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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140768/public-health-burden-of-hearing-impairment-and-the-promise-of-genomics-and-environmental-research-a-case-study-in-ghana-africa
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Samuel Mawuli Adadey, Gordon Awandare, Goffrey Kwabla Amedofu, Ambroise Wonkam
Hearing impairment (HI) is one of the most disabling conditions of major global health burden that contributes adversely to the social and economic development of a country, if not managed properly. A proper assessment of the nationwide burden and etiology of HI is instrumental in the prevention, treatment, and management of the condition. This article sought to perform an expert review of HI in Ghana to determine the present knowledge of its burden and possible causes of the condition. A literature search was conducted in PubMed using the following keywords: "hearing loss" OR "hearing impairment" OR "deafness" AND "Ghana...
November 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137068/carnitine-acylcarnitine-translocase-deficiency-with-c-199-10-t-g-and-novel-c-1a-g-mutation-two-case-reports-and-brief-literature-review
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Hui-Ming Yan, Hao Hu, Aisha Ahmed, Bing-Bing Feng, Jing Liu, Zheng-Jun Jia, Hua Wang
RATIONALE: Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocate deficiency (CACTD) is a rare and life-threatening, autosomal recessive disorder of fatty acid β-oxidation characterized by hypoketotic hypoglycemia, hyperammonemia, cardiomyopathy, liver dysfunction, and muscle weakness; culminating in early death. To date, CACTD cases screened from the Chinese mainland population, especially patient with compound heterozygote with c.199-10T>G and a novel c.1A>G mutation in the SLC25A20 gene has never been described...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122497/further-delineation-of-the-phenotypic-spectrum-of%C3%A2-isca2-defect-a-report-of-ten-new-cases
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Majid Alfadhel, Marwan Nashabat, Muhammad Talal Alrifai, Hesham Alshaalan, Fuad Al Mutairi, Saif A Al-Shahrani, Barbara Plecko, Rawan Almass, Maysoon Alsagob, Faten B Almutairi, Ahmed Al-Rumayyan, Waleed Al-Twaijri, Mohammed Al-Owain, Robert W Taylor, Namik Kaya
Iron-Sulfur Cluster (ISC) biogenesis is a vital cellular process required to produce various ISC-containing proteins. These ISC proteins are responsible for essential functions such as glycine cleavage and the formation of lipoic acid, an essential cofactor of respiratory chain complexes. Defects in ISC biogenesis lead to multiple mitochondrial dysfunction syndromes including: ISCA2 with infantile onset leukodystrophy. Recently, a founder mutation, c.229G > A, p.Gly77Ser in ISCA2 was reported to cause Multiple Mitochondrial Dysfunction Syndrome type 4...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113160/germline-cytotoxic-lymphocytes-defective-mutations-in-chinese-patients-with-lymphoma
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Xue Chen, Yang Zhang, Fang Wang, Mangju Wang, Wen Teng, Yuehui Lin, Xiangping Han, Fangyuan Jin, Yuanli Xu, Panxiang Cao, Jiancheng Fang, Ping Zhu, Chunrong Tong, Hongxing Liu
Certain patients with lymphoma may harbor mutations in perforin 1 (PRF1), unc-13 homolog D (UNC13D), syntaxin 11 (STX11), STXBP2 (syntaxin binding protein 2) or SH2 domain containing 1A (SH2D1A), which causes functional defects of cytotoxic lymphocytes. Data regarding the association between genetic defects and the development of lymphoma in Chinese patients are limited to date. In the present study, 90 patients with lymphoma were analyzed for UNC13D, PRF1, STXBP2, STX11, SH2D1A and X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107794/the-clinical-presentation-of-bradyopsia-in-children
#5
Arif O Khan
Diagnosing bradyopsia can be challenging in young children because structural ophthalmic examination is typically normal and visual acuity can improve with pinhole despite no significant refractive error. This case series highlights the clinical presentations and features of 5 affected children (3 Arab families) who harbored the same homozygous RGS9 frameshift mutation, which seems to represent a founder effect for the Arabian Peninsula.
October 28, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106929/gentamicin-induced-readthrough-and-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-of-serpinb7-nonsense-mutant-transcripts
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Yuka Ohguchi, Toshifumi Nomura, Shotaro Suzuki, Masae Takeda, Toshinari Miyauchi, Osamu Mizuno, Satoru Shinkuma, Yasuyuki Fujita, Osamu Nemoto, Kota Ono, W H Irwin McLean, Hiroshi Shimizu
Nagashima-type palmoplantar keratosis (NPPK) is an autosomal recessive skin disorder with a high, unmet medical need that is caused by mutations in SERPINB7. Almost all NPPK patients carry the founder nonsense mutation c.796C>T (p.Arg266Ter) in the last exon of SERPINB7. Here we sought to determine whether topical "nonsense-suppression (readthrough)" therapy using gentamicin is applicable to NPPK. First, we demonstrated that gentamicin enhanced readthrough activity in cells transfected with SERPINB7 cDNA carrying the mutation and promoted full-length SERPINB7 protein synthesis in NPPK keratinocytes...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095929/high-prevalence-of-carriers-of-variant-c-1528g-c-of-hadha-gene-causing-long-chain-3-hydroxyacyl-coa-dehydrogenase-deficiency-lchadd-in-the-population-of-adult-kashubians-from-north-poland
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Bogusław Nedoszytko, Alicja Siemińska, Dominik Strapagiel, Sławomir Dąbrowski, Marcin Słomka, Marta Sobalska-Kwapis, Błażej Marciniak, Jolanta Wierzba, Jarosław Skokowski, Marcin Fijałkowski, Roman Nowicki, Leszek Kalinowski
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The mitochondrial β-oxidation of fatty acids is a complex catabolic pathway. One of the enzymes of this pathway is the heterooctameric mitochondrial trifunctional protein (MTP), composed of four α- and β-subunits. Mutations in MTP genes (HADHA and HADHB), both located on chromosome 2p23, cause MTP deficiency, a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder characterized by decreased activity of MTP. The most common MTP mutation is long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (LCHAD) deficiency caused by the c...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071585/expanding-the-phenotype-of-the-founder-south-asian-mutation-in-the-nuclear-encoding-mitochondrial-rmnd1-gene
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N Vinu, Ratna D Puri, Kanav Anand, Ishwar C Verma
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial disorders have a wide variability in the phenotype. A 10-mo-old girl presented with a severe phenotype of multisystem involvement due to an uncommon mitochondrial disease. Mutations in the RMND1 gene of nuclear DNA were identified on next generation sequencing. This mutation results in combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency -11 (OMIM #614922) of the respiratory chain complex. So far in South Asia, patients of this disorder have been reported only from Pakistan and Bangladesh...
October 26, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068140/a-founder-mutation-in-cerkl-is-a-major-cause-of-retinal-dystrophy-in-finland
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Kristiina Avela, Eeva-Marja Sankila, Sanna Seitsonen, Liina Kuuluvainen, Stephanie Barton, Stuart Gillies, Kristiina Aittomäki
PURPOSE: To study the genetic aetiology of retinal dystrophies (RD) in Finnish patients. METHODS: A targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) panel of 105 retinal dystrophy genes was used in a cohort of 55 RD patients. RESULTS: The overall diagnostic yield was 60% demonstrating the power of this approach. Interestingly, a missense mutation c.375C>G p.(Cys125Trp) in the CERKL gene was found in 18% of the patients in either a homozygous or compound heterozygous state...
October 25, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057985/molecular-spectrum-of-excision-repair-cross-complementation-group-8-gene-defects-in-chinese-patients-with-cockayne-syndrome-type-a
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Xiaozhu Wang, Yu Huang, Ming Yan, Jiuwei Li, Changhong Ding, Hong Jin, Fang Fang, Yanling Yang, Baiyan Wu, Dafang Chen
There are two genetics complementary groups Cockayne syndrome type A and B (CS-A and CS-B OMIM 216400, 133540), which is a rare autosomal recessive segmental progeroid syndrome. Homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in the excision repair cross-complementation group 8 gene (ERCC8) result in CS-A, and mutations in ERCC6 result in CS-B. Homozygous ERCC6/ERCC8 mutations also result in UV-sensitive syndrome. In this study, twenty-one Han Chinese patients with CS were investigated to identify mutations in ERCC8/ERCC6, of which thirteen cases with CS-A were identified with the mutations of ERCC8...
October 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054426/origin-of-the-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-mutation-in-mexican-population-and-influence-of-amerindian-ancestry-on-ctg-repeat-allelic-distribution
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N M Murillo-Melo, L C Márquez-Quiróz, R Gómez, L Orozco, E Mendoza-Caamal, Y S Tapia-Guerrero, R Camacho-Mejorado, H Cortés, A López-Reyes, C Santana, G Noris, O Hernández-Hernández, B Cisneros, J J Magaña
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 is caused by expansion of a CTG trinucleotide repeat situated in the DMPK gene. Worldwide genetic studies suggest a single or limited number of mutational events cause the disease. However, distribution of CTG alleles and disease incidence varies among ethnicities. Due to the great ethnic diversity of the Mexican population, the present study was aimed at analyzing the impact of different lineages in shaping the CTG-repeat allelic distribution in the contemporary Mexican-Mestizo population as well as to shed light on the DM1 ancestral origin...
September 21, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054425/molecular-characterization-of-congenital-myasthenic-syndromes-in-spain
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D Natera-de Benito, A Töpf, J J Vilchez, L González-Quereda, J Domínguez-Carral, J Díaz-Manera, C Ortez, M Bestué, P Gallano, M Dusl, A Abicht, J S Müller, J Senderek, A García-Ribes, N Muelas, T Evangelista, Y Azuma, G McMacken, A Paipa Merchan, P M Rodríguez Cruz, A Camacho, E Jiménez, M C Miranda-Herrero, A Santana-Artiles, O García-Campos, R Dominguez-Rubio, M Olivé, J Colomer, D Beeson, H Lochmüller, A Nascimento
Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) are a heterogeneous group of genetic disorders, all of which impair neuromuscular transmission. Epidemiological data and frequencies of gene mutations are scarce in the literature. Here we describe the molecular genetic and clinical findings of sixty-four genetically confirmed CMS patients from Spain. Thirty-six mutations in the CHRNE, RAPSN, COLQ, GFPT1, DOK7, CHRNG, GMPPB, CHAT, CHRNA1, and CHRNB1 genes were identified in our patients, with five of them not reported so far...
August 18, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053358/bioinvasion-triggers-rapid-evolution-of-life-histories-in-freshwater-snails
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Elodie Chapuis, Thomas Lamy, Jean-Pierre Pointier, Nicolas Juillet, Adeline Ségard, Philippe Jarne, Patrice David
Biological invasions offer interesting situations for observing how novel interactions between closely related, formerly allopatric species may trigger phenotypic evolution in situ. Assuming that successful invaders are usually filtered to be competitively dominant, invasive and native species may follow different trajectories. Natives may evolve traits that minimize the negative impact of competition, while trait shifts in invasives should mostly reflect expansion dynamics, through selection for colonization ability and transiently enhanced mutation load at the colonization front...
November 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050228/mutation-landscape-and-intra-tumor-heterogeneity-of-two-manecs-of-the-esophagus-revealed-by-multi-region-sequencing
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Wenqing Yuan, Zhen Liu, Wanjun Lei, Li Sun, Haijun Yang, Yu Wang, Shweta Ramdas, Xiao Dong, Ruiping Xu, Hong Cai, Jun Z Li, Yang Ke
Mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma (MANEC) in the esophagus is an infrequent but highly malignant cancer with few known genomic alterations. We conducted whole-exome sequencing and whole-genome SNP genotyping for 4-6 tumor subregions and 5-6 adjacent normal tissue sites and 1-3 lymph node metastases in two esophageal MANECs to detect somatic mutations and copy number alterations, and to explore their spatial heterogeneity and underlying clonal structure. TP53 mutation, RB1 deletion or LOH, and PIK3CA, PTEN, KRAS, SOX2, DVL3, TP63 amplification appeared in all regions in both tumors...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033053/identification-and-characterization-of-a-novel-recessive-kcnq1-mutation-associated-with-romano-ward-long-qt-syndrome-in-two-iranian-families
#15
Zahra Zafari, Mohammad Dalili, Sirus Zeinali, Siamak Saber, Amir Farjam Fazeli Far, Mohammad Taghi Akbari
BACKGROUND: One of the foremost causes of sudden cardiac death in the young is an inherent cardiac arrhythmia known as Long-QT syndrome (LQTS). Whereas heterozygous mutations typically lead to the Romano-Ward type of LQTS, We have provided a further evidence for the recessive transmission of a novel KCNQ1 gene mutation in two consanguineous families for the first time in Iran. METHODS: Next generation sequencing, DNA Sanger sequencing and haplotype analysis were performed for genotype determination...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027642/familial-mpn-predisposition
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REVIEW
Tsewang Tashi, Sabina Swierczek, Josef T Prchal
Chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) characteristically arise from a somatic mutation in the pluripotent hematopoietic stem cell, and most common recurring mutations are in the JAK2, CALR, and cMPL genes. However, these mutations are not founder mutations, but mainly drive the disease phenotype and a pre-existing germline predisposition has been long speculated, but has not been clearly defined to date. Genome-wide association studies in family clusters of MPN have identified a number of genetic variants that are associated with increased germline risk for developing clonal MPN...
October 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021639/mutational-spectrum-in-breast-cancer-associated-brca1-and-brca2-genes-in-colombia
#17
Ignacio Briceño-Balcázar, Alberto Gómez-Gutiérrez, Natalia Andrea Díaz-Dussán, María Claudia Noguera-Santamaría, Diego Díaz-Rincón, María Consuelo Casas-Gómez
INTRODUCTION: The risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer is higher in families that carry mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, and timely mutation detection is critical. OBJECTIVE: To identify the presence of mutations in the Colombian population and evaluate two testing strategies. METHODS: From a total universe of 853 individual blood samples referred for BRCA1 and BRCA2 typing, 256 cases were analyzed by complete direct sequencing of both genes in Myriad Genetics, and the remaining 597 cases were studied by partial sequencing based on founder mutations in a PCR test designed by ourselves ("Profile Colombia")...
June 30, 2017: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020875/founder-effect-of-the-ret-c611y-mutation-in-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-2a-in-denmark-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, Maria Rossing, Finn Cilius Nielsen, Anders Albrechtsen, Kim Brixen, Christian Godballe, Anja Lisbeth Frederiksen
BACKGROUND: Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) 2A and 2B are caused by REarranged during Transfection (RET) germline mutations. In a recent nationwide study, an unusually high prevalence (33%) of families with the C611Y mutation was reported, and it was hypothesized that this might be due to a founder effect. The first nationwide study of haplotypes in MEN2A families was conducted, with the aim of investigating the relatedness and occurrence of de novo mutations among Danish families carrying similar mutations...
November 3, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017536/a-strongly-selected-mutation-in-the-hiv-1-genome-is-independent-of-t-cell-responses-and-neutralizing-antibodies
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Donglai Liu, Chu Wang, Bhavna Hora, Tao Zuo, Nilu Goonetilleke, Michael K P Liu, Mark Berrong, Guido Ferrari, Andrew J McMichael, Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Alan S Perelson, Feng Gao
BACKGROUND: Mutations rapidly accumulate in the HIV-1 genome after infection. Some of those mutations are selected by host immune responses and often cause viral fitness losses. This study is to investigate whether strongly selected mutations that are not associated with immune responses result in fitness losses. RESULTS: Strongly selected mutations were identified by analyzing 5'-half HIV-1 genome (gag/pol) sequences from longitudinal samples of subject CH0131...
October 10, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991657/quantitative-analysis-of-brain-atrophy-in-patients-with-xeroderma-pigmentosum-group-a-carrying-the-founder-mutation-in-japan
#20
Takehiro Ueda, Fumio Kanda, Masahiro Nishiyama, Chikako Nishigori, Tatsushi Toda
INTRODUCTION: Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is an inherited congenital disease presenting with dermatological and neurological manifestations. In Japan, XP complementation group A (XP-A) is most frequently observed in eight clinical subtypes, and the homozygous founder mutation, IVS3-1G>C in XPA, suffer from severe manifestations including progressive brain atrophy since childhood. In this study, we used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and applied volumetric analysis to elucidate the start and the progression of the brain atrophy in these patients...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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