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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089977/antimelanoma-differentiation-associated-gene-5-antibody-expanding-the-clinical-spectrum-in-north-american-patients-with-dermatomyositis
#1
Siamak Moghadam-Kia, Chester V Oddis, Shinji Sato, Masataka Kuwana, Rohit Aggarwal
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical features associated with the antimelanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 antibody (anti-MDA5) in US patients with clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) and classic DM. METHODS: Patients with CADM were consecutively selected from the University of Pittsburgh Myositis Database from 1985 to 2013. CADM was defined by a typical DM rash without objective muscle weakness and no or minimal abnormalities of muscle enzymes, electromyography, or muscle biopsy...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089741/inflammatory-myopathy-in-a-patient-with-aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome
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Birutė Tumienė, Norine Voisin, Eglė Preikšaitienė, Donatas Petroška, Jurgita Grikinienė, Rūta Samaitienė, Algirdas Utkus, Alexandre Reymond, Vaidutis Kučinskas
Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is an inflammatory disorder belonging to the recently characterized group of type I interferonopathies. The most consistently affected tissues in AGS are the central nervous system and skin, but various organ systems and tissues have been reported to be affected, pointing to the systemic nature of the disease. Here we describe a patient with AGS due to a homozygous p.Arg114His mutation in the TREX1 gene. The histologically proven inflammatory myopathy in our patient expands the range of clinical features of AGS...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088340/the-role-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-techniques-in-evaluation-and-management-of-the-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#3
REVIEW
Jessica Day, Sandy Patel, Vidya Limaye
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an important tool in the evaluation of neuromuscular disorders. MRI accurately demonstrates muscle oedema, atrophy, subcutaneous pathology and fatty infiltration and also highlights the distribution of muscle involvement. This review examines the role of MRI in evaluation of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs), a heterogeneous group of autoimmune conditions characterised by muscle inflammation and a variety of extra-muscular manifestations. MRI has a clear role in aiding diagnosis of these conditions, guiding muscle biopsy, differentiating subtypes of IIM using a pattern-based approach, and monitoring disease activity in a longitudinal fashion...
November 5, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087734/increased-mitophagy-in-the-skeletal-muscle-of-spinal-and-bulbar-muscular-atrophy-patients
#4
Doriana Borgia, Adriana Malena, Marco Spinazzi, Maria Andrea Desbats, Leonardo Salviati, Aaron P Russell, Giovanni Miotto, Laura Tosatto, Elena Pegoraro, Gianni Sorarù, Maria Pennuto, Lodovica Vergani
Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) is a neuromuscular disorder caused by polyglutamine expansion in the androgen receptor (AR) and characterized by the loss of lower motor neurons. Here we investigated pathological processes occurring in muscle biopsy specimens derived from SBMA patients and, as controls, age-matched healthy subjects and patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and neurogenic atrophy. We detected atrophic fibers in the muscle of SBMA, ALS and neurogenic atrophy patients...
January 13, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078570/micro-rna-expression-in-muscle-and-fiber-morphometry-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
#5
Chiara Fritegotto, Chiara Ferrati, Valentina Pegoraro, Corrado Angelini
We aimed to explore the cellular action of micro-RNAs that are non-coding-RNAs modulating gene expression, whose expression is dysregulated in myotonic dystrophy (DM1). Basic procedure was to measure the levels of muscle-specific myo-miRNAs (miR-1, miR-133a/b, miR-206) in muscle of 12 DM1 patients. Muscle fiber morphometry and a new grading of histopathological severity score were used to compare specific myo-miRNA level and fiber atrophy. We found that the levels of miR-1 and miR-133a/b were significantly decreased, while miR-206 was significantly increased as compared to controls...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078069/skeletal-muscle-microalterations-in-patients-carrying-malignant-hyperthermia-related-mutations-of-the-e-c-coupling-machinery
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Manuela Lavorato, Pawan K Gupta, Philip M Hopkins, Clara Franzini-Armstrong
We have compared the ultrastructure of skeletal muscle biopsies from patients that have survived a [Malignant Hyperthermia, MH] episode and siblings that test positive for MH susceptibility with those from siblings that tested negatives. The aim is to establish whether life long exposure to the MH-related mutation effects may result in subtle abnormalities even in the absence of active episodes and/or clinically detectable deficiencies. Although a specific ultrastructural signature for MH mutants cannot be demonstrated, an MH related pattern of minor alterations does exist...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078066/use-it-or-lose-it-tonic-activity-of-slow-motoneurons-promotes-their-survival-and-preferentially-increases-slow-fiber-type-groupings-in-muscles-of-old-lifelong-recreational-sportsmen
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Simone Mosole, Ugo Carraro, Helmut Kern, Stefan Loefler, Sandra Zampieri
: Histochemistry, immuno-histochemistry, gel electrophoresis of single muscle fibers and electromyography of aging muscles and nerves suggest that: i) denervation contributes to muscle atrophy, ii) impaired mobility accelerates the process, and iii) lifelong running protects against loss of motor units. Recent corroborating results on the muscle effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) of aged muscles will be also mentioned, but we will in particular discuss how and why a lifelong increased physical activity sustains reinnervation of muscle fibers...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077500/distinct-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-extraocular-muscle-and-fat-from-patients-with-graves-orbitopathy
#8
Ivana Lopes Romero-Kusabara, José Vital Filho, Nilza Maria Scalissi, Keli Cardoso Melo, Giovanni Demartino, Carlos Alberto Longui, Murilo Rezende Melo, Adriano Namo Cury
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare patients with thyroid eye disease (TED) and normal controls with respect to the expression of the GRα, IKK1, IκB, c-Fos (AP-1), NF-kB, and 11β-HSD1 genes in orbital fat (OF) and extraocular muscle (EOM). DESIGN AND METHODS: A prospective study design was used to evaluate 34 TED patients and 38 healthy controls. OF was harvested from 33 TED patients and 27 controls. EOM biopsies were obtained from 32 TED patients and 18 controls...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076605/isolated-primary-amyloidosis-of-the-inferior-rectus-muscle-mimicking-graves-orbitopathy
#9
Mário Luiz Ribeiro Monteiro, Allan Christian Pieroni Gonçalves, Alanna Mara Pinheiro Sobreira Bezerra
The diagnosis of Graves' orbitopathy is usually straightforward. However, orbital diseases that mimick some clinical signs of Graves' orbitopathy may cause diagnostic confusion, particularly when associated to some form of thyroid dysfunction. This report describes the rare occurrence of localized inferior rectus muscle amyloidosis in a patient with autoimmune hypothyroidism, who was misdiagnosed as Graves' orbitopathy. A 48-year-old man complained of painless progressive proptosis on the left side and intermittent vertical diplopia for 6 months...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076290/tailored-interactive-sequences-for-continuous-mr-image-guided-freehand-biopsies-of-different-organs-in-an-open-system-at-1-0-tesla-t-initial-experience
#10
Florian Streitparth, Christian Althoff, Martin Jonczyk, Felix Guettler, Martin Maurer, Hendrik Rathke, Keno Moritz Sponheuer, Bernd Hamm, Ulf K Teichgräber, Maximilian de Bucourt
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility, image quality, and accuracy of freehand biopsies of liver, bone, muscle, vertebral disc, soft tissue, and other lesions using balanced steady-state free precession (SSFP, balanced fast field echo: bFFE), spoiled and nonspoiled gradient echo (FFE), and turbo spin echo (TSE) sequences for interactive continuous navigation in an open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system at 1.0 tesla (T). METHODS: Twenty-six MR-guided biopsies (five liver, five bone, four muscle, four vertebral disc, one lung, one kidney, one suprarenal gland, and five soft or other tissue) were performed in 23 patients in a 1...
January 11, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074147/cerebellar-ataxia-and-sensory-ganglionopathy-associated-with-light-chain-myeloma
#11
Panagiotis Zis, Dasappaiah Ganesh Rao, Bart E Wagner, Lucinda Nicholson-Goult, Nigel Hoggard, Marios Hadjivassiliou
BACKGROUND: Cerebellar ataxia with sensory ganglionopathy is a rare neurological combination that can occur in some hereditary ataxias including mitochondrial diseases and in gluten sensitivity. Individually each condition can be a classic paraneoplastic neurological syndrome. We report a patient with this combination who was diagnosed with light-chain myeloma ten years after initial presentation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old Caucasian lady was referred to our Ataxia Clinic because of a 6-year history of progressive unsteadiness and a 2-year history of slurred speech...
2017: Cerebellum & Ataxias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073778/overexpression-of-pgc-1%C3%AE-increases-peroxisomal-and-mitochondrial-fatty-acid-oxidation-in-human-primary-myotubes
#12
Tai-Yu Huang, Donghai Zheng, Joseph A Houmard, Jeffrey J Brault, Robert C Hickner, Ronald N Cortright
Peroxisomes are indispensable organelles for lipid metabolism in humans and their biogenesis has been assumed to be under regulation by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs). However, recent studies in hepatocytes suggest that the mitochondrial proliferator PGC-1α (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1 alpha) also acts as an upstream transcriptional regulator for enhancing peroxisomal abundance and associated activity. It is unknown whether the regulatory mechanism(s) for enhancing peroxisomal function is through the same node as mitochondrial biogenesis in human skeletal muscle (HSkM) and whether fatty acid oxidation (FAO) is affected...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070495/an-atypical-presentation-of-acad9-deficiency-diagnosis-by-whole-exome-sequencing-broadens-the-phenotypic-spectrum-and-alters-treatment-approach
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H K Aintablian, V Narayanan, N Belnap, K Ramsey, T A Grebe
Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase 9 (ACAD9), linked to chromosome 3q21.3, is one of a family of multimeric mitochondrial flavoenzymes that catalyze the degradation of fatty acyl-CoA from the carnitine shuttle via β-oxidation (He et al. 2007). ACAD9, specifically, is implicated in the processing of palmitoyl-CoA and long-chain unsaturated substrates, but unlike other acyl-CoA dehydrogenases (ACADs), it has a significant role in mitochondrial complex I assembly (Nouws et al. 2010 & 2014). Mutations in this enzyme typically cause mitochondrial complex I deficiency, as well as a mild defect in long chain fatty acid metabolism (Haack et al...
March 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070494/pure-myopathy-with-enlarged-mitochondria-associated-to-a-new-mutation-in-mtnd2-gene
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Alice Zanolini, Ana Potic, Franco Carrara, Eleonora Lamantea, Daria Diodato, Flavia Blasevich, Silvia Marchet, Marina Mora, Francesco Pallotti, Lucia Morandi, Massimo Zeviani, Costanza Lamperti
To date, only few mutations in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)-encoded ND2 subunit of Complex I have been reported, usually presenting a severe phenotype characterized by early onset encephalomyopathy and early death. In this report, we describe a new mutation in the MTND2 gene in a 21-year-old man with a mild myopathic phenotype characterized by exercise intolerance and increased plasma lactate at rest. Electromyography and brain NMR were normal, and no cardiac involvement was present. Muscle biopsy showed a massive presence of ragged red - COX-positive fibres, with enlarged mitochondria containing osmiophilic inclusions...
March 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069289/liquid-biopsy-analysis-of-fgfr3-and-pik3ca-hotspot-mutations-for-disease-surveillance-in-bladder-cancer
#15
Emil Christensen, Karin Birkenkamp-Demtröder, Iver Nordentoft, Søren Høyer, Kirstin van der Keur, Kim van Kessel, Ellen Zwarthoff, Mads Agerbæk, Torben Falck Ørntoft, Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen, Lars Dyrskjøt
BACKGROUND: Disease surveillance in patients with bladder cancer is important for early diagnosis of progression and metastasis and for optimised treatment. OBJECTIVE: To develop urine and plasma assays for disease surveillance for patients with FGFR3 and PIK3CA tumour mutations. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Droplet digital polymerase chain reaction (ddPCR) assays were developed and tumour DNA from two patient cohorts was screened for FGFR3 and PIK3CA hotspot mutations...
January 6, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067672/evolution-of-fibroblastic-connective-tissue-nevus-in-an-infant
#16
Michael C Lynch, Thomas D Samson, Andrea L Zaenglein, Catherine G Chung
Fibroblastic connective tissue nevus (FCTN) is a rare and recently described neoplasm of fibroblastic/myofibroblastic lineage. We report a case of a 1-month-old healthy male infant who presented with a dermal plaque on the upper chest since birth. A punch biopsy demonstrated a dermal spindle-cell neoplasm with variable smooth muscle actin positivity and negative staining for CD34, consistent with myofibroma. Over the course of the next year, the remaining lesional tissue exhibited clinical softening and a surgical excisional specimen revealed histologic findings distinct from the original biopsy...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066953/diabetic-and-idiopathic-gastroparesis-is-associated-with-loss-of-cd206-positive-macrophages-in-the-gastric-antrum
#17
M Grover, C E Bernard, P J Pasricha, H P Parkman, S J Gibbons, J Tonascia, K L Koch, R W McCallum, I Sarosiek, W L Hasler, L A B Nguyen, T L Abell, W J Snape, M L Kendrick, T A Kellogg, T J McKenzie, F A Hamilton, G Farrugia
BACKGROUND: Animal studies have increasingly highlighted the role of macrophages in the development of delayed gastric emptying. However, their role in the pathophysiology of human gastroparesis is unclear. Our aim was to determine changes in macrophages and other cell types in the gastric antrum muscularis propria of patients with diabetic and idiopathic gastroparesis. METHODS: Full thickness gastric antrum biopsies were obtained from patients enrolled in the Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium (11 diabetic, 6 idiopathic) and 5 controls...
January 9, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066895/anti-hmgcr-necrotizing-myopathy-masquerading-as-a-muscular-dystrophy-in-a-child
#18
Payam Mohassel, A Reghan Foley, Sandra Donkervoort, Pierre R Fequiere, Katherine Pak, Carsten G Bönnemann, Andrew L Mammen
INTRODUCTION: Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathies (IMNM) are characterized by progressive weakness, elevated serum creatine kinase levels, and necrotizing myopathic features on muscle biopsy. Presence of highly specific autoantibodies against signal recognition particle (SRP) or 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl- coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) can aid in recognition and confirmation of IMNMs. METHODS: We describe a boy with HMGCR-positive necrotizing myopathy and highlight the clinical features in this patient...
January 9, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063098/muscular-body-build-and-male-sex-are-independently-associated-with-malignant-hyperthermia-susceptibility
#19
Brian Butala, Barbara Brandom
PURPOSE: Malignant hyperthermia susceptibility (MHS) is a disorder of the regulation of calcium in skeletal muscle. Muscular individuals have been shown to have a 13.6-fold increased risk of death during malignant hyperthermia (MH) episodes and are more likely to experience a recurrence after initial treatment. Twenty-five percent of severe MH episodes have occurred in elite athletes. This study investigated the association between MHS and muscular body build. METHODS: Data were obtained from existing reports in the North American Malignant Hyperthermia Registry, including the Report of Muscle Biopsy and Contracture Testing (caffeine-halothane contracture test [CHCT]) as well as Adverse Metabolic or Muscular Reaction to Anesthesia (AMRA) reports...
January 6, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061766/chemotherapy-induced-sinusoidal-injury-csi-score-a-novel-histologic-assessment-of-chemotherapy-related-hepatic-sinusoidal-injury-in-patients-with-colorectal-liver-metastasis
#20
Heather L Stevenson, Mariana M Prats, Eizaburo Sasatomi
BACKGROUND: Preoperative neoadjuvant therapy for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) is increasing in use and can lead to chemotherapy-induced damage to sinusoidal integrity, namely sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS). SOS has been associated with an increased need for intraoperative blood transfusions, increased length of hospitalization post-surgery, decreased tumor response, and a shorter overall survival after resection due to liver insufficiency. It is critical for clinicians and pathologists to be aware of this type of liver injury, and for pathologists to include the status of the background, non-neoplastic liver parenchyma in their pathology reports...
January 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
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