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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900361/kbg-syndrome-involving-a-single-nucleotide-duplication-in-ankrd11
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Robert Kleyner, Janet Malcolmson, David Tegay, Kenneth Ward, Annette Maughan, Glenn Maughan, Lesa Nelson, Kai Wang, Reid Robison, Gholson J Lyon
KBG syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant genetic condition characterized by neurological involvement and distinct facial, hand, and skeletal features. More than 70 cases have been reported; however, it is likely that KBG syndrome is underdiagnosed because of lack of comprehensive characterization of the heterogeneous phenotypic features. We describe the clinical manifestations in a male currently 13 years of age, who exhibited symptoms including epilepsy, severe developmental delay, distinct facial features, and hand anomalies, without a positive genetic diagnosis...
November 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895974/genetic-screening-in-patients-with-craniofacial-malformations
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REVIEW
Amanda J Yoon, Binh N Pham, Katrina M Dipple
Craniofacial malformations include a variety of anomalies, including cleft lip with or without cleft palate, craniosynostosis, microtia, and hemifacial microsomia. All of these anomalies can be either isolated or part of a defined genetic syndrome. A clinical geneticist or genetic counselor should be a member of the craniofacial team to help determine which patients have isolated anomalies and which are likely to have a syndrome. They would then arrange for the appropriate genetic testing to confirm the diagnosis of the specific syndrome...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895970/genetic-advances-in-microphthalmia
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REVIEW
Julie Plaisancie, Patrick Calvas, Nicolas Chassaing
Congenital ocular anomalies such as anophthalmia and microphthalmia (AM) are severe craniofacial malformations in human. The etiologies of these ocular globe anomalies are diverse but the genetic origin appears to be a predominant cause. Until recently, genetic diagnosis capability was rather limited in AM patients and only a few genes were available for routine genetic testing. While some issues remain poorly understood, knowledge regarding the molecular basis of AM dramatically improved over the last years with the development of new molecular screening technologies...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887640/functional-and-regulatory-profiling-of-energy-metabolism-in-fission-yeast
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Michal Malecki, Danny A Bitton, Maria Rodríguez-López, Charalampos Rallis, Noelia Garcia Calavia, Graeme C Smith, Jürg Bähler
BACKGROUND: The control of energy metabolism is fundamental for cell growth and function and anomalies in it are implicated in complex diseases and ageing. Metabolism in yeast cells can be manipulated by supplying different carbon sources: yeast grown on glucose rapidly proliferates by fermentation, analogous to tumour cells growing by aerobic glycolysis, whereas on non-fermentable carbon sources metabolism shifts towards respiration. RESULTS: We screened deletion libraries of fission yeast to identify over 200 genes required for respiratory growth...
November 25, 2016: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884122/assessment-of-copy-number-variations-in-120-patients-with-poland-syndrome
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Carlotta Maria Vaccari, Elisa Tassano, Michele Torre, Stefania Gimelli, Maria Teresa Divizia, Maria Victoria Romanini, Simone Bossi, Ilaria Musante, Maura Valle, Filippo Senes, Nunzio Catena, Maria Francesca Bedeschi, Anwar Baban, Maria Grazia Calevo, Massimo Acquaviva, Margherita Lerone, Roberto Ravazzolo, Aldamaria Puliti
BACKGROUND: Poland Syndrome (PS) is a rare congenital disorder presenting with agenesis/hypoplasia of the pectoralis major muscle variably associated with thoracic and/or upper limb anomalies. Most cases are sporadic, but familial recurrence, with different inheritance patterns, has been observed. The genetic etiology of PS remains unknown. Karyotyping and array-comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) analyses can identify genomic imbalances that can clarify the genetic etiology of congenital and neurodevelopmental disorders...
November 25, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881089/abnormal-primary-and-permanent-dentitions-with-ectodermal-symptoms-predict-wnt10a-deficiency
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Birgitta Bergendal, Johanna Norderyd, Xiaolei Zhou, Joakim Klar, Niklas Dahl
BACKGROUND: The WNT10A protein is critical for the development of ectodermal appendages. Variants in the WNT10A gene may be associated with a spectrum of ectodermal abnormalities including extensive tooth agenesis. METHODS: In seven patients with severe tooth agenesis we identified anomalies in primary dentition and additional ectodermal symptoms, and assessed WNT10A mutations by genetic analysis. RESULTS: Investigation of primary dentition revealed peg-shaped crowns of primary mandibular incisors and three individuals had agenesis of at least two primary teeth...
November 24, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858254/array-comparative-genomic-hybridization-and-genomic-sequencing-in-the-diagnostics-of-the-causes-of-congenital-anomalies
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REVIEW
Krzysztof Szczałuba, Urszula Demkow
The aim of this review is to provide the current state of knowledge about the usefulness of modern genetic technologies in uncovering the causality of isolated and multiple congenital anomalies. Array comparative genomic hybridization and next-generation sequencing have revolutionized the clinical approach to patients with these phenotypes. Both technologies enable early diagnosis, especially in clinically challenging newborn populations, and help to uncover genetic defects associated with various phenotypes...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854384/short-term-outcome-of-periviable-small-for-gestational-age-babies-is-our-counseling-up-to-date
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A R Lawin-O'Brien, A Dall'Asta, C Knight, S Sankaran, C Scala, A Khalil, A Bhide, S Heggarty, A Rakow, D Pasupathy, A T Papageorghiou, C C Lees
OBJECTIVE: There are limited data for counseling on and management of periviable small-for-gestational-age (SGA) fetuses. We therefore aimed to investigate the short-term outcome of periviable SGA fetuses in relation to the likely underlying cause. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of data from three London tertiary fetal medicine centers obtained between 2000 and 2015. We included viable singleton pregnancies with a severely small fetus, defined as those with an abdominal circumference ≤ 3(rd) percentile, identified between 22 + 0 and 25 + 6 weeks' gestation...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844144/identification-and-functional-characterisation-of-genetic-variants-in-olfm2-in-children-with-developmental-eye-disorders
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R Holt, S A Ugur Iseri, A W Wyatt, D A Bax, D Gold Diaz, C Santos, S Broadgate, R Dunn, J Bruty, Y Wallis, D McMullan, C Ogilvie, D Gerrelli, Y Zhang, Nicola Ragge
Anophthalmia, microphthalmia, and coloboma are a genetically heterogeneous spectrum of developmental eye disorders and affect around 30 per 100,000 live births. OLFM2 encodes a secreted glycoprotein belonging to the noelin family of olfactomedin domain-containing proteins that modulate the timing of neuronal differentiation during development. OLFM2 SNPs have been associated with open angle glaucoma in a case-control study, and knockdown of Olfm2 in zebrafish results in reduced eye size. From a cohort of 258 individuals with developmental eye anomalies, we identified two with heterozygous variants in OLFM2: an individual with bilateral microphthalmia carrying a de novo 19p13...
November 14, 2016: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831545/neuroimaging-findings-in-mowat-wilson-syndrome-a-study-of-54-patients
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Livia Garavelli, Ivan Ivanovski, Stefano Giuseppe Caraffi, Daniela Santodirocco, Marzia Pollazzon, Duccio Maria Cordelli, Ebtesam Abdalla, Patrizia Accorsi, Margaret P Adam, Chiara Baldo, Allan Bayat, Elga Belligni, Federico Bonvicini, Jeroen Breckpot, Bert Callewaert, Guido Cocchi, Goran Cuturilo, Koenraad Devriendt, Mary Beth Dinulos, Olivera Djuric, Roberta Epifanio, Francesca Faravelli, Debora Formisano, Lucio Giordano, Marina Grasso, Sabine Grønborg, Alessandro Iodice, Lorenzo Iughetti, Didier Lacombe, Massimo Maggi, Baris Malbora, Isabella Mammi, Sebastien Moutton, Rikke Møller, Petra Muschke, Manuela Napoli, Chiara Pantaleoni, Rosario Pascarella, Alessandro Pellicciari, Maria Luisa Poch-Olive, Federico Raviglione, Francesca Rivieri, Carmela Russo, Salvatore Savasta, Gioacchino Scarano, Angelo Selicorni, Margherita Silengo, Giovanni Sorge, Luigi Tarani, Luis Gonzaga Tone, Annick Toutain, Aurelien Trimouille, Elvis Terci Valera, Samantha Schrier Vergano, Nicoletta Zanotta, Marcella Zollino, William B Dobyns, Alex R Paciorkowski
PURPOSE: Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is a genetic disease characterized by distinctive facial features, moderate to severe intellectual disability, and congenital malformations, including Hirschsprung disease, genital and eye anomalies, and congenital heart defects, caused by haploinsufficiency of the ZEB2 gene. To date, no characteristic pattern of brain dysmorphology in MWS has been defined. METHODS: Through brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis, we delineated a neuroimaging phenotype in 54 MWS patients with a proven ZEB2 defect, compared it with the features identified in a thorough review of published cases, and evaluated genotype-phenotype correlations...
November 10, 2016: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821748/spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-androgen-signaling-underlie-sexual-differentiation-and-congenital-malformations-of-the-urethra-and-vagina
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Christine E Larkins, Ana B Enriquez, Martin J Cohn
Disorders of sex development (DSDs) are congenital anomalies that affect sexual differentiation of genitourinary organs and secondary sex characters. A common cause of female genital virilization is congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), in which excess androgen production during development of 46XX females can result in vaginal atresia, masculinization of the urethra, a single urogenital sinus, and clitoral hypertrophy or ambiguous external genitalia. Development of the vagina depends on sexual differentiation of the urogenital sinus ridge, an epithelial thickening that forms where the sex ducts attach to the anterior urethra...
November 7, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821535/copy-number-variation-as-a-genetic-basis-for-heterotaxy-and-heterotaxy-spectrum-congenital-heart-defects
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Jason R Cowan, Muhammad Tariq, Chad Shaw, Mitchell Rao, John W Belmont, Seema R Lalani, Teresa A Smolarek, Stephanie M Ware
Genomic disorders and rare copy number abnormalities are identified in 15-25% of patients with syndromic conditions, but their prevalence in individuals with isolated birth defects is less clear. A spectrum of congenital heart defects (CHDs) is seen in heterotaxy, a highly heritable and genetically heterogeneous multiple congenital anomaly syndrome resulting from failure to properly establish left-right (L-R) organ asymmetry during early embryonic development. To identify novel genetic causes of heterotaxy, we analysed copy number variants (CNVs) in 225 patients with heterotaxy and heterotaxy-spectrum CHDs using array-based genotyping methods...
December 19, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814383/adult-gli2-gli3%C3%AE-699-male-and-female-mice-display-a-spectrum-of-genital-malformation
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Fei He, Pedram Akbari, Rong Mo, Jennifer J Zhang, Chi-Chung Hui, Peter C Kim, Walid A Farhat
Disorders of sexual development (DSD) encompass a broad spectrum of urogenital malformations and are amongst the most common congenital birth defects. Although key genetic factors such as the hedgehog (Hh) family have been identified, a unifying postnatally viable model displaying the spectrum of male and female urogenital malformations has not yet been reported. Since human cases are diagnosed and treated at various stages postnatally, equivalent mouse models enabling analysis at similar stages are of significant interest...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804958/dominant-variants-in-the-splicing-factor-puf60-cause-a-recognizable-syndrome-with-intellectual-disability-heart-defects-and-short-stature
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Salima El Chehadeh, Wilhelmina S Kerstjens-Frederikse, Julien Thevenon, Paul Kuentz, Ange-Line Bruel, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Candace Bensignor, Hélène Dollfus, Vincent Laugel, Jean-Baptiste Rivière, Yannis Duffourd, Caroline Bonnet, Matthieu P Robert, Rodica Isaiko, Morgane Straub, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher, Patrick Calvas, Nicolas Chassaing, Bart Loeys, Edwin Reyniers, Geert Vandeweyer, Frank Kooy, Miroslava Hančárová, Marketa Havlovicová, Darina Prchalová, Zdenek Sedláček, Christian Gilissen, Rolph Pfundt, Jolien S Klein Wassink-Ruiter, Laurence Faivre
Verheij syndrome, also called 8q24.3 microdeletion syndrome, is a rare condition characterized by ante- and postnatal growth retardation, microcephaly, vertebral anomalies, joint laxity/dislocation, developmental delay (DD), cardiac and renal defects and dysmorphic features. Recently, PUF60 (Poly-U Binding Splicing Factor 60 kDa), which encodes a component of the spliceosome, has been discussed as the best candidate gene for the Verheij syndrome phenotype, regarding the cardiac and short stature phenotype...
November 2, 2016: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788187/genetic-variants-in-isolated-ebstein-anomaly-implicated-in-myocardial-development-pathways
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Robert J Sicko, Marilyn L Browne, Shannon L Rigler, Charlotte M Druschel, Gang Liu, Ruzong Fan, Paul A Romitti, Michele Caggana, Denise M Kay, Lawrence C Brody, James L Mills
Ebstein anomaly (EA) is a rare heart defect in which the tricuspid valve is malformed and displaced. The tricuspid valve abnormalities can lead to backflow of blood from the right ventricle to the right atrium, preventing proper circulation of blood to the lungs. Although the etiology of EA is largely unresolved, increased prevalence of EA in those with a family history of congenital heart disease suggests EA has a genetic component. Copy number variants (CNVs) are a major source of genetic variation and have been implicated in a range of congenital heart defect phenotypes...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785575/diagnosis-of-joubert-syndrome-via-ultrasonography
#16
Baris Buke, Emre Canverenler, Göksun İpek, Semiha Canverenler, Hatice Akkaya
Joubert syndrome (JS) and related disorders (JSRD) are a group of multiple congenital anomaly syndromes in which the diagnostic hallmark is the molar tooth sign (MTS), a complex midbrain malformation visible on brain imaging. Detection of the MTS should be followed by a diagnostic protocol to assess multi-organ involvement. The incidence of JSRD ranges between 1/80,000 and 1/100,000 live births, although these values may represent an underestimate. The neurological components of JSRD include hypotonia, ataxia, intellectual disability, abnormal eye movements, and neonatal breathing problems...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781034/generalized-epilepsy-and-myoclonic-seizures-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
#17
Vincent Strehlow, Marielle E M Swinkels, Rhys H Thomas, Nora Rapps, Steffen Syrbe, Thomas Dorn, Johannes R Lemke
Prompted by the observations of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) and recurrent copy number variants in genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE), we searched for further evidence supporting a possible correlation of 22q11DS with GGE and with myoclonic seizures. Through routine diagnostics, we identified 3 novel individuals with the seemingly uncommon combination of 22q11DS and JME. We subsequently screened the literature for reports focussing on the epilepsy phenotype in 22q11DS...
September 2016: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779748/genetic-abnormalities-leading-to-qualitative-defects-of-sperm-morphology-or-function
#18
REVIEW
Pierre F Ray, Aminata Toure, Metzler-Guillemain, Michael J Mitchell, Christophe Arnoult, Charles Coutton
Infertility, defined by the inability of conceiving a child after one year is estimated to concern approximately 50 million couples worldwide. As the male gamete is readily accessible and can be studied by a simple spermogram it is easier to subcategorize male than female infertility. Subjects with a specific sperm phenotype are more likely to have a common origin thus facilitating the search for causal factors. Male infertility is believed to be often multifactorial and caused by both genetic and extrinsinc factors, but severe cases of male infertility are likely to have a predominant genetic etiology...
October 25, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777327/wiedemann-steiner-syndrome-with-2-novel-kmt2a-mutations-variable-severity-in-psychomotor-development-and-musculoskeletal-manifestation
#19
Jung Min Ko, Jae So Cho, Yongjin Yoo, Jieun Seo, Murim Choi, Jong-Hee Chae, Hye-Ran Lee, Tae-Joon Cho
Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by short stature, hairy elbows, facial dysmorphism, and developmental delay. It can also be accompanied by musculoskeletal anomalies such as muscular hypotonia and small hands and feet. Mutations in the KMT2A gene have only recently been identified as the cause of Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome; therefore, only 16 patients from 15 families have been described, and new phenotypic features continue to be added. In this report, we describe 2 newly identified patients with Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome who presented with variable severity...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773428/biallelic-mutations-in-tmtc3-encoding-a-transmembrane-and-tpr-containing-protein-lead-to-cobblestone-lissencephaly
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Julie Jerber, Maha S Zaki, Jumana Y Al-Aama, Rasim Ozgur Rosti, Tawfeg Ben-Omran, Esra Dikoglu, Jennifer L Silhavy, Caner Caglar, Damir Musaev, Beate Albrecht, Kevin P Campbell, Tobias Willer, Mariam Almuriekhi, Ahmet Okay Çağlayan, Jiri Vajsar, Kaya Bilgüvar, Gonul Ogur, Rami Abou Jamra, Murat Günel, Joseph G Gleeson
Cobblestone lissencephaly (COB) is a severe brain malformation in which overmigration of neurons and glial cells into the arachnoid space results in the formation of cortical dysplasia. COB occurs in a wide range of genetic disorders known as dystroglycanopathies, which are congenital muscular dystrophies associated with brain and eye anomalies and range from Walker-Warburg syndrome to Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy. Each of these conditions has been associated with alpha-dystroglycan defects or with mutations in genes encoding basement membrane components, which are known to interact with alpha-dystroglycan...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
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