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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916860/novel-pigt-variant-in-two-brothers-expansion-of-the-multiple-congenital-anomalies-hypotonia-seizures-syndrome-3-phenotype
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Nadia Skauli, Sean Wallace, Samuel C C Chiang, Tuva Barøy, Asbjørn Holmgren, Asbjørg Stray-Pedersen, Yenan T Bryceson, Petter Strømme, Eirik Frengen, Doriana Misceo
Biallelic PIGT variants were previously reported in seven patients from three families with Multiple Congenital Anomalies-Hypotonia Seizures Syndrome 3 (MCAHS3), characterized by epileptic encephalopathy, hypotonia, global developmental delay/intellectual disability, cerebral and cerebellar atrophy, craniofacial dysmorphisms, and skeletal, ophthalmological, cardiac, and genitourinary abnormalities. We report a novel homozygous PIGT missense variant c.1079G>T (p.Gly360Val) in two brothers with several of the typical features of MCAHS3, but in addition, pyramidal tract neurological signs...
November 29, 2016: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913098/succinyl-coa-synthetase-sucla2-deficiency-in-two-siblings-with-impaired-activity-of-other-mitochondrial-oxidative-enzymes-in-skeletal-muscle-without-mitochondrial-dna-depletion
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Xiaoping Huang, Jirair K Bedoyan, Didem Demirbas, David J Harris, Alexander Miron, Simone Edelheit, George Grahame, Suzanne D DeBrosse, Lee-Jun Wong, Charles L Hoppel, Douglas S Kerr, Irina Anselm, Gerard T Berry
Mutations in SUCLA2 result in succinyl-CoA ligase (ATP-forming) or succinyl-CoA synthetase (ADP-forming) (A-SCS) deficiency, a mitochondrial tricarboxylic acid cycle disorder. The phenotype associated with this gene defect is largely encephalomyopathy. We describe two siblings compound heterozygous for SUCLA2 mutations, c.985A>G (p.M329V) and c.920C>T (p.A307V), with parents confirmed as carriers of each mutation. We developed a new LC-MS/MS based enzyme assay to demonstrate the decreased SCS activity in the siblings with this unique genotype...
November 12, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905493/increased-temperature-delays-the-late-season-phenology-of-multivoltine-insect
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Adam Glazaczow, David Orwin, Michał Bogdziewicz
We analyzed the impact of increased water temperature on the late-season phenology of the mayfly (Baetis liebenauae). The River Gwda, unlike two other examined rivers (controls), has reservoirs along its length and thus, higher water temperature. Elevated water temperature prolonged summer diapause of the mayfly and shifted its life cycle to the later autumn: the last generation of mayflies started development later in the Gwda than in the control rivers. This translated into terrestrial stages (subimagos) of the insect being more abundant at the water surface in the late autumn in the Gwda river than in the control rivers...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903293/personalized-medicine-approach-confirms-a-milder-case-of-abat-deficiency
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A Besse, A K Petersen, J V Hunter, V Appadurai, S R Lalani, P E Bonnen
ABAT deficiency (OMIM 613163) is a rare inborn error of metabolism caused by recessive variants in the gene 4-aminobutyric acid transaminase (ABAT), which is responsible for both the catalysis of GABA and maintenance of nucleoside pools in the mitochondria. To date, only a few patients have been reported worldwide. Their clinical presentation has been remarkably consistent with primary features of severe psychomotor retardation, encephalopathy, hypotonia, and infantile-onset refractory epilepsy. We report a new case of ABAT deficiency that marks an important departure from previous clinical findings...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890788/genetic-testing-among-spanish-pediatric-neurologists-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices
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J Domínguez-Carral, J López-Pisón, A Macaya, M Bueno Campaña, M A García-Pérez, D Natera-de Benito
Advances in genetic testing applied to child neurology have enabled the development of genetic tests with greater sensitivity in elucidating an etiologic diagnosis for common neurological conditions. The objective of the current study was to examine child neurologists' perspectives and insights into genetic testing. We surveyed 118 Spanish child neurologists, exploring their knowledge, attitudes, and practices concerning genetic tests. All of them had requested at least one genetic test in the past six months...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888271/investigation-of-the-association-between-motor-stereotypy-behavior-with-fundamental-movement-skills-adaptive-functioning-and-autistic-spectrum-disorder-symptomology-in-children-with-intellectual-disabilities
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Joanne L Powell, Lydia Pringle, Matt Greig
Motor stereotypy behaviors are patterned, coordinated, repetitive behaviors that are particularly evident in those with an autistic spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities. The extent to which motor stereotypy behavior severity is associated with motor skills and maladaptive behavior, measures of adaptive functioning, along with fundamental movement skills and degree of autistic spectrum disorder symptomology is assessed in this preliminary report. Twelve participants, aged 7 to 16 years, with a reported motor stereotypy behavior and either mild or severe intellectual disability comprising developmental or global delay took part in the study...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883195/the-use-of-cardiac-orienting-responses-as-an-early-and-scalable-biomarker-of-alcohol-related-neurodevelopmental-impairment
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Diego A Mesa, Julie A Kable, Claire D Coles, Kenneth Lyons Jones, Lyubov Yevtushok, Yaroslav Kulikovsky, Wladimir Wertelecki, Todd P Coleman, Christina D Chambers
BACKGROUND: Considered the leading cause of developmental disabilities worldwide, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a global health problem. To take advantage of neural plasticity, early identification of affected infants is critical. The cardiac orienting response (COR) has been shown to be sensitive to the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and is an inexpensive, easy to administer assessment tool. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the COR effectiveness in assessing individual risk of developmental delay...
November 24, 2016: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882480/phenotype-biochemical-features-genotype-and-treatment-outcome-of-pyridoxine-dependent-epilepsy
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Amal Al Teneiji, Theodora U J Bruun, Dawn Cordeiro, Jaina Patel, Michal Inbar-Feigenberg, Shelly Weiss, Eduard Struys, Saadet Mercimek-Mahmutoglu
We report treatment outcome of eleven patients with pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy caused by pathogenic variants in ALDH7A1 (PDE-ALDH7A1). We developed a clinical severity score to compare phenotype with biochemical features, genotype and delays in the initiation of pyridoxine. Clinical severity score included 1) global developmental delay/ intellectual disability; 2) age of seizure onset prior to pyridoxine; 3) current seizures on treatment. Phenotype scored 1-3 = mild; 4-6 = moderate; and 7-9 = severe...
November 23, 2016: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882258/dysmorphic-facial-features-and-other-clinical-characteristics-in-two-patients-with-pex1-gene-mutations
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Mehmet Gunduz, Ozlem Unal
Peroxisomal disorders are a group of genetically heterogeneous metabolic diseases related to dysfunction of peroxisomes. Dysmorphic features, neurological abnormalities, and hepatic dysfunction can be presenting signs of peroxisomal disorders. Here we presented dysmorphic facial features and other clinical characteristics in two patients with PEX1 gene mutation. Follow-up periods were 3.5 years and 1 year in the patients. Case I was one-year-old girl that presented with neurodevelopmental delay, hepatomegaly, bilateral hearing loss, and visual problems...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878435/novel-phenotypes-and-loci-identified-through-clinical-genomics-approaches-to-pediatric-cataract
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Nisha Patel, Deepti Anand, Dorota Monies, Sateesh Maddirevula, Arif O Khan, Talal Algoufi, Mohammed Alowain, Eissa Faqeih, Muneera Alshammari, Ahmed Qudair, Hadeel Alsharif, Fatimah Aljubran, Hessa S Alsaif, Niema Ibrahim, Firdous M Abdulwahab, Mais Hashem, Haifa Alsedairy, Mohammed A Aldahmesh, Salil A Lachke, Fowzan S Alkuraya
Pediatric cataract is highly heterogeneous clinically and etiologically. While mostly isolated, cataract can be part of many multisystem disorders, further complicating the diagnostic process. In this study, we applied genomic tools in the form of a multi-gene panel as well as whole-exome sequencing on unselected cohort of pediatric cataract (166 patients from 74 families). Mutations in previously reported cataract genes were identified in 58% for a total of 43 mutations, including 15 that are novel. GEMIN4 was independently mutated in families with a syndrome of cataract, global developmental delay with or without renal involvement...
November 22, 2016: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867341/disorders-of-transcriptional-regulation-an-emerging-category-of-multiple-malformation-syndromes
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REVIEW
Kosuke Izumi
Some genetic disorders caused by mutations in genes encoding components of the transcriptional machinery as well as proteins involved in epigenetic modification of the genome share many overlapping features, such as facial dysmorphisms, growth problems and developmental delay/intellectual disability. As a basis for some shared phenotypic characteristics in these syndromes, a similar transcriptome disturbance, characterized by global transcriptional dysregulation, is believed to play a major role. In this review article, a general overview of gene transcription is provided, and the current knowledge of the mechanisms underlying some disorders of transcriptional regulation, such as Rubinstein- Taybi, Coffin-Siris, Cornelia de Lange, and CHOPS syndromes, are discussed...
October 2016: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860360/homozygous-variants-in-pyrroline-5-carboxylate-reductase-2-pycr2-in-patients-with-progressive-microcephaly-and-hypomyelinating-leukodystrophy
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Linyan Meng, Taraka Donti, Fan Xia, Zhiyv Niu, Aisha Al Shamsi, Jozef Hertecant, Fatma Al-Jasmi, James B Gibson, Honey Nagakura, Jing Zhang, Weimin He, Christine Eng, Yaping Yang, Sarah H Elsea
Pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase 2, encoded by PYCR2, is one of the three homologous enzymes that catalyze the last step of proline synthesis. Homozygous variants in PYCR2 have been reported in patients from multiple consanguineous families with hypomyelinating leukodystrophy 10 (HLD10) (MIM: 616420). Here, we report five additional patients from three families with homozygous nonsense or missense variants in PYCR2, identified through clinical exome sequencing. All patients presented with postnatally acquired microcephaly, moderate to profound global developmental delay, and failure to thrive...
November 11, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859928/microstructural-changes-of-brain-in-patients-with-aromatic-l-amino-acid-decarboxylase-deficiency
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Wang-Tso Lee, Jui-Hsiang Lin, Wen-Chin Weng, Steven Shinn-Forng Peng
Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency is an uncommon inherited neurometabolic disease. The clinical presentations and MR findings in children with AADC deficiency were investigated. Total 12 children (6 boys, 6 girls), aged from 9 to 50 months (mean, 23 ±13 months), with AADC deficiency, were enrolled for analysis. Of 12 patients enrolled, clinical presentations included global developmental delay with generalized hypotonia in 12 (100%), dystonia in 12 (100%), oculogyric crisis in 12 (100%), and excessive sweating in 8 (67%)...
November 17, 2016: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844033/novel-nalcn-variant-altered-respiratory-and-circadian-rhythm-anesthetic-sensitivity
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Bernarda Lozic, Stefan Johansson, Sanja Lovric Kojundzic, Josko Markic, Per Morten Knappskog, Angelika F Hahn, Helge Boman
The sodium leak channel, a Na(+)-permeable, nonselective cation channel, is widely expressed in the nervous system, contributing a basal Na(+)-leak conductance and regulating neuronal excitability. A 3-year-old girl, heterozygous for a de novo missense mutation in NALCN (c.956C>T; p.Ala319Val) predicted to be deleterious, presented from birth with: stimulus-induced, episodic contractures of the limbs and face with associated respiratory distress; distal arthrogryposis; severe axial hypotonia; and severe global developmental delay (CLIFAHDD syndrome)...
November 2016: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843043/hyperekplexia-report-on-phenotype-and-genotype-of-16-jordanian-patients
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Amira Masri, Seo-Kyung Chung, Mark I Rees
BACKGROUND: Hyperekplexia, is a rare disorder characterized by excessive startle response to acoustic, visual, or other stimuli. It is inherited in autosomal recessive and dominant pattern. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and genetic features of hyperekplexia in Jordanian patients. METHODS: This retrospective study includes all patients with proved genetic diagnosis of hyperekplexia who presented to our clinic at the Jordan University Hospital from January 2001 through July 2015...
November 11, 2016: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842520/assessing-an-isizulu-questionnaire-with-educators-in-primary-schools-in-pietermaritzburg-to-establish-a-baseline-of-knowledge-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Natalie K Hutton, Carol Mitchell, Mary van der Riet
BACKGROUND: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a significant childhood disorder and has a growing prevalence rate across the world. It has been identified in children from a wide range of racial groups, ethnicities and socio-economic groups, making it a globally relevant disorder. However, a lack of research on ASD in Africa makes it difficult to determine the prevalence rate, presentation and level of knowledge regarding the disorder locally. Therefore, assessing knowledge of ASD amongst professionals is a useful starting point for research in countries where research on ASD is limited...
November 14, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815844/incidence-and-geographic-distribution-of-succinic-semialdehyde-dehydrogenase-ssadh-deficiency
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Savita Verma Attri, Pratibha Singhi, Natrujee Wiwattanadittakul, Jyotindra N Goswami, Naveen Sankhyan, Gajja S Salomons, Jean-Baptiste Roullett, Ryan Hodgeman, Mahsa Parviz, K Michael Gibson, Phillip L Pearl
The incidence of succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase (SSADH) deficiency, an autosomal recessive inherited disorder of GABA degradation, is unknown. Upon a recent diagnosis of a new family of affected fraternal twins from the Punjabi ethnic group of India, case ascertainment from the literature and our database was done to determine the number of confirmed cases along with their geographic distribution. The probands presented with global developmental delay, infantile onset epilepsy, and a persistent neurodevelopmental disorder upon diagnosis at 10 years of age with intellectual disability, expressive aphasia, and behavioral problems most prominent for hyperactivity...
November 5, 2016: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810487/triclosan-exposure-results-in-alterations-of-thyroid-hormone-status-and-retarded-early-development-and-metamorphosis-in-cyprinodon-variegatus
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Joseph G Schnitzler, Bruno Frédérich, Mélanie Dussenne, Peter H M Klaren, Frédéric Silvestre, Krishna Das
Thyroid hormones are critically involved in somatic growth, development and metamorphosis of vertebrates. The structural similarity between thyroid hormones and triclosan, an antimicrobial compound widely employed in consumer personal care products, suggests triclosan can have adverse effects on the thyroid system. The sheepshead minnow, Cyprinodon variegatus, is now used in ecotoxicological studies that have recently begun to focus on potential disruption of the thyroid axis by endocrine disrupting compounds...
December 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807713/effects-of-soybean-meal-on-digestive-enzymes-activity-expression-of-inflammation-related-genes-and-chromatin-modifications-in-marine-fish-sparus-aurata-l-larvae
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Erick Perera, Manuel Yúfera
The effects of soybean meal (SBM) in early diet of Sparus aurata larvae at two developmental windows were assessed. Prolonged (beyond 14 days post-hatch, dph) feeding with SBM decreased the activity of pancreatic enzymes of larvae. In the absence of SBM these larvae later resumed enzyme activities, but exhibited a significant delay in development. Larvae response to SBM involved up-regulation of extracellular matrix remodeling enzymes and pro-inflammatory cytokines, coupled with a drop in putative intestinal enzymes...
November 2, 2016: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806135/a-trematode-parasite-derived-growth-factor-binds-and-exerts-influences-on-host-immune-functions-via-host-cytokine-receptor-complexes
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Azad A Sulaiman, Katarzyna Zolnierczyk, Ornampai Japa, Jonathan P Owen, Ben C Maddison, Richard D Emes, Jane E Hodgkinson, Kevin C Gough, Robin J Flynn
The trematode Fasciola hepatica is responsible for chronic zoonotic infection globally. Despite causing a potent T-helper 2 response, it is believed that potent immunomodulation is responsible for rendering this host reactive non-protective host response thereby allowing the parasite to remain long-lived. We have previously identified a growth factor, FhTLM, belonging to the TGF superfamily can have developmental effects on the parasite. Herein we demonstrate that FhTLM can exert influence over host immune functions in a host receptor specific fashion...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
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