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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904025/early-raas-blockade-exerts-renoprotective-effects-in-autosomal-recessive-alport-syndrome
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Nao Uchida, Naonori Kumagai, Kandai Nozu, Xue Jun Fu, Kazumoto Iijima, Yoshiaki Kondo, Shigeo Kure
Alport syndrome is a progressive renal disease caused by mutations in COL4A3, COL4A4, and COL4A5 genes that encode collagen type IV alpha 3, alpha 4, and alpha 5 chains, respectively. Because of abnormal collagen chain, glomerular basement membrane becomes fragile and most of the patients progress to end-stage renal disease in early adulthood. COL4A5 mutation causes X-linked form of Alport syndrome, and two mutations in either COL4A3 or COL4A4 causes an autosomal recessive Alport syndrome. Recently, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade has been shown to attenuate effectively disease progression in Alport syndrome...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859054/alport-syndrome-impact-of-digenic-inheritance-in-patients-management
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Chiara Fallerini, Margherita Baldassarri, Eva Trevisson, Valeria Morbidoni, Angela La Manna, Roberta Lazzarin, Andrea Pasini, Giancarlo Barbano, Angela Rosa Pinciaroli, Guido Garosi, Elisa Frullanti, Anna Maria Pinto, Maria Antonietta Mencarelli, Francesca Mari, Alessandra Renieri, Francesca Ariani
Alport syndrome (ATS) is a genetically heterogeneous nephropathy with considerable phenotypic variability and different transmission patterns, including monogenic (X-linked/autosomal) and digenic inheritance. Here we present a new series of families with digenic inheritance and we discuss consequences for genetic counseling and risk assessment. Out of 5 families harboring variants in more than one COL4 gene detected by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), minigene splicing assay allowed us to identify four as true digenic...
November 8, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816395/-alport-syndrome-hereditary-nephropathy-associated-with-mutations-in-genes-coding-for-type-iv-collagen-chains
#3
Laurence Heidet, Marie-Claire Gubler
Alport syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the association of a progressive haematuric nephropathy with ultrastructural abnormalities of the glomerular basement membranes, a progressive sensorineural hearing loss and sometimes ocular involvement. Its incidence is less than 1 per 5000 individuals and the disease is the cause of about 2% of end stage renal disease in Europe and the United States. Alport syndrome is clinically and genetically heterogeneous. It is related to mutations in the genes encoding one of three chains, α3, α4 α5 of type IV collagen, the main component of basement membranes, expressed in the glomerular basement membrane...
November 2, 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811305/ammecr1-a-single-point-mutation-causes-developmental-delay-midface-hypoplasia-and-elliptocytosis
#4
Gaia Andreoletti, Eleanor G Seaby, Jennifer M Dewing, Ita O'Kelly, Katherine Lachlan, Rodney D Gilbert, Sarah Ennis
BACKGROUND: Deletions in the Xq22.3-Xq23 region, inclusive of COL4A5, have been associated with a contiguous gene deletion syndrome characterised by Alport syndrome with intellectual disability (Mental retardation), Midface hypoplasia and Elliptocytosis (AMME). The extrarenal biological and clinical significance of neighbouring genes to the Alport locus has been largely speculative. We sought to discover a genetic cause for two half-brothers presenting with nephrocalcinosis, early speech and language delay and midface hypoplasia with submucous cleft palate and bifid uvula...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796712/female-x-linked-alport-syndrome-with-somatic-mosaicism
#5
Kana Yokota, Kandai Nozu, Shogo Minamikawa, Tomohiko Yamamura, Keita Nakanishi, Hisashi Kaneda, Riku Hamada, Yoshimi Nozu, Akemi Shono, Takeshi Ninchoji, Naoya Morisada, Shingo Ishimori, Junya Fujimura, Tomoko Horinouchi, Hiroshi Kaito, Koichi Nakanishi, Ichiro Morioka, Mariko Taniguchi-Ikeda, Kazumoto Iijima
BACKGROUND: X-linked Alport syndrome (XLAS) is a progressive, hereditary nephropathy. Although males with XLAS usually develop end-stage renal disease before 30 years of age, some men show a milder phenotype and possess somatic mosaic variants of the type IV collagen α5 gene (COL4A5), with severity depending on variant frequencies. In females, somatic mosaic variants are rarely reported in XLAS, and it is not clear what determines severity. METHODS: Two females with somatic mosaic mutations in COL4A5 with variant frequencies of 17...
October 31, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725732/three-dimensional-electron-microscopy-reveals-the-evolution-of-glomerular-barrier-injury
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Michael J Randles, Sophie Collinson, Tobias Starborg, Aleksandr Mironov, Mira Krendel, Eva Königshausen, Lorenz Sellin, Ian S D Roberts, Karl E Kadler, Jeffrey H Miner, Rachel Lennon
Glomeruli are highly sophisticated filters and glomerular disease is the leading cause of kidney failure. Morphological change in glomerular podocytes and the underlying basement membrane are frequently observed in disease, irrespective of the underlying molecular etiology. Standard electron microscopy techniques have enabled the identification and classification of glomerular diseases based on two-dimensional information, however complex three-dimensional ultrastructural relationships between cells and their extracellular matrix cannot be easily resolved with this approach...
October 11, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725546/a-novel-mutation-in-a-japanese-family-with-x-linked-alport-syndrome
#7
Yoshifusa Abe, Masayuki Iyoda, Kandai Nozu, Satoshi Hibino, Kei Hihara, Yutaka Yamaguchi, Tomohiko Yamamura, Shogo Minamikawa, Kazumoto Iijima, Takanori Shibata, Kazuo Itabashi
We herein report a novel mutation in a Japanese family with an X-linked Alport syndrome (AS) mutation in COL4A5. Patient 1 was a 2-year-old Japanese girl. She and her mother (patient 2) had a history of proteinuria and hematuria without renal dysfunction, deafness, or ocular abnormalities. Pathological findings were consistent with AS, and a genetic analysis revealed that both patients had a heterozygous mutation (c.2767G>C) in exon 32. In summary, the identification of mutations and characteristic pathological findings was useful in making a diagnosis of AS...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707584/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-pediatric-nephropathies
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Laura Penna Rocha, Samuel Cavalcante Xavier, Fernanda Rodrigues Helmo, Juliana Reis Machado, Fernando Silva Ramalho, Marlene Antônia Dos Reis, Rosana Rosa Miranda Corrêa
INTRODUCTION: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process in which epithelial cells may express mesenchymal cell markers with subsequent change in their functions, and it may be part of the etiopathogenesis of kidney disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the immunexpression of some EMT inducers and markers in frequent nephropathies in pediatric patients. METHODS: 59 patients aged 2-18 years old were selected and divided into 6 groups of frequent nephropathies in children and adolescents, as well as one control group...
September 22, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703570/two-pregnancies-with-a-different-outcome-in-a-patient-with-alport-syndrome
#9
Biljana Gerasimovska Kitanovska, Vesna Gerasimovska, Vesna Livrinova
BACKGROUND: Alport syndrome is a genetic disease that progresses to chronic kidney failure, with X-linked, autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive type of inheritance. Women are generally carriers of the mutation and have a milder form of the disease. During pregnancy, they have an increased risk of impaired kidney function and preeclampsia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 27-year old woman, gravida 1, para 0, in her 23rd gestational week came to the outpatient unit of the University Clinic of Nephrology for the first time because of slowly progressing proteinuria and Alport syndrome...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664477/ajkd-atlas-of-renal-pathology-alport-syndrome
#10
Agnes B Fogo, Mark A Lusco, Behzad Najafian, Charles E Alpers
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October 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635185/an-overlapping-case-of-alport-syndrome-and-thin-basement-membrane-disease
#11
Mashriq Alganabi, Ahmad Eter
We report a case of a 48-year-old male who presented with hematuria of at least 10 years, and has a daughter with hematuria as well. The patient has a history of degenerative hearing loss, decreased vision and cataract formation, but no diabetes, hypertension or proteinuria. A full serology and urology workup was negative for any abnormality. A kidney biopsy for the patient revealed a diagnosis of Alport syndrome but was unable to rule out thin basement membrane disease. The biopsy was inconclusive in making the diagnosis but the patient's clinical presentation led to the diagnosis of Alport syndrome...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627812/x-linked-and-autosomal-recessive-alport-syndrome-pathogenic-variant-features-and-further-genotype-phenotype-correlations
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Judith Savige, Helen Storey, Hae Il Cheong, Hee Gyung Kang, Eujin Park, Pascale Hilbert, Anton Persikov, Carmen Torres-Fernandez, Elisabet Ars, Roser Torra, Jens Michael Hertz, Mads Thomassen, Lev Shagam, Dongmao Wang, Yanyan Wang, Frances Flinter, Mato Nagel
Alport syndrome results from mutations in the COL4A5 (X-linked) or COL4A3/COL4A4 (recessive) genes. This study examined 754 previously- unpublished variants in these genes from individuals referred for genetic testing in 12 accredited diagnostic laboratories worldwide, in addition to all published COL4A5, COL4A3 and COL4A4 variants in the LOVD databases. It also determined genotype-phenotype correlations for variants where clinical data were available. Individuals were referred for genetic testing where Alport syndrome was suspected clinically or on biopsy (renal failure, hearing loss, retinopathy, lamellated glomerular basement membrane), variant pathogenicity was assessed using currently-accepted criteria, and variants were examined for gene location, and age at renal failure onset...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612033/fluorine-18-fluorocholine-pet-ct-localizes-hyperparathyroidism-in-patients-with-inconclusive-conventional-imaging-a-multicenter-study-from-the-netherlands
#13
Wouter P Kluijfhout, Wessel M C M Vorselaars, Sandra A M van den Berk, Menno R Vriens, Inne H M Borel Rinkes, Gerlof D Valk, Thijs van Dalen, John M H de Klerk, Bart de Keizer
BACKGROUND: Several reports have shown good performance of fluorine-18 fluorocholine (F-FCH) PET-computed tomography (CT) for parathyroid localization, although overall evidence remains scarce. We collected data from three institutions in the Netherlands and investigated the performance of F-FCH PET-CT as a second-line imaging modality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all patients at least 18 years who underwent F-FCH PET-CT for biochemically proven hyperparathyroidism (HPT) and inconclusive ultrasound and sestamibi scintigraphy...
September 8, 2016: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611891/resolving-variable-maternal-d-typing-using-serology-and-genotyping-in-selected-prenatal-patients
#14
Gwen Clarke, Judith Hannon, Philip Berardi, Gerri Barr, Jacqueline Cote, Robert Fallis, Ted Alport, Debra Lane, Tanya Petraszko, Gorka Ochoa, Mindy Goldman
BACKGROUND: RhIG prophylaxis for D- pregnant women prevents hemolytic disease of the newborn and typically depends on results of serologic D typing. Interpretation and follow-up of weak D serology is variable. Recent recommendations promote genotyping for RHD status determination in those with weak D serology. Canadian Blood Services performs comprehensive serologic prenatal testing in four provinces. Genotyping is used to determine D typing in patients with weak D. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A serologic algorithm identified which patients require genotyping for RHD determination...
September 9, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596081/-analysis-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-alport-syndrome
#15
X G An, Y Q Zhang, J Ding, F Wang, H J Xiao, Y Yao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and the status of diagnosis and treatment of patients with Alport syndrome in China. METHOD: Patients with affirmative diagnosis of Alport syndrome from Department of Pedatrics, Peking University First Hospital in the past 20 years (1995-2015) were analyzed retrospectively. The clinical data including initial symptoms, visit reasons, age at onset of disease, family history, hereditary mode, methods of diagnosis, misdiagnosis and mistreatment were collected...
September 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576055/collagen-iv-diseases-a-focus-on-the-glomerular-basement-membrane-in-alport-syndrome
#16
Dominic Cosgrove, Shiguang Liu
Alport syndrome is the result of mutations in any of three type IV collagen genes, COL4A3, COL4A4, or COL4A5. Because the three collagen chains form heterotrimers, there is an absence of all three proteins in the basement membranes where they are expressed. In the glomerulus, the mature glomerular basement membrane type IV collagen network, normally comprised of two separate networks, α3(IV)/α4(IV)/α5(IV) and α1(IV)/α2(IV), is comprised entirely of collagen α1(IV)/α2. This review addresses the current state of our knowledge regarding the consequence of this change in basement membrane composition, including both the direct, via collagen receptor binding, and indirect, regarding influences on glomerular biomechanics...
August 27, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575985/a-step-towards-clinical-application-of-acellular-matrix-a-clue-from-macrophage-polarization
#17
Astgik Petrosyan, Stefano Da Sacco, Nikita Tripuraneni, Ursula Kreuser, Maria Lavarreda-Pearce, Riccardo Tamburrini, Roger E De Filippo, Giuseppe Orlando, Paolo Cravedi, Laura Perin
The outcome of tissue engineered organ transplants depends on the capacity of the biomaterial to promote a pro-healing response once implanted in vivo. Multiple studies, including ours, have demonstrated the possibility of using the extracellular matrix (ECM) of animal organs as platform for tissue engineering and more recently, discarded human organs have also been proposed as scaffold source. In contrast to artificial biomaterials, natural ECM has the advantage of undergoing continuous remodeling which allows adaptation to diverse conditions...
August 26, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553900/endothelin-1-mediated-induction-of-extracellular-matrix-genes-in-strial-marginal-cells-underlies-strial-pathology-in-alport-mice
#18
Daniel T Meehan, Duane Delimont, Brianna Dufek, Marisa Zallocchi, Grady Phillips, Michael Anne Gratton, Dominic Cosgrove
Alport syndrome, a type IV collagen disorder, manifests as glomerular disease associated with hearing loss with thickening of the glomerular and strial capillary basement membranes (SCBMs). We have identified a role for endothelin-1 (ET-1) activation of endothelin A receptors (ETARs) in glomerular pathogenesis. Here we explore whether ET-1 plays a role in strial pathology. Wild type (WT) and Alport mice were treated with the ETAR antagonist, sitaxentan. The stria vascularis was analyzed for SCBM thickness and for extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins...
November 2016: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543865/morphological-assessment-of-thin-basement-membrane-disease
#19
J Zurawski, P Burchardt, J Moczko, M Seget, K Iwanik, J Sikora, A Woźniak, W Salwa-Zurawska
Thin basement membrane disease is more common than IgA nephropathy or Alport syndrome, which are also associated with the presence of erythrocyturia. Very few reports on the disorder are available in the Polish literature. The objective of this work was to analyze the results from 83 patients with thin basement membrane syndrome as well as to formulate a proposal of strict morphological assessment criteria for the disorder. Attention was drawn to the requirement of thickness of the lamina densa rather than the entire basement membrane thickness and a sufficiently high number of loops featuring thinned lamina densa, namely at least 80% of loops, being taken into account...
June 2016: Polish Journal of Pathology: Official Journal of the Polish Society of Pathologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525896/review-recent-progress-in-identification-and-characterization-of-loci-associated-with-sex-linked-congenital-cataract
#20
D D Zhang, J Z Du, J Topolewski, X M Wang
Congenital cataract is a common cause of blindness in children; however, its pathogenesis remains unclear. Genetic factors have been shown to play an important role in the pathogenesis of congenital cataract. The current genetic models of congenital cataract include autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and sex-linked inheritance. Sex-linked congenital cataract could be inherited through the X or Y chromosome. Congenital cataract is a symptom associated with several X-linked disorders, including Nance-Horan syndrome, Lowe syndrome, Conradi-Hünermann-Happle syndrome, oculo-facio-cardio-dental syndrome, and Alport syndrome...
2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
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