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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915148/adult-fmr1-knockout-mice-present-with-deficiencies-in-hippocampal-interleukin-6-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-expression
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Samantha L Hodges, Suzanne O Nolan, Joseph H Taube, Joaquin N Lugo
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a single genetic mutation in the FMR1 gene. Mutations in the FMR1 gene are the largest monogenic cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and thus both disorders share many of the same cognitive and behavioral impairments. There is increasing evidence suggesting that dysregulated immune responses play a role in the pathophysiology of ASD; however, the association between FXS and altered immunity requires further investigation. This study examined whether Fmr1 knockout (KO) and wild-type mice on a FVB/NJ background strain had altered cytokine expression at baseline levels in the hippocampus...
September 14, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914265/fragile-x-testing-as-a-second-tier-test
#2
Taila Hartley, Ryan Potter, Lauren Badalato, Amanda C Smith, Olga Jarinova, Kym M Boycott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913566/adar-rna-editing-in-human-disease-more-to-it-than-meets-the-i
#3
REVIEW
Angela Gallo, Dragana Vukic, David Michalík, Mary A O'Connell, Liam P Keegan
We review the structures and functions of ADARs and their involvements in human diseases. ADAR1 is widely expressed, particularly in the myeloid component of the blood system, and plays a prominent role in promiscuous editing of long dsRNA. Missense mutations that change ADAR1 residues and reduce RNA editing activity cause Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome, a childhood encephalitis and interferonopathy that mimics viral infection and resembles an extreme form of Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE). In Adar1 mouse mutant models aberrant interferon expression is prevented by eliminating interferon activation signaling from cytoplasmic dsRNA sensors, indicating that unedited cytoplasmic dsRNA drives the immune induction...
September 14, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902714/altered-subcellular-localization-of-fragile-x-mental-retardation-signaling-partners-and-targets-in-superior-frontal-cortex-of-individuals-with-schizophrenia
#4
S Hossein Fatemi, Timothy D Folsom, Paul D Thuras
Schizophrenia is a severe, debilitating, neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 1% of the world's population. Recent findings from our laboratory have identified reduced levels of fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) and several downstream FMRP targets in superior frontal cortex of individuals with schizophrenia. We hypothesized that altered subcellular expression of FMRP and its signaling partners may explain these changes. In the current study we employed subcellular fractionation and western blotting to determine levels of FMRP, phosphorylated-FMRP as well as selected signaling partners [protein phosphatase 2A catalytic subunit (PP2AC), p70 S6 kinase (p70 S6K), and amyloid-β A4 precursor protein (APP)] in the total homogenate, nuclear, and rough endoplasmic reticulum fractions in superior frontal cortex of individuals with schizophrenia versus controls (N=12/group)...
September 11, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900386/altered-developmental-expression-of-the-astrocyte-secreted-factors-hevin-and-sparc-in-the-fragile-x-mouse-model
#5
Jessica Wallingford, Angela L Scott, Kelly Rodrigues, Laurie C Doering
Astrocyte dysfunction has been indicated in many neurodevelopmental disorders, including Fragile X Syndrome (FXS). FXS is caused by a deficiency in fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP). FMRP regulates the translation of numerous mRNAs and its loss disturbs the composition of proteins important for dendritic spine and synapse development. Here, we investigated whether the astrocyte-derived factors hevin and SPARC, known to regulate excitatory synapse development, have altered expression in FXS. Specifically, we analyzed the expression of these factors in wild-type (WT) mice and in fragile X mental retardation 1 (Fmr1) knock-out (KO) mice that lack FMRP expression...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900090/-method-for-the-molecular-cytogenetic-visualization-of-fragile-site-fraxa
#6
T S Bobokova, N A Lemskaya, I S Kolesnikova, D V Yudkin
Fragile X syndrome is one of the most common reasons for human hereditary mental retardation. It is associated with the expansion of CGG repeats in the 5'-untranslated region of the FMR1 gene, which results in the suppression of its expression and the development of the disease. At present, methods based on PCR and Southern blot analysis are used for diagnostics of the fragile X syndrome. The presence of a fragile site FRAXA on the X chromosome is typical for patients with this pathology. We developed a method of visualizing this site in cell cultures obtained from patients using the fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and the combination of two probes...
July 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899012/reply-neuronal-intranuclear-hyaline-inclusion-disease-and-fragile-x-associated-tremor-ataxia-syndrome-a-morphological-and-molecular-dilemma
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Jun Sone, Tomohiko Nakamura, Haruki Koike, Masahisa Katsuno, Fumiaki Tanaka, Yasushi Iwasaki, Mari Yoshida, Gen Sobue
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899011/neuronal-intranuclear-hyaline-inclusion-disease-and-fragile-x-associated-tremor-ataxia-syndrome-a-morphological-and-molecular-dilemma
#8
Ellen Gelpi, Teresa Botta-Orfila, Laia Bodi, Stefanie Marti, Gabor Kovacs, Oriol Grau-Rivera, Manuel Lozano, Raquel Sánchez-Valle, Esteban Muñoz, Francesc Valldeoriola, Javier Pagonabarraga, Gian-Gaetano Tartaglia, Montserrat Milà
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895261/the-effects-of-optimism-religion-and-hope-on-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-in-women-with-the-fmr1-premutation
#9
E P Lowell, B L Tonnsen, D B Bailey, J E Roberts
BACKGROUND: The FMR1 premutation, caused by a CGG trinucleotide repeat expansion on the FMR1 gene, has been identified as a genetic risk factor for mood and anxiety disorders. Building on recent studies identifying increased risk for mood and affective disorders in this population, we examined effects of potential protective factors (optimism, religion, hope) on depression and anxiety diagnoses in a prospective, longitudinal cohort. METHODS: Eighty-three women with the FMR1 premutation participated in the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR Disorders at two-time points, 3 years apart...
October 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894415/loss-of-fmrp-impaired-hippocampal-long-term-plasticity-and-spatial-learning-in-rats
#10
Yonglu Tian, Chaojuan Yang, Shujiang Shang, Yijun Cai, Xiaofei Deng, Jian Zhang, Feng Shao, Desheng Zhu, Yunbo Liu, Guiquan Chen, Jing Liang, Qiang Sun, Zilong Qiu, Chen Zhang
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in the FMR1 gene that inactivate expression of the gene product, the fragile X mental retardation 1 protein (FMRP). In this study, we used clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) technology to generate Fmr1 knockout (KO) rats by disruption of the fourth exon of the Fmr1 gene. Western blotting analysis confirmed that the FMRP was absent from the brains of the Fmr1 KO rats (Fmr1(exon4-KO) )...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888471/altered-expression-of-the-fmr1-splicing-variants-landscape-in-premutation-carriers
#11
Elizabeth Tseng, Hiu-Tung Tang, Reem Rafik AlOlaby, Luke Hickey, Flora Tassone
FMR1 premutation carriers (55-200 CGG repeats) are at risk for developing Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS), an adult onset neurodegenerative disorder. In addition, 20% of female carriers will develop Fragile X-associated Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (FXPOI), in addition to a number of clinical problems affecting premutation carriers throughout their life span. Marked elevation in FMR1 mRNA levels have been observed with premutation alleles resulting in RNA toxicity, the leading molecular mechanism proposed for the FMR1 associated disorders observed in premutation carriers...
September 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887402/detection-of-long-repeat-expansions-from-pcr-free-whole-genome-sequence-data
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Egor Dolzhenko, Joke J F A van Vugt, Richard J Shaw, Mitchell A Bekritsky, Marka van Blitterswijk, Giuseppe Narzisi, Subramanian S Ajay, Vani Rajan, Bryan Lajoie, Nathan H Johnson, Zoya Kingsbury, Sean J Humphray, Raymond D Schellevis, William J Brands, Matt Baker, Rosa Rademakers, Maarten Kooyman, Gijs H P Tazelaar, Michael A van Es, Russell McLaughlin, William Sproviero, Aleksey Shatunov, Ashley Jones, Ahmad Al Khleifat, Alan Pittman, Sarah Morgan, Orla Hardiman, Ammar Al-Chalabi, Chris Shaw, Bradley Smith, Edmund J Neo, Karren Morrison, Pam Shaw, Catherine Reeves, Lara Winterkorn, Nancy S Wexler, David E Housman, Christopher W Ng, Alina L Li, Ryan J Taft, Leonard H van den Berg, David R Bentley, Jan H Veldink, Michael A Eberle
Identifying large expansions of short tandem repeats (STRs) such as those that cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and fragile X syndrome is challenging for short-read whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data. A solution to this problem is an important step towards integrating WGS into precision medicine. We have developed a software tool called ExpansionHunter that, using PCR-free WGS short-read data, can genotype repeats at the locus of interest, even if the expanded repeat is larger than the read length...
September 8, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887386/fragile-x-mental-retardation-protein-restricts-small-dye-iontophoresis-entry-into-central-neurons
#13
Tyler Kennedy, Kendal Broadie
Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein (FMRP) loss causes Fragile X syndrome (FXS), a major disorder characterized by autism, intellectual disability, hyperactivity and seizures. FMRP is both an RNA- and channel-binding regulator, with critical roles in neural circuit formation and function. However, it remains unclear how these FMRP activities relate to each other and how dysfunction in their absence underlies FXS neurological symptoms. In testing circuit level defects in the Drosophila FXS model, we discovered a completely unexpected and highly robust neuronal dye iontophoresis phenotype in the well-mapped Giant Fiber (GF) circuit...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884477/fragile-x-granules-are-a-family-of-axonal-ribonucleoprotein-particles-with-circuit-dependent-protein-composition-and-mrna-cargos
#14
Eunice Chyung, Hannah F LeBlanc, Justin R Fallon, Michael R Akins
Local axonal protein synthesis plays a crucial role in the formation and function of neuronal circuits. Understanding the role of this mechanism in specific circuits requires identifying the protein composition and mRNA cargos of the ribonucleoprotein particles (RNPs) that form the substrate for axonal translation. FXGs (Fragile X granules) are axonal RNPs present in a stereotyped subset of mature axons in the intact brain that contain one or more of the Fragile X related (FXR) proteins (FMRP, FXR2P, and FXR1P) along with mRNA and ribosomes...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884425/can-a-neurosteroid-ameliorate-fragile-x-associated-tremor-ataxia-syndrome
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EDITORIAL
Dejan B Budimirovic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882193/fragile-x-mental-retardation-protein-regulates-skeletal-muscle-stem-cell-activity-by-regulating-the-stability-of-myf5-mrna
#16
Ryo Fujita, Victoria Zismanov, Jean-Marie Jacob, Solène Jamet, Krum Asiev, Colin Crist
BACKGROUND: Regeneration of adult tissues relies on adult stem cells that are primed to enter a differentiation program, while typically remaining quiescent. In mouse skeletal muscle, these features are reconciled by multiple translational control mechanisms that ensure primed muscle stem cells (MuSCs) are not activated. In quiescent MuSCs, this concept is illustrated by reversible microRNA silencing of Myf5 translation, mediated by microRNA-31 and fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP)...
September 7, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866801/recent-advances-in-assays-for-the-fragile-x-related-disorders
#17
REVIEW
Bruce E Hayward, Daman Kumari, Karen Usdin
The fragile X-related disorders are a group of three clinical conditions resulting from the instability of a CGG-repeat tract at the 5' end of the FMR1 transcript. Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) and fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI) are disorders seen in carriers of FMR1 alleles with 55-200 repeats. Female carriers of these premutation (PM) alleles are also at risk of having a child who has an FMR1 allele with >200 repeats. Most of these full mutation (FM) alleles are epigenetically silenced resulting in a deficit of the FMR1 gene product, FMRP...
September 2, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866690/molecular-analysis-of-fragile-x-syndrome-fxs-among-malaysian-patients-with-developmental-disability
#18
E Z Ali, Y Yakob, N Md Desa, T Ishak, Z Zakaria, L K Ngu, W T Keng
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder commonly found worldwide, caused by the silencing of fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene on the X-chromosome. Most of the patients lost FMR1 function due to an expansion of cytosine-guanine-guanine (CGG) repeat at the 5' untranslated region (5'UTR) of the gene. The purpose of this study is to identify the prevalence of FXS and characterize the FMR1 gene CGG repeats distribution among children with developmental disability in Malaysia. Genomic DNA of 2201 samples from different ethnicities (Malays, Chinese, Indian and others) of both genders were PCR-amplified from peripheral blood leukocytes based on specific primers at 5'UTR of FMR1 gene...
August 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859574/cognitive-dysfunctions-in-intellectual-disabilities-the-contributions-of-the-ras-mapk-and-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathways
#19
Sarah C Borrie, Hilde Brems, Eric Legius, Claudia Bagni
The Ras-MAPK and PI3K-AKT-mTOR signaling cascades were originally identified as cancer regulatory pathways but have now been demonstrated to be critical for synaptic plasticity and behavior. Neurodevelopmental disorders arising from mutations in these pathways exhibit related neurological phenotypes, including cognitive dysfunction, autism, and intellectual disability. The downstream targets of these pathways include regulation of transcription and protein synthesis. Other disorders that affect protein translation include fragile X syndrome (an important cause of syndromal autism), and other translational regulators are now also linked to autism...
August 31, 2017: Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857524/concomitant-occurrence-of-fxtas-and-clinically-defined-sporadic-inclusion-body-myositis-report-of-two-cases
#20
Mirna Lechpammer, Verónica Martínez Cerdeńo, Michael Ryan Hunsaker, Mina Hah, Hilary Gonzales, Steve Tisch, Ronald Joffe, Roger Pamphlett, Flora Tassone, Paul J Hagerman, Samuel J Bolitho, Randi J Hagerman
This report describes unique presentations of inclusion body myositis (IBM) in two unrelated patients, one male and one female, with genetically and histologically confirmed fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS). We summarize overlapping symptoms between two disorders, clinical course, and histopathological analyses of the two patients with FXTAS and sporadic IBM, clinically defined per diagnostic criteria of the European Neuromuscular Centre. In case 1, a post-mortem analysis of available brain and muscle tissues is also described...
August 31, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
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