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Julie B Eisengart, Kyle D Rudser, Yong Xue, Paul Orchard, Weston Miller, Troy Lund, Ans Van der Ploeg, Jean Mercer, Simon Jones, Karl Eugen Mengel, Seyfullah Gökce, Nathalie Guffon, Roberto Giugliani, Carolina F M de Souza, Elsa G Shapiro, Chester B Whitley
PurposeEarly treatment is critical for mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I), justifying its incorporation into newborn screening. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) treats MPS I, yet presumptions that ERT cannot penetrate the blood-brain barrier (BBB) support recommendations that hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) treat the severe, neurodegenerative form (Hurler syndrome). Ethics precludes randomized comparison of ERT with HCT, but insight into this comparison is presented with an international cohort of patients with Hurler syndrome who received long-term ERT from a young age...
March 8, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
Damien Young, Laurent Mourot, Marco Beato, Giuseppe Coratella
The aims of the current study were to examine the physical and physiological demands of elite under-21 male hurling match-play across halves of play and between positions. Global positioning systems (10-Hz) and heart rate (HR) monitors were used to collect data from 95 players during 10 games. Total distance (TD), relative speed, high-speed running (HSR), sprint distance, total sprints and mean length of sprint was 6688 ± 942 m, 112 ± 16 m·min, 661 ± 203 m, 274 ± 111 m, 18 ± 8 and 16 ± 5 m respectively...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Elizabeth Braunlin, Julia Steinberger, Todd DeFor, Paul Orchard, Aaron S Kelly
BACKGROUND: Hematopoietic cell transplantation is a life-saving procedure, but one associated with increasing long term cardiovascular risk requiring frequent long term follow-up. This therapy has significantly lengthened survival in mucopolysaccharidosis, type I H (Hurler syndrome), a disease with known coronary artery involvement. Metabolic syndrome - a constellation of central obesity, high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides and fasting blood glucose - is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, and occurs when any 3 or more of these 5 components is present within a single individual...
January 31, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Gé-Ann Kuiper, Olga L M Meijer, Eveline J Langereis, Frits A Wijburg
BACKGROUND: Rare diseases are often un- or misdiagnosed for extended periods, resulting in a long diagnostic delay that may significantly add to the burden of the disease. An early diagnosis is particularly essential if a disease-modifying treatment is available. The purpose of this study was to assess the extent of the diagnostic delay in the two ultra-rare diseases, i.e., mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I) and III (MPS III), both of which are lysosomal storage disorders with different phenotypic severities (MPS 1 is characterized by the severe Hurler and the more attenuated non-Hurler phenotypes, MPS III is characterized by the severe rapidly progressing (RP) phenotype and more attenuated slowly progressing (SP) phenotype)...
January 8, 2018: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
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December 12, 2017: Blood Advances
Mieke Aldenhoven, Brigitte T A van den Broek, Robert F Wynn, Anne O'Meara, Paul Veys, Attilio Rovelli, Simon A Jones, Rossella Parini, Peter M van Hasselt, Marleen Renard, Victoria Bordon, Tom J de Koning, Jaap Jan Boelens
Hurler syndrome (HS) is a lysosomal storage disease characterized by multisystem morbidity and death in early childhood. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) results in long-term survival, although with significant residual disease burden. How this residual disease affects the health-related quality of life is unknown. Therefore, we conducted a multicenter cohort study on functional and psychosocial health and compared the outcomes to normative data using the Child Health Questionnaire and Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument...
November 14, 2017: Blood Advances
Lukana Ngiwsara, James R Ketudat-Cairns, Phannee Sawangareetrakul, Ratana Charoenwattanasatien, Voraratt Champattanachai, Chulaluck Kuptanon, Suthipong Pangkanon, Thipwimol Tim-Aroon, Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon, Jisnuson Svasti
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a rare autosomal-recessive disorder caused by defects in alpha-L-iduronidase (IDUA), a lysosomal enzyme encoded by the IDUA gene. Herein, we characterized IDUA mutations underlying mucopolysaccharidosis type I intermediate form (Hurler-Scheie syndrome) and its molecular pathogenic mechanisms. METHODS: Clinical data, activity of the IDUA enzyme in leukocytes, and a mutation of the IDUA gene were analyzed. Pathogenesis associated with an IDUA mutation was further investigated by evaluating the mutant cDNA sequence, protein expression and activity in COS-7 cells...
December 28, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
Renu Sinha, Kanil Ranjith Kumar, Rahul Kumar Anand, Bikash Ranjan Ray
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October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Ahmed Javed, Tariq Aslam, Simon A Jones, Jean Mercer, Karen Tyler, Heather Church, Arunabha Ghosh, Robert Wynn, Krishanthy Sornalingam, Jane Ashworth
PURPOSE: To determine whether the ocular phenotype in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPSI) Hurler is affected by the efficacy of previous haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of patients with MPSI who had undergone treatment with HSCT. METHODS: Ocular phenotype was documented for each patient and compared to levels of biomarkers representing efficacy of previous transplantation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Assessment of visual acuity (VA), severity of corneal clouding and the presence of optic neuropathy or retinopathy...
December 14, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
Ashley L Lukefahr, Maria Proytcheva
Hurler syndrome is an autosomal recessive mucopolysaccharidosis characterized by intralysosomal accumulation of glycosaminoglycan fragments, with cellular accumulation of distended lysosomes resulting in interference with normal cell function. One of the peripheral blood features of mucopolysaccharidoses is the presence of numerous, dark lilac granules within lymphocytes, monocytes, and neutrophils, also known at Alder-Reilly anomaly. Here we describe intracytoplasmic granules with haloes in mononuclear cells present in the cerebrospinal fluid of a 2-year-old boy with the diagnosis of Hurler syndrome, undergoing pretransplant evaluation for an unrelated donor cord blood stem cell transplant...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Li Ou, Michael J Przybilla, Brenda Koniar, Chester B Whitley
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a lysosomal disease resulting from deficiency in the α-L-iduronidase (IDUA) hydrolase and subsequent accumulation of glycosaminoglycan (GAG). Clinically, enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with IDUA achieves negligible neurological benefits presumably due to blood-brain-barrier (BBB) limitations. To investigate the plant lectin ricin B chain (RTB) as a novel carrier for enzyme delivery to the brain, an IDUA:RTB fusion protein (IDUAL), produced in N. benthamiana leaves, was tested in a murine model of Hurler syndrome (MPS I)...
February 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Carlos R Ferreira, William A Gahl
Lysosomes are cytoplasmic organelles that contain a variety of different hydrolases. A genetic deficiency in the enzymatic activity of one of these hydrolases will lead to the accumulation of the material meant for lysosomal degradation. Examples include glycogen in the case of Pompe disease, glycosaminoglycans in the case of the mucopolysaccharidoses, glycoproteins in the cases of the oligosaccharidoses, and sphingolipids in the cases of Niemann-Pick disease types A and B, Gaucher disease, Tay-Sachs disease, Krabbe disease, and metachromatic leukodystrophy...
May 25, 2017: Translational Science of Rare Diseases
Elsa G Shapiro, Maria L Escolar, Kathleen A Delaney, John J Mitchell
The mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of rare, inherited lysosomal storage disorders in which accumulation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) leads to progressive tissue and organ dysfunction. In addition to a variety of somatic signs and symptoms, patients with rapidly progressing MPS I (Hurler), II, III, and VII can present with significant neurological manifestations, including impaired cognitive abilities, difficulties in language and speech, behavioral abnormalities, sleep problems, and/or seizures. Neurological symptoms have a substantial impact on the quality of life of MPS patients and their families...
December 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Julie B Eisengart, Jeanine Jarnes, Alia Ahmed, Igor Nestrasil, Richard Ziegler, Kathleen Delaney, Elsa Shapiro, Chester Whitley
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) was added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel for newborn screening in 2016, highlighting recognition that early treatment of MPS I is critical to stem progressive, irreversible disease manifestations. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) is an approved treatment for all MPS I phenotypes, but because the severe form (MPS IH, Hurler syndrome) involves rapid neurocognitive decline, the impermeable blood-brain-barrier is considered an obstacle for ERT. Instead, hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) has long been recommended, as it is believed to be the only therapy that arrests neurocognitive decline...
December 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
A Alonzo-Rojo, J E García-Ortiz, M Ortiz-Aranda, M P Gallegos-Arreola, L E Figuera-Villanueva
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS-I) is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency or absence of α--iduronidase, which is involved in the catabolism of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). This deficiency leads to the accumulation of GAGs in several organs. Given the wide spectrum of the disease, MPS-I has historically been classified into 3 clinical subtypes - severe (Hurler syndrome), intermediate (Hurler-Scheie syndrome), and mild (Scheie syndrome) - none of which is determined by residual enzyme activity...
September 21, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Clark R Robinson, William C Roberts
We describe 2 adult sisters with type I mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) who underwent combined mitral and aortic valve replacement for mitral and aortic valve stenosis. One died early postoperatively and the other survived but had a repeat double-valve replacement 1 month after the first. We analyzed previously reported patients with MPS and valve replacement to learn of their outcomes. The study of our 2 patients and those previously reported suggests that valve replacement in patients with MPS should be viewed with extreme caution...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
Ana Joana Duarte, Diogo Ribeiro, Pedro Oliveira, Olga Amaral
BACKGROUND: The ascertainment of mutation frequencies in the general population may have impact on the population's wellbeing and respective healthcare services. Furthermore, it may help define which approaches will be more effective for certain patients based on the genetic cause of disease. AIM OF THE STUDY: Determine the frequency of three mutations, known to be a major cause of three distinct Lysosomal Storage Diseases (LSDs). METHODS: The following pre-requisites were met: each mutation accounted for over 55% of the disease alleles among previously reported unrelated patients, all three diseases were among the most prevalent LSDs in the population under study, they all involved devastating deterioration of the nervous system, lacked curative treatment and may be fatal in childhood or adolescence...
April 2017: Archives of Medical Research
David Viskochil, Joseph Muenzer, Nathalie Guffon, Christophe Garin, M Veronica Munoz-Rojas, Kristin A Moy, Douglas T Hutchinson
AIM: To characterize carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I). METHOD: Data were included for patients with MPS I who had either nerve conduction examination that included a diagnosis of CTS or who had CTS release surgery. Although this represented a subset of patients with CTS in the MPS I Registry, the criteria were considered the most objective for data analysis. RESULTS: As of March 2016, 994 patients were categorized with either severe (Hurler syndrome) or attenuated (Hurler-Scheie or Scheie syndromes) MPS I...
December 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Annukka Lehtonen, Stewart Rust, Simon Jones, Richard Brown, Dougal Hare
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidosis type IH (MPS-IH) [Hurlers Syndrome] is a developmental genetic disorder characterised by severe physical symptoms and cognitive decline. This study aimed to investigate the behavioural phenotype of MPS-IH treated by haematopoietic cell transplantation, focusing on social functioning and sleep. Parental stress was also measured. METHODS: Participants were 22 children with MPS-IH (mean age 9 years 1 month), of whom 10 were male (45%)...
July 29, 2017: JIMD Reports
Gé-Ann Kuiper, Peter M van Hasselt, Jaap Jan Boelens, Frits A Wijburg, Eveline J Langereis
BACKGROUND: Residual disease, primarily involving musculoskeletal tissue, is a common problem in patients with neuronopathic mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I, Hurler or severe Hurler-Scheie phenotype) after a successful hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). The concentration of the GAG derived biomarkers heparan sulfate (HS) and dermatan sulfate (DS), may reflect residual disease and is used for monitoring biochemical response to therapies. This study investigates the response of HS and DS in blood and urine to HCT in MPS I patients...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
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