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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202948/identification-of-pathogenic-variants-in-genes-related-to-channelopathy-and-cardiomyopathy-in-korean-sudden-cardiac-arrest-survivors
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Ju Sun Song, Jong-Sun Kang, Young-Eun Kim, Seung-Jung Park, Kyoung-Min Park, June Huh, June Soo Kim, Hana Cho, Chang-Seok Ki, Young Keun On
Pathogenic variants in genes related to channelopathy and cardiomyopathy are the most common cause of sudden unexplained cardiac death. However, few reports have investigated the frequency and/or spectrum of pathogenic variants in these genes in Korean sudden cardiac arrest survivors. This study aimed to investigate the causative genetic variants of cardiac-associated genes in Korean sudden cardiac arrest survivors. We performed exome sequencing followed by filtering and validation of variants in 100 genes related to channelopathy and cardiomyopathy in 19 Korean patients who survived sudden cardiac arrest...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193892/kv1-1-channelopathy-abolishes-presynaptic-spike-width-modulation-by-subthreshold-somatic-depolarization
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Umesh Vivekananda, Pavel Novak, Oscar D Bello, Yuri E Korchev, Shyam S Krishnakumar, Kirill E Volynski, Dimitri M Kullmann
Although action potentials propagate along axons in an all-or-none manner, subthreshold membrane potential fluctuations at the soma affect neurotransmitter release from synaptic boutons. An important mechanism underlying analog-digital modulation is depolarization-mediated inactivation of presynaptic Kv1-family potassium channels, leading to action potential broadening and increased calcium influx. Previous studies have relied heavily on recordings from blebs formed after axon transection, which may exaggerate the passive propagation of somatic depolarization...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185290/computational-analysis-of-the-human-sinus-node-action-potential-model-development-and-effects-of-mutations
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Alan Fabbri, Matteo Fantini, Ronald Wilders, Stefano Severi
The sinoatrial node (SAN) is the normal pacemaker of the mammalian heart.  Over several decades, a large amount of data on the ionic mechanisms underlying the spontaneous electrical activity of SAN pacemaker cells has been obtained, mostly in experiments on single cells isolated from rabbit SAN. This wealth of data has allowed the development of mathematical models of the electrical activity of rabbit SAN pacemaker cells. Our aim was to construct a more comprehensive model of the electrical activity of a human SAN pacemaker cell, using recently obtained electrophysiological data from human SAN pacemaker cells...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183995/structure-of-a-eukaryotic-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-at-near-atomic-resolution
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Huaizong Shen, Qiang Zhou, Xiaojing Pan, Zhangqiang Li, Jianping Wu, Nieng Yan
Voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channels are responsible for the initiation and propagation of action potentials. They are associated with a variety of channelopathies and are targeted by multiple pharmaceutical drugs and natural toxins. Here, we report the cryo-EM structure of a putative Nav channel from American cockroach (designated NavPaS) at 3.8-Å resolution. The voltage sensing domains (VSDs) of the four repeats exhibit distinct conformations. The entrance to the asymmetric selectivity filter vestibule is guarded by heavily glycosylated and disulfide bond-stabilized extracellular loops...
February 9, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182236/familial-inappropriate-sinus-tachycardia-a-new-chapter-in-the-story-of-hcn4-channelopathies
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Vasanth Vedantham, Melvin M Scheinman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176626/application-of-lipophilic-balance-modification-in-the-creation-of-potent-synthetic-anionophores
#6
Zhi Li, Wen-Hua Chen
Synthetic anionophores are created to mediate the transmembrane transport of anions across phospholipid bilayer membranes. By replacing the defective natural anion channels, they are thought to have high potentials as chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of channelopathies. In addition, there is a hope that synthetic anionophores may serve as therapeutic agents for cancers and bacterial infections. Because of the amphiphilicity of phospholipid bilayer membranes, lipophilicity has been well studied as one of the most important structural factors that affect the activity of synthetic anionophores...
February 6, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150151/structure-based-assessment-of-disease-related-mutations-in-human-voltage-gated-sodium-channels
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REVIEW
Weiyun Huang, Minhao Liu, S Frank Yan, Nieng Yan
Voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channels are essential for the rapid upstroke of action potentials and the propagation of electrical signals in nerves and muscles. Defects of Nav channels are associated with a variety of channelopathies. More than 1000 disease-related mutations have been identified in Nav channels, with Nav1.1 and Nav1.5 each harboring more than 400 mutations. Nav channels represent major targets for a wide array of neurotoxins and drugs. Atomic structures of Nav channels are required to understand their function and disease mechanisms...
February 1, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146053/cardiac-channelopathies-and-sudden-death-recent-clinical-and-genetic-advances
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REVIEW
Anna Fernández-Falgueras, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Josep Brugada, Ramon Brugada, Oscar Campuzano
Sudden cardiac death poses a unique challenge to clinicians because it may be the only symptom of an inherited heart condition. Indeed, inherited heart diseases can cause sudden cardiac death in older and younger individuals. Two groups of familial diseases are responsible for sudden cardiac death: cardiomyopathies (mainly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy) and channelopathies (mainly long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, short QT syndrome, and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia)...
January 29, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131627/down-regulation-of-kir2-6-channel-by-c-termini-mutation-d252n-and-its-association-with-the-susceptibility-to-thyrotoxic-periodic-paralysis
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Rolf Matias Paninka, Estevão Carlos-Lima, Susan C Lindsey, Ilda S Kunii, Magnus R Dias-da-Silva, Manoel Arcisio-Miranda
Inward rectifying potassium - Kir - channels drive the resting potential to potassium reversal potential and, when disrupted, might be related to muscular diseases. Recently, Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis (TPP) has emerged as a channelopathy related to mutations in KCNJ18 gene, which encodes Kir2.6 channel. TPP is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by a triad of muscle weakness, hypokalemia, and thyrotoxicosis, the latter being essential for the crisis. Direct sequencing revealed two heterozygous mutations - D252N and R386C - in two TPP patients...
January 25, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128051/functional-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-diabetic-gastroparesis
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Prasanna Santhanam, Wael Marashdeh, Lilja B Solnes
Introduction Gastroparesis (a complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus) is delayed gastric emptying in the absence of a mechanical obstruction. Overall prevalence of Gastroparesis is close to 5 % in type 1 diabetes and 1 % in type 2 diabetes. It is unclear if good glycemic control leads to delay of development and progression of gastroparesis. Methods Gastric enteric neurons as well as interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) are depleted, truncated and are surrounded by immune infiltrates composed of macrophages...
January 26, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099415/structure-of-a-eukaryotic-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-channel
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Minghui Li, Xiaoyuan Zhou, Shu Wang, Ioannis Michailidis, Ye Gong, Deyuan Su, Huan Li, Xueming Li, Jian Yang
Cyclic-nucleotide-gated channels are essential for vision and olfaction. They belong to the voltage-gated ion channel superfamily but their activities are controlled by intracellular cyclic nucleotides instead of transmembrane voltage. Here we report a 3.5-Å-resolution single-particle electron cryo-microscopy structure of a cyclic-nucleotide-gated channel from Caenorhabditis elegans in the cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-bound open state. The channel has an unusual voltage-sensor-like domain, accounting for its deficient voltage dependence...
February 2, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090678/the-epileptic-and-nonepileptic-spectrum-of-paroxysmal-dyskinesias-channelopathies-synaptopathies-and-transportopathies
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REVIEW
Roberto Erro, Kailash P Bhatia, Alberto J Espay, Pasquale Striano
Historically, the syndrome of primary paroxysmal dyskinesias was considered a group of disorders as a result of ion channel dysfunction. This proposition was primarily based on the discovery of mutations in ion channels, which caused other episodic neurological disorders such as epilepsy and migraine and also supported by the frequent association between paroxysmal dyskinesias and epilepsy. However, the discovery of the genes responsible for the 3 classic forms of paroxysmal dyskinesias disproved this ion channel theory...
January 16, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074886/post-mortem-whole-exome-analysis-in-a-large-sudden-infant-death-syndrome-cohort-with-a-focus-on-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-genetic-diseases
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Jacqueline Neubauer, Maria Rita Lecca, Giancarlo Russo, Christine Bartsch, Argelia Medeiros-Domingo, Wolfgang Berger, Cordula Haas
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is described as the sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant younger than one year of age. Genetic studies indicate that up to 35% of SIDS cases might be explained by familial or genetic diseases such as cardiomyopathies, ion channelopathies or metabolic disorders that remained undetected during conventional forensic autopsy procedures. Post-mortem genetic testing by using massive parallel sequencing (MPS) approaches represents an efficient and rapid tool to further investigate unexplained death cases and might help to elucidate pathogenic genetic variants and mechanisms in cases without a conclusive cause of death...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024841/a-novel-ile1455thr-variant-in-the-skeletal-muscle-sodium-channel-alpha-subunit-in-a-patient-with-a-severe-adult-onset-proximal-myopathy-with-electrical-myotonia-and-a-patient-with-mild-paramyotonia-phenotype
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Marcin Bednarz, Bas C Stunnenberg, Benno Kusters, Erik-Jan Kamsteeg, Christiaan G Saris, James Groome, Vern Winston, Giovanni Meola, Karin Jurkat-Rott, Nicol C Voermans
In sodium channelopathies, a severe fixed myopathy caused by a dominant mutation is rare. We describe two unrelated patients with a novel variant, p.Ile1455Thr, with phenotypes of paramyotonia in one case and fixed proximal myopathy with latent myotonia in another. In-vitro whole cell patch-clamp studies show that the mutation slows inactivation and accelerates recovery, in line with other paramyotonia variants with destabilized fast inactivation as pathomechanism. Additionally, p.IleI1455 causes a loss-of-function by reduced membrane insertion, right-shift of activation, and slowed kinetics...
October 19, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024840/intrafamilial-phenotypic-variability-in-andersen-tawil-syndrome-a-diagnostic-challenge-in-a-potentially-treatable-condition
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A Ardissone, V Sansone, L Colleoni, P Bernasconi, I Moroni
Andersen-Tawil syndrome (ATS) is a rare autosomal dominant channelopathy characterized by periodic paralysis, cardiac dysrhythmias, and distinct facial and skeletal characteristics, that may be variably present in the affected members. Mutations in the KCNJ2 and KCNJ5 gene have been associated with this disorder. We describe a family in which several members presented with different ATS phenotypes. The proband, a 4-year-old boy, presented with recurrent episodes of muscle weakness from an early age; two siblings suffered cardiac arrhythmia but had never experienced episodes of paralysis; their mother reported occasional muscle pain after exercise and unspecified cardiac arrhythmias...
November 18, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011803/the-italian-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-survey-s-icd-why-not
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Giovanni Luca Botto, Giovanni B Forleo, Alessandro Capucci, Francesco Solimene, Antonello Vado, Giovanni Bertero, Pietro Palmisano, Ennio Pisanò, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Tommaso Infusino, Alessandro Vicentini, Miguel Viscusi, Paola Ferrari, Antonello Talarico, Giovanni Russo, Giuseppe Boriani, Luigi Padeletti, Mariolina Lovecchio, Sergio Valsecchi, Antonio D'Onofrio
AIMS: A recommendation for a subcutaneous-implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) has been added to recent European Society of Cardiology Guidelines. However, the S-ICD is not ideally suitable for patients who need pacing. The aim of this survey was to analyse the current practice of ICD implantation and to evaluate the actual suitability of S-ICD. METHODS AND RESULTS: The survey 'S-ICD Why Not?' was an independent initiative taken by the Italian Heart Rhythm Society (AIAC)...
December 23, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008953/glycosuria-and-renal-outcomes-in-patients-with-nondiabetic-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Chi-Chih Hung, Hugo You-Hsien Lin, Jia-Jung Lee, Lee Moay Lim, Yi-Wen Chiu, Heng-Pin Chiang, Shang-Jyh Hwang, Hung-Chun Chen
Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors have shown a potential for renoprotection beyond blood glucose lowering. Glycosuria in nondiabetic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is sometimes noted. Whether glycosuria in CKD implies a channelopathy or proximal tubulopathy is not known. The consequence of glycosuria in CKD is also not studied. We performed a cross-sectional study for the association between glycosuria and urine electrolyte excretion in 208 nondiabetic patients. Fractional excretion (FE) of glucose >4% was 3...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997884/the-natural-plant-product-rottlerin-activates-kv7-1-kcne1-channels
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Veronika Matschke, Ilaria Piccini, Janina Schubert, Eva Wrobel, Florian Lang, Johann Matschke, Elsie Amedonu, Sven G Meuth, Timo Strünker, Nathalie Strutz-Seebohm, Boris Greber, Jürgen Scherkenbeck, Guiscard Seebohm
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acquired as well as inherited channelopathies are disorders that are caused by altered ion channel function. A family of channels whose malfunction is associated with different channelopathies is the Kv7 K+ channel family; and restoration of normal Kv7 channel function by small molecule modulators is a promising approach for treatment of these often fatal diseases. METHODS: Here, we show the modulation of Kv7 channels by the natural compound Rottlerin heterologously expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes and on iPSC cardiomyocytes overexpressing Kv7...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987400/an-insertion-deletion-polymorphism-within-3-utr-of-ryr2-modulates-sudden-unexplained-death-risk-in-chinese-populations
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Shouyu Wang, Zhixiang Zhang, Ya Yang, Chaoqun Wang, Ruiyang Tao, Shuxiang Hu, Zhixia Yin, Qing Zhang, Lijuan Li, Yan He, Shaohua Zhu, Chengtao Li, Suhua Zhang, Jianhua Zhang, Lihui Sheng, Fangyu Wu, Bin Luo, Yuzhen Gao
Sudden unexplained death (SUD) constitutes a part of the overall sudden death that can not be underestimated. Over the last years, genetic testing on SUD has revealed that inherited channelopathies might play important roles in the pathophysiology of this disease. Ryanodine receptor type-2 (RYR2) is a kind of ion channel extensively distributed in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) of myocardium. Studies on RYR2 have suggested that either dysfunction or abnormal expression of it could lead to arrhythmia, which may cause cardiac arrest...
December 9, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922499/the-dystrophic-and-nondystrophic-myotonias
#20
Valeria A Sansone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article describes clinical and electrical myotonia and provides an update on the classification, diagnosis, and management of myotonic disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: In the myotonic dystrophies, antisense oligonucleotides provide a general strategy to correct RNA gain of function and modulate the expression of CTG expanded repeats; they are currently being tested in a phase 1-2 randomized controlled trial in patients with adult-onset myotonic dystrophy type 1...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
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