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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352661/mechanistic-insights-into-the-genetics-of-affective-psychosis-from-prader-willi-syndrome
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REVIEW
Lucie C S Aman, Katherine E Manning, Joyce E Whittington, Anthony J Holland
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are common, severe, and disabling psychotic disorders, which are difficult to research. We argue that the genetically determined neurodevelopmental disorder Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), which is associated with a high risk of affective psychotic illness, can provide a window into genetic mechanisms and associated neural pathways. People with PWS can all show non-psychotic psychopathology and problem behaviours, but the prevalence of psychotic illness differs markedly by genetic subtype; people with PWS due to chromosome 15 maternal uniparental disomy have higher prevalence of psychotic illness compared with patients with PWS due to 15q11-13 deletions of paternal origin...
January 15, 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352010/genetics-of-syndromic-and-non-syndromic-mitral-valve-prolapse
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REVIEW
Thierry Le Tourneau, Jean Mérot, Antoine Rimbert, Solena Le Scouarnec, Vincent Probst, Hervé Le Marec, Robert A Levine, Jean-Jacques Schott
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common condition that affects 2%-3% of the general population. MVP is thought to include syndromic forms such as Marfan syndrome and non-syndromic MVP, which is the most frequent form. Myxomatous degeneration and fibroelastic deficiency (FED) are regarded as two different forms of non-syndromic MVP. While FED is still considered a degenerative disease associated with ageing, frequent familial clustering has been demonstrated for myxomatous MVP. Familial and genetic studies led to the recognition of reduced penetrance and large phenotypic variability, and to the identification of prodromal or atypical forms as a part of the complex spectrum of the disease...
January 19, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351919/high-yield-of-pathogenic-germline-mutations-causative-or-likely-causative-of-the-cancer-phenotype-in-selected-children-with-cancer
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Illja Diets, Esmé Waanders, Marjolijn J L Ligtenberg, Diede van Bladel, Eveline J Kamping, Peter M Hoogerbrugge, Saskia Hopman, Maran J W Olderode-Berends, Erica H Gerkes, David Koolen, Carlo Marcelis, Gijs We Santen, Martine van Belzen, Dylan Mordaunt, Lesley McGregor, Elizabeth Thompson, Antonis Kattamis, Agata Pastorczak, Wojciech Mlynarski, Denisa Ilencikova, Anneke Vulto-van Silfhout, Thatjana Gardeitchik, E S J M de Bont, Jan Loeffen, Anja Wagner, Arjen R Mensenkamp, Roland P Kuiper, Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, Marjolijn Jongmans
PURPOSE: In many children with cancer and characteristics suggestive of a genetic predisposition syndrome, the genetic cause is still unknown. We studied the yield of pathogenic mutations by applying whole exome sequencing on a selected cohort of children with cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: To identify mutations in known and novel cancer predisposing genes, we performed trio-based whole exome sequencing on germline DNA of 40 selected children and their parents. These children were diagnosed with cancer and had at least one of the following features: (1) intellectual disability and/or congenital anomalies, (2) multiple malignancies, (3) family history of cancer or (4) an adult type of cancer...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351737/identifying-genome-wide-immune-gene-variation-underlying-infectious-disease-in-wildlife-populations-a-next-generation-sequencing-approach-in-the-gopher-tortoise
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Jean P Elbers, Mary B Brown, Sabrina S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Infectious disease is the single greatest threat to taxa such as amphibians (chytrid fungus), bats (white nose syndrome), Tasmanian devils (devil facial tumor disease), and black-footed ferrets (canine distemper virus, plague). Although understanding the genetic basis to disease susceptibility is important for the long-term persistence of these groups, most research has been limited to major-histocompatibility and Toll-like receptor genes. To better understand the genetic basis of infectious disease susceptibility in a species of conservation concern, we sequenced all known/predicted immune response genes (i...
January 19, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351663/mini-review-can-non-human-leucocyte-antigen-genes-determine-susceptibility-to-severe-dengue-syndromes
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Dorothy Ng, Aparna Ghosh, Mark Jit, Suranjith L Seneviratne
Dengue viral infections are endemic or epidemic in virtually all tropical countries. Among individuals infected with the dengue virus, severe dengue syndromes (i.e., dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndromes) tend to affect only some and this may be due to a combination of host genetic susceptibility and viral factors. In this review article we analyse and discuss the present knowledge of non-human leucocyte antigen host genetic susceptibility to severe dengue syndromes. The relevance of genetic polymorphisms in the pathways of antigen recognition, uptake, processing and presentation, activation of interferon α responses, mast cell and complement activation and T cell activation and dengue disease severity has been reviewed and analysed...
January 17, 2018: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351346/the-congenital-heart-disease-genetic-network-study-cohort-description
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Thanh T Hoang, Elizabeth Goldmuntz, Amy E Roberts, Wendy K Chung, Jennie K Kline, John E Deanfield, Alessandro Giardini, Adolfo Aleman, Bruce D Gelb, Meghan Mac Neal, George A Porter, Richard Kim, Martina Brueckner, Richard P Lifton, Sharon Edman, Stacy Woyciechowski, Laura E Mitchell, A J Agopian
The Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium (PCGC) designed the Congenital Heart Disease Genetic Network Study to provide phenotype and genotype data for a large congenital heart defects (CHDs) cohort. This article describes the PCGC cohort, overall and by major types of CHDs (e.g., conotruncal defects) and subtypes of conotrucal heart defects (e.g., tetralogy of Fallot) and left ventricular outflow tract obstructions (e.g., hypoplastic left heart syndrome). Cases with CHDs were recruited through ten sites, 2010-2014...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351036/crouzon-with-acanthosis-nigricans-and-odontogenic-tumors-a-rare-form-of-syndromic-craniosynostosis
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Wen Xu, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Alexandra J Melchiorre, Elaine H Zackai, Scott P Bartlett, Jesse A Taylor
Crouzon syndrome with acanthosis nigricans (CAN) is caused by a mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor ( FGFR) 3 gene that presents clinically as Crouzonoid craniofacial features in association with other anomalies such as acanthosis nigricans and benign odontogenic tumors. Diagnosis through the use of genetic mutational analysis is critical, as it alerts the surgeon to the need for careful screening for jaw tumors so that timely treatment in the form of curettage or segmental resection can be provided...
February 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350590/human-genetics-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-vein-of-galen-malformation
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Daniel Duran, Philipp Karschnia, Jonathan R Gaillard, Jason K Karimy, Mark W Youngblood, Michael L DiLuna, Charles C Matouk, Beverly Aagaard-Kienitz, Edward R Smith, Darren B Orbach, Georges Rodesch, Alejandro Berenstein, Murat Gunel, Kristopher T Kahle
Vein of Galen malformations (VOGMs) are rare developmental cerebrovascular lesions characterized by fistulas between the choroidal circulation and the median prosencephalic vein. Although the treatment of VOGMs has greatly benefited from advances in endovascular therapy, including technical innovation in interventional neuroradiology, many patients are recalcitrant to procedural intervention or lack accessibility to specialized care centers, highlighting the need for improved screening, diagnostics, and therapeutics...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350182/the-role-of-eeg-in-the-diagnosis-and-classification-of-the-epilepsy-syndromes-a-tool-for-clinical-practice-by-the-ilae-neurophysiology-task-force-part-2
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Michalis Koutroumanidis, Alexis Arzimanoglou, Roberto Caraballo, Sushma Goyal, Anna Kaminska, Pramote Laoprasert, Hirokazu Oguni, Guido Rubboli, William Tatum, Pierre Thomas, Eugen Trinka, Luca Vignatelli, Solomon L Moshé
The concept of epilepsy syndromes, introduced in 1989, was defined as "clusters of signs and symptoms customarily occurring together". Definition of epilepsy syndromes based on electro-clinical features facilitated clinical practice and, whenever possible, clinical research in homogeneous groups of patients with epilepsies. Progress in the fields of neuroimaging and genetics made it rapidly clear that, although crucial, the electro-clinical description of epilepsy syndromes was not sufficient to allow much needed development of targeted therapies and a better understanding of the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of seizures...
December 1, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350137/multiplex-pcr-based-next-generation-sequencing-and-global-diversity-of-seoul-virus-in-humans-and-rats
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Won-Keun Kim, Jin Sun No, Seung-Ho Lee, Dong Hyun Song, Daesang Lee, Jeong-Ah Kim, Se Hun Gu, Sunhye Park, Seong Tae Jeong, Heung-Chul Kim, Terry A Klein, Michael R Wiley, Gustavo Palacios, Jin-Won Song
Seoul virus (SEOV) poses a worldwide public health threat. This virus, which is harbored by Rattus norvegicus and R. rattus rats, is the causative agent of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in humans, which has been reported in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Defining SEOV genome sequences plays a critical role in development of preventive and therapeutic strategies against the unique worldwide hantavirus. We applied multiplex PCR-based next-generation sequencing to obtain SEOV genome sequences from clinical and reservoir host specimens...
February 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350020/cutaneous-drug-reactions-to-antiepileptic-drugs-and-relation-with-hla-alleles-in-the-turkish-population
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S Büyüköztürk, Ç Kekik, A Z Gökyiğit, F I Tezer Filik, G Karakaya, S Saygi, A B Dursun, S Kirbaş, A Tüfekçi, A Z Sin, I Aydoğdu, M H Sorgun, N Aydin, A Gelincik, B Çolakoğlu, G Çelik, F Oğuz
Background and objective. Many studies have shown associations between HLAB*15:02, HLA-A*31:01 and carbamazepine (CBZ)-induced delayed cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions. The aim of this study is to evaluate a possible association between delayed cutaneous reactions to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and certain HLA-A and HLA-B alleles in the Turkish population. Methods. The study consisted of 3 groups: Group I (reactive group) included the patients who had documented delayed cutaneous reactions to any antiepileptic drug...
January 2018: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348693/variants-in-members-of-the-cadherin-catenin-complex-cdh1-and-ctnnd1-cause-blepharocheilodontic-syndrome
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Anneke Kievit, Federico Tessadori, Hannie Douben, Ingrid Jordens, Madelon Maurice, Jeannette Hoogeboom, Raoul Hennekam, Sheela Nampoothiri, Hülya Kayserili, Marco Castori, Margo Whiteford, Connie Motter, Catherine Melver, Michael Cunningham, Anne Hing, Nancy M Kokitsu-Nakata, Siulan Vendramini-Pittoli, Antonio Richieri-Costa, Annette F Baas, Corstiaan C Breugem, Karen Duran, Maarten Massink, Patrick W B Derksen, Wilfred F J van IJcken, Leontine van Unen, Fernando Santos-Simarro, Pablo Lapunzina, Vera L Gil-da Silva Lopes, Elaine Lustosa-Mendes, Max Krall, Anne Slavotinek, Victor Martinez-Glez, Jeroen Bakkers, Koen L I van Gassen, Annelies de Klein, Marie-José H van den Boogaard, Gijs van Haaften
Blepharocheilodontic syndrome (BCDS) consists of lagophthalmia, ectropion of the lower eyelids, distichiasis, euryblepharon, cleft lip/palate and dental anomalies and has autosomal dominant inheritance with variable expression. We identified heterozygous variants in two genes of the cadherin-catenin complex, CDH1, encoding E-cadherin, and CTNND1, encoding p120 catenin delta1 in 15 of 17 BCDS index patients, as was recently described in a different publication. CDH1 plays an essential role in epithelial cell adherence; CTNND1 binds to CDH1 and controls the stability of the complex...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348113/genetics-in-endocrinology-the-expanding-genetic-horizon-of-primary-aldosteronism
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Silvia Monticone, Fabrizio Buffolo, Martina Tetti, Franco Veglio, Barbara Pasini, Paolo Mulatero
Aldosterone is the main mineralocorticoid hormone in humans and plays a key role in maintaining water and electrolyte homeostasis. Primary aldosteronism (PA), characterized by autonomous aldosterone overproduction by the adrenal glands, affects 6% of the general hypertensive population and can be either sporadic or familial. Aldosterone producing adenoma (APA) and bilateral adrenal hyperplasia (BAH) are the two most frequent subtypes of sporadic PA, and 4 forms of familial hyperaldosteronism (FH-I to FH-IV) have been identified...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348084/molecular-characterization-of-autosomal-recessive-non-syndromic-hearing-loss-in-selected-families-from-district-mardan-pakistan
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Shahid Hussain, Jabar Zaman Khattak, Mohammad Ismail, Qaisar Mansoor, Mohammad Haroon Khan
Deafness is the most common sensory disorder, which affects 1/1000 neonates globally. Genetic factors are major contributors for hearing impairment. This study was conducted to explore the linkage of DFNB loci and their mutations with NSHL in selected Pakistani families. We included 10 families with history of deafness from district Mardan, Pakistan. Blood sample (5ml) along with personal and clinical information was collected from the available family members including both diseased and un-affected individuals...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347970/a-synergic-effect-between-cyp2c19-2-cyp2c19-3-loss-of-function-and-cyp2c19-17-gain-of-function-alleles-is-associated-with-clopidogrel-resistance-among-moroccan-acute-coronary-syndromes-patients
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Hind Hassani Idrissi, Wiam Hmimech, Nada El Khorb, Hafid Akoudad, Rachida Habbal, Sellama Nadifi
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of our study was to investigate the association of CYP2C19*2 and CYP2C19*3 loss-of-function and CYP2C19*17 gain-of-function variants of CYP2C19 gene with Clopidogrel resistance in a sample of Moroccan Acute Coronary Syndromes patients. RESULTS: Our results showed the existence of a synergic effect between the three alleles, statistically very significant, on Clopidogrel resistance among the treated patients (P = 0.0033). For the three variants of the CYP2C19 gene, the heterozygous and homozygous mutant genotypes were the most frequent among ACS patients (CYP2C19*2: 82...
January 18, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346494/novel-myopia-genes-and-pathways-identified-from-syndromic-forms-of-myopia
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D Ian Flitcroft, James Loughman, Christine F Wildsoet, Cathy Williams, Jeremy A Guggenheim
Purpose: To test the hypothesis that genes known to cause clinical syndromes featuring myopia also harbor polymorphisms contributing to nonsyndromic refractive errors. Methods: Clinical phenotypes and syndromes that have refractive errors as a recognized feature were identified using the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database. One hundred fifty-four unique causative genes were identified, of which 119 were specifically linked with myopia and 114 represented syndromic myopia (i...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346142/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-an-update
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Lauren A Sanlorenzo, Ann R Stark, Stephen W Patrick
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review provides an update focused on the evolving epidemiology of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), factors influencing disease expression, advances in clinical assessment of withdrawal, novel approaches to NAS treatment, and the emerging role of quality improvement in assessment and management of NAS. RECENT FINDINGS: The rise in the incidence of NAS disproportionately occurred in rural and suburban areas. Polysubstance exposure and genetic polymorphisms have been shown to modify NAS expression and severity...
January 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345684/msh6-and-pms2-germ-line-pathogenic-variants-implicated-in-lynch-syndrome-are-associated-with-breast-cancer
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Maegan E Roberts, Sarah A Jackson, Lisa R Susswein, Nur Zeinomar, Xinran Ma, Megan L Marshall, Amy R Stettner, Becky Milewski, Zhixiong Xu, Benjamin D Solomon, Mary Beth Terry, Kathleen S Hruska, Rachel T Klein, Wendy K Chung
PurposeAn association of Lynch syndrome (LS) with breast cancer has been long suspected; however, there have been insufficient data to address this question for each of the LS genes individually.MethodsWe conducted a retrospective review of personal and family history in 423 women with pathogenic or likely pathogenic germ-line variants in MLH1 (N = 65), MSH2 (N = 94), MSH6 (N = 140), or PMS2 (N = 124) identified via clinical multigene hereditary cancer testing. Standard incidence ratios (SIRs) of breast cancer were calculated by comparing breast cancer frequencies in our study population with those in the general population (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results 18 data)...
January 18, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345341/novel-insights-into-fas-defects-underlying-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-revealed-by-studies-in-consanguineous-patients
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REVIEW
Imen Ben-Mustapha, Nourhen Agrebi, Mohamed-Ridha Barbouche
Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is a primary immunodeficiency disease due to impaired Fas-Fas ligand apoptotic pathway. It is characterized by chronic nonmalignant, noninfectious lymphadenopathy and/or splenomegaly associated with autoimmune manifestations primarily directed against blood cells. Herein, we review the heterogeneous ALPS molecular bases and discuss recent findings revealed by the study of consanguineous patients. Indeed, this peculiar genetic background favored the identification of a novel form of AR ALPS-FAS associated with normal or residual protein expression, expanding the spectrum of ALPS types...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344653/a-novel-variant-of-osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-iv-and-low-serum-phosphorus-level-caused-by-a-val94asp-mutation-in-col1a1
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Qi Yang, Hong Xu, Jinsi Luo, Qinle Zhang, Bobo Xie, Sheng Yi, Xiuliang Rong, Jin Wang, Zailong Qin, Tingting Jiang, Li Lin, Yangjin Zuo, Xin Fan
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare congenital disorder characterized by bone fragility and fractures, and associated with bone deformity, short stature, dentin, ligament and blue‑gray eye sclera. OI is caused by a heterozygous mutation in collagen α‑1(I) chain (COL1A1) or collagen α‑2(I) chain (COL1A2) genes that encode α chains of type I collagen. Collagen α chain peptide contains an N‑propeptide, which has a role in assembly and processing of collagen. Point mutations in the N‑propeptide domain appear to trigger OI...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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