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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049825/tbx20-controls-the-expression-of-the-kcnh2-gene-and-of-herg-channels
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Ricardo Caballero, Raquel G Utrilla, Irene Amorós, Marcos Matamoros, Marta Pérez-Hernández, David Tinaquero, Silvia Alfayate, Paloma Nieto-Marín, Guadalupe Guerrero-Serna, Qing-Hua Liu, Roberto Ramos-Mondragón, Daniela Ponce-Balbuena, Todd Herron, Katherine F Campbell, David Filgueiras-Rama, Rafael Peinado, José L López-Sendón, José Jalife, Eva Delpón, Juan Tamargo
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) exhibits great phenotype variability among family members carrying the same mutation, which can be partially attributed to genetic factors. We functionally analyzed the KCNH2 (encoding for Kv11.1 or hERG channels) and TBX20 (encoding for the transcription factor Tbx20) variants found by next-generation sequencing in two siblings with LQTS in a Spanish family of African ancestry. Affected relatives harbor a heterozygous mutation in KCNH2 that encodes for p.T152HfsX180 Kv11.1 (hERG). This peptide, by itself, failed to generate any current when transfected into Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells but, surprisingly, exerted "chaperone-like" effects over native hERG channels in both CHO cells and mouse atrial-derived HL-1 cells...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039126/are-olympic-athletes-free-from-cardiovascular-diseases-systematic-investigation-in-2352-participants-from-athens-2004-to-sochi-2014
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Antonio Pelliccia, Paolo Emilio Adami, Filippo Quattrini, Maria Rosaria Squeo, Stefano Caselli, Luisa Verdile, Viviana Maestrini, Fernando Di Paolo, Cataldo Pisicchio, Roberto Ciardo, Antonio Spataro
CONTEXT: Olympic athletes represent model of success in our society, by enduring strenuous conditioning programmes and achieving astonishing performances. They also raise scientific and clinical interest, with regard to medical care and prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) abnormalities. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the prevalence and type of CV abnormalities in this selected athlete's cohort. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 2352 Olympic athletes, mean age 25±6, 64% men, competing in 31 summer or 15 winter sports, were examined with history, physical examination, 12-lead and exercise ECG and echocardiography...
December 30, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024120/ion-channels-long-qt-syndrome-and-arrhythmogenesis-in-ageing
#3
Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Karan R Chadda, Samantha C Salvage, Haseeb Valli, Shiraz Ahmad, Andrew A Grace, Christopher L-H Huang
Ageing is associated with increased prevalences of both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, reflecting disruption of the normal sequence of ion channel activation and inactivation generating the propagated cardiac action potential. Experimental models with specific ion channel genetic modifications have helped clarify the interacting functional roles of ion channels and how their dysregulation contributes to arrhythmogenic processes at the cellular and systems level. They have also investigated interactions between these ion channel abnormalities and age-related processes in producing arrhythmic tendency...
December 26, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012188/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-left-cardiac-sympathetic-denervation-in-patients-with-hereditary-ventricular-arrhythmias
#4
Se Yong Jang, Yongkeun Cho, Nam Kyun Kim, Chang-Yeon Kim, Jihyun Sohn, Jae-Hyung Roh, Myung Hwan Bae, Jang Hoon Lee, Dong Heon Yang, Hun Sik Park, Shung Chull Chae, Tak-Hyuk Oh, Gun Jik Kim
BACKGROUND: Left cardiac sympathetic denervation (LCSD) has been underutilized in patients with hereditary ventricular arrhythmia syndromes such as congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT). The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) LCSD in such patients. METHODS: Fifteen patients (4 men, 24.6 ± 10.5 years old) who underwent VATS-LCSD between November 2010 and January 2015 for hereditary ventricular arrhythmia syndromes at Kyungpook National University Hospital were enrolled in this study...
December 24, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003625/gene-targeted-analysis-of-clinically-diagnosed-long-qt-russian-families
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Paolo Enrico Maltese, Nina Orlova, Eugenia Krasikova, Elena Emelyanchik, Anna Cheremisina, Alina Kuscaeva, Alla Salmina, Roberta Miotto, Alice Bonizzato, Giulia Guerri, Monia Zuntini, Svetlana Nicoulina, Matteo Bertelli
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) has great genetic heterogeneity: more than 500 mutations have been described in several genes. Despite many advances, a genetic diagnosis still cannot be established in 25-30% of patients. The aim of the present study was to perform genetic evaluation in 9 Russian families with LQTS; here we report the results of 4 positive probands and their relatives (a total of 16 individuals). All subjects underwent clinical examination, 12-lead ECG, and Holter monitoring. Genetic analysis of the 14 genes mainly involved in LQTS was performed using a next-generation sequencing approach...
December 21, 2016: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996317/cardiac-arrest-with-clozapine-and-olanzapine-revealing-long-qt-syndrome
#6
Edward Woloszyn, Nishant Whig, Eileen Trigoboff, Jeffery J Grace
The authors describe a rare case of "concealed" congenital Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) Type 3 in a patient with treatment resistant schizophrenia and no known personal or family history of cardiac disease. The patient in this Case Report had a hidden genetic condition revealed only following the essential administration of antipsychotics. As a result, this patient experienced an aborted cardiac arrest and a total of five episodes of ventricular tachycardia (VT) requiring cardioversion. Successful control of the VT occurred with an Automatic Internal Defibrillator (AID), judicious use of antipsychotic medications, and anti-arrhythmic medications...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968776/the-electrocardiogram-of-the-neonate-and-infant
#7
Konrad Brockmeier, Rewa Nazal, Narayanswami Sreeram
The ECG in children has a number of characteristic differences compared to the ECG of the adult. The transition of the ECG in neonates after birth represents dynamic changes of the circulatory system due to the postnatal adaptation, different physiologic properties of the fetal and neonatal myocardium, the location and orientation of the heart in the chest and influence of body mass during that period and later on in childhood. The complexity of the changes implies a broad variation of ECG changes during the first days and weeks of life, whose interpretation requires expert knowledge...
November 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936942/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-treatment-in-long-qt-syndrome-patients-a-national-study-on-adherence-to-international-guidelines
#8
Emilia Sundström, Steen M Jensen, Ulla-Britt Diamant, Annika Rydberg
OBJECTIVES: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) treatment is effective among long QT syndrome (LQTS) patients at a high risk of sudden cardiac death. Previous studies show that the international guidelines are not always followed, and that risk stratification may be based on genotype rather than individual risk profile. We analysed data from the Swedish ICD & Pacemaker Registry and medical records to examine how international guidelines were followed with regards to phenotype and genotype...
December 30, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921062/long-qt-syndrome-and-duodenal-ampullary-adenoma-a-new-association
#9
F N U Asad-Ur-Rahman, Laura Hughes, Muhammad Talha Khan, Muhammad Khalid Hasan, Irteza Inayat
KCNQ1 gene mutation has a well-known association with long QT syndrome (LQTS). However, recent studies suggest that it may be implicated in intestinal neoplasia. We present a 27-year-old Hispanic man with a known history of LQTS secondary to KCNQ1 mutation, who presented with painless jaundice. Endoscopic retrograde pancreatic cholangiography revealed a prominent ampulla, with histology consistent with ampullary adenoma with high-grade dysplasia. Further endoscopic studies did not suggest familial adenomatous polyposis...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920829/clinical-and-genetic-features-of-australian-families-with-long-qt-syndrome-a-registry-based-study
#10
Charlotte Burns, Jodie Ingles, Andrew M Davis, Vanessa Connell, Belinda Gray, Lauren Hunt, Julie McGaughran, Christopher Semsarian
BACKGROUND: Familial long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a primary arrhythmogenic disorder caused by mutations in ion channel genes. The phenotype ranges from asymptomatic individuals to sudden cardiac arrest and death. LQTS is a rare but significant health problem for which global data should exist. This study sought to provide the first clinical and genetic description of Australian families with LQTS. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study to evaluate clinical and genetic features of families with LQTS...
December 2016: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916661/tetrameric-assembly-of-k-channels-requires-er-located-chaperone-proteins
#11
Kai Li, Qiang Jiang, Xue Bai, Yi-Feng Yang, Mei-Yu Ruan, Shi-Qing Cai
Tetrameric assembly of channel subunits in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is essential for surface expression and function of K(+) channels, but the molecular mechanism underlying this process remains unclear. In this study, we found through genetic screening that ER-located J-domain-containing chaperone proteins (J-proteins) are critical for the biogenesis and physiological function of ether-a-go-go-related gene (ERG) K(+) channels in both Caenorhabditis elegans and human cells. Human J-proteins DNAJB12 and DNAJB14 promoted tetrameric assembly of ERG (and Kv4...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882731/reproducibility-of-corrected-qt-interval-in-pediatric-genotyped-long-qt-syndrome
#12
Yoshiharu Ogawa, Toshikatsu Tanaka, Sachiko Kido
Reproducibility of corrected QT interval (QTc), especially QTc after exercise, has not been thoroughly investigated. We reviewed charts of pediatric patients who underwent treadmill-exercise stress testing without medication multiple times within 1 year. In patients with long-QT syndrome (LQTS; n = 22), the discrepancy in QTc between two treadmill exercise stress tests using Fridericia's formula was 14 ± 12 ms at rest, 13 ± 12 ms 4 min after exercise, with a maximum of 14 ± 12 ms after exercise. There was no statistically significant difference in QTc between the two tests...
November 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871843/considerations-when-using-next-generation-sequencing-for-genetic-diagnosis-of-long-qt-syndrome-in-the-clinical-testing-laboratory
#13
Hyojin Chae, Jiyeon Kim, Gun Dong Lee, Woori Jang, Joonhong Park, Dong Wook Jekarl, Yong Seog Oh, Myungshin Kim, Yonggoo Kim
BACKGROUND: Congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS) is a potentially lethal cardiac electrophysiologic disorder characterized by QT interval prolongation and T-wave abnormalities. At least 13 LQTS-associated genes have been reported, but the high cost and low throughput of conventional Sanger sequencing has hampered the multi-gene-based LQTS diagnosis in clinical laboratories. METHODS: We developed an NGS (next-generation sequencing)-based targeted gene panel for 13 LQTS genes using the Ion PGM platform, and a cohort of 36 LQTS patients were studied for characterization of analytical performance specifications...
January 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861123/tecrl-a-new-life-threatening-inherited-arrhythmia-gene-associated-with-overlapping-clinical-features-of-both-lqts-and-cpvt
#14
Harsha D Devalla, Roselle Gélinas, Elhadi H Aburawi, Abdelaziz Beqqali, Philippe Goyette, Christian Freund, Marie-A Chaix, Rafik Tadros, Hui Jiang, Antony Le Béchec, Jantine J Monshouwer-Kloots, Tom Zwetsloot, Georgios Kosmidis, Frédéric Latour, Azadeh Alikashani, Maaike Hoekstra, Jurg Schlaepfer, Christine L Mummery, Brian Stevenson, Zoltan Kutalik, Antoine Af de Vries, Léna Rivard, Arthur Am Wilde, Mario Talajic, Arie O Verkerk, Lihadh Al-Gazali, John D Rioux, Zahurul A Bhuiyan, Robert Passier
Genetic causes of many familial arrhythmia syndromes remain elusive. In this study, whole-exome sequencing (WES) was carried out on patients from three different families that presented with life-threatening arrhythmias and high risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Two French Canadian probands carried identical homozygous rare variant in TECRL gene (p.Arg196Gln), which encodes the trans-2,3-enoyl-CoA reductase-like protein. Both patients had cardiac arrest, stress-induced atrial and ventricular tachycardia, and QT prolongation on adrenergic stimulation...
December 1, 2016: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844191/-indications-for-implantable-loop-recorders-in-patients-with-channelopathies-and-ventricular-tachycardias
#15
Julia Köbe, Kristina Wasmer, Florian Reinke, Lars Eckardt
Implantable loop recorders (ILR) do not play a pivotal role in the current guidelines on ventricular arrhythmias except in identifying rhythm-symptom correlations if ventricular arrhythmias are assumed. Before a decision for a pure diagnostic implantable device is made, a thorough arrhythmic risk assessment is of major importance due to the potential lethal outcome of ventricular arrhythmias. Nevertheless, some clinical circumstances exist where long-term monitoring by an ILR may add significant information in electrical heart diseases, in patients with ventricular arrhythmias, or structural heart diseases and a potential risk of ventricular arrhythmias...
December 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826330/management-of-patients-with-long-qt-syndrome
#16
REVIEW
Yongkeun Cho
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a rare cardiac channelopathy associated with syncope and sudden death due to torsades de pointes and ventricular fibrillation. Syncope and sudden death are frequently associated with physical and emotional stress. Management of patients with LQTS consists of life-style modification, β-blockers, left cardiac sympathetic denervation (LCSD), and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation. Prohibition of competitive exercise and avoidance of QT-prolonging drugs are important issues in life-style modification...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816319/contribution-of-a-kcnh2-variant-in-genotyped-long-qt-syndrome-romano-ward-syndrome-under-double-mutations-and-acquired-long-qt-syndrome-under-heterozygote
#17
Yusuke Fujii, Yuichi Matsumoto, Kenshi Hayashi, Wei-Guang Ding, Yukinori Tomita, Daisuke Fukumoto, Yuko Wada, Mari Ichikawa, Keiko Sonoda, Junichi Ozawa, Takeru Makiyama, Seiko Ohno, Masakazu Yamagishi, Hiroshi Matsuura, Minoru Horie, Hideki Itoh
BACKGROUND: Long QT syndrome (LQTS) presents two clinical phenotypes, congenital and acquired forms. This study aims to evaluate the genetic contribution of a KCNH2 variant for the two LQTS phenotypes. METHODS: From 1996 to 2014, genetic screening for LQTS probands was performed for five major genes: KCNQ1, KCNH2, SCN5A, KCNE1, and KCNE2 and 389 probands were found to be mutation carriers. We analyzed the clinical phenotypes of p.His492Tyr carriers in KCNH2. RESULTS: Heterozygous p...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815504/the-arrhythmogenic-calmodulin-mutation-d129g-dysregulates-cell-growth-calmodulin-dependent-kinase-ii-activity-and-cardiac-function-in-zebrafish
#18
Martin W Berchtold, Triantafyllos Zacharias, Katarzyna Kulej, Kevin Wang, Raffaela Torggler, Thomas Jespersen, Jau-Nian Chen, Martin R Larsen, Jonas M la Cour
Calmodulin (CaM) is a Ca(2+) binding protein modulating multiple targets, several of which are associated with cardiac pathophysiology. Recently, CaM mutations were linked to heart arrhythmia. CaM is crucial for cell growth and viability, yet the effect of the arrhythmogenic CaM mutations on cell viability, as well as heart rhythm, remains unknown, and only a few targets with relevance for heart physiology have been analyzed for their response to mutant CaM. We show that the arrhythmia-associated CaM mutants support growth and viability of DT40 cells in the absence of WT CaM except for the long QT syndrome mutant CaM D129G...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810088/the-promise-and-peril-of-precision-medicine-phenotyping-still-matters-most
#19
REVIEW
Jaeger P Ackerman, Daniel C Bartos, Jamie D Kapplinger, David J Tester, Brian P Delisle, Michael J Ackerman
We illustrate the work necessary to reverse course after identification of a KCNQ1 variant interpreted erroneously as causing long QT syndrome (LQTS) and to identify the true cause of a case of sudden death in the young. Surrogate genetic testing of a decedent's living brother identified a rare KCNQ1-V133I variant, which prompted an implantable cardioverter defibrillator and subsequent diagnosis of LQTS in other family members. Subsequently, this presumed LQT1 family came to our institution for further clinical evaluation and research-based investigations, including KCNQ1-V133I variant-specific analysis of the decedent, heterologous expression studies of KCNQ1-V133I, and a whole-exome molecular autopsy along with genomic triangulation using his unaffected parents' DNA...
October 8, 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784853/phenotypic-variability-of-ank2-mutations-in-patients-with-inherited-primary-arrhythmia-syndromes
#20
Mari Ichikawa, Takeshi Aiba, Seiko Ohno, Daichi Shigemizu, Junichi Ozawa, Keiko Sonoda, Megumi Fukuyama, Hideki Itoh, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda, Takeru Makiyama, Toshihiro Tanaka, Wataru Shimizu, Minoru Horie
BACKGROUND: Mutations inANK2have been reported to cause various arrhythmia phenotypes. The prevalence ofANK2mutation carriers in inherited primary arrhythmia syndrome (IPAS), however, remains unknown in Japanese. Using a next-generation sequencer, we aimed to identifyANK2mutations in our cohort of IPAS patients, in whom conventional Sanger sequencing failed to identify pathogenic mutations in major causative genes, and to assess the clinical characteristics ofANK2mutation carriers.Methods and Results:We screened 535 probands with IPAS and analyzed 46 genes including wholeANK2exons using a bench-top NGS (MiSeq, Illumina) or performed whole-exome-sequencing using HiSeq2000 (Illumina)...
October 25, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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