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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775996/interplay-between-adenylate-metabolizing-enzymes-and-amp-activated-protein-kinase
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REVIEW
Marcella Camici, Simone Allegrini, Maria Grazia Tozzi
Purine nucleotides are involved in a variety of cellular functions, such as energy storage and transfer, and signalling, in addition to being the precursors of nucleic acids and cofactors of many biochemical reactions. They can be generated through two separate pathways, the de novo biosynthesis pathway and the salvage pathway. De novo purine biosynthesis leads to the formation of IMP, from which the adenylate and guanylate pools are generated by two additional steps. The salvage pathways utilize hypoxanthine, guanine and adenine to generate the corresponding mononucleotides...
May 18, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768383/treatable-massive-pericardial-effusion-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-an-infant-with-a-novel-homozygous-acadvl-mutation-a-case-report
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Yoo-Mi Kim, Geena Kim, Hoon Ko, Han-Wook Yoo, Hyoung Doo Lee
RATIONALE: Infantile-onset hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCMP) should be considered a largely genetic condition, although its onset is most often triggered by infection. Very long chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (VLCAD) deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive inborn error of mitochondrial fatty acid β-oxidation that often causes severe cardiomyopathy and/or sudden death during the neonatal period. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we report an infant with VLCAD deficiency who presented with severe cardiac manifestations, including massive pericardial effusion and HCMP...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767814/inborn-errors-of-coenzyme-a-metabolism-and-neurodegeneration
#3
Ivano Di Meo, Miryam Carecchio, Valeria Tiranti
Two inborn errors of coenzyme A (CoA) metabolism are responsible for distinct forms of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA), a heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative diseases having as a common denominator iron accumulation mainly in the inner portion of globus pallidus. Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN), an autosomal recessive disorder with progressive impairment of movement, vision and cognition, is the most common form of NBIA and is caused by mutations in the pantothenate kinase 2 gene (PANK2), coding for a mitochondrial enzyme, which phosphorylates vitamin B5 in the first reaction of the CoA biosynthetic pathway...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757724/neuroimaging-findings-of-organic-acidemias-and-aminoacidopathies
#4
Nihaal Reddy, Sonia F Calloni, Hilary J Vernon, Eugen Boltshauser, Thierry A G M Huisman, Bruno P Soares
Although individual cases of inherited metabolic disorders are rare, overall they account for a substantial number of disorders affecting the central nervous system. Organic acidemias and aminoacidopathies include a variety of inborn errors of metabolism that are caused by defects in the intermediary metabolic pathways of carbohydrates, amino acids, and fatty acid oxidation. These defects can lead to the abnormal accumulation of organic acids and amino acids in multiple organs, including the brain. Early diagnosis is mandatory to initiate therapy and prevent permanent long-term neurologic impairments or death...
May 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754768/mutations-in-ppcs-encoding-phosphopantothenoylcystein-synthetase-cause-autosomal-recessive-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Arcangela Iuso, Marit Wiersma, Hans-Joachim Schüller, Ben Pode-Shakked, Dina Marek-Yagel, Mathias Grigat, Thomas Schwarzmayr, Riccardo Berutti, Bader Alhaddad, Bart Kanon, Nicola A Grzeschik, Jürgen G Okun, Zeev Perles, Yishay Salem, Ortal Barel, Amir Vardi, Marina Rubinshtein, Tal Tirosh, Gal Dubnov-Raz, Ana C Messias, Caterina Terrile, Iris Barshack, Alex Volkov, Camilla Avivi, Eran Eyal, Elisa Mastantuono, Muhamad Kumbar, Shachar Abudi, Matthias Braunisch, Tim M Strom, Thomas Meitinger, Georg F Hoffmann, Holger Prokisch, Tobias B Haack, Bianca J J M Brundel, Dorothea Haas, Ody C M Sibon, Yair Anikster
Coenzyme A (CoA) is an essential metabolic cofactor used by around 4% of cellular enzymes. Its role is to carry and transfer acetyl and acyl groups to other molecules. Cells can synthesize CoA de novo from vitamin B5 (pantothenate) through five consecutive enzymatic steps. Phosphopantothenoylcystein synthetase (PPCS) catalyzes the second step of the pathway during which phosphopantothenate reacts with ATP and cysteine to form phosphopantothenoylcystein. Inborn errors of CoA biosynthesis have been implicated in neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA), a group of rare neurological disorders characterized by accumulation of iron in the basal ganglia and progressive neurodegeneration...
May 3, 2018: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754192/gastrointestinal-disorders-associated-with-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases
#6
REVIEW
Stella Hartono, Michelina Rosa Ippoliti, Maria Mastroianni, Ricardo Torres, Nicholas L Rider
There are now 354 inborn errors of immunity (primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDDs)) with 344 distinct molecular etiologies reported according to the International Union of Immunological Sciences (IUIS) (Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11: p. 1050-63, 2013, Semin Gastrointest Dis 8: p. 22-32, 1997, J Clin Immunol 38: p. 96-128, 2018). Using the IUIS document as a reference and cross-checking PubMed ( www.ncbi.nlm.nih.pubmed.gov ), we found that approximately one third of the 354 diseases of impaired immunity have a gastrointestinal component [J Clin Immunol 38: p...
May 13, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743968/altered-redox-homeostasis-in-branched-chain-amino-acid-disorders-organic-acidurias-and-homocystinuria
#7
REVIEW
Eva Richard, Lorena Gallego-Villar, Ana Rivera-Barahona, Alfonso Oyarzábal, Belén Pérez, Pilar Rodríguez-Pombo, Lourdes R Desviat
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) are a group of monogenic disorders characterized by dysregulation of the metabolic networks that underlie development and homeostasis. Emerging evidence points to oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction as major contributors to the multiorgan alterations observed in several IEMs. The accumulation of toxic metabolites in organic acidurias, respiratory chain, and fatty acid oxidation disorders inhibits mitochondrial enzymes and processes resulting in elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736696/status-of-newborn-screening-and-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-in-india
#8
Seema Kapoor, B K Thelma
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) are a heterogeneous group of genetic disorders that cause significant neonatal and infant mortality. Expanded newborn screening which detects these disorders at birth is the standard preventive strategy in most countries. Prospective studies to evaluate the impact of these in the Indian population are lacking. The imminent need to address this lacuna warrants a review of available pan India data, as well as efforts for a carefully conducted prospective assessment of the burden of IEM...
May 7, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735120/movement-disorders-and-neurometabolic-diseases
#9
Celanie K Christensen, Laurence Walsh
Many inherited metabolic diseases or inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) cause movement disorders in children. This review focuses on chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, tremor, and parkinsonism. Broad neurometabolic categories commonly responsible for pediatric movement disorders include mitochondrial cytopathies, organic acidemias, mineral metabolism and transport disorders, neurotransmitter diseases, purine metabolism abnormalities, lipid storage conditions, and creatine metabolism dysfunction. Each movement disorder can be caused by many IEM and several of them can cause multiple movement abnormalities...
April 2018: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731766/expanded-newborn-screening-for-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-and-genetic-characteristics-in-a-chinese-population
#10
Kejian Guo, Xuan Zhou, Xigui Chen, Yili Wu, Chuanxin Liu, Qingsheng Kong
The incidence of inborn errors of metabolisms (IEMs) varies dramatically in different countries and regions. Expanded newborn screening for IEMs by tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) is an efficient approach for early diagnosis and presymptomatic treatment to prevent severe permanent sequelae and death. To determine the characteristics of IEMs and IEMs-associated mutations in newborns in Jining area, China, 48,297 healthy neonates were recruited for expanded newborn screening by MS/MS. The incidence of IEMs was 1/1178 in Jining, while methylmalonic acidemia, phenylketonuria, and primary carnitine deficiency ranked the top 3 of all detected IEMs...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731008/molecular-classification-of-primary-immunodeficiencies-of-t-lymphocytes
#11
William A Comrie, Michael J Lenardo
Proper regulation of the immune system is required for protection against pathogens and preventing autoimmune disorders. Inborn errors of the immune system due to inherited or de novo germline mutations can lead to the loss of protective immunity, aberrant immune homeostasis, and the development of autoimmune disease, or combinations of these. Forward genetic screens involving clinical material from patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) can vary in severity from life-threatening disease affecting multiple cell types and organs to relatively mild disease with susceptibility to a limited range of pathogens or mild autoimmune conditions...
2018: Advances in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721916/integration-of-genomics-and-metabolomics-for-prioritization-of-rare-disease-variants-a-2018-literature-review
#12
Emma Graham, Jessica Lee, Magda Price, Maja Tarailo-Graovac, Allison Matthews, Udo Engelke, Jeffrey Tang, Leo A J Kluijtmans, Ron A Wevers, Wyeth W Wasserman, Clara D M van Karnebeek, Sara Mostafavi
Many inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) are amenable to treatment; therefore, early diagnosis and treatment is imperative. Despite recent advances, the genetic basis of many metabolic phenotypes remains unknown. For discovery purposes, whole exome sequencing (WES) variant prioritization coupled with clinical and bioinformatics expertise is the primary method used to identify novel disease-causing variants; however, causation is often difficult to establish due to the number of plausible variants. Integrated analysis of untargeted metabolomics (UM) and WES or whole genome sequencing (WGS) data is a promising systematic approach for identifying disease-causing variants...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721915/clinical-biochemical-and-molecular-overview-of-transaldolase-deficiency-and-evaluation-of-the-endocrine-function-update-of-34-patients
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M Williams, V Valayannopoulos, R Altassan, W K Chung, A C Heijboer, W T Keng, R Lapatto, P McClean, M F Mulder, A Tylki-Szymańska, M J E Walenkamp, M Alfadhel, H Alakeel, G S Salomons, W Eyaid, M M C Wamelink
BACKGROUND: Transaldolase deficiency (TALDO-D) is a rare autosomal recessive inborn error of the pentose phosphate pathway. Since its first description in 2001, several case reports have been published, but there has been no comprehensive overview of phenotype, genotype, and phenotype-genotype correlation. METHODS: We performed a retrospective questionnaire and literature study of clinical, biochemical, and molecular data of 34 patients from 25 families with proven TALDO-D...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720407/diagnostic-potential-of-stored-dried-blood-spots-for-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-a-metabolic-autopsy-of-medium-chain-acyl-coa-dehydrogenase-deficiency
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Noriyuki Kaku, Kenji Ihara, Yuichiro Hirata, Kenji Yamada, Sooyoung Lee, Hikaru Kanemasa, Yoshitomo Motomura, Haruhisa Baba, Tamami Tanaka, Yasunari Sakai, Yoshihiko Maehara, Shouichi Ohga
AIM: It is estimated that 1-5% of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases might be caused by undiagnosed inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs); however, the postmortem identification of IEMs remains difficult. This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of dried blood spots (DBSs) stored after newborn screening tests as a metabolic autopsy to determine the causes of death in infants and children who died suddenly and unexpectedly. METHODS: Infants or toddlers who had suddenly died without a definite diagnosis between July 2008 and December 2012 at Kyushu University Hospital in Japan were enrolled in this study...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709707/consequences-of-mutations-and-inborn-errors-of-selenoprotein-biosynthesis-and-functions
#15
REVIEW
Noelia Fradejas-Villar
In its 200 years of history, selenium has been defined first as a toxic element and finally as a micronutrient. Selenium is incorporated into selenoproteins as selenocysteine (Sec), the 21st proteinogenic amino acid codified by a stop codon. Specific biosynthetic factors recode UGA stop codon as Sec. The significance of selenoproteins in human health is manifested through the identification of patients with inborn errors in selenoproteins or their biosynthetic factors. Selenoprotein N-related myopathy was the first disease identified due to mutations in a selenoprotein gene...
April 27, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705274/early-onset-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-presenting-as-secondary-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-two-infants-treated-with-sebelipase-alfa
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Ermelinda Santos Silva, Maja Klaudel-Dreszler, Agnieska Bakuła, Teresa Oliva, Tereza Sousa, Paula Cristina Fernandes, Anna Tylki-Szymańska, Elena Kamenets, Esmeralda Martins, Piotr Socha
Two unrelated infants were diagnosed with and initially treated for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), but progressed to cholestasis and liver failure. Early onset lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (EO-LAL-D) was suspected due to lymphocytes with cytoplasmic vacuolation and/or adrenal calcifications and confirmed by enzymatic and genetic analysis. Enzyme replacement therapy with sebelipase alfa was implemented, but both children died, despite initial improvement. Since this inborn error of metabolism progresses rapidly in infants, early diagnosis is crucial, and appropriate treatment should be started as soon as possible...
April 25, 2018: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703962/truncating-mutations-of-hibch-tend-to-cause-severe-phenotypes-in-cases-with-hibch-deficiency-a-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
#17
Hu Tan, Xin Chen, Weigang Lv, Siyuan Linpeng, Desheng Liang, Lingqian Wu
3-hydroxyisobutryl-CoA hydrolase (HIBCH) deficiency is a rare inborn error of valine metabolism characterized by neurodegenerative symptoms and caused by recessive mutations in the HIBCH gene. In this study, utilizing whole exome sequencing, we identified two novel splicing mutations of HIBCH (c.304+3A>G; c.1010_1011+3delTGGTA) in a Chinese patient with characterized neurodegenerative features of HIBCH deficiency and bilateral syndactyly which was not reported in previous studies. Functional tests showed that both of these two mutations destroyed the normal splicing and reduced the expression of HIBCH protein...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701277/review-article-therapeutic-bile-acids-and-the-risks-for-hepatotoxicity
#18
REVIEW
K Ashby, E E Navarro Almario, W Tong, J Borlak, R Mehta, M Chen
BACKGROUND: Bile acids play important roles in cholesterol metabolism and signal through farnesoid X receptor and G protein-coupled receptors. Given their importance in liver biology, bile acid therapy enables therapeutic applications beyond the treatment of cholestatic liver disease. However, predicting hepatotoxicity of bile acids in humans is obscured due to inconsistent extrapolations of animal data to humans. AIM: To review the evidence that could explain discordant bile acids hepatotoxicity observed in humans and animals...
April 27, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696051/are-there-neurological-symptoms-in-type-1-of-gaucher-disease
#19
Mohammadreza Alaei, Narjes Jafari, Farzaneh Rohani, Farzad Ahmadabadi, Rezvan Azadi
Objective: Gaucher disease (GD) is a rare inborn error of metabolism, classified as a lipid storage disorders. This disease is caused by a deficiency in glucocerebrosidase enzyme. It has been classified according to the presence or absence of neurological symptoms into the following types: type 1 non-neuropathic, type 2 acute infantile neuropathic and type 3 or chronic neuropathic. We evaluated neurological symptoms in patients with GD1 and GD3 and compared both of these groups. Materials & Methods: Eleven patients were identified according to their clinical presentation and the presence of disease confirmed by genetic testing, from 2006-2016, at the Mofid Children Hospital Clinic, Tehran, Iran...
2018: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681447/acute-pancreatitis-in-a-patient-with-maple-syrup-urine-disease-a-management-paradox
#20
Nina B Gold, Jennifer A Blumenthal, Ann E Wessel, Deborah R Stein, Adam Scott, Victor L Fox, Amy Turner, Amy Kritzer, Farrah Rajabi, Katherine Peeler, Wen-Hann Tan
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an inborn error of metabolism that causes elevated leucine in the setting of acute illnesses. We describe an 8-year-old boy with MSUD who developed acute pancreatitis and subsequent leucinosis. This case highlights the complexities of fluid management in patients with MSUD.
April 19, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
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