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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531892/emery-dreifuss-muscular-dystrophy-associated-mutant-forms-of-lamin-a-recruit-the-stress-responsive-protein-ankrd2-into-the-nucleus-affecting-the-cellular-response-to-oxidative-stress
#1
Silvia Angori, Cristina Capanni, Georgine Faulkner, Camilla Bean, Giuseppe Boriani, Giovanna Lattanzi, Vittoria Cenni
BACKGROUND: Ankrd2 is a stress responsive protein mainly expressed in muscle cells. Upon the application of oxidative stress, Ankrd2 translocates into the nucleus where it regulates the activity of genes involved in cellular response to stress. Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy 2 (EDMD2) is a muscular disorder caused by mutations of the gene encoding lamin A, LMNA. As well as many phenotypic abnormalities, EDMD2 muscle cells also feature a permanent basal stress state, the underlying molecular mechanisms of which are currently unclear...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531774/clinical-assessment-underestimates-fat-mass-and-overestimates-resting-energy-expenditure-in-children-with-neuromuscular-diseases
#2
Salesa Barja, Regina Pérez
BACKGROUND: Nutritional problems are frequent among patients with neuromuscular diseases, who consequently need an adequate evaluation. OBJECTIVE: to describe nutritional assessment and to estimate and measure body composition and energy requirement in children with neuromuscular diseases. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We performed anthropometry, skinfold measurement and bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) for estimate and measure, respectively, fat mass (FM)...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530521/the-direct-cost-of-managing-a-rare-disease-assessing-medical-and-pharmacy-costs-associated-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-in-the-united-states
#3
Sarah Thayer, Christopher Bell, Craig M McDonald
BACKGROUND: A Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) cohort was identified using a claims-based algorithm to estimate health care utilization and costs for commercially insured DMD patients in the United States. Previous analyses have used broad diagnosis codes that include a range of muscular dystrophy types as a proxy to estimate the burden of DMD. OBJECTIVE: To estimate DMD-associated resource utilization and costs in a sample of patients identified via a claims-based algorithm using diagnosis codes, pharmacy prescriptions, and procedure codes unique to DMD management based on DMD clinical milestones...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529527/skeletal-muscle-cell-induction-from-pluripotent-stem-cells
#4
REVIEW
Yusaku Kodaka, Gemachu Rabu, Atsushi Asakura
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have the potential to differentiate into various types of cells including skeletal muscle cells. The approach of converting ESCs/iPSCs into skeletal muscle cells offers hope for patients afflicted with the skeletal muscle diseases such as the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Patient-derived iPSCs are an especially ideal cell source to obtain an unlimited number of myogenic cells that escape immune rejection after engraftment. Currently, there are several approaches to induce differentiation of ESCs and iPSCs to skeletal muscle...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528564/authors-response-to-letter-long-term-noninvasive-ventilation-in-muscular-dystrophy-need-planning-of-future-services
#5
W Kinnear, J Colt, L Watson, P Smith, L Johnson, S Burrows, M Sovani, A Khanna, P Maddison, A Wills
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528562/long-term-noninvasive-ventilation-in-muscular-dystrophy-need-planning-of-future-services
#6
Giuseppe Fiorentino, Antonio M Esquinas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526070/the-golden-retriever-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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REVIEW
Joe N Kornegay
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked disease caused by mutations in the DMD gene and loss of the protein dystrophin. The absence of dystrophin leads to myofiber membrane fragility and necrosis, with eventual muscle atrophy and contractures. Affected boys typically die in their second or third decade due to either respiratory failure or cardiomyopathy. Despite extensive attempts to develop definitive therapies for DMD, the standard of care remains prednisone, which has only palliative benefits. Animal models, mainly the mdx mouse and golden retriever muscular dystrophy (GRMD) dog, have played a key role in studies of DMD pathogenesis and treatment development...
May 19, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523511/-therapy-resistant-polymyositis-is-the-diagnosis-correct
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G Ceccon, H C Lehmann, E Neuen-Jacob, G Meng, G R Fink, G Wunderlich
We report the case of a 32-year-old woman with severely elevated serum creatine kinase (CK; 80,000 U/l) and progressive proximal pareses. As muscular biopsy showed inflammatory infiltrates, polymyositis was suspected and immunosuppressive treatment was initiated. However, clinical improvement could not be achieved. Gene sequencing of the DYSF-gene showed a previously unreported homozygous mutation. In summary, elevated serum CK and inflammatory infiltrates in the muscle biopsy are not specific for polymyositis, but may also occur in degenerative diseases (muscular dystrophy), such as dysferlinopathy...
May 18, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520860/growing-patients-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-longitudinal-changes-in-their-dentofacial-morphology-and-orofacial-functional-capacities
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Fabienne Egli, Sébastien Botteron, Catherine Morel, Stavros Kiliaridis
Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the longitudinal changes in facial morphology, dental arch alterations and oral functional capacities that occur in growing patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in order to identify the effects of the progression of the disease. Subjects and Methods: Twelve DMD patients (6.5-17.5 years of age) and 12 matched controls were screened on two different occasions (T1 and T2), 2 years apart. Dental casts, lateral cephalometric radiographs, maximal posterior bite force and labial force were measured to determine changes in their functional capacities and dentofacial morphology...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520806/als-skeletal-muscle-shows-enhanced-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-fibrosis-and-induction-of-fibro-adipogenic-progenitor-markers
#10
David Gonzalez, Osvaldo Contreras, Daniela L Rebolledo, Juan Pablo Espinoza, Brigitte van Zundert, Enrique Brandan
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease in which upper and lower motoneurons degenerate leading to muscle wasting, paralysis and eventually death from respiratory failure. Several studies indicate that skeletal muscle contributes to disease progression; however the molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Fibrosis is a common feature in skeletal muscle under chronic damage conditions such as those caused by muscular dystrophies or denervation. However, the exact mechanisms of fibrosis induction and the cellular bases of this pathological response are unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513807/the-nuclear-pore-protein-nup153-associates-with-chromatin-and-regulates-cardiac-gene-expression-in-dystrophic-mdx-hearts
#11
Simona Nanni, Agnese Re, Cristian Ripoli, Aoife Gowran, Patrizia Nigro, Domenico D'Amario, Antonio Amodeo, Filippo Crea, Claudio Grassi, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Antonella Farsetti, Claudia Colussi
Aims: Beyond the control of nuclear-cytoplasmic trafficking nucleoporins regulate gene expression and are involved in cardiac diseases. Notably, a number of cardiovascular disorders have been linked to alterations in epigenetic mechanisms. Here we aimed to determine the contribution of Nup153 to the epigenetic alterations occurring in cardiomyopathy of dystrophin-deficient mdx mice (C57BL/10ScSn-Dmd mdx /J). Methods and results: Nup153 was lysine-acetylated and its expression was significantly increased at protein level in mdx hearts compared with controls...
November 1, 2016: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512129/mammalian-o-mannosylation-of-cadherins-and-plexins-is-independent-of-protein-o-mannosyltransferase-1-and-2
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Ida Signe Bohse Larsen, Yoshiki Narimatsu, Hiren Jitendra Joshi, Zhang Yang, Oliver J Harrison, Julia Brasch, Lawrence Shapiro, Barry Honig, Sergey Y Vakhrushev, Henrik Clausen, Adnan Halim
Protein O-mannosylation is found in yeast and metazoans and a family of conserved orthologous protein O-mannosyltransferases is believed to initiate this important post-translational modification. We recently discovered that the cadherin superfamily carries O-linked mannose (O-Man) glycans at highly conserved residues in specific extracellular cadherin domains, and it was suggested that the function of E-cadherin was dependent on the O-Man glycans. Deficiencies in enzymes catalyzing O-Man biosynthesis, including the two human protein O-mannosyltransferases, POMT1 and POMT2, underlie a subgroup of congenital muscular dystrophies (CMD) designated α-dystroglycanopathies, because deficient O-Man glycosylation of -dystroglycan disrupts laminin interaction with -dystroglycan and the extracellular matrix...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511858/reduced-myocardial-reserve-in-young-x-linked-muscular-dystrophy-mice-diagnosed-by-two-dimensional-strain-analysis-combined-with%C3%A2-stress-echocardiography
#13
Zhenzhou Li, Ying Li, Li Zhang, Xiaoying Zhang, Rebecca Sullivan, Xiaojie Ai, Christopher Szeto, Angela Cai, Longjian Liu, Weidong Xiao, Quanshui Li, Shuping Ge, Xiongwen Chen
BACKGROUND: Early, sensitive, and reproducible evaluation of left ventricular function is imperative for the diagnosis of cardiac dysfunction in patients with Duchene muscular dystrophy. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that combining two-dimensional strain analysis with catecholamine stress could be a sensitive method for detecting early cardiac dysfunction. METHODS: Mdx (C57BL/10ScSn-Dmdmdx/J, a mouse model of DMD) and control (C57BL/10ScSn) mice were studied with conventional M-mode and high-frequency ultrasound-based two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography using long- and short-axis images of the left ventricle at baseline and after intraperitoneal isoprenaline (ISO) administration (2 μg/g body weight)...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509411/variations-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-course-in-a-multi-ethnic-uk-population-potential-influence-of-socio-economic-factors
#14
Margaret Hufton, Helen Roper
AIM: To explore variation in clinical course and steroid treatment in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by ethnic origin and socio-economic status. METHOD: In this longitudinal cohort study, clinical outcome was defined as age at loss of ambulation (LOA). Ages are presented as months for accurate calculation. Steroid use was reviewed against national guidelines. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used to determine probabilities over time of LOA. Log-rank test was used to evaluate comparisons between ethnic and socio-economic groups...
May 16, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508755/desmoplastic-fibroblastoma-an-unusual-dermal-presentation-on-the-buttock-of-a-patient-with-muscular-dystrophy
#15
Özgür Timurkaynak, Metin Ertem, Hakan Gök, Umit Ince
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505980/creation-of-a-novel-humanized-dystrophic-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-and-application-of-a-crispr-cas9-gene-editing-therapy
#16
Courtney S Young, Ekaterina Mokhonova, Marbella Quinonez, April D Pyle, Melissa J Spencer
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by mutations in DMD which disrupt the reading frame. Therapeutic strategies that restore DMD's reading frame, such as exon skipping and CRISPR/Cas9, need to be tested in the context of the human DMD sequence in vivo. We have developed a novel dystrophic mouse model by using CRISPR/Cas9 to delete exon 45 in the human DMD gene in hDMD mice, which places DMD out-of-frame. We have utilized this model to demonstrate that our clinically-relevant CRISPR/Cas9 platform, which targets deletion of human DMD exons 45-55, can be directly applied in vivo to restore dystrophin...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503465/correlation-of-serum-creatine-kinase-level-with-pulmonary-function-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#17
Eun Young Kim, Jang Woo Lee, Mi Ri Suh, Won Ah Choi, Seong Woong Kang, Hyeon Jun Oh
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between serum creatine kinase (CK) level and pulmonary function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). METHODS: A total of 202 patients with DMD admitted to the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital were enrolled from January 1, 1999 to March 31, 2015. Seventeen patients were excluded. Data collected from the 185 patients included age, height, weight, body mass index, pulmonary function tests including forced vital capacity (FVC), peak cough flow, maximal expiratory pressure (MEP), and maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), and laboratory measurements (serum level of CK, CK-MB, troponin-T, and B-type natriuretic peptide)...
April 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502335/limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-2b-and-miyoshi-presentations-of-dysferlinopathy
#18
Nirupa J Patel, Kenneth W Van Dyke, Luis R Espinoza
We report the following 2 subtypes of progressive limb-girdle dystrophy type 2B: limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B (LGMD2B) and Miyoshi. The first patient described had weakness in the anterior thigh muscles (LGMD2B) and the second patient had calf muscle weakness and atrophy (Miyoshi). Literature review was performed and LGMD2B was compared and distinguished from other myopathies of similar nature. Genetic testing with polymerase chain reaction analysis of the DYSF gene confirmed the diagnosis in both patients...
May 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495050/deep-intronic-variants-introduce-dmd-pseudoexon-in-patient-with-muscular-dystrophy
#19
Ann-Kathrin Zaum, Burkhard Stüve, Andrea Gehrig, Heike Kölbel, Ulrike Schara, Wolfram Kress, Simone Rost
Dystrophinopathies are X-linked muscle diseases caused by mutations in the large DMD gene. The most common mutations are detected by standard diagnostic techniques. However, some patients remain without detectable mutation, most likely due to changes in the non-coding sequence. We report on a boy with complete absence of dystrophin in muscle biopsy but no causative mutation according to standard diagnostics. To search for deep intronic variations (DIV) in the DMD gene we isolated mRNA from muscle tissue and amplified overlapping cDNA fragments using RT-PCR...
April 7, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492933/myocardial-fibrosis-in-duchenne-and-becker-muscular-dystrophy-reply
#20
Marly Conceição Silva, Clerio Francisco Azevedo, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
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