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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352613/mrna-translation-gone-awry-translation-fidelity-and-neurological-disease
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REVIEW
Mridu Kapur, Susan L Ackerman
Errors during mRNA translation can lead to a reduction in the levels of functional proteins and an increase in deleterious molecules. Advances in next-generation sequencing have led to the discovery of rare genetic disorders, many caused by mutations in genes encoding the mRNA translation machinery, as well as to a better understanding of translational dynamics through ribosome profiling. We discuss here multiple neurological disorders that are linked to errors in tRNA aminoacylation and ribosome decoding. We draw on studies from genetic models, including yeast and mice, to enhance our understanding of the translational defects observed in these diseases...
January 15, 2018: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352562/cbs-mutations-are-good-predictors-for-b6-responsiveness-a-study-based-on-the-analysis-of-35-brazilian-classical-homocystinuria-patients
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Soraia Poloni, Fernanda Sperb-Ludwig, Taciane Borsatto, Giovana Weber Hoss, Maria Juliana R Doriqui, Emília K Embiruçu, Ney Boa-Sorte, Charles Marques, Chong A Kim, Carolina Fischinger Moura de Souza, Helio Rocha, Marcia Ribeiro, Carlos E Steiner, Carolina A Moreno, Pricila Bernardi, Eugenia Valadares, Osvaldo Artigalas, Gerson Carvalho, Hector Y C Wanderley, Johanna Kugele, Melanie Walter, Lorena Gallego-Villar, Henk J Blom, Ida Vanessa D Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Classical homocystinuria (HCU) is a monogenic disease caused by the deficient activity of cystathionine β-synthase (CβS). The objective of this study was to identify the CBS mutations in Brazilian patients with HCU. METHODS: gDNA samples were obtained for 35 patients (30 families) with biochemically confirmed diagnosis of HCU. All exons and exon-intron boundaries of CBS gene were sequenced. Gene expression analysis by qRT-PCR was performed in six patients...
January 20, 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352264/cell-autonomous-role-of-iaspp-deficiency-in-causing-cardiocutaneous-disorders
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Zinaida Dedeić, Gopinath Sutendra, Ying Hu, Kathryn Chung, Elizabeth A Slee, Michael J White, Felix Y Zhou, Robert D Goldin, David J P Ferguson, Debra McAndrew, Jurgen E Schneider, Xin Lu
Desmosome components are frequently mutated in cardiac and cutaneous disorders in animals and humans and enhanced inflammation is a common feature of these diseases. Previous studies showed that inhibitor of Apoptosis Stimulating p53 Protein (iASPP) regulates desmosome integrity at cell-cell junctions and transcription in the nucleus, and its deficiency causes cardiocutaneous disorder in mice, cattle, and humans. As iASPP is a ubiquitously expressed shuttling protein with multiple functions, a key question is whether the observed cardiocutaneous phenotypes are caused by loss of a cell autonomous role of iASPP in cardiomyocytes and keratinocytes specifically or by a loss of iASPP in other cell types such as immune cells...
January 19, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352245/av2-protein-of-tomato-leaf-curl-palampur-virus-promotes-systemic-necrosis-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-and-interacts-with-host-catalase2
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Poonam Roshan, Aditya Kulshreshtha, Surender Kumar, Rituraj Purohit, Vipin Hallan
Tomato leaf curl Palampur virus (ToLCPalV) is a whitefly-transmitted, bipartite begomovirus. Here, we demonstrated that ectopic expression of AV2 from a Potato virus X (PVX)-based vector accelerated systemic necrosis and reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation in Nicotiana benthamiana. Furthermore, 10 amino acids from N-terminal region of AV2 were found to be associated with the systemic necrosis symptom/phenotype. Mutational studies of ToLCPalV infectious clones lacking the AV2 revealed that AV2 is essential for the systemic movement of DNA-A, symptom severity and viral DNA accumulation...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352181/samhd1-is-recurrently-mutated-in-t-cell-prolymphocytic-leukemia
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Patricia Johansson, Ludger Klein-Hitpass, Axel Choidas, Peter Habenberger, Bijan Mahboubi, Baek Kim, Anke Bergmann, René Scholtysik, Martina Brauser, Anna Lollies, Reiner Siebert, Thorsten Zenz, Ulrich Dührsen, Ralf Küppers, Jan Dürig
T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL) is an aggressive malignancy with a median survival of the patients of less than two years. Besides characteristic chromosomal translocations, frequent mutations affect the ATM gene, JAK/STAT pathway members, and epigenetic regulators. We here performed a targeted mutation analysis for 40 genes selected from a RNA sequencing of 10 T-PLL in a collection of 28 T-PLL, and an exome analysis of five further cases. Nonsynonymous mutations were identified in 30 of the 40 genes, 18 being recurrently mutated...
January 19, 2018: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352118/pi3k-mtor-inhibition-promotes-the-regression-of-experimental-vascular-malformations-driven-by-pik3ca-activating-mutations
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Laura di Blasio, Alberto Puliafito, Paolo Armando Gagliardi, Valentina Comunanza, Desiana Somale, Giulia Chiaverina, Federico Bussolino, Luca Primo
Somatic activating mutations within the PIK3CA gene have been recently detected in sporadic lymphatic and venous malformations, and in vascular malformations (VM) associated to overgrowth syndromes, such as CLOVES and Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. Although VM are often limited to specific tissue areas and can be well treated, in extended or recurrent lesions novel therapeutic approaches are needed. We generated a mouse model of VM by local expression of PIK3CA-activating mutation in endothelial cells. PIK3CA-driven lesions are characterized by large areas of hemorrhage, hyperplastic vessels, infiltrates of inflammatory cells, and elevated endothelial cell density...
January 19, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352087/subtype-specific-selection-for-resistance-to-fluoroquinolones-but-not-to-tetracyclines-occurs-in-campylobacter-jejuni-from-beef-cattle-in-confined-feeding-operations-in-southern-alberta-canada
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Andrew L Webb, L Brent Selinger, Eduardo N Taboada, G Douglas Inglis
Campylobacter jejuni was longitudinally isolated from beef cattle housed in four confined feeding operations (CFOs) in southern Alberta over 18 months. All of the cattle were administered a variety of antimicrobial agents (AMAs) non-therapeutically and metaphylactically during their time in the CFOs. In total, 7966 C. jejuni isolates were recovered from cattle. More animals were colonized by the bacterium after >60 days in the CFO (i.e. interim) compared to individuals upon entry at the CFO (i.e. arrival)...
January 19, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352081/expression-of-the-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-antibiotic-resistance-gene-ndvb-requires-the-rpos-stationary-phase-sigma-factor
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Clayton W Hall, Aaron J Hinz, Luke B-P Gagnon, Li Zhang, Jean-Paul Nadeau, Sarah Copeland, Bratati Saha, Thien-Fah Mah
Chronic, biofilm-based bacterial infections are exceptionally difficult to eradicate due to the high degree of antibiotic recalcitrance exhibited by cells in biofilm communities. In the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, biofilm recalcitrance is multifactorial and arises in part from the preferential expression of resistance genes in biofilms compared to exponential phase planktonic cells. One such mechanism involves ndvB, which we have previously shown to be expressed specifically in biofilms. In this study, we investigated the regulatory basis of this lifestyle-specific expression by developing an unstable GFP transcriptional reporter to observe the expression pattern of ndvB We found that, in addition to its expression in biofilms, ndvB was also upregulated in planktonic cells as they enter stationary phase...
January 19, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352077/whole-genome-sequencing-of-suppressor-dna-mixtures-identifies-pathways-that-compensate-for-chromosome-segregation-defects-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
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Xingya Xu, Li Wang, Mitsuhiro Yanagida
Suppressor screening is a powerful method to identify genes that when mutated, rescue the temperature sensitivity of the original mutation. Previously, however, identification of suppressor mutations has been technically difficult. Due to the small genome size of Schizosaccharomyces pombe, we developed a spontaneous suppressor screening technique, followed by a cost-effective sequencing method. Genomic DNAs of 10 revertants which survived at the restrictive temperature of the original temperature sensitive (ts) mutant were mixed together as one sample before constructing a library for sequencing...
January 19, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352063/arabidopsis-thaliana-fancd2-promotes-meiotic-crossover-formation
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Marie-Therese Kurzbauer, Monica Pradillo, Claudia Kerzendorfer, Jason Sims, Rene Ladurner, Cecilia Oliver, Michael Peter Janisiw, Magdalena Mosiolek, Dieter Schweizer, Gregory P Copenhaver, Peter Schlogelhofer
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a human autosomal recessive disorder characterized by chromosomal instability, developmental pathologies, predisposition to cancer and reduced fertility. So far, nineteen genes have been implicated in FA, most of them involved in DNA repair. Some are conserved across higher eukaryotes, including plants. The Arabidopsis thaliana genome encodes a homologue of the Fanconi anemia D2 gene (FANCD2) whose function in DNA repair is not yet fully understood. Here we provide evidence that AtFANCD2 is required for meiotic homologous recombination...
January 19, 2018: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352018/oncohistones-drivers-of-pediatric-cancers
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REVIEW
Faizaan Mohammad, Kristian Helin
One of the most striking results in the area of chromatin and cancer in recent years has been the identification of recurrent mutations in histone genes in pediatric cancers. These mutations occur at high frequency and lead to the expression of mutant histones that exhibit oncogenic features. Thus, they are termed oncohistones. Thus far, mutations have been found in the genes encoding histone H3 and its variants. The expression of the oncohistones affects the global chromatin landscape through mechanisms that have just begun to be unraveled...
December 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352010/genetics-of-syndromic-and-non-syndromic-mitral-valve-prolapse
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REVIEW
Thierry Le Tourneau, Jean Mérot, Antoine Rimbert, Solena Le Scouarnec, Vincent Probst, Hervé Le Marec, Robert A Levine, Jean-Jacques Schott
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common condition that affects 2%-3% of the general population. MVP is thought to include syndromic forms such as Marfan syndrome and non-syndromic MVP, which is the most frequent form. Myxomatous degeneration and fibroelastic deficiency (FED) are regarded as two different forms of non-syndromic MVP. While FED is still considered a degenerative disease associated with ageing, frequent familial clustering has been demonstrated for myxomatous MVP. Familial and genetic studies led to the recognition of reduced penetrance and large phenotypic variability, and to the identification of prodromal or atypical forms as a part of the complex spectrum of the disease...
January 19, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351964/chitinase-like-proteins-as-regulators-of-innate-immunity-and-tissue-repair-helpful-lessons-for-asthma
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REVIEW
Tara E Sutherland
Chitinases and chitinase-like proteins (CLPs) belong to the glycoside hydrolase family 18 of proteins. Chitinases are expressed in mammals and lower organisms, facilitate chitin degradation, and hence act as host-defence enzymes. Gene duplication and loss-of-function mutations of enzymatically active chitinases have resulted in the expression of a diverse range of CLPs across different species. CLPs are genes that are increasingly associated with inflammation and tissue remodelling not only in mammals but also across distant species...
January 19, 2018: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351920/exceptional-response-to-pembrolizumab-in-a-metastatic-chemotherapy-radiation-resistant-ovarian-cancer-patient-harboring-a-cd274-pd-l1-genetic-rearrangement
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Stefania Bellone, Natalia Buza, Jungmin Choi, Luca Zammataro, Laurie Gay, Julia A Elvin, David L Rimm, Yuting Liu, Elena Ratner, Peter E Schwartz, Alessandro D Santin
PURPOSE: Ovarian carcinoma no longer responsive to surgery and chemotherapy remains an incurable disease. Alternative therapeutic options remain desperately needed. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We describe a heavily pretreated ovarian cancer patient with recurrent disease experiencing a remarkable clinical response to treatment with the anti-PD1 immune check-point inhibitor pembrolizumab. The clinical, pathological, and genomic characteristics of this exceptional ovarian cancer responder were carefully investigated using immunohistochemistry (IHC), quantitative multiplex fluorescence methods (ie, automated quantitative analysis, AQUA) and whole exome sequencing (WES) techniques...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351919/high-yield-of-pathogenic-germline-mutations-causative-or-likely-causative-of-the-cancer-phenotype-in-selected-children-with-cancer
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Illja Diets, Esmé Waanders, Marjolijn J L Ligtenberg, Diede van Bladel, Eveline J Kamping, Peter M Hoogerbrugge, Saskia Hopman, Maran J W Olderode-Berends, Erica H Gerkes, David Koolen, Carlo Marcelis, Gijs We Santen, Martine van Belzen, Dylan Mordaunt, Lesley McGregor, Elizabeth Thompson, Antonis Kattamis, Agata Pastorczak, Wojciech Mlynarski, Denisa Ilencikova, Anneke Vulto-van Silfhout, Thatjana Gardeitchik, E S J M de Bont, Jan Loeffen, Anja Wagner, Arjen R Mensenkamp, Roland P Kuiper, Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, Marjolijn Jongmans
PURPOSE: In many children with cancer and characteristics suggestive of a genetic predisposition syndrome, the genetic cause is still unknown. We studied the yield of pathogenic mutations by applying whole exome sequencing on a selected cohort of children with cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: To identify mutations in known and novel cancer predisposing genes, we performed trio-based whole exome sequencing on germline DNA of 40 selected children and their parents. These children were diagnosed with cancer and had at least one of the following features: (1) intellectual disability and/or congenital anomalies, (2) multiple malignancies, (3) family history of cancer or (4) an adult type of cancer...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351916/pathways-impacted-by-genomic-alterations-in-pulmonary-carcinoid-tumors
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Michael K Asiedu, Charles F Thomas, Jie Dong, Sandra C Schulte Tomaszek, Prasidda Khadka, Zhifu Sun, Farhad Kosari, Jin Jen, Julian R Molina, George Vasmatzis, Rui Kuang, Marie Christine Aubry, Ping Yang, Dennis A Wigle
PURPOSE: Pulmonary carcinoid tumors account for up to 5% of all lung malignancies in adults, comprise 30% of all carcinoid malignancies, and are defined histologically as typical carcinoid (TC) and atypical carcinoid (AC) tumors. The role of specific genomic alterations in the pathogenesis of pulmonary carcinoid tumors remains poorly understood. We sought to identify genomic alterations and pathways that are deregulated in these tumors to find novel therapeutic targets for pulmonary carcinoid tumors...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351800/drug-resistance-genes-pvcrt-o-and-pvmdr-1-polymorphism-in-patients-from-malaria-endemic-south-western-coastal-region-of-india
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Shiny Joy, Benudhar Mukhi, Susanta K Ghosh, Rajeshwara N Achur, D Channe Gowda, Namita Surolia
BACKGROUND: Malaria is highly prevalent in many parts of India and is mostly caused by the parasite species Plasmodium vivax followed by Plasmodium falciparum. Chloroquine (CQ) is the first-line treatment for blood stage P. vivax parasites, but cases of drug resistance to CQ have been reported from India. One of the surveillance strategies which is used to monitor CQ drug resistance, is the analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the associated gene markers. Susceptibility to CQ can also be determined by copy number assessment of multidrug resistant gene (mdr-1)...
January 19, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351787/scl20a2-mutation-presenting-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-case-report
#18
Xiaoyu Zhang, Gaoting Ma, Zhangning Zhao, Meijia Zhu
BACKGROUND: Primary familial brain calcification (PFBC) is a rare disorder characterized by distinctive bilateral brain calcification and variable clinical presentations. However, cerebrovascular attack was rarely reported in PFBC patients. We here reported a SLC20A2 mutation patient presenting with acute ischemic stroke. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56 years old man was transferred to our hospital because of 6 days of melena and 3 days of somnolence, agitation and mood changes...
January 19, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351780/fancm-and-recql-genetic-variants-and-breast-cancer-susceptibility-relevance-to-south-poland-and-west-ukraine
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Tú Nguyen-Dumont, Aleksander Myszka, Pawel Karpinski, Maria M Sasiadek, Hayane Akopyan, Fleur Hammet, Helen Tsimiklis, Daniel J Park, Bernard J Pope, Ryszard Slezak, Nataliya Kitsera, Aleksandra Siekierzynska, Melissa C Southey
BACKGROUND: FANCM and RECQL have recently been reported as breast cancer susceptibility genes and it has been suggested that they should be included on gene panel tests for breast cancer predisposition. However, the clinical value of testing for mutations in RECQL and FANCM remains to be determined. In this study, we have characterised the spectrum of FANCM and RECQL mutations in women affected with breast or ovarian cancer from South-West Poland and West Ukraine. METHODS: We applied Hi-Plex, an amplicon-based enrichment method for targeted massively parallel sequencing, to screen the coding exons and proximal intron-exon junctions of FANCM and RECQL in germline DNA from unrelated women affected with breast cancer (n = 338) and ovarian cancer (n = 89) from Poland (n = 304) and Ukraine (n = 123)...
January 19, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351740/population-size-may-shape-the-accumulation-of-functional-mutations-following-domestication
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Jianhai Chen, Pan Ni, Xinyun Li, Jianlin Han, Ivan Jakovlić, Chengjun Zhang, Shuhong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Population genetics theory predicts an important role of differences in the effective population size (N e ) among species on shaping the accumulation of functional mutations by regulating the selection efficiency. However, this correlation has never been tested in domesticated animals. RESULTS: Here, we synthesized 62 whole genome data in eight domesticated species (cat, dog, pig, goat, sheep, chicken, cattle and horse) and compared domesticates with their wild (or ancient) relatives...
January 19, 2018: BMC Evolutionary Biology
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