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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646538/a-novel-attr-l32v-mutation-causes-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-in-a-bolivian-family
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P L Martínez-Ulloa, M Vallejo, I Corral, N García-Barragán, A Alcazar, Emma Martínez-Alonso, J Martínez-Poles, H Pian, A Jiménez-Escrig
We report a new transthyretin (ATTR) gene c.272C>G mutation and variant protein, p.Leu32Val, in a kindred of Bolivian origin with a rapid progressive peripheral neuropathy and cardiomyopathy. Three individuals from a kindred with peripheral nerve and cardiac amyloidosis were examined. Analysis of the TTR gene was performed by Sanger direct sequencing. Neuropathologic examination was obtained on the index patient with mass spectrometry study of the ATTR deposition. Direct DNA sequence analysis of exons 2, 3 and 4 of the TTR gene demonstrated a c...
June 24, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646210/identification-of-introns-harboring-functional-sequence-elements-through-positional-conservation
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Michal Chorev, Alan Joseph Bekker, Jacob Goldberger, Liran Carmel
Many human introns carry out a function, in the sense that they are critical to maintain normal cellular activity. Their identification is fundamental to understanding cellular processes and disease. However, being noncoding elements, such functional introns are poorly predicted based on traditional approaches of sequence and structure conservation. Here, we generated a dataset of human functional introns that carry out different types of functions. We showed that functional introns share common characteristics, such as higher positional conservation along the coding sequence and reduced loss rates, regardless of their specific function...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644570/clinical-and-genetic-analysis-of-patients-with-cherubism
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R A Machado, H A R Pontes, F R Pires, H M Silveira, A Bufalino, R Carlos, F M Tuji, D B M Alves, A R Santos-Silva, M A Lopes, H M Capistrano, R D Coletta, F P Fonseca
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and genetic features of patients with cherubism. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A descriptive analysis of 14 cases from 9 different families was carried out. Clinicopathological, imaging and follow-up data were retrieved from patients' medical files and correlated with the genetic profile of each patient. Genomic DNA isolated from buccal mucosa cells was subjected to direct sequencing analysis of the SH3BP2 gene. RESULTS: Females were more affected than males (8:6), and the mean age at diagnosis was 8...
June 23, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644569/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-of-the-esophagus-a-clinicopathologic-and-molecular-analysis-of-27-cases
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Guhyun Kang, Yuna Kang, Kyung-Hee Kim, Sang Yun Ha, Jung Yeon Kim, Young Mog Shim, Michael C Heinrich, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Christopher L Corless
AIMS: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) may arise anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, but are rare in the esophagus. We describe the clinical, pathologic, and molecular characteristics of 27 primary esophageal GISTs, the largest series to date. METHODS AND RESULTS: DNA was extracted and exons 9, 11, 13 and 17 of KIT, exons 12, 14 and 18 of PDGFRA and exon 15 of BRAF were amplified and sequenced. Esophageal GISTs occurred in 14 men and 13 women between 22 and 80 years of age (mean, 56 years)...
June 23, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643494/identification-of-pathogenic-variants-in-the-chm-gene-in-two-korean-patients-with-choroideremia
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Kunho Bae, Ju Sun Song, Chung Lee, Nayoung K D Kim, Woong Yang Park, Byoung Joon Kim, Chang Seok Ki, Sang Jin Kim
Choroideremia is a rare X-linked disorder causing progressive chorioretinal atrophy. Affected patients develop night blindness with progressive peripheral vision loss and eventual blindness. Herein, we report two Korean families with choroideremia. Multimodal imaging studies showed that the probands had progressive loss of visual field with characteristic chorioretinal atrophy, while electroretinography demonstrated nearly extinguished cone and rod responses compatible with choroideremia. Sanger sequencing of all coding exons and flanking intronic regions of the CHM gene revealed a novel small deletion at a splice site (c...
September 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642621/variants-of-the-abca3-gene-might-contribute-to-susceptibility-to-interstitial-lung-diseases-in-the-chinese-population
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Wei Zhou, Yi Zhuang, Jiapeng Sun, Xiaofen Wang, Qingya Zhao, Lizhi Xu, Yaping Wang
ATP-binding cassette A3 (ABCA3) is a phospholipid carrier that is mainly expressed in the alveolar epithelium. Biallelic mutations of ABCA3 has been associated with fatal respiratory distress syndrome and interstitial lung disease (ILD) in children. However, whether variations in ABCA3 have a role in the development of adult ILD, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), remains to be addressed. In this study, we screened for germline variants of ABCA3 by exons-sequencing in 30 patients with sporadic IPF and in 30 matched healthy controls...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642160/a-novel-missense-variant-gln220arg-of-gnb4-encoding-guanine-nucleotide-binding-protein-subunit-beta-4-in-a-japanese-family-with-autosomal-dominant-motor-and-sensory-neuropathy
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Shiroh Miura, Takuya Morikawa, Ryuta Fujioka, Kazuhito Noda, Kengo Kosaka, Takayuki Taniwaki, Hiroki Shibata
Dominant intermediate Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease F (CMTDIF) is an autosomal dominant hereditary form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) caused by variations in the guanine nucleotide-binding protein, subunit beta-4 gene (GNB4). We examined two Japanese familial cases with CMT. Case 1 was a 49-year-old male whose chief complaint was slowly progressive gait disturbance and limb dysesthesia that appeared at the age of 47. On neurological examination, he showed hyporeflexia or areflexia, distal limb muscle weakness, and distal sensory impairment with lower dominancy...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641778/clinical-presentations-metabolic-abnormalities-and-end-organ-complications-in-patients-with-familial-partial-lipodystrophy
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Baris Akinci, Huseyin Onay, Tevfik Demir, Şenay Savas-Erdeve, Ramazan Gen, Ilgin Yildirim Simsir, Fatma Ela Keskin, Mehmet Sercan Erturk, Ayse Kubat Uzum, Guzin Fidan Yaylali, Nilufer Kutbay Ozdemir, Tahir Atik, Samim Ozen, Banu Sarer Yurekli, Tugce Apaydin, Canan Altay, Gulcin Akinci, Leyla Demir, Abdurrahman Comlekci, Mustafa Secil, Elif Arioglu Oral
OBJECTIVE: Familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by partial lack of subcutaneous fat. METHODS: This multicenter prospective observational study included data from 56 subjects with FPLD (18 independent Turkish families). Thirty healthy controls were enrolled for comparison. RESULTS: Pathogenic variants of the LMNA gene were determined in nine families. Of those, typical exon 8 codon 482 pathogenic variants were identified in four families...
July 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641695/-relationship-between-egfr-mutations-and-pathological-classification-and-%C3%A2-specimen-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Lifei Kang, Jie Zheng, Xiang Zhu
BACKGROUND: With the development of genetic mutations and targeted drugs, accurate therapy of lung adenocarcinoma attracts much more attention, and more research is focued on epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). It is unclear whether the result of EGFR mutation and pathology type is consistent with different specimens. In our study, by comparing the relationship between EGFR mutations and pathological classification of lung adenocarcinoma in surgical resection of specimen and biopsy specimen, to discuss the relationship between EGFR mutations and pathological classification of and the influence of specimen type on EGFR gene detection...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641622/-variation-of-lnk-gene-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Mei Tan, Ying Rong, Run-Mei Tian, Yu-Hang Zhu, Ping Zhu, Yan Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the mutation and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of LNK gene between chronic myeloid leukemia(CML) and control groups, and to explore the relationship between LNK gene variation and the occurrence of CML. METHODS: A total of 36 patients with CML were selected, 46 healthy persons were used as normal controls. DNA was extracted from bone marrow and peripheral blood, BCR/ABL1 fusion gene was detected by Q-PCR. The whole exon of LNK gene was amplified by PCR...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641618/-clinical-and-cytogenetic-characteristics-of-two-aml-patients-with-high-level-mll-expression
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Jia-Wei Zhao, Kun Ru, Cheng-Wen Li, Ke-Jing Tang, Ying-Chun Zheng, Cheng-Hua Cui, Jing Xiao, Sheng-Hua Chen, Xiao-Jing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical and cytogenetic characteristics of high-level mixed-lineage leukaemia (MLL) gene amplification in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS: The clinical and cytogenetic data of 2 AML patients with high-level MLL amplification from January 2010 to August 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: The two AML cases were in middle-aged population. They were diagnosed as FAB subtype M5b and M2a respectively...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640244/systematic-design-and-comparison-of-expanded-carrier-screening-panels
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Kyle A Beauchamp, Dale Muzzey, Kenny K Wong, Gregory J Hogan, Kambiz Karimi, Sophie I Candille, Nikita Mehta, Rebecca Mar-Heyming, K Eerik Kaseniit, H Peter Kang, Eric A Evans, James D Goldberg, Gabriel A Lazarin, Imran S Haque
PurposeThe recent growth in pan-ethnic expanded carrier screening (ECS) has raised questions about how such panels might be designed and evaluated systematically. Design principles for ECS panels might improve clinical detection of at-risk couples and facilitate objective discussions of panel choice.MethodsGuided by medical-society statements, we propose a method for the design of ECS panels that aims to maximize the aggregate and per-disease sensitivity and specificity across a range of Mendelian disorders considered serious by a systematic classification scheme...
June 22, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640241/long-read-genome-sequencing-identifies-causal-structural-variation-in-a-mendelian-disease
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Jason D Merker, Aaron M Wenger, Tam Sneddon, Megan Grove, Zachary Zappala, Laure Fresard, Daryl Waggott, Sowmi Utiramerur, Yanli Hou, Kevin S Smith, Stephen B Montgomery, Matthew Wheeler, Jillian G Buchan, Christine C Lambert, Kevin S Eng, Luke Hickey, Jonas Korlach, James Ford, Euan A Ashley
PurposeCurrent clinical genomics assays primarily utilize short-read sequencing (SRS), but SRS has limited ability to evaluate repetitive regions and structural variants. Long-read sequencing (LRS) has complementary strengths, and we aimed to determine whether LRS could offer a means to identify overlooked genetic variation in patients undiagnosed by SRS.MethodsWe performed low-coverage genome LRS to identify structural variants in a patient who presented with multiple neoplasia and cardiac myxomata, in whom the results of targeted clinical testing and genome SRS were negative...
June 22, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639429/the-hla-c-05-family-allele-c-05-142
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J Rowlands, T Climer, C Harvey, L Williams, C Darke
The sequencing of exons 2-7 of a likely new HLA-C*05 allele identified the second example of HLA-C*05:142, in a male UK European, within a few months of the first example being found in Germany. C*05:142 differs from C*05:01:01:01 by a single base (395G>C) in exon 3 resulting in an amino acid substitution of R108P. Comprehensive serological HLA-Cw5 typing, using 19 antisera, indicated that C*05:142 encodes a "normal" Cw5 specificity. Failure to identify the involvement of position 108 in published HLA-C epitopes supported this assertion...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638113/clinical-significance-and-next-generation-sequencing-of-chinese-pulmonary-sarcomatoid-carcinoma
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Xin Li, Dan Wang, Qingchun Zhao, Dian Ren, Fan Ren, Gang Chen, Hongyu Liu, Jun Chen
Pulmonary Sarcomatoid Carcinoma (PSC) constitutes a heterogeneous group of non-small-cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs) with a poor prognosis. In this study, a group of 7 patients with PSC was studied. Microscope analysis of all 7 cases revealed a pleomorphic carcinoma subtype. Moreover, 5 cases (71.4%) were composed entirely of malignant sarcomatoid-like elements, and 2 cases (28.6%) were composed of malignant sarcomatoid-like elements and at least 10% adenocarcinoma-like elements. Immunohistochemically, the PSC components of all 7 cases were positive for vimentin and cytokeratins, including cytokeratin (CK) and cytokeratin 7 (CK7)...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637711/the-exon-junction-complex-and-srp54-contribute-to-drosophila-hedgehog-signaling-via-ci-rna-splicing
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Elisa Garcia Garcia, Jamie C Little, Daniel Kalderon
Hedgehog (Hh) regulates the Cubitus interruptus (Ci) transcription factor in Drosophila melanogaster by activating full-length Ci-155 and blocking processing to Ci-75 repressor. However, the interplay between regulation of Ci-155 levels and activity, as well as processing-independent mechanisms that affect Ci-155 levels have not been explored extensively. Here we identified Mago Nashi (Mago) and Y14 core Exon Junction Complex (EJC) proteins, as well as the Srp54 splicing factor as modifiers of Hh pathway activity under sensitized conditions...
June 21, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637443/trichoderma-virens-%C3%AE-glucosidase-i-bgli-gene-expression-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-including-docking-and-molecular-dynamics-studies
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Gammadde Hewa Ishan Maduka Wickramasinghe, Pilimathalawe Panditharathna Attanayake Mudiyanselage Samith Indika Rathnayake, Naduviladath Vishvanath Chandrasekharan, Mahindagoda Siril Samantha Weerasinghe, Ravindra Lakshman Chundananda Wijesundera, Wijepurage Sandhya Sulochana Wijesundera
BACKGROUND: Cellulose, a linear polymer of β 1-4, linked glucose, is the most abundant renewable fraction of plant biomass (lignocellulose). It is synergistically converted to glucose by endoglucanase (EG) cellobiohydrolase (CBH) and β-glucosidase (BGL) of the cellulase complex. BGL plays a major role in the conversion of randomly cleaved cellooligosaccharides into glucose. As it is well known, Saccharomyces cerevisiae can efficiently convert glucose into ethanol under anaerobic conditions...
June 21, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636075/molecular-cloning-mrna-expression-and-biological-activity-of-the-pheromone-biosynthesis-activating-neuropeptide-pban-from-the-european-corn-borer-ostrinia-nubilalis
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J Fodor, G Köblös, Á Kákai, Z Kárpáti, B P Molnár, T Dankó, G Bozsik, C Bognár, G Szőcs, A Fónagy
Pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide (PBAN) is a member of the pyrokinin (FXPRLamide) insect neuropeptides. Here, we report the cloning of the gene Ostnu-PBAN from the E and Z pheromone strains of the European corn borer (ECB), Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a major pest of maize. The Ostnu-PBAN genomic sequence is > 5 kb in length and consists of six exons. The deduced amino acid sequence revealed a 200-residue precursor protein including a signal peptide, a 24-amino acid (aa) diapause hormone, a 37-aa PBAN and three other FXPRLamide neuropeptides...
June 21, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634199/characterising-cis-regulatory-variation-in-the-transcriptome-of-histologically-normal-and-tumour-derived-pancreatic-tissues
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Mingfeng Zhang, Soren Lykke-Andersen, Bin Zhu, Wenming Xiao, Jason W Hoskins, Xijun Zhang, Lauren M Rost, Irene Collins, Martijn van de Bunt, Jinping Jia, Hemang Parikh, Tongwu Zhang, Lei Song, Ashley Jermusyk, Charles C Chung, Bin Zhu, Weiyin Zhou, Gail L Matters, Robert C Kurtz, Meredith Yeager, Torben Heick Jensen, Kevin M Brown, Halit Ongen, William R Bamlet, Bradley A Murray, Mark I McCarthy, Stephen J Chanock, Nilanjan Chatterjee, Brian M Wolpin, Jill P Smith, Sara H Olson, Gloria M Petersen, Jianxin Shi, Laufey Amundadottir
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the genetic architecture of gene expression in pancreatic tissues. DESIGN: We performed expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analysis in histologically normal pancreatic tissue samples (n=95) using RNA sequencing and the corresponding 1000 genomes imputed germline genotypes. Data from pancreatic tumour-derived tissue samples (n=115) from The Cancer Genome Atlas were included for comparison. RESULTS: We identified 38 615 cis-eQTLs (in 484 genes) in histologically normal tissues and 39 713 cis-eQTL (in 237 genes) in tumour-derived tissues (false discovery rate <0...
June 20, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633390/investigating-microrna-mediated-regulation-of-the-nascent-nuclear-transcripts-in-plants-a-bioinformatics-workflow
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Dongliang Yu, Zhonghai Tang, Chaogang Shao, Xiaoxia Ma, Taihe Xiang, Zhihong Fan, Huizhong Wang, Yijun Meng
Most of the microRNAs (miRNAs) play their regulatory roles through posttranscriptional target decay or translational inhibition. For both plants and animals, these regulatory events were previously considered to take place in cytoplasm, as mature miRNAs were observed to be exported to the cytoplasm for Argonaute (AGO) loading and subsequent target binding. Recently, this notion was challenged by increasing pieces of evidence in the animal cells that uncovered the nuclear importation and action of the AGO-associated miRNAs...
June 14, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
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