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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109176/oncogenic-roles-of-smarcb1-ini1-and-its-deficient-tumors
#1
Kenichi Kohashi, Yoshinao Oda
SMARCB1/INI1 is one of the core subunit proteins of the ATP-dependent SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex, and is identified as a potent and bona fide tumor suppressor. Interactions have been demonstrated between SMARCB1/INI1 and key proteins in various pathways related to tumor proliferation and progression: the p16-RB pathway, WNT signaling pathway, sonic hedgehog signaling pathway and Polycomb pathway. Initially, no detectable SMARCB1/INI1 protein expression was found in malignant rhabdoid tumor cells, whereas all other kinds of tumor cells and non-tumorous tissue showed SMARCB1/INI1 protein expression...
January 21, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109013/investigation-of-genetic-defects-in-severe-combined-immunodeficiency-patients-from-turkey-by-targeted-sequencing
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Baran Erman, Ivan Bilic, Tatjana Hirschmugl, Elisabeth Salzer, Heidrun Boztug, Özden Sanal, Deniz Çağdaş Ayvaz, Ilhan Tezcan, Kaan Boztug
Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) represent a large group of disorders with an increased susceptibility to infections. Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is the most severe form of primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) with marked T-cell lymphopenia. Investigation of the genetic etiology using classical Sanger sequencing is associated with considerable diagnostic delay. We here established a custom-designed, next generation sequencing-based panel to efficiently identify disease-causing genetic defects in PID patients and applied this method in SCID patients of Turkish origin with previously undefined genetic etiology...
January 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109006/attitudes-towards-non-invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-among-obstetricians-in-pakistan-a-developing-islamic-country
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Shenaz Ahmed, Hussain Jafri, Yasmin Rashid, Gerald Mason, Yasmin Ehsan, Mushtaq Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: Stakeholders' views are essential for informing implementation strategies for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). Little is known about such views in developing countries. We explored attitudes toward NIPT among obstetricians in Pakistan, a developing Islamic country. METHODS: A 35-item questionnaire was distributed and collected at eight events (a national conference and seven workshops in five cities) for obstetric professionals on advances in fetal medicine...
January 20, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108845/liver-involvement-in-congenital-disorders-of-glycosylation-cdg-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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D Marques-da-Silva, V Dos Reis Ferreira, M Monticelli, P Janeiro, P A Videira, P Witters, J Jaeken, D Cassiman
Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) are a rapidly growing family of genetic diseases caused by defects in glycosylation. Nearly 100 CDG types are known so far. Patients present a great phenotypic diversity ranging from poly- to mono-organ/system involvement and from very mild to extremely severe presentation. In this literature review, we summarize the liver involvement reported in CDG patients. Although liver involvement is present in only a minority of the reported CDG types (22 %), it can be debilitating or even life-threatening...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107169/genetic-diagnosis-of-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-using-dna-from-buccal-swab-and-serum-samples
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Irene Belmonte, Miriam Barrecheguren, Cristina Esquinas, Esther Rodríguez, Marc Miravitlles, Francisco Rodríguez-Frías
BACKGROUND: α1-Antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is associated with a high risk of developing lung and liver disease. Despite being one of the most common hereditary disorders worldwide, AATD remains under-diagnosed and prolonged delays in diagnosis are usual. The aim of this study was to validate the use of buccal swab samples and serum circulating DNA for the complete laboratory study of AATD. METHODS: Sixteen buccal swab samples from previously characterized AATD patients were analyzed using an allele-specific genotyping assay and sequencing method...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107085/registry-of-ocular-anomalies-among-patients-with-genetic-disorders-attending-the-clinical-genetics-department-at-the-national-research-centre-in-egypt
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Ola M Eid, Sawsan Abdel Hady, Ahmed El-Kotoury, Khalda A Said, Karima Rafat, Hala T El-Bassyouni
BACKGROUND: The congenital abnormalities of eyes are a major cause of visual impairment throughout the world. Prevention of visual impairment due to congenital and infantile abnormalities of eyes is very important. The aim of this study is to evaluate the frequency and types of congenital ocular anomalies among patients with genetic disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study that was conducted in the National Research Center, Egypt at the Clinical Genetics Department over a 4-year period...
January 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106659/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-evaluation-and-management-progress-with-optimism
#7
Patrick J Bradley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) when diagnosed presents several diagnostic and treatment challenges. The standard treatment of surgery and postoperative radiotherapy has remained the standard of care for the past 3 decades. The purpose of this review is to update what's been reported and what's new since the last review in 2004. RECENT FINDINGS: As accurate a histological diagnosis and staging of disease should be achieved prior to commencing any treatment...
January 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106538/a-polymorphism-in-mir-34b-c-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-early-onset-of-hereditary-retinoblastoma
#8
Ivna N S R Carvalho, Adriana H O Reis, Anna C E Dos Santos, Fernando R Vargas
BACKGROUND: Retinoblastoma (RB) is a malignant pediatric tumor and, mainly because of late diagnosis, most patients undergo enucleation. The tumor almost always initiates by two inactivation events at the RB1 gene. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in p53 pathway have been found to represent genetic modifiers of RB. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a SNP (rs4938723T > C) in mir-34b/c gene, a key effector of p53, could influence RB risk and patients' age of onset...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106320/classification-of-genes-standardized-clinical-validity-assessment-of-gene-disease-associations-aids-diagnostic-exome-analysis-and-reclassifications
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Erica D Smith, Kelly Radtke, Mari Rossi, Deepali N Shinde, Sourat Darabi, Dima El-Khechen, Zöe Powis, Katherine Helbig, Kendra Waller, Dorothy K Grange, Sha Tang, Kelly D Farwell Hagman
Ascertaining a diagnosis through exome sequencing can provide potential benefits to patients, insurance companies, and the healthcare system. Yet as diagnostic sequencing is increasingly employed, vast amounts of human genetic data are produced that need careful curation. We discuss methods for accurately assessing the clinical validity of gene-disease relationships to interpret new research findings in a clinical context and increase the diagnostic rate. The specifics of a gene-disease scoring system adapted for use in a clinical laboratory are described...
January 20, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106045/identification-of-shared-and-unique-gene-families-associated-with-oral-clefts
#10
Noriko Funato, Masataka Nakamura
Oral clefts, the most frequent congenital birth defects in humans, are multifactorial disorders caused by genetic and environmental factors. Epidemiological studies point to different etiologies underlying the oral cleft phenotypes, cleft lip (CL), CL and/or palate (CL/P) and cleft palate (CP). More than 350 genes have syndromic and/or nonsyndromic oral cleft associations in humans. Although genes related to genetic disorders associated with oral cleft phenotypes are known, a gap between detecting these associations and interpretation of their biological importance has remained...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105368/clinical-and-immunologic-correlates-of-response-to-pd-1-blockade-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-renal-medullary-carcinoma
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Kathryn E Beckermann, Pradeep C Jolly, Ju Y Kim, Jennifer Bordeaux, Igor Puzanov, W Kimryn Rathmell, Douglas B Johnson
BACKGROUND: Renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) is a rare kidney tumor that occurs in adolescent and young adults, typically in association with sickle cell trait. RMC exhibits rapid disease progression, frequent metastases at diagnosis, and dismal clinical outcomes. Currently available therapies, including cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy, multi-tyrosine kinase, and mTOR inhibitor strategies demonstrate either transient responses or minimal activity. Therefore, further molecular characterization and additional treatment strategies are urgently needed in this aggressive disease...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105195/familial-adenomatous-polyposis-in-china
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Jun Yang, Qing Wei Liu, Liang Wen Li, Qiang Zhi Wang, Min Hong, Jian Dong
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant disease with a poor prognosis, and has been studied by clinicians and geneticists in China for the past three decades. It is estimated that FAP has an incidence of between 1 in 8,000 and 1 in 10,000 individuals, and accounts for 0.94% of colorectal cancer cases in China. Recent advances in the understanding of FAP suggest that the genotype of the patient may allow for early diagnosis and surveillance, and guide surgical and chemopreventive management...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105082/genetic-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-a-chinese-ketosis-prone-mody-3-family-with-depression
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Jun Tang, Chen-Yi Tang, Fang Wang, Yue Guo, Hao-Neng Tang, Ci-La Zhou, Shu-Wen Tan, Shi-Ping Liu, Zhi-Guang Zhou, Hou-De Zhou
BACKGROUND: To analyze the gene mutation and mental disorder of a Chinese ketosis-prone diabetes (KPD) family, and to make a precise diagnosis and give a treatment for them. METHODS: We studied a Chinese family with a clinical diagnosis of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY). The clinical data and the blood samples were collected. The promotor and coding regions inclusive intron exon boundaries of the HNF1A, HNF4A were detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct sequencing...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104544/molecular-genetics-of-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-israel-revisited
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Ronen Durst, Uche Ken Ibe, Shoshi Shpitzen, Daniel Schurr, Osnat Eliav, Marta Futema, Ros Whittall, Auryan Szalat, Vardiella Meiner, Hilla Knobler, Dov Gavish, Yaakov Henkin, Avishay Ellis, Ardon Rubinstein, Dror Harats, Rafael Bitzur, Bruno Hershkovitz, Steve E Humphries, Eran Leitersdorf
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations in the genes for LDL receptor (LDLR), apolipoprotein B (APOB) and proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type9 (PCSK9). The purpose of the current investigation was to define the current spectrum of mutations causing FH in Israel. METHODS: New families were collected through the MEDPED (Make Early Diagnosis Prevent Early Death) FH program. Molecular analysis of the LDLR, PCSK9 and APOB genes was done using High Resolution Melt and direct sequencing in 67 index cases...
December 18, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104484/sick-sinus-syndrome-with-hcn4-mutations-shows-early-onset-and-frequent-association-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-left-ventricular-non-compaction
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Taisuke Ishikawa, Seiko Ohno, Takashi Murakami, Kentaro Yoshida, Hiroyuki Mishima, Tetsuya Fukuoka, Hiroki Kimoto, Risa Sakamoto, Takafumi Ohkusa, Takeshi Aiba, Akihiko Nogami, Naokata Sumitomo, Wataru Shimizu, Koh-Ichiro Yoshiura, Hitoshi Horigome, Minoru Horie, Naomasa Makita
BACKGROUND: Familial sick sinus syndrome (SSS) is often attributable to mutations in genes encoding the cardiac Na channel SCN5A and pacemaker channel HCN4. We previously found that SSS with SCN5A mutations shows early onset of manifestations and male predominance. Despite recent reports on the complications of atrial fibrillation (AF) and left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) in patients with SSS caused by HCN4 mutations, their overall clinical spectrum remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical and demographic features of SSS patients carrying HCN4 mutations...
January 16, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103909/potential-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-chronic-kidney-disease-of-unknown-etiology-ckdu-in-sri-lanka-a-pilot-study
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Saravanabavan Sayanthooran, Dhammika N Magana-Arachchi, Lishanthe Gunerathne, Tilak Abeysekera
BACKGROUND: In Sri Lanka, there exists chronic kidney disease of both known (CKD) and unknown etiologies (CKDu). Identification of novel biomarkers that are customized to the specific causative factors would lead to early diagnosis and clearer prognosis of the diseases. This study aimed to find genetic biomarkers in blood to distinguish and identify CKDu from CKD as well as healthy populations from CKDu endemic and non-endemic areas of Sri Lanka. METHODS: The expression patterns of a selected panel of 12 potential genetic biomarkers were analyzed in blood using RT-qPCR...
January 19, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103738/pharmacological-management-of-relapsed-refractory-nsclc-with-chemical-drugs
#17
Niki Karachaliou, Aaron E Sosa, Feliciano Barron Barron, Maria Gonzalez Cao, Mariacarmela Santarpia, Rafael Rosell
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both genders. In the early stages the disease is asymptomatic and most patients appear with metastasis at the time of the diagnosis. The discovery of key oncogenic events mainly in lung adenocarcinoma, like EGFR mutations or ALK rearrangements has changed the treatment landscape and has improved the prognosis of lung cancer patients. Inevitably, all patients initially treated with either chemotherapy or targeted therapies develop resistance and require a second-line therapeutic approach...
January 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103467/-investigation-of-genetic-etiology-in-neurodegenerative-dementias-recommendations-from-the-centro-hospitalar-s%C3%A3-o-jo%C3%A3-o-neurogenetics-group
#18
João Massano, Miguel Leão, Carolina Garrett
In the past few years several gene mutations have been identified as causative of the most frequent neurodegenerative dementias (Alzheimer disease and frontotemporal dementia). These advances, along with the complex phenotype-genotype relationships and the costs associated with genetic testing, have often made it difficult for clinicians to decide with regard to a rational plan for the investigation of the genetic etiology of the degenerative dementias. The Centro Hospitalar São João Neurogenetics Group, a multidisciplinary team of Neurologists and Geneticists with special interest in neurogenetic disorders, devised consensus recommendations for the investigation of the genetic etiology of Alzheimer disease and frontotemporal dementia in clinical practice, based on international consensus documents (currently containing partly outdated information) and published scientific evidence on this topic...
October 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102861/clinical-utility-of-next-generation-sequencing-for-inherited-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes
#19
Hideki Muramatsu, Yusuke Okuno, Kenichi Yoshida, Yuichi Shiraishi, Sayoko Doisaki, Atsushi Narita, Hirotoshi Sakaguchi, Nozomu Kawashima, Xinan Wang, Yinyan Xu, Kenichi Chiba, Hiroko Tanaka, Asahito Hama, Masashi Sanada, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Hitoshi Kanno, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Shouichi Ohga, Atsushi Manabe, Hideo Harigae, Shinji Kunishima, Eiichi Ishii, Masao Kobayashi, Kenichi Koike, Kenichiro Watanabe, Etsuro Ito, Minoru Takata, Miharu Yabe, Seishi Ogawa, Satoru Miyano, Seiji Kojima
PURPOSE: Precise genetic diagnosis of inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFS), a heterogeneous group of genetic disorders, is challenging but essential for precise clinical decision making. METHODS: We analyzed 121 IBMFS patients using a targeted sequencing covering 184 associated genes and 250 IBMFS patients using whole-exome sequencing (WES). RESULTS: We achieved successful genetic diagnoses for 53 of 121 patients (44%) using targeted sequencing and for 68 of 250 patients (27%) using WES...
January 19, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102740/update-on-functional-and-genetic-laboratory-assays-for-the-detection-of-platelet-microvesicles
#20
Maxime Laroche, Claire Dunois, Anne Marie Vissac, Jean Amiral
Functional and genetic assays for measuring platelet microvesicles (PMVs) are presented and discussed. Functional assays concern two groups of methods: a) homogeneous assays using the cofactor activity of phospholipids (PPLs) contained in PMVs and present in assayed plasmas, and a coagulation or a thrombin generation assay (TGA) as "end points"; b) capture-based assays, in which PMVs bind to an immobilized ligand, such as Annexin V in the presence of calcium, or monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) specific for membrane proteins...
January 19, 2017: Platelets
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