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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636882/foxn1-italian-founder-mutation-in-indian-family-implications-in-prenatal-diagnosis
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Akella Radha Rama Devi, Nagesh Narayan Panday, Shaik Mohammad Naushad
The Forkhead box N1 (FOXN1) is a transcriptional factor regulating the development, differentiation and function of thymic epithelial cells; maintaining T-lineage progenitors in bone marrow; promoting terminal differentiation of epithelial cells of hair follicles. Mutation in FOXN1 was reported to cause a rare disorder characterized by rudimentary thymus gland, T-cell immunodeficiency, congenital alopecia and nail dystrophy within an Italian community. This is the first report of FOXN1 p.R255X mutation from India, outside this endogamous Italian community...
June 18, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635951/new-insights-into-the-imprinted-meg8-dmr-in-14q32-and-clinical-and-molecular-description-of-novel-patients-with-temple-syndrome
#2
Jasmin Beygo, Alma Küchler, Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach, Beate Albrecht, Jonas Eckle, Thomas Eggermann, Alexandra Gellhaus, Deniz Kanber, Ulrike Kordaß, Hermann-Josef Lüdecke, Sabine Purmann, Eva Rossier, Johannes van de Nes, Ilse M van der Werf, Maren Wenzel, Dagmar Wieczorek, Bernhard Horsthemke, Karin Buiting
The chromosomal region 14q32 contains several imprinted genes, which are expressed either from the paternal (DLK1 and RTL1) or the maternal (MEG3, RTL1as and MEG8) allele only. Imprinted expression of these genes is regulated by two differentially methylated regions (DMRs), the germline DLK1/MEG3 intergenic (IG)-DMR (MEG3/DLK1:IG-DMR) and the somatic MEG3-DMR (MEG3:TSS-DMR), which are methylated on the paternal and unmethylated on the maternal allele. Disruption of imprinting in the 14q32 region results in two clinically distinct imprinting disorders, Temple syndrome (TS14) and Kagami-Ogata syndrome (KOS14)...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635337/population-based-genetic-study-of-%C3%AE-thalassemia-mutations-in-mardan-division-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-province-pakistan
#3
Raj Muhammad, Muhammad Shakeel, Shoaib U Rehman, Muhammad A Lodhi
β-Thalassemia (β-thal) is the most prevalent hereditary blood disorder in Pakistan with a carrier rate of 5.0-8.0%. The homozygous affected children require frequent blood transfusions for their survival. This autosomal recessive disease can only be prevented through awareness programs, carrier screening, mutation detection, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis (PND). The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of various mutations causing β-thal and also to detect carriers of these mutations in families living in the Mardan Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, Pakistan...
June 21, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627668/potential-genetic-damage-to-nematode-offspring-following-exposure-to-triclosan-during-pregnancy
#4
Aixia Zhang, Xiaohong Gu, Xiuping Wang, Lei Wang, Lihua Zeng, Xuemei Fan, Chen Jiang, Ziyi Fu, Xianwei Cui, Chenbo Ji, Hongming Qu, Xirong Guo
Triclosan (TCS) is widely used as broad-spectrum antibacterial agent. However, it may threaten the health of human offspring if the mother is exposed to TCS during pregnancy. The present study aimed to identify potential mechanisms behind the toxic effect of TCS on the offspring of Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), using this nematode as a suitable animal model. The results of the current study demonstrated that the locomotory behavior and reproductive capacity of C. elegans offspring was severely affected by prenatal exposure to different concentrations of TCS...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624691/immaturity-for-gestational-age-of-microvasculature-and-placental-barrier-in-term-placentas-with-high-weight
#5
L Seidmann, Y Kamyshanskiy, S Z Martin, A Fruth, W Roth
OBJECTIVE: Villous immaturity for gestational age is a multifactorial developmental deviation associated with unexpected placental insufficiency, fetal hypoxia and term fetal death. In our previous work we have shown that immature CD15+/CD31+/CD34+ endothelial cells were an important indicator of placental villous immaturity and chronic insufficiency. The aim of this study was to perform a comparative analysis of CD15-marked immaturity in the vessel walls between normal and pathological term placentas of clinically and structurally heterogenous groups with normal, low and high weight...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623971/remodelling-of-the-bovine-placenta-comprehensive-morphological-and-histomorphological-characterization-at-the-late-embryonic-and-early-accelerated-fetal-growth-stages
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Consuelo Amor S Estrella, Karen L Kind, Anna Derks, Ruidong Xiang, Nicole Faulkner, Melina Mohrdick, Carolyn Fitzsimmons, Zbigniew Kruk, Frank Grutzner, Claire T Roberts, Stefan Hiendleder
INTRODUCTION: Placental function impacts growth and development with lifelong consequences for performance and health. We provide novel insights into placental development in bovine, an important agricultural species and biomedical model. METHODS: Concepti with defined genetics and sex were recovered from nulliparous dams managed under standardized conditions to study placental gross morphological and histomorphological parameters at the late embryo (Day48) and early accelerated fetal growth (Day153) stages...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621560/the-risks-associated-with-prenatal-antidepressant-exposure-time-for-a-precision-medicine-approach
#7
Lars Henning Pedersen
Introduction The prevalence of depression in pregnancy is over 10% and a significant proportion of pregnant women use antidepressant medication. The safety of antidepressants in pregnancy is controversial, partly due to methodological challenges. The conflicting results in the literature may, however, also be due to differences in risks between the study populations related to variations in e.g. degree of depression, type of antidepressant, and lifestyle. Areas covered The literature on the safety of antidepressants in pregnancy is vast and thousands of papers have been published mainly in the last decades...
June 16, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621052/10p15-3p13-duplication-inherited-from-paternal-balance-translocation-46-xy-t-5-10-q35-1-p13-identified-on-non-invasive-prenatal-testing
#8
Jin Mei, Hao Wang, Liyong Zhan
Balanced reciprocal translocations are relatively common human genetic abnormalities that involve the exchange of the terminal segments between different chromosomes and have an approximately 5-80% chance of generating an embryo with chromosomal abnormalities. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has been increasingly used in clinical practice to detect fetal trisomies 21, 18 and 13 with a sensitivity and specificity of up to 99%. In this report, we describe a duplication on chromosome 10 and a deletion on chromosome 5 that were first detected on NIPT...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620499/intrauterine-death-following-intraamniotic-triiodothyronine-and-thyroxine-therapy-for-fetal-goitrous-hypothyroidism-associated-with-polyhydramnios-and-caused-by-a-thyroglobulin-mutation
#9
Pradeep Vasudevan, Corrina Powell, Adeline K Nicholas, Ian Scudamore, James Greening, Soo-Mi Park, Nadia Schoenmakers
In the absence of maternal thyroid disease or iodine deficiency, fetal goitre is rare and usually attributable to dyshormonogenesis, for which genetic ascertainment is not always undertaken in the UK. Mechanical complications include tracheal and oesophageal compression with resultant polyhydramnios, malpresentation at delivery and neonatal respiratory distress. We report an Indian kindred in which the proband (first-born son) had congenital hypothyroidism (CH) without obvious neonatal goitre. His mother's second pregnancy was complicated by fetal hypothyroid goitre and polyhydramnios, prompting amniotic fluid drainage and intraamniotic therapy (with liothyronine, T3 and levothyroxine, T4)...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617416/genome-wide-cfdna-screening-clinical-laboratory-experience-with-the-first-10-000-cases
#10
Mathias Ehrich, John Tynan, Amin Mazloom, Eyad Almasri, Ron McCullough, Theresa Boomer, Daniel Grosu, Jason Chibuk
PurposeInvasive diagnostic prenatal testing can provide the most comprehensive information about the genetic status of a fetus. Noninvasive prenatal screening methods, especially when using cell-free DNA (cfDNA), are often limited to reporting only on trisomies 21, 18, and 13 and sex chromosome aneuploidies. This can leave a significant number of chromosomal and subchromosomal copy-number variations undetected. In 2015, we launched a new genome-wide cfDNA screening test that has the potential to narrow this detection gap...
June 15, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614992/preimplantation-genetic-screening
#11
Joyce C Harper
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis was first successfully performed in 1989 as an alternative to prenatal diagnosis for couples at risk of transmitting a genetic or chromosomal abnormality, such as cystic fibrosis, to their child. From embryos generated in vitro, biopsied cells are genetically tested. From the mid-1990s, this technology has been employed as an embryo selection tool for patients undergoing in vitro fertilisation, screening as many chromosomes as possible, in the hope that selecting chromosomally normal embryos will lead to higher implantation and decreased miscarriage rates...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614354/maternal-prenatal-anxiety-and-child-comt-genotype-predict-working-memory-and-symptoms-of-adhd
#12
Kieran J O'Donnell, Vivette Glover, Jari Lahti, Marius Lahti, Rachel D Edgar, Katri Räikkönen, Thomas G O'Connor
Maternal prenatal anxiety is an important risk factor for altered child neurodevelopment but there is uncertainty concerning the biological mechanisms involved and sources of individual differences in children's responses. We sought to determine the role of functional genetic variation in COMT, which encodes catechol-O-methyltransferase, in the association between maternal prenatal anxiety and child symptoms of ADHD and working memory. We used the prospectively-designed ALSPAC cohort (n = 6,969) for our primary data analyses followed by replication analyses in the PREDO cohort (n = 425)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605432/molecular-diagnosis-of-thalassemias-and-hemoglobinopathies-an-aclps-critical-review
#13
Daniel E Sabath
Objectives: To describe the use of molecular diagnostic techniques for patients with hemoglobin disorders. Methods: A clinical scenario is presented in which molecular diagnosis is important for genetic counseling. Globin disorders, techniques for their diagnosis, and the role of molecular genetic testing in managing patients with these disorders are described in detail. Results: Hemoglobin disorders, including thalassemias and hemoglobinopathies, are among the commonest genetic diseases, and the clinical laboratory is essential for the diagnosis of patients with these abnormalities...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604975/-advance-in-the-methods-of-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-for-single-gene-diseases
#14
Yixin Ren, Jie Qiao, Liying Yan
More than 7000 single gene diseases have been identified and most of them lack effective treatment. As an early form of prenatal diagnosis, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a combination of in vitro fertilization and genetic diagnosis. PGD has been applied in clinics for more than 20 years to avoid the transmission of genetic defects through analysis of embryos at early stages of development. In this paper, a review for the recent advances in PGD for single gene diseases is provided.
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604962/-identification-of-a-novel-slc26a4-mutation-in-a-child-with-enlarge-vestibular-aqueduct-syndrome
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Donglan Sun, Weihong Mu, Yanhua Zhang, Hong Gao, Fang Fang, Mei Yu, Lijuan Zhao, Jing Zhang, Dongqing Mi, Lijia Chang, Qinying Cao
OBJECTIVE: To analyze mutations of SLC26A4 gene and explore their origins for a patient with enlarge vestibuar aqueduct syndrome. METHODS: Clinical data and peripheral venous blood samples were collected from the patient and her parents. Genome DNA was extracted from the peripheral blood. All of the 21 exons of the SLC26A4 gene were amplified with PCR and subjected to directly sequencing. RESULTS: The patient was found to have carried two mutant alleles of the SLC26A4 gene, namely c...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604956/-analysis-of-pkd1-gene-mutation-in-a-family-affected-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
#16
Jin Mei, Min Wang, Hao Wang, Lidan Zhang, Pan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the molecular etiology for a family affected with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and provide prenatal diagnosis for the family. METHODS: Clinical data of the family was collected. Target region sequencing with monogenetic disorders capture array combined with Sanger sequencing and bioinformatics analysis were performed in turn. SIFT and NCB1 were used to evaluate the conservation of the gene and pathogenicity of the identified mutation...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604950/-mutation-analysis-and-prenatal-diagnosis-for-12-families-affected-with-hereditary-hearing-loss-and-enlarged-vestibular-aqueduct
#17
Yanbao Xiang, Huanzheng Li, Xueqin Xu, Chenyang Xu, Chong Chen, Xiaoling Lin, Shaohua Tang
OBJECTIVE: To carry out mutation analysis and prenatal diagnosis for 12 families affected with hearing loss and enlarged vestibular aqueduct from southern Zhejiang province. METHODS: Clinical data and peripheral venous blood samples of 38 members from the 12 families were obtained. Mutations of 4 genes, namely SLC26A4, GJB2, c.538C to T and c.547G to A of GJB3, m.1555A to G and m.1494C to T of 12S rRNA, were detected by PCR and Sanger sequencing. Maternal contamination was excluded by application of STR detection during prenatal diagnosis...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603918/cftr-france-a-national-relational-patient-database-for-sharing-genetic-and-phenotypic-data-associated-with-rare-cftr-variants-a
#18
Mireille Claustres, Corinne Theze, Marie des Georges, David Baux, Emmanuelle Girodon, Thierry Bienvenu, Marie-Pierre Audrezet, Ingrid Dugueperoux, Claude Ferec, Guy Lalau, Adrien Pagin, Alain Kitzis, Vincent Thoreau, Véronique Gaston, Eric Bieth, Marie-Claire Malinge, Marie-Pierre Reboul, Patricia Fergelot, Lydie Lemonnier, Chadia Mekki, Pascale Fanen, Anne Bergougnoux, Souphatta Sasorith, Caroline Raynal, Corinne Bareil
Most of 2,000 variants identified in the CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator) gene are rare or private. Their interpretation is hampered by the lack of available data and resources, making patient care and genetic counseling challenging. We developed a patient-based database dedicated to the annotations of rare CFTR variants in the context of their cis- and trans-allelic combinations. Based on almost 30 years' experience of CFTR testing, CFTR-France (https://cftr.iurc.montp.inserm.fr/cftr) currently compiles 16,819 variant records from 4,615 individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) or CFTR-RD (related disorders), fetuses with ultrasound bowel anomalies, newborns awaiting clinical diagnosis and asymptomatic compound heterozygotes...
June 12, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602104/reproductive-outcome-following-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd-in-the-uk
#19
Abigail Sharpe, Peter Avery, Meenakshi Choudhary
In 2013, the National Health Service Commissioning board centralized the funding in England for up to three cycles of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for couples who have, or are carriers of, a specific genetic disorder. This study presents the historical data of PGD cycles and their clinical outcomes in UK as extrapolated from the national data registry. Retrospective analysis of outcome of cycles undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in the UK over the past 20 years was performed from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority database (n = 2974)...
June 12, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601047/role-of-epigenetics-in-the-pathogenesis-of-asthma
#20
Zahra Alizadeh, Esmaeil Mortaz, Ian Adcock, Mostafa Moin
Asthma is a complex, heterogeneous and chronic airway inflammatory disease with different clinical phenotypes caused by diverse triggers and pathophysiological mechanisms. Asthma heritability has been established in many genetic studies but it is evident that only genetic elements are not responsible for the development of asthma. Increasing rate of asthma incidence during past decades has implicated the role of epigenetics in development of asthma. Environmental factors perform as initiator signals through epigenetic mechanisms...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
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