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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811685/mutation-analyses-in-selected-exons-of-the-mut-gene-in-indian-patients-with-methylmalonic-acidemia
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Chandrawati Kumari, Seema Kapoor, Bijo Varughese, Sunil Kumar Pollipali, Siddarth Ramji
Deficiency or diminished activity of a cobalamin dependent enzyme methylmalonyl-CoA mutase causes inborn error of metabolism called methylmalonic acidemia (MMA). In this study we elucidated the spectrum of mutations in 21 Indian mut MMA patients by direct sequencing. Sequence analysis identified a total of 70 mutations in exon 2, 9, 11 and 12 of MUT gene. Out of which 26 mutations were predicted to be deleterious and rest were benign. The 23 novel mutations consist of four nonsense mutations (p.N6*, p.G539*, p...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796426/vitamin-d-levels-in-smith-lemli-opitz-syndrome
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Miyad Movassaghi, Simona Bianconi, Richard Feinn, Christopher A Wassif, Forbes D Porter
Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) is an autosomal recessive congenital malformation syndrome caused by mutations in the 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase gene. This inborn error of cholesterol synthesis leads to elevated concentrations of 7-dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC). 7-DHC also serves as the precursor for vitamin D synthesis. Limited data is available on vitamin D levels in individuals with SLOS. Due to elevated concentrations of 7-DHC, we hypothesized that vitamin D status would be abnormal and possibly reach toxic levels in patients with SLOS...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783042/inborn-errors-in-rna-polymerase-iii-underlie-severe-varicella-zoster-virus-infections
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Benson Ogunjimi, Shen-Ying Zhang, Katrine B Sørensen, Kristian A Skipper, Madalina Carter-Timofte, Gaspard Kerner, Stefanie Luecke, Thaneas Prabakaran, Yujia Cai, Josephina Meester, Esther Bartholomeus, Nikhita Ajit Bolar, Geert Vandeweyer, Charlotte Claes, Yasmine Sillis, Lazaro Lorenzo, Raffaele A Fiorenza, Soraya Boucherit, Charlotte Dielman, Steven Heynderickx, George Elias, Andrea Kurotova, Ann Vander Auwera, Lieve Verstraete, Lieven Lagae, Helene Verhelst, Anna Jansen, Jose Ramet, Arvid Suls, Evelien Smits, Berten Ceulemans, Lut Van Laer, Genevieve Plat Wilson, Jonas Kreth, Capucine Picard, Horst Von Bernuth, Joël Fluss, Stephane Chabrier, Laurent Abel, Geert Mortier, Sebastien Fribourg, Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Søren R Paludan, Trine H Mogensen
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) typically causes chickenpox upon primary infection. In rare cases, VZV can give rise to life-threatening disease in otherwise healthy people, but the immunological basis for this remains unexplained. We report 4 cases of acute severe VZV infection affecting the central nervous system or the lungs in unrelated, otherwise healthy children who are heterozygous for rare missense mutations in POLR3A (one patient), POLR3C (one patient), or both (two patients). POLR3A and POLR3C encode subunits of RNA polymerase III...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782989/longitudinal-modelling-of-the-exposure-of-young-uk-patients-with-pku-to-acesulfame-k-and-sucralose
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J Aaron O'Sullivan, Sandrine Pigat, Cian O'Mahony, Michael J Gibney, Aideen I McKevitt
Artificial sweeteners are used in protein substitutes intended for the dietary management of inborn errors of metabolism (Phenylketonuria, PKU) to improve the variety of medical foods available to patients and ensure dietary adherence to the prescribed course of dietary management. These patients can be exposed to artificial sweeteners from the combination of free and prescribed foods. Young children have a higher risk of exceeding acceptable daily intakes (ADI) for additives than adults due to higher food intakes per kg body weight...
August 7, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776279/asparagine-synthetase-deficiency-report-of-a-novel-mutation-and-review-of-literature
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Neerja Gupta, Vishal Vishnu Tewari, Manoj Kumar, Nitika Langeh, Aditi Gupta, Pallavi Mishra, Punit Kaur, Vedam Ramprasad, Sakthivel Murugan, Reema Kumar, Manisha Jana, Madhulika Kabra
Asparagine synthetase deficiency is a rare inborn error of metabolism caused by a defect in ASNS, a gene encoding asparagine synthetase. It manifests with a severe neurological phenotype manifesting as severe developmental delay, congenital microcephaly, spasticity and refractory seizures. To date, nineteen patients from twelve unrelated families have been identified. Majority of the mutations are missense and nonsense mutations in homozygous or compound heterozygous state. We add another case from India which harbored a novel homozygous missense variation in exon 11 and compare the current case with previously reported cases...
August 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771436/applying-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-to-dried-blood-spot-specimens-from-suspicious-cases-identified-by-tandem-mass-spectrometry-based-newborn-screening
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Jicheng Qian, Xiaonan Wang, Jia Liu, Junyuan Zhong, Yanqun Le, Laurent C A Melchior Tellier, Chao Liu, Pingping Jiang, Rui Gao, Yuan Wang
BACKGROUND: Tandem mass spectrometry (TMS)-based newborn screening has been proven successful as one of the public healthcare programs, although the practicability has not yet been specifically addressed. METHODS: Sixty residual dried blood spot (DBS) specimens from confirmation/diagnosis-insufficient cases discovered by TMS screening were analyzed by targeted next generation sequencing (TNGS) assay. RESULTS: In total, 26, 11, 9, and 14 cases were diagnosed as positive, high risk, low risk, and negative, respectively...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766503/could-biochemistry-lab-alert-for-low-alkaline-phosphatase-prompt-diagnosis-of-hypophosphatasia
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Asma Deeb, Elfatih Abubaker
OBJECTIVE: Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is an inborn error of metabolism with significant morbidity and mortality. Its presentation is non-specific leading to delay or missed diagnosis. Low ALP is a diagnostic test. Unlike high ALP, low level is commonly un-flagged by laboratories as abnormal. A new treatment has proved to be effective in HPP. We aim to study frequency of flagging of low ALP level by laboratory and the clinical manifestations of patients presenting with low ALP for a possible diagnosis of HPP...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763295/contamination-of-dried-blood-spots-an-underestimated-risk-in-newborn-screening
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Theresa Winter, Anja Lange, Anke Hannemann, Matthias Nauck, Cornelia Müller
BACKGROUND: Newborn screening (NBS) is an established screening procedure in many countries worldwide, aiming at the early detection of inborn errors of metabolism. For decades, dried blood spots have been the standard specimen for NBS. The procedure of blood collection is well described and standardized and includes many critical pre-analytical steps. We examined the impact of contamination of some anticipated common substances on NBS results obtained from dry spot samples. This possible pre-analytical source of uncertainty has been poorly examined in the past...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760228/role-of-mass-spectrometry-in-clinical-endocrinology
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REVIEW
Siva S Ketha, Ravinder J Singh, Hemamalini Ketha
The advent of mass spectrometry into the clinical laboratory has led to an improvement in clinical management of several endocrine diseases. Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry found some of its first clinical applications in the diagnosis of inborn errors of metabolism, in quantitative steroid analysis, and in drug analysis laboratories. Mass spectrometry assays offer analytical sensitivity and specificity that is superior to immunoassays for many analytes. This article highlights several areas of clinical endocrinology that have witnessed the use of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry to improve clinical outcomes...
September 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755195/from-weed-killer-to-wonder-drug
#10
Edward A Lock
The discovery that a natural product leptospermone had herbicidal activity formed the starting point for chemical synthesis to find more activity and selectivity. A series of molecules called triketones were found to possess good activity and 2-(2-nitro-4-trifluoromethylbenzoyl)-cyclohexane-1,3-dione (NTBC) was selected for toxicology testing. NTBC fed at low doses to rats and dogs caused keratopathy, which on cessation of the diet recovered. Mice, rabbits and monkeys fed NTBC did not show this response. Research discovered that NTBC caused tyrosinaemia which was due to inhibition of the enzyme 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase in both mammals and plants thereby finding a novel target for killing plants...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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/28755181/biochemical-and-clinical-aspects-of-hereditary-tyrosinemia-type-1
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Geneviève Morrow, Robert M Tanguay
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) are a group of diseases involving a genetic defect that alters a metabolic pathway and that presents usually during infancy. The tyrosine degradation pathway contains five enzymes, four of which being associated with IEMs. The most severe metabolic disorder associated with this catabolic pathway is hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT1; OMIM 276700). HT1 is an autosomal recessive disease caused by a deficiency of fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase (FAH), the last enzyme of the tyrosine catabolic pathway...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752386/glycolate-oxidase-deficiency-in-a-patient-with-congenital-hyperinsulinism-and-unexplained-hyperoxaluria
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Oliver Clifford-Mobley, Gill Rumsby, Swati Kanodia, Mohammed Didi, Richard Holt, Senthil Senniappan
BACKGROUND: A baby girl was born at 39 weeks gestation to consanguineous Asian parents. From day 1 of life she had severe hypoglycaemia with an inappropriately elevated insulin concentration consistent with congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI), confirmed by the finding of a homozygous mutation in ABCC8 (encoding the sulfonylurea receptor 1). CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: Urine organic acid analysis showed an incidentally elevated excretion of glycolate. Whilst this was unlikely to contribute to the hypoglycaemia, hyperglycolic aciduria is a known feature of primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1); therefore oxalate was also measured in urine and found to be elevated...
July 27, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749998/lc-ms-ms-multiplex-analysis-of-lysosphingolipids-in-plasma-and-amniotic-fluid-a-novel-tool-for-the-screening-of-sphingolipidoses-and-niemann-pick-type-c-disease
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Magali Pettazzoni, Roseline Froissart, Cécile Pagan, Marie T Vanier, Séverine Ruet, Philippe Latour, Nathalie Guffon, Alain Fouilhoux, Dominique P Germain, Thierry Levade, Christine Vianey-Saban, Monique Piraud, David Cheillan
BACKGROUND: The biological diagnosis of sphingolipidoses currently relies on the measurement of specific enzymatic activities and/or genetic studies. Lysosphingolipids have recently emerged as potential biomarkers of sphingolipidoses and Niemann-Pick type C in plasma. METHODOLOGY: We developed a sensitive and specific method enabling the simultaneous quantification of lysosphingolipids by LC-MS/MS: lysoglobotriaosylceramide for Fabry disease, lysohexosylceramide (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749473/slc39a8-deficiency-biochemical-correction-and-major-clinical-improvement-by-manganese-therapy
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Julien H Park, Max Hogrebe, Manfred Fobker, Renate Brackmann, Barbara Fiedler, Janine Reunert, Stephan Rust, Konstantinos Tsiakas, René Santer, Marianne Grüneberg, Thorsten Marquardt
PurposeSLC39A8 deficiency is a severe inborn error of metabolism that is caused by impaired function of manganese metabolism in humans. Mutations in SLC39A8 lead to impaired function of the manganese transporter ZIP8 and thus manganese deficiency. Due to the important role of Mn(2+) as a cofactor for a variety of enzymes, the resulting phenotype is complex and severe. The manganese-dependence of β-1,4-galactosyltransferases leads to secondary hypoglycosylation, making SLC39A8 deficiency both a disorder of trace element metabolism and a congenital disorder of glycosylation...
July 27, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748194/recurrent-metatarsal-fractures-in-postmenopausal-woman-with-low-serum-alkaline-phosphatase-a-rare-diagnosis-not-to-miss
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Umair Iqbal, Hafsa Anwar, Ahmad Chaudhary, Madiha Alvi, Amy Freeth
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare inborn error of metabolism due to a loss-of-function mutation in the gene for tissue nonspecific isoenzyme of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) that results in low levels of ALP. The clinical presentation of HPP is variable and in adults can easily be misdiagnosed as other forms of osteomalacia. We present a case of a 53-year-old Caucasian female who was evaluated for recurrent metatarsal fractures. She reported her first metatarsal fracture at age 21, and since then had at least 8 more metatarsal fractures over her lifetime, most without injury other than weight bearing...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748147/confirmation-that-mat1a-p-ala259val-mutation-causes-autosomal-dominant-hypermethioninemia
#17
Michael J Muriello, Sarah Viall, Teodoro Bottiglieri, Kristina Cusmano-Ozog, Carlos R Ferreira
Methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT) I/III deficiency is an inborn error of metabolism caused by mutations in MAT1A, encoding the catalytic subunit of MAT responsible for the synthesis of S-adenosylmethionine, and is characterized by persistent hypermethioninemia. While historically considered a recessive disorder, a milder autosomal dominant form of MAT I/III deficiency occurs, though only the most common mutation p.Arg264His has ample evidence to prove dominant inheritance. We report a case of hypermethioninemia caused by the p...
December 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742244/novel-prps1-gain-of-function-mutation-in-a-patient-with-congenital-hyperuricemia-and-facial-anomalies
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Joseph Porrmann, Elitza Betcheva-Krajcir, Nataliya Di Donato, Anne-Karin Kahlert, Jens Schallner, Andreas Rump, Evelin Schröck, Doreen Dobritzsch, Jeroen Roelofsen, André B P van Kuilenburg, Andreas Tzschach
Phosphoribosylpyrophosphate synthetase (PRPPS) superactivity (OMIM 300661) is a rare inborn error of purine metabolism that is caused by gain-of-function mutations in the X-chromosomal gene PRPS1 (Xq22.3). Clinical characteristics include congenital hyperuricemia and hyperuricosuria, gouty arthritis, urolithiasis, developmental delay, hypotonia, recurrent infections, short stature, and hearing loss. Only eight families with PRPPS superactivity and PRPS1 gain-of-function mutations have been reported to date...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739202/the-relationship-between-dietary-intake-growth-and-body-composition-in-phenylketonuria
#19
Maureen Evans, Helen Truby, Avihu Boneh
AIM: Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inborn error of protein metabolism that results from perturbation in phenylalanine hydroxylase activity leading to elevated blood levels of phenylalanine (phe). We aimed to explore the relationships between dietary patterns (total-protein, natural-protein, amino-acid formula), and the ratio of protein to energy intake with growth and body composition. METHOD: Longitudinal prospective data (1-6 measurements) of growth, dietary intake and body composition in patients treated with phe-restricted diet only (D-PKU; n=32), and tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4)±phe-restricted diet (BH4-PKU; n=5) were collected over a two-year period...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735490/measurement-of-oncometabolites-d-2-hydroxyglutaric-acid-and-l-2-hydroxyglutaric-acid
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Patricia M Jones, Richard Boriack, Eduard A Struys, Dinesh Rakheja
We describe a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry assay for measurement of D-2-hydroxyglutaric acid and L-2-hydroxyglutaric acid. These metabolites are increased in specific inborn errors of metabolism and are now recognized as oncometabolites. The measurement of D-2-hydroxyglutarate in peripheral blood may be used as a biomarker for screening and follow-up of patients with IDH-mutated acute myeloid leukemia.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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