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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352617/high-frequency-of-c9orf72-hexanucleotide-repeat-expansion-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients-from-two-founder-populations-sharing-the-same-risk-haplotype
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Orly Goldstein, Mali Gana-Weisz, Beatrice Nefussy, Batel Vainer, Omri Nayshool, Anat Bar-Shira, Bryan J Traynor, Vivian E Drory, Avi Orr-Urtreger
We characterized the C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion (RE) mutation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients of 2 distinct origins, Ashkenazi and North Africa Jews (AJ, NAJ), its frequency, and genotype-phenotype correlations. In AJ, 80% of familial ALS (fALS) and 11% of sporadic ALS carried the RE, a total of 12.9% of all AJ-ALS compared to 0.3% in AJ controls (odds ratio [OR] = 44.3, p < 0.0001). In NAJ, 10% of fALS and 9% of sporadic ALS carried the RE, a total of 9.1% of all NAJ-ALS compared to 1% in controls (OR = 9...
December 27, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339979/brca1-and-brca2-mutation-spectrum-an-update-on-mutation-distribution-in-a-large-cancer-genetics-clinic-in-norway
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Cecilie Heramb, Teresia Wangensteen, Eli Marie Grindedal, Sarah Louise Ariansen, Sheba Lothe, Ketil Riddervold Heimdal, Lovise Mæhle
Background: Founder mutations in the two breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, have been described in many populations, among these are Ashkenazi-Jewish, Polish, Norwegian and Icelandic. Founder mutation testing in patients with relevant ancestry has been a cost-efficient approach in such populations. Four Norwegian BRCA1 founder mutations were defined by haplotyping in 2001, and accounted for 68% of BRCA1 mutation carriers at the time. After 15 more years of genetic testing, updated knowledge on the mutation spectrum of both BRCA1 and BRCA2 in Norway is needed...
2018: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335925/germline-deleterious-mutations-in-genes-other-than-brca2-are-infrequent-in-male-breast-cancer
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Florentia Fostira, Emmanouil Saloustros, Paraskevi Apostolou, Andromahi Vagena, Despoina Kalfakakou, Davide Mauri, Dimitrios Tryfonopoulos, Vassileios Georgoulias, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, Georgios Fountzilas, Irene Konstantopoulou
PURPOSE: Male breast cancer (MBC) is a rare cancer entity, with mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes accounting for ~ 10% of patients. Multiple-gene sequencing has already entered clinical practice for female breast cancer, whereas the performance of panel testing in MBC has not been studied extensively. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of panel testing for MBC, by the largest gene panel used so far, through investigation of patients deriving from a population with known founder effects...
January 15, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335924/brca1-and-brca2-germline-variants-in-breast-cancer-patients-from-the-republic-of-macedonia
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Milena Jakimovska, Ivana Maleva Kostovska, Katerina Popovska-Jankovic, Katerina Kubelka-Sabit, Mitko Karadjozov, Liljana Stojanovska, Andreja Arsovski, Snezhana Smichkoska, Emilija Lazarova, Maja Jakimovska Dimitrovska, Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska
PURPOSE: We aimed to establish the spectrum of BRCA1/2 mutations among the breast cancer (BC) patients from the Republic of Macedonia. METHODS: We used targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS), Sanger DNA sequencing, and multiplex ligation probe amplification analysis (MLPA) to search for point mutations and deletions/duplications involving BRCA1 and BRCA2-coding regions. RESULTS: We have analyzed a total of 313 BC patients, enriched for family history of cancer, early age of onset and bilateral and/or triple negative (TN) BC...
January 15, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327420/expanding-the-phenotype-of-slc25a42-associated-mitochondrial-encephalomyopathy
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M Almannai, A Alsamri, A Alqasmi, E Faqeih, F AlMutairi, M Alotaibi, M M Samman, W Eyaid, Y I Aljadhai, H E Shamseldin, W Craigen, F S Alkuraya
SLC25A42 gene encodes an inner mitochondrial membrane protein that imports Co-enzyme A (CoA) into the mitochondrial matrix. A mutation in this gene was recently reported in a subject born to consanguineous parents who presented with mitochondrial myopathy with muscle weakness and lactic acidosis. In this report, we present 12 additional individuals with the same founder mutation who presented with variable manifestations ranging from asymptomatic lactic acidosis to a severe phenotype characterized by developmental regression and epilepsy...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327352/ultrasound-findings-provide-clues-to-investigate-founder-mutations-expressed-as-runs-of-homozygosity-in-chromosomal-microarray-studies
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Hagit Daum, Israela Lerer, Ayala Frumkin, Daniel Rosenak, Nili Yanai, Shay Porat, Simcha Yagel, Vardiella Meiner
OBJECTIVES: Chromosomal microarray analysis is effectively applied prenatally to detect copy number changes. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) probes included in the microarray platform can detect regions of excessive homozygosity and identical-by-descent genomic stretches. The utility of the latter as part of prenatal diagnosis is not well established. Recessive founder mutations are well recognized within distinct ethnic groups. Combining these data with prenatal sonography provides accurate focused molecular diagnoses quickly...
January 11, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326055/a-retrospective-biochemical-molecular-and-neurocognitive-review-of-saudi-patients-with-argininosuccinic-aciduria
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Ruqaiah AlTassan, Dalal Bubshait, Faiqa Imtiaz, Zuhair Rahbeeni
A retrospective review was compiled of 54 patients with argininosuccinic aciduria who were either identified through the Saudi National Newborn Screening Program or diagnosed clinically from January 2000 to December 2015. The duration of follow-up is from 2 to 19 years. The majority of patients (65%) originated from the central province of Saudi Arabia. The mean patient age at review was 10 years (2-19 years), 92% received an early diagnosis (<28 days of age) and most were symptomatic at the time of the diagnosis (n = 34)...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322253/identification-of-a-mutation-in-cnnm4-by-whole-exome-sequencing-in-an-amish-family-and-functional-link-between-cnnm4-and-iqcb1
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Sisi Li, Quansheng Xi, Xiaoyu Zhang, Dong Yu, Lin Li, Zhenyang Jiang, Qiuyun Chen, Qing K Wang, Elias I Traboulsi
We investigated an Amish family in which three siblings presented with an early-onset childhood retinal dystrophy inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. Genome-wide linkage analysis identified significant linkage to marker D2S2216 on 2q11 with a two-point LOD score of 1.95 and a multi-point LOD score of 3.76. Whole exome sequencing was then performed for the three affected individuals and identified a homozygous nonsense mutation (c.C1813T, p.R605X) in the cyclin and CBS domain divalent metal cation transport mediator 4 (CNNM4) gene located within the 2p14-2q14 Jalili syndrome locus...
January 10, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321670/clinical-and-experimental-evidence-suggest-a-link-between-kif7-and-c5orf42-related-ciliopathies-through-sonic-hedgehog-signaling
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Reza Asadollahi, Justin E Strauss, Martin Zenker, Oliver Beuing, Simon Edvardson, Orly Elpeleg, Tim M Strom, Pascal Joset, Dunja Niedrist, Christine Otte, Beatrice Oneda, Paranchai Boonsawat, Silvia Azzarello-Burri, Deborah Bartholdi, Michael Papik, Markus Zweier, Cordula Haas, Arif B Ekici, Alessandra Baumer, Eugen Boltshauser, Katharina Steindl, Michael Nothnagel, Albert Schinzel, Esther T Stoeckli, Anita Rauch
Acrocallosal syndrome (ACLS) is an autosomal recessive neurodevelopmental disorder caused by KIF7 defects and belongs to the heterogeneous group of ciliopathies related to Joubert syndrome (JBTS). While ACLS is characterized by macrocephaly, prominent forehead, depressed nasal bridge, and hypertelorism, facial dysmorphism has not been emphasized in JBTS cohorts with molecular diagnosis. To evaluate the specificity and etiology of ACLS craniofacial features, we performed whole exome or targeted Sanger sequencing in patients with the aforementioned overlapping craniofacial appearance but variable additional ciliopathy features followed by functional studies...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299148/cancer-risk-susceptibility-loci-in-a-swedish-population
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Wen Liu, Xiang Jiao, Jessada Thutkawkorapin, Hovsep Mahdessian, Annika Lindblom
A germline mutation in cancer predisposing genes is known to increase the risk of more than one tumor type. In order to find loci associated with many types of cancer, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) was conducted, and 3,555 Swedish cancer cases and 15,581 controls were analyzed for 226,883 SNPs. The study used haplotype analysis instead of single SNP analysis in order to find putative founder effects. Haplotype association studies identified seven risk loci associated with cancer risk, on chromosomes 1, 7, 11, 14, 16, 17 and 21...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298698/genotype-and-biotype-of-invasive-anopheles-stephensi-in-mannar-island-of-sri-lanka
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Sinnathamby N Surendran, Kokila Sivabalakrishnan, Kanapathy Gajapathy, Sivasingham Arthiyan, Tibutius T P Jayadas, Kalingarajah Karvannan, Selvarajah Raveendran, S H P Parakrama Karunaratne, Ranjan Ramasamy
BACKGROUND: Anopheles stephensi, the major vector of urban malaria in India, was recently detected for the first time in Sri Lanka in Mannar Island on the northwestern coast. Since there are different biotypes of An. stephensi with different vector capacities in India, a study was undertaken to further characterise the genotype and biotype of An. stephensi in Mannar Island. METHODS: Mosquito larvae were collected in Pesalai village in Mannar and maintained in the insectary until adulthood...
January 3, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297312/generation-of-megabase-scale-deletions-inversions-and-duplications-involving-the-contactin-6-gene-in-mice-by-crispr-cas9-technology
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Alexei N Korablev, Irina A Serova, Oleg L Serov
BACKGROUND: Copy Number Variation (CNV) of the human CNTN6 gene (encoding the contactin-6 protein), caused by deletions or duplications, is responsible for severe neurodevelopmental impairments, often in combination with facial dysmorphias. Conversely, deleterious point mutations of this gene do not show any clinical phenotypes. The aim of this study is to generate mice carrying large deletions, duplications and inversions involving the Cntn6 gene as a new experimental model to study CNV of the human CNTN6 locus...
December 28, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295910/range-expansion-and-the-origin-of-usa300-north-american-epidemic-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Lavanya Challagundla, Xiao Luo, Isabella A Tickler, Xavier Didelot, David C Coleman, Anna C Shore, Geoffrey W Coombs, Daniel O Sordelli, Eric L Brown, Robert Skov, Anders Rhod Larsen, Jinnethe Reyes, Iraida E Robledo, Guillermo J Vazquez, Raul Rivera, Paul D Fey, Kurt Stevenson, Shu-Hua Wang, Barry N Kreiswirth, Jose R Mediavilla, Cesar A Arias, Paul J Planet, Rathel L Nolan, Fred C Tenover, Richard V Goering, D Ashley Robinson
The USA300 North American epidemic (USA300-NAE) clone of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has caused a wave of severe skin and soft tissue infections in the United States since it emerged in the early 2000s, but its geographic origin is obscure. Here we use the population genomic signatures expected from the serial founder effects of a geographic range expansion to infer the origin of USA300-NAE and identify polymorphisms associated with its spread. Genome sequences from 357 isolates from 22 U.S...
January 2, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289840/founder-mutation-in-ikbkap-gene-causes-vestibular-impairment-in-familial-dysautonomia
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Joel V Gutiérrez, Horacio Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Carlos Mendoza-Santiesteban, Vaughan G Macefield, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann
OBJECTIVE: To assess vestibular function in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD), a hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy - caused by a mutation in the IKBKAP gene (c.2204 + 6 T>C) - and characterized by marked gait ataxia. METHODS: Cervical and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs and oVEMPs) were recorded from the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and extraocular muscles in 14 homozygous patients, 2 heterozygous patients, and 15 healthy controls during percussion of the forehead...
November 26, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288294/haplotype-analysis-suggest-that-the-mlh1-c-2059c%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-mutation-is-a-swedish-founder-mutation
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Jenny von Salomé, Tao Liu, Markku Keihäs, Moni Morak, Elke Holinski-Feder, Ian R Berry, Jukka S Moilanen, Stéphanie Baert-Desurmont, Annika Lindblom, Kristina Lagerstedt-Robinson
Lynch syndrome (LS) predisposes to a spectrum of cancers and increases the lifetime risk of developing colorectal- or endometrial cancer to over 50%. Lynch syndrome is dominantly inherited and is caused by defects in DNA mismatch-repair genes MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 or PMS2, with the vast majority detected in MLH1 and MSH2. Recurrent LS-associated variants observed in apparently unrelated individuals, have either arisen de novo in different families due to mutation hotspots, or are inherited from a founder (a common ancestor) that lived several generations back...
December 29, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288066/cost-effectiveness-of-population-based-brca1-founder-mutation-testing-in-sephardi-jewish-women
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Shreeya Patel, Rosa Legood, D Gareth Evans, Clare Turnbull, Antonis C Antoniou, Usha Menon, Ian Jacobs, Ranjit Manchanda
BACKGROUND: Population-based BRCA1/BRCA2 founder-mutation testing has been demonstrated as cost-effective compared to family-history(FH) based testing in Ashkenazi Jewish(AJ) women. However, only one of the three AJ BRCA1/BRCA2 founder-mutations (185delAG(c.68_69delAG), 5382insC(c.5266dupC) and 6174delT(c.5946delT)) is found in the Sephardi Jewish(SJ) population (185delAG(c.68_69delAG)) and the overall prevalence of BRCA mutations in the SJ population is accordingly lower (0.7% compared to 2...
December 26, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279850/an-improved-binary-differential-evolution-algorithm-to-infer-tumor-phylogenetic-trees
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Ying Liang, Bo Liao, Wen Zhu
Tumourigenesis is a mutation accumulation process, which is likely to start with a mutated founder cell. The evolutionary nature of tumor development makes phylogenetic models suitable for inferring tumor evolution through genetic variation data. Copy number variation (CNV) is the major genetic marker of the genome with more genes, disease loci, and functional elements involved. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) accurately measures multiple gene copy number of hundreds of single cells. We propose an improved binary differential evolution algorithm, BDEP, to infer tumor phylogenetic tree based on FISH platform...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276052/nonsyndromic-retinitis-pigmentosa-in-the-ashkenazi-jewish-population-genetic-and-clinical-aspects
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Adva Kimchi, Samer Khateb, Rong Wen, Ziqiang Guan, Alexey Obolensky, Avigail Beryozkin, Shoshi Kurtzman, Anat Blumenfeld, Eran Pras, Samuel G Jacobson, Tamar Ben-Yosef, Hadas Newman, Dror Sharon, Eyal Banin
PURPOSE: To analyze the genetic and clinical findings in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patients of Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) descent, aiming to identify genotype-phenotype correlations. DESIGN: Cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Retinitis pigmentosa patients from 230 families of AJ origin. METHODS: Sanger sequencing was performed to detect specific founder mutations known to be prevalent in the AJ population. Ophthalmologic analysis included a comprehensive clinical examination, visual acuity (VA), visual fields, electroretinography, color vision testing, and retinal imaging by OCT, pseudocolor, and autofluorescence fundus photography...
December 22, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241845/crispr-cas9-mediated-knockout-of-two-eye-pigmentation-genes-in-the-brown-planthopper-nilaparvata-lugens-hemiptera-delphacidae
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Wen-Hua Xue, Nan Xu, Xiao-Bo Yuan, Hao-Hao Chen, Jin-Li Zhang, Sheng-Jie Fu, Chuan-Xi Zhang, Hai-Jun Xu
The brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens is one of the most destructive insect pests in Asia, demonstrating high fertility and causing huge crop losses by sucking sap of rice as well as transmitting viruses. However, functional genomic studies on N. lugens are seriously constrained by lack of genetic tools. Here, we employed two eye pigmentation genes to generate germ-line mutations in N. lugens using the CRISPR/Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated) system. We showed that injection of single guide RNA of the cinnabar gene of N...
December 11, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237685/identity-by-descent-mapping-identifies-major-locus-for-serum-triglycerides-in-amerindians-largely-explained-by-an-apoc3-founder-mutation
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Wen-Chi Hsueh, Anup K Nair, Sayuko Kobes, Peng Chen, Harald H H Göring, Toni I Pollin, Alka Malhotra, William C Knowler, Leslie J Baier, Robert L Hanson
BACKGROUND: Identity-by-descent mapping using empirical estimates of identity-by-descent allele sharing may be useful for studies of complex traits in founder populations, where hidden relationships may augment the inherent genetic information that can be used for localization. METHODS AND RESULTS: Through identity-by-descent mapping, using ≈400 000 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), of serum lipid profiles, we identified a major linkage signal for triglycerides in 1007 Pima Indians (LOD=9...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
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