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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224991/prevalence-of-congenital-amusia
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Isabelle Peretz, Dominique T Vuvan
Congenital amusia (commonly known as tone deafness) is a lifelong musical disorder that affects 4% of the population according to a single estimate based on a single test from 1980. Here we present the first large-based measure of prevalence with a sample of 20 000 participants, which does not rely on self-referral. On the basis of three objective tests and a questionnaire, we show that (a) the prevalence of congenital amusia is only 1.5%, with slightly more females than males, unlike other developmental disorders where males often predominate; (b) self-disclosure is a reliable index of congenital amusia, which suggests that congenital amusia is hereditary, with 46% first-degree relatives similarly affected; (c) the deficit is not attenuated by musical training and (d) it emerges in relative isolation from other cognitive disorder, except for spatial orientation problems...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221712/discovery-of-myh14-as-an-important-and-unique-deafness-gene-causing-prelingually-severe-autosomal-dominant-non-syndromic-hearing-loss
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Bong Jik Kim, Ah Reum Kim, Jin Hee Han, Chung Lee, Doo Yi Oh, Byung Yoon Choi
BACKGROUND: Pathogenic variants of MYH14 have been known to be associated-in either a syndromic or non-syndromic manner-with hearing loss. Interestingly, all reported cases to date of MYH14-related non-syndromic hearing loss with detailed phenotypes have demonstrated mild-to-moderate progressive hearing loss with postlingual onset. METHODS: In this study, targeted resequencing (TRS) of known deafness genes was performed to identify the causative variant in two multiplex families segregating AD inherited hearing loss...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213135/genetic-variants-in-the-peripheral-auditory-system-significantly-affect-adult-cochlear-implant-performance
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A Eliot Shearer, Robert W Eppsteiner, Kathy Frees, Viral Tejani, Christina M Sloan-Heggen, Carolyn Brown, Paul Abbas, Camille Dunn, Marlan R Hansen, Bruce J Gantz, Richard J H Smith
BACKGROUND: Cochlear implantation is an effective habilitation modality for adults with significant hearing loss. However, post-implant performance is variable. A portion of this variance in outcome can be attributed to clinical factors. Recent physiological studies suggest that the health of the spiral ganglion also impacts post-operative cochlear implant outcomes. The goal of this study was to determine whether genetic factors affecting spiral ganglion neurons may be associated with cochlear implant performance...
February 14, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198501/effect-of-gjb2-235delc-and-30-35delg-genetic-polymorphisms-on-risk-of-congenital-deafness-in-a-chinese-population
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Y Xiong, M Zhong, J Chen, Y L Yan, X F Lin, X Li
Congenital deafness is a serious and irreversible condition in humans. The GJB2 gene is implicated in the pathogenesis of autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing loss. Its 235delC and 30-35delG polymorphisms are reported to be associated with risk of hereditary deafness. However, the effect of the interaction between GJB2 235delC and 30-35delG and environmental factors on congenital deafness has not been described. Therefore, we performed a case-control study to investigate the influence of these polymorphisms on congenital deafness risk, and their interaction with maternal and other environmental factors in the development of this disease...
February 8, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187060/risk-factors-in-children-older-than-5-years-with-pneumococcal-meningitis-data-from-a-national-network
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Fanny Hénaff, Corinne Levy, Robert Cohen, Capucine Picard, Emmanuelle Varon, Christèle Gras Le Guen, Elise Launay
INTRODUCTION: The occurrence of meningitis in children > 5 years old may be associated with specific predisposing factors that can be anatomic, such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula or breach, or related to genetic susceptibility or N inborn or acquired immunologic defect. This study aimed to assess the anatomical and immunologic risk factors in children > 5 years old with pneumococcal meningitis and prospectively enrolled in the French national meningitis network. METHODS: We analyzed all data for children 5 to 15 years old with a diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis between 2001 and 2013...
December 13, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173822/an-example-of-the-utility-of-genomic-analysis-for-fast-and-accurate-clinical-diagnosis-of-complex-rare-phenotypes
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Polona Le Quesne Stabej, Chela James, Louise Ocaka, Mehmet Tekman, Stephanie Grunewald, Emma Clement, Horia C Stanescu, Robert Kleta, Deborah Morrogh, Alistair Calder, Hywel J Williams, Maria Bitner-Glindzicz
BACKGROUND: We describe molecular diagnosis in a complex consanguineous family: four offspring presented with combinations of three distinctive phenotypes; non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL), an unusual skeletal phenotype comprising multiple fractures, cranial abnormalities and diaphyseal expansion, and significant developmental delay with microcephaly. We performed Chromosomal Microarray Analysis on the offspring with either the skeletal or developmental delay phenotypes, and linkage analysis and whole exome sequencing (WES) on all four children, parents and maternal aunt...
February 7, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165476/gene-therapy-restores-auditory-and-vestibular-function-in-a-mouse-model-of-usher-syndrome-type-1c
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Bifeng Pan, Charles Askew, Alice Galvin, Selena Heman-Ackah, Yukako Asai, Artur A Indzhykulian, Francine M Jodelka, Michelle L Hastings, Jennifer J Lentz, Luk H Vandenberghe, Jeffrey R Holt, Gwenaëlle S Géléoc
Because there are currently no biological treatments for hearing loss, we sought to advance gene therapy approaches to treat genetic deafness. We focused on Usher syndrome, a devastating genetic disorder that causes blindness, balance disorders and profound deafness, and studied a knock-in mouse model, Ush1c c.216G>A, for Usher syndrome type IC (USH1C). As restoration of complex auditory and balance function is likely to require gene delivery systems that target auditory and vestibular sensory cells with high efficiency, we delivered wild-type Ush1c into the inner ear of Ush1c c...
February 6, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151902/clinical-pathological-and-genetic-evaluations-of-chinese-patient-with-otodental-syndrome-and-multiple-complex-odontoma-case-report
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Anqi Liu, Meiling Wu, Xiaohe Guo, Hao Guo, Zhifei Zhou, Kewen Wei, Kun Xuan
Otodental syndrome is a rare autosomal-dominant disease characterized by globodontia, associated with sensorineural, high-frequency hearing loss. Here, we describe the clinical, pathological, and genetic evaluations of a 9-year-old girl with otodental syndrome and multiple complex odontoma.The patient presented with a draining sinus tract in her left cheek, globodontia, and hearing loss. The odontomas which caused the cutaneous sinus tracts were extracted because of the odontogenic infection. The extracted odontoma and primary tooth was studied by micro-CT and further observed histopathologically...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120638/cochlear-implantation-in-patients-with-enlarged-vestibular-aqueduct-a-case-series-with-literature-review
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Pedro Clarós, Jean Valentin F Fokouo, Andrés Clarós
OBJECTIVES: To report our institutional experience of the management of patients with enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA) and compare it to the literature. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective review of patients' records from 1993 to 2015. The age, sex, associated malformations, relevant past medical history, genetic screening results, possible surgical incident, implant model and duration of follow- up, outcome in terms of Categories of Auditory Performance (CAP scores), and integration or resuming mainstream school or work were recorded...
January 25, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067622/a-homozygous-fitm2-mutation-causes-a-deafness-dystonia-syndrome-with-motor-regression-and-signs-of-ichthyosis-and-sensory-neuropathy
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Celia Zazo Seco, Anna Castells-Nobau, Seol-Hee Joo, Margit Schraders, Jia Nee Foo, Monique van der Voet, S Sendhil Velan, Bonnie Nijhof, Jaap Oostrik, Erik de Vrieze, Radoslaw Katana, Atika Mansoor, Martijn Huynen, Radek Szklarczyk, Martin Oti, Lisbeth Tranebjærg, Erwin van Wijk, Jolanda M Scheffer-de Gooyert, Saadat Siddique, Jonathan Baets, Peter de Jonghe, Syed Ali Raza Kazmi, Suresh Anand Sadananthan, Bart P van de Warrenburg, Chiea Chuen Khor, Martin C Göpfert, Raheel Qamar, Annette Schenck, Hannie Kremer, Saima Siddiqi
A consanguineous family from Pakistan was ascertained with a novel deafness-dystonia syndrome with motor regression, ichthyosis-like features and signs of sensory neuropathy. By applying a combined strategy of linkage analysis and whole-exome sequencing in the presented family, a homozygous nonsense mutation, c.4G>T (p.Glu2*), in FITM2 was identified. FITM2 and its paralog FITM1 constitute an evolutionary conserved protein family involved in partitioning of triglycerides into cellular lipid droplets. Despite the role of FITM2 in neutral lipid storage and metabolism, no indications for lipodystrophy were observed in the affected individuals...
December 15, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043919/a-spontaneous-and-novel-pax3-mutant-mouse-that-models-waardenburg-syndrome-and-neural-tube-defects
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Tetsuo Ohnishi, Ikuo Miura, Hisako Ohba, Chie Shimamoto, Yoshimi Iwayama, Shigeharu Wakana, Takeo Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND: Genes responsible for reduced pigmentation phenotypes in rodents are associated with human developmental defects, such as Waardenburg syndrome, where patients display congenital deafness along with various abnormalities mostly related to neural crest development deficiency. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we identified a spontaneous mutant mouse line Rwa, which displays variable white spots on mouse bellies and white digits and tail, on a C57BL/6N genetic background...
April 5, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039372/global-analysis-of-protein-expression-of-inner-ear-hair-cells
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Ann E Hickox, Ann C Y Wong, Kwang Pak, Chelsee Strojny, Miguel Ramirez, John R Yates, Allen F Ryan, Jeffrey N Savas
: The mammalian inner ear subserves auditory and vestibular sensations via highly specialized cells and proteins. Sensory receptor hair cells (HCs) are necessary for transducing mechanical inputs and stimulating sensory neurons by employing a host of known and yet unknown protein machinery. To understand the protein composition of these unique post-mitotic cells, in which irreversible protein degradation or damage can lead to impaired hearing and balance, we analyzed inner ear samples by tandem mass spectrometry to generate an unbiased, shotgun-proteomics view of protein identities and abundances...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039263/variants-in-wfs1-and-other-mendelian-deafness-genes-are-associated-with-cisplatin-associated-ototoxicity
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Heather E Wheeler, Eric R Gamazon, Robert Frisina, Carlos Perez-Cervantes, Omar El Charif, Brandon Mapes, Sophie D Fossa, Darren Feldman, Robert Hamilton, David J Vaughn, Clair Beard, Chunkit Fung, Christian Kollmannsberger, Jeri Kim, Taisei Mushiroda, Michiaki Kubo, Shirin Ardeshir-Rouhani-Fard, Lawrence H Einhorn, Nancy Cox, M Eileen Dolan, Lois Travis
PURPOSE: Cisplatin is one of the most commonly used chemotherapy drugs worldwide and one of the most ototoxic. We sought to identify genetic variants that modulate cisplatin-associated ototoxicity (CAO). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of CAO using quantitative audiometry (4-12 kHz) in 511 testicular cancer survivors of European genetic ancestry. We performed polygenic modeling and functional analyses using a variety of publicly available databases...
December 30, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027978/in-silico-analysis-for-predicting-pathogenicity-of-five-unclassified-mitochondrial-dna-mutations-associated-with-mitochondrial-cytopathies-phenotypes
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Mafalda Bacalhau, João Pratas, Marta Simões, Cândida Mendes, Carolina Ribeiro, Maria J Santos, Luísa Diogo, Maria Carmo Macário, Manuela Grazina
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations have been assigned as a major cause of genetic disease. When a novel sequence variation is found, it is necessary to evaluate its functional impact, usually requiring functional molecular studies. Given the fact that this approach is difficult to put in practice in a routine basis, it is possible to take advantage of the in silico tools available and predict protein/RNA structure changes and therefore pathogenicity. Here, we describe the characterization of five undescribed mtDNA variants, upon detection of 23 unclassified alterations at Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics, from 2004 to 2014...
March 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018436/chromosome-11q13-deletion-syndrome
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Yu-Seon Kim, Gun-Ha Kim, Jung Hye Byeon, So-Hee Eun, Baik-Lin Eun
Chromosome 11q13 deletion syndrome has been previously reported as either otodental syndrome or oculo-oto-dental syndrome. The otodental syndrome is characterized by dental abnormalities and high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss, and by ocular coloboma in some cases. The underlying genetic defect causing otodental syndrome is a hemizygous microdeletion involving the FGF3 gene on chromosome 11q13.3. Recently, a new form of severe deafness, microtia (small ear) and small teeth, without the appearance of eye abnormalities, was also reported...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017249/slowly-progressive-d-bifunctional-protein-deficiency-with-survival-to-adulthood-diagnosed-by-whole-exome-sequencing
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Takashi Matsukawa, Kagari Mano Koshi, Jun Mitsui, Taro Bannai, Miho Kawabe, Hiroyuki Ishiura, Yasuo Terao, Jun Shimizu, Keiko Murayama, Jun Yoshimura, Koichiro Doi, Shinichi Morishita, Shoji Tsuji, Jun Goto
d-Bifunctional protein (DBP) deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder of peroxisomal fatty acid oxidation caused by mutations in HSD17B4. It is typically fatal by the age of two years with symptom onset during the neonatal period, and survival until late childhood is rare. We herein report the case of a patient with DBP deficiency surviving until adulthood, who showed severe sensorineural deafness, disturbances in language acquisition, slowly progressive cerebellar ataxia, and peripheral neuropathy. This patient, in whom findings of prior investigations were nondiagnostic, had been followed up as having an early-onset spinocerebellar degeneration of unknown etiology...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012541/a-novel-tecta-mutation-causes-arnshl
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Samira Asgharzade, Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar, Mohammad Hossein Modarressi, Mohammad Hossein Ghahremani, Somayeh Reiisi, Parisa Tahmasebi, Fatemeh Abdollahnejad, Morteza Hashemzadeh Chaleshtori
OBJECTIVE: Autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) is a genetically heterogeneous sensorineural disorder. Alpha-tectorin, which is encoded by the TECTA gene, is a non-collagenous component of the tectorial membrane in the inner ear defect of which leads to moderate to severe hearing loss (HL). METHODS: 25 unrelated Iranian multiplex ARNSHL families, negative for GJB2 mutations, were recruited in this study. Clinical inspections including audiometric and otologic examinations ruled out syndromic forms...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012540/first-report-of-prevalence-c-ivs1-1g-a-and-del-gjb6-13s1854-mutations-in-syrian-families-with-non-syndromic-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Walid Al-Achkar, Bassel Al-Halabi, Bashar Ali, Faten Moassass
OBJECTIVE: Mutations in GJB2 and GJB6 genes are a frequent cause of congenital non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL). Mutational screening has usually focused on coding region of GJB2 gene. A few studies have been conducted on the non-coding region and exon 1. c.IVS1+1G>A (a splice site mutation in GJB2 gene have been detected as disruptive mutation. Del (GJB6 D13S1830) is found in many populations, but del (GJB6 D13S1854) is reported from a few restricted countries. This study was carried out to investigate the prevalence of splice site mutation c...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012523/digenic-mutations-involving-both-the-bsnd-and-gjb2-genes-detected-in-bartter-syndrome-type-iv
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Hong-Han Wang, Yong Feng, Hai-Bo Li, Hong Wu, Ling-Yun Mei, Xing-Wei Wang, Lu Jiang, Chu-Feng He
Bartter syndrome type IV, characterized by salt-losing nephropathies and sensorineural deafness, is caused by mutations of BSND or simultaneous mutations of both CLCNKA and CLCNKB. GJB2 is the primary causative gene for non-syndromic sensorineural deafness and associated with several syndromic sensorineural deafness. Owing to the rarity of Bartter syndrome, only a few mutations have been reported in the abovementioned causative genes. To investigate the underlying mutations in a Chinese patient with Bartter syndrome type IV, genetic analysis of BSND, CLCNKA, CLCNKB and GJB2 were performed by polymerase chain reaction and direct sequencing...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003645/hmsn-lom-in-12-czech-patients-with-one-unusual-case-due-to-uniparental-isodisomy-of-chromosome-8
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Dana Šafka Brožková, Jaroslava Paulasová Schwabová, Jana Neupauerová, Jana Sabová, Marcela Krůtová, Vladimír Peřina, Marie Trková, Petra Laššuthová, Pavel Seeman
Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy-type Lom (HMSNL), also known as CMT4D, a demyelinating neuropathy with late-onset deafness is an autosomal recessive disorder threatening Roma population worldwide. The clinical phenotype was reported in several case reports before the gene discovery. HMSNL is caused by a homozygous founder mutation p.Arg148* in the N-Myc downstream-regulated gene 1. Here, we report findings from the Czech Republic, where HMSNL was found in 12 Czech patients from eight families. In these 12 patients, 11 of the causes were due to p...
March 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
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