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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805315/a-comparison-of-clinical-and-immunologic-phenotypes-in-familial-and-sporadic-forms-of-common-variable-immunodeficiency
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Amir Valizadeh, Reza Yazdani, Gholamreza Azizi, Hassan Abolhassani, Asghar Aghamohammadi
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most frequent symptomatic primary immunodeficiency disease and its prevalence varies significantly among different population. Minority of CVID patients present a familial aggregation suggesting a higher probability of heritable genetic defects. A total of 235 registered CVID patients were evaluated in this cohort study. Familial and sporadic patients were stratified and demographic information, clinical records, laboratory and molecular data were compared among these two groups of patients...
August 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795686/hdl-and-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-genetic-insights-into-complex-biology
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REVIEW
Robert S Rosenson, H Bryan Brewer, Philip J Barter, Johan L M Björkegren, M John Chapman, Daniel Gaudet, Daniel Seung Kim, Eric Niesor, Kerry-Anne Rye, Frank M Sacks, Jean-Claude Tardif, Robert A Hegele
Plasma levels of HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) predict the risk of cardiovascular disease at the epidemiological level, but a direct causal role for HDL in cardiovascular disease remains controversial. Studies in animal models and humans with rare monogenic disorders link only particular HDL-associated mechanisms with causality, including those mechanisms related to particle functionality rather than cholesterol content. Mendelian randomization studies indicate that most genetic variants that affect a range of pathways that increase plasma HDL-C levels are not usually associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, with some exceptions, such as cholesteryl ester transfer protein variants...
August 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794079/unusual-father-to-daughter-transmission-of-incontinentia-pigmenti-due-to-mosaicism-in-ip-males
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Francesca Fusco, Matilde Immacolata Conte, Andrea Diociauti, Stefania Bigoni, Maria Francesca Branda, Alessandra Ferlini, Maya El Hachem, Matilde Valeria Ursini
Incontinentia pigmenti (IP; Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man catalog #308300) is an X-linked dominant ectodermal disorder caused by mutations of the inhibitor of κ polypeptide gene enchancer in B cells, kinase γ (IKBKG)/ nuclear factor κB, essential modulator (NEMO) gene. Hemizygous IKBKG/NEMO loss-of-function (LoF) mutations are lethal in males, thus patients are female, and the disease is always transmitted from an IP-affected mother to her daughter. We present 2 families with father-to-daughter transmission of IP and provide for the first time molecular evidence that the combination of somatic and germ-line mosaicism for IKBKG/NEMO loss of function mutations in IP males resulted in the transmission of the disease to a female child...
August 9, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791010/uses-of-next-generation-sequencing-technologies-for-the-diagnosis-of-primary-immunodeficiencies
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REVIEW
Michael Seleman, Rodrigo Hoyos-Bachiloglu, Raif S Geha, Janet Chou
Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are genetic disorders impairing host immunity, leading to life-threatening infections, autoimmunity, and/or malignancies. Genomic technologies have been critical for expediting the discovery of novel genetic defects underlying PIDs, expanding our knowledge of the complex clinical phenotypes associated with PIDs, and in shifting paradigms of PID pathogenesis. Once considered Mendelian, monogenic, and completely penetrant disorders, genomic studies have redefined PIDs as a heterogeneous group of diseases found in the global population that may arise through multigenic defects, non-germline transmission, and with variable penetrance...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789629/early-onset-parkinson-s-disease-in-a-family-of-moroccan-origin-caused-by-a-p-a217d-mutation-in-pink1-a-case-report
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Brendan P Norman, Steven J Lubbe, Manuela Tan, Naomi Warren, Huw R Morris
BACKGROUND: Bi-allelic mutations in the genes Parkin (PARK2), PINK1 (PARK6) and DJ-1 (PARK7) are established causes of autosomal recessive early-onset Parkinson's Disease (EOPD). PINK1 mutations are the second commonest cause of EOPD. Specific mutations may be relatively common in certain populations because of a founder effect. Homozygous p.A217D PINK1 mutations were previously shown to cause EOPD in a large Sudanese kindred. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report the segregation of homozygous PINK1 p...
August 8, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774656/plasma-apolipoprotein-e-levels-and-risk-of-dementia-a-mendelian-randomization-study-of-106-562-individuals
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Katrine L Rasmussen, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, Børge G Nordestgaard, Ruth Frikke-Schmidt
INTRODUCTION: In recent prospective studies, low plasma levels of apolipoprotein E (apoE) are associated with high risk of dementia. Whether this reflects a causal association remains to be established. METHODS: Using a Mendelian randomization approach, we studied 106,562 and 75,260 individuals from the general population in observational and genetic analyses, respectively. RESULTS: In observational analyses risk of Alzheimer disease and all dementia increased stepwise as a function of stepwise lower apoE levels (P for trend, 2 × 10(-17) and 9 × 10(-21))...
July 27, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774368/-clinical-feature-and-molecular-diagnostic-analysis-of-the-first-non-caucasian-child-with-infantile-liver-failure-syndrome-type-1
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Wei-Xia Lin, Qi-Qi Zheng, Li Guo, Ying Cheng, Yuan-Zong Song
Infantile liver failure syndrome type 1 (ILFS1) is a Mendelian disease due to biallelic mutations in the cytoplasmic leucyl-tRNA synthetase gene (LARS). This study aimed to report the clinical and molecular features of the first non-caucasian ILFS1 patient, providing reliable evidences for the definite diagnosis of ILFS1. The 2 years and 9 months old male patient was referred to the hospital with hepatosplenomegaly over 1 year. At age 17 months, he was found to have hepatosplenomegaly and anemia. Since then, he had been managed in different hospitals...
August 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765528/pdx1-cre-driven-conditional-gene-depletion-suggests-pak4-as-dispensable-for-mouse-pancreas-development
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Miao Zhao, Parisa Rabieifar, Tânia D F Costa, Ting Zhuang, Audrey Minden, Matthias Löhr, Rainer Heuchel, Staffan Strömblad
Constitutive depletion of p21-activated kinase 4 (PAK4) in the mouse causes embryonic lethality associated with heart and brain defects. Given that conventional gene depletion of PAK1 or PAK3 caused functional deficits in the mouse pancreas, while gene depletion of PAK5 or PAK6 did not, we asked if PAK4 might have a functional role in pancreas development. We therefore introduced conditional, Pdx1-Cre-mediated, pancreatic PAK4 gene depletion in the mouse, verified by loss of PAK4 protein expression in the pancreas...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765276/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-ischemic-heart-disease-risk-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Shiu Lun Au Yeung, Hugh Simon Hung San Lam, C Mary Schooling
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has angiogenic and possibly proatherosclerotic properties. Observationally it is positively associated with cardiovascular disease, although these observations could be confounded or due to reverse causation. We assessed ischemic heart disease (IHD) risk by genetically predicted VEGF, ie, using Mendelian randomization. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) predicting VEGF level, at genome-wide significance, were applied to the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D 1000 Genomes-based genome-wide association study IHD case (n=60 801)-control (n=123 504) study...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764253/enhanced-expression-of-fra16b-using-at-rich-dna-binding-chemicals-in-a-woman-with-secondary-amenorrhoea
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Gunasekaran Bhavani, S Sivaprakash, Chandra R Samuel, Sathiyavedu Thyagarajan Santhiya
Fragile sites represent regions of chromatin that fail to compact during mitosis. Based on the prevalence and pattern of inheritance they are classified as rare fragile sites or common fragile sites. Rare fragile sites either occur spontaneously or can be induced by certain AT-specific binding chemicals namely distamycin, Hoechst 33258, Berenil and others. The most common of all rare autosomal fragile sites is fra(16)(q22) with a heterozygote frequency of ~5%. FRA16B results from an expansion of a 33 bp AT-rich Minisatellite repeat...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755896/clinical-genomics-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Holm H Uhlig, Aleixo M Muise
Genomic technologies inform the complex genetic basis of polygenic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as well as Mendelian disease-associated IBD. Aiming to diagnose patients that present with extreme phenotypes due to monogenic forms of IBD, genomics has progressed from 'orphan disease' research towards an integrated standard of clinical care. Advances in diagnostic clinical genomics are increasingly complemented by pathway-specific therapies that aim to correct the consequences of genetic defects. This highlights the exceptional potential for personalized precision medicine...
July 26, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754456/hdl-cholesterol-ldl-cholesterol-and-triglycerides-as-risk-factors-for-ckd-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Matthew B Lanktree, Sébastien Thériault, Michael Walsh, Guillaume Paré
BACKGROUND: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglyceride concentrations are heritable risk factors for vascular disease, but their role in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is unclear. STUDY DESIGN: 2-sample Mendelian randomization analysis of data derived from the largest published lipid and CKD studies. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Effect of independent genetic variants significantly associated with lipid concentrations was obtained from the Global Lipids Genetics Consortium (n=188,577), and the effect of these same variants on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), CKD (defined as eGFR<60mL/min/1...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754144/a-novel-mechanism-for-variable-phenotypic-expressivity-in-mendelian-diseases-uncovered-by-an-au-rich-element-are-creating-mutation
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Nisha Patel, Arif O Khan, Maher Al-Saif, Walid N Moghrabi, Balsam M AlMaarik, Niema Ibrahim, Firdous Abdulwahab, Mais Hashem, Tarfa Alshidi, Eman Alobeid, Rana A Alomar, Saad Al-Harbi, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Khalid S A Khabar, Fowzan S Alkuraya
BACKGROUND: Variable expressivity is a well-known phenomenon in which patients with mutations in one gene display varying degrees of clinical severity, potentially displaying only subsets of the clinical manifestations associated with the multisystem disorder linked to the gene. This remains an incompletely understood phenomenon with proposed mechanisms ranging from allele-specific to stochastic. RESULTS: We report three consanguineous families in which an isolated ocular phenotype is linked to a novel 3' UTR mutation in SLC4A4, a gene known to be mutated in a syndromic form of intellectual disability with renal and ocular involvement...
July 28, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749478/molecular-autopsy-in-maternal-fetal-medicine
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Hanan E Shamseldin, Wesam Kurdi, Fatima Almusafri, Maha Alnemer, Alya Alkaff, Zeneb Babay, Amal Alhashem, Maha Tulbah, Nada Alsahan, Rubina Khan, Bahauddin Sallout, Elham Al Mardawi, Mohamed Zain Seidahmed, Niema Meriki, Yasser Alsaber, Alya Qari, Ola Khalifa, Wafaa Eyaid, Zuhair Rahbeeni, Ahmed Kurdi, Mais Hashem, Tarfa Alshidi, Eman Al-Obeid, Firdous Abdulwahab, Niema Ibrahim, Nour Ewida, Karen El-Akouri, Mariam Al Mulla, Tawfeg Ben-Omran, Matthias Pergande, Sebahattin Cirak, Saeed Al Tala, Ranad Shaheen, Eissa Faqeih, Fowzan S Alkuraya
PurposeThe application of genomic sequencing to investigate unexplained death during early human development, a form of lethality likely enriched for severe Mendelian disorders, has been limited.MethodsIn this study, we employed exome sequencing as a molecular autopsy tool in a cohort of 44 families with at least one death or lethal fetal malformation at any stage of in utero development. Where no DNA was available from the fetus, we performed molecular autopsy by proxy, i.e., through parental testing.ResultsPathogenic or likely pathogenic variants were identified in 22 families (50%), and variants of unknown significance were identified in further 15 families (34%)...
July 27, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749477/mapping-the-genomic-landscape-of-inherited-retinal-disease-genes-prioritizes-genes-prone-to-coding-and-noncoding-copy-number-variations
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Kristof Van Schil, Sarah Naessens, Stijn Van de Sompele, Marjolein Carron, Alexander Aslanidis, Caroline Van Cauwenbergh, Anja Kathrin Mayer, Mattias Van Heetvelde, Miriam Bauwens, Hannah Verdin, Frauke Coppieters, Michael E Greenberg, Marty G Yang, Marcus Karlstetter, Thomas Langmann, Katleen De Preter, Susanne Kohl, Timothy J Cherry, Bart P Leroy, Elfride De Baere
PurposePart of the hidden genetic variation in heterogeneous genetic conditions such as inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) can be explained by copy-number variations (CNVs). Here, we explored the genomic landscape of IRD genes listed in RetNet to identify and prioritize those genes susceptible to CNV formation.MethodsRetNet genes underwent an assessment of genomic features and of CNV occurrence in the Database of Genomic Variants and literature. CNVs identified in an IRD cohort were characterized using targeted locus amplification (TLA) on extracted genomic DNA...
July 27, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748955/bayesian-association-scan-reveals-loci-associated-with-human-lifespan-and-linked-biomarkers
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Aaron F McDaid, Peter K Joshi, Eleonora Porcu, Andrea Komljenovic, Hao Li, Vincenzo Sorrentino, Maria Litovchenko, Roel P J Bevers, Sina Rüeger, Alexandre Reymond, Murielle Bochud, Bart Deplancke, Robert W Williams, Marc Robinson-Rechavi, Fred Paccaud, Valentin Rousson, Johan Auwerx, James F Wilson, Zoltán Kutalik
The enormous variation in human lifespan is in part due to a myriad of sequence variants, only a few of which have been revealed to date. Since many life-shortening events are related to diseases, we developed a Mendelian randomization-based method combining 58 disease-related GWA studies to derive longevity priors for all HapMap SNPs. A Bayesian association scan, informed by these priors, for parental age of death in the UK Biobank study (n=116,279) revealed 16 independent SNPs with significant Bayes factor at a 5% false discovery rate (FDR)...
July 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745683/-genetic-aspects-of-schizophrenia
#17
A Yu Morozova, E A Zubkov, Ya A Zorkina, A M Reznik, G P Kostyuk, V P Chekhonin
Schizophrenia is a disease with a complex non-Mendelian inheritance mechanism in most cases involving the combined action of a large number of genes. Identifying of genomic variations associated with schizophrenia endophenotypes has a great potential. This review describes genetic markers of the disease, current methods of their analysis, including genome-wide association study (GWAS). Certain genes with mutations that increase the risk of schizophrenia are described. Functional polymorphisms with phenotypic expression, which are significantly associated with clinical manifestation of schizophrenia, can serve as useful genetic markers...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742912/association-of-genetic-variants-related-to-serum-calcium-levels-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-myocardial-infarction
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Susanna C Larsson, Stephen Burgess, Karl Michaëlsson
Importance: Serum calcium has been associated with cardiovascular disease in observational studies and evidence from randomized clinical trials indicates that calcium supplementation, which raises serum calcium levels, may increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly myocardial infarction. Objective: To evaluate the potential causal association between genetic variants related to elevated serum calcium levels and risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction using mendelian randomization...
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735903/genetics-of-non-syndromic-childhood-obesity-and-the-use-of-high-throughput-dna-sequencing-technologies
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REVIEW
Ana Carolina Proença da Fonseca, Claudio Mastronardi, Angad Johar, Mauricio Arcos-Burgos, Gilberto Paz-Filho
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is a serious public health problem associated with the development of several chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. The elevated prevalence of obesity is mostly due to inadequate diet and lifestyle, but it is also influenced by genetic factors. OBJECTIVES: To review recent advances in the field of the genetics of obesity. We summarize the list of genes associated with the rare non-syndromic forms of obesity, and explain their function...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729448/network-mendelian-randomization-study-design-to-assess-factors-mediating-the-causal-link-between-telomere-length-and-heart-disease
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R Garrett Morgan
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July 21, 2017: Circulation Research
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