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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645253/a-case-report-of-thoracolumbar-paraspinal-myopathy-as-the-cause-of-camptocormia-in-a-patient-with-atypical-parkinsonism
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Yoon Kim, Ahro Kim, Aryun Kim, Beomseok Jeon
BACKGROUND: Camptocormia is severe flexion of the thoracolumbar spine, exaggerated during standing and walking but minimized in supine position. Even though camptocormia is a relatively common condition during the course of Parkinson's disease, there is ongoing controversy concerning its mechanisms. The most widely accepted and yet still disputed one is dystonia. However, based on myopathic changes observed in the paraspinal muscle biopsies of some PD patients with camptocormia, the attempt to attribute camptocormia to myopathy has continued...
June 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635954/phenotypic-extremes-of-bicd2-opathies-from-lethal-congenital-muscular-atrophy-with-arthrogryposis-to-asymptomatic-with-subclinical-features
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Markus Storbeck, Beate Horsberg Eriksen, Andreas Unger, Irmgard Hölker, Ingvild Aukrust, Lilian A Martínez-Carrera, Wolfgang A Linke, Andreas Ferbert, Raoul Heller, Matthias Vorgerd, Gunnar Houge, Brunhilde Wirth
Heterozygous variants in BICD cargo adapter 2 (BICD2) cause autosomal dominant spinal muscular atrophy, lower extremity-predominant 2 (SMALED2). The disease is usually characterized by a benign or slowly progressive, congenital or early onset muscle weakness and atrophy that mainly affects the lower extremities, although some affected individuals show involvement of the arms and the shoulder girdle. Here we report unusual extremes of BICD2-related diseases: A severe form of congenital muscular atrophy with arthrogryposis multiplex, respiratory insufficiency and lethality within four months...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624463/insights-from-genotype-phenotype-correlations-by-novel-speg-mutations-causing-centronuclear-myopathy
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Haicui Wang, Claudia Castiglioni, Ayşe Kaçar Bayram, Fabiana Fattori, Serdar Pekuz, Diego Araneda, Hüseyin Per, Ricardo Erazo, Hakan Gümüş, Suzan Zorludemir, Kerstin Becker, Ximena Ortega, Jorge Alfredo Bevilacqua, Enrico Bertini, Sebahattin Cirak
Centronuclear myopathies (CNM) are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of congenital myopathies, defined histologically by increased number of fibres with centrally located nuclei, and type I fibre predominance in muscle biopsy. Myotubular myopathy, the X-linked form of CNM caused by mutations in the phosphoinositide phosphatase MTM1, is histologically characteristic since muscle fibres resemble myotubes. Here we present two unrelated patients with CNM and typical myotubular fibres in the muscle biopsy caused by mutations in striated muscle preferentially expressed protein kinase (SPEG)...
May 24, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602422/loss-of-function-variants-in-mylk-cause-recessive-megacystis-microcolon-intestinal-hypoperistalsis-syndrome
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Danny Halim, Erwin Brosens, Françoise Muller, Michael F Wangler, Arthur L Beaudet, James R Lupski, Zeynep H Coban Akdemir, Michael Doukas, Hans J Stoop, Bianca M de Graaf, Rutger W W Brouwer, Wilfred F J van Ijcken, Jean-François Oury, Jonathan Rosenblatt, Alan J Burns, Dick Tibboel, Robert M W Hofstra, Maria M Alves
Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a congenital disorder characterized by loss of smooth muscle contraction in the bladder and intestine. To date, three genes are known to be involved in MMIHS pathogenesis: ACTG2, MYH11, and LMOD1. However, for approximately 10% of affected individuals, the genetic cause of the disease is unknown, suggesting that other loci are most likely involved. Here, we report on three MMIHS-affected subjects from two consanguineous families with no variants in the known MMIHS-associated genes...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586144/co-occurrence-of-jalili-syndrome-and-muscular-overgrowth
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Anna Wawrocka, Joanna Walczak-Sztulpa, Magdalena Badura-Stronka, Michal Owecki, Przemysław Kopczynski, Ewa Mrukwa-Kominek, Anna Skorczyk-Werner, Piotr Gasperowicz, Rafal Ploski, Maciej R Krawczynski
Jalili syndrome is a rare disorder inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern manifesting as a combination of cone-rod dystrophy including progressive loss of visual acuity, color blindness, photophobia, and amelogenesis imperfecta with hypoplastic, immature, or hypocalcified dental enamel. It is caused by mutations in CNNM4, which encodes the ancient conserved domain protein 4. Here we report three brothers with Jalili syndrome and muscle overgrowth of the legs. Myopathic changes were found in needle electromyography...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576279/-atypical-reaction-to-anesthesia-in-duchenne-becker-muscular-dystrophy
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Helga Cristina Almeida da Silva, Marcia Hiray, Mariz Vainzof, Beny Schmidt, Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira, José Luiz Gomes do Amaral
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy affects skeletal muscles and leads to progressive muscle weakness and risk of atypical anesthetic reactions following exposure to succinylcholine or halogenated agents. The aim of this report is to describe the investigation and diagnosis of a patient with Becker muscular dystrophy and review the care required in anesthesia. CASE REPORT: Male patient, 14 years old, referred for hyperCKemia (chronic increase of serum creatine kinase levels - CK), with CK values of 7,779-29,040IU...
May 30, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576131/analysis-of-31-year-old-patient-with-syngap1-gene-defect-points-to-importance-of-variants-in-broader-splice-regions-and-reveals-developmental-trajectory-of-syngap1-associated-phenotype-case-report
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Darina Prchalova, Marketa Havlovicova, Katalin Sterbova, Viktor Stranecky, Miroslava Hancarova, Zdenek Sedlacek
BACKGROUND: Whole exome sequencing is a powerful tool for the analysis of genetically heterogeneous conditions. The prioritization of variants identified often focuses on nonsense, frameshift and canonical splice site mutations, and highly deleterious missense variants, although other defects can also play a role. The definition of the phenotype range and course of rare genetic conditions requires long-term clinical follow-up of patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We report an adult female patient with severe intellectual disability, severe speech delay, epilepsy, autistic features, aggressiveness, sleep problems, broad-based clumsy gait and constipation...
June 2, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575395/novel-mouse-models-of-oculopharyngeal-muscular-dystrophy-opmd-reveal-early-onset-mitochondrial-defects-and-suggest-loss-of-pabpn1-may-contribute-to-pathology
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Katherine E Vest, Brittany L Phillips, Ayan Banerjee, Luciano H Apponi, Eric B Dammer, Weiting Xu, Dinghai Zheng, Julia Yu, Bin Tian, Grace K Pavlath, Anita H Corbett
Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is a late onset disease caused by polyalanine expansion in the poly(A) binding protein nuclear 1 (PABPN1). Several mouse models have been generated to study OPMD; however, most of these models have employed transgenic overexpression of alanine-expanded PABPN1. These models do not recapitulate the OPMD patient genotype and PABPN1 overexpression could confound molecular phenotypes. We have developed a knock-in mouse model of OPMD (Pabpn1+/A17) that contains one alanine-expanded Pabpn1 allele under the control of the native promoter and one wild-type Pabpn1 allele...
May 29, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575052/myogenic-differentiation-of-vcp-disease-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-a-novel-platform-for-drug-discovery
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Katrina J Llewellyn, Angèle Nalbandian, Lan N Weiss, Isabela Chang, Howard Yu, Bibo Khatib, Baichang Tan, Vanessa Scarfone, Virginia E Kimonis
Valosin Containing Protein (VCP) disease is an autosomal dominant multisystem proteinopathy caused by mutations in the VCP gene, and is primarily associated with progressive muscle weakness, including atrophy of the pelvic and shoulder girdle muscles. Currently, no treatments are available and cardiac and respiratory failures can lead to mortality at an early age. VCP is an AAA ATPase multifunction complex protein and mutations in the VCP gene resulting in disrupted autophagic clearance. Due to the rarity of the disease, the myopathic nature of the disorder, ethical and practical considerations, VCP disease muscle biopsies are difficult to obtain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543538/clinical-and-histopathological-features-of-myofibrillar-myopathy-in-warmblood-horses
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S J Valberg, A M Nicholson, S S Lewis, R A Reardon, C J Finno
BACKGROUND: To report a novel exertional myopathy, myofibrillar myopathy (MFM), in Warmblood horses. OBJECTIVES: To 1) describe the distinctive clinical and myopathic features of MFM in Warmblood horses, 2) investigate the potential inheritance of MFM in a Warmblood family. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective selection of MFM cases and prospective evaluation of a Warmblood family. METHODS: Retrospectively, muscle biopsies were selected from Warmblood horses diagnosed with MFM and clinical histories obtained (n = 10)...
May 22, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542722/a-homozygous-potentially-pathogenic-variant-in-the-paxbp1-gene-in-a-large-family-with-global-developmental-delay-and-myopathic-hypotonia
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Essa Alharby, Alia M Albalawi, Abdul Nasir, Sabri A Alhijji, Amer Mahmood, Khushnooda Ramzan, Firoz Abdusamad, Abdulkarim Aljohani, Osama Abdelsalam, Amr Eldardear, Sulman Basit
PAX binding protein 1 (PAXBP1) is an adaptor protein linking the transcription factor PAX3 and PAX7 to the histone methylation machinery. PAXBP1 is a nuclear protein and its high expression is known in brain cerebellar hemisphere and cerebellum. Moreover, it is also found in abundance in muscle precursor cells that are involved in myogenesis and skeletal muscles formation. Whole genome SNP genotyping and exome sequencing in a family with distinct syndrome of global developmental delay and hypotonia mapped the disease locus to the chromosome 21q22...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541902/complex-neuromuscular-changes-post-stroke-revealed-by-clustering-index-analysis-of-surface-electromyogram
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Xu Zhang, Zhongqing Wei, Xiaoting Ren, Xiaoping Gao, Xiang Chen, Ping Zhou
The objective of this study was to characterize complex neuromuscular changes induced by a hemisphere stroke through a novel clustering index (CI) analysis of surface electromyogram (EMG). The CI analysis was performed using surface EMG signals collected bilaterally from the thenar muscles of 17 subjects with stroke and 12 age-matched healthy controls during their performance of varying levels of isometric muscle contractions. Compared with the neurologically intact or contralateral muscles, mixed CI patterns were observed in the paretic muscles...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538252/concurrent-paraspinous-myopathy-and-myasthenia-gravis
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Alissa E Romano, Zaid Al-Qudah, Henry J Kaminski, Bashar Katirji, Karim Salame
Paraspinous myopathy is a rare neuromuscular disorder characterized by selective involvement of the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar muscles. Leading clinical features include a bent spine or dropped head (antecollis). In myasthenia gravis (MG), patients may have camptocormia secondary to neuromuscular junction dysfunction of the paraspinal muscles, and this condition usually responds to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors or immunosuppressive treatments. However, concomitant MG and paraspinous myopathy with histologic and electrophysiologic evidence of myopathic changes of the paraspinal muscles has only been reported twice in the literature...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536183/the-nlrp3-inflammasome-contributes-to-sarcopenia-and-lower-muscle-glycolytic-potential-in-old-mice
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Marin Jane McBride, Kevin P Foley, Donna M D'souza, Yujin E Li, Trevor C Lau, Thomas J Hawke, Jonathan D Schertzer
The mechanisms underpinning decreased skeletal muscle strength and slowing of movement during aging are ill-defined. "Inflammaging" - increased inflammation with advancing age - may contribute to aspects of sarcopenia, but little is known about the participatory immune components. We discovered that aging was associated with increased caspase-1 activity in mouse skeletal muscle. We hypothesized that the caspase-1 containing NLRP3 inflammasome contributes to sarcopenia in mice. Male C57BL/6J wild type (WT) and NLRP3(-/-) mice were aged to 10 months (adult) and 24 months (old)...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515471/clinical-and-molecular-investigation-of-14-japanese-patients-with-complete-tfp-deficiency-a-comparison-with-caucasian-cases
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Ryosuke Bo, Kenji Yamada, Hironori Kobayashi, Purevsuren Jamiyan, Yuki Hasegawa, Takeshi Taketani, Seiji Fukuda, Ikue Hata, Yo Niida, Yosuke Shigematsu, Kazumoto Iijima, Seiji Yamaguchi
Mitochondrial trifunctional protein (TFP) deficiency is an inherited metabolic disorder of mitochondrial fatty-acid oxidation. Isolated long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency is often reported in Caucasian countries due to a common mutation. However, the molecular and clinical basis of complete TFP deficiency has not been extensively reported. In this study, 14 Japanese cases (13 families) with complete TFP deficiency, including 9 previously reported cases, were analyzed to clarify the clinical and molecular characteristics of TFP deficiency...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499042/proteomic-analysis-reveals-changes-in-carbohydrate-and-protein-metabolism-associated-with-broiler-breast-myopathy
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Vivek A Kuttappan, Walter Bottje, Ranjith Ramnathan, Steven D Hartson, Craig N Coon, Byung-Whi Kong, Casey M Owens, Mercedes Vazquez-Añon, Billy M Hargis
White Striping (WS) and Woody Breast (WB) are 2 conditions that adversely affect consumer acceptance as well as quality of poultry meat and meat products. Both WS and WB are characterized with degenerative myopathic changes. Previous studies showed that WS and WB in broiler fillets could result in higher ultimate pH, increased drip loss, and decreased marinade uptake. The main objective of the present study was to compare the proteomic profiles of muscle tissue (n = 5 per group) with either NORM (no or few minor myopathic lesions) or SEV (with severe myopathic changes)...
May 12, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488683/progressive-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia-caused-by-a-homozygous-ky-mutation
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Yuval Yogev, Yonatan Perez, Iris Noyman, Anwar Abu Madegem, Hagit Flusser, Zamir Shorer, Eugene Cohen, Leonid Kachko, Analia Michaelovsky, Ruth Birk, Arie Koifman, Max Drabkin, Ohad Wormser, Daniel Halperin, Rotem Kadir, Ohad S Birk
Twelve individuals of consanguineous Bedouin kindred presented with autosomal recessive progressive spastic paraplegia evident as of age 0-24 months, with spasticity of lower limbs, hyperreflexia, toe walking and equinus deformity. Kyphoscolisois was evident in older patients. Most had atrophy of the lateral aspects of the tongue and few had intellectual disability. Nerve conduction velocity, electromyography and head and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging were normal in tested subjects. Muscle biopsy showed occasional central nuclei and fiber size variability with small angular fibers...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488622/family-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-combined-classic-and-vascular-type-with-rare-presentation-of-progressive-myopathy-and-unusual-association-of-severe-facial-and-trigeminal-motor-weakness
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A Nalini, N Devaraddi, N Gayathri, Chandrajit Prasad, V Preethish-Kumar, K Polavarapu, S Shantanu
We report the clinical, radiological, biochemical, muscle histology, and electron microscopic features of two members of a family with combined Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) [classic and vascular type] and progressive myopathy as the primary manifestation. A 35-year old lady presented with severe gluteal and thigh muscle pain and easy fatigability for 5 years. She developed weakness and wasting of pelvic and pectoral girdles and thighs for 3 years and severe neck flexor and truncal weakness for 6 months. She had a history of recurrent jaw dislocation, easy bruising with hyperpigmentation, hyperextensibility of joints, translucent skin, and papyraceous scars...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480792/a-rare-presentation-of-meralgia-paraesthetica-in-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy
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Ozgur Zeliha Karaahmet, Eda Gurcay, Duygu Ozturk, Sukran Guzel, Aytul Cakci
A 44-year-old female with paraesthesia and pain on the left anterolateral thigh who had been diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy by electromyography and muscle biopsy is presented. Neurological examination revealed atrophy of the proximal muscles of both shoulders, plus pseudo hypertrophy of both calves. Electromyography exhibited a myopathic pattern. Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging demonstrated a fusiform nerve swelling below the inguinal ligament suggesting lateral femoral cutaneous nerve compression, consistent with meralgia paraesthetica...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473226/kennedy-disease-x-linked-recessive-bulbospinal-neuronopathy-a-comprehensive-review-from-pathophysiology-to-therapy
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G Querin, G Sorarù, P-F Pradat
Kennedy's disease, also known as spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), is a rare, adult-onset, X-linked recessive neuromuscular disease caused by expansion of a CAG repeat sequence in exon 1 of the androgen receptor gene (AR) encoding a polyglutamine (polyQ) tract. The polyQ-expanded AR accumulates in nuclei, and initiates degeneration and loss of motor neurons and dorsal root ganglia. While the disease has long been considered a pure lower motor neuron disease, recently, the presence of major hyper-creatine-kinase (CK)-emia and myopathic alterations on muscle biopsy has suggested the presence of a primary myopathy underlying a wide range of clinical manifestations...
May 1, 2017: Revue Neurologique
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