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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346650/persistence-of-zika-virus-after-birth-clinical-virological-neuroimaging-and-neuropathological-documentation-in-a-5-month-infant-with-congenital-zika-syndrome
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Leila Chimelli, Sheila Moura Pone, Elyzabeth Avvad-Portari, Zilton Farias Meira Vasconcelos, Andrea Araújo Zin, Daniela Prado Cunha, Nathalia Raposo Thompson, Maria Elisabeth Lopes Moreira, Clayton A Wiley, Marcos Vinicius da Silva Pone
During the Zika epidemic in Brazil, a baby was born at term with microcephaly and arthrogryposis. The mother had Zika symptoms at 10 weeks of gestation. At 17 weeks, ultrasound showed cerebral malformation and ventriculomegaly. At 24 weeks, the amniotic fluid contained ZIKV RNA and at birth, placenta and maternal blood were also positive using RT-qPCR. At birth the baby urine contained ZIKV RNA, whereas CSF at birth and urine at 17 days did not. Seizures started at 6 days. EEG was abnormal and CT scan showed cerebral atrophy, calcifications, lissencephaly, ventriculomegaly, and cerebellar hypoplasia...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316359/whole-exome-sequencing-diagnoses-the-first-fetal-case-of-bainbridge-ropers-syndrome-presenting-as-pontocerebellar-hypoplasia-type-1
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Séverine Bacrot, Charlotte Mechler, Naima Talhi, Dominique Martin-Coignard, Philippe Roth, Caroline Michot, Amale Ichkou, Olivier Alibeu, Patrick Nitschke, Sophie Thomas, Michel Vekemans, Férechté Razavi, Lucile Boutaud, Tania Attie-Bitach
BACKGROUND: Bainbridge-Ropers syndrome (BRPS) is a recently identified severe disorder characterized by failure to thrive, facial dysmorphism, and severe developmental delay, caused by de novo dominant loss of function mutation in the ASXL3 gene. CASE: We report here the first case of prenatal BRPS in a fetus presenting with arthrogryposis on ultrasound and for pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1 (PCH1) following neuropathological examination. The diagnosis was done by whole exome sequencing that identified a novel de novo ASXL3 mutation...
January 8, 2018: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314551/a-novel-pathogenic-myh3-mutation-in-a-child-with-sheldon-hall-syndrome-and-vertebral-fusions
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Marcello Scala, Andrea Accogli, Elisa De Grandis, Anna Allegri, Christoph P Bagowski, Moneef Shoukier, Mohamad Maghnie, Valeria Capra
Sheldon-Hall syndrome (SHS) is the most common of the distal arthrogryposes (DAs), a group of disorders characterized by congenital non-progressive contractures. Patients with SHS present with contractures of the limbs and a distinctive triangular facies with prominent nasolabial folds. Calcaneovalgus deformity is frequent, as well as camptodactyly and ulnar deviation. Causative mutations in at least four different genes have been reported (MYH3, TNNI2, TPM2, and TNNT3). MYH3 plays a pivotal role in fetal muscle development and mutations in this gene are associated with Freeman-Sheldon syndrome, distal arthrogryposis 8 (DA8), and autosomal dominant spondylocarpotarsal synostosis...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290337/kiaa1109-variants-are-associated-with-a-severe-disorder-of-brain-development-and-arthrogryposis
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Lucie Gueneau, Richard J Fish, Hanan E Shamseldin, Norine Voisin, Frédéric Tran Mau-Them, Egle Preiksaitiene, Glen R Monroe, Angeline Lai, Audrey Putoux, Fabienne Allias, Qamariya Ambusaidi, Laima Ambrozaityte, Loreta Cimbalistienė, Julien Delafontaine, Nicolas Guex, Mais Hashem, Wesam Kurdi, Saumya Shekhar Jamuar, Lim J Ying, Carine Bonnard, Tommaso Pippucci, Sylvain Pradervand, Bernd Roechert, Peter M van Hasselt, Michaël Wiederkehr, Caroline F Wright, Ioannis Xenarios, Gijs van Haaften, Charles Shaw-Smith, Erica M Schindewolf, Marguerite Neerman-Arbez, Damien Sanlaville, Gaëtan Lesca, Laurent Guibaud, Bruno Reversade, Jamel Chelly, Vaidutis Kučinskas, Fowzan S Alkuraya, Alexandre Reymond
Whole-exome and targeted sequencing of 13 individuals from 10 unrelated families with overlapping clinical manifestations identified loss-of-function and missense variants in KIAA1109 allowing delineation of an autosomal-recessive multi-system syndrome, which we suggest to name Alkuraya-Kučinskas syndrome (MIM 617822). Shared phenotypic features representing the cardinal characteristics of this syndrome combine brain atrophy with clubfoot and arthrogryposis. Affected individuals present with cerebral parenchymal underdevelopment, ranging from major cerebral parenchymal thinning with lissencephalic aspect to moderate parenchymal rarefaction, severe to mild ventriculomegaly, cerebellar hypoplasia with brainstem dysgenesis, and cardiac and ophthalmologic anomalies, such as microphthalmia and cataract...
December 27, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274205/arthrogryposis-and-pterygia-as-lethal-end-manifestations-of-genetically-defined-congenital-myopathies
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Atif A Ahmed, Priya Skaria, Nicole P Safina, Isabelle Thiffault, Alex Kats, Eugenio Taboada, Sultan Habeebu, Carol Saunders
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita affects approximately 1 in 3,000 individuals of different ethnic backgrounds and displays an equal incidence in males and females. The underlying mechanism for congenital contracture of the joints is decreased fetal movement during intrauterine development. This disorder is associated with over 400 medical conditions and 350 known genes that display considerable variability in phenotypic expression. In this report, four fetal or perinatal autopsy cases of arthrogryposis were studied by gross morphology, microscopic histopathologic examination, and whole genome sequencing of postmortem DNA...
December 23, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273277/novel-bicd2-mutation-in-a-japanese-family-with-autosomal-dominant-lower-extremity-predominant-spinal-muscular-atrophy-2
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Mieko Yoshioka, Naoya Morisada, Daisaku Toyoshima, Hajime Yoshimura, Hisahide Nishio, Kazumoto Iijima, Yasuhiro Takeshima, Tomoko Uehara, Kenjiro Kosaki
INTRODUCTION: The most common form of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a recessive disorder caused by SMN1 mutations in 5q13, whereas the genetic etiologies of non-5q SMA are very heterogenous and largely remain to be elucidated. We present a father and son with atrophy and weakness of the lower leg muscles since infancy. Genetic studies in this family revealed a novel BICD2 mutation causing autosomal dominant lower extremity-predominant SMA type 2. PATIENTS: The proband was the father, aged 30, and the son was aged 3...
December 19, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216707/-femur-fracture-in-a-patient-with-dog-leg-deformity-secondary-to-arthrogryposis-description-of-a-unique-osteosynthesis-method
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I Auñón-Martín, V Jiménez-Díaz, J Zorrilla-Sánchez De Neira, A Capel-Agúndez
The concept of arthrogryposis encompasses several conditions that share the presence of multiple congenital contractures. The knee is frequently involved and is an important cause of morbidity in these patients. Flexion contractures of the knee are the most common ones and have a worse prognosis than extension contractures. Different approaches are available to treat flexion contractures of the knee. Distal femoral extension osteotomy effectively corrects fixed flexion, but may lead to residual deformity. This iatrogenic deformity disrupts the anterior convexity of the femoral shaft and leads to serious problems in the subsequent management of orthopedic conditions...
May 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216694/-evidence-level-and-grade-of-recommendation-of-the-ponseti-method-for-arthrogryposis-related-syndromic-talipes-equinovarus-and-moebius-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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J J Guerra-Jasso, J A Valcarce-León, H M Quíntela-Núñez-Del Prado
BACKGROUND: Adduct congenital talipes equinovarus (CTE) or clubfoot is a common musculoskeletal malformation affecting between 1 and 4.5 out of every 1000 live births. It is usually associated with arthrogryposis and Moebius syndrome with the latter two being more difficult to treat as they require aggressive surgery to achieve a plantigrade foot. We therefore ask what is the evidence level and grade of recommendation of the Ponseti method to treat syndromic talipes equinovarus resulting from arthrogryposis and Moebius syndrome...
July 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188635/-a-pedigree-with-distal-arthrogryposis
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Qian Wang, Xuan Liu, Fengjuan Zhou, Xiaorong Zhao, Wenmei Xie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169929/compound-heterozygous-ryr1-mutations-in-a-preterm-with-arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita-and-prenatal-cns-bleeding
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Florian Brackmann, Matthias Türk, Nils Gratzki, Oliver Rompel, Heinz Jungbluth, Rolf Schröder, Regina Trollmann
RYR1 mutations, the most common cause of non-dystrophic neuromuscular disorders, are associated with the malignant hyperthermia susceptibility (MHS) trait as well as congenital myopathies with widely variable clinical and histopathological manifestations. Recently, bleeding anomalies have been reported in association with certain RYR1 mutations. Here we report a preterm infant born at 32 weeks gestation with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita due to compound heterozygous, previously MHS-associated RYR1 mutations, with additional signs of prenatal hemorrhage...
September 28, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167994/congenital-zika-virus-infection-a-neuropathological-review
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L Chimelli, E Avvad-Portari
BACKGROUND: A relationship between Zika virus (ZikV) infection in pregnancy and the occurrence of microcephaly was established during the Zika outbreak in Brazil (2015-2016). Neuropathological findings in congenital Zika syndrome helped to understand its pathogenetic mechanisms. RESULTS: The most relevant postmortem findings in the central nervous system (CNS) of fetuses and neonates infected with ZikV early in gestation are microcephaly with ex-vacuo ventriculomegaly and large head circumference associated with obstructive hydrocephalus due to severe midbrain and aqueduct distortion...
January 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152996/birth-defects-associated-with-congenital-zika-virus-infection-in-mexico
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Silvina Noemí Contreras-Capetillo, Nina Valadéz-González, Pablo Manrique-Saide, Rafael Eduardo Carcaño-Castillo, Freddy Pacheco-Tugores, Hirian Alonso Moshe Barrera-Pérez, Doris Pinto-Escalante, Manuel Lliteras-Cardín, José Alfredo Hoil-Parra, José Luis Cáceres-Solís, Norma Pavía-Ruz
Part of the work agenda of international health authorities is to define the clinical spectrum of the congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) in different territories. We describe the clinical variability that gave rise to the suspicion of CZS in 3 newborn patients in the south of Mexico with active transmission of Zika. All of them presented Zika RNA by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and positive antibodies for IgM by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. None of the mothers tested positive for active viremia, only one mother had Zika-symptoms and titers of Zika-positive IgM...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132416/distinct-functional-consequences-of-ecel1-dine-missense-mutations-in-the-pathogenesis-of-congenital-contracture-disorders
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Kenichi Nagata, Mika Takahashi, Sumiko Kiryu-Seo, Hiroshi Kiyama, Takaomi C Saido
Endothelin-converting enzyme-like 1 (ECEL1, also termed DINE in rodents), a membrane-bound metalloprotease, has been identified as a gene responsible for distal arthrogryposis (DA). ECEL1-mutated DA is generally characterized by ocular phenotypes in addition to the congenital limb contractures that are common to all DA subtypes. Until now, the consequences of the identified pathogenic mutations have remained incompletely understood because of a lack of detailed phenotypic analyses in relevant mouse models. In this study, we generated a new knock-in mouse strain that carries an ECEL1/DINE pathogenic G607S missense mutation, based on a previous study reporting atypical DA hindlimb phenotypes in two siblings with the mutation...
November 13, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111139/seroprevalence-of-schmallenberg-virus-in-dairy-cattle-in-ethiopia
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Berhanu Sibhat, Gelagay Ayelet, Endrias Zewdu Gebremedhin, Eystein Skjerve, Kassahun Asmare
Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is a recently identified member of the genus Orthobunyavirus of the family Bunyaviridae. It is an arbovirus transmitted by different members of Culicoides spp of biting midges. The virus is more recognized for its effect on reproductive disorders in ruminants characterised by abortion, stillbirth and birth of congenitally defective newborns with hydranencephaly-arthrogryposis syndrome. The current study was undertaken with the objectives of exploring the presence of SBV exposure and identification of factors affecting its distribution among dairy cattle in Ethiopia...
October 27, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107849/teratogenic-bluetongue-and-related-orbivirus-infections-in-pregnant-ruminant-livestock-timing-and-pathogen-genetics-are-critical
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N James Maclachlan, Bennie I Osburn
Congenital infections of domestic animals with viruses in several families, including Bunyaviridae, Flaviridae, Parvoviridae, and Reoviridae, are the cause of naturally occurring teratogenic central nervous system and/or musculoskeletal defects (arthrogryposis) in domestic animals. Congenital infections of ruminant livestock with bluetongue virus (BTV) and some related members of the genus Orbivirus (family Reoviridae) have clearly shown the critical role of gestational age at infection in determining outcome...
November 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098745/prosthodontic-management-of-a-patient-with-moebius-syndrome-a-clinical-report
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Ahmed Mahrous, Ghadeer Thalji
Moebius/Mӧbius Syndrome (MS) is an extremely rare congenital disorder characterized by uni- or bilateral palsy of the abducens (VI) and the facial (VII) nerves, causing facial paralysis. Dysfunction of cranial nerves III through XII is common, most often the glossopharyngeal (IX) and hypoglossus (XII). Afflicted individuals seeking prosthodontic care, particularly removable prosthetics, present multiple challenges related to inherent facial and tongue muscle weakness and microstomia. Other extraoral anomalies may include congenital multiple arthrogryposis and malformations of the upper and lower limbs...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097206/the-reason-for-a-high-ca-2-sensitivity-associated-with-arg91gly-substitution-in-tpm2-gene-is-the-abnormal-behavior-and-high-flexibility-of-tropomyosin-during-the-atpase-cycle
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Yurii S Borovikov, Armen O Simonyan, Olga E Karpicheva, Stanislava V Avrova, Nikita A Rysev, Vladimir V Sirenko, Adam Piers, Charles S Redwood
Substitution of Arg for Gly residue in 91th position in β-tropomyosin caused by a point mutation in TPM2 gene is associated with distal arthrogryposis, characterized by a high Ca(2+)-sensitivity of myofilament and contracture syndrome. To understand the mechanisms of this defect, we studied multistep changes in mobility and spatial arrangement of tropomyosin, actin and myosin heads during the ATPase cycle in reconstituted ghost fibres, using the polarized fluorescence microscopy. The mutation was shown to markedly decrease the bending stiffness of β-tropomyosin in the thin filaments...
October 31, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089519/characterization-of-an-anti-fetal-achr-monoclonal-antibody-isolated-from-a-myasthenia-gravis-patient
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Abhishek Saxena, Jo Stevens, Hakan Cetin, Inga Koneczny, Richard Webster, Konstantinos Lazaridis, Socrates Tzartos, Kathleen Vrolix, Gisela Nogales-Gadea, Barbie Machiels, Peter C Molenaar, Jan Damoiseaux, Marc H De Baets, Katja Simon-Keller, Alexander Marx, Angela Vincent, Mario Losen, Pilar Martinez-Martinez
We report here the sequence and functional characterization of a recombinantly expressed autoantibody (mAb 131) previously isolated from a myasthenia gravis patient by immortalization of thymic B cells using Epstein-Barr virus and TLR9 activation. The antibody is characterized by a high degree of somatic mutations as well as a 6 amino acid insertion within the VHCDR2. The recombinant mAb 131 is specific for the γ-subunit of the fetal AChR to which it bound with sub-nanomolar apparent affinity, and detected the presence of fetal AChR on a number of rhabdomyosarcoma cell lines...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070483/research-progress-of-myosin-heavy-chain-genes-in-human-genetic-diseases
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Yi-Min He, Ming-Min Gu
Myosins constitute a large superfamily proteins, which convert chemical energy, through ATP hydrolysis, to mechanical force for diverse cellular movements, such as cell migration and muscle contraction. The class Ⅱ myosin forms the filaments in muscle and non-muscle cells as a hexameric protein complex, consisting of two myosin heavy chain (MyHC) subunits and two pairs of non-identical light chain subunits. There are several MyHC isoforms encoded by different genes of the MYH family in humans. At present, distinct mutations in different genes of the MYH family are associated with various human genetic diseases...
October 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065234/improvement-of-refractory-pruritus-after-lipoprotein-apheresis-in-arthrogryposis-renal-failure-cholestasis-syndrome
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A Rosales, M Muñoz, A Madrid, S Chocron, J M Hernández, G Ariceta
Accumulation of bile acids can lead to invalidating pruritus in cholestatic patients. Few reports exist on the influence of lipoprotein-apheresis (LA) on plasma level of total bile acids (tBA). We report of significant decrease in tBA levels and drastic improvement of pruritus in a 5-year-old girl with arthrogryposis-renal failure-cholestasis syndrome. We present LA as a suitable rescue treatment option in therapy-refractory cholestasis-associated pruritus, at least as bridge until a long-term solution such as entero-biliary anastomosis or transplantation is possible...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
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