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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911912/comprehensive-genetic-analysis-of-japanese-autosomal-dominant-sensorineural-hearing-loss-patients
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Yoh-Ichiro Iwasa, Shin-Ya Nishio, Shin-Ichi Usami
BACKGROUND: In general, autosomal dominant inherited hearing loss does not have a founder mutation, with the causative mutation different in each family. For this reason, there has been a strong need for efficient diagnosis methods for autosomal dominant sensorineural hearing loss (ADSNHL) patients. This study sought to verify the effectiveness of our analysis algorithm for the screening of ADSNHL patients as well as the usefulness of the massively parallel DNA sequencing (MPS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Seventy-five Japanese ADSNHL patients from 53 ENT departments nationwide participated in this study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911336/decreased-aerobic-capacity-in%C3%A2-ano5-muscular-dystrophy
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Emil Ylikallio, Mari Auranen, Ibrahim Mahjneh, Antti Lamminen, Maria Kousi, Ann-Liz Träskelin, Tiina Muurinen, Mervi Löfberg, Tapani Salmi, Anders Paetau, Anna-Elina Lehesjoki, Päivi Piirilä, Sari Kiuru-Enari
BACKGROUND: Anoctaminopathies are muscle diseases caused by recessive mutations in the ANO5 gene. The effects of anoctaminopathy on oxidative capacity have not previously been studied in a controlled setting. OBJECTIVE: To characterize oxidative capacity in a clinically and genetically well-defined series of patients with anoctaminopathy. METHODS: We sequenced the ANO5 gene in 111 Finnish patients with suspected LGMD2. Patients with positive findings underwent close clinical examination, including electromyography, muscle MRI, and, in selected cases, muscle biopsy...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906637/prevalence-of-urat1-allelic-variants-in-the-roma-population
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Blanka Stiburkova, Dana Gabrikova, Pavel Čepek, Pavel Šimek, Pavol Kristian, Elizabeth Cordoba-Lanus, Felix Claverie-Martin
The Roma represents a transnational ethnic group, with a current European population of 8-10 million. The evolutionary process that had the greatest impact on the gene pool of the Roma population is called the founder effect. Renal hypouricemia (RHUC) is a rare heterogenous inherited disorder characterized by impaired renal urate reabsorption. The affected individuals are predisposed to recurrent episodes of exercise-induced nonmyoglobinuric acute kidney injury and nephrolithiasis. To date, more than 150 patients with a loss-of-function mutation for the SLC22A12 (URAT1) gene have been found, most of whom are Asians...
December 2016: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899325/dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa-col7a1-mutation-landscape-in-a-multi-ethnic-cohort-of-152-extended-families-with-high-degree-of-customary-consanguineous-marriages
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Hassan Vahidnezhad, Leila Youssefian, Sirous Zeinali, Amir Hossein Saeidian, Soheila Sotudeh, Nikoo Mozafari, Maryam Abiri, Abdolmohammad Kajbafzadeh, Mohammadreza Barzegar, Adam Ertel, Paolo Fortina, Jouni Uitto
Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) is a heritable skin disease manifesting with sub-lamina densa blistering, erosions and chronic ulcers. COL7A1, encoding type VII collagen, has been identified as the candidate gene for DEB. In this study, we have identified COL7A1 mutations in a large multi-ethnic cohort of 152 extended Iranian families with high degree of consanguinity. The patients were diagnosed by clinical manifestations, histopathology and immunoepitope mapping. Mutation detection consisted of a combination of a single nucleotide polymorphism-based whole genome homozygosity mapping, Sanger sequencing and gene targeted next generation sequencing...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894351/characterizing-the-morbid-genome-of-ciliopathies
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Ranad Shaheen, Katarzyna Szymanska, Basudha Basu, Nisha Patel, Nour Ewida, Eissa Faqeih, Amal Al Hashem, Nada Derar, Hadeel Alsharif, Mohammed A Aldahmesh, Anas M Alazami, Mais Hashem, Niema Ibrahim, Firdous M Abdulwahab, Rawda Sonbul, Hisham Alkuraya, Maha Alnemer, Saeed Al Tala, Muneera Al-Husain, Heba Morsy, Mohammed Zain Seidahmed, Neama Meriki, Mohammed Al-Owain, Saad AlShahwan, Brahim Tabarki, Mustafa A Salih, Tariq Faquih, Mohamed El-Kalioby, Marius Ueffing, Karsten Boldt, Clare V Logan, David A Parry, Nada Al Tassan, Dorota Monies, Andre Megarbane, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Anason Halees, Colin A Johnson, Fowzan S Alkuraya
BACKGROUND: Ciliopathies are clinically diverse disorders of the primary cilium. Remarkable progress has been made in understanding the molecular basis of these genetically heterogeneous conditions; however, our knowledge of their morbid genome, pleiotropy, and variable expressivity remains incomplete. RESULTS: We applied genomic approaches on a large patient cohort of 371 affected individuals from 265 families, with phenotypes that span the entire ciliopathy spectrum...
November 28, 2016: Genome Biology
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/27868354/high-incidence-of-bscl2-intragenic-recombinational-mutation-in-peruvian-type-2-berardinelli-seip-syndrome
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Nelson Purizaca-Rosillo, Takayasu Mori, Yamali Benites-Cóndor, Fuki M Hisama, George M Martin, Junko Oshima
Congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL) is a genetically heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by the absence of functional adipose tissue. We identified two pedigrees with CGL in the community of the Mestizo tribe in the northern region of Peru. Five cases, ranging from 15 months to 7 years of age, presented with generalized lipodystrophy, muscular prominence, mild intellectual disability, and a striking aged appearance. Sequencing of the BSCL2 gene, known to be mutated in type 2 CGL (CGL2; Berardinelli-Seip syndrome), revealed a homozygous deletion of exon 3 in all five patients examined, suggesting the presence of a founder mutation...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866339/recurrent-tp53-missense-mutation-in-cancer-patients-of-arab-descent
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Aviad Zick, Luna Kadouri, Sherri Cohen, Michael Frohlinger, Tamar Hamburger, Naama Zvi, Morasha Plaser, Eilat Avital, Shani Breuier, Firase Elian, Azzam Salah, Yael Goldberg, Tamar Peretz
Hereditary cancer comprises more than 10% of all breast cancer cases. Identification of germinal mutations enables the initiation of a preventive program that can include early detection or preventive treatment and may also have a major impact on cancer therapy. Several recurrent mutations were identified in the BRCA1/2 genes in Jewish populations however, in other ethnic groups in Israel, no recurrent mutations were identified to date. Our group established panel sequencing in cancer patients to identify recurrent, founder, and new mutations in the heterogeneous and diverse populations in Israel, We evaluated five breast cancer patients of Arab descent diagnosed with cancer before the age of 50 years and identified the previously described TP53 mutation, c...
November 19, 2016: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863507/transgenic-mice-overexpressing-the-als-linked-protein-matrin-3-develop-a-profound-muscle-phenotype
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Christina Moloney, Sruti Rayaprolu, John Howard, Susan Fromholt, Hilda Brown, Matt Collins, Mariela Cabrera, Colin Duffy, Zoe Siemienski, Dave Miller, Maurice S Swanson, Lucia Notterpek, David R Borchelt, Jada Lewis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder of upper and lower motor neurons. Mutations in the gene encoding the nuclear matrix protein Matrin 3 have been found in familial cases of ALS, as well as autosomal dominant distal myopathy with vocal cord and pharyngeal weakness. We previously found that spinal cord and muscle, organs involved in either ALS or distal myopathy, have relatively lower levels of Matrin 3 compared to the brain and other peripheral organs in the murine system...
November 18, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829678/missing-genetic-variations-in-gne-myopathy-rearrangement-hotspots-encompassing-5-utr-and-founder-allele
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Wenhua Zhu, Satomi Mitsuhashi, Takahiro Yonekawa, Satoru Noguchi, Josiah Chai Yui Huei, Atchayaram Nalini, Veeramani Preethish-Kumar, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Kenji Murakata, Madoka Mori-Yoshimura, Sachiko Kamada, Hiroyuki Yahikozawa, Masato Karasawa, Seigo Kimura, Fumitada Yamashita, Ichizo Nishino
GNE myopathy is an autosomal recessive distal myopathy caused by loss-of-function mutations in the GNE gene, which encodes UDP-GlcNAc 2-epimerase/ManNAc kinase (GNE), a key enzyme in sialic-acid biosynthesis. By comprehensive screening of manifesting patients using a fine-mapped targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS), we identified copy number variations (CNVs) in 13 patients from 11 unrelated families. The nine unique CNVs largely vary in size from 0.3 to 72 kb. Over half of the cases carry different deletions spanning merely exon 2, which contains the 5' untranslated region (5'UTR) of the muscle major transcript hGNE1...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824213/combined-coagulation-factor-viii-and-factor-ix-deficiency-cdf8f9-in-a-patient-from-lithuania
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V Ivaškevičius, B Pezeshkpoor, A Biswas, G Goldmann, S Horneff, M Gimbutyte, L Malciute, R Jurgutis, J Oldenburg
: Haemophilia A (FVIII deficiency) and haemophilia B (FIX deficiency) are X-linked inherited bleeding disorders. It is a very rare event to identify both haemophilias in the same patient. So far, only two families with such combination are reported in the literature worldwide supported by genetic background. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Evaluation of clinical data, determination of FVIII and FIX levels and genetic analysis of F8 and F9 genes by direct sequencing. RESULTS: We report on a patient having severe haemophilia B (FIX:C <1 IU dl(-1)) and mild haemophilia A (FVIII:C 18 IU dl(-1) )...
November 8, 2016: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814992/a-cluster-of-progranulin-c157kfsx97-mutations-in-southern-italy-clinical-characterization-and-genetic-correlations
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Cinzia Coppola, Dario Saracino, Gianfranco Puoti, Giacomo Lus, Clemente Dato, Isabelle Le Ber, Jeremie Pariente, Paola Caroppo, Elena Piccoli, Fabrizio Tagliavini, Giuseppe Di Iorio, Giacomina Rossi
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is a group of neurodegenerative diseases displaying high clinical, pathologic, and genetic heterogeneity. Several autosomal dominant progranulin (GRN) mutations have been reported, accounting for 5%-10% of FTLD cases worldwide. In this study, we described the clinical characteristics of 7 Italian patients, 5 with a diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia behavioral variant and 2 of corticobasal syndrome (CBS), carrying the GRN deletion g.101349_101355delCTGCTGT, resulting in the C157KfsX97 null mutation, and hypothesized the existence of a founder effect by means of haplotype sharing analysis...
October 11, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814975/smpd1-variants-in-chinese-han-patients-with-sporadic-parkinson-s-disease
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Cheng-Yuan Mao, Jing Yang, Hui Wang, Shu-Yu Zhang, Zhi-Hua Yang, Hai-Yang Luo, Fang Li, Mengmeng Shi, Yu-Tao Liu, Zheng-Ping Zhuang, Pan Du, Yao-He Wang, Chang-He Shi, Yu-Ming Xu
INTRODUCTION: A founder mutation, p.L302P, in sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase 1, acid lysosomal (SMPD1), causing Niemann-Pick disease, a recessive lysosomal storage disorder, was reported to be associated with increased risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) in Ashkenazi Jewish population. Several other studies about the association between SMPD1 variants and PD were performed afterward in other populations. However, the results on the role of SMPD1 mutations for PD have been conflicting. This study aimed to investigate the role of mutations in SMPD1 in Chinese PD patients...
October 19, 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809725/distribution-of-ret-mutations-in-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-2-in-denmark-1994-2014-a-nationwide-study
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Jes Sloth Mathiesen, Jens Peter Kroustrup, Peter Vestergaard, Kirstine Stochholm, Per Løgstrup Poulsen, Åse Krogh Rasmussen, Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen, Mette Gaustadnes, Torben Falck Ørntoft, Thomas V O Hansen, Finn Cilius Nielsen, Kim Brixen, Christian Godballe, Anja Lisbeth Frederiksen
Background Germline mutations of the REarranged during Transfection (RET) proto-oncogene cause multiple endocrine neoplasia 2 (MEN2). It is unclear whether the distribution of RET mutations varies among populations. We conducted the first nationwide study of the distribution of RET mutations and compared the results to those of other populations. Methods This retrospective cohort study included 1,583 patients, who underwent RET gene testing in one of three centers covering all of Denmark between September 1994 and December 2014...
November 3, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809318/a-high-throughput-functional-genomics-workflow-based-on-crispr-cas9-mediated-targeted-mutagenesis-in-zebrafish
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Gaurav K Varshney, Blake Carrington, Wuhong Pei, Kevin Bishop, Zelin Chen, Chunxin Fan, Lisha Xu, Marypat Jones, Matthew C LaFave, Johan Ledin, Raman Sood, Shawn M Burgess
The zebrafish is a popular model organism for studying development and disease, and genetically modified zebrafish provide an essential tool for functional genomic studies. Numerous publications have demonstrated the efficacy of gene targeting in zebrafish using CRISPR/Cas9, and they have included descriptions of a variety of tools and methods for guide RNA synthesis and mutant identification. However, most of the published techniques are not readily scalable to increase throughput. We recently described a CRISPR/Cas9-based high-throughput mutagenesis and phenotyping pipeline in zebrafish...
December 2016: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807060/m918v-ret-mutation-causes-familial-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-study-of-8-affected-kindreds
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M Cecília Martins-Costa, Lucas L Cunha, Susan C Lindsey, Cleber P Camacho, Renata P Dotto, Gilberto K Furuzawa, M Sharmila A Sousa, Teresa S Kasamatsu, Ilda S Kunii, Márcio M Martins, Alberto L Machado, João R M Martins, Magnus R Dias-da-Silva, Rui M B Maciel
Germline mutations in codon 918 of exon 16 of the RET gene (M918T) are classically associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (MEN 2B) with highly aggressive medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), pheochromocytoma and a unique phenotype. The objectives of this study are to describe the rare M918V RET mutation discovered in 8 MTC kindreds from Brazil lacking the MEN 2B phenotype classically observed in M918T patients and to investigate the presence of a founder effect for this germline mutation. Eight apparently sporadic MTC cases were diagnosed with the germline M918V RET mutation...
December 2016: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796757/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-reveals-novel-ttn-mutations-causing-recessive-distal-titinopathy
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Anni Evilä, Johanna Palmio, Anna Vihola, Marco Savarese, Giorgio Tasca, Sini Penttilä, Sara Lehtinen, Per Harald Jonson, Jan De Bleecker, Peter Rainer, Michaela Auer-Grumbach, Jean Pouget, Emmanuelle Salort-Campana, Juan J Vilchez, Nuria Muelas, Montse Olive, Peter Hackman, Bjarne Udd
Tibial muscular dystrophy (TMD) is the first described human titinopathy. It is a mild adult-onset slowly progressive myopathy causing weakness and atrophy in the anterior lower leg muscles. TMD is caused by mutations in the last two exons, Mex5 and Mex6, of the titin gene (TTN). The first reported TMD mutations were dominant, but the Finnish founder mutation FINmaj, an 11-bp insertion/deletion in Mex6, in homozygosity caused a completely different severe early-onset limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2J (LGMD2J)...
October 29, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787485/moyamoya-vasculopathy-shows-a-genetic-mutational-gradient-decreasing-from-east-to-west
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Alessandro Raso, Roberto Biassoni, Samantha Mascelli, Paolo Nozza, Elisabetta Ugolotti, Eddi DI Marco, Patrizia DE Marco, Elisa Merello, Armando Cama, Marco Pavanello, Valeria Capra
BACKGROUND: Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a chronic, occlusive cerebrovascular disease characterized by bilateral steno- occlusive changes at the terminal portion of the internal carotid arteries and an abnormal vascular network at the base of the brain determining stroke in children. Patients with a similar vasculopathy and associated conditions are affected by the moyamoya syndrome (MMS). Most of the studies focused on MMD were carried out on East-Asian population. Ring Finger 213 (RNF213) has been identified as the strongest susceptibility gene for MMD in East-Asian people...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785394/the-chek2-del5395-is-a-founder-mutation-without-direct-effects-for-cancer-risk-in-the-latvian-population
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J Plonis, D Kalniete, M Nakazawa-Miklasevica, A Irmejs, E Vjaters, J Gardovskis, E Miklasevics
Our objective was to determine: 1) whether the checkpoint kinase 2 (CHEK2) del5395 (g.27417113-27422508 del, NC_000022.11) is a founder mutation in the Latvian population, 2) if there is an association between CHEK2 del5395 mutation and cancer risk, and 3) and whether the CHEK2 del5395 mutation impacts cancer predisposition in Chernobyl disaster liquidators (the civil and military personnel who were called upon to deal with consequences of the 1986 nuclear disaster) as well as geriatric populations. We recruited 438 breast cancer patients, 568 colorectal cancer patients, 399 ovarian cancer patients, 419 prostate cancer patients, 526 healthy blood donors, 480 Chernobyl disaster liquidators and 444 geriatric cancer-free participants...
December 1, 2015: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784768/transcription-factors-wox11-12-directly-activate-wox5-7-to-promote-root-primordia-initiation-and-organogenesis
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Xiaomei Hu, Lin Xu
De novo organogenesis, which gives rise to adventitious roots and shoots, is a type of plant regeneration for survival after wounding. In Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), two main cell fate transition steps are required to establish the root primordium during de novo root organogenesis from leaf explants. The first step from regeneration-competent cells to root founder cells involves activation of WUSCHEL-RELATED HOMEOBOX11 (WOX11) and WOX12 (WOX11/12) expression by auxin. However, the molecular mechanism controlling the second step of fate transition from root founder cells to root primordium is poorly understood...
December 2016: Plant Physiology
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