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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231309/improving-molecular-diagnosis-of-aniridia-and-wagr-syndrome-using-customized-targeted-array-based-cgh
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Fiona Blanco-Kelly, María Palomares, Elena Vallespín, Cristina Villaverde, Rubén Martín-Arenas, Camilo Vélez-Monsalve, Isabel Lorda-Sánchez, Julián Nevado, María José Trujillo-Tiebas, Pablo Lapunzina, Carmen Ayuso, Marta Corton
Chromosomal deletions at 11p13 are a frequent cause of congenital Aniridia, a rare pan-ocular genetic disease, and of WAGR syndrome, accounting up to 30% of cases. First-tier genetic testing for newborn with aniridia, to detect 11p13 rearrangements, includes Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) and karyotyping. However, neither of these approaches allow obtaining a complete picture of the high complexity of chromosomal deletions and breakpoints in aniridia. Here, we report the development and validation of a customized targeted array-based comparative genomic hybridization, so called WAGR-array, for comprehensive high-resolution analysis of CNV in the WAGR locus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228833/disruption-of-the-photoreceptor-inner-segment-outer-segment-junction-in-a-6-year-old-girl-with-joubert-syndrome
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Shimpei Baba, Eri Takeshita, Hiroko Yamazaki, Mikako Tarashima, Masayuki Sasaki
Joubert syndrome (JS) is a spectrum of genetic disorders characterised by cerebellar and brainstem malformation called "molar tooth sign", resulting in hypotonia, developmental delay, and intellectual disability. Here we describe a young female JS patient with "salt-and-pepper" fundus and inner segment-outer segment junction (IS/OS line) discontinuity, with a lack of external limiting membrane. Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) detected blurred external retinal layers in the macula centre. Although JS patients often have retinal degeneration with varying severity, few investigators have utilised OCT in their investigations...
February 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228277/prospects-for-a-zika-virus-vaccine
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REVIEW
Dan H Barouch, Stephen J Thomas, Nelson L Michael
A recent unprecedented outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas has been associated with microcephaly and other congenital malformations in infants as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults. The development of a safe and effective ZIKV vaccine is therefore an urgent global health priority. Promising data from preclinical vaccine studies in mice and monkeys suggest that an effective vaccine will likely be possible, but important scientific challenges remain. Here we review the current state of ZIKV vaccine development...
February 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226328/a-de-novo-pericentric-inversion-in-chromosome-4-associated-with-disruption-of-pitx2-and-a-microdeletion-in-4p15-2-in-a-patient-with-axenfeld-rieger-syndrome-and-developmental-delay
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Živilė Maldžienė, Eglė Preikšaitienė, Salomėja Ignotienė, Natalija Kapitanova, Algirdas Utkus, Vaidutis Kučinskas
Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of autosomal dominantly inherited malformations that predominantly affect the eye but are also associated with craniofacial dysmorphism and dental abnormalities. A broad spectrum of genetic alterations involving PITX2 and FOXC1 lead to ARS. We report on a 4-year-old girl with clinical features of ARS and developmental delay due to a de novo apparently balanced pericentric inversion in chromosome 4. This report emphasizes that complementary investigations are necessary to precisely characterize chromosomal rearrangements...
February 23, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226083/dengue-infection-in-the-nervous-system-lessons-learned-for-zika-and-chikungunya
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Marzia Puccioni-Sohler, Natalia Roveroni, Carolina Rosadas, Fernando Ferry, Jose Mauro Peralta, Amilcar Tanuri
Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya are emerging arboviruses and important causes of acute febrile disease in tropical areas. Although dengue does not represent a new condition, a geographic expansion over time has occurred with the appearance of severe neurological complications. Neglect has allowed the propagation of the vector (Aedes spp), which is also responsible for the transmission of other infections such as Zika and Chikungunya throughout the world. The increased number of infected individuals has contributed to the rise of neurological manifestations including encephalitis, myelitis, meningitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome and congenital malformations such as microcephaly...
February 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223397/what-people-with-down-syndrome-can-teach-us-about-cardiopulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Kelley L Colvin, Michael E Yeager
Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality among live-born infants. Through full or partial trisomy of chromosome 21, Down syndrome is associated with cognitive impairment, congenital malformations (particularly cardiovascular) and dysmorphic features. Immune disturbances in Down syndrome account for an enormous disease burden ranging from quality-of-life issues (autoimmune alopecia) to more serious health issues (autoimmune thyroiditis) and life-threatening issues (leukaemia, respiratory tract infections and pulmonary hypertension)...
January 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220607/neurological-and-spinal-manifestations-of-the-ehlers-danlos-syndromes
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Fraser C Henderson, Claudiu Austin, Edward Benzel, Paolo Bolognese, Richard Ellenbogen, Clair A Francomano, Candace Ireton, Petra Klinge, Myles Koby, Donlin Long, Sunil Patel, Eric L Singman, Nicol C Voermans
The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders characterized by joint hypermobility, skin extensibility, and tissue fragility. This communication briefly reports upon the neurological manifestations that arise including the weakness of the ligaments of the craniocervical junction and spine, early disc degeneration, and the weakness of the epineurium and perineurium surrounding peripheral nerves. Entrapment, deformation, and biophysical deformative stresses exerted upon the nervous system may alter gene expression, neuronal function and phenotypic expression...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219497/cervical-arteriovenous-malformation-causing-horner-s-syndrome
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Crandall Peeler, Sashank Prasad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217872/craniosynostosis-delayed-closure-of-the-fontanelle-anal-genitourinary-and-skin-abnormalities-cdags-syndrome-first-report-in-a-mexican-patient-and-review-of-the-literature
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Rodrigo Pastrana-Ayala, Gretty L Peña-Castro, Adriana M Valencia-Herrera, Carlos A Mena-Cedillos, Sonia Toussaint-Caire, Yumiko I Akaki-Carreño, Constanza García-Delgado, Veronica F Morán-Barroso, Mirna Toledo-Bahena
INTRODUCTION: Craniosynostosis and clavicular hypoplasia, delayed closure of the fontanelle, cranial defects, anal and genitourinary abnormalities, and skin (CDAGS), is an infrequent autosomal recessive entity with only 10 cases reported; no associated gene has been identified so far. CASE REPORT: The proband is a 2-year-old Mexican female with brachycephaly, cleft palate, anal malformation with rectovestibular fistula, and clinodactyly of the third toe overlapping the second...
February 19, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217386/true-oblique-axis-fracture-associated-with-congenital-anomalies-of-the-upper-cervical-spine-case-report-of-an-unusual-fracture-pattern
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Luis A Robles
BACKGROUND: Acute traumatic axis fractures are common cervical spine injuries often caused by road accidents or falls. They are usually classified into three different types, namely, odontoid fractures, Hangman's fractures, and miscellaneous fractures. Congenital malformations of the craniovertebral junction (CVJ), although typically asymptomatic, may result in neural compression or instability, especially following trauma. Here, the authors present an unusual oblique axis fracture occurring in conjunction with several malformations of the upper cervical spine...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211990/homozygous-mutation-in-prune1-in-an-oji-cree-male-with-a-complex-neurological-phenotype
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Gregory Costain, Andrea Shugar, Pradeep Krishnan, Saadet Mahmutoglu, Suzanne Laughlin, Peter Kannu
The PRUNE1 gene encodes a member of the phosphoesterases (DHH) protein superfamily that is highly expressed in the human fetal brain and involved in the regulation of cell migration. Homozygous or compound heterozygous PRUNE1 mutations were recently identified in five individuals with brain malformations from four families. We present a case of a 2-year-old male with a complex neurological phenotype and abnormalities on brain MRI. Re-annotation of clinical whole-exome sequencing data revealed a homozygous likely pathogenic variant in PRUNE1 (c...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211985/a-girl-with-developmental-delay-ataxia-cranial-nerve-palsies-severe-respiratory-problems-in-infancy-expanding-ndst1-syndrome
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Linlea Armstrong, Maja Tarailo-Graovac, Graham Sinclair, Kimberly I Seath, Wyeth W Wasserman, Colin J Ross, Clara D M van Karnebeek
NDST1 encodes an enzyme involved in the first steps in the synthesis of heparan sulfate chains, proteoglycans that are regulators found on the cell surface and in the extracellular matrix. Eight individuals homozygous for one of four family-specific missense mutations in the sulfotransferase domain of the enzyme have been described. They have intellectual disability. Some additionally had hypotonia, ataxia. seizures, and/or short stature, but none had history of respiratory problems. No humans with homozygous null mutations are known...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211984/prenatal-diagnosis-of-inverted-duplication-deletion-8p-syndrome-mimicking-trisomy-18
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Mehmet Ozgur Akkurt, Amanda Higgs, Ozerk T Turan, Ozhan M Turan, Sifa Turan
Inverted duplication deletion of 8p (invdupdel[8p]) is a well-described and uncommon chromosomal rearrangement. The majority of the reported cases have revealed no life-threatening malformations. Although the invdupdel[8p] syndrome in children with central nervous system abnormalities has been reported before, we present the first prenatal microarray diagnosis of invdupdel[8p] syndrome mimicking trisomy 18 due to similar sonographic features. Contrary to reported cases with invdupdel[8p] syndrome, the present case had severe polyvalvular dysplasia and the infant deceased at day 12 of life...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211887/germline-mutations-predisposing-to-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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REVIEW
O C Leeksma, N F de Miranda, H Veelken
Genetic studies of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) in humans have revealed numerous targets of somatic mutations and an increasing number of potentially relevant germline alterations. The latter often affect genes involved in DNA repair and/or immune function. In general, defects in these genes also predispose to other conditions. Knowledge of these mutations can lead to disease-preventing measures in the patient and relatives thereof. Conceivably, these germline mutations will be taken into account in future therapy of the lymphoma...
February 17, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210642/high-output-heart-failure-contributing-to-recurrent-epistaxis-kiesselbach-area-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
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Venugopal Brijmohan Bhattad, Jennifer N Bowman, Hemang B Panchal, Timir K Paul
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, is a rare genetic blood disorder that leads to abnormal bleeding due to absent capillaries and multiple abnormal blood vessels known as arteriovenous malformations. A feature of HHT is high-output heart failure due to multiple arteriovenous malformations. High-output heart failure can lead to recurrent epistaxis Kiesselbach area syndrome (REKAS), further exacerbating heart failure through increased blood loss and resultant anemia...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209769/seizures-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-and-white-matter-injury
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Monica S Cooper, Mark T Mackay, Michael Fahey, Dinah Reddihough, Susan M Reid, Katrina Williams, A Simon Harvey
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to describe the prevalence, syndromes, and evolution of seizure disorders in children with cerebral palsy (CP) due to white matter injury (WMI). METHODS: For this population-based cohort study, brain MRI scans and medical records were reviewed in children in the Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register born between 1999 and 2006 recorded as having WMI. Children were excluded if they had features of an undiagnosed syndrome, associated cortical malformation or injury, or no medical contact in the preceding year...
February 16, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209013/identifying-aarskog-syndrome
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Anis Ahmed, Abdullah Mufeed, Ashir Kolikkal Ramachamparambathu, Umer Hasoon
Aarskog syndrome also known as Aarskog-Scott Syndrome, Facio-digito-genital Syndrome or Faciogenital Dysplasia is a rare, X-linked disorder predominantly affecting males, characterized by facial, skeletal and genital anomalies. This is a case report of a 15-year-old male patient who visited our college complaining of poor facial aesthetics. History revealed consanguinity and his sibling to be suffering from the same. A diagnosis of Aarskog syndrome was made based upon the detailed patient history, thorough clinical evaluation and identification of characteristic findings in radiographs...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208940/neurological-disorders-complicating-pregnancy-focus-on-obstetric-outcome
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Sandya Renukesh, Lavanya Rai
INTRODUCTION: Neurological disorders in pregnancy can be pregnancy related or can be caused by exacerbation of a pre-existing neurological condition or sometimes may even be detected for the first time during pregnancy in which it might be an incidental finding. The diagnosis and management of the neurological disorders in pregnancy is always a challenging task due to varied symptomatology and risks to the fetus. The evaluation and management should be performed in a stepwise fashion and requires multidisciplinary approach...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193110/pontine-tegmental-cap-dysplasia-in-an-extremely-preterm-infant-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sylvie Picker-Minh, Sebastian Hartenstein, Hans Proquitté, Sebastian Fröhler, Vera Raile, Nadine Kraemer, Sarah Apeshiotis, Michael Leipoldt, Karim D Kalache, Deborah Morris-Rosendahl, Eugen Boltshauser, Wei Chen, Angela M Kaindl
Pontine tegmental cap dysplasia is a rare hindbrain malformation syndrome with a hypoplastic pons, a tissue protrusion into the fourth ventricle, and cranial nerve dysfunction. We here report clinical, imaging, and genetic findings of the first extremely low-birth-weight preterm infant with pontine tegmental cap dysplasia born at 25 weeks of gestation and provide an overview of 29 sporadic cases. A prenatally diagnosed hypoplastic and rostrally shifted cerebellum was indicative of a hindbrain defect and later identified as an early sign of pontine tegmental cap dysplasia in our patient...
March 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187422/differential-expression-of-hyperhydricity-responsive-peach-mirnas
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Ebru Diler, Turgay Unver, Gökhan Karakülah
Hyperhydricity is a syndrome that causes morpho-physiological malformations in tissue culture plantlets. Micro-RNAs (miRNA) are small non-coding RNAs that play important regulatory roles in plant development, stress response, and adaptation to environmental conditions. In this study, differential expression analysis indicated that miRNAs play an underlying role in the responses to the hyperhydricity syndrome in peach Prunus persica (L.) leaves. 24 known and three novel potential miRNAs were characterized in hyperhydric and non-hyperhydric transcriptome libraries...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics
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