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Global developmental delay

Alina Kurolap, Anja Armbruster, Tova Hershkovitz, Katharina Hauf, Adi Mory, Tamar Paperna, Ewald Hannappel, Galit Tal, Yusif Nijem, Ella Sella, Muhammad Mahajnah, Anat Ilivitzki, Dov Hershkovitz, Nina Ekhilevitch, Hanna Mandel, Volker Eulenburg, Hagit N Baris
Glycine is a major neurotransmitter that activates inhibitory glycine receptors and is a co-agonist for excitatory glutamatergic N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. Two transporters, GLYT1 and GLYT2, regulate extracellular glycine concentrations within the CNS. Dysregulation of the extracellular glycine has been associated with hyperekplexia and nonketotic hyperglycinemia. Here, we report four individuals from two families who presented at birth with facial dysmorphism, encephalopathy, arthrogryposis, hypotonia progressing to hypertonicity with startle-like clonus, and respiratory failure...
October 18, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
Nadia A Akawi, Salma Ben-Salem, Jozef Hertecant, Anne John, Thachillath Pramathan, Praseetha Kizhakkedath, Bassam R Ali, Lihadh Al-Gazali
BACKGROUND: The group of ELAC2-related encephalomyopathies is a recent addition to the rapidly growing heterogeneous mitochondrial disorders. RESULTS: We describe a highly inbred consanguineous Pakistani family with multiple affected children in 2 branches exhibiting moderately severe global developmental delay. Using homozygosity mapping, we mapped the phenotype in this family to a single locus on chromosome 17. In addition, whole-exome sequencing identified a homozygous splicing mutation (c...
October 21, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Hongzheng Dai, Victor Wei Zhang, Ayman W El-Hattab, Can Ficicioglu, Marwan Shinawi, Matthew Lines, Andreas Schulze, Markey McNutt, Garret Gotway, Xia Tian, Stella Chen, Jing Wang, William J Craigen, Lee-Jun Wong
Mutations in FBXL4 have recently been recognized to cause a mitochondrial disorder, with clinical features including early-onset lactic acidosis, hypotonia, and developmental delay. FBXL4 sequence analysis was performed in 808 subjects suspected to have a mitochondrial disorder. In addition, 28 samples from patients with early onset of lactic acidosis, but without identifiable mutations in 192 genes known to cause mitochondrial diseases, were examined for FBXL4 mutations. Definitive diagnosis was made in ten new subjects with a total of seven novel deleterious variants; five null and two missense substitutions...
October 15, 2016: Clinical Genetics
Kyungsoo Ha, Yiping Shen, Tyler Graves, Cheol-Hee Kim, Hyung-Goo Kim
BACKGROUND: 1q21 microdeletion syndrome is a rare contiguous gene deletion disorder with de novo or autosomal dominant inheritance patterns and its phenotypic features include intellectual disability, distinctive facial dysmorphism, microcephaly, cardiac abnormalities, and cataracts. MECP2 duplication syndrome is an X-linked recessive neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by intellectual disability, global developmental delay, and other neurological complications including late-onset seizures...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
Simon Edvardson, Yoshiko Murakami, Thi Tuyet Mai Nguyen, Maher Shahrour, Anik St-Denis, Avraham Shaag, Nadira Damseh, Françoise Le Deist, Yenan Bryceson, Bassam Abu-Libdeh, Philippe M Campeau, Taroh Kinoshita, Orly Elpeleg
BACKGROUND: Of our 1400 exome-studied patients, 67% originate from consanguineous families. ∼80% suffer from variable degree of intellectual disability (ID). The search for disease causing genes using homozygosity mapping was progressing slowly until 2010, then markedly accelerated by the introduction of exome analysis. OBJECTIVES: To identify the disease causing mutation(s) in three patients from two unrelated families who suffered from global developmental delay, severe ID and drug-responsive seizure disorder...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
Maaz Hassan, Merlin G Butler
We report a 20 year follow up on a Caucasian female, now 26 years of age, with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) harboring an atypical 15q11-q13 submicroscopic deletion of 100-200 kb in size first detected in 1996 involving the imprinting center, SNRPN gene and surrounding region. PWS is a rare complex disorder caused by the loss of paternally expressed genes in the 15q11-q13 region. With high resolution chromosomal microarray and methylation - specific MLPA analysis, we updated the genetic findings on our patient and found a 209,819bp deletion including the SNURF-SNRPN gene complex which includes the imprinting center and the SNORD116 region...
September 19, 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Tamar Harel, Wan Hee Yoon, Caterina Garone, Shen Gu, Zeynep Coban-Akdemir, Mohammad K Eldomery, Jennifer E Posey, Shalini N Jhangiani, Jill A Rosenfeld, Megan T Cho, Stephanie Fox, Marjorie Withers, Stephanie M Brooks, Theodore Chiang, Lita Duraine, Serkan Erdin, Bo Yuan, Yunru Shao, Elie Moussallem, Costanza Lamperti, Maria A Donati, Joshua D Smith, Heather M McLaughlin, Christine M Eng, Magdalena Walkiewicz, Fan Xia, Tommaso Pippucci, Pamela Magini, Marco Seri, Massimo Zeviani, Michio Hirano, Jill V Hunter, Myriam Srour, Stefano Zanigni, Richard Alan Lewis, Donna M Muzny, Timothy E Lotze, Eric Boerwinkle, Richard A Gibbs, Scott E Hickey, Brett H Graham, Yaping Yang, Daniela Buhas, Donna M Martin, Lorraine Potocki, Claudio Graziano, Hugo J Bellen, James R Lupski
ATPase family AAA-domain containing protein 3A (ATAD3A) is a nuclear-encoded mitochondrial membrane protein implicated in mitochondrial dynamics, nucleoid organization, protein translation, cell growth, and cholesterol metabolism. We identified a recurrent de novo ATAD3A c.1582C>T (p.Arg528Trp) variant by whole-exome sequencing (WES) in five unrelated individuals with a core phenotype of global developmental delay, hypotonia, optic atrophy, axonal neuropathy, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. We also describe two families with biallelic variants in ATAD3A, including a homozygous variant in two siblings, and biallelic ATAD3A deletions mediated by nonallelic homologous recombination (NAHR) between ATAD3A and gene family members ATAD3B and ATAD3C...
October 6, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
Abby M Moskowitz, Newell Belnap, Ashley L Siniard, Szabolcs Szelinger, Ana M Claasen, Ryan F Richholt, Matt De Both, Jason J Corneveaux, Chris Balak, Ignazio S Piras, Megan Russell, Amanda L Courtright, Sampath Rangasamy, Keri Ramsey, David W Craig, Vinodh Narayanan, Matt J Huentelman, Isabelle Schrauwen
Recently, mutations in the zinc finger MYND-type containing 11 (ZMYND11) gene were identified in patients with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, aggression, and complex neuropsychiatric features, supporting that this gene is implicated in 10p15.3 microdeletion syndrome. We report a novel de novo variant in the ZMYND11 gene (p.Ser421Asn) in a patient with a complex neurodevelopmental phenotype. The patient is a 24-yr-old Caucasian/Filipino female with seizures, global developmental delay, sensorineural hearing loss, hypotonia, dysmorphic features, and other features including a happy disposition and ataxic gait similar to Angelman syndrome...
September 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
Julie Galea, Katherine M Burnand, Fiona L Dawson, Chandrasen K Sinha, Dean Rex, Bruce O Okoye
Aim Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is a condition in which multiple gas-filled cysts form within the wall of the gastrointestinal tract in either the subserosa or submucosa. The presence of pneumoperitoneum in the presence of PI can present a therapeutic dilemma. The aim of our study was to review our experience and management of this condition. Methods A single-center retrospective study of consecutive children (> 1 year) presenting with a pneumoperitoneum and evidence of PI (2009-2015). Demographics, case notes, microbiology, and imaging were reviewed...
September 5, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Hersh Patel, Jung Kim, Tessa Kate Huncke
Citrullinemia type I is a rare autosomal recessive genetic condition that causes reduced activity of the enzyme, argininosuccinate synthase, which is needed for proper urea metabolism. The end result is hyperammonemia which can cause life-threatening neurologic symptoms and global developmental delay. Previous case reports of the anesthetic management of patients with citrullinemia describe delayed recovery possibly related to elevated ammonia levels postoperatively or choice of intraoperative anesthetics which have included narcotics...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Daryl A Scott, Andres Hernandez-Garcia, Mahshid S Azamian, Valerie K Jordan, Bum Jun Kim, Molly Starkovich, Jinglan Zhang, Lee-Jun Wong, Sandra A Darilek, Amy M Breman, Yaping Yang, James R Lupski, Amyn K Jiwani, Bibhuti Das, Seema R Lalani, Alejandro D Iglesias, Jill A Rosenfeld, Fan Xia
BACKGROUND: The non-POU domain containing octamer-binding gene (NONO) is located on chromosome Xq13.1 and encodes a member of a small family of RNA-binding and DNA-binding proteins that perform a variety of tasks involved in RNA synthesis, transcriptional regulation and DNA repair. Loss-of-function variants in NONO have been described as a cause of intellectual disability in males but have not been described in association with congenital heart defects or cardiomyopathy. In this article, we seek to further define the phenotypic consequences of NONO depletion in human subjects...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
Kim Bulkeley, Anita Bundy, Jacqueline Roberts, Stewart Einfeld
We explored the effectiveness of a sensory-based, family-centered coaching approach to changing problematic routines for young children with autism. Three mothers of young children with autism, atypical sensory processing, and global developmental delay each participated in a single-case experimental ABA design study. Mothers selected a problematic daily routine linked to sensory challenges as the focus of four intervention sessions provided in the home. Changes in mothers' perceptions of the children's behavior were the primary outcome, measured daily on a visual analog scale...
September 2016: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Muhammad Imran Naseer, Sameera Sogaty, Mahmood Rasool, Adeel G Chaudhary, Yousif Ahmed Abutalib, Susan Walker, Christian R Marshall, Daniele Merico, Melissa T Carter, Stephen W Scherer, Mohammad H Al-Qahtani, Mehdi Zarrei
We describe two brothers from a consanguineous family of Egyptian ancestry, presenting with microcephaly, apparent global developmental delay, seizures, spasticity, congenital blindness, and multiple cutaneous capillary malformations. Through exome sequencing, we uncovered a homozygous missense variant in STAMBP (p.K303R) in the two siblings, inherited from heterozygous carrier parents. Mutations in STAMBP are known to cause microcephaly-capillary malformation syndrome (MIC-CAP) and the phenotype in this family is consistent with this diagnosis...
November 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Thayres S Andrade, Jorge F Henriques, Ana Rita Almeida, Amadeu M V M Soares, Stefan Scholz, Inês Domingues
During the last century the increase in the mean global temperatures has been shown to impact on freshwater physicochemical parameters such as pH, dissolved oxygen, or ultraviolet (UV) light abundance. Changes in these parameters could modify the toxicity of environmental pollutants. Therefore, in the present study, the authors studied the tolerance (survival and sublethal endpoints) of zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos to variations in pH (3-12), dissolved oxygen (3.9-237 μmol/L) and UV intensity (55-467 mW/m(2) ) using selected endpoints...
August 17, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Elise Valkanas, Katherine Schaffer, Christopher Dunham, Valerie Maduro, Christèle du Souich, Rosemarie Rupps, David R Adams, Alireza Baradaran-Heravi, Elise Flynn, May C Malicdan, William A Gahl, Camilo Toro, Cornelius F Boerkoel
Failure to thrive arises as a complication of a heterogeneous group of disorders. We describe two female siblings with spastic paraplegia and global developmental delay but also, atypically for the HSPs, poor weight gain classified as failure to thrive. After extensive clinical and biochemical investigations failed to identify the etiology, we used exome sequencing to identify biallelic UNC80 mutations (NM_032504.1:c.[3983-3_3994delinsA];[2431C>T]. The paternally inherited NM_032504.1:c.3983-3_3994delinsA is predicted to encode p...
August 11, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Nausicaa Poullet, Anne Vielle, Clotilde Gimond, Sara Carvalho, Henrique Teotónio, Christian Braendle
Hermaphroditic organisms are key models in sex allocation research, yet the developmental processes by which hermaphrodite sex allocation can evolve remain largely unknown. Here we use experimental evolution of hermaphrodite-male (androdioecious) Caenorhabditis elegans populations to quantify the developmental changes underlying adaptive shifts in hermaphrodite sex allocation. We show that the experimental evolution of increased early-life self-fertility occurred through modification of a suite of developmental traits: increased self-sperm production, accelerated oogenesis and ovulation, and increased embryo retention...
October 2016: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
Surasak Puvabanditsin, Melissa February, Julia Mayne, Jennifer McConnell, Rajeev Mehta
OBJECTIVE:   The aim of this article is to publish a literature review and report on a new case of cleidocranial dysplasia syndrome with 6p21.1-p12.3 microdeletion. DESIGN:   A PubMed search using "cleidocranial dysplasia syndrome (CCD)" or "6p microdeletion" was performed. Articles with information relevant to our case were obtained for review. A new case of cleidocranial dysplasia syndrome is presented to describe and discuss clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, clinical progression of cleidocranial dysplasia syndrome, and management...
August 8, 2016: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Haiming Yuan, Zhe Meng, Liping Liu, Xiaoyan Deng, Xizi Hu, Liyang Liang
BACKGROUD: Microdeletions at 19q13.2 are very rare. Only two cases have been previously described. Here we report a 2-year-2-month old boy with Diamond-Blackfan anemia, global developmental delay, cognitive impairments, distinctive facial features, behavior problems, skeletal and genital dysplasia. CASE PRESENTATION: A de novo 1.6 Mb microdeletion at 19q13.2q13.31 was detected by chromosomal microarray analysis. Haploinsufficiency of the RPS19 gene is known to cause Diamond-Blackfan anemia, other features in this patient are likely due to the deletion of other candidate genes such as PAFAH1B3, ERF, LIPE and GSK3A...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
Geng Chen, John Paul Schell, Julio Aguila Benitez, Sophie Petropoulos, Marlene Yilmaz, Björn Reinius, Zhanna Alekseenko, Leming Shi, Eva Hedlund, Fredrik Lanner, Rickard Sandberg, Qiaolin Deng
Pluripotency, differentiation, and X Chromosome inactivation (XCI) are key aspects of embryonic development. However, the underlying relationship and mechanisms among these processes remain unclear. Here, we systematically dissected these features along developmental progression using mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) and single-cell RNA sequencing with allelic resolution. We found that mESCs grown in a ground state 2i condition displayed transcriptomic profiles diffused from preimplantation mouse embryonic cells, whereas EpiStem cells closely resembled the post-implantation epiblast...
October 2016: Genome Research
Markus Rienth, Laurent Torregrosa, Gautier Sarah, Morgane Ardisson, Jean-Marc Brillouet, Charles Romieu
BACKGROUND: Fruit composition at harvest is strongly dependent on the temperature during the grapevine developmental cycle. This raises serious concerns regarding the sustainability of viticulture and the socio-economic repercussions of global warming for many regions where the most heat-tolerant varieties are already cultivated. Despite recent progress, the direct and indirect effects of temperature on fruit development are far from being understood. Experimental limitations such as fluctuating environmental conditions, intra-cluster heterogeneity and the annual reproductive cycle introduce unquantifiable biases for gene expression and physiological studies with grapevine...
2016: BMC Plant Biology
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