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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686324/demographics-and-co-occurring-conditions-in-a-clinic-based-cohort-with-down-syndrome-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Jennifer Price Corder, Fatima Jaber Sehmi Al Ahbabi, Hind Saif Al Dhaheri, Fares Chedid
The majority of studies describing demographics and co-occurring conditions in cohorts with Down syndrome come from regions outside of the Middle East, mainly from Europe and North America. This paper describes demographics and co-occurring conditions in a hospital-based cohort of individuals with Down syndrome living in the Middle Eastern country of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The first dedicated Down syndrome clinic in the UAE was established in 2012 at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain. This paper describes a clinic-based cohort of 221 participants over 4 years from the Gulf Down Syndrome Registry, a new Down syndrome database and contact registry created at Tawam Hospital...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684426/arabidopsis-atrx-modulates-h3-3-occupancy-and-fine-tunes-gene-expression
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Céline Duc, Matthias Benoit, Gwénaëlle Détourné, Lauriane Simon, Axel Poulet, Matthieu Jung, Alaguraj Veluchamy, David Latrasse, Samuel Le Goff, Sylviane Cotterell, Christophe Tatout, Moussa Benhamed, Aline V Probst
Histones are essential components of the nucleosome, the major chromatin subunit that structures linear DNA molecules and regulates access of other proteins to DNA. Specific histone chaperone complexes control the correct deposition of canonical histones and their variants to modulate nucleosome structure and stability. In this study, we characterize the Arabidopsis Alpha Thalassemia-mental Retardation X-linked (ATRX) ortholog and show that ATRX is involved in histone H3 deposition. Arabidopsis ATRX mutant alleles are viable, but show developmental defects and reduced fertility...
July 6, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669403/a-genetic-variant-ameliorates-%C3%AE-thalassemia-severity-by-epigenetic-mediated-elevation-of-human-fetal-hemoglobin-expression
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Diyu Chen, Yangjin Zuo, Xinhua Zhang, Yuhua Ye, Xiuqin Bao, Haiyan Huang, Wanicha Tepakhan, Lijuan Wang, Junyi Ju, Guangfu Chen, Mincui Zheng, Dun Liu, Shuodan Huang, Lu Zong, Changgang Li, Yajun Chen, Chenguang Zheng, Lihong Shi, Quan Zhao, Qiang Wu, Supan Fucharoen, Cunyou Zhao, Xiangmin Xu
A delayed fetal-to-adult hemoglobin (Hb) switch ameliorates the severity of β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease. The molecular mechanism underlying the epigenetic dysregulation of the switch is unclear. To explore the potential cis-variants responsible for the Hb switching, we systematically analyzed an 80-kb region spanning the β-globin cluster using capture-based next-generation sequencing of 1142 Chinese β-thalassemia persons and identified 31 fetal hemoglobin (HbF)-associated haplotypes of the selected 28 tag regulatory single-nucleotide polymorphisms (rSNPs) in seven linkage disequilibrium (LD) blocks...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667380/variants-in-the-non-coding-region-of-the-tlr2-gene-associated-with-infectious-subphenotypes-in-pediatric-sickle-cell-anemia
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Susana David, Pedro Aguiar, Liliana Antunes, Alexandra Dias, Anabela Morais, Anavaj Sakuntabhai, João Lavinha
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is characterized by chronic hemolysis, severe vasoocclusive crises (VOCs), and recurrent often severe infections. A cohort of 95 SCA pediatric patients was the background for genotype-to-phenotype association of the patient's infectious disease phenotype and three non-coding polymorphic regions of the TLR2 gene, the -196 to -174 indel, SNP rs4696480, and a (GT)n short tandem repeat. The infectious subphenotypes included (A) recurrent respiratory infections and (B) severe bacterial infection at least once during the patient's follow-up...
June 30, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598129/-genotype-of-thalassemia-in-han-chinese-and-tibetans-in-sichuan-province-china
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Qian Niu, Xun-Bei Huang, Yun-Fei An, Jun Wang, Hong Jiang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the carrying rates and genotype distribution of thalassemia gene in Han people and Tibetans in Sichuan district. METHODS: A total of 1 147 Han adults and 613 adult Tibetans were included in this study.Hematological parameters were measured with Sysmex XE-2100 automatic blood cell analyzer.Alpha thalassemia and beta thalassemia gene analyses were further performed on samples with a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) <85 fL and a mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) <27 pg...
November 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592815/impact-of-genotype-on-endocrinal-complications-of-children-with-alpha-thalassemia-in-china
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Hong-Cheng Luo, Qi-Sheng Luo, Fu-Gao Huang, Chun-Fang Wang, Ye-Sheng Wei
Alpha-thalassemia occurs with high frenquency in China. Four common α-globin gene deletion mutations (-SEA, -α3.7, and -α4.2, Haemoglobin Constant Spring (CS) mutation) were identified in Chinese patients. Individuals with alpha-thalassemia syndrome are more often of children. However report on endocrinal complications in children with alpha thalassemia in China are still absent. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of genotype on endocrinal complications in Chinese children. Association analysis between genotype and endocrinal compliaction development was conducted on 200 patients with 200 healthy controls...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567595/do-alpha-thalassemia-fetal-hemoglobin-and-the-ugt1a1-polymorphism-have-an-influence-on-serum-bilirubin-levels-and-cholelithiasis-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Laura Alencastro de Azevedo, Joyce Bonazzoni, Sandrine Comparsi Wagner, Mariela Granero Farias, Christina M Bittar, Liane Daudt, Simone Martins de Castro
BACKGROUND: Increased destruction of erythrocytes in patients with sickle cell disease results in chronic hyperbilirubinemia and leads to the formation of gallstones. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the combined influence of alpha thalassemia, fetal hemoglobin, and the UGT1A1 polymorphism on serum bilirubin levels and cholelithiasis in patients with sickle cell disease. METHODS: We analyzed 72 patients treated in the outpatient hematology unit of the Clinical Hospital of Porto Alegre...
August 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546523/alk-protein-expression-is-related-to-neuroblastoma-aggressiveness-but-is-not-independent-prognostic-factor
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Ji Won Lee, Sung Hye Park, Hyoung Jin Kang, Kyung Duk Park, Hee Young Shin, Hyo Seop Ahn
Purpose: In this study, anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) mutation and amplification, ALK protein expression, loss of the nuclear alpha thalassemia/mental retardation syndrome X-linked (ATRX) protein, and telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) protein expression were studied to investigate potential correlations between these molecular characteristics and clinical features or outcomes in neuroblastoma. Materials and Methods: Seventy-two patients were enrolled in this study...
May 22, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537755/a-pilot-study-of-noninvasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-alpha-and-beta-thalassemia-with-target-capture-sequencing-of-cell-free-fetal-dna-in-maternal-blood
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Wenjuan Wang, Yuan Yuan, Haiqing Zheng, Yaoshen Wang, Dan Zeng, Yihua Yang, Xin Yi, Yang Xia, Chunjiang Zhu
AIMS: Thalassemia is a dangerous hematolytic genetic disease. In south China, ∼24% Chinese carry alpha-thalassemia or beta-thalassemia gene mutations. Given the fact that the invasive sampling procedures can only be performed by professionals in experienced centers, it may increase the risk of miscarriage or infection. Thus, most people are worried about the invasive operation. As such, a noninvasive and accurate prenatal diagnosis is needed for appropriate genetic counseling for families with high risks...
July 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523047/alpha-thalassemia-deletions-found-in-suspected-cases-of-beta-thalassemia-major-in-pakistani-population
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Saba Shahid, Muhammad Nadeem, Danish Zahid, Jawad Hassan, Saqib Ansari, Tahir Shamsi
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Alpha (α) thalassemia is a hereditary disorder and is caused by deletions or mutations in globin genes. It is present in two clinically significant forms: hemoglobin Bart hydrops fetalis (Hb Bart) syndrome and hemoglobin H (HbH) disease. It is highly prevalent in South-East Asia or Mediterranean countries. The most common deletion reported in alpha thalassemia in Pakistani population was -α(3.7) with a frequency of 8.3%, and the rare forms were -α(4.2) (0.2%) and ααα(anti3...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461877/thalassemia-review-features-dental-considerations-and-management
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Nawal Helmi, Mawahib Bashir, Ayesha Shireen, Iffat Mirza Ahmed
Thalassemia is a genetic disorder that involves abnormal haemoglobin formation. The two main categories of thalassemia are alpha and beta thalassemia that are then divided into further subcategories. While some mild forms of thalassemia might even go unnoticed and only cause mild anaemia and iron deficiency problems in patients, other more severe forms of thalassemia can even result in death. Individuals with thalassemia can get treatment according to the level of severity of their condition. The main oral manifestations of thalassemia are Class II malocclusion, maxillary protrusion, high caries index, severe gingivitis...
March 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446958/syndromic-disorder-of-sex-development-due-to-a-novel-hemizygous-mutation-in-the-carboxyl-terminal-domain-of-atrx
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Masaki Takagi, Hiroko Yagi, Ryuji Fukuzawa, Satoshi Narumi, Tomonobu Hasegawa
Alpha-thalassemia/mental retardation syndrome X-linked (ATRX; OMIM #301040), which is caused by mutations in the ATRX gene, is characterized by alpha-thalassemia, distinct dysmorphic facies, psychomotor development delay and genital abnormalities. Here, we describe a neonatal case of syndromic disorder of sex development, harboring a novel hemizygous mutation, p.Asp2352fs*1 in the carboxyl-terminal domain of ATRX. Our study provides additional evidence that deletion of the carboxyl terminus of ATRX is associated with severe genital anomalies...
2017: Human Genome Variation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446301/-analysis-of-gene-mutation-types-of-thalassemia-in-longyan-area-of-fujian-province-in-china
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Qing-Fu Dai, Xiao-Lu Li, Yu-Xia Wang, Chun-Fang Cao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the type and distribution of thalassemia gene mutation in Longyan area of Fujian province in China, so as to provide a evidence for prenatal diagnosis and to reduce birth defects. METHODS: The mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) and hemoglobin electrophoresis were used for screened the mutation types of thalassemia. Genotyping of the screened positive sample was performed by gap single polymerase chain reaction (gap-PCR) and reverse dot blot hybridization (RDB)...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395727/-preparation-and-identification-of-the-polyclonal-antibody-against-atrx-c2193-2492
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Shuangyang Tang, Zhimin Liu, Ranhui Li, Yan Chen, Lanhua Zhao, Haiyan Shen, Yanping Wan
Objective To prepare the polyclonal antibody against human alpha thalassemia/mental retardation syndrome X-linked (ATRX) C-terminal and study the distribution and expression of ATRX protein in human cervical cancer tissues. Methods The antiserum was obtained from the BALB/c mice immunized with (6)His-ATRX-C2193-2492 protein and then purified by the saturated ammonium sulfate precipitation and affinity chromatography. The titer of anti-ATRX polyclonal antibody was determined by ELISA. Its specificity was identified by SDS-PAGE analysis and Western blotting...
April 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381365/alpha-thalassemia-major-and-restrictive-foramen-ovale-in-a-preterm-neonate-without-severe-hydrops-fetalis
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Shih-Yun Hsu, Shih-Hsiang Cheng, Ren-Huei Fu
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March 18, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342932/changes-in-hba2-and-hbf-in-alpha-thalassemia-carriers-with-klf1-mutation
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Stefania Satta, Maria Elisabetta Paglietti, Maria Carla Sollaino, Susanna Barella, Paolo Moi, Maria Franca Desogus, Franca Rosa Demartis, Laura Manunza, Raffaella Origa
α-thalassemia carriers are common in Mediterranean regions, particularly in the Sardinian population. Their haematological phenotype is characterized by reduced MCV and/or MCH with normal or slightly reduced HbA2 levels and normal HbF. Krüppel-like factor 1 (KLF1) is a pleiotropic erythroid transcription factor that is essential for haematopoiesis. Mutations in the KLF1 gene trigger a series of benign human red blood phenotypes, such as an increase in HbA2 and HBF. Recently, it has been found that KLF1 mutations were a frequent cause of borderline HbA2 levels in a group of Sardinian subjects...
March 18, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337528/a-molecular-study-on-the-role-of-alpha-hemoglobin-stabilizing-protein-in-hemoglobin-h-disease
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Pacharapan Surapolchai, Ampaiwan Chuansumrit, Nongnuch Sirachainan, Praguywan Kadegasem, Ka-Chun Leung, Chi-Chiu So
The clinical course of hemoglobin H (HbH) disease is remarkably variable. It is not completely clear how genetic and environmental factors interplay to modify clinical severity in affected individuals. Previous studies suggested that altered structure or function of alpha-hemoglobin-stabilizing protein (AHSP) could modify the clinical phenotypes of thalassemias. The present study attempted to explore the potential role of AHSP in the pathophysiology of HbH disease in 95 Chinese and Thai/Sino-Thai patients with deletional and non-deletional form of this disease...
March 23, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330575/clinical-management-of-the-homozygous-%C3%AE-thalassemia-with-unusual-mandibular-manifestation-of-hematopoiesis
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J A Ruiz-Roca, R E Oñate-Sánchez, I Urrutia-Rodríguez, A Martínez-Izquierdo, D Mengual-Pujante, F J Rodríguez-Lozano
Alpha (α)-thalassemias are the most common genetic disorder of hemoglobin (Hb) synthesis, affecting up to 5% of the world's population. These congenital hemolytic anemias induce extramedullary hematopoiesis, including the liver, spleen, sinuses, and the diploic spaces of the skull. Oral health problems in patients with thalassemias are mostly related to a varied degree of facial deformities, malocclusions, and/or dental arch dimensions. We present a case with a 49-year-old man, diagnosed with homozygous α thalassemia that came to the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Murcia for a dental treatment...
February 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293299/identification-of-epigenetic-signature-associated-with-alpha-thalassemia-mental-retardation-x-linked-syndrome
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Laila C Schenkel, Kristin D Kernohan, Arran McBride, Ditta Reina, Amanda Hodge, Peter J Ainsworth, David I Rodenhiser, Guillaume Pare, Nathalie G Bérubé, Cindy Skinner, Kym M Boycott, Charles Schwartz, Bekim Sadikovic
BACKGROUND: Alpha thalassemia/mental retardation X-linked syndrome (ATR-X) is caused by a mutation at the chromatin regulator gene ATRX. The mechanisms involved in the ATR-X pathology are not completely understood, but may involve epigenetic modifications. ATRX has been linked to the regulation of histone H3 and DNA methylation, while mutations in the ATRX gene may lead to the downstream epigenetic and transcriptional effects. Elucidating the underlying epigenetic mechanisms altered in ATR-X will provide a better understanding about the pathobiology of this disease, as well as provide novel diagnostic biomarkers...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277912/fetal-hemoglobin-bart-s-hydrops-fetalis-pathophysiology-prenatal-diagnosis-and-possibility-of-intrauterine-treatment
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Phudit Jatavan, Nipon Chattipakorn, Theera Tongsong
This review aimed to comprehensively summarize current available reports regarding the ultrasound markers and biomarkers in predicting fetal Hb Bart's disease and evaluate the potential role of cardiac function assessment in a clinical practice. This review involves various methods in prenatal predicting fetal Hb Bart's disease or alpha-thalassemia major and attempts to provide valuable insights regarding the underlying mechanisms responsible for heart failure in Hb Bart's fetuses. Moreover, this information may be used to predict the cardiac function before the development of hydrops fetalis...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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