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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812418/neurotoxicity-of-cgmp-in-the-vertebrate-retina-from-the-initial-research-on-rd-mutant-mice-to-zebrafish-genetic-approaches
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Maria Iribarne, Ichiro Masai
Zebrafish are an excellent animal model for research on vertebrate development and human diseases. Sophisticated genetic tools including large-scale mutagenesis methodology make zebrafish useful for studying neuronal degenerative diseases. Here, we review zebrafish models of inherited ophthalmic diseases, focusing on cGMP metabolism in photoreceptors. cGMP is the second messenger of phototransduction, and abnormal cGMP levels are associated with photoreceptor death. cGMP concentration represents a balance between cGMP phosphodiesterase 6 (PDE6) and guanylate cyclase (GC) activities in photoreceptors...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808940/plasma-alpha-l-fucosidase-activity-in-chronic-inflammation-and-autoimmune-disorders-in-a-pediatric-cohort-of-hospitalized-patients
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Ildikó Endreffy, Geir Bjørklund, László Szerafin, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Mauricio A Urbina, Emőke Endreffy
Human α-fucosidase (EC 3.2.1.51) is an enzyme (hydrolase) of particular biological and medical interest, as the inherited deficiency in its activity leads to fucosidosis, a pathology belonging to severe glycoprotein lysosomal storage disorders. Although its importance has increased in latest years, data about its plasma level in children with inflammatory disorders are still lacking. In the present study, plasma activity of α-L-fucosidase-1 (FUCA-1) and its potential association with chronic inflammatory pathologies was evaluated in hospitalized individuals, both pediatric and adult ones...
August 14, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800070/pathogenesis-of-lafora-disease-transition-of-soluble-glycogen-to-insoluble-polyglucosan
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Mitchell A Sullivan, Silvia Nitschke, Martin Steup, Berge A Minassian, Felix Nitschke
Lafora disease (LD, OMIM #254780) is a rare, recessively inherited neurodegenerative disease with adolescent onset, resulting in progressive myoclonus epilepsy which is fatal usually within ten years of symptom onset. The disease is caused by loss-of-function mutations in either of the two genes EPM2A (laforin) or EPM2B (malin). It characteristically involves the accumulation of insoluble glycogen-derived particles, named Lafora bodies (LBs), which are considered neurotoxic and causative of the disease. The pathogenesis of LD is therefore centred on the question of how insoluble LBs emerge from soluble glycogen...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794150/peripheral-neuropathy-in-complex-inherited-diseases-an-approach-to-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Alexander M Rossor, Aisling S Carr, Helen Devine, Hoskote Chandrashekar, Ana Lara Pelayo-Negro, Davide Pareyson, Michael E Shy, Steven S Scherer, Mary M Reilly
Peripheral neuropathy is a common finding in patients with complex inherited neurological diseases and may be subclinical or a major component of the phenotype. This review aims to provide a clinical approach to the diagnosis of this complex group of patients by addressing key questions including the predominant neurological syndrome associated with the neuropathy, for example, spasticity, the type of neuropathy and the other neurological and non-neurological features of the syndrome. Priority is given to the diagnosis of treatable conditions...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766875/species-differences-in-renal-development-and-associated-developmental-nephrotoxicity
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REVIEW
Kendall S Frazier
The developing kidney is sensitive to both morphological and functional disturbances during the gestational and postnatal phases of growth and differentiation. Exposure to drugs or chemicals during these critical windows of renal development can result in aplasia, dysplasia, polycystic kidney disease, hydronephrosis, or other features characteristic of nephrotoxicity, including tubule dilation, necrosis, or mineralization. Functional effects can occur without associated morphological abnormalities. Differences in the timing of nephrogenesis and morphologic renal development among species help to explain specific phenotypes of various gestational and postnatal teratogens and nephrotoxins...
August 2, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766869/metabolic-structural-and-functional-alterations-in-patients-with-inherited-diseases-of-the-retina
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Margarita G Todorova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757096/clinical-effects-of-chemical-exposures-on-mitochondrial-function
#7
Zarazuela Zolkipli-Cunningham, Marni J Falk
Mitochondria are critical for the provision of ATP for cellular energy requirements. Tissue and organ functions are dependent on adequate ATP production, especially when energy demand is high. Mitochondria also play a role in a vast array of important biochemical pathways including apoptosis, generation and detoxification of reactive oxygen species, intracellular calcium regulation, steroid hormone and heme synthesis, and lipid metabolism. The complexity of mitochondrial structure and function facilitates its diverse roles but also enhances its vulnerability...
July 27, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755194/hereditary-tyrosinemia-type-1-in-turkey
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Ayse Cigdem Aktuglu-Zeybek, Ertugrul Kiykim, M Serif Cansever
Hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT1, OMIM 276700) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited inborn error of metabolism in the tyrosine catabolic pathway due to deficiency of the enzyme fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase. The clinical features of HT1 are widely heterogenous even within the same family members. Clinical features includes acute or chronic liver disease with increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, hypophosphatemic rickets due to renal tubular dysfunction, glomerulosclerosis, failure to thrive, neurological porphyria-like crisis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and hypoglycemia due to hyperinsulinism...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755193/hepatorenal-tyrosinemia-in-mexico-a-call-to-action
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Isabel Ibarra-González, Cecilia Ridaura-Sanz, Cynthia Fernández-Lainez, Sara Guillén-López, Leticia Belmont-Martínez, Marcela Vela-Amieva
Hepatorenal tyrosinemia is a treatable metabolic disease characterized by progressive liver failure, renal damage and pronounced coagulopathy. Its clinical diagnosis is difficult because of its low prevalence and heterogeneous symptoms. In developed countries, expanded newborn screening, based on succinylacetone quantification by tandem mass spectrometry, has been very valuable in the early detection of hepatorenal tyrosinemia, providing the opportunity for rapid treatment of affected patients. In developing countries without systematic expanded newborn screening, however, diagnosis and treatment of this disease remain major challenges, as genetic diseases in these countries are not a health priority and there are few referral centers for infants with inherited errors of metabolism...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753539/clinical-features-and-genotyping-of-patients-with-primary-carnitine-deficiency-identified-by-newborn-screening
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Yun Sun, Yan-Yun Wang, Tao Jiang
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to investigate clinical and gene mutation characteristics of primary carnitine deficiency (PCD) patients identified by newborn screening using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). METHODS: Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) was applied to screen inherited metabolic disease and seven patients with PCD were diagnosed among 62,568 samples. The SLC22A5 gene was detected by using diagnosis panel of genetic and metabolic diseases based on Ion Torrent Semiconductor Sequencing Technology...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748310/long-term-outcome-of-adenosine-deaminase-deficient-patients-a-single-center-experience
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Ori Scott, Vy Hong-Diep Kim, Brenda Reid, Anne Pham-Huy, Adelle R Atkinson, Alessandro Aiuti, Eyal Grunebaum
PURPOSE: Inherited defects in the adenosine deaminase (ADA) enzyme can cause severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) and systemic abnormalities. Management options for ADA-deficient patients include enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and gene therapy (GT). Here, we describe the long-term benefits of these treatments. METHODS: Survival, infections, systemic sequelae, and laboratory assessments were recorded for all ADA-deficient SCID patients, managed at a single center since 1985, who survived 5 or more years following treatment...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747541/obesity-a-serious-etiologic-factor-for-male-subfertility-in-modern-society
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Yue Liu, Zhide Ding
Obesity, defined as excessive accumulation of fat in adipose tissue, is a metabolic disorder resulting from behavioral, environmental and heritable causes. Such malfunction increases the risk of developing hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems, osteoarthritis and cancer. Meanwhile, the negative impact of obesity on male reproduction is gradually being recognized. According to clinical investigations and animal experiments, obesity is correlated with reductions in sperm concentration and motility, increases in sperm DNA damage and changes in reproductive hormonal levels...
July 26, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744758/gitelman-syndrome-an-analysis-of-the-underlying-pathophysiologic-mechanisms-of-acid-base-and-electrolyte-abnormalities
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REVIEW
T D Filippatos, C V Rizos, E Tzavella, M S Elisaf
Gitelman syndrome is the most common inherited tubular disease resulting from mutations of the SLC12A3 gene that encodes the thiazide-sensitive sodium-chloride cotransporter in the early distal convoluted tubules. The review presents the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms of acid-base and electrolyte abnormalities observed in patients with Gitelman syndrome. The syndrome is usually characterized by hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis in combination with hypomagnesemia and hypocalciuria. Additionally, increased chloride excretion and renin/aldosterone levels, hypophosphatemia (occasionally), hyponatremia (rarely) and glucose intolerance/insulin resistance have been reported...
July 25, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741461/the-enzymatic-degradation-of-heparan-sulfate
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Laura Griffin, Tracey Gloster
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as heparan sulfate (HS) interact with a number of factors in the extracellular matrix (ECM) and as a consequence play a key role in the metabolic processes occurring within the cell. The dynamic synthesis and degradation of HS (and all GAGs) are necessary for ensuring that optimal chains are present for these functions. The degradation of HS begins at the cell surface and finishes in the lysosome, after which components can be recycled. Deficiencies or mutations in the lysosomal enzymes that process GAGs result in rare Mucopolysaccharidoses disorders (MPSs)...
July 24, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
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
#19
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
#20
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
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