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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790396/a-novel-missense-variant-in-the-nuclear-localization-signal-of-pou4f3-causes-autosomal-dominant-non-syndromic-hearing-loss
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Yin-Hung Lin, Yi-Hsin Lin, Ying-Chang Lu, Tien-Chen Liu, Chien-Yu Chen, Chuan-Jen Hsu, Pei-Lung Chen, Chen-Chi Wu
Autosomal dominant non-syndromic hearing loss (ADNSHL) is genetically heterogeneous with more than 35 genes identified to date. Using a massively parallel sequencing panel targeting 159 deafness genes, we identified a novel missense variant of POU4F3 (c.982A>G, p.Lys328Glu) which co-segregated with the deafness phenotype in a three-generation Taiwanese family with ADNSHL. This variant could be classified as a "pathogenic variant" according to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics guidelines...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731162/a-homozygous-myo7a-mutation-associated-to-usher-syndrome-and-unilateral-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder
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Hong Xia, Pengzhi Hu, Lamei Yuan, Wei Xiong, Hongbo Xu, Junhui Yi, Zhijian Yang, Xiong Deng, Yi Guo, Hao Deng
Usher syndrome (USH) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by sensorineural hearing loss, progressive visual loss and night blindness due to retinitis pigmentosa (RP), with or without vestibular dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to detect the causative gene in a consanguineous Chinese family with USH. A c.3696_3706del (p.R1232Sfs*72) variant in the myosin VIIa gene (MYO7A) was identified in the homozygous state by exome sequencing. The co‑segregation of the MYO7A c.3696_3706del variant with the phenotype of deafness and progressive visual loss in the USH family was confirmed by Sanger sequencing...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729369/pigmentary-retinopathy-rod-cone-dysfunction-and-sensorineural-deafness-associated-with-a-rare-mitochondrial-trna-lys-m-8340g-a-gene-variant
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Jaidip S Gill, Steven A Hardy, Emma L Blakely, Sila Hopton, Andrea H Nemeth, Carl Fratter, Joanna Poulton, Robert W Taylor, Susan M Downes
BACKGROUND/AIM: The rare mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variant m.8340G>A has been previously reported in the literature in a single, sporadic case of mitochondrial myopathy. In this report, we aim to investigate the case of a 39-year-old male patient with sensorineural deafness who presented to the eye clinic with nyctalopia, retinal pigmentary changes and bilateral cortical cataracts. METHODS: The patient was examined clinically and investigated with autofluorescence, full-field electroretinography, electro-oculogram and dark adaptometry...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717663/refining-genotype-phenotype-correlation-in-alstr%C3%A3-m-syndrome-through-study-of-primary-human-fibroblasts
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Jian-Hua Chen, Tarekegn Geberhiwot, Timothy G Barrett, Richard Paisey, Robert K Semple
BACKGROUND: Alström syndrome (AS), featuring retinal dystrophy, neuronal deafness, cardiomyopathy, metabolic syndrome, and diffuse fibrosis, is caused by biallelic mutations in the centrosomal protein ALMS1. Genotype-phenotype correlation has been suggested without assessment of ALMS1 expression. METHODS: ALMS1 expression (real-time PCR and immunocytochemistry) and cilia formation (immunocytochemistry) were assessed in fibroblasts from deeply phenotyped volunteers diagnosed with AS recruited from a dedicated AS Service...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717081/severe-glomerular-endothelial-injury-associated-with-a-short-d4z4-repeat-on-chromosome-4q35
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Satoshi Hibino, Asami Takeda, Ichizo Nishino, Naoyuki Iwata, Masaru Nakano, Kazuki Tanaka, Satoshi Yamakawa, Takuhito Nagai, Osamu Uemura
The short D4Z4 repeat on chromosome 4q35 is a confirmatory genetic cause of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), which presents with no renal complications. We herein report a five-year-old girl previously diagnosed with Coat's-like retinopathy, deafness, and mental retardation, who was found to have early-onset, severe FSHD. Despite the absence of muscle weakness, a Southern blot analysis showed a short D4Z4 repeat on chromosome 4q35. She presented with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, and her renal histopathological findings were severe glomerular endothelial injury, which is a new complication associated with this genetic abnormality...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717060/clinical-data-analysis-of-genotypes-and-phenotypes-of-deafness-gene-mutations-in-newborns-a-retrospective-study
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Yating Du, Lihui Huang, Xueyao Wang, Qingjia Cui, Xiaohua Cheng, Liping Zhao, Tingting Ni
We retrospectively analyzed newborns with deafness gene mutations and summarized the relationship between genotype and phenotype to provide a basis for genetic counseling. We studied 582 subjects positive for deafness gene mutations that were treated in the otology outpatient department of Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, between April 2012 and April 2016. The subjects were divided into 3 categories: a diagnosed group (group A), which was further subdivided into subgroups A1 (homozygous and compound heterozygous GJB2 mutations) and A2 (homozygous and compound heterozygous SLC26A4 mutations); a drug-induced deafness group (group B, mitochondrial (Mt) gene mutations); and a mutation carrier group (group C), which was further subdivided into the subgroups C1 (GJB2 heterozygous mutations), C2 (SLC26A4 heterozygous mutations), C3 (GJB3 heterozygous mutations), and C4 (double gene mutations)...
July 17, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705869/auditory-cortex-interneuron-development-requires-cadherins-operating-hair-cell-mechanoelectrical-transduction
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Baptiste Libé-Philippot, Vincent Michel, Jacques Boutet de Monvel, Sébastien Le Gal, Typhaine Dupont, Paul Avan, Christine Métin, Nicolas Michalski, Christine Petit
Many genetic forms of congenital deafness affect the sound reception antenna of cochlear sensory cells, the hair bundle. The resulting sensory deprivation jeopardizes auditory cortex (AC) maturation. Early prosthetic intervention should revive this process. Nevertheless, this view assumes that no intrinsic AC deficits coexist with the cochlear ones, a possibility as yet unexplored. We show here that many GABAergic interneurons, from their generation in the medial ganglionic eminence up to their settlement in the AC, express two cadherin-related (cdhr) proteins, cdhr23 and cdhr15, that form the hair bundle tip links gating the mechanoelectrical transduction channels...
July 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705044/the-genetics-of-hair-cell-function-in-zebrafish
#8
Teresa Nicolson
Our ears are remarkable sensory organs, providing the important senses of balance and hearing. The complex structure of the inner ear, or 'labyrinth', along with the assorted neuroepithelia, have evolved to detect head movements and sounds with impressive sensitivity. The rub is that the inner ear is highly vulnerable to genetic lesions and environmental insults. According to National Institute of Health estimates, hearing loss is one of the most commonly inherited or acquired sensorineural diseases. To understand the causes of deafness and balance disorders, it is imperative to understand the underlying biology of the inner ear, especially the inner workings of the sensory receptors...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704896/long-term-speech-perception-outcomes-of-cochlear-implantation-in-gap-junction-protein-beta-2-related-hearing-loss
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Sung Hee Kim, Rajendra Nepali, Myung Hoon Yoo, Kwang-Sun Lee, Jong Woo Chung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The mutation of the gap junction protein beta 2 (GJB2) gene is the predominant cause of autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the speech perception outcome after cochlear implantation according to the presence of a GJB2 mutation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: During the period from March 2004 to February 2005, 38 patients underwent cochlear implantation at Asan Medical Center. Genetic factors and speech perception were evaluated in all subjects, and the patients were grouped according to the presence of a GJB2 mutation...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688563/a-novel-mutation-in-the-myo7a-gene-is-associated-with-usher-syndrome-type-1-in-a-chinese-family
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Xiaoguang He, Qi Peng, Siping Li, Pengyuan Zhu, Chunqiu Wu, Chunbao Rao, Jingqi Lin, Xiaomei Lu
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the genetic causes of hearing loss in a Chinese proband with autosomal recessive congenital deafness. METHODS: The targeted capture of 159 known deafness genes and next-generation sequencing were performed to study the genetic causes of hearing loss in the Chinese family. Sanger sequencing was employed to verify the variant mutations in members of this family. RESULTS: The proband harbored two mutations in the MYO7A gene in the form of compound heterozygosity...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687930/spatiotemporal-expression-patterns-of-clusterin-in-the-mouse-inner-ear
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Seokwon Lee, Jeong-Oh Shin, Borum Sagong, Un-Kyung Kim, Jinwoong Bok
Clusterin (CLU) is an extracellular chaperone protein that is implicated in diverse physiological and pathophysiological cellular processes. CLU expression is upregulated in response to cellular stress and under certain conditions, such as neurodegenerative disease and cancer. CLU primarily functions as a chaperone that exerts cytoprotective effects by removing cellular debris and misfolded proteins and also acts as a signaling molecule that regulates pro-survival pathways. Deafness is caused by genetic factors and various extrinsic insults, including ototoxic drugs, exposure to loud sounds and aging...
July 8, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687817/etiologic-and-audiologic-characteristics-of-patients-with-pediatric-onset-unilateral-and-asymmetric-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Pei-Hsuan Lin, Chuan-Jen Hsu, Yi-Hsin Lin, Yin-Hung Lin, Hui-Yu Lee, Chen-Chi Wu, Tien-Chen Liu
Importance: Pediatric-onset unilateral and asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a common condition, but in most patients, the cause remains unclear; thus, determination of the hearing outlook is difficult. Objective: To analyze the etiologic and audiologic characteristics of pediatric-onset unilateral and asymmetric SNHL. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this retrospective cohort study performed from January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2016, patients at a tertiary referral center who were diagnosed with pediatric-onset unilateral or asymmetric SNHL were divided into 3 groups according to their hearing levels: unilateral hearing loss with scaled-out levels (UHL-SO), unilateral hearing loss with residual hearing (UHL-RH), and asymmetric hearing loss (AHL)...
July 6, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687022/target-sequencing-of-307-deafness-genes-identifies-candidate-genes-implicated-in-microtia
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Pu Wang, Xinmiao Fan, Yibei Wang, Yue Fan, Yaping Liu, Shuyang Zhang, Xiaowei Chen
Microtia is a congenital malformation of the external ear caused by genetic and/or environmental factors. However, no causal genetic mutations have been identified in isolated microtia patients. In this study, we utilized targeted genomic capturing combined with next-generation sequencing to screen for mutations in 307 deafness genes in 32 microtia patients. Forty-two rare heterozygous mutations in 25 genes, including 22 novel mutations in 24 isolated unilateral microtia cases were identified. Pathway analysis found five pathways especially focal adhesion pathway and ECM-receptor interaction pathway were significantly associated with microtia...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686331/neural-tube-defects-in-waardenburg-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Joseph Hart, Kalpana Miriyala
Waardenburg syndrome type 1 (WS1) is an autosomal dominant genetic condition characterized by sensorineural deafness and pigment abnormalities, and is caused by variants in the PAX3 homeodomain. PAX3 variants have been associated with severe neural tube defects in mice and humans, but the frequency and clinical manifestations of this symptom remain largely unexplored in humans. Consequently, the role of PAX3 in human neural tube formation remains a study of interest, for clinical as well as research purposes...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677207/new-role-of-lrp5-associated-with-non-syndromic-autosomal-recessive-hereditary-hearing-loss
#15
Wenjun Xia, Jiongjiong Hu, Fei Liu, Jing Ma, Shaoyang Sun, Jin Zhang, Kaiyue Jin, Jianbo Huang, Nan Jiang, Xu Wang, Wenwen Li, Zhaoxin Ma, Duan Ma
Human hearing loss is a common neurosensory disorder about which many basic research and clinically relevant questions are unresolved. And at least 50% of hearing loss are due to a genetic etiology. Although hundreds of genes have been reported, there were still hundreds of related deafness genes to be found. Clinical, genetic, and functional investigations were performed to identify the causative mutation in a distinctive Chinese family with post-lingual non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss. Whole-exome sequencing identified lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5), a member of the low-density lipoprotein receptor family, as the causative gene in this family...
July 4, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649208/the-four-causes-of-adhd-aristotle-in-the-classroom
#16
Marino Pérez-Álvarez
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most well-established and at the same time controversial disorders to the extreme of being placed in doubt. In the first of two parts, the established position is critically reviewed, beginning with showing fallacious reasoning on which the diagnosis is based, lacking clinical proof. Similarly, a certain rhetoric and metaphysics in genetic and neurobiological research is highlighted, where, for example, a meager accumulation of data is offered as robust conclusions, and correlates and correlations as causes and bases...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642064/the-genetic-basis-of-deafness-in-populations-of-african-descent
#17
REVIEW
Jason R Rudman, Rosemary I Kabahuma, Sara E Bressler, Yong Feng, Susan H Blanton, Denise Yan, Xue-Zhong Liu
Hearing loss is the most common sensorineural disorder worldwide and is associated with more than 1000 mutations in more than 90 genes. While mutations in genes such as GJB2 (gap-junction protein β 2) and GJB6 (gap-junction protein β 6) are highly prevalent in Caucasian, Asian, and Middle Eastern populations, they are rare in both native African populations and those of African descent. The objective of this paper is to review the current knowledge regarding the epidemiology and genetics of hearing loss in African populations with a focus on native sub-Saharan African populations...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614229/familial-clustering-of-congenital-deafness-patent-ductus-arteriosus-eisenmenger-complex-and-differential-cyanosis-a-case-report
#18
Ting-Wei Lin, Chih-Wei Tseng, Chi-Yao Huang, Kuo-Yang Wang, Kae-Woei Liang
RATIONALE: Few studies had reported syndromes that include patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with Eisenmenger syndrome and congenital deafness clustered in male siblings without facial, skeletal, or mental abnormalities. PATIENT CONCERNS: Two brothers, who were deaf and had PDA with Eisenmenger complex, were first seen at our Cardiology clinic at the ages of 25 and 41, respectively. They presented with progressive dyspnea on exertion. Upon physical examination, both brothers had clubbing and/or cyanotic toes, normal fingers, and without facial, skeletal, ophthalmological, or mental abnormalities...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609304/suprameatal-cochlear-implantation-in-a-charge-patient-with-a-novel-chd7-variant-and-kallmann-syndrome-phenotype-a-case-report
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Akira Ganaha, Tetsuya Tono, Tadashi Kaname, Kumiko Yanagi, Teruyuki Higa, Shunsuke Kondo, Hiroyuki Maeda, Mikio Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: We present the clinical findings, technique of the suprameatal cochlear implantation, postoperative auditory results, and genetic analysis of the CHD7 gene. PATIENT: A 19-year-old Japanese woman was referred because of progressive hearing loss since early childhood. She had used verbal language for the main mode of communication until the age of 17. Examination revealed coloboma, heart defect, choanal atresia, genital hypoplasia, and deafness, which was diagnosed as CHARGE syndrome...
August 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583500/mutation-analysis-of-common-gjb2-scl26a4-and-12s-rrna-genes-among-380-deafness-patients-in-northern-china
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Jing Pan, Ping Xu, Weibo Tang, Zhongtao Cui, Miao Feng, Chunying Wang
OBJECTIVES: The molecular etiology of nonsyndromic deafness in Chinese population has not been investigated systematically, our study is aim to investigate the molecular etiology of nonsyndromic deafness patients from Northern China (Heilongjiang province), in order to provide genetic test and counseling to families. METHODS: 380 unrelated patients with hearing loss who attended to the Department of Otolaryngology, The Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University were enrolled to our study...
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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