Read by QxMD icon Read


Dongzhu Lei, Shaoyuan Li, Santasree Banerjee, Haoqing Zhang, Caiyun Li, Shuai Hou, Danjing Chen, Haiying Yan, Hanmei Li, Huan Huan Peng, Saijun Liu, Xinxin Zhang, Zhiyu Peng, Jian Wang, Huanming Yang, Hui Huang, Jing Wu
Phelan-McDermid syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by the terminal deletion of chromosome 22 (22q13) followed by the loss of function of the SHANK3 gene. Various terminal deletions of chromosome 22q13 are associated with Phelan-McDermid with a spectrum of phenotypic severity. Here, we have done a clinical molecular study of a Chinese proband with Phelan-McDermid syndrome. Both the proband and her younger brother are associated with this syndrome while their parents are phenotypically normal. We used a karyotype in order to detect the genotype of the proband and her younger brother...
October 10, 2016: Oncotarget
M Hamza, S Halayem, R Mrad, S Bourgou, F Charfi, A Belhadj
BACKGROUND: The etiology of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is complex and multifactorial, and the roles of genetic and environmental factors in its emergence have been well documented. Current research tends to indicate that these two factors act in a synergistic manner. The processes underlying this interaction are still poorly known, but epigenetic modifications could be the mediator in the gene/environment interface. The epigenetic mechanisms have been implicated in susceptibility to stress and also in the pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders including depression and schizophrenia...
September 27, 2016: L'Encéphale
Yanke Zhang, Baobing Gao, Yan Xiong, Fangshuo Zheng, Xin Xu, Yong Yang, Yida Hu, Xuefeng Wang
SH3 and multiple ankyrin (ANK) repeat domain 3 (SHANK3) is a synaptic scaffolding protein enriched in the postsynaptic density of excitatory synapses. SHANK3 plays an important role in the formation and maturation of excitatory synapses. In the brain, SHANK3 directly or indirectly interacts with various synaptic molecules including N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor, the metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR), and α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor. Previous studies have shown that Autism spectrum disorder is a result of mutations of the main SHANK3 isoforms, which may be due to deficit in excitatory synaptic transmission and plasticity...
September 3, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Magali H Arons, Kevin Lee, Charlotte J Thynne, Sally A Kim, Claudia Schob, Stefan Kindler, Johanna M Montgomery, Craig C Garner
UNLABELLED: Shank3 is a multidomain scaffold protein localized to the postsynaptic density of excitatory synapses. Functional studies in vivo and in vitro support the concept that Shank3 is critical for synaptic plasticity and the trans-synaptic coupling between the reliability of presynaptic neurotransmitter release and postsynaptic responsiveness. However, how Shank3 regulates synaptic strength remains unclear. The C terminus of Shank3 contains a sterile alpha motif (SAM) domain that is essential for its postsynaptic localization and also binds zinc, thus raising the possibility that changing zinc levels modulate Shank3 function in dendritic spines...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Renée J Zwanenburg, Gianni Bocca, Selma A J Ruiter, Jan H Dillingh, Boudien C T Flapper, Edwin R van den Heuvel, Conny M A van Ravenswaaij-Arts
Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS) or 22q13.3 deletion syndrome is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder with at least 60 children and 35 adults diagnosed in the Netherlands. Clinical features are moderate to severe intellectual disability and behavioural problems in the autism spectrum. Other researchers had observed a beneficial effect of intranasal insulin on development and behaviour in a pilot study in six children with PMS. To validate this effect, we conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial using a stepped-wedge design...
August 31, 2016: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
Chun-Xue Liu, Xiao-Lan Peng, Chun-Chun Hu, Chun-Yang Li, Qiang Li, Xiu Xu
SHANK3 is a scaffolding protein that binds to various synaptic proteins at the postsynaptic density (PSD) of excitatory glutamatergic synapses. SHANK3 is not only strongly implicated in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) but also plays a critical role in human Phelan-McDermid syndrome (22q13.3 deletion syndrome). Accumulated experimental evidence demonstrates that the zebrafish model system is useful for studying the functions of ASD-related gene during early development. However, many basic features of shank3 transcript expression in zebrafish remain poorly understood...
August 26, 2016: Development Genes and Evolution
J Lloyd Holder, Michael M Quach
OBJECTIVE: The coincidence of autism with epilepsy is 27% in those individuals with intellectual disability.(1) Individuals with loss-of-function mutations in SHANK3 have intellectual disability, autism, and variably, epilepsy.(2-5) The spectrum of seizure semiologies and electroencephalography (EEG) abnormalities has never been investigated in detail. With the recent report that SHANK3 mutations are present in approximately 2% of individuals with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities and 1% of individuals with autism, determining the spectrum of seizure semiologies and electrographic abnormalities will be critical for medical practitioners to appropriately counsel the families of patients with SHANK3 mutations...
October 2016: Epilepsia
Sang-Eun Lee, Sunghoe Chang
Recent studies have strongly implicated postsynaptic scaffolding proteins such as SAPAP3 or Shank3 in the pathogenesis of various mood disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder (BD), and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Neural Abelson-related gene-binding protein 2 (nArgBP2) was originally identified as a protein that interacts with SAPAP3 and Shank3. Recent study shows that the genetic deletion of nArgBP2 in mice leads to manic/bipolar-like behavior resembling symptoms of BD. However, the function of nArgBP2 at synapse, or its connection with the synaptic dysfunctions, is completely unknown...
September 2016: BMB Reports
Jeroen Breckpot, Marieke Vercruyssen, Eddy Weyts, Sean Vandevoort, Greet D'Haenens, Griet Van Buggenhout, Lore Leempoels, Elise Brischoux-Boucher, Lionel Van Maldergem, Alessandra Renieri, Maria Antonietta Mencarelli, Carla D'Angelo, Veronica Mericq, Mariette J Hoffer, Maithé Tauber, Catherine Molinas, Claudia Castiglioni, Nathalie Brison, Joris R Vermeesch, Marina Danckaerts, Pascal Sienaert, Koenraad Devriendt, Annick Vogels
BACKGROUND: Catatonia is a motor dysregulation syndrome co-occurring with a variety of psychiatric and medical disorders. Response to treatment with benzodiazepines and electroconvulsive therapy suggests a neurobiological background. The genetic etiology however remains largely unexplored. Copy Number Variants (CNV), known to predispose to neurodevelopmental disorders, may play a role in the etiology of catatonia. METHODS: This study is exploring the genetic field of catatonia through CNV analysis in a cohort of psychiatric patients featuring intellectual disability and catatonia...
September 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Chen Zhang, Zhiguo Wu, Wu Hong, Daihui Peng, Yiru Fang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that the genes involved in synaptic density and plasticity were downregulated in bipolar disorder (BD) postmortem brains. The SHANK3 (SH3 and multiple ankyrin repeat domain 3) protein is a scaffold protein enriched in the postsynaptic density of excitatory synapses, and recent findings were suggestive of a possible role of SHANK3 in the development of BD. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the genetic association between the gene encoding SHANK3 (SHANK3) and BD in Han Chinese...
October 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
Jing Li, Brent Wilkinson, Veronica A Clementel, Junjie Hou, Thomas J O'Dell, Marcelo P Coba
The postsynaptic site of neurons is composed of more than 1500 proteins arranged in protein-protein interaction complexes, the composition of which is modulated by protein phosphorylation through the actions of complex signaling networks. Components of these networks function as key regulators of synaptic plasticity, in particular hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP). The postsynaptic density (PSD) is a complex multicomponent structure that includes receptors, enzymes, scaffold proteins, and structural proteins...
2016: Science Signaling
Thomas C Jaramillo, Haley E Speed, Zhong Xuan, Jeremy M Reimers, Christine Ochoa Escamilla, Travis P Weaver, Shunan Liu, Irina Filonova, Craig M Powell
Mutations/deletions in the SHANK3 gene are associated with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability. Here, we present electrophysiological and behavioral consequences in novel heterozygous and homozygous mice with a transcriptional stop cassette inserted upstream of the PDZ domain-coding exons in Shank3 (Shank3(E13) ). Insertion of a transcriptional stop cassette prior to exon 13 leads to loss of the two higher molecular weight isoforms of Shank3. Behaviorally, both Shank3(E13) heterozygous (HET) and homozygous knockout (KO) mice display increased repetitive grooming, deficits in social interaction tasks, and decreased rearing...
August 5, 2016: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
Stephen J Mosca, Lisa Marie Langevin, Deborah Dewey, A Micheil Innes, Anath C Lionel, Christian C Marshall, Stephen W Scherer, Jillian S Parboosingh, Francois P Bernier
BACKGROUND: Developmental coordination disorder is a common neurodevelopment disorder that frequently co-occurs with other neurodevelopmental disorders including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Copy-number variations (CNVs) have been implicated in a number of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders; however, the proportion of heritability in developmental coordination disorder (DCD) attributed to CNVs has not been explored. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate how CNVs may contribute to the genetic architecture of DCD...
August 3, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
Hélène Darville, Aurélie Poulet, Frédérique Rodet-Amsellem, Laure Chatrousse, Julie Pernelle, Claire Boissart, Delphine Héron, Caroline Nava, Anselme Perrier, Margot Jarrige, Francis Cogé, Mark J Millan, Thomas Bourgeron, Marc Peschanski, Richard Delorme, Alexandra Benchoua
Autism spectrum disorders affect millions of individuals worldwide, but their heterogeneity complicates therapeutic intervention that is essentially symptomatic. A versatile yet relevant model to rationally screen among hundreds of therapeutic options would help improving clinical practice. Here we investigated whether neurons differentiated from pluripotent stem cells can provide such a tool using SHANK3 haploinsufficiency as a proof of principle. A library of compounds was screened for potential to increase SHANK3 mRNA content in neurons differentiated from control human embryonic stem cells...
July 2016: EBioMedicine
Tasnuva Sarowar, Resham Chhabra, Antonietta Vilella, Tobias M Boeckers, Michele Zoli, Andreas M Grabrucker
Various recent studies revealed that the proteins of the Shank family act as major scaffold organizing elements in the post-synaptic density of excitatory synapses and that their expression level is able to influence synapse formation, maturation and ultimately brain plasticity. An imbalance in Shank3 protein levels has been associated with a variety of neuropsychological and neurodegenerative disorders including autism spectrum disorders and Phelan-McDermid syndrome. Given that sleep disorders and low melatonin levels are frequently observed in autism spectrum disorders, and that circadian rhythms may be able to modulate Shank3 signaling and thereby synaptic function, here, we performed in vivo studies on CBA mice using protein biochemistry to investigate the synaptic expression levels of Shank3α during the day in different brain regions...
September 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
Takuya Kawanai, Yukio Ago, Ryo Watanabe, Aya Inoue, Atsuki Taruta, Yusuke Onaka, Shigeru Hasebe, Hitoshi Hashimoto, Toshio Matsuda, Kazuhiro Takuma
Valproic acid (VPA) is a multi-target drug and an inhibitor of histone deacetylase (HDAC). We have previously demonstrated that prenatal exposure to VPA at embryonic day 12.5 (E12.5), but not at E14.5, causes autism-like behavioral abnormalities in male mouse offspring. We have also found that prenatal VPA exposure causes transient histone hyperacetylation in the embryonic brain, followed by decreased neuronal cell numbers in the prefrontal and somatosensory cortices after birth. In the present study, we examined whether prenatal HDAC inhibition affects neuronal maturation in primary mouse cortical neurons...
June 14, 2016: Neurochemical Research
Lauren L Orefice, Amanda L Zimmerman, Anda M Chirila, Steven J Sleboda, Joshua P Head, David D Ginty
Patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) commonly experience aberrant tactile sensitivity, yet the neural alterations underlying somatosensory dysfunction and the extent to which tactile deficits contribute to ASD characteristics are unknown. We report that mice harboring mutations in Mecp2, Gabrb3, Shank3, and Fmr1 genes associated with ASDs in humans exhibit altered tactile discrimination and hypersensitivity to gentle touch. Deletion of Mecp2 or Gabrb3 in peripheral somatosensory neurons causes mechanosensory dysfunction through loss of GABAA receptor-mediated presynaptic inhibition of inputs to the CNS...
July 14, 2016: Cell
Sebastiano Bariselli, Stamatina Tzanoulinou, Christelle Glangetas, Clément Prévost-Solié, Luca Pucci, Joanna Viguié, Paola Bezzi, Eoin C O'Connor, François Georges, Christian Lüscher, Camilla Bellone
Haploinsufficiency of SHANK3, encoding the synapse scaffolding protein SHANK3, leads to a highly penetrant form of autism spectrum disorder. How SHANK3 insufficiency affects specific neural circuits and how this is related to specific symptoms remains elusive. Here we used shRNA to model Shank3 insufficiency in the ventral tegmental area of mice. We identified dopamine (DA) and GABA cell-type-specific changes in excitatory synapse transmission that converge to reduce DA neuron activity and generate behavioral deficits, including impaired social preference...
July 2016: Nature Neuroscience
Farhad Mashayekhi, Nahid Mizban, Elham Bidabadi, Zivar Salehi
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Many genes have been shown to be involved in Autism. SHANK3 (SH3 and multiple ankyrin repeat domain 3) is a member of the highly conserved Shank/ProSAP family of synaptic scaffolding proteins. SHANK3 is suggested as a strong candidate gene for the pathogenesis of Autism and its loss results in disruption of synaptic function...
June 8, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
Dominik Reim, Tobias M Weis, Sonja Halbedl, Jan Philipp Delling, Andreas M Grabrucker, Tobias M Boeckers, Michael J Schmeisser
The postsynaptic density or PSD is a submembranous compartment containing a wide array of proteins that contribute to both morphology and function of excitatory glutamatergic synapses. In this study, we have analyzed functional aspects of the Fezzin ProSAP-interacting protein 1 (ProSAPiP1), an interaction partner of the well-known PSD proteins Shank3 and SPAR. Using lentiviral-mediated overexpression and knockdown of ProSAPiP1, we found that this protein is dispensable for the formation of both pre- and postsynaptic specializations per se...
2016: Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"