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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649555/autosomal-dominant-carvajal-plus-syndrome-due-to-the-novel-desmoplakin-mutation-c-1678a%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-p-ile560phe
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Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger, Eva Wollmann, Susanne Dertinger, Franco Laccone
BACKGROUND: Carvajal syndrome is an autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive disorder, manifesting with dilated cardiomyopathy, woolly hair, and palmoplantar keratoma. Additional manifestations can be occasionally found. Carvajal syndrome may be due to mutations in the desmocollin-2, desmoplakin, or plakophilin-2 gene. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report a family with Carvajal syndrome which additionally presented with hypoacusis, noncompaction, recurrent pharyngeal infections, oligodontia, and recurrent diarrhoea...
September 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647343/alcoholic-cardiomyopathy-what-is-known-and-what-is-not-known
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REVIEW
Antonio Mirijello, Claudia Tarli, Gabriele Angelo Vassallo, Luisa Sestito, Mariangela Antonelli, Cristina d'Angelo, Anna Ferrulli, Salvatore De Cosmo, Antonio Gasbarrini, Giovanni Addolorato
Excessive alcohol consumption represents one of the main causes of non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is characterized by dilation and impaired contraction of one or both myocardial ventricles. It represents the final effect of alcohol-induced toxicity to the heart. Several pathophysiological mechanisms have been proposed at the basis of alcohol-induced damage, most of which are still object of research. Unfortunately, symptoms of alcoholic cardiomyopathy are not specific and common to other forms of heart failure and appear when dilatation and systolic dysfunction are consolidated...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647088/deorphanization-strategies-for-dark-chemical-matter
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REVIEW
Anne Mai Wassermann, Matthew Tudor, Meir Glick
The term dark chemical matter (DCM) was recently introduced for those molecules in a screening collection that have never shown any substantial biological activity despite having been tested in hundreds of high-throughput assays. It was suggested that, if hits emerge from this compound pool in future screening campaigns, they should be prioritized due to their exquisite selectivity profile. In this article we define DCM at our company and describe on-going efforts to shed light on the bioactivity of these apparently silent compounds, with an emphasis on multi-parametric profiling methods...
March 2017: Drug Discovery Today. Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645928/molecular-mechanisms-in-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Keith Dadson, Ludger Hauck, Filio Billia
Cardiomyopathies represent a heterogeneous group of diseases that negatively affect heart function. Primary cardiomyopathies specifically target the myocardium, and may arise from genetic [hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D), mitochondrial cardiomyopathy] or genetic and acquired [dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM)] etiology. Modern genomics has identified mutations that are common in these populations, while in vitro and in vivo experimentation with these mutations have provided invaluable insight into the molecular mechanisms native to these diseases...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643395/catalase-ameliorates-diabetes-induced-cardiac-injury-through-reduced-p65-rela-mediated-transcription-of-becn1
#5
Xu Wang, Youli Tao, Yewei Huang, Kungao Zhan, Mei Xue, Ying Wang, Dandan Ruan, Yangzhi Liang, Xiaozhong Huang, Jianjun Lin, Zhiwei Chen, Lingchun Lv, Santie Li, Gen Chen, Yang Wang, Ruijie Chen, Weitao Cong, Litai Jin
Catalase is an antioxidative enzyme that converts hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) produced by superoxide dismutase from highly reactive superoxide (O2(-) ) to water and oxygen molecules. Although recent findings demonstrate that catalase, autophagy and the nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) signalling pathway are centrally involved in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM), the interplay between the three has not been fully characterized. Thus, the mechanism responsible for catalase-mediated protection against heart injury in diabetic mice was investigated in this study, as well as the role of NF-κB-p65 in the regulation of autophagic flux was investigated in this study...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642849/aim2-co-immunization-with-vp1-is-associated-with-increased-memory-cd8-t-cells-and-mounts-long-lasting-protection-against-coxsackievirus-b3-challenge
#6
Liang Yin, Dafei Chai, Yan Yue, Chunsheng Dong, Sidong Xiong
The recurrent Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) infection is the most important cause of intractable myocarditis which often leads to chronic myocarditis and even dilated cardiomyopathy. Therefore, enhanced DNA vaccines capable of memory CD8 T cells are essential for long-lasting immunological protection against CVB3 infection. In this study, absent in melanoma 2 (AIM2) was used as an adjuvant to enhance the induction of memory CD8 T cells elicited by VP1 (viral capsid protein 1) vaccine. Mice were intramuscularly injected with 50 μg AIM2 plasmid and equal amount of VP1 plasmid (pAIM2/pVP1) vaccine 4 times at 2 week-intervals...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642161/digenic-inheritance-of-mutations-in-the-cardiac-troponin-tnnt2-and-cardiac-beta-myosin-heavy-chain-myh7-as-the-cause-of-severe-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Evmorfia Petropoulou, Mohammadhossein Soltani, Ali Dehghani Firoozabadi, Seyedeh Mahdieh Namayandeh, Jade Crockford, Reza Maroofian, Yalda Jamshidi
Familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by ventricular dilation and depressed myocardial performance. It is a genetically heterogeneous disorder associated with mutations in over 60 genes. We carried out whole exome sequencing in combination with cardiomyopathy-related gene-filtering on two affected family members to identify the possible causative mutation in a consanguineous Iranian family with DCM. Two novel variants in cardiomyopathy-related genes were identified: c.247 A > C; p.N83H in the Troponin T Type 2 gene (TNNT2) and c...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641835/rapid-purification-of-diastereoisomers-from-piper-kadsura-using-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-with-chiral-stationary-phases
#8
Huaxia Xin, Zhuoshun Dai, Jianfeng Cai, Yanxiong Ke, Hui Shi, Qing Fu, Yu Jin, Xinmiao Liang
Supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) with chiral stationary phases (CSPs) is an advanced solution for the separation of achiral compounds in Piper kadsura. Analogues and stereoisomers are abundant in natural products, but there are obstacles in separation using conventional method. In this paper, four lignan diastereoisomers, (-)-Galbelgin, (-)-Ganschisandrin, Galgravin and (-)-Veraguensin, from Piper kadsura were separated and purified by chiral SFC. Purification strategy was designed, considering of the compound enrichment, sample purity and purification throughput...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640453/corrigendum
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Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) was first recognized more than four decades ago and occurred independent of cardiovascular diseases or hypertension in both type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients. The exact mechanisms underlying this disease remain incompletely understood. Several pathophysiological bases responsible for DCM have been proposed, including the presence of hyperglycemia, nonenzymatic glycosylation of large molecules (e.g., proteins), energy metabolic disturbance, mitochondrial damage and dysfunction, impaired calcium handling, reactive oxygen species formation, inflammation, cardiac cell death, and cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis, leading to impairment of cardiac contractile functions...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639151/central-arterial-function-measured-by-non-invasive-pulse-wave-analysis-is-abnormal-in-patients-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#10
Thomas D Ryan, John J Parent, Zhiqian Gao, Philip R Khoury, Elizabeth Dupont, Jennifer N Smith, Brenda Wong, Elaine M Urbina, John L Jefferies
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by mutation of dystrophin. Cardiovascular involvement includes dilated cardiomyopathy. Non-invasive assessment of vascular function has not been evaluated in DMD. We hypothesize arterial wave reflection is abnormal in patients with DMD. Pulse wave analysis was performed on DMD patients with a SphygmoCor SCOR-PVx System to determine central blood pressure and augmentation index (AIx) as an assessment of arterial wave reflection. Results were compared to a control group...
June 21, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638918/-generation-of-tnnt2a-knock-out-zebrafish-via-crispr-cas9-and-phenotypic-analysis
#11
Lian Liu, Ran-Ran Zhang, Qian Yang, Xu Wang, Yong-Hao Gui
Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) serves as a structural protein of myocardial fiber, and participates in heart excitation-contraction coupling process. Here, we generated tnnt2a (cTnT-coding gene) deletion mutant zebrafish via CRISPR/Cas9 technique, and performed phenotypic analysis of the identified tnnt2a mutants. We observed that there was no significant difference between heterozygous mutant and wild type zebrafish, and the homozygous mutants displayed significant malformations in heart, including cardiac arrest, atrium and ventricle enlargement, pericardium effusion, and the individuals usually died before 7 day post fertilization (dpf)...
June 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637969/development-of-a-patient-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-model-for-the-investigation-of-scn5a-d1275n-related-cardiac-sodium-channelopathy
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Mamoru Hayano, Takeru Makiyama, Tsukasa Kamakura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Kenichi Sasaki, Shunsuke Funakoshi, Yimin Wuriyanghai, Suguru Nishiuchi, Takeshi Harita, Yuta Yamamoto, Hirohiko Kohjitani, Sayako Hirose, Fumika Yokoi, Jiarong Chen, Osamu Baba, Takahiro Horie, Kazuhisa Chonabayashi, Seiko Ohno, Futoshi Toyoda, Yoshinori Yoshida, Koh Ono, Minoru Horie, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: TheSCN5Agene encodes the α subunit of the cardiac voltage-gated sodium channel, NaV1.5. The missense mutation, D1275N, has been associated with a range of unusual phenotypes associated with reduced NaV1.5 function, including cardiac conduction disease and dilated cardiomyopathy. Curiously, the reported biophysical properties ofSCN5A-D1275N channels vary with experimental system.Methods and Results:First, using a human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cell-based heterologous expression system, theSCN5A-D1275N channels showed similar maximum sodium conductance but a significantly depolarizing shift of activation gate (+10 mV) compared to wild type...
June 20, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630914/deregulated-ca-2-cycling-underlies-the-development-of-arrhythmia-and-heart-disease-due-to-mutant-obscurin
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Li-Yen R Hu, Maegen A Ackermann, Peter A Hecker, Benjamin L Prosser, Brendan King, Kelly A O'Connell, Alyssa Grogan, Logan C Meyer, Christopher E Berndsen, Nathan T Wright, W Jonathan Lederer, Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos
Obscurins are cytoskeletal proteins with structural and regulatory roles encoded by OBSCN. Mutations in OBSCN are associated with the development of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Specifically, the R4344Q mutation present in immunoglobulin domain 58 (Ig58) was the first to be linked with the development of HCM. To assess the effects of R4344Q in vivo, we generated the respective knock-in mouse model. Mutant obscurins are expressed and incorporated normally into sarcomeres...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630369/alpk3-gene-mutation-in-a-patient-with-congenital-cardiomyopathy-and-dysmorphic-features
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Ahmet Okay Cağlayan, Rabia Gonul Sezer, Hande Kaymakcalan, Ege Ulgen, Taner Yavuz, Jacob F Baranoski, Abdulkadir Bozaykut, Akdes Serin Harmanci, Yalim Yalcin, Mark W Youngblood, Katsuhito Yasuno, Kaya Bilguvar, Murat Gunel
Primary cardiomyopathy is one of the most common inherited cardiac diseases and harbors significant phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity. Because of this, genetic testing has become standard in treatment of this disease group. Indeed, in recent years, next-generation DNA sequencing has found broad applications in medicine, both as a routine diagnostic tool for genetic disorders and also as a high-throughput discovery tool for identifying novel disease causing genes. We describe a male infant with primary dilated cardiomyopathy that was diagnosed using intrauterine echocardiography, and found to progress to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy after birth...
June 19, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629836/opposite-effects-of-catalase-and-mnsod-ectopic-expression-on-stress-induced-defects-and-mortality-in-the-desmin-deficient-cardiomyopathy-model
#15
Kleopatra Rapti, Antigoni Diokmetzidou, Ismini Kloukina, Derek J Milner, Aimilia Varela, Constantinos H Davos, Yassemi Capetanaki
Oxidative stress has been linked strongly to cell death and cardiac remodeling processes, all hallmarks of heart failure. Mice deficient for desmin (des-/-), the major muscle specific intermediate filament protein, develop dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure characterized by mitochondrial defects and cardiomyocyte death. The cellular and biochemical alterations in the hearts of these mice strongly suggest that oxidative stress is one of the mechanisms contributing to the pathogenesis of the phenotype. Recently, we showed that indeed the desmin deficient cardiomyocytes are under increased oxidative stress...
June 16, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629574/biventricular-mechanics-in-prediction-of-severe-myocardial-fibrosis-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-cmr-study
#16
Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Joanna Petryka, Mateusz Spiewak, Barbara Miłosz-Wieczorek, Konrad Werys, Łukasz A Małek, Magdalena Polanska-Skrzypczyk, Natalia Ojrzynska, Agata Kubik, Magdalena Marczak, Jolanta Misko, Jacek Grzybowski
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the ability of various parameters of myocardial mechanics to predict large amounts of biventricular fibrosis assessed via T1 mapping in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). MATERIAL: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance feature tracking analysis and T1 mapping were performed in 26 patients with DCM [mean age: 34.4±9.1years, 15 (57.6%) males]. The values of various parameters of myocardial mechanics at predicting advanced left-ventricle (LV) and right-ventricle (RV) fibrosis were compared using logistic regression analysis and receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) analysis...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625905/the-influence-of-mri-features-on-surgical-decision-making-in-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-results-from-a-global-survey-of-aospine-international-members
#17
Aria Nouri, Allan R Martin, Anick Nater, Christopher D Witiw, So Kato, Lindsay Tetreault, Hamed Reihani-Kermani, Carlo Santaguida, Michael G Fehlings
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a survey to understand how specific pathologic features on MRI influence surgeons toward an anterior or posterior surgical approach in Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM) . METHODS: A questionnaire was sent out to 6,179 AOSpine International members via email. This included 18 questions on a 7-point Likert scale regarding how MRI features influence the respondent's decision to perform an anterior or posterior surgical approach. Influence was classified based on the mean and mode...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624463/insights-from-genotype-phenotype-correlations-by-novel-speg-mutations-causing-centronuclear-myopathy
#18
Haicui Wang, Claudia Castiglioni, Ayşe Kaçar Bayram, Fabiana Fattori, Serdar Pekuz, Diego Araneda, Hüseyin Per, Ricardo Erazo, Hakan Gümüş, Suzan Zorludemir, Kerstin Becker, Ximena Ortega, Jorge Alfredo Bevilacqua, Enrico Bertini, Sebahattin Cirak
Centronuclear myopathies (CNM) are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of congenital myopathies, defined histologically by increased number of fibres with centrally located nuclei, and type I fibre predominance in muscle biopsy. Myotubular myopathy, the X-linked form of CNM caused by mutations in the phosphoinositide phosphatase MTM1, is histologically characteristic since muscle fibres resemble myotubes. Here we present two unrelated patients with CNM and typical myotubular fibres in the muscle biopsy caused by mutations in striated muscle preferentially expressed protein kinase (SPEG)...
May 24, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624452/fortunellin-protects-against-high-fructose-induced-diabetic-heart-injury-in-mice-by-suppressing-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-via-ampk-nrf-2-pathway-regulation
#19
Cuihua Zhao, Yuan Zhang, Hongyang Liu, Peng Li, Han Zhang, Guanchang Cheng
Inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to the progression of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). The study was first designed to calculate the role of an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant Fortunellin (For) in high fructose-induced cardiac injury in diabetic mice. Fortunellin was found to be none of toxicity to mice and cells using various assays. High fructose was used to induce mice with diabetes. The heart histopathological changes and cardiac function were measured. Fortunellin significantly attenuated the score of histopathological alterations and alleviated heart function, accompanied with reduced inflammation and oxidative stress...
June 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624408/native-t1-mapping-and-extracellular-volume-mapping-for-the-assessment-of-diffuse-myocardial-fibrosis-in-dilated%C3%A2-cardiomyopathy
#20
Shiro Nakamori, Kaoru Dohi, Masaki Ishida, Yoshitaka Goto, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Taku Omori, Itaru Goto, Naoto Kumagai, Naoki Fujimoto, Yasutaka Ichikawa, Kakuya Kitagawa, Norikazu Yamada, Hajime Sakuma, Masaaki Ito
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the histological correlation of native myocardial T1 and extracellular volume fraction (ECV) measurement at 3-T for the assessment of diffuse pathological changes in the myocardial tissue, including myocardial fibrosis and extracellular space in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance T1 techniques allow the quantification of diffuse myocardial fibrosis. However, there are no definitive head-to-head studies of native T1 versus ECV for the detection, quantification, and characterization of pathological changes in the myocardial tissue in DCM by using histological samples for confirmation...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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