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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637002/associations-of-high-altitude-polycythemia-with-polymorphisms-in-epha2-and-agt-in-chinese-han-and-tibetan-populations
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Lijun Liu, Yao Zhang, Zhiying Zhang, Yiduo Zhao, Xiaowei Fan, Lifeng Ma, Yuan Zhang, Haijin He, Longli Kang
High altitude polycythemia (HAPC) refers to the long-term living in the plateau of the hypoxia environment is not accustomed to cause red blood cell hyperplasia. The pathological changes are mainly the various organs and tissue congestion, blood stasis and hypoxia damage. Although chronic hypoxia is the main cause of HAPC, the related molecular mechanisms remain largely unclear. This study aims to explore the genetic basis of HAPC in the Chinese Han and Tibetan populations. We enrolled 100 patients (70 Han, 30 Tibetan) with HAPC and 100 healthy control subjects (30 Han, 70 Tibetan)...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636740/initial-experience-of-a-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-center-of-excellence
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Christopher F Thompson, Jeffrey D Suh, Justin McWilliams, Gary Duckwiler, Marilene B Wang
Our objectives in reviewing the initial experience of a hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia center of excellence (HHT COE) were to better understand the interventions being performed in the comprehensive care of these patients and to present the early data as a reference for other tertiary centers considering starting an HHT COE. We conducted a retrospective review of consecutive patients referred to our newly developed HHT COE for evaluation and treatment between May 2010 and June 2013. Clinical presentation, otolaryngologic treatments, and other operative interventions were analyzed...
June 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636612/laminin-211-inhibits-protein-kinase-a-in-schwann-cells-to-modulate-neuregulin-1-type-iii-driven-myelination
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Monica Ghidinelli, Yannick Poitelon, Yoon Kyoung Shin, Dominique Ameroso, Courtney Williamson, Cinzia Ferri, Marta Pellegatta, Kevin Espino, Amit Mogha, Kelly Monk, Paola Podini, Carla Taveggia, Klaus-Armin Nave, Lawrence Wrabetz, Hwan Tae Park, Maria Laura Feltri
Myelin is required for proper nervous system function. Schwann cells in developing nerves depend on extrinsic signals from the axon and from the extracellular matrix to first sort and ensheathe a single axon and then myelinate it. Neuregulin 1 type III (Nrg1III) and laminin α2β1γ1 (Lm211) are the key axonal and matrix signals, respectively, but how their signaling is integrated and if each molecule controls both axonal sorting and myelination is unclear. Here, we use a series of epistasis experiments to show that Lm211 modulates neuregulin signaling to ensure the correct timing and amount of myelination...
June 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636169/a-novel-double-nucleotide-variant-in-the-ferritin-l-iron-responsive-element-in-a-finnish-patient-with-hereditary-hyperferritinaemia-cataract-syndrome
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Roosa-Maria Mattila, Annele Sainio, Marketta Järveläinen, Juha Pursiheimo, Hannu Järveläinen
PURPOSE: To present a novel Finnish double nucleotide variant in the iron-responsive element (IRE) of the ferritin L-chain gene (FTL) leading to hyperferritinaemia-cataract syndrome (HHCS). METHODS: Genomic DNA extracted from peripheral blood leucocytes and synthetized with three different primers flanking the IRE in the FTL 5'-untranslated region of the FTL was used in polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Thereafter, Sanger sequencing was performed on the 487-bp and 602-bp PCR amplification products with specific primers to reveal FTL IRE mutations...
June 21, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636141/binocular-facilitation-of-cone-specific-visual-evoked-potentials-in-colour-deficiency
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Jeff Rabin, Andrew Kryder, Dan Lam
BACKGROUND: Neural compensatory mechanisms have been proposed, which preserve the binocular visual field in glaucoma, as well as cognition in Alzheimer's disease and motor function in Parkinson's disease. It is conceivable that comparable mechanisms operate to preserve function in congenital and/or dystrophic disease. In hereditary colour vision deficiency (CVD), we observed significant facilitation in the amplitude of the binocular cone-specific visual evoked potential (VEP) compared to the monocular amplitude for the cone type corresponding to the CVD...
June 21, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635949/non-coding-variants-contribute-to-the-clinical-heterogeneity-of-ttr-amyloidosis
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Andrea Iorio, Antonella De Lillo, Flavio De Angelis, Marco Di Girolamo, Marco Luigetti, Mario Sabatelli, Luca Pradotto, Alessandro Mauro, Anna Mazzeo, Claudia Stancanelli, Federico Perfetto, Sabrina Frusconi, Filomena My, Dario Manfellotto, Maria Fuciarelli, Renato Polimanti
Coding mutations in TTR gene cause a rare hereditary form of systemic amyloidosis, which has a complex genotype-phenotype correlation. We investigated the role of non-coding variants in regulating TTR gene expression and consequently amyloidosis symptoms. We evaluated the genotype-phenotype correlation considering the clinical information of 129 Italian patients with TTR amyloidosis. Then, we conducted a re-sequencing of TTR gene to investigate how non-coding variants affect TTR expression and, consequently, phenotypic presentation in carriers of amyloidogenic mutations...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635337/population-based-genetic-study-of-%C3%AE-thalassemia-mutations-in-mardan-division-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-province-pakistan
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Raj Muhammad, Muhammad Shakeel, Shoaib U Rehman, Muhammad A Lodhi
β-Thalassemia (β-thal) is the most prevalent hereditary blood disorder in Pakistan with a carrier rate of 5.0-8.0%. The homozygous affected children require frequent blood transfusions for their survival. This autosomal recessive disease can only be prevented through awareness programs, carrier screening, mutation detection, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis (PND). The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of various mutations causing β-thal and also to detect carriers of these mutations in families living in the Mardan Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, Pakistan...
June 21, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634440/cysteines-as-redox-molecular-switches-and-targets-of-disease
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Annamaria Fra, Edgar D Yoboue, Roberto Sitia
Thiol groups can undergo numerous modifications, making cysteine a unique molecular switch. Cysteine plays structural and regulatory roles as part of proteins or glutathione, contributing to maintain redox homeostasis and regulate signaling within and amongst cells. Not surprisingly therefore, cysteines are associated with many hereditary and acquired diseases. Mutations in the primary protein sequence (gain or loss of a cysteine) are most frequent in membrane and secretory proteins, correlating with the key roles of disulfide bonds...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633170/teaching-primary-care-genetics-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparison
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Deanna Telner, June C Carroll, Glenn Regehr, Diana Tabak, Kara Semotiuk, Risa Freeman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Given the increasing discussions of the impact of genetic medicine within family medicine, it is important to determine the most effective way of teaching this material to family medicine residents (FMRs). The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the impact of three methods of delivering primary care genetic content to FMRs. METHODS: Curriculum materials and assessment tools were created to teach and evaluate knowledge, skills, and attitudes around four core competencies in primary care genetics, with a focus on hereditary colorectal cancer (CRC)...
June 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630366/a-game-changer-for-hereditary-cancer-patients
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Brit Cooper-Jones, Katelyn Verstraten
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 19, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630313/targeting-reactive-nitrogen-species-suppresses-hereditary-pancreatic-cancer
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Mo Li, Qian Chen, Teng Ma, Xiaochun Yu
Germline mutation of BRCA2 induces hereditary pancreatic cancer. However, how BRCA2 mutation specifically induces pancreatic tumorigenesis remains elusive. Here, we have examined a mouse model of Brca2-deficiency-induced pancreatic tumors and found that excessive reactive nitrogen species (RNS), such as nitrite, are generated in precancerous pancreases, which induce massive DNA damage, including DNA double-strand breaks. RNS-induced DNA lesions cause genomic instability in the absence of Brca2. Moreover, with the treatment of antioxidant tempol to suppress RNS, not only are DNA lesions significantly reduced, but also the onset of pancreatic cancer is delayed...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630220/beyond-cervical-lipomas-myoclonus-gait-disorder-and-multisystem-involvement-leading-to-mitochondrial-disease
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Roberto López-Blanco, Ana Rojo-Sebastián, Maria Henedina Torregrosa-Martínez, Alberto Blazquez
Madelung's disease (benign symmetric lipomatosis) is a rare syndrome in which there are multiple lipomas around the neck, upper limbs and trunk in the context of chronic alcoholism. We report on a female patient with lipomas and slightly progressive myoclonus, neuropathy, myopathy, ataxia and respiratory systemic involvement (labelled in the past as Madelung's disease). Multisystem involvement and family history of lipomas led to the development of mitochondrial genetic tests, which can assess two concurrent mitochondrial mutations: the m...
June 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626794/febrile-ataxia-and-myokymia-broaden-the-spg26-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia-phenotype
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Rubina Dad, Susan Walker, Stephen W Scherer, Muhammad Jawad Hassan, Mohammad Domaia Alghamdi, Berge A Minassian, Reem A Alkhater
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626375/intravenous-bevacizumab-therapy-in-a-patient-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-eng-e137k-alcoholic-cirrhosis-and-portal-hypertension
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Luigi F Bertoli, Pauline L Lee, Lauren Lallone, James C Barton
Intravenous bevacizumab decreased mucosal bleeding in some patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). We treated a 47-year-old male who had HHT, severe epistaxis, and gastrointestinal bleeding, alcoholic cirrhosis, and portal hypertension with intravenous bevacizumab 2.5 mg/kg every 2 weeks. We tabulated these measures weekly during weeks 1-33 (no bevacizumab); 34-57 (bevacizumab); and 58-97 (no bevacizumab): hemoglobin (Hb) levels; platelet counts; units of transfused packed erythrocytes (PRBC units); and quantities of iron infused as iron dextran to support erythropoiesis...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625595/dctn1-related-neurodegeneration-perry-syndrome-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Takuya Konno, Owen A Ross, Hélio A G Teive, Jarosław Sławek, Dennis W Dickson, Zbigniew K Wszolek
Perry syndrome (PS) is a rare hereditary neurodegenerative disease characterized by autosomal dominant parkinsonism, psychiatric symptoms, weight loss, central hypoventilation, and distinct TDP-43 pathology. The mutated causative gene for PS is DCTN1, which encodes the dynactin subunit p150(Glued). Dynactin is a motor protein involved in axonal transport; the p150(Glued) subunit has a critical role in the overall function. Since the discovery of DCTN1 in PS, it has been increasingly recognized that DCTN1 mutations can exhibit more diverse phenotypes than previously thought...
June 12, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625016/brugada-syndrome-and-exercise-practice-current-knowledge-shortcomings-and-open-questions
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Giuseppe Mascia, Elena Arbelo, Jaime Hernández Ojeda, Francesco Solimene, Ramon Brugada, Josep Brugada
Since its recognition as a clinical entity in 1992, the Brugada Syndrome (BrS), a hereditary disease characterized by a typical electrocardiogram (ECG) pattern potentially predisposing to sudden cardiac death (SCD), has attracted the attention of many physicians for its circadian pattern of ventricular arrhythmias (VA), mostly occurring at rest. Exercise may potentially worsen the ECG abnormalities in BrS patients, resulting in higher peak J-point amplitudes during the vasovagal reaction of the recovery period, possibly leading to an increased risk of cardiac events...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624809/genome-wide-analysis-of-aberrantly-expressed-lncrnas-and-mirnas-with-associated-co-expression-and-cerna-networks-in-%C3%AE-thalassemia-and-hereditary-persistence-of-fetal-hemoglobin
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Ketong Lai, Siyuan Jia, Shanjuan Yu, Jianming Luo, Yunyan He
The implications of lncRNAs regarding fetal hemoglobin (HbF) induction in hemoglobin disorders remain poorly understood. In this study, microarray analysis was performed to profile lncRNAs, miRNAs and mRNAs in individuals with hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin (HPFH), β-thalassemia carriers with high HbF levels and healthy controls. The results show aberrant expression of 862 lncRNAs, 568 mRNAs and 63 miRNAs in the high-HbF group compared with the control group. Altered NR_001589, NR_120526, T315543, miR-486-3p, miR-19b-1-5p and miR-20a-3p expression was confirmed by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, and Spearman correlation coefficients revealed significant positive correlations with HbF...
May 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624652/association-of-transferrin-saturation-with-the-arthropathy-of-hereditary-haemochromatosis
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EDITORIAL
N L Whalen, J K Olynyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624559/a-study-of-family-history-and-pathology-features-in-egyptians-with-large-bowel-cancer-cross-sectional-study
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Ahmed A Abou-Zeid, Wael A Jumuah, Essam F Ebied, Karim Sabry Abd El Samee Atia, Yasser El Ghamrini, Dina A Somaie
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer in Egypt has a higher incidence in young patients compared to western countries, where the disease is more prevalent in the old age group. This difference has been attributed to higher incidence of hereditary cancers in young Egyptian patients. The aim of this study is to compare the family history criteria and pathology features of tumors in young (<40 years) and old (>40 years) Egyptian patients with adenocarcinoma of the colon and rectum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is the analysis of our prospectively collected data on the pathology features of tumors in 313 consecutive patients (133 young, 180 old) with colorectal cancer presenting to the Department of Surgery within an eight-year period...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624226/transcriptome-wide-investigation-of-mrna-circrna-in-mir-184-and-its-r-57c-u-mutant-type-treatment-of-human-lens-epithelial-cells
#20
Yueqiu Luo, Siyu Liu, Ke Yao
m-miR-184 (mutant miR-184, r.57c > u) appears in familial hereditary ocular diseases, including keratoconus, cataracts, EDICT (endothelial dystrophy, iris hypoplasia, congenital cataract, and stromal thinning) syndrome, severe keratoconus, and non-ectatic corneal thinning. The biological function of m-miR-184 in these ocular diseases remains unclear. With the emergence of high-throughput sequencing, it is now possible to discover many different biological components simultaneously. Using two different RNA libraries, we sequenced the complete transcriptome of HLE cells treated with miR-184, m-miR-184, and a negative control...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
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