electrophysiological and genetic characteristics of Chinese Han patients. 106 unrelated patients with the clinical diagnosis of CMT were included. Clinical examination, nerve conduction studies (NCS), next-generation sequencing (NGS), and bioinformatic analyses were performed. Genetic testing was performed for 82 patients; 27 (33%) patients carried known CMT-associated gene mutations...
November 8, 2016: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859025/modeling-drug-induced-neuropathy-using-human-ipscs-for-predictive-toxicology
#14
Ryo Ohara, Keiko Imamura, Fukiko Morii, Naohiro Egawa, Kayoko Tsukita, Takako Enami, Ran Shibukawa, Toshiki Mizuno, Masanori Nakagawa, Haruhisa Inoue
Drugs under development can cause unpredicted toxicity in humans due to differential drug responsiveness between humans and other disease models, resulting in clinical trial failures. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are expected to represent a useful tool for toxicity testing. However, among many assays, appropriate cellular assays for predicting neurotoxicity in an iPSC-based model are still uncertain. Here, we generated neurons from iPSCs of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) patients, who are sensitive to anti-cancer drugs and present with the adverse reaction of neuropathy, and analyzed cellular phenotypes...
November 9, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857041/narcolepsy-with-cataplexy-in-a-child-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-case-report
#15
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We report an 8-year-old boy diagnosed with both CMT1 and narcolepsy, which were not reported simultaneously presenting in one person. The boy presented with a history of increased suddenly falling frequency and excessive daytime sleepiness for 3 months. CMT1 was diagnosed by electrophysiology and genetic testing. Narcolepsy had not been diagnosed until the frequently falling caused by sudden and transient episodes of legs weakness triggered by emotion was found. Multiple sleep latency test showed multiple sleep onset REM periods with reduced sleep latency...
September 18, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854227/do-psychosocial-interventions-improve-quality-of-life-and-wellbeing-in-adults-with-neuromuscular-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis
#16
Elaine Walklet, Kate Muse, Jane Meyrick, Tim Moss
Quality of life and well-being are frequently restricted in adults with neuromuscular disorders. As such, identification of appropriate interventions is imperative. The objective of this paper was to systematically review and critically appraise quantitative studies (RCTs, controlled trials and cohort studies) of psychosocial interventions designed to improve quality of life and well-being in adults with neuromuscular disorders. A systematic review of the published and unpublished literature was conducted. Studies meeting inclusion criteria were appraised using a validated quality assessment tool and results presented in a narrative synthesis...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854223/patient-reported-falls-and-balance-confidence-in-individuals-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
#17
Katy Eichinger, Karen Odrzywolski, Janet Sowden, David N Herrmann
The purpose of this exploratory pilot study was to assess balance confidence in adults with CMT. Charts of individuals with CMT followed in the peripheral neuropathy clinic were reviewed. Information abstracted included demographic, assistive device use, falls, pain, strength, Activities-specific Balance Confidence score, Lower Extremity Functional Scale, 30' Go, and the Five Times Sit to Stand Test. Balance confidence was found to be decreased in individuals with CMT and was associated with patient report of falls and functional mobility tests...
May 27, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854215/characterization-of-new-transgenic-mouse-models-for-two-charcot-marie-tooth-causing-hspb1-mutations-using-the-rosa26-locus
#18
Delphine Bouhy, Thomas Geuens, Vicky De Winter, Leonardo Almeida-Souza, Istvan Katona, Joachim Weis, Tino Hochepied, Steven Goossens, Jody J Haigh, Sophie Janssens, Vincent Timmerman
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and associated neuropathies, the most common inherited diseases of the peripheral nervous system, remain so far incurable. Three existing murine models of Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2F (CMT2F) and/or distal hereditary motor neuropathy type IIb (dHMNIIb), caused by mutations in the small heat shock protein B1 gene (HSPB1/HSP27), partially recapitulate the hallmarks of peripheral neuropathy. Because these models overexpress the HSPB1 mutant proteins they differ from the patients' situation...
May 27, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
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/27844031/clinical-and-biophysical-characterization-of-19-gjb1-mutations
#20
Pei-Chien Tsai, De-Ming Yang, Yi-Chu Liao, Tai-Yu Chiu, Hung-Chou Kuo, Yu-Ping Su, Yuh-Cherng Guo, Bing-Wen Soong, Kon-Ping Lin, Yo-Tsen Liu, Yi-Chung Lee
OBJECTIVE: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type X1 (CMTX1), which is caused by mutations in the gap junction (GJ) protein beta-1 gene (GJB1), is the second most common form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). GJB1 encodes the GJ beta-1 protein (GJB1), which forms GJs within the myelin sheaths of peripheral nerves. The process by which GJB1 mutants cause neuropathy has not been fully elucidated. This study evaluated the biophysical characteristics of GJB1 mutants and their correlations with the clinical features of CMTX1 patients...
November 2016: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
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