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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917693/identification-of-kcnq1-compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-three-chinese-families-with-jervell-and-lange-nielsen-syndrome
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Cuicui Wang, Yu Lu, Jing Cheng, Lei Zhang, Wei Liu, Weihua Peng, Di Zhang, Hong Duan, Dongyi Han, Huijun Yuan
CONCLUSION: Besides expanding the spectrum of KCNQ1 mutations causing Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome (JLNS), the results showed diversity of its phenotypes, and emphasized the importance of molecular genetic analysis in confirming clinical diagnosis and making diagnosis possible before the emergency symptoms for deaf individuals. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate four patients from three Chinese families with congenital hearing loss clinically and genetically...
December 5, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911912/comprehensive-genetic-analysis-of-japanese-autosomal-dominant-sensorineural-hearing-loss-patients
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Yoh-Ichiro Iwasa, Shin-Ya Nishio, Shin-Ichi Usami
BACKGROUND: In general, autosomal dominant inherited hearing loss does not have a founder mutation, with the causative mutation different in each family. For this reason, there has been a strong need for efficient diagnosis methods for autosomal dominant sensorineural hearing loss (ADSNHL) patients. This study sought to verify the effectiveness of our analysis algorithm for the screening of ADSNHL patients as well as the usefulness of the massively parallel DNA sequencing (MPS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Seventy-five Japanese ADSNHL patients from 53 ENT departments nationwide participated in this study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889061/biallelic-mutations-in-mitf-cause-coloboma-osteopetrosis-microphthalmia-macrocephaly-albinism-and-deafness
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Aman George, Dina J Zand, Robert B Hufnagel, Ruchi Sharma, Yuri V Sergeev, Janet M Legare, Gregory M Rice, Jessica A Scott Schwoerer, Mariana Rius, Laura Tetri, David M Gamm, Kapil Bharti, Brian P Brooks
Human MITF is, by convention, called the "microphthalmia-associated transcription factor" because of previously published seminal mouse genetic studies; however, mutations in MITF have never been associated with microphthalmia in humans. Here, we describe a syndrome that we term COMMAD, characterized by coloboma, osteopetrosis, microphthalmia, macrocephaly, albinism, and deafness. COMMAD is associated with biallelic MITF mutant alleles and hence suggests a role for MITF in regulating processes such as optic-fissure closure and bone development or homeostasis, which go beyond what is usually seen in individuals carrying monoallelic MITF mutations...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886419/functional-characterization-of-a-novel-loss-of-function-mutation-of-prps1-related-to-early-onset-progressive-nonsyndromic-hearing-loss-in-koreans-dfnx1-potential-implications-on-future-therapeutic-intervention
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So Young Kim, Ah Reum Kim, Nayoung K D Kim, Chung Lee, Jin Hee Han, Min Young Kim, Eun-Hee Jeon, Woong-Yang Park, Rahul Mittal, Denise Yan, Xue Zhong Liu, Byung Yoon Choi
BACKGROUND: The symptoms of phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate synthetase 1 (PRPS1) deficiency diseases have been reported to be alleviated by medication. Herein, we report biochemical data to favor PRPS1 deficiency-related hearing loss as a potential target for pharmaceutical treatment. METHODS: We recruited 42 probands from subjects under the age of 15 years with a moderate degree of nonsyndromic autosomal-recessive or sporadic sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in at least one side...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875026/disseminated-bcg-pneumonitis-revealing-severe-combined-immunodeficiencyxs-in-charge-syndrome
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Hyung Young Kim, Yoo-Mi Kim, Hee Ju Park
CHARGE (coloboma, heart defect, atresia choanae, retarded growth and development, genital hypoplasia, and ear anomalies/deafness) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by CHD7 mutation and is related to immunodeficiency. A 6-month-old girl with right lung agenesis, congenital heart defects, and ear anomalies developed repeated and serious respiratory infection for a short period. She was clinically diagnosed with typical CHARGE syndrome with severe combined immunodeficiency (T-, B+, NK-); however, CHD7 mutation was not detected...
November 22, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870113/targeted-resequencing-of-deafness-genes-reveals-a-founder-myo15a-variant-in-northeastern-brazil
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Gabrielle N Manzoli, Guney Bademci, Angelina X Acosta, Têmis M Félix, F Basak Cengiz, Joseph Foster, Danniel S Dias Da Silva, Ibis Menendez, Isalis Sanchez-Pena, Demet Tekin, Susan H Blanton, Kiyoko Abe-Sandes, Xue Zhong Liu, Mustafa Tekin
Identifying the genetic etiology in a person with hearing loss (HL) is challenging due to the extreme genetic heterogeneity in HL and the population-specific variability. In this study, after excluding GJB2 variants, targeted resequencing of 180 deafness-related genes revealed the causative variants in 11 of 19 (58%) Brazilian probands with autosomal recessive HL. Identified pathogenic variants were in MYO15A (10 families) and CLDN14 (one family). Remarkably, the MYO15A p.(Val1400Met) variant was identified in eight families from the city of Monte Santo in the northeast region of Brazil...
November 2016: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863625/facial-nerve-stimulation-following-cochlear-implantation-for-x-linked-stapes-gusher-syndrome-leading-to-identification-of-a-novel-pou3f4-mutation
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Jacob L Wester, Catherine Merna, Kevin A Peng, Rebecca Lewis, Ali R Sepahdari, Gail Ishiyama, Kumiko Hosokawa, Kozo Kumakawa, Akira Ishiyama
We report a case of a nine-year-old male who presented with facial nerve stimulation four years after cochlear implantation. Computed tomography was performed revealing a dilated internal auditory meatus and the cochlear implant electrode was found to be protruding into the fallopian canal at the level of the geniculate ganglion. Subsequent genetic analysis demonstrated X-linked deafness type 2 (DFNX2) caused by a novel c.769C > T nucleotide change in the POU domain, class 3, transcription factor 4 gene (POU3F4)...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862284/dystonia-deafness-syndrome-caused-by-a-%C3%AE-actin-gene-mutation-and-response-to-deep-brain-stimulation
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Hendriekje Eggink, Martje E van Egmond, Corien C Verschuuren-Bemelmans, Marleen C Schönherr, Tom J de Koning, D L Marinus Oterdoom, J Marc C van Dijk, Marina A J Tijssen
INTRODUCTION: Dystonia-deafness syndrome is a distinct clinical presentation within the dystonia-spectrum. Although several genetic and acquired causes have been reported, etiology remains unknown in the majority of patients. OBJECTIVES: To describe two patients with dystonia-deafness syndrome due to a beta-actin gene mutation. METHODS: We report on disease course, genetic testing, and management of 2 patients, mother and daughter, presenting with dystonia-deafness syndrome...
November 8, 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858935/multiethnic-involvement-in-autosomal-dominant-optic-atrophy-in-singapore
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J L Loo, S Singhal, A V Rukmini, S Tow, P Amati-Bonneau, V Procaccio, D Bonneau, J J Gooley, P Reynier, M Ferré, D Milea
PurposeAutosomal-dominant optic atrophy (ADOA), often associated with mutations in the OPA1 gene (chromosome 3q28-q29) is rarely reported in Asia. Our aim was to identify and describe this condition in an Asian population in Singapore.Patients and methodsPreliminary cross-sectional study at the Singapore National Eye Centre, including patients with clinical suspicion of ADOA, who subsequently underwent genetic testing by direct sequencing of the OPA1 gene.ResultsAmong 12 patients (10 families) with clinically suspected ADOA, 7 patients (5 families) from 3 different ethnic origins (Chinese, Indian, and Malay) carried a heterozygous pathogenic variant in the OPA1 gene...
November 18, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843504/relationship-between-patients-with-clinical-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder-and-mutations-in-gjb2-gene
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Guilherme M de Carvalho, Priscila Z Ramos, Arthur M Castilho, Alexandre C Guimarães, Edi L Sartorato
: The auditory neuropathy is a condition which there is a dyssynchrony in the nerve conduction of the auditory nerve fibers. There is no evidence about the relationship between patients with clinical auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder and mutations in GJB2 gene. There are only two studies about this topic in the medical literature. Connexin 26 (GJB2 gene) mutations are common causes of genetic deafness in many populations and we also being reported in subjects with auditory neuropathy...
2016: Open Neurology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827000/the-role-of-alternative-gjb2-transcription-in-screening-for-neonatal-sensorineural-deafness-in-austria
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Thomas Parzefall, Trevor Lucas, Martin Koenighofer, Reinhard Ramsebner, Alexandra Frohne, Shelly Czeiger, Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner, Christian Schoefer, Wolfgang Gstoettner, Klemens Frei
CONCLUSION: Alterations within a novel putative Exon 1a within the gap junction beta 2 (GJB2) gene may play a role in the development of genetic hearing impairment in Austria. OBJECTIVES: Mutations in the GJB2 gene are the most common cause of hereditary sensorineural deafness. Genome-wide screening for alternative transcriptional start sites in the human genome has revealed the presence of an additional GJB2 exon (E1a). This study tested the hypothesis of whether alternative GJB2 transcription involving E1a may play a role in the development of congenital sensorineural deafness in Austria...
November 9, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798174/are-tmcs-the-mechanotransduction-channels-of-vertebrate-hair-cells
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David P Corey, Jeffrey R Holt
Sensory transduction in vertebrate hair cells and the molecules that mediate it have long been of great interest. Some components of the mechanotransduction apparatus have been identified, most as deafness gene products. Although prior candidates for the mechanotransduction channel have been proposed, each has faded with new evidence. Now, two strong candidates, TMC1 and TMC2 (transmembrane channel-like), have emerged from discovery of deafness genes in humans and mice. They are expressed at the right time during development: exactly at the onset of mechanosensitivity...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790638/heterozygous-mutations-in-hsd17b4-cause-juvenile-peroxisomal-d-bifunctional-protein-deficiency
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David J Amor, Ashley P L Marsh, Elsdon Storey, Rick Tankard, Greta Gillies, Martin B Delatycki, Kate Pope, Catherine Bromhead, Richard J Leventer, Melanie Bahlo, Paul J Lockhart
OBJECTIVE: To determine the genetic cause of slowly progressive cerebellar ataxia, sensorineural deafness, and hypergonadotropic hypogonadism in 5 patients from 3 different families. METHODS: The patients comprised 2 sib pairs and 1 sporadic patient. Clinical assessment included history, physical examination, and brain MRI. Linkage analysis was performed separately on the 2 sets of sib pairs using single nucleotide polymorphism microarrays, followed by analysis of the intersection of the regions...
December 2016: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789753/an-escherichia-coli-based-assay-to-assess-the-function-of-recombinant-human-hemichannels
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Srinivasan Krishnan, Mariana C Fiori, Ty E Whisenant, D Marien Cortes, Guillermo A Altenberg, Luis G Cuello
Connexins form the gap junctional channels that mediate cell-to-cell communication, and also form hemichannels present at the plasma membrane. Hemichannels are permeable to small hydrophilic compounds, including molecules involved in autocrine and paracrine signaling. An abnormal hemichannel opening causes or contributes to cell damage in common human disorders (e.g., cardiac infarct, cerebrovascular accidents, deafness, skin diseases, and cataracts) and is therefore a potential pharmacological target. The discovery of useful hemichannels inhibitors has been hampered in part by the lack of suitable high-throughput functional assays...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785406/genetic-and-clinical-analysis-of-nonsyndromic-hearing-impairment-in-pediatric-and-adult-cases
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J Xing, X Liu, Y Tian, J Tan, H Zhao
Previous studies have linked GJB2 gene and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations to nonsyndromic hearing impairment (NSHI), but no study in China has yet investigated these mutations across all age groups. To fill the gap, this study ascertained 263 patients with NSHI between ages 2 months and 60 years and analyzed the presence of GJB2 gene and mtDNA A1555G/C1494T mutations by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing. A total of 20 types of mutations were detected for the GJB2 gene. The GJB2 gene and mtDNA A1555G/C1494T mutations were detected in 18...
July 1, 2016: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759048/molecular-etiology-and-genotype-phenotype-correlation-of-chinese-han-deaf-patients-with-type-i-and-type-ii-waardenburg-syndrome
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Lianhua Sun, Xiaohua Li, Jun Shi, Xiuhong Pang, Yechen Hu, Xiaowen Wang, Hao Wu, Tao Yang
Waardenburg syndrome (WS) characterized by sensorineural hearing loss and pigmentary abnormalities is genetically heterogeneous and phenotypically variable. This study investigated the molecular etiology and genotype-phenotype correlation of WS in 36 Chinese Han deaf probands and 16 additional family members that were clinically diagnosed with WS type I (WS1, n = 8) and type II (WS2, n = 42). Mutation screening of six WS-associated genes detected PAX3 mutations in 6 (86%) of the 7 WS1 probands. Among the 29 WS2 probands, 13 (45%) and 10 (34%) were identified with SOX10 and MITF mutations, respectively...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759032/a-genotypic-ascertainment-approach-to-refute-the-association-of-myo1a-variants-with-non-syndromic-deafness
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John Patton, Carmen Brewer, Wade Chien, Jennifer J Johnston, Andrew J Griffith, Leslie G Biesecker
Variants in the unconventional myosin gene, MYO1A, have been reported to cause non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss with a pattern of autosomal dominant inheritance. Others have challenged this association. We used a genotypic ascertainment study design to test the association of MYO1A variants with hearing loss. We evaluated MYO1A variants from a cohort of 951 individuals with exome sequencing who were not ascertained for hearing loss. Five individuals had one of two variants claimed to be associated with sensorineural hearing loss in a prior study and 33 individuals had one of 13 predicted deleterious variants...
October 19, 2016: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743452/the-combination-of-vestibular-impairment-and-congenital-sensorineural-hearing-loss-predisposes-patients-to-ocular-anomalies-including-usher-syndrome
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Stephanie Kletke, Vaishnavi Batmanabane, Tianyang Dai, Ajoy Vincent, Shuning Li, Karen A Gordon, Blake C Papsin, Sharon L Cushing, Elise Héon
The co-occurrence of hearing impairment and visual dysfunction is devastating. Most deaf-blind etiologies are genetically determined, the commonest being Usher syndrome (USH). While studies of the congenitally deaf population reveal a variable degree of visual problems, there are no effective ophthalmic screening guidelines. We hypothesized that children with congenital sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and vestibular impairment were at an increased risk of having Usher syndrome. A retrospective chart review of 33 cochlear implants recipients for severe to profound SNHL and measured vestibular dysfunction was done to determine the ocular phenotype...
October 15, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743438/heterogeneity-of-hereditary-hearing-loss-in-iran-a-comprehensive-review
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Maryam Beheshtian, Mojgan Babanejad, Hela Azaiez, Niloofar Bazazzadegan, Diana Kolbe, Christina Sloan-Heggen, Sanaz Arzhangi, Kevin Booth, Marzieh Mohseni, Kathy Frees, Mohammad Hossein Azizi, Ahmad Daneshi, Mohammad Farhadi, Kimia Kahrizi, Richard Jh Smith, Hossein Najmabadi
A significant contribution to the causes of hereditary hearing impairment comes from genetic factors. More than 120 genes and 160 loci have been identified to be involved in hearing impairment. Given that consanguine populations are more vulnerable to most inherited diseases, such as hereditary hearing loss (HHL), the genetic picture of HHL among the Iranian population, which consists of at least eight ethnic subgroups with a high rate of intermarriage, is expected to be highly heterogeneous. Using an electronic literature review through various databases such as PubMed, MEDLINE, and Scopus, we review the current picture of HHL in Iran...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734841/a-novel-founder-myo15a-frameshift-duplication-is-the-major-cause-of-genetic-hearing-loss-in-oman
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Flavia Palombo, Nadia Al-Wardy, Guido Alberto Gnecchi Ruscone, Manuela Oppo, Mohammed Nasser Al Kindi, Andrea Angius, Khalsa Al Lamki, Giorgia Girotto, Tania Giangregorio, Matteo Benelli, Alberto Magi, Marco Seri, Paolo Gasparini, Francesco Cucca, Marco Sazzini, Mazin Al Khabori, Tommaso Pippucci, Giovanni Romeo
The increased risk for autosomal recessive disorders is one of the most well-known medical implications of consanguinity. In the Sultanate of Oman, a country characterized by one of the highest rates of consanguineous marriages worldwide, prevalence of genetic hearing loss (GHL) is estimated to be 6/10 000. Families of GHL patients have higher consanguinity rates than the general Omani population, indicating a major role for recessive forms. Mutations in GJB2, the most commonly mutated GHL gene, have been sporadically described...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
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