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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734179/computational-analysis-for-the-determination-of-deleterious-nssnps-in-human-mthfd1-gene
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Mansi Desai, J B Chauhan
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most common genetic polymorphisms and play a major role in many inherited diseases. Methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase 1 (MTHFD1) is one of the enzymes involved in folate metabolism. In the present study, the functional and structural consequences of nsSNPs of human MTHFD1 gene was analyzed using various computational tools like SIFT, PolyPhen2, PANTHER, PROVEAN, SNAP2, nsSNPAnalyzer, PhD-SNP, SNPs&GO, I-Mutant, MuPro, ConSurf, InterPro, NCBI Conserved Domain Search tool, ModPred, SPARKS-X, RAMPAGE, FT Site and PyMol...
July 11, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726811/knowledge-base-and-mini-expert-platform-for-the-diagnosis-of-inborn-errors-of-metabolism
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Jessica J Y Lee, Wyeth W Wasserman, Georg F Hoffmann, Clara D M van Karnebeek, Nenad Blau
PurposeRecognizing individuals with inherited diseases can be difficult because signs and symptoms often overlap those of common medical conditions. Focusing on inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs), we present a method that brings the knowledge of highly specialized experts to professionals involved in early diagnoses. We introduce IEMbase, an online expert-curated IEM knowledge base combined with a prototype diagnosis support (mini-expert) system.MethodsDisease-characterizing profiles of specific biochemical markers and clinical symptoms were extracted from an expert-compiled IEM database...
July 20, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725571/application-of-a-diagnostic-methodology-by-quantification-of-26-0-lysophosphatidylcholine-in-dried-blood-spots-for-japanese-newborn-screening-of-x-linked-adrenoleukodystrophy
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Chen Wu, Takeo Iwamoto, Junko Igarashi, Takashi Miyajima, Mohammad Arif Hossain, Hiroko Yanagisawa, Keiko Akiyama, Haruo Shintaku, Yoshikatsu Eto
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is a rare inherited metabolic disease that results in the accumulation of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA) in plasma and all tissues. Recent studies regarding cerebral X-ALD (CALD) treatment emphasize the importance of its early diagnosis. 26:0 lysophosphatidylcholine (LysoPC) is a sensitive biomarker for newborn screening of X-ALD, while its application for Japanese DBS is unclear. Therefore, we evaluated the feasibility of 20:0 LysoPC and 24:0 LysoPC along with 26:0 LysoPC for diagnosing X-ALD in a cohort of newborns (n = 604), healthy adults (n = 50) and patients (n = 4)...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724394/development-of-newborn-screening-connect-nbs-connect-a-self-reported-patient-registry-and-its-role-in-improvement-of-care-for-patients-with-inherited-metabolic-disorders
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Yetsa Osara, Kathryn Coakley, Aishwarya Devarajan, Rani H Singh
BACKGROUND: Newborn Screening Connect (NBS Connect) is a web-based self-reported patient registry and resource for individuals and families affected by disorders included in the newborn screening panel. NBS Connect was launched in 2012 by Emory University after years of planning and grassroots work by professionals, consumers, and industry. Individuals with phenylketonuria (PKU), maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) or tyrosinemia (TYR) have been recruited through distribution of outreach materials, presentations at parent organization meetings and direct recruitment at clinic appointments...
July 19, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721829/ngs-technologies-as-a-turning-point-in-rare-disease-research-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Ana Fernández-Marmiesse, Sofía Gouveia, María L Couce
Approximately 25-50 million Americans, 30 million Europeans, and 8% of the Australian population have a rare disease. Rare diseases are thus a common problem for clinicians and account for enormous healthcare costs worldwide due to the difficulty of establishing a specific diagnosis. In this article we review the milestones achieved in our understanding of rare diseases since the emergence of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and analyze how these advances have influenced research and diagnosis...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721594/exome-analysis-in-an-estonian-multiplex-family-with-neural-tube-defects-a-case-report
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Liina Pappa, Mart Kals, Paula Ann Kivistik, Andres Metspalu, Ann Paal, Tiit Nikopensius
INTRODUCTION: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are a group of common and severe congenital birth defects that occur during early embryonic development due to incomplete closure of the neural tube. The genetic architecture of human NTDs, including spina bifida and hydrocephalus, is highly heterogeneous, with multiple genes/loci and both gene-gene and gene-environment interactions involved. Hence, the variation in outcomes also most likely relates to a combination of the severity of different variants in multiple genes and genetic modifiers affecting the biochemical traits...
July 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721208/new-perspectives-on-the-regulation-of-type-ii-inflammation-in-asthma
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REVIEW
Mireya Becerra-Díaz, Marsha Wills-Karp, Nicola M Heller
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs which has been thought to arise as a result of inappropriately directed T helper type-2 (Th2) immune responses of the lungs to otherwise innocuous inhaled antigens. Current asthma therapeutics are directed towards the amelioration of downstream consequences of type-2 immune responses (i.e. β-agonists) or broad-spectrum immunosuppression (i.e. corticosteroids). However, few approaches to date have been focused on the primary prevention of immune deviation...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713862/metabolic-surgery-gastric-bypass-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Maria Del Pilar Quevedo, Mariano Palermo, Edgardo Serra, Marianela A Ackermann
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the largest health emergencies of the 21st century given the worldwide increase of obesity during the last decades and its close association. T2DM is an inherited, polygenic and chronic disease caused by the interaction between several genetic variants in genes and the environment. The continuous search for new and more effective tools to achieve appropriate glycemic control became imperative in order to reduce long-term complications and mortality rates related to T2DM...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696212/compound-heterozygous-slc19a3-mutations-further-refine-the-critical-promoter-region-for-biotin-thiamine-responsive-basal-ganglia-disease
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Whitney Whitford, Isobel Hawkins, Emma Glamuzina, Francessa Wilson, Andrew Marshall, Fern Ashton, Donald R Love, Juliet Taylor, Rosamund Hill, Klaus Lehnert, Russell G Snell, Jessie C Jacobsen
Mutations in the gene SLC19A3 result in thiamine metabolism dysfunction syndrome 2, also known as biotin-thiamine-responsive basal ganglia disease (BTBGD). This neurometabolic disease typically presents in early-childhood with progressive neurodegeneration, including confusion, seizures, and dysphagia, advancing to coma and death. Treatment is possible via supplement of biotin and/or thiamine, with early treatment resulting in significant life-long improvements. Here we report two siblings who received a refined diagnosis of BTBGD following whole genome sequencing...
July 10, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695690/cerebral-vasospasm-in-acute-porphyria
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P Olivier, D Van Melkebeke, P-J Honoré, L Defreyne, D Hemelsoet
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Porphyrias are a group of inherited metabolic disorders resulting from a specific deficiency along the pathway of haem biosynthesis. A clinical classification distinguishes acute from non-acute porphyrias considering the occurrence of life-threatening neurovisceral attacks, presenting with abdominal pain, neuropsychiatric disturbance and neuropathy. Vasospasm is a very rare complication that can occur in all major types of acute porphyria. METHODS: We describe a porphyric crisis with vasospasm in a woman with previously undiagnosed acute porphyria...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689648/clinical-and-genetic-characterization-of-chinese-pediatric-cystine-stone-patients
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Luming Shen, Xiaoming Cong, Xin Zhang, Ninghong Wang, Ping Zhou, Yan Xu, Qingyi Zhu, Xiaojian Gu
INTRODUCTION: Cystine stone is the only clinical manifestation in patients with cystinuria, which is an autosomal recessive inheritable disease. However, clinical and genetic data vary among patients in different countries. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics of Chinese pediatric cystine stone patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirteen pediatric patients with cystine stones were evaluated in our clinic between 2012 and 2015. Gene mutations in SLC3A1 and SLC7A9 were investigated...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685504/statins-for-children-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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REVIEW
Alpo Vuorio, Jaana Kuoppala, Petri T Kovanen, Steve E Humphries, Serena Tonstad, Albert Wiegman, Euridiki Drogari, Uma Ramaswami
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia is one of the most common inherited metabolic diseases and is an autosomal dominant disorder meaning heterozygotes, or carriers, are affected. Those who are homozygous have severe disease. The average worldwide prevalence of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia is at least 1 in 500, although recent genetic epidemiological data from Denmark and next generation sequencing data suggest the frequency may be closer to 1 in 250. Diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia in children is based on elevated total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels or DNA-based analysis, or both...
July 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683921/biology-mechanism-and-structure-of-enzymes-in-the-%C3%AE-d-phosphohexomutase-superfamily
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Kyle M Stiers, Andrew G Muenks, Lesa J Beamer
Enzymes in the α-d-phosphohexomutases superfamily catalyze the reversible conversion of phosphosugars, such as glucose 1-phosphate and glucose 6-phosphate. These reactions are fundamental to primary metabolism across the kingdoms of life and are required for a myriad of cellular processes, ranging from exopolysaccharide production to protein glycosylation. The subject of extensive mechanistic characterization during the latter half of the 20th century, these enzymes have recently benefitted from biophysical characterization, including X-ray crystallography, NMR, and hydrogen-deuterium exchange studies...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675806/the-future-perspective-metabolomics-in-laboratory-medicine-for-inborn-errors-of-metabolism
#14
REVIEW
Yana Sandlers
Metabolomics can be described as a simultaneous and comprehensive analysis of small molecules in a biological sample. Recent technological and bioinformatics advances have facilitated large-scale metabolomic studies in many areas, including inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs). Despite significant improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of some IEMs, it is still challenging to understand how genetic variation affects disease progression and susceptibility. In addition, a search for new more personalized therapies and a growing demand for tools to monitor the long-term metabolic effects of existing therapies set the stage for metabolomics integration in preclinical and clinical studies...
June 15, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673276/worldwide-view-of-nephropathic-cystinosis-results-from-a-survey-from-30-countries
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Aurélia Bertholet-Thomas, Julien Berthiller, Velibor Tasic, Behrouz Kassai, Hasan Otukesh, Marcella Greco, Jochen Ehrich, Rejane de Paula Bernardes, Georges Deschênes, Sally-Ann Hulton, Michel Fischbach, Kenza Soulami, Bassam Saeed, Ehsan Valavi, Carlos Jose Cobenas, Bülent Hacihamdioglu, Gabrielle Weiler, Pierre Cochat, Justine Bacchetta
BACKGROUND: Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare inherited metabolic disorder leading to progressive renal failure and extra-renal comorbidity. The prognosis relies on early adherence to cysteamine treatment and symptomatic therapies. Developing nations [DiN] experience many challenges for management of cystinosis. The aim of this study was to assess the management characteristics in DiN compared with developed nations [DeN]. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent between April 2010 and May 2011 to 87 members of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, in 50 countries...
July 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670513/in-vitro-generated-hepatocyte-like-cells-a-novel-tool-in-regenerative-medicine-and-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Kobra Zakikhan, Behshad Pournasr, Massoud Vosough, Marjan Nassiri-Asl
Hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) are generated from either various human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and embryonic stem cells (ESCs), or direct cell conversion, mesenchymal stem cells as well as other stem cells like gestational tissues. They provide potential cell sources for biomedical applications. Liver transplantation is the gold standard treatment for the patients with end stage liver disease, but there are many obstacles limiting this process, like insufficient number of donated healthy livers...
July 2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657663/next-generation-deep-sequencing-corrects-diagnostic-pitfalls-of-traditional-molecular-approach-in-a-patient-with-prenatal-onset-of-pompe-disease
#17
Anne Chun-Hui Tsai, Yu-Wen Hung, Cary Harding, David M Koeller, Jing Wang, Lee-Jun C Wong
Pompe disease is a rare inherited metabolic disorder of glycogen metabolism caused by mutations in the GAA gene, encoding the acid α-1,4 glucosidase. Successful diagnosis of Pompe disease is achieved by clinical and biochemical evaluation followed by confirmation with DNA testing. Here, we report a male infant with a prenatal onset of cardiac symptoms and enzyme testing consistent with Pompe disease, but DNA testing by Sanger sequencing revealed no pathogenic variants. Due to the strong indication from clinical, enzymatic, and histological studies (despite the absence of molecular confirmation by traditional Sanger sequencing), enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Pompe disease was initiated...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656971/dietary-patterns-cost-and-compliance-with-low-protein-diet-of-phenylketonuria-and-other-inherited-metabolic-diseases
#18
T Mlčoch, R Puda, P Ješina, M Lhotáková, Š Štěrbová, T Doležal
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Phenylketonuria (PKU) and several other inherited metabolic diseases (IMD) require a lifelong low-protein diet (LPD), otherwise they lead to many health complications. LPDs, however, carry a significant economic burden for patients and their families. The objective of this study was to explore the costs of low-protein foods (LPFs) necessary for LPD as well as dietary patterns and compliance towards an LPD. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A detailed questionnaire was created in cooperation with National Association of PKU and other IMD (NSPKU), and consequently sent to all NSPKU members treated with an LPD (n=303)...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653383/hyperoxaluria-hyperglycoluria-and-renal-oxalosis-in-gilbert-s-potoroos-potorous-gilbertii
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D Forshaw, A M Horwitz, K Ellard, J A Friend, L Greed, M Metz
CASE REPORT: Six Gilbert's potoroos (Potorous gilbertii) in a captive colony, five of which were closely related, died or were euthanased with severe renal disease. Clinical signs were mostly non-specific. Renal calculi were seen on ultrasound of two affected potoroos and oxalate crystalluria was seen in two of three affected potoroos that had urine samples examined. Necropsies revealed extensive severe renal oxalosis in all affected potoroos. These findings and markedly increased concentrations of glycolate in the urine of the four affected potoroos for which it was measured, confirmed a disorder of oxalate metabolism and suggested a condition similar to primary hyperoxaluria type 1 in humans...
July 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642858/pathological-fracture-of-femoral-neck-leading-to-a-diagnosis-of-wilson-s-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
Nishit Bhatnagar, Purushotham Lingaiah, Jeetendra Singh Lodhi, Yugal Karkhur
Wilson's disease (WD) is a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism. It chiefly has hepatic, neurological and ophthalmic manifestations. Although osteoporosis, rickets and early arthritis are common features of WD, they are under-recognized. Musculoskeletal manifestations very rarely lead to diagnosis of the disease. Here we present a case of a 12-year-old girl who presented with a 3-month-old pathological fracture of neck of femur. WD was diagnosed on investigating the cause of the pathological fracture, which was managed by performing a conventional McMurray's intertrochanteric osteotomy...
May 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
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