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Min Jae Kang, Soo Min Ahn, Il Tae Hwang
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a developmental disorder which is characterized by typical facial features, upper extremity malformations, and growth and cognitive delays. The genes involved in CdLS encode the cohesin complex and its associated proteins; and NIPBL mutations, which account for half of the cases, result in severe CdLS phenotypes. We describe a girl with CdLS, presenting with typical facial dysmorphism, cleft palate, hypertrichosis, upper limb hypertonicity, flexion contracture of elbows, micromelia, bilateral hearing loss, gastroesophageal reflux, and severe pyloric stenosis...
January 2018: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
Mingyan Hei, Xiangyu Gao, Lingqian Wu
BACKGROUND: Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a rare congenital syndrome with no racial difference. The objective of this study is to report the clinical characteristics and genetic study of 20 CdLS cases from China. METHODS: This is an observational study. Suspected patients were referred for further confirmation, clinical treatment, and genetic testing under voluntary condition. Demographic data and family history, data of clinical manifestations including facial dysmorphism and developmental delay of each patient were collected...
February 16, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Gabrielle Olley, Morad Ansari, Hemant Bengani, Graeme R Grimes, James Rhodes, Alex von Kriegsheim, Ana Blatnik, Fiona J Stewart, Emma Wakeling, Nicola Carroll, Alison Ross, Soo-Mi Park, Wendy A Bickmore, Madapura M Pradeepa, David R FitzPatrick
In the version of this article initially published, Wendy Bickmore and Madapura Pradeepa were incorrectly not indicated as corresponding authors. The error has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the paper.
February 12, 2018: Nature Genetics
Gabrielle Olley, Morad Ansari, Hemant Bengani, Graeme R Grimes, James Rhodes, Alex von Kriegsheim, Ana Blatnik, Fiona J Stewart, Emma Wakeling, Nicola Carroll, Alison Ross, Soo-Mi Park, Wendy A Bickmore, Madapura M Pradeepa, David R FitzPatrick
We found that the clinical phenotype associated with BRD4 haploinsufficiency overlapped with that of Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS), which is most often caused by mutation of NIPBL. More typical CdLS was observed with a de novo BRD4 missense variant, which retained the ability to coimmunoprecipitate with NIPBL, but bound poorly to acetylated histones. BRD4 and NIPBL displayed correlated binding at super-enhancers and appeared to co-regulate developmental gene expression.
January 29, 2018: Nature Genetics
Jason A Mills, Pamela S Herrera, Maninder Kaur, Lanfranco Leo, Deborah McEldrew, Jesus A Tintos-Hernandez, Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan, Alyssa Gagne, Zhe Zhang, Xilma R Ortiz-Gonzalez, Ian D Krantz
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a complex disorder with multiple structural and developmental defects caused by mutations in structural and regulatory proteins involved in the cohesin complex. NIPBL, a cohesin regulatory protein, has been identified as a critical protein responsible for the orchestration of transcriptomic regulatory networks necessary for embryonic development. Mutations in NIPBL are responsible for the majority of cases of CdLS. Through RNA-sequencing of human induced pluripotent stem cells and in vitro-derived cardiomyocytes, we identified hundreds of mRNAs, pseudogenes, and non-coding RNAs with altered expression in NIPBL+/- patient-derived cells...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
Maria Helgeson, Jennifer Keller-Ramey, Amy Knight Johnson, Jennifer A Lee, Daniel B Magner, Brett Deml, Jacea Deml, Ying-Ying Hu, Zejuan Li, Kirsten Donato, Soma Das, Rachel Laframboise, Sandra Tremblay, Ian Krantz, Sarah Noon, George Hoganson, Jennifer Burton, Christian P Schaaf, Daniela Del Gaudio
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a rare neurodevelopmental syndrome for which mutations in five causative genes that encode (SMC1A, SMC3, RAD21) or regulate (NIPBL, HDAC8) the cohesin complex, account for ~70% of cases. Herein we report on four female Subjects who were found to carry novel intragenic deletions in HDAC8. In one case, the deletion was found in mosaic state and it was determined to be present in ~38% of blood lymphocytes and in nearly all cells of a buccal sample. All deletions, for which parental blood samples were available, were shown to have arisen de novo...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
Jessica Zuin, Valentina Casa, Jelena Pozojevic, Petros Kolovos, Mirjam C G N van den Hout, Wilfred F J van Ijcken, Ilaria Parenti, Diana Braunholz, Yorann Baron, Erwan Watrin, Frank J Kaiser, Kerstin S Wendt
Cohesin is crucial for genome stability, cell division, transcription and chromatin organization. Its functions critically depend on NIPBL, the cohesin-loader protein that is found to be mutated in >60% of the cases of Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS). Other mutations are described in the cohesin subunits SMC1A, RAD21, SMC3 and the HDAC8 protein. In 25-30% of CdLS cases no mutation in the known CdLS genes is detected. Until now, functional elements in the noncoding genome were not characterized in the molecular etiology of CdLS and therefore are excluded from mutation screening, although the impact of such mutations has now been recognized for a wide range of diseases...
December 2017: PLoS Genetics
Jelena Pozojevic, Ilaria Parenti, Luitgard Graul-Neumann, Sara Ruiz Gil, Erwan Watrin, Kerstin S Wendt, Ralf Werner, Tim M Strom, Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach, Frank J Kaiser
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a dominantly inherited developmental disorder caused by mutations in genes that encode for either structural (SMC1A, SMC3, RAD21) or regulatory (NIPBL, HDAC8) subunits of the cohesin complex. NIPBL represents the major gene of the syndrome and heterozygous mutations can be identified in more than 65% of patients. Interestingly, large portions of these variants were described as somatic mosaicism and often escape standard molecular diagnostics using lymphocyte DNA. Here we discuss the role of somatic mosaicism in CdLS and describe two additional patients with NIPBL mosaicism detected by targeted gene panel or exome sequencing...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Letizia Camerota, Mariabernarda Pitzianti, Diana Postorivo, Anna M Nardone, Claudio Ligas, Costanzo Moretti, Augusto Pasini, Francesco Brancati
A 17-year-old girl presented with a distinct phenotype mainly featuring craniofacial dysmorphism, including a disproportioned large, round, elongated face; hypertelorism; deep-set eyes with short palpebral fissures; obesity (BMI 37), and a neuropsychiatric disorder with high-functioning autism. Postnatal conventional cytogenetic analyses from peripheral blood revealed a mosaic small supernumerary marker chromosome (sSMC) with a mos 47,XX,+mar[7]/46,XX[43] karyotype. By cenM-FISH technique, the sSMC was identified as a ring derivative of chromosome 5...
November 16, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
Wibke Schwarzer, Nezar Abdennur, Anton Goloborodko, Aleksandra Pekowska, Geoffrey Fudenberg, Yann Loe-Mie, Nuno A Fonseca, Wolfgang Huber, Christian H Haering, Leonid Mirny, Francois Spitz
Imaging and chromosome conformation capture studies have revealed several layers of chromosome organization, including segregation into megabase-sized active and inactive compartments, and partitioning into sub-megabase domains (TADs). It remains unclear, however, how these layers of organization form, interact with one another and influence genome function. Here we show that deletion of the cohesin-loading factor Nipbl in mouse liver leads to a marked reorganization of chromosomal folding. TADs and associated Hi-C peaks vanish globally, even in the absence of transcriptional changes...
November 2, 2017: Nature
Huanhuan Zhou, Lei Zheng, Kongbeng Lu, Yun Gao, Liwei Guo, Weizhen Xu, Xiaojia Wang
BACKGROUND The cohesin loading factor, nipped-B-like protein (NIPBL), is also known as the sister chromatid cohesion 2 (SCC2) human homolog. Recently, we have studied the role of expression levels of NIPBL in cell proliferation and chemotherapy resistance of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells in vitro. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of expression of the cohesin loading factor, NIPBL, on the cell cycle, apoptosis, and autophagy of breast cancer cell lines in vitro. MATERIAL AND METHODS Expression levels of the NIPBL in the breast cancer cell lines, MCF7, Bcap37, MDA-MB 453 and MDA-MB 231, were measured using Western blot and flow cytometry...
October 7, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
James Rhodes, Davide Mazza, Kim Nasmyth, Stephan Uphoff
The cohesin complex mediates DNA-DNA interactions both between (sister chromatid cohesion) and within chromosomes (DNA looping). It has been suggested that intra-chromosome loops are generated by extrusion of DNAs through the lumen of cohesin's ring. Scc2 (Nipbl) stimulates cohesin's ABC-like ATPase and is essential for loading cohesin onto chromosomes. However, it is possible that the stimulation of cohesin's ATPase by Scc2 also has a post-loading function, for example driving loop extrusion. Using fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) and single-molecule tracking in human cells, we show that Scc2 binds dynamically to chromatin, principally through an association with cohesin...
September 15, 2017: ELife
A M Maskoen, B Laksono, R Hajjah, A Zada, L P Suciati, P N Fauziah, H M Nataprawira
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLs), which is also called Brachmann de Lange syndrome, is a congenital disorder characterized by distinctive facial features, prenatal and postnatal growth deficiency, feeding difficulties, psychomotor delay, behavioral problems, and associated malformations that mainly involve the upper extremities. The prevalence ranges from 1:100,000 to as high as 1:10,000. Most cases (50-60%) were carried mutation in NIPBL gene. To our knowledge this is the first CdLs Indonesian case that reported with molecular analysis study...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Daniel A Newkirk, Yen-Yun Chen, Richard Chien, Weihua Zeng, Jacob Biesinger, Ebony Flowers, Shimako Kawauchi, Rosaysela Santos, Anne L Calof, Arthur D Lander, Xiaohui Xie, Kyoko Yokomori
BACKGROUND: Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a multisystem developmental disorder frequently associated with heterozygous loss-of-function mutations of Nipped-B-like (NIPBL), the human homolog of Drosophila Nipped-B. NIPBL loads cohesin onto chromatin. Cohesin mediates sister chromatid cohesion important for mitosis but is also increasingly recognized as a regulator of gene expression. In CdLS patient cells and animal models, expression changes of multiple genes with little or no sister chromatid cohesion defect suggests that disruption of gene regulation underlies this disorder...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
Elena Infante, Gorka Alkorta-Aranburu, Areeg El-Gharbawy
Clinical features are variable in patients with Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS). Milder forms exist with structural maintenance of chromosomes 3 (SMC3) mutations. Inherited milder forms of CdLS are uncommon and may be missed if genetic testing is limited to Nipped-B-like protein (NIPBL) and SMC1A. Parental studies should be pursued if there is a history of learning disabilities and/or dysmorphic features.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
Grazia Fazio, Laura Rachele Bettini, Silvia Rigamonti, Dorela Meta, Andrea Biondi, Giovanni Cazzaniga, Angelo Selicorni, Valentina Massa
BACKGROUND: Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a rare genetic disorder affecting the neurodevelopment, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal systems. CdLS is caused by mutations within NIPBL, SMC1A, SMC3, RAD21, and HDAC8 genes. These genes codify for the "cohesin complex" playing a role in chromatid adhesion, DNA repair and gene expression regulation. The aim of this study was to investigate retinoic acid (RA) signaling pathway, a master developmental regulator, in CdLS cells. METHODS: Skin biopsies from CdLS patients and healthy controls were cultured and derived primary fibroblast cells were treated with RA or dimethyl sulfoxide (vehicle)...
October 2, 2017: Birth Defects Research
Imène Boudaoud, Éric Fournier, Audrey Baguette, Maxime Vallée, Fabien C Lamaze, Arnaud Droit, Steve Bilodeau
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a complex multisystem developmental disorder caused by mutations in cohesin subunits and regulators. While its precise molecular mechanisms are not well defined, they point toward a global deregulation of the transcriptional gene expression program. Cohesin is associated with the boundaries of chromosome domains and with enhancer and promoter regions connecting the three-dimensional genome organization with transcriptional regulation. Here, we show that connected gene communities, structures emerging from the interactions of noncoding regulatory elements and genes in the three-dimensional chromosomal space, provide a molecular explanation for the pathoetiology of CdLS associated with mutations in the cohesin-loading factor NIPBL and the cohesin subunit SMC1A NIPBL and cohesin are important constituents of connected gene communities that are centrally positioned at noncoding regulatory elements...
September 2017: Genetics
Ariadna Ayerza Casas, Beatriz Puisac Uriol, María Esperanza Teresa Rodrigo, María Hernández Marcos, Feliciano J Ramos Fuentes, Juan Pie Juste
INTRODUCTION: Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is produced by mutations in genes that encode regulatory or structural proteins of the cohesin complex. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is not a major criterion of the disease, but it affects many individuals. The objective of this study was to study the incidence and type of CHD in patients with CdLS. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Cardiological findings were evaluated in 149 patients with CdLS and their possible relationship with clinical and genetic variables...
October 11, 2017: Medicina Clínica
Michael de Graaf, Sarina G Kant, Jan Maarten Wit, Egbert Johan Willem Redeker, Gijs Willem Eduard Santen, Annemieke Johanna Maria Henriëtta Verkerk, André Gerardus Uitterlinden, Monique Losekoot, Wilma Oostdijk
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) is a heterogeneous syndrome, both clinically and genetically, in its classical form characterised by distinctive facial features, intra-uterine growth retardation, short stature, developmental delay and anomalies in multiple organ systems. NIPBL, SMC1A, SMC3, RAD21 and HDAC8, all involved in the Cohesin pathway, have been identified to cause CdLS. Growth hormone (GH) secretion has been reported as normal, and to our knowledge there are no reports on the effect of recombinant human GH (r-hGH) treatment in CdLS patients...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
Sylvia Huisman, Paul A Mulder, Egbert Redeker, Ingrid Bader, Anne-Marie Bisgaard, Alice Brooks, Anna Cereda, Constanza Cinca, Dinah Clark, Valerie Cormier-Daire, Matthew A Deardorff, Karin Diderich, Mariet Elting, Anthonie van Essen, David FitzPatrick, Cristina Gervasini, Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach, Katta M Girisha, Yvonne Hilhorst-Hofstee, Saskia Hopman, Denise Horn, Mala Isrie, Sandra Jansen, Cathrine Jespersgaard, Frank J Kaiser, Maninder Kaur, Tjitske Kleefstra, Ian D Krantz, Phillis Lakeman, Annemiek Landlust, Davor Lessel, Caroline Michot, Jo Moss, Sarah E Noon, Chris Oliver, Ilaria Parenti, Juan Pie, Feliciano J Ramos, Claudine Rieubland, Silvia Russo, Angelo Selicorni, Zeynep Tümer, Rieneke Vorstenbosch, Tara L Wenger, Ingrid van Balkom, Sigrid Piening, Jolanta Wierzba, Raoul C Hennekam
SMC1A encodes one of the proteins of the cohesin complex. SMC1A variants are known to cause a phenotype resembling Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS). Exome sequencing has allowed recognizing SMC1A variants in individuals with encephalopathy with epilepsy who do not resemble CdLS. We performed an international, interdisciplinary study on 51 individuals with SMC1A variants for physical and behavioral characteristics, and compare results to those in 67 individuals with NIPBL variants. For the Netherlands all known individuals with SMC1A variants were studied, both with and without CdLS phenotype...
August 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
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