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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717661/a-strategy-for-molecular-diagnostics-of-fanconi-anemia-in-brazilian-patients
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Daniela V Pilonetto, Noemi F Pereira, Carmem M S Bonfim, Lisandro L Ribeiro, Marco A Bitencourt, Lianne Kerkhoven, Karijn Floor, Najim Ameziane, Hans Joenje, Johan J P Gille, Ricardo Pasquini
BACKGROUND: Fanconi anemia (FA) is a predominantly autosomal recessive disease with wide genetic heterogeneity resulting from mutations in several DNA repair pathway genes. To date, 21 genetic subtypes have been identified. We aimed to identify the FA genetic subtypes in the Brazilian population and to develop a strategy for molecular diagnosis applicable to routine clinical use. METHODS: We screened 255 patients from Hospital de Clínicas, Universidade Federal do Paraná for 11 common FA gene mutations...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693455/fainting-fanconi-syndrome-clarified-by-proxy-a-case-report
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Stephen Benedict Walsh, Robert Unwin, Robert Kleta, William Van't Hoff, Paul Bass, Khalid Hussain, Sian Ellard, Detlef Bockenhauer
BACKGROUND: Rare diseases may elude diagnosis due to unfamiliarity of the treating physicians with the specific disorder. Yet, advances in genetics have tremendously enhanced our ability to establish specific and sometimes surprising diagnoses. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of renal Fanconi syndrome associated with intermittent hypoglycemic episodes, the specific cause for which remained elusive for over 30 years, despite numerous investigations, including three kidney and one liver biopsy...
July 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691929/biallelic-mutations-in-the-ubiquitin-ligase-rfwd3-cause-fanconi-anemia
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Kerstin Knies, Shojiro Inano, María J Ramírez, Masamichi Ishiai, Jordi Surrallés, Minoru Takata, Detlev Schindler
The WD40-containing E3 ubiquitin ligase RFWD3 has been recently linked to the repair of DNA damage by homologous recombination (HR). Here we have shown that an RFWD3 mutation within the WD40 domain is connected to the genetic disease Fanconi anemia (FA). An individual presented with congenital abnormalities characteristic of FA. Cells from the patient carrying the compound heterozygous mutations c.205_206dupCC and c.1916T>A in RFWD3 showed increased sensitivity to DNA interstrand cross-linking agents in terms of increased chromosomal breakage, reduced survival, and cell cycle arrest in G2 phase...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689437/the-effect-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-the-kidney-function-and-structure
#4
S Hamed
Abtract Introduction: Long-term use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is associated with number of somatic conditions. Data from experimental, cross-sectional and prospective studies have evidence for the deleterious effect of some AEDs on the kidney. Areas Covered: This review summarized the current knowledge of the effect of AEDs on the kidney including evidence and mechanisms. Fanconi syndrome was reported with valproate (VPA) therapy in severely disabled children with epilepsy. Renal tubular acidosis and urolithiasis were reported with acetazolamide, topirmate and zonisamide, drugs with carbonic anhydrase inhibition properties...
July 10, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687971/the-spectrum-of-genetic-variants-in-hereditary-pancreatic-cancer-includes-fanconi-anemia-genes
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Thomas P Slavin, Susan L Neuhausen, Bita Nehoray, Mariana Niell-Swiller, Ilana Solomon, Christina Rybak, Kathleen Blazer, Aaron Adamson, Kai Yang, Sharon Sand, Nancy Guerrero-Llamas, Danielle Castillo, Josef Herzog, Xiwei Wu, Shu Tao, Shivali Raja, Vincent Chung, Gagandeep Singh, Sue Nadesan, Sandra Brown, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Gloria M Petersen, Jeffrey Weitzel
Approximately 5-10% of all pancreatic cancer patients carry a predisposing mutation in a known susceptibility gene. Since >90% of patients present with late stage disease, it is crucial to identify high risk individuals who may be amenable to early detection or other prevention. To explore the spectrum of hereditary pancreatic cancer susceptibility, we evaluated germline DNA from pancreatic cancer participants (n = 53) from a large hereditary cancer registry. For those without a known predisposition mutation gene (n = 49), germline next generation sequencing was completed using targeted capture for 706 candidate genes...
July 8, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687959/stem-cell-therapy-for-fanconi-anemia
#6
Qing-Shuo Zhang
Stem cell therapy is the administration of stem cells to a patient to treat or prevent a disease. Since stem cells possess the long-term self-renewal capacity and provide daughter cells that differentiate into the specialized cells of each tissue, stem cell therapy will theoretically improve the disease condition for the lifetime of the patient. As the most widely used stem cell therapy, bone marrow transplantation is the treatment of choice for many kinds of blood disorders, including anemias, leukemias, lymphomas, and rare immunodeficiency diseases...
July 8, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687786/involvement-of-fancd2-in-energy-metabolism-via-atp5%C3%AE
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Panneerselvam Jayabal, Chi Ma, Manoj Nepal, Yihang Shen, Raymond Che, James Turkson, Peiwen Fei
Growing evidence supports a general hypothesis that aging and cancer are diseases related to energy metabolism. However, the involvement of Fanconi Anemia (FA) signaling, a unique genetic model system for studying human aging or cancer, in energy metabolism remains elusive. Here, we report that FA complementation group D2 protein (FANCD2) functionally impacts mitochondrial ATP production through its interaction with ATP5α, whereas this relationship was not observed in the mutant FANCD2 (K561R)-carrying cells...
July 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684355/studies-of-protein-protein-interactions-in-fanconi-anemia-pathway-to-unravel-the-dna-interstrand-crosslink-repair-mechanism
#8
Mohd Quadir Siddiqui, Yogendra S Rajpurohit, Pankaj S Thapa, Ganesh Kumar Maurya, Kuheli Banerjee, Mudassar Ali Khan, Pragnya Panda, Syed K Hasan, Nikhil Gadewal, Hari S Misra, Ashok K Varma
Fanconi anemia (FA), a cancer predisposition syndrome exhibits hallmark feature of radial chromosome formation, and hypersensitivity to DNA crosslinking agents. A set of FA pathway proteins mainly FANCI, FANCD2 and BRCA2 are expressed to repair the covalent crosslink between the dsDNA. However, FA, BRCA pathways play an important role in DNA ICL repair as well as in homologous recombination repair, but the presumptive role of FA-BRCA proteins has not clearly explored particularly in context to function associated protein-protein interactions (PPIs)...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681917/concentration-dependent-metabolic-effects-of-metformin-in-healthy-and-fanconi-anemia-lymphoblast-cells
#9
Silvia Ravera, Vanessa Cossu, Barbara Tappino, Elena Nicchia, Carlo Dufour, Simona Cavani, Andrea Sciutto, Claudia Bolognesi, Marta Columbaro, Paolo Degan, Enrico Cappelli
Metformin (MET) is the drug of choice for patients with type 2 diabetes and has been proposed for use in cancer therapy and for treating other metabolic diseases. More than 14,000 studies have been published addressing the cellular mechanisms affected by MET. However, several in vitro studies have used concentrations of the drug 10-100-fold higher than the plasmatic concentration measured in patients. Here we evaluated the biochemical, metabolic and morphologic effects of various concentrations of MET. Moreover, we tested the effect of MET on Fanconi Anemia (FA) cells, a DNA repair genetic disease with defects in energetic and glucose metabolism, as well as on human promyelocytic leukemia (HL60) cell lines...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678401/assessing-the-spectrum-of-germline-variation-in-fanconi-anemia-genes-among-patients-with-head-and-neck-carcinoma-before-age-50
#10
Settara C Chandrasekharappa, Steven B Chinn, Frank X Donovan, Naweed I Chowdhury, Aparna Kamat, Adebowale A Adeyemo, James W Thomas, Meghana Vemulapalli, Caroline S Hussey, Holly H Reid, James C Mullikin, Qingyi Wei, Erich M Sturgis
BACKGROUND: Patients with Fanconi anemia (FA) have an increased risk for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The authors sought to determine the prevalence of undiagnosed FA and FA carriers among patients with HNSCC as well as an age cutoff for FA genetic screening. METHODS: Germline DNA samples from 417 patients with HNSCC aged <50 years were screened for sequence variants by targeted next-generation sequencing of the entire length of 16 FA genes...
July 5, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672949/long-term-adefovir-therapy-may-induce-fanconi-syndrome-a-report-of-four-cases
#11
Fan Pan, Yingchao Wang, Xin Zhang, Qingfeng Lin, Xiaolong Liu, Yi Jiang, Chen Pan
Fanconi syndrome is a rare disease characterized by dysfunction of the proximal renal tubules as a result of various pathogenic events. Drug-induced Fanconi syndrome may be neglected or misdiagnosed, which increases the level of suffering. The aim of the present study was to conduct an investigation into the effects of adefovir (ADV)-induced Fanconi syndrome. Four typical cases of Fanconi syndrome caused by long-term ADV therapy (2-9 years) were diagnosed at our hospital. A complete medical and therapy history was collected from all four patients prior to a physical examination...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669993/the-5-phosphatase-ocrl-in-lowe-syndrome-and-dent-disease-2
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REVIEW
Maria Antonietta De Matteis, Leopoldo Staiano, Francesco Emma, Olivier Devuyst
Lowe syndrome is an X-linked disease that is characterized by congenital cataracts, central hypotonia, intellectual disability and renal Fanconi syndrome. The disease is caused by mutations in OCRL, which encodes an inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase (OCRL) that acts on phosphoinositides - quantitatively minor constituents of cell membranes that are nonetheless pivotal regulators of intracellular trafficking. In this Review we summarize the considerable progress made over the past decade in understanding the cellular roles of OCRL in regulating phosphoinositide balance along the endolysosomal pathway, a fundamental system for the reabsorption of proteins and solutes by proximal tubular cells...
August 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666371/the-identification-of-fancd2-dna-binding-domains-reveals-nuclear-localization-sequences
#13
Joshi Niraj, Marie-Christine Caron, Karine Drapeau, Stéphanie Bérubé, Laure Guitton-Sert, Yan Coulombe, Anthony M Couturier, Jean-Yves Masson
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a recessive genetic disorder characterized by congenital abnormalities, progressive bone-marrow failure, and cancer susceptibility. The FA pathway consists of at least 21 FANC genes (FANCA-FANCV), and the encoded protein products interact in a common cellular pathway to gain resistance against DNA interstrand crosslinks. After DNA damage, FANCD2 is monoubiquitinated and accumulates on chromatin. FANCD2 plays a central role in the FA pathway, using yet unidentified DNA binding regions...
June 28, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664700/cerebral-toxoplasmosis-after-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#14
Agnieszka Zaucha-Prażmo, Marzena Samardakiewicz, Joanna Dubelt, Jerzy R Kowalczyk
Toxoplasmosis is an opportunistic infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. The infection is severe and difficult to diagnose in patients receiving allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). It frequently involves the central nervous system. The case is presented of cerebral toxoplasmosis in a 17-year-old youth with Fanconi anaemia treated with haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).
May 11, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657246/aggressive-recurrence-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-fanconi-s-anaemia-fa
#15
M Nolan, R Courtney, P Sexton, T Barry, P J McCann
Fanconi's Anaemia is a rare autosomal recessive disease for which the incidence of head and neck cancer can be increased 700-fold1. We report a case of a 31-year old Caucasian male with FA who initially presented in July 2007 with oral squamous cell carcinoma for which he received radical surgery and radiotherapy. He was disease-free until August 2015 when he presented with an extremely aggressive recurrence.
March 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655807/germ-line-brca2-mutations-detected-in-pediatric-sequencing-studies-impact-parents-evaluation-and-care
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Michael F Walsh, Jennifer Kennedy, Megan Harlan, Alex Kentsis, Neerav Shukla, Stephen Roberts, Andrew L Kung, Mark Robson, Brian H Kushner, Paul Meyers, Kenneth Offit
There has been no indication to test for BRCA1/2 in children (with the rare exception of Fanconi Anemia) as screening begins in adult years and the potential to induce anxiety related to adult onset cancers. However in the setting of pediatric cancer, with increasing utility and frequency of companion tumor-normal sequencing without regard for phenotype and with BRCA1/2 included in tumor profiling panels, germline mutations in BRCA1/2 and other DNA damage repair genes have been found. When mutations in these genes are revealed, there are implications for immediate family members...
June 27, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653981/the-role-of-replication-associated-repair-factors-on-r-loops
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REVIEW
Vaibhav Bhatia, Emilia Herrera-Moyano, Andrés Aguilera, Belén Gómez-González
The nascent RNA can reinvade the DNA double helix to form a structure termed the R-loop, where a single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) is accompanied by a DNA-RNA hybrid. Unresolved R-loops can impede transcription and replication processes and lead to genomic instability by a mechanism still not fully understood. In this sense, a connection between R-loops and certain chromatin markers has been reported that might play a key role in R-loop homeostasis and genome instability. To counteract the potential harmful effect of R-loops, different conserved messenger ribonucleoprotein (mRNP) biogenesis and nuclear export factors prevent R-loop formation, while ubiquitously-expressed specific ribonucleases and DNA-RNA helicases resolve DNA-RNA hybrids...
June 27, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645468/aldhs-in-normal-and-malignant-hematopoietic-cells-potential-new-avenues-for-treatment-of-aml-and-other-blood-cancers
#18
Maura Gasparetto, Clayton A Smith
Multiple studies have demonstrated that ALDH1A1 is elevated in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). As a means to better characterize such cells, we previously developed the fluorescent ALDH1A1 substrate Aldefluor to facilitate HSC identification and isolation. This has proven useful for counting and isolating HSCs from human bone marrow, peripheral blood and cord blood as well as stem cells in other tissues and organisms. Given the high level expression of ALDH1A1, we explored its biology and that of other ALDHs in HSCs and found that ALDH1A1 and ALDH3A1 were important in metabolizing reactive aldehydes (RAlds) and reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
June 20, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644950/hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-fanconi-anemia-and-dyskeratosis-congenita-a-minireview
#19
REVIEW
Mouhab Ayas
Bone marrow failure syndrome is an epithet of bone marrow failure (all or single-cell lineage) that is attributable to an underlying genetic aberration usually with a constellation of somatic abnormalities. Multiple inheritance patterns have been described in these disorders; many are transmitted in an autosomal recessive pattern, which may consequently lead to a higher prevalence of such illnesses in homogeneous societies such as Saudi Arabia, where consanguineous marriages are not uncommon. At King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, the most common entity referred for allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is Fanconi anemia, followed by pure red aplasia, and, less commonly, dyskeratosis congenita, congenital neutropenia, and others...
June 15, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643177/targeting-dna-repair-and-replication-stress-in-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Junko Murai
Approximately half of high-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancers incur alterations in genes of homologous recombination (BRCA1, BRCA2, RAD51C, Fanconi anemia genes), and the rest incur alterations in other DNA repair pathways at high frequencies. Such cancer-specific gene alterations can confer selective sensitivity to DNA damaging agents such as cisplatin and carboplatin, topotecan, etoposide, doxorubicin, and gemcitabine. Originally presumed to inhibit DNA repair, PARP inhibitors that have recently been approved by the FDA for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer also act as DNA damaging agents by inducing PARP-DNA complexes...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
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