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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069077/functional-convergence-of-histone-methyltransferases-ehmt1-and-kmt2c-involved-in-intellectual-disability-and-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Tom S Koemans, Tjitske Kleefstra, Melissa C Chubak, Max H Stone, Margot R F Reijnders, Sonja de Munnik, Marjolein H Willemsen, Michaela Fenckova, Connie T R M Stumpel, Levinus A Bok, Margarita Sifuentes Saenz, Kyna A Byerly, Linda B Baughn, Alexander P A Stegmann, Rolph Pfundt, Huiqing Zhou, Hans van Bokhoven, Annette Schenck, Jamie M Kramer
Kleefstra syndrome, caused by haploinsufficiency of euchromatin histone methyltransferase 1 (EHMT1), is characterized by intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), characteristic facial dysmorphisms, and other variable clinical features. In addition to EHMT1 mutations, de novo variants were reported in four additional genes (MBD5, SMARCB1, NR1I3, and KMT2C), in single individuals with clinical characteristics overlapping Kleefstra syndrome. Here, we present a novel cohort of five patients with de novo loss of function mutations affecting the histone methyltransferase KMT2C...
October 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905115/clinical-application-of-snp-array-analysis-in-fetuses-with-ventricular-septal-defects-and-normal-karyotypes
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Fang Fu, Qiong Deng, Ting-Ying Lei, Ru Li, Xiang-Yi Jing, Xin Yang, Can Liao
PURPOSE: The present study aims to evaluate the utility of high-resolution single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays in fetuses with ventricular septal defects (VSDs) with or without other structural anomalies but with normal karyotypes and to investigate the outcomes of cases of prenatal VSDs via clinical follow-up. METHODS: We analyzed 144 fetuses with VSDs and normal karyotypes using Affymetrix CytoScan HD arrays and the analyses were carried out a year after birth...
November 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742076/altered-neurite-morphology-and-cholinergic-function-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neurons-from-a-patient-with-kleefstra-syndrome-and-autism
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J Nagy, J Kobolák, S Berzsenyi, Z Ábrahám, H X Avci, I Bock, Z Bekes, B Hodoscsek, A Chandrasekaran, A Téglási, P Dezső, B Koványi, E T Vörös, L Fodor, T Szél, K Németh, A Balázs, A Dinnyés, B Lendvai, G Lévay, V Román
The aim of the present study was to establish an in vitro Kleefstra syndrome (KS) disease model using the human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) technology. Previously, an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) patient with Kleefstra syndrome (KS-ASD) carrying a deleterious premature termination codon mutation in the EHMT1 gene was identified. Patient specific hiPSCs generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of the KS-ASD patient were differentiated into post-mitotic cortical neurons. Lower levels of EHMT1 mRNA as well as protein expression were confirmed in these cells...
July 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739157/cycloalkane-analogues-of-sinefungin-as-ehmt1-2-inhibitors
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Qing Liu, Xiaoqing Cai, Dehua Yang, Yi Chen, Yafang Wang, Liming Shao, Ming-Wei Wang
A series of cycloalkyl substituted analogues of the natural product sinefungin lacking the amino-acid moiety was designed and synthesized. Two stereoisomers (6-R and 6-S) were separated and their bioactivities examined against EHMT1/2. Of which, compound 14d showed an inhibitory activity against EHMT1/2 (88.9%, IC50=21.8μM for EHMT1 and 77.6%, IC50=39.6μM for EHMT2, respectively) similar to that of sinefungin (100.0%, IC50=28.4μM for EHMT1 and 79.5%, IC50=30.1μM for EHMT2, respectively). Further studies against other methyltransferases such as PRMT1 showed no activity except that 12d displayed about 20% inhibition...
September 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608127/downregulation-of-histone-methyltransferase-ehmt2-in-cd4-t-cells-may-protect-htlv-1-infected-individuals-against-ham-tsp-development
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Camila Schoueri Colaço, Adriano Reis de Matos, Martha Silva Estrêla, Maurício Cristiano Rocha-Júnior, Kátia Kaori Otaguiri, Evandra Strazza Rodrigues, Osvaldo Massaiti Takayanagui, Dimas Tadeu Covas, Simone Kashima, Fabio Pittella Silva, Rodrigo Haddad
Approximately 5% of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-infected individuals will develop one of the HTLV-1-related diseases, such as HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) or adult T-cell leukemia. However, the mechanisms responsible for the appearance of symptoms have not been fully clarified. It is believed that viral factors, host genetic and epigenetic mechanisms are implicated in this process. Studies have shown the involvement of histone methyltransferases in retrovirus infection, but no study observed their expression in HTLV-1-infected patients...
June 12, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596979/the-expanding-role-of-the-ehmt2-g9a-complex-in-neurodevelopment
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Steven J Deimling, Jonathan B Olsen, Vincent Tropepe
Epigenetic regulators play a crucial role in neurodevelopment. One such epigenetic complex, Ehmt1/2 (G9a/GLP), is essential for repressing gene transcription by methylating H3K9 in a highly tissue- and temporal-specific manner. Recently, data has emerged suggesting that this complex plays additional roles in regulating the activity of numerous other non-histone proteins. While much is known about the downstream effects of Ehmt1/2 function, evidence is only beginning to come to light suggesting the control of Ehmt1/2 function may be, at least in part, due to context-dependent binding partners...
2017: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361100/a-novel-de-novo-frameshift-deletion-in-ehmt1-in-a-patient-with-kleefstra-syndrome-results-in-decreased-h3k9-dimethylation
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Patrick R Blackburn, Monique Williams, Margot A Cousin, Nicole J Boczek, Geoffrey J Beek, Gwen A Lomberk, Raul A Urrutia, Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Eric W Klee
BACKGROUND: Kleefstra Syndrome (KS) (MIM# 610253) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by haploinsufficiency of euchromatic histone methyltransferase-1 (EHMT1, GLP). EHMT1 (MIM# 607001) encodes a histone methyltransferase that heterodimerizes with EHMT2 (also known as G9a, MIM# 604599), which together are responsible for mono- and dimethylation of H3 lysine 9 (H3K9me1 and -me2), resulting in transcriptional repression of target genes. METHODS: This report describes an 18-year-old woman with intellectual disability, severely limited speech, hypotonia, microcephaly, and facial dysmorphisms, who was found to have a novel de novo single-base frameshift deletion in EHMT1...
March 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361099/a-de-novo-splice-site-mutation-in-ehmt1-resulting-in-kleefstra-syndrome-with-pharmacogenomics-screening-and-behavior-therapy-for-regressive-behaviors
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Amit Kumar Mitra, Jessica Dodge, Jody Van Ness, Israel Sokeye, Brian Van Ness
BACKGROUND: Kleefstra syndrome (KS) is a rare autosomal dominant developmental disability, caused by microdeletions or intragenic mutations within the epigenetic regulator gene EHMT1 (euchromatic histone lysine N-methyltransferase 1). In addition to common features of autism, young adult regressive behaviors have been reported. However, the genetic downstream effects of the reported deletions or mutations on KS phenotype have not yet been completely explored. While genetic backgrounds affecting drug metabolism can have a profound effect on therapeutic interventions, pharmacogenomic variations are seldom considered in directing psychotropic therapies...
March 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071689/haploinsufficiency-of-ehmt1-improves-pattern-separation-and-increases-hippocampal-cell-proliferation
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Marco Benevento, Charlotte A Oomen, Alexa E Horner, Houshang Amiri, Tessa Jacobs, Charlotte Pauwels, Monica Frega, Tjitske Kleefstra, Maksym V Kopanitsa, Seth G N Grant, Timothy J Bussey, Lisa M Saksida, Catharina E E M Van der Zee, Hans van Bokhoven, Jeffrey C Glennon, Nael Nadif Kasri
Heterozygous mutations or deletions of the human Euchromatin Histone Methyltransferase 1 (EHMT1) gene are the main causes of Kleefstra syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by impaired memory, autistic features and mostly severe intellectual disability. Previously, Ehmt1(+/-) heterozygous knockout mice were found to exhibit cranial abnormalities and decreased sociability, phenotypes similar to those observed in Kleefstra syndrome patients. In addition, Ehmt1(+/-) knockout mice were impaired at fear extinction and novel- and spatial object recognition...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057753/a-novel-kleefstra-syndrome-associated-variant-that-affects-the-conserved-tplx-motif-within-the-ankyrin-repeat-of-ehmt1-leads-to-abnormal-protein-folding
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Patrick R Blackburn, Alexander Tischer, Michael T Zimmermann, Jennifer L Kemppainen, Sujatha Sastry, Amy E Knight Johnson, Margot A Cousin, Nicole J Boczek, Gavin Oliver, Vinod K Misra, Ralitza H Gavrilova, Gwen Lomberk, Matthew Auton, Raul Urrutia, Eric W Klee
Kleefstra syndrome (KS) (Mendelian Inheritance in Man (MIM) no. 610253), also known as 9q34 deletion syndrome, is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by haploinsufficiency of euchromatic histone methyltransferase-1 (EHMT1). The clinical phenotype of KS includes moderate to severe intellectual disability with absent speech, hypotonia, brachycephaly, congenital heart defects, and dysmorphic facial features with hypertelorism, synophrys, macroglossia, protruding tongue, and prognathism. Only a few cases of de novo missense mutations in EHMT1 giving rise to KS have been described...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966372/increased-first-trimester-nuchal-translucency-associated-with-a-dicentric-chromosome-and-9q34-3-microdeletion-syndrome
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Lv-Yin Huang, Yu Yang, Ping He, Dong-Zhi Li
We present prenatal diagnosis and chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) of 9q34.3 microdeletion in a foetus with an increased nuchal translucency (NT). Conventional G-banding analysis showed a de novo translocation: 45, XX, dic (9;13)(q34;p13). CMA revealed a 3.6 Mb 9q34.3 microdeletion encompassing an OMIM gene of EHMT1 consistent with the diagnosis of Kleefstra syndrome and 9q subtelomeric deletion syndrome. We suggest an application of CMA at prenatal diagnosis in pregnancies with increased NT and an apparent balanced translocation on conventional karyotype...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893464/the-h3k9-dimethyltransferases-ehmt1-2-protect-against-pathological-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Bernard Thienpont, Jan Magnus Aronsen, Emma Louise Robinson, Hanneke Okkenhaug, Elena Loche, Arianna Ferrini, Patrick Brien, Kanar Alkass, Antonio Tomasso, Asmita Agrawal, Olaf Bergmann, Ivar Sjaastad, Wolf Reik, Hywel Llewelyn Roderick
Cardiac hypertrophic growth in response to pathological cues is associated with reexpression of fetal genes and decreased cardiac function and is often a precursor to heart failure. In contrast, physiologically induced hypertrophy is adaptive, resulting in improved cardiac function. The processes that selectively induce these hypertrophic states are poorly understood. Here, we have profiled 2 repressive epigenetic marks, H3K9me2 and H3K27me3, which are involved in stable cellular differentiation, specifically in cardiomyocytes from physiologically and pathologically hypertrophied rat hearts, and correlated these marks with their associated transcriptomes...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891178/enrichment-of-small-pathogenic-deletions-at-chromosome-9p24-3-and-9q34-3-involving-dock8-kank1-ehmt1-genes-identified-by-using-high-resolution-oligonucleotide-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-array-analysis
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Jia-Chi Wang, Loretta W Mahon, Leslie P Ross, Arturo Anguiano, Renius Owen, Fatih Z Boyar
BACKGROUND: High-resolution oligo-SNP array allowed the identification of extremely small pathogenic deletions at numerous clinically relevant regions. In our clinical practice, we found that small pathogenic deletions were frequently encountered at chromosome 9p and 9q terminal regions. RESULTS: A review of 531 cases with reportable copy number changes on chromosome 9 revealed142 pathogenic copy number variants (CNVs): 104 losses, 31 gains, 7 complex chromosomal rearrangements...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789404/establishment-of-ehmt1-mutant-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-11-year-old-kleefstra-syndrome-ks-patient-with-autism-and-normal-intellectual-performance
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Eszter Varga, Csilla Nemes, Zsuzsanna Táncos, István Bock, Sára Berzsenyi, György Lévay, Viktor Román, Julianna Kobolák, András Dinnyés
Peripheral blood was collected from a clinically characterized female Kleefstra syndrome patient with a heterozygous, de novo, premature termination codon (PTC) mutation (NM_024757.4(EHMT1):c.3413G>A; p.Trp1138Ter). Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were reprogrammed with the human OSKM transcription factors using the Sendai-virus (SeV) delivery system. The pluripotency of transgene-free iPSC line was verified by the expression of pluripotency-associated markers and by in vitro spontaneous differentiation towards the 3 germ layers...
October 2, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767173/euchromatin-histone-methyltransferase-1-regulates-cortical-neuronal-network-development
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Marijn Bart Martens, Monica Frega, Jessica Classen, Lisa Epping, Elske Bijvank, Marco Benevento, Hans van Bokhoven, Paul Tiesinga, Dirk Schubert, Nael Nadif Kasri
Heterozygous mutations or deletions in the human Euchromatin histone methyltransferase 1 (EHMT1) gene cause Kleefstra syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by autistic-like features and severe intellectual disability (ID). Neurodevelopmental disorders including ID and autism may be related to deficits in activity-dependent wiring of brain circuits during development. Although Kleefstra syndrome has been associated with dendritic and synaptic defects in mice and Drosophila, little is known about the role of EHMT1 in the development of cortical neuronal networks...
October 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752292/histone-modification-signature-at-myeloperoxidase-and-proteinase-3-in-patients-with-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-autoantibody-associated-vasculitis
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Jiajin Yang, Heng Ge, Caroline J Poulton, Susan L Hogan, Yichun Hu, Britta E Jones, Candace D Henderson, Elizabeth A McInnis, William F Pendergraft, J Charles Jennette, Ronald J Falk, Dominic J Ciavatta
BACKGROUND: Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by destructive vascular inflammation. Two prominent ANCA autoantigens are myeloperoxidase (MPO) and proteinase 3 (PR3), and transcription of MPO and PRTN3, the genes encoding the autoantigens, is associated with disease activity. We investigated whether patients with AAV have alterations in histone modifications, particularly those associated with transcriptional activation, at MPO and PRTN3...
2016: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651234/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-of-a-panel-of-autism-related-genes-identifies-an-ehmt1-mutation-in-a-kleefstra-syndrome-patient-with-autism-and-normal-intellectual-performance
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István Bock, Krisztina Németh, Klára Pentelényi, Péter Balicza, Anna Balázs, Mária Judit Molnár, Viktor Román, József Nagy, György Lévay, Julianna Kobolák, András Dinnyés
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with unknown genetic and environmental causation in most of the affected individuals. On the other hand, there are a growing number of ASD-associated syndromes, where the exact genetic origin can be revealed. Here we report a method, which included the targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) and filtering of 101 ASD associated genes, followed by database search. Next, RNA sequencing was used to study the region of interest at the transcriptional level...
December 31, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27373831/histone-methylation-by-the-kleefstra-syndrome-protein-ehmt1-mediates-homeostatic-synaptic-scaling
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Marco Benevento, Giovanni Iacono, Martijn Selten, Wei Ba, Astrid Oudakker, Monica Frega, Jason Keller, Roberta Mancini, Elly Lewerissa, Tjitske Kleefstra, Henk G Stunnenberg, Huiqing Zhou, Hans van Bokhoven, Nael Nadif Kasri
Homeostatic plasticity, a form of synaptic plasticity, maintains the fine balance between overall excitation and inhibition in developing and mature neuronal networks. Although the synaptic mechanisms of homeostatic plasticity are well characterized, the associated transcriptional program remains poorly understood. We show that the Kleefstra-syndrome-associated protein EHMT1 plays a critical and cell-autonomous role in synaptic scaling by responding to attenuated neuronal firing or sensory drive. Chronic activity deprivation increased the amount of neuronal dimethylated H3 at lysine 9 (H3K9me2), the catalytic product of EHMT1 and an epigenetic marker for gene repression...
July 20, 2016: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27239352/multiple-coronary-artery-microfistulas-in-a-girl-with-kleefstra-syndrome
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Euthymia Vargiami, Athina Ververi, Hamda Al-Mutawa, Georgia Gioula, Spyridon Gerou, Fotios Rouvalis, Marios Kambouris, Dimitrios I Zafeiriou
Kleefstra syndrome is characterized by hypotonia, developmental delay, dysmorphic features, congenital heart defects, and so forth. It is caused by 9q34.3 microdeletions or EHMT1 mutations. Herein a 20-month-old girl with Kleefstra syndrome, due to a de novo subterminal deletion, is described. She exhibits a rare and complex cardiopathy, encompassing multiple coronary artery microfistulas, VSD/ASD, and PFO.
2016: Case Reports in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27123477/reversible-white-matter-lesions-associated-with-mutant-ehmt1-and-kleefstra-syndrome
#20
Xu He, Oana Caluseriu, Ratika Srivastava, Anne Marie Denny, Francois V Bolduc
Kleefstra syndrome (KS; OMIM #610253), formerly known as the 9q subtelomeric deletion syndrome, is an autosomal dominant cause of intellectual disability (ID) characterized by hypotonia and facial dysmorphisms.(1,2) The cause of KS is attributed to haploinsufficiency of the euchromatin histone methyltransferase 1 (EHMT1) gene (OMIM *607001) located at chromosome 9q34.3 (i.e., distal long arm of chromosome 9), either by microdeletion or point mutation. EHMT1 encodes a histone H3 methyltransferase at position Lys-9 (H3K9)...
April 2016: Neurology. Genetics
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