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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349289/mixed-neurodevelopmental-and-neurodegenerative-pathology-in-nhe6-null-mouse-model-of-christianson-syndrome
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Meiyu Xu, Qing Ouyang, Jingyi Gong, Matthew F Pescosolido, Brandon S Pruett, Sasmita Mishra, Michael Schmidt, Richard N Jones, Ece D Gamsiz Uzun, Sofia B Lizarraga, Eric M Morrow
Christianson syndrome (CS) is an X-linked disorder resulting from loss-of-function mutations in SLC9A6, which encodes the endosomal Na+/H+ exchanger 6 (NHE6). Symptoms include early developmental delay, seizures, intellectual disability, nonverbal status, autistic features, postnatal microcephaly, and progressive ataxia. Neuronal development is impaired in CS, involving defects in neuronal arborization and synaptogenesis, likely underlying diminished brain growth postnatally. In addition to neurodevelopmental defects, some reports have supported neurodegenerative pathology in CS with age...
November 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346549/transcriptome-and-functional-analysis-in-a-drosophila-model-of-ngly1-deficiency-provides-insight-into-therapeutic-approaches
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Katie G Owings, Joshua B Lowry, Yiling Bi, Matthew Might, Clement Y Chow
Autosomal recessive loss-of-function mutations in N-Glycanase 1 (NGLY1) cause NGLY1 deficiency, the only known human disease of deglycosylation. Patients present with developmental delay, movement disorder, seizures, liver dysfunction, and alacrima. NGLY1 is a conserved cytoplasmic component of the Endoplasmic Reticulum Associated Degradation (ERAD) pathway. ERAD clears misfolded proteins from the ER lumen. However, it is unclear how loss of NGLY1 function impacts ERAD and other cellular processes and results in the constellation of problems associated with NGLY1 deficiency...
January 15, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343804/compound-heterozygous-spata5-variants-in-four-families-and-functional-studies-of-spata5-deficiency
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Sanna Puusepp, Reka Kovacs-Nagy, Bader Alhaddad, Matthias Braunisch, Georg F Hoffmann, Urania Kotzaeridou, Lucia Lichvarova, Mailis Liiv, Christine Makowski, Merle Mandel, Thomas Meitinger, Sander Pajusalu, Richard J Rodenburg, Dzhamilja Safiulina, Tim M Strom, Inga Talvik, Annika Vaarmann, Callum Wilson, Allen Kaasik, Tobias B Haack, Katrin Õunap
Variants in the SPATA5 gene were recently described in a cohort of patients with global developmental delay, sensorineural hearing loss, seizures, cortical visual impairment and microcephaly. SPATA5 protein localizes predominantly in the mitochondria and is proposed to be involved in mitochondrial function and brain developmental processes. However no functional studies have been performed. This study describes five patients with psychomotor developmental delay, microcephaly, epilepsy and hearing impairment, who were thought clinically to have a mitochondrial disease with subsequent whole-exome sequencing analysis detecting compound heterozygous variants in the SPATA5 gene...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331171/the-genotypic-and-phenotypic-spectrum-of-mto1-deficiency
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James J O'Byrne, Maja Tarailo-Graovac, Aisha Ghani, Michael Champion, Charu Deshpande, Ali Dursun, Riza K Ozgul, Peter Freisinger, Ian Garber, Tobias B Haack, Rita Horvath, Ivo Barić, Ralf A Husain, Leo A J Kluijtmans, Urania Kotzaeridou, Andrew A Morris, Colin J Ross, Saikat Santra, Jan Smeitink, Mark Tarnopolsky, Saskia B Wortmann, Johannes A Mayr, Michaela Brunner-Krainz, Holger Prokisch, Wyeth W Wasserman, Ron A Wevers, Udo F Engelke, Richard J Rodenburg, Teck Wah Ting, Robert McFarland, Robert W Taylor, Ramona Salvarinova, Clara D M van Karnebeek
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial diseases, a group of multi-systemic disorders often characterized by tissue-specific phenotypes, are usually progressive and fatal disorders resulting from defects in oxidative phosphorylation. MTO1 (Mitochondrial tRNA Translation Optimization 1), an evolutionarily conserved protein expressed in high-energy demand tissues has been linked to human early-onset combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, often referred to as combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency-10 (COXPD10)...
January 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328005/a-novel-use-of-the-neuroblate-sidefire-probe-for-minimally-invasive-disconnection-of-a-hypothalamic-hamartoma-in-a-child-with-gelastic-seizures
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James M Wright, Michael D Staudt, Andrea Alonso, Jonathan P Miller, Andrew E Sloan
The authors describe the case of a 22-month-old boy who presented with gelastic seizures and developmental delay. Magnetic resonance imaging and video-electroencephalography monitoring revealed a primarily intraventricular hypothalamic hamartoma and gelastic seizures occurring 20-30 times daily. The patient was treated with various regimens of antiepileptic medications for 16 months, but the seizures remained medically intractable. At 3 years of age, he underwent stereotactic laser ablation with an aim of disconnection of the lesion...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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/29325626/fragile-x-syndrome-and-fragile-x-associated-tremor-ataxia-syndrome
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Deborah A Hall, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis
Fragile X-associated disorders encompass several conditions, which are caused by expansion mutations in the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene. Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited etiology of intellectual disability and results from a full mutation or >200 CGG repeats in FMR1. It is associated with developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, and seizures. Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that occurs in premutation carriers of 55-200 CGG repeats in FMR1 and is characterized by kinetic tremor, gait ataxia, parkinsonism, executive dysfunction, and neuropathy...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318938/pitt-hopkins-syndrome-a-review-of-current-literature-clinical-approach-and-23-patient-case-series
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Kimberly Goodspeed, Cassandra Newsom, Mary Ann Morris, Craig Powell, Patricia Evans, Sailaja Golla
Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS) is a rare, genetic disorder caused by a molecular variant of TCF4 which is involved in embryologic neuronal differentiation. PTHS is characterized by syndromic facies, psychomotor delay, and intellectual disability. Other associated features include early-onset myopia, seizures, constipation, and hyperventilation-apneic spells. Many also meet criteria for autism spectrum disorder. Here the authors present a series of 23 PTHS patients with molecularly confirmed TCF4 variants and describe 3 unique individuals...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280496/silent-aspiration-who-is-at-risk
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Priatharisiny Velayutham, Alexandria L Irace, Kosuke Kawai, Pamela Dodrill, Jennifer Perez, Monica Londahl, Lauren Mundy, Natasha D Dombrowski, Reza Rahbar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of silent aspiration in pediatric patients and identify which diagnoses may be associated with this finding. METHODS: An institutional review board-approved retrospective review was conducted for all patients under the age of 18 who underwent modified barium swallow (MBS) studies at a tertiary children's hospital in 2015. Speech-language pathologists reviewed MBS studies to identify aspiration/silent aspiration on each fluid consistency tested...
December 27, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274891/selection-and-ranking-of-patient-video-cases-in-paediatric-neurology-in-relation-to-learner-levels
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Thomas Balslev, Arno M M Muijtjens, Sabine Frølich Maarbjerg, Willem de Grave
BACKGROUND: Teaching and learning with patient video cases may add authenticity, enhance diagnostic accuracy and improve chances of early diagnosis. The aim of this study is firstly to identify selection criteria for key Patient video cases (PVCs), secondly to identify trends in relevance of PVCs for learner levels and thirdly, to rank PVCs for learner levels. METHODS: Based on a literature review, we identified criteria for key PVCs for use in paediatric neurology...
December 2, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258967/occipital-ulegyria-causing-epilepsy-and-visual-impairment-an-easily-overlooked-epilepsy-syndrome
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Antoinette O'Connor, Daniel J Costello
Ulegyria refers to scarring of the cerebral cortex usually arising from perinatal ischaemia. The scarring has a specific configuration in which small atrophic circumvolutions at the bottom of a sulcus underlie an intact spared gyral apex. This disconnection of overlying cortex may allow an "epileptogenic" island of cortex to generate seizures. Ulegyria is often associated with epilepsy and developmental delay, however, the syndromic association of visual impairment with epilepsy due to occipital ulegyria may not be recognised as a specific entity...
December 20, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258718/different-mri-defined-tuber-types-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-quantitative-evaluation-and-association-with-disease-manifestations
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Simonas Jesmanas, Kristina Norvainytė, Rymantė Gleiznienė, Renata Šimoliūnienė, Milda Endzinienė
BACKGROUND: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare genetic disorder with multisystem involvement. A magnetic-resonance (MRI) based classification of tubers into types A, B and C has been proposed. However, the relationship between different tuber types and their quantitative characteristics, also the non-neurological manifestations of TSC remains unknown. AIMS: To quantitatively evaluate different MRI-defined tuber types and to explore their relationships with major disease manifestations in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex...
December 16, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258560/a-clinical-series-using-intensive-neurorehabilitation-to-promote-functional-motor-and-cognitive-skills-in-three-girls-with-cask-mutation
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Stephanie C DeLuca, Dory A Wallace, Mary Rebekah Trucks, Konark Mukherjee
OBJECTIVES: Children with microcephaly face lifelong psychomotor, cognitive, and communications skills disabilities. Etiology of microcephaly is heterogeneous but presentation often includes seizures, hypotonia, ataxia, stereotypic movements, attention deficits, excitability, cognitive delays, and poor communication skills. Molecular diagnostics have outpaced available interventions and most children receive generic physical, speech, and occupational therapies with little attention to the efficacy of such treatments...
December 19, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258554/kbg-syndrome
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REVIEW
Dayna Morel Swols, Joseph Foster, Mustafa Tekin
CLINICAL DESCRIPTION: KBG syndrome is characterized by macrodontia of upper central incisors, distinctive craniofacial features such as triangular face, prominent nasal bridge, thin upper lip and synophrys; skeletal findings including short stature, delayed bone age, and costovertebral anomalies; and developmental delay/intellectual disability sometimes associated with seizures and EEG abnormalities. The condition was named KBG syndrome after the initials of the last names of three original families reported in 1975...
December 19, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247375/a-novel-mutation-in-lamc3-associated-with-generalized-polymicrogyria-of-the-cortex-and-epilepsy
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J L Zambonin, D A Dyment, Y Xi, R E Lamont, T Hartley, E Miller, M Kerr, K M Boycott, J S Parboosingh, S Venkateswaran
Occipital cortical malformation is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by pachygyria and polymicrogyria of the occipital lobes as well as global developmental delays and seizures. This condition is due to biallelic, loss-of-function mutations in LAMC3 and has been reported in four unrelated families to date. We report an individual with global delays, seizures, and polymicrogyria that extends beyond the occipital lobes and includes the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes. Next-generation sequencing identified a homozygous nonsense mutation in LAMC3: c...
December 15, 2017: Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239743/phenotypic-and-molecular-spectrum-of-aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome-a-study-of-24-patients
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Fuad Al Mutairi, Majid Alfadhel, Marwan Nashabat, Ayman W El-Hattab, Tawfeg Ben-Omran, Jozef Hertecant, Wafaa Eyaid, Rehab Ali, Ali Alasmari, Majdi Kara, Waleed Al-Twaijri, Rana Filimban, Abduljabbar Alshenqiti, Mohammed Al-Owain, Eissa Faqeih, Fowzan S Alkuraya
BACKGROUND: Aicardi-Goutières syndrome is a rare genetic neurological disorder with variable clinical manifestations. Molecular detection of specific mutations is required to confirm the diagnosis. The aim of this retrospective study was to review the clinical and molecular diagnostic findings in 24 cases of Aicardi-Goutières syndrome presenting in childhood in the Arab population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the records of 24 patients from six tertiary hospitals in different Arab countries...
October 5, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230160/whole-exome-sequencing-identifies-a-de-novo-ahdc1-mutation-in-a-colombian-patient-with-xia-gibbs-syndrome
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Mary García-Acero, Johanna Acosta
Xia-Gibbs syndrome is an autosomal dominant multisystem developmental disorder characterized by global developmental delay, hypotonia, obstructive sleep apnea, seizures, retrocerebellar cysts, delayed myelination, micrognathia, and mild dysmorphic features. Using whole-exome sequencing, we identified a de novo AHDC1 frameshift mutation c.2030_2030delG (p.G677Afs*52) in a Colombian patient, which was absent in both parents. Furthermore, we summarized the phenotypes of patients reported in the literature.
November 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227268/characteristics-of-west-syndrome-in-georgia-preliminary-results-of-the-prospective-study
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A Kvernadze, N Tatishvili, T Kipiani, G Lomidze
West syndrome hasn't been thoroughly investigated in Georgia. The purposes of our study were a) to assess the clinical and etiological peculiarities of West syndrome, based on MRI data and its relation to the long-term outcome; b) to assess the evolution of West syndrome and its relation to patient characteristics; c) to compare the efficacies of treatments with ACTH and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs); d) to evaluate the neuropsychological outcome after 12 and 24 months and their early predictors. We evaluated 31 patients (17 male, 14 female) with infantile spasms...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212048/electroclinical-features-of-epilepsy-associated-with-1p36-deletion-syndrome-a-review
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REVIEW
M Greco, P Ferrara, G Farello, P Striano, A Verrotti
1p36 terminal deletion is a recently recognized syndrome with multiple congenital anomalies and intellectual disability. It occurs approximately in 1 out of 5000 to 10,000 live births and is the most common subtelomeric microdeletion observed in human. Medical problems commonly caused by terminal deletions of 1p36 include developmental delay, intellectual disability, seizures, vision problems, hearing loss, short stature, brain anomalies, congenital heart defects, cardiomyopathy, renal anomalies and distinctive facial features...
December 2, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199884/congenital-cavitary-optic-disc-anomaly-and-axenfeld-s-anomaly-in-wolf-hirschhorn-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mohsin H Ali, Nathalie F Azar, Vinay Aakalu, Felix Y Chau, Javaneh Abbasian, Pete Setabutr, Irene H Maumenee
BACKGROUND: Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome caused by a heterozygous deletion on chromosome 4p16.3 and is characterized by a "Greek warrior helmet" facies, hypotonia, developmental delay, seizures, structural central nervous system defects, intrauterine growth restriction, sketelal anomalies, cardiac defects, abnormal tooth development, and hearing loss. A variety of ocular manifestations may occur in up to 40% of patients. MATERIALS/METHODS: We report the genetic testing results, systemic findings, and complete ophthalmologic examination findings in a patient with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, including external photography, RetCam3 (Clarity Medical Systems, Pleasonton, CA) goniography, and fundus photography...
December 4, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
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