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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342244/gli2-rescues-delays-in-brain-development-induced-by-kif3a-dysfunction
#1
Jia-Long Chen, Chia-Hsiang Chang, Jin-Wu Tsai
The primary cilium in neural stem cells plays distinct roles in different stages during cortical development. Ciliary dysfunctions in human (i.e., ciliopathy) cause developmental defects in multiple organs, including brain developmental delays, which lead to intellectual disabilities and cognitive deficits. However, effective treatment to this devastating developmental disorder is still lacking. Here, we first investigated the effects of ciliopathy on neural stem cells by knocking down Kif3a, a kinesin II motor required for ciliogenesis, in the neurogenic stage of cortical development by in utero electroporation of mouse embryos...
January 12, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339469/the-bardet-biedl-syndrome-protein-complex-is-an-adapter-expanding-the-cargo-range-of-intraflagellar-transport-trains-for-ciliary-export
#2
Peiwei Liu, Karl F Lechtreck
Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a ciliopathy resulting from defects in the BBSome, a conserved protein complex. BBSome mutations affect ciliary membrane composition, impairing cilia-based signaling. The mechanism by which the BBSome regulates ciliary membrane content remains unknown. Chlamydomonas bbs mutants lack phototaxis and accumulate phospholipase D (PLD) in the ciliary membrane. Single particle imaging revealed that PLD comigrates with BBS4 by intraflagellar transport (IFT) while IFT of PLD is abolished in bbs mutants...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334628/production-and-characterization-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-ipscs-from-joubert-syndrome-cssi001-a-2850
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Jessica Rosati, Filomena Altieri, Silvia Tardivo, Elisa Maria Turco, Marina Goldoni, Iolanda Spasari, Daniela Ferrari, Laura Bernardini, Giuseppe Lamorte, Enza Maria Valente, Angelo Luigi Vescovi
Joubert Syndrome (JS) is a rare autosomal recessive or X-linked condition characterized by a peculiar cerebellar malformation, known as the molar tooth sign (MTS), associated with other neurological phenotypes and multiorgan involvement. JS is a ciliopathy, a spectrum of disorders whose causative genes encode proteins involved in the primary cilium apparatus. In order to elucidate ciliopathy-associated molecular mechanisms, human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) were derived from a patient affected by JS carrying a homozygous missense mutation in the AHI1 gene (p...
January 9, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321670/clinical-and-experimental-evidence-suggest-a-link-between-kif7-and-c5orf42-related-ciliopathies-through-sonic-hedgehog-signaling
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Reza Asadollahi, Justin E Strauss, Martin Zenker, Oliver Beuing, Simon Edvardson, Orly Elpeleg, Tim M Strom, Pascal Joset, Dunja Niedrist, Christine Otte, Beatrice Oneda, Paranchai Boonsawat, Silvia Azzarello-Burri, Deborah Bartholdi, Michael Papik, Markus Zweier, Cordula Haas, Arif B Ekici, Alessandra Baumer, Eugen Boltshauser, Katharina Steindl, Michael Nothnagel, Albert Schinzel, Esther T Stoeckli, Anita Rauch
Acrocallosal syndrome (ACLS) is an autosomal recessive neurodevelopmental disorder caused by KIF7 defects and belongs to the heterogeneous group of ciliopathies related to Joubert syndrome (JBTS). While ACLS is characterized by macrocephaly, prominent forehead, depressed nasal bridge, and hypertelorism, facial dysmorphism has not been emphasized in JBTS cohorts with molecular diagnosis. To evaluate the specificity and etiology of ACLS craniofacial features, we performed whole exome or targeted Sanger sequencing in patients with the aforementioned overlapping craniofacial appearance but variable additional ciliopathy features followed by functional studies...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311635/subcellular-localization-of-mc4r-with-adcy3-at-neuronal-primary-cilia-underlies-a-common-pathway-for-genetic-predisposition-to-obesity
#5
Jacqueline E Siljee, Yi Wang, Adelaide A Bernard, Baran A Ersoy, Sumei Zhang, Aaron Marley, Mark Von Zastrow, Jeremy F Reiter, Christian Vaisse
Most monogenic cases of obesity in humans have been linked to mutations in genes encoding members of the leptin-melanocortin pathway. Specifically, mutations in MC4R, the melanocortin-4 receptor gene, account for 3-5% of all severe obesity cases in humans 1-3 . Recently, ADCY3 (adenylyl cyclase 3) gene mutations have been implicated in obesity 4,5 . ADCY3 localizes to the primary cilia of neurons 6 , organelles that function as hubs for select signaling pathways. Mutations that disrupt the functions of primary cilia cause ciliopathies, rare recessive pleiotropic diseases in which obesity is a cardinal manifestation 7 ...
January 8, 2018: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305615/primary-cilia-proteins-ciliary-and-extraciliary-sites-and-functions
#6
REVIEW
Kiet Hua, Russell J Ferland
Primary cilia are immotile organelles known for their roles in development and cell signaling. Defects in primary cilia result in a range of disorders named ciliopathies. Because this organelle can be found singularly on almost all cell types, its importance extends to most organ systems. As such, elucidating the importance of the primary cilium has attracted researchers from all biological disciplines. As the primary cilia field expands, caution is warranted in attributing biological defects solely to the function of this organelle, since many of these "ciliary" proteins are found at other sites in cells and likely have non-ciliary functions...
January 5, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303074/olfactory-loss-and-dysfunction-in-ciliopathies-molecular-mechanisms-and-potential-therapies
#7
Cedric R Uytingco, Warren W Green, Jeffrey R Martens
Ciliopathies are a class of inherited pleiotropic genetic disorders in which alterations in cilia assembly, maintenance, and/or function exhibit penetrance in the multiple organ systems. Olfactory dysfunction is one such clinical manifestation that has been shown in both patients and model organisms. Existing therapies for ciliopathies are limited to the treatment or management of symptoms. The last decade has seen an increase in potential curative therapeutic options including small molecules and biologics...
January 4, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298421/primary-cilium-mediated-retinal-pigment-epithelium-maturation-is-disrupted-in-ciliopathy-patient-cells
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Helen Louise May-Simera, Qin Wan, Balendu Shekhar Jha, Juliet Hartford, Vladimir Khristov, Roba Dejene, Justin Chang, Sarita Patnaik, Quanlong Lu, Poulomi Banerjee, Jason Silver, Christine Insinna-Kettenhofen, Dishita Patel, Mostafa Lotfi, May Malicdan, Nathan Hotaling, Arvydas Maminishkis, Rupa Sridharan, Brian Brooks, Kiyoharu Miyagishima, Meral Gunay-Aygun, Rajarshi Pal, Christopher Westlake, Sheldon Miller, Ruchi Sharma, Kapil Bharti
Primary cilia are sensory organelles that protrude from the cell membrane. Defects in the primary cilium cause ciliopathy disorders, with retinal degeneration as a prominent phenotype. Here, we demonstrate that the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), essential for photoreceptor development and function, requires a functional primary cilium for complete maturation and that RPE maturation defects in ciliopathies precede photoreceptor degeneration. Pharmacologically enhanced ciliogenesis in wild-type induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)-RPE leads to fully mature and functional cells...
January 2, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290488/crystal-structure-of-bicc1-sam-polymer-and-mapping-of-interactions-between-the-ciliopathy-associated-proteins-bicc1-anks3-and-anks6
#9
Benjamin Rothé, Catherine N Leettola, Lucia Leal-Esteban, Duilio Cascio, Simon Fortier, Manuela Isenschmid, James U Bowie, Daniel B Constam
Head-to-tail polymers of sterile alpha motifs (SAM) can scaffold large macromolecular complexes. Several SAM-domain proteins that bind each other are mutated in patients with cystic kidneys or laterality defects, including the Ankyrin (ANK) and SAM domain-containing proteins ANKS6 and ANKS3, and the RNA-binding protein Bicc1. To address how their interactions are regulated, we first determined a high-resolution crystal structure of a Bicc1-SAM polymer, revealing a canonical SAM polymer with a high degree of flexibility in the subunit interface orientations...
December 26, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284667/building-the-right-centriole-for-each-cell-type
#10
REVIEW
Jadranka Loncarek, Mónica Bettencourt-Dias
The centriole is a multifunctional structure that organizes centrosomes and cilia and is important for cell signaling, cell cycle progression, polarity, and motility. Defects in centriole number and structure are associated with human diseases including cancer and ciliopathies. Discovery of the centriole dates back to the 19th century. However, recent advances in genetic and biochemical tools, development of high-resolution microscopy, and identification of centriole components have accelerated our understanding of its assembly, function, evolution, and its role in human disease...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281629/loss-of-function-of-the-ciliopathy-protein-cc2d2a-disorganizes-the-vesicle-fusion-machinery-at-the-periciliary-membrane-and-indirectly-affects-rab8-trafficking-in-zebrafish-photoreceptors
#11
Irene Ojeda Naharros, Matthias Gesemann, José M Mateos, Gery Barmettler, Austin Forbes, Urs Ziegler, Stephan C F Neuhauss, Ruxandra Bachmann-Gagescu
Ciliopathies are human disorders caused by dysfunction of primary cilia, ubiquitous organelles involved in transduction of environmental signals such as light sensation in photoreceptors. Concentration of signal detection proteins such as opsins in the ciliary membrane is achieved by RabGTPase-regulated polarized vesicle trafficking and by a selective barrier at the ciliary base, the transition zone (TZ). Dysfunction of the TZ protein CC2D2A causes Joubert/Meckel syndromes in humans and loss of ciliary protein localization in animal models, including opsins in retinal photoreceptors...
December 27, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261186/genomic-study-of-severe-fetal-anomalies-and-discovery-of-greb1l-mutations-in-renal-agenesis
#12
Sarah Boissel, Catherine Fallet-Bianco, David Chitayat, Valérie Kremer, Christina Nassif, Françoise Rypens, Marie-Ange Delrue, Dorothée Dal Soglio, Luc L Oligny, Natalie Patey, Elisabeth Flori, Mireille Cloutier, David Dyment, Philippe Campeau, Aspasia Karalis, Sonia Nizard, William D Fraser, François Audibert, Emmanuelle Lemyre, Guy A Rouleau, Fadi F Hamdan, Zoha Kibar, Jacques L Michaud
PurposeFetal anomalies represent a poorly studied group of developmental disorders. Our objective was to assess the impact of whole-exome sequencing (WES) on the investigation of these anomalies.MethodsWe performed WES in 101 fetuses or stillborns who presented prenatally with severe anomalies, including renal a/dysgenesis, VACTERL association (vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac defects, tracheoesophageal fistula, renal anomalies, and limb abnormalities), brain anomalies, suspected ciliopathies, multiple major malformations, and akinesia...
October 26, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230161/a-homozygous-missense-variant-in-inpp5e-associated-with-joubert-syndrome-and-related-disorders
#13
Mitesh Shetty, Nimmy Ramdas, Shubhi Sahni, Nandita Mullapudi, Sridevi Hegde
Joubert syndrome and related disorders (JSRD; ORPHA 140874) is a complex set of neurodevelopmental disorders with multiple organ involvement. JSRD is a type of ciliopathy which is caused by the presence of defective primary cilia in an individual. JSRD is commonly inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, and more than 23 genes are known to be associated with JSRD. We report a novel homozygous mutation identified in the INPP5E gene, c.1303C>T, which leads to a change of an amino acid from arginine to tryptophan at residue 435 in the protein chain...
November 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220510/ciliopathy-associated-mutations-of-ift122-impair-ciliary-protein-trafficking-but-not-ciliogenesis
#14
Mariko Takahara, Yohei Katoh, Kentaro Nakamura, Tomoaki Hirano, Maho Sugawa, Yuta Tsurumi, Kazuhisa Nakayama
The intraflagellar transport (IFT) machinery containing the IFT-A and IFT-B complexes mediates ciliary protein trafficking. Mutations in the genes encoding the six subunits of the IFT-A complex (IFT43, IFT121, IFT122, IFT139, IFT140, and IFT144) are known to cause skeletal ciliopathies, including cranioectodermal dysplasia (CED). As the IFT122 subunit connects the core and peripheral subcomplexes of the IFT-A complex, it is expected to play a pivotal role in the complex. Indeed, we here showed that knockout (KO) of the IFT122 gene in hTERT-RPE1 cells using the CRISPR/Cas9 system led to a severe ciliogenesis defect, whereas KO of other IFT-A genes had minor effects on ciliogenesis but impaired ciliary protein trafficking...
December 6, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209597/meckel-gruber-syndrome-an-update-on-diagnosis-clinical-management-and-research-advances
#15
REVIEW
Verity Hartill, Katarzyna Szymanska, Saghira Malik Sharif, Gabrielle Wheway, Colin A Johnson
Meckel-Gruber syndrome (MKS) is a lethal autosomal recessive congenital anomaly syndrome caused by mutations in genes encoding proteins that are structural or functional components of the primary cilium. Conditions that are caused by mutations in ciliary genes are collectively termed the ciliopathies, and MKS represents the most severe condition in this group of disorders. The primary cilium is a microtubule-based organelle, projecting from the apical surface of vertebrate cells. It acts as an "antenna" that receives and transduces chemosensory and mechanosensory signals, but also regulates diverse signaling pathways, such as Wnt and Shh, that have important roles during embryonic development...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198720/mutations-in-tubb4b-cause-a-distinctive-sensorineural-disease
#16
Romain Luscan, Sabrina Mechaussier, Antoine Paul, Guoling Tian, Xavier Gérard, Sabine Defoort-Dellhemmes, Natalie Loundon, Isabelle Audo, Sophie Bonnin, Jean-François LeGargasson, Julien Dumont, Nicolas Goudin, Meriem Garfa-Traoré, Marc Bras, Aurore Pouliet, Bettina Bessières, Nathalie Boddaert, José-Alain Sahel, Stanislas Lyonnet, Josseline Kaplan, Nicholas J Cowan, Jean-Michel Rozet, Sandrine Marlin, Isabelle Perrault
Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) is a neurodegenerative disease of photoreceptor cells that causes blindness within the first year of life. It occasionally occurs in syndromic metabolic diseases and plurisystemic ciliopathies. Using exome sequencing in a multiplex family and three simplex case subjects with an atypical association of LCA with early-onset hearing loss, we identified two heterozygous mutations affecting Arg391 in β-tubulin 4B isotype-encoding (TUBB4B). Inspection of the atomic structure of the microtubule (MT) protofilament reveals that the β-tubulin Arg391 residue contributes to a binding pocket that interacts with α-tubulin contained in the longitudinally adjacent αβ-heterodimer, consistent with a role in maintaining MT stability...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195058/essential-role-of-ift140-in-promoting-dentinogenesis
#17
G Li, M Liu, S Zhang, H Wan, Q Zhang, R Yue, X Yan, X Wang, Z Wang, Y Sun
Primary cilia, with highly regulated cellular sensory functions, play key roles in tissue development and function maintenance. Intraflagellar transport 140 (IFT140) is a subunit of IFT complex A, which is specialized for retrograde transportation in cilia. Mutations of Ift140 are usually associated with syndromic ciliopathy and may cause isolated diseases such as retinal dystrophy, short ribs, and polycystic kidney. However, the role of IFT140 in tooth development has not been well investigated. In this study, a close relationship between IFT140 and dentin formation is disclosed...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193896/in-utero-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-corpus-callosum-agenesis-leading-to-the-identification-of-orofaciodigital-type-1-syndrome-in-female-fetuses
#18
Caroline Alby, Lucile Boutaud, Maryse Bonnière, Sophie Collardeau-Frachon, Laurent Guibaud, Estelle Lopez, Ange-Line Bruel, Bernard Aral, Pascale Sonigo, Philippe Roth, Claude Vibert-Guigue, Vanina Castaigne, Bruno Carbonne, Nicole Joyé, Laurence Faivre, Marie-Pierre Cordier, Antoinette Bernabe Gelot, Maurizio Clementi, Isabella Mammi, Michel Vekemans, Féréchté Razavi, Marie Gonzales, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Tania Attié-Bitach
BACKGROUND: OFD1 syndrome is a rare ciliopathy inherited on a dominant X-linked mode, typically lethal in males in the first or second trimester of pregnancy. It is characterized by oral cavity and digital anomalies possibly associated with cerebral and renal signs. Its prevalence is between 1/250,000 and 1/50,000 births. It is due to heterozygous mutations of OFD1 and mutations are often de novo (75%). Familial forms show highly variable phenotypic expression. OFD1 encodes a protein involved in centriole growth, distal appendix formation, and ciliogenesis...
November 28, 2017: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193673/ophthalmic-features-of-cone-rod-dystrophy-caused-by-pathogenic-variants-in-the-alms1-gene
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Fadi Nasser, Nicole Weisschuh, Pietro Maffei, Gabriella Milan, Corina Heller, Eberhart Zrenner, Susanne Kohl, Laura Kuehlewein
PURPOSE: We aim to describe ophthalmic characteristics and systemic findings in a cohort of seven patients with cone-rod retinal dystrophy (CORD) caused by pathogenic variants in the ALMS1 gene. METHODS: Seven patients with Alström syndrome (ALMS) were included in the study. A comprehensive ophthalmological examination was performed, including best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), a semiautomated kinetic visual field exam, colour vision testing, full-field electroretinography testing according to International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) standards, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging, and slit lamp and dilated fundus examination...
November 30, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177046/the-gene-ontology-of-eukaryotic-cilia-and-flagella
#20
Paola Roncaglia, Teunis J P van Dam, Karen R Christie, Lora Nacheva, Grischa Toedt, Martijn A Huynen, Rachael P Huntley, Toby J Gibson, Jane Lomax
Background: Recent research into ciliary structure and function provides important insights into inherited diseases termed ciliopathies and other cilia-related disorders. This wealth of knowledge needs to be translated into a computational representation to be fully exploitable by the research community. To this end, members of the Gene Ontology (GO) and SYSCILIA Consortia have worked together to improve representation of ciliary substructures and processes in GO. Methods: Members of the SYSCILIA and Gene Ontology Consortia suggested additions and changes to GO, to reflect new knowledge in the field...
2017: Cilia
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