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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677005/maged2-a-novel-form-of-antenatal-bartter-s-syndrome
#1
Martin Kömhoff, Kamel Laghmani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antenatal Bartter's syndrome (aBS) is the most severe form of Bartter's syndrome, requiring close follow-up, in particular during the neonatal period, primarily because of prematurity. The recent identification of a novel and very severe form of aBS merits an update on this topic. RECENT FINDING: Despite the identification of several genes involved in Bartter's syndrome, about 20% of patients clinically diagnosed with aBS remained without genetic explanation for decades...
April 18, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670616/overactivity-of-alternative-pathway-convertases-in-patients-with-complement-mediated-renal-diseases
#2
Marloes A H M Michels, Nicole C A J van de Kar, Marcin Okrój, Anna M Blom, Sanne A W van Kraaij, Elena B Volokhina, Lambertus P W J van den Heuvel
Overactivation of the alternative pathway of the complement system is associated with the renal diseases atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and C3 glomerulopathy (C3G). C3 nephritic factors (C3NeF) play an important role in C3G pathogenesis by stabilizing the key enzymatic complex of complement, the C3 convertase. However, the reliability of assays detecting these autoantibodies is limited. Therefore, in this study, we validated and optimized a prototype hemolytic method for robust detection and characterization of factors causing convertase overactivity in large patient cohorts...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669930/tsc2-deficient-tumors-have-evidence-of-t-cell-exhaustion-and-respond-to-anti-pd-1-anti-ctla-4-immunotherapy
#3
Heng-Jia Liu, Patrick H Lizotte, Heng Du, Maria C Speranza, Hilaire C Lam, Spencer Vaughan, Nicola Alesi, Kwok-Kin Wong, Gordon J Freeman, Arlene H Sharpe, Elizabeth P Henske
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an incurable multisystem disease characterized by mTORC1-hyperactive tumors. TSC1/2 mutations also occur in other neoplastic disorders, including lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and bladder cancer. Whether TSC-associated tumors will respond to immunotherapy is unknown. We report here that the programmed death 1 coinhibitory receptor (PD-1) is upregulated on T cells in renal angiomyolipomas (AML) and pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). In C57BL/6J mice injected with syngeneic TSC2-deficient cells, anti-PD-1 alone decreased 105K tumor growth by 67% (P < 0...
April 19, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668633/an-update-on-recent-developments-in-rupture-of-renal-angiomyolipoma
#4
Chenyang Wang, Xinyuan Li, Linglong Peng, Xin Gou, Jing Fan
BACKGROUND: Renal angiomyolipoma (AML) is a common benign tumor of the kidney. The main complication of AML is retroperitoneal hemorrhage caused by AML rupture, which can be severe and life threatening. The risk of AML rupture used to be determined by tumor size. However, these criteria have been challenged by series of clinical studies and case reports, suggesting prediction AML rupture based on tumor size is not always reliable. METHODS: The authors searched PubMed using "angiomyolipoma," "AML," and "rupture" and reviewed relevant studies...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668565/the-effects-of-genetic-3-mercaptopyruvate-sulfurtransferase-deficiency-in-murine-traumatic-hemorrhagic-shock
#5
Michael Gröger, Martin Wepler, Ulrich Wachter, Tamara Merz, Oscar McCook, Sandra Kress, Britta Lukaschewski, Sebastian Hafner, Markus Huber-Lang, Enrico Calzia, Michael Georgieff, Noriyuki Nagahara, Csaba Szabó, Peter Radermacher, Clair Hartmann
INTRODUCTION: Hemorrhagic shock is a major cause of death after trauma. An additional blunt chest trauma independently contributes to mortality upon the development of an acute lung injury (ALI) by aggravating pathophysiological consequences of hemorrhagic shock. The maintenance of hydrogen sulfide availability is known to play an important role during hemorrhage and ALI. We therefore tested the impact of a genetic 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase mutation (Δ3-MST) in a resuscitated murine model of traumatic-hemorrhagic shock...
April 17, 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668485/prolonged-activity-and-toxicity-of-sirolimus-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-renal-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Alessandra Raimondi, Francesca Colombo, Giulia Pintarelli, Carlo Morosi, Salvatore L Renne, Anna M Frezza, Maristella Saponara, Angelo P Dei Tos, Arabella Mazzocchi, Salvatore Provenzano, Paolo G Casali, Silvia Stacchiotti
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) is a family of mesenchymal tumors. Conventional chemotherapy has little activity in this disease, but case reports are available on the activity of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (e.g. sirolimus and temsirolimus). Pharmacokinetic assays of sirolimus are available as this drug has a precise therapeutic window and blood levels might be influenced by CYP3A4 polymorphisms and drug interactions. We report on a case of a patient with metastatic, progressive PEComa who started sirolimus at a dose of 5 mg/day with evidence of grade (G) 3 mucositis, G2 thrombocytopenia, and G1 leucopenia 10 days after the treatment started, in absence of concomitant medications or prohibited food assumption...
April 17, 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668480/the-6th-rare-disease-south-eastern-europe-see-meeting-skopje-macedonia-november-11th-2017
#7
Zoran Gucev, Velibor Tasic, Momir Polenakovic
The sixth SEE meeting on rare diseases (RDs) was held in MASA the November 10th, 2017. A block of lectures on rare renal diseases started the meeting: nephrotic syndrome, Alport syndrome, atypical HUS, hypophosphatemic rickets, CAKUT were presented in all complexities. Their molecular and genetic mechanisms were discussed. The discovery of a dozen of newly genes in CAKUT, congenital overgrowth, spodilocostal dysplasia, precocious puberty has been done with collaboration of Macedonian and foreign researchers...
December 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668475/rare-renal-disease-in-macedonia-an-update
#8
Velibor Tasic, Zoran Gucev, Momir Polenakovic
Rare renal diseases (RRD) are an important category of rare disease (RD) as they can do great damage to the patients, families and society. The patient may undergo years even decades of numerous investigations including invasive procedures and yet not have definitive and precise diagnose and therefore, no opportunity for appropriate treatment. The great progress in molecular genetic techniques characterized many Mendelian diseases on molecular level. This gave the possibility for appropriate prevention and treatment interventions, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis...
December 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667914/inactivation-of-map3k7-in-foxd1-expressing-cells-results-in-loss-of-mesangial-pdgfr%C3%AE-and-juvenile-kidney-scarring
#9
Michele J Karolak, Justin A Guay, Leif Oxburgh
Transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) plays a central role in renal scarring, controlling extracellular matrix deposition by interstitial cells and mesangial cells. TGFβ signals through Smad and mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways. To understand the role of MAPK in interstitial and mesangial cells, we genetically inactivated TGFβ-activated kinase 1 (Map3k7) using Foxd1+/cre. Embryonic kidney development was unperturbed in mutants, but spontaneous scarring of the kidney ensued during the first postnatal week, with retention of embryonic nephrogenic rests and accumulation of collagen IV in the mesangium...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667038/complex-drug-drug-gene-disease-interactions-involving-cytochromes-p450-systematic-review-of-published-case-reports-and-clinical-perspectives
#10
REVIEW
Flavia Storelli, Caroline Samer, Jean-Luc Reny, Jules Desmeules, Youssef Daali
Drug pharmacokinetics (PK) is influenced by multiple intrinsic and extrinsic factors, among which concomitant medications are responsible for drug-drug interactions (DDIs) that may have a clinical relevance, resulting in adverse drug reactions or reduced efficacy. The addition of intrinsic factors affecting cytochromes P450 (CYPs) activity and/or expression, such as genetic polymorphisms and diseases, may potentiate the impact and clinical relevance of DDIs. In addition, greater variability in drug levels and exposures has been observed when such intrinsic factors are present in addition to concomitant medications perpetrating DDIs...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666954/clinical-characteristics-of-a-japanese-patient-with-bardet-biedl-syndrome-caused-by-bbs10-mutations
#11
Kentaro Kurata, Katsuhiro Hosono, Akiko Hikoya, Akihiko Kato, Hirotomo Saitsu, Shinsei Minoshima, Tsutomu Ogata, Yoshihiro Hotta
PURPOSE: Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by retinal dystrophy, renal dysfunction, central obesity, mental impairment, polydactyly, and hypogonadism. Only limited information on BBS is available from Japanese patients. In addition, there are currently no reports of Japanese patients with BBS caused by BBS10 mutations. The purpose of this study was to present the characteristics of a Japanese patient with BBS caused by BBS10 mutations. PATIENT AND METHODS: The patient was a 22-year-old Japanese woman...
April 17, 2018: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665413/genetic-risk-factors-for-post-transplantation-diabetes-mellitus-in-chinese-han-renal-allograft-recipients-treated-with-tacrolimus
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Xiaoming Zhang, Tongyi Men, Haitao Liu, Xianduo Li, Jianning Wang, Jiaju Lv
BACKGROUND: Post-transplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM) is a serious metabolic complication after kidney transplantation. The aim of this study was to explore the association of clinical variables and five selected single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with PTDM in Chinese Han renal allograft recipients taking tacrolimus (TAC). METHODS: A total of 129 non-diabetic, primary, Chinese Han renal allograft recipients treated with TAC were enrolled. Five SNPs (CYP3A5 rs776741, rs776746, rs15524, CYP24A1 rs2296241, and PPARG rs1801282) were genotyped and analyzed...
April 14, 2018: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664676/a-mathematical-analysis-of-adaptations-to-the-metabolic-fate-of-fructose-in-essential-fructosuria-subjects
#13
R J Allen, Cynthia J Musante
Fructose is a major component of Western diets and is implicated in the pathogenesis of obesity and type 2 diabetes. In response to an oral challenge, the majority of fructose is cleared during "first-pass" liver metabolism, primarily via phosphorylation by ketohexokinase (KHK). A rare benign genetic deficiency in KHK, called essential fructosuria (EF), leads to altered fructose metabolism. The only reported symptom of EF is the appearance of fructose in the urine following either oral or intravenous fructose administration...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664512/short-stature-and-hypothyroidism-in-a-child-with-nail-patella-syndrome-a-case-report
#14
C Goecke, C Mellado, C García, H García
BACKGROUND: Nail-Patella syndrome (NPS) (OMIM: 161200) or hereditary onycho-osteodysplasia is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by skeletal anomalies, nail dysplasia, renal and ocular abnor malities. The diagnosis is based on clinical and radiological findings and confirmed by the identification of a heterozygous pathogenic variant in the LMX1B gene. Management of these patients involves conti nuous follow-up and treatment ofthe orthopedical, ocular and renal problems that mayoccur...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663634/barakat-syndrome-revisited
#15
Amin J Barakat, Margarita Raygada, Owen M Rennert
Barakat syndrome also known as HDR syndrome (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man [OMIM] 146255), was first described by Barakat et al. in . It is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the triad of hypoparathyroidism "H," sensorineural deafness "D," and renal disease "R." The defect is caused by deletions in chromosome 10p14 or mutations in the GATA3 gene. Although the syndrome has been phenotypically defined by this triad the literature identifies cases with different components with, or without GATA3 defects making the definition of the syndrome confusing...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663413/predicting-pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-in-the-individual-patient-separating-reality-from-hype
#16
REVIEW
Leslie Z Benet
Individualization of patient drug dosing to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicity is the goal of clinical pharmacology. Here we review the history of drug dosing individualization from early predictions for renally eliminated drugs based on kidney function through the introduction of clearance concepts for metabolic processes, the differentiation of volume of distribution between pharmacokinetics and chemistry, the role of transporters, the unique pharmacokinetic aspects of oral dosing, and the relevance of protein binding to the emergence of pharmacogenomics...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663071/cyclosporine-a-responsive-congenital-nephrotic-syndrome-with-single-heterozygous-variants-in-nphs1-nphs2-and-plce1
#17
Anna Eichinger, Sabine Ponsel, Carsten Bergmann, Roman Günthner, Julia Hoefele, Kerstin Amann, Bärbel Lange-Sperandio
BACKGROUND: Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) is primarily a monogenetic disease, with the majority of cases due to changes in five different genes: the nephrin (NPHS1), podocin (NPHS2), Wilms tumor 1 (WT1), laminin ß2 (LAMB2), and phospholipase C epsilon 1 (PLCE1, NPHS3) gene. Usually CNS is not responsive to immunosuppressive therapy, but treatment with ACE inhibitors, AT1 receptor blockade and/or indomethacin can reduce proteinuria. If the disease progresses to end-stage renal disease, kidney transplantation is the therapy of choice...
April 16, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661969/mutations-in-plasmalemma-vesicle-associated-protein-cause-severe-syndromic-protein-losing-enteropathy
#18
Ilse Julia Broekaert, Kerstin Becker, Ingo Gottschalk, Friederike Körber, Jörg Dötsch, Holger Thiele, Janine Altmüller, Peter Nürnberg, Christoph Hünseler, Sebahattin Cirak
BACKGROUND: Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) is characterised by gastrointestinal protein leakage due to loss of mucosal integrity or lymphatic abnormalities. PLE can manifest as congenital diarrhoea and should be differentiated from other congenital diarrhoeal disorders. Primary PLEs are genetically heterogeneous and the underlying genetic defects are currently emerging. OBJECTIVES: We report an infant with fatal PLE for whom we aimed to uncover the underlying pathogenic mutation...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659362/-recurrent-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-after-renal-transplantation-treatment-with-eculizumab
#19
Ana B Latzke, Pehuén Fernández, Carlos Chiurchiu, Daniela Sarmantano, Javier De Arteaga, Walter Douthat, Jorge De la Fuente
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare entity. It is characterized by a thrombotic microangiopathy (nonimmune hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure), with a typical histopathology of thickening of capillary and arteriolar walls and an obstructive thrombosis of the vascular lumen. The syndrome is produced by a genetic or acquired deregulation of the alternative pathway of the complement system, with high rates of end stage renal disease, post-transplant recurrence, and high mortality...
2018: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659200/atypical-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-presenting-as-familial-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-leiomyomatous-stroma
#20
Ismaël Bah, Somayyeh Fahiminiya, Louis R Bégin, Nancy Hamel, Maria Daniela D'Agostino, Simon Tanguay, William D Foulkes
We report an atypical tuberous sclerosis complex phenotype presenting as familial multiple renal cell carcinomas with (angio)leiomyomatous stroma (5/7 familial renal cell carcinomas) on a background of multiple angiomyolipomas, hypopigmented skin macules and absence of neurological anomalies. In the index case and 3 relatives, germline genetic testing identified a heterozygous TSC2 missense pathogenic variant [c.2714 G>A, (p.Arg905Gln)], a rare TSC-associated alteration which has previously been associated with a milder TSC phenotype...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Pathology. Clinical Research
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