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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433477/novel-mutations-in-the-c-terminal-region-of-gmppb-causing-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-overlapping-with-congenital-myasthenic-syndrome
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Sushan Luo, Shuang Cai, Susan Maxwell, Dongyue Yue, Wenhua Zhu, Kai Qiao, Zhen Zhu, Lei Zhou, Jianying Xi, Jiahong Lu, David Beeson, Chongbo Zhao
Mutations in the GMPPB gene may underlie both limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) and congenital myasthenic syndrome (CMS). Forty-one cases have been reported to date and hotspot mutations are emerging in the Caucasian population. Clinical and pathological features of 5 patients with compound heterozygous GMPPB mutations were collected and retrospectively reviewed. In vitro functional analysis was performed to investigate the pathogeneity of GMPPB variants. The patients presented with proximal limb weakness in their first to second decades...
March 10, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428837/large-is-required-for-normal-astrocyte-migration-and-retinal-vasculature-development
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Min Zhou, Herui Wang, Hui Ren, Rui Jiang, Chi Zhang, Xiaohui Wu, Gezhi Xu
BACKGROUND: Persistent fetal vasculature (PFV) is a congenital developmental anomaly of the eye that accounts for about 5% of childhood blindness. The molecular mechanism of PFV remains unclear. As a glycosyltransferase of α-dystroglycan, LARGE mutations have been found in congenital muscular dystrophy patients with brain abnormalities. Spontaneous Large mutant mice displayed similar symptoms of human muscle-eye-brain disorders. However, the detailed roles of Large in ocular vasculature development still need to be uncovered...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337255/combined-therapy-with-melatonin-and-exendin-4-effectively-attenuated-the-deterioration-of-renal-function-in-rat-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Kuan-Hung Chen, Chih-Hung Chen, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Yen-Ta Chen, Chih-Chao Yang, Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Yi-Ling Chen, Sarah Chua, Hon-Kan Yip, Jiin-Tsuey Cheng
This study tested the hypothesis that combined therapy with melatonin (Mel) and exendin-4 (Ex4) would be superior to either therapy alone for preventing the deterioration of renal function in cardiorenal syndrome (CRS). Male adult Sprague Dawley rats (n = 48) were randomly and equally divided into sham-control (SC), chronic kidney disease (CKD; induced by 5/6 nephrectomy), CRS (CKD + dilated cardiomyopathy, DCM; induced by doxorubicin 7 mg/kg i.p. every 5 days, 4 doses), CRS-Mel (20 mg/kg/day), CRS-Ex4 (10 µg/kg/day) and CRS-Mel-Ex4...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335041/the-cerebellum-and-its-wrapping-meninge-developmental-interplay-between-two-major-structures
#4
Martin Catala
Meninges have long been considered as a protective and supportive tissue for the central nervous system. Nevertheless, new developmental roles are now attributed to them. The meninges that surround the cerebellum come from the cephalic mesoderm. They are essential for the cerebellum to develop normally. They induce and maintain the basal lamina and glia limitans. In the absence of these structures, the external granular cells of the cerebellum migrate aberrantly and penetrate the subarachnoid space. The molecules involved in the recognition between the cerebellar primordium and the basal lamina belong to two groups in humans: dystroglycan and laminin on the one hand, and GPR56 and collagen III on the other...
March 23, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334834/aav-mediated-transfer-of-fkrp-shows-therapeutic-efficacy-in-a-murine-model-but-requires-control-of-gene-expression
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Evelyne Gicquel, Natacha Maizonnier, Steven J Foltz, William J Martin, Nathalie Bourg, Fedor Svinartchouk, Karine Charton, Aaron M Beedle, Isabelle Richard
Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies type 2I (LGMD2I), a recessive autosomal muscular dystrophy, is caused by mutations in the Fukutin Related Protein (FKRP) gene. It has been proposed that FKRP, a ribitol-5-phosphate transferase, is a participant in α-dystroglycan (αDG) glycosylation, which is important to ensure the cell/matrix anchor of muscle fibers. A LGMD2I knock-in mouse model was generated to express the most frequent mutation (L276I) encountered in patients. The expression of FKRP was not altered neither at transcriptional nor at translational levels, but its function was impacted since abnormal glycosylation of αDG was observed...
March 3, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265002/deletion-of-pofut1-in-mouse-skeletal-myofibers-induces-muscle-aging-related-phenotypes-in-cis-and-in-trans
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Deborah A Zygmunt, Neha Singhal, Mi-Lyang Kim, Megan L Cramer, Kelly E Crowe, Rui Xu, Ying Jia, Jessica Adair, Isabel Martinez-Pena Y Valenzuela, Mohammed Akaaboune, Peter White, Paulus M Janssen, Paul T Martin
Sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass and strength during normal aging, involves coordinate changes in skeletal myofibers and the cells that contact them, including satellite cells and motor neurons. Here we show that Protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 (Pofut1), a gene that encodes a glycosyltransferase required for NotchR-mediated cell-cell signaling, has reduced expression in aging skeletal muscle. Moreover, premature postnatal deletion of Pofut1 in skeletal myofibers can induce aging-related phenotypes in cis within skeletal myofibers and in trans within satellite cells and within motor neurons via the neuromuscular junction...
March 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251761/3d-structural-analysis-of-protein-o-mannosyl-kinase-pomk-a-causative-gene-product-of-dystroglycanopathy
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Masamichi Nagae, Sushil K Mishra, Makiko Neyazaki, Rika Oi, Akemi Ikeda, Naohiro Matsugaki, Satoko Akashi, Hiroshi Manya, Mamoru Mizuno, Hirokazu Yagi, Koichi Kato, Toshiya Senda, Tamao Endo, Terukazu Nogi, Yoshiki Yamaguchi
Orchestration of the multiple enzymes engaged in O-mannose glycan synthesis provides a matriglycan on α-dystroglycan (α-DG) which attracts extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins such as laminin. Aberrant O-mannosylation of α-DG leads to severe congenital muscular dystrophies due to detachment of ECM proteins from the basal membrane. Phosphorylation at C6-position of O-mannose catalyzed by protein O-mannosyl kinase (POMK) is a crucial step in the biosynthetic pathway of O-mannose glycan. Several mis-sense mutations of the POMK catalytic domain are known to cause a severe congenital muscular dystrophy, Walker-Warburg syndrome...
April 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219397/immunohistochemistry-of-sarcolemmal-membrane-associated-proteins-in-formalin-fixed-and-paraffin-embedded-skeletal-muscle-tissue-a-promising-tool-for-the-diagnostic-evaluation-of-common-muscular-dystrophies
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Chinnawut Suriyonplengsaeng, Charungthai Dejthevaporn, Chaiyos Khongkhatithum, Suda Sanpapant, Nattha Tubthong, Koset Pinpradap, Nippa Srinark, Jariya Waisayarat
BACKGROUND: The analysis of fresh frozen muscle specimens is standard following routine muscle biopsy, but this service is not widely available in countries with limited medical facilities, such as Thailand. Nevertheless, immunohistochemistry (IHC) analysis is essential for the diagnosis of patients with a strong clinical suspicion of muscular dystrophy, in the absence of mutations detected by molecular genetics. As the successful labelling of sarcolemmal membrane-associated proteins in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) muscle sections using IHC staining has rarely been described, this study aimed to develop a reproducible IHC method for such an analysis...
February 20, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190459/mutations-in-inpp5k-cause-a-form-of-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-overlapping-marinesco-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-and-dystroglycanopathy
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Daniel P S Osborn, Heather L Pond, Neda Mazaheri, Jeremy Dejardin, Christopher J Munn, Khaloob Mushref, Edmund S Cauley, Isabella Moroni, Maria Barbara Pasanisi, Elizabeth A Sellars, R Sean Hill, Jennifer N Partlow, Rebecca K Willaert, Jaipreet Bharj, Reza Azizi Malamiri, Hamid Galehdari, Gholamreza Shariati, Reza Maroofian, Marina Mora, Laura E Swan, Thomas Voit, Francesco J Conti, Yalda Jamshidi, M Chiara Manzini
Congenital muscular dystrophies display a wide phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity. The combination of clinical, biochemical, and molecular genetic findings must be considered to obtain the precise diagnosis and provide appropriate genetic counselling. Here we report five individuals from four families presenting with variable clinical features including muscular dystrophy with a reduction in dystroglycan glycosylation, short stature, intellectual disability, and cataracts, overlapping both the dystroglycanopathies and Marinesco-Sjögren syndrome...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182637/comprehensive-target-capture-next-generation-sequencing-as-a-second-tier-diagnostic-approach-for-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-in-taiwan
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Wen-Chen Liang, Xia Tian, Chung-Yee Yuo, Wan-Zi Chen, Tsu-Min Kan, Yi-Ning Su, Ichizo Nishino, Lee-Jun C Wong, Yuh-Jyh Jong
PURPOSE: Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is a heterogeneous disease entity. The detailed clinical manifestation and causative gene for each subgroup of CMD are quite variable. This study aims to analyze the phenotypes and genotypes of Taiwanese patients with CMD as the epidemiology of CMD varies among populations and has been scantly described in Asia. METHODS: A total of 48 patients suspected to have CMD were screened and categorized by histochemistry and immunohistochemistry studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159878/laminins-in-epithelial-cell-polarization-old-questions-in-search-of-new-answers
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Karl S Matlin, Satu-Marja Myllymäki, Aki Manninen
Laminin, a basement membrane protein discovered in 1979, was shortly thereafter implicated in the polarization of epithelial cells in both mammals and a variety of lower organisms. To transduce a spatial cue to the intrinsic polarization machinery, laminin must polymerize into a dense network that forms the foundation of the basement membrane. Evidence suggests that activation of the small GTPase Rac1 by β1-integrins mobilizes laminin-binding integrins and dystroglycan to consolidate formation of the laminin network and initiate rearrangements of both the actin and microtubule cytoskeleton to help establish the apicobasal axis...
February 3, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157257/compound-heterozygous-pomt1-mutations-in-a-chinese-family-with-autosomal-recessive-muscular-dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy-c1
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Pengzhi Hu, Song Wu, Lamei Yuan, Qiongfen Lin, Wen Zheng, Hong Xia, Hongbo Xu, Liping Guan, Hao Deng
Muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy (MDDG) is a genetically and clinically heterogeneous group of muscular disorders, characterized by congenital muscular dystrophy or later-onset limb-girdle muscular dystrophy accompanied by brain and ocular abnormalities, resulting from aberrant alpha-dystroglycan glycosylation. Exome sequencing and Sanger sequencing were performed on a six-generation consanguineous Han Chinese family, members of which had autosomal recessive MDDG. Compound heterozygous mutations, c.1338+1G>A (p...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109637/congenital-mirror-movements-in-a-patient-with-alpha-dystroglycanopathy-due-to-a-novel-pomk-mutation
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Didem Ardicli, Rahsan Gocmen, Beril Talim, Rosanne Sprute, Goknur Haliloglu, Sebahattin Cirak, Haluk Topaloglu
Dystroglycanopathies are a heterogeneous group of muscular dystrophies often associated with variable brain and eye involvement. Glycosylated alpha-dystroglycan (ADG) plays a key role in the development and stability of basement membranes as well as organizing axon guidance in the central nervous system. Congenital mirror movements, either isolated or in association with several genetic syndromes, are defined as inability to perform unimanual movements. We report an adolescent boy with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy due to ADG deficiency and coexisting congenital mirror movements...
March 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107841/adeno-associated-virus-mediated-mini-agrin-delivery-is-unable-to-rescue-disease-phenotype-in-a-mouse-model-of-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-type-2i
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Charles H Vannoy, Haowen Zhou, Chunping Qiao, Xiao Xiao, Anne G Bang, Qi L Lu
Agrin is a basement membrane-specific proteoglycan that can regulate orientation of cytoskeleton proteins and improve function of dystrophic skeletal muscle. In skeletal muscle, agrin binds with high affinity to laminin(s) and α-dystroglycan (α-DG), an integral part of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex. Miniaturized forms of agrin (mAgrin) have been shown to ameliorate disease pathology in a laminin-α2 knockout mouse model of muscular dystrophy, acting as a link between α-DG and laminin(s). Here, we test whether mAgrin might also improve pathologies associated with FKRP-related dystroglycanopathies, another form of muscular dystrophy characterized by weak interactions between muscle and basement membranes...
February 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089719/220th-enmc-workshop-dystroglycan-and-the-dystroglycanopathies-naarden-the-netherlands-27-29-may-2016
#15
Susan C Brown, Steve J Winder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 21, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057052/an-evaluation-of-the-evolution-of-the-gene-structure-of-dystroglycan
#16
Andrea Brancaccio, Josephine C Adams
BACKGROUND: Dystroglycan (DG) is an adhesion receptor complex composed of two non-covalently associated subunits, transcribed from a single gene. The extracellular α-DG is highly and heterogeneously glycosylated and binds with high affinity to laminins, and the transmembrane β-DG binds intracellular dystrophin. Multiple cellular functions have been proposed for DG, notwithstanding that its role in skeletal muscle appears central as demonstrated by both primary and secondary severe muscular dystrophic phenotypes collectively known as dystroglycanopathies...
January 3, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049646/intermediate-filaments-and-the-plasma-membrane
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Jonathan C R Jones, Chen Yuan Kam, Robert M Harmon, Alexandra V Woychek, Susan B Hopkinson, Kathleen J Green
A variety of intermediate filament (IF) types show intricate association with plasma membrane proteins, including receptors and adhesion molecules. The molecular basis of linkage of IFs to desmosomes at sites of cell-cell interaction and hemidesmosomes at sites of cell-matrix adhesion has been elucidated and involves IF-associated proteins. However, IFs also interact with focal adhesions and cell-surface molecules, including dystroglycan. Through such membrane interactions, it is well accepted that IFs play important roles in the establishment and maintenance of tissue integrity...
January 3, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039900/evidence-of-early-defects-in-cajal-retzius-cell-localization-during-brain-development-in-a-mouse-model-of-dystroglycanopathy
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H S Booler, V Pagalday-Vergara, J L Williams, M Hopkinson, S C Brown
AIMS: The secondary dystroglycanopathies represent a heterogeneous group of congenital muscular dystrophies characterized by the defective glycosylation of alpha dystroglycan. These disorders are associated with mutations in at least 17 genes, including Fukutin-related protein (FKRP). At the severe end of the clinical spectrum there is substantial brain involvement, and cobblestone lissencephaly is highly suggestive of these disorders. The precise pathogenesis of this phenotype has, however, remained unclear with most attention focused on the disruption to the radial glial scaffold...
December 31, 2016: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999160/25-hydroxycholesterol-inhibition-of-lassa-virus-infection-through-aberrant-gp1-glycosylation
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Punya Shrivastava-Ranjan, Éric Bergeron, Ayan K Chakrabarti, César G Albariño, Mike Flint, Stuart T Nichol, Christina F Spiropoulou
Lassa virus (LASV) infection is a major public health concern due to high fatality rates and limited effective treatment. The interferon-stimulated gene cholesterol 25-hydroxylase (CH25H) encodes an enzyme that catalyzes the production of 25-hydroxycholesterol (25HC). 25HC is involved in regulating cholesterol biosynthesis and has recently been identified as a potent antiviral targeting enveloped virus entry. Here, we show a previously unrecognized role of CH25H in inhibiting LASV glycoprotein glycosylation and the production of infectious virus...
December 20, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977898/expansion-of-divergent-sea-domains-in-cell-surface-proteins-and-nucleoporin-54
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Jimin Pei, Nick V Grishin
SEA (sea urchin sperm protein, enterokinase, agrin) domains, many of which possess autoproteolysis activity, have been found in a number of cell surface and secreted proteins. Despite high sequence divergence, SEA domains were also proposed to be present in dystroglycan based on a conserved autoproteolysis motif and receptor-type protein phosphatase IA-2 based on structural similarity. The presence of a SEA domain adjacent to the transmembrane segment appears to be a recurring theme in quite a number of type I transmembrane proteins on the cell surface, such as MUC1, dystroglycan, IA-2, and Notch receptors...
March 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
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