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Metabolic myopathy

Annalisa Bonifacio, Gerda M Sanvee, Karin Brecht, Denise V Kratschmar, Alex Odermatt, Jamal Bouitbir, Stephan Krähenbühl
Statins are generally well tolerated, but treatment with these drugs may be associated with myopathy. The mechanisms of statin-associated myopathy are not completely understood. Statins inhibit AKT phosphorylation by an unclear mechanism, whereas insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) activates the IGF-1/AKT signaling pathway and promotes muscle growth. The aims of the study were to investigate mechanisms of impaired AKT phosphorylation by simvastatin and to assess effects of IGF-1 on simvastatin-induced myotoxicity in C2C12 myotubes...
October 12, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
Johannes M Just, Klaus Weckbecker, Katja S Just
BACKGROUND: Nocturnal leg cramps are painful, involuntary muscle contractions commonly seen in elderly. While mostly harmless, they can severely impair quality of life and often disrupt sleep. Adverse drug effects may be responsible for a fraction of nocturnal leg cramps but often go unrecognized, resulting in additional prescribing intended to deal with adverse effects that might be better addressed by reduction, substitution, or discontinuation of the offending agent. CASE PRESENTATION: An 87 year old female presented as outpatient in family medicine with nocturnal leg cramps which had been present for five years and increasingly burdened her quality of life...
October 1, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
Jens Kristian Pedersen, Magnus Christian Lydolph, Finn Somnier, Peter Junker
A 69-year-old female was admitted due to progressive loss of muscle strength following addition of fluconazole to long-term simvastatin treatment. Rhabdomyolysis was suspected and both drugs were discontinued. Forced diuresis was initiated together with a short course of prednisolone. After 21 weeks the patient had regained normal muscle strength and endurance. The favourable course and the absence of antibodies against 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase suggest that the condition was due to interaction between the two drugs, which are both metabolized via the CYP3A4 pathway...
September 26, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Chandler A Long, Lucas H Timmins, Panagiotis Koutakis, Traci T Goodchild, David J Lefer, Iraklis I Pipinos, George P Casale, Luke P Brewster
OBJECTIVE: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a significant age-related medical condition with limited pharmacologic options. Severe PAD, termed critical limb ischemia, can lead to amputation. Skeletal muscle is the end organ most affected by PAD, leading to ischemic myopathy and debility of the patient. Currently, there are not any therapeutics to treat ischemic myopathy, and proposed biologic agents have not been optimized owing to a lack of preclinical models of PAD. Because a large animal model of ischemic myopathy may be useful in defining the optimal dosing and delivery regimens, the objective was to create and to characterize a swine model of ischemic myopathy that mimics patients with severe PAD...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
E C McKenzie, L V Eyrich, M E Payton, S J Valberg
A previous report suggests a substantial incidence of exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) in Arabian horses performing endurance racing. This study compared formalin histopathology and clinical and metabolic responses to a standardised field exercise test (SET) between Arabians with and without ER. Arabian horses with (n = 10; age 15.4 ± 5.6 years) and without (n = 9; 12.9 ± 6.1 years) prior ER were stall-rested for 24-48 h, after which paired ER and control horses were fitted with a telemetric ECG and performed a 47 min submaximal SET...
October 2016: Veterinary Journal
R Karlíková, J Široká, P Jahn, D Friedecký, A Gardlo, H Janečková, F Hrdinová, Z Drábková, T Adam
Atypical myopathy (AM) is a potentially fatal disease of grazing horses. It is reportedly caused by the ingestion of sycamore seeds containing toxic hypoglycin A. In order to study metabolic changes, serum and urine samples from nine horses with atypical myopathy and 12 control samples from clinically healthy horses were collected and then analysed using a high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry; serum metabolic profiles as the disease progressed were also studied. Metabolic data were evaluated using unsupervised and supervised multivariate analyses...
October 2016: Veterinary Journal
J Vissing
Metabolic myopathies encompass muscle glycogenoses (GSD) and disorders of muscle fat oxidation (FAOD). FAODs and GSDs can be divided into two main clinical phenotypes; those with static symptoms related to fixed muscle weakness and atrophy, and those with dynamic, exercise-related symptoms that are brought about by a deficient supply of ATP. Together with mitochondrial myopathies, metabolic myopathies are unique among muscle diseases, as the limitation in exercise performance is not solely caused by structural damage of muscle, but also or exclusively related to energy deficiency...
October 2016: Revue Neurologique
Juan Pedro-Botet, Jesús Millán Núñez-Cortés, Juan J Chillarón, Juana A Flores-Le Roux, Joan Rius
OBJECTIVE: To describe the severity of muscle injury (myalgia, myositis and rhabdomyolysis) and associated conditions related to statin therapy that may be clinically significant. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional one-visit, non-interventional, national multicenter study including patients of both sexes over 18 years of age referred for past or present muscle symptoms associated with statin therapy was conducted. Clinical, biochemical and drug therapy characteristics were obtained at the initial evaluation...
September 20, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
Danina M Muntean, Paul D Thompson, Alberico L Catapano, Mariusz Stasiolek, Jaroslaw Fabis, Paul Muntner, Maria-Corina Serban, Maciej Banach
Over the past three decades, statins have become the cornerstone of prevention and treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Albeit generally well tolerated, these drugs can elicit a variety of muscle-associated symptoms that represent the most important reason for treatment discontinuation. Statin-associated myopathy has been systematically underestimated by randomized controlled trials as compared with the incidence observed in clinical practice and obtained from patient registries...
September 12, 2016: Drug Discovery Today
Zhi-Dong Zhou, Wuan-Ting Saw, Eng-King Tan
The coiled-coil-helix-coiled-coil-helix domain (CHCHD)-containing proteins are evolutionarily conserved nucleus-encoded small mitochondrial proteins with important functions. So far, nine members have been identified in this protein family. All CHCHD proteins have at least one functional coiled-coil-helix-coiled-coil-helix (CHCH) domain, which is stabilized by two pairs of disulfide bonds between two helices. CHCHD proteins have various important pathophysiological roles in mitochondria and other key cellular processes...
September 8, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
Benjamin Koo, Bjorn Oskarsson
Phosphoglycerate mutase enzyme deficiency in muscle causes a metabolic myopathy (glycogen storage disease X) characterized by exertional muscle contractures, weakness, hyperCKemia, and myoglobinuria. Six different autosomal recessive variants in PGAM-M have been described thus far (Salameh et al., 2013). In this case report, we report a novel disease-causing variant. A 52-year-old African-American woman presented with exertional muscle contractures, myalgias, and weakness since childhood including an episode of rhabdomyolysis...
October 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
Atsuko Nishikawa, Satomi Mitsuhashi, Naomasa Miyata, Ichizo Nishino
BACKGROUND: Inherited skeletal muscle diseases are genetically heterogeneous diseases caused by mutations in more than 150 genes. This has made it challenging to establish a high-throughput screening method for identifying causative gene mutations in clinical practice. AIM: In the present study, we developed a useful method for screening gene mutations associated with the pathogenesis of skeletal muscle diseases. METHODS: We established four target gene panels, each covering all exonic and flanking regions of genes involved in the pathogenesis of the following muscle diseases: (1) muscular dystrophy (MD), (2) congenital myopathy/congenital myasthenic syndrome, (3) metabolic myopathy and (4) myopathy with protein aggregations/rimmed vacuoles...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
Paolo Zambonelli, Martina Zappaterra, Francesca Soglia, Massimiliano Petracci, Federico Sirri, Claudio Cavani, Roberta Davoli
White Striping and Wooden Breast (WS/WB) are abnormalities increasingly occurring in the fillets of high breast yield and growth rate chicken hybrids. These defects lead to consistent economic losses for poultry meat industry, as affected broiler fillets present an impaired visual appearance that negatively affects consumers' acceptability. Previous studies have highlighted in affected fillets a severely damaged muscle, showing profound inflammation, fibrosis, and lipidosis. The present study investigated the differentially expressed genes and pathways linked to the compositional changes observed in WS/WB breast muscles, in order to outline a more complete framework of the gene networks related to the occurrence of this complex pathological picture...
September 2, 2016: Poultry Science
K W Loh, C Yw Chan, C K Chiu, M S Bin Hasan, M K Kwan
Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke (MELAS) syndrome is a progressive multisystemic neurodegenerative disorder. MELAS syndrome impairs oxidative phosphorylation and predisposes patients to lactic acidosis, particularly under metabolic stress. We report 2 siblings with MELAS-associated idiopathic scoliosis who underwent posterior spinal instrumented fusion with measures taken to minimise anaesthetic and surgical stress, blood loss, and operating time.
August 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Nesrin Sabha, Jonathan R Volpatti, Hernan Gonorazky, Aaron Reifler, Ann E Davidson, Xingli Li, Nadine M Eltayeb, Claudia Dall'Armi, Gilbert Di Paolo, Susan V Brooks, Ana Buj-Bello, Eva L Feldman, James J Dowling
Myotubular myopathy (MTM) is a devastating pediatric neuromuscular disorder of phosphoinositide (PIP) metabolism resulting from mutations of the PIP phosphatase MTM1 for which there are no treatments. We have previously shown phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate (PI3P) accumulation in animal models of MTM. Here, we tested the hypothesis that lowering PI3P levels may prevent or reverse the MTM disease process. To test this, we targeted class II and III PI3 kinases (PI3Ks) in an MTM1-deficient mouse model. Muscle-specific ablation of Pik3c2b, but not Pik3c3, resulted in complete prevention of the MTM phenotype, and postsymptomatic targeting promoted a striking rescue of disease...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
V Stránecký, M Neřoldová, K Hodaňová, H Hartmannová, L Piherová, P Zemánková, A Přistoupilová, M Vrablík, V Adámková, S Kmoch, M Jirsa
Some patients are susceptible to statin-associated myopathy (SAM) either because of genetic variations affecting statin uptake and metabolism, or because they predispose their carriers to muscular diseases. Among the frequent variants examined using the genome-wide association study approach, SLCO1B1 c.521T>C represents the only validated predictor of SAM in patients treated with high-dose simvastatin. Our aim was to ascertain the overall contribution of large copy-number variations (CNVs) to SAM diagnosed in 86 patients...
August 19, 2016: Physiological Research
Maryline Moulin, Ana Ferreiro
Because of their contractile activity and their high oxygen consumption and metabolic rate, skeletal muscles continually produce moderate levels of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS), which increase during exercise and are buffered by multiple antioxidant systems to maintain redox homeostasis. Imbalance between ROS/RNS production and elimination results in oxidative stress (OxS), which has been implicated in aging and in numerous human diseases, including cancer, diabetes or age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia)...
August 12, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
Chang-Yu Xia, Yu Liu, Hui Liu, Yan-Chun Zhang, Yi-Nan Ma, Yu Qi
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial diseases are a group of energy metabolic disorders with multisystem involvements. Variable clinical features present a major challenge in pediatric diagnoses. We summarized the clinical spectrum of m.3243A>G mutation in Chinese pediatric patients, to define the common clinical manifestations and study the correlation between heteroplasmic degree of the mutation and clinical severity of the disease. METHODS: Clinical data of one-hundred pediatric patients with symptomatic mitochondrial disease harboring m...
August 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Ulrich Schweizer, Noelia Fradejas-Villar
Selenocysteine is the 21st proteinogenic amino acid in mammals. The human genome contains 25 genes encoding selenoproteins, and their significance for human health is increasingly recognized through the identification of patients with inborn errors in selenoprotein biosynthetic factors or in individual selenoproteins. Mutations in selenoprotein N (SEPN1) lead to a spectrum of disorders collectively called SEPN1-related myopathy, and mutations in glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPX4) cause respiratory failure and bone defects, and mutations in thioredoxin reductase 2 (TXNRD2) are associated with familial glucocorticoid deficiency...
July 29, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Shanti Balasubramaniam, B Lewis, D M Mock, H M Said, M Tarailo-Graovac, A Mattman, C D van Karneebek, D R Thorburn, R J Rodenburg, J Christodoulou
Leigh syndrome (LS), or subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy, is a genetically heterogeneous, relentlessly progressive, devastating neurodegenerative disorder that usually presents in infancy or early childhood. A diagnosis of Leigh-like syndrome may be considered in individuals who do not fulfil the stringent diagnostic criteria but have features resembling Leigh syndrome.We describe a unique presentation of Leigh-like syndrome in a 3-year-old boy with elevated 3-hydroxyisovalerylcarnitine (C5-OH) on newborn screening (NBS)...
July 22, 2016: JIMD Reports
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