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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829391/a-rare-form-of-retinal-dystrophy-caused-by-hypomorphic-nonsense-mutations-in-cep290
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Susanne Roosing, Frans P M Cremers, Frans C C Riemslag, Marijke N Zonneveld-Vrieling, Herman E Talsma, Francoise J M Klessens-Godfroy, Anneke I den Hollander, L Ingeborgh van den Born
PURPOSE: To identify the gene defect and to study the clinical characteristics and natural course of disease in a family originally diagnosed with oligocone trichromacy (OT), a rare congenital cone dysfunction syndrome. METHODS: Extensive clinical and ophthalmologic assessment was performed on two siblings with OT and long-term follow up data were analyzed. Subsequently, whole exome sequencing (WES) and Sanger sequence analysis of CEP290 was performed in the two siblings...
August 22, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820161/ocular-morbidity-patterns-among-children-in-schools-for-the-blind-in-chennai
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M Vs Prakash, S Sivakumar, Ashutosh Dayal, A Chitra, Sudharshini Subramaniam
PURPOSE: To identify the morbidity patterns causing blindness in children attending schools for the blind in Chennai and comparing our data with similar studies done previously. METHODS: A cross-sectional prevalence study was carried out in two schools for the blind in Chennai. Blind schools were visited by a team of ophthalmologists and optometrists. Students with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) worse than 3/60 in the better eye were included and relevant history was noted...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819299/the-correlation-between-crb1-variants-and-the-clinical-severity-of-brazilian-patients-with-different-inherited-retinal-dystrophy-phenotypes
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Fabiana Louise Motta, Mariana Vallim Salles, Karita Antunes Costa, Rafael Filippelli-Silva, Renan Paulo Martin, Juliana Maria Ferraz Sallum
Inherited retinal dystrophies are characterized by progressive retina degeneration and mutations in at least 250 genes have been associated as disease-causing. CRB1 is one of many genes analyzed in molecular diagnosis for inherited retinal dystrophy. Crumbs homolog-1 protein encoded by CRB1 is important for cell-to-cell contact, polarization of epithelial cells and the morphogenesis of photoreceptors. Pathogenic variants in CRB1 lead to a huge variety of phenotypes ranging from milder forms of inherited retinal dystrophy, such as retinitis pigmentosa to more severe phenotypes such as Leber congenital amaurosis...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818478/mutations-in-ddhd1-encoding-a-phospholipase-a1-is-a-novel-cause-of-retinopathy-and-neurodegeneration-with-brain-iron-accumulation
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Rodolphe Dard, Claire Meyniel, Valérie Touitou, Giovanni Stevanin, Foudil Lamari, Alexandra Durr, Claire Ewenczyk, Fanny Mochel
Defects of phospholipids remodelling and synthesis are inborn errors of metabolism responsible for various clinical presentations including spastic paraplegia, retinopathy, optic atrophy, myo- and cardiomyopathies, and osteo-cutaneous manifestations. DDHD1 encodes a phospholipase A1, which is involved in the remodelling of phospholipids. We previously described a relatively pure hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) phenotype associated with mutations in DDHD1. Here we report a complex form of HSP associated with retinal dystrophy and a pattern of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) on brain MRI, due to a novel homozygous mutation in DDHD1...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817420/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-for-the-detection-of-secondary-choroidal-neovascularization-in-vitelliform-macular-dystrophy
#5
Martin Stattin, Daniel Ahmed, Carl Glittenberg, Ilse Krebs, Siamak Ansari-Shahrezaei
PURPOSE: Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is used to assess vascular abnormality in advanced stage vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD2). METHODS: Multimodal imaging including spectral domain (SD) OCT, autofluorescence (AF), fluorescein (FA) and indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) as well as optical coherence tomography angiography were performed. PATIENTS: Two eyes in one young patient with diagnosed vitelliform macular dystrophy were investigated for progressive visual dysfunction...
August 16, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817343/suppression-of-choroidal-neovascularization-in-mice-by-subretinal-delivery-of-multigenic-lentiviral-vectors-encoding-anti-angiogenic-micrornas
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Anne Louise Askou, Josephine Natalia Esther Benckendorff, Andreas Holmgaard, Tina Storm, Lars Aagaard, Toke Bek, Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen, Thomas Juhl Corydon
Lentivirus-based vectors have been used for the development of potent gene therapies. Here, application of a multigenic lentiviral vector (LV) producing multiple anti-angiogenic microRNAs following subretinal delivery in a laser-induced choroidal neovascularization (CNV) mouse model is presented. This versatile LV, carrying back-to-back RNApolII-driven expression cassettes, enables combined expression of microRNAs targeting vascular endothelial growth factor A (Vegfa) mRNA and fluorescent reporters. In addition, by including a vitelliform macular dystrophy 2 (VMD2) promoter, expression of microRNAs is restricted to the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells...
August 2017: Human Gene Therapy Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814713/gelsolin-dysfunction-causes-photoreceptor-loss-in-induced-pluripotent-cell-and-animal-retinitis-pigmentosa-models
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Roly Megaw, Hashem Abu-Arafeh, Melissa Jungnickel, Carla Mellough, Christine Gurniak, Walter Witke, Wei Zhang, Hemant Khanna, Pleasantine Mill, Baljean Dhillon, Alan F Wright, Majlinda Lako, Charles Ffrench-Constant
Mutations in the Retinitis Pigmentosa GTPase Regulator (RPGR) cause X-linked RP (XLRP), an untreatable, inherited retinal dystrophy that leads to premature blindness. RPGR localises to the photoreceptor connecting cilium where its function remains unknown. Here we show, using murine and human induced pluripotent stem cell models, that RPGR interacts with and activates the actin-severing protein gelsolin, and that gelsolin regulates actin disassembly in the connecting cilium, thus facilitating rhodopsin transport to photoreceptor outer segments...
August 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812650/autosomal-recessive-cone-rod-dystrophy-can-be-caused-by-mutations-in-the-atf6-gene
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Anna Skorczyk-Werner, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Anna Wawrocka, Katarzyna Wicher, Małgorzata Jarmuż-Szymczak, Magdalena Kostrzewska-Poczekaj, Aleksander Jamsheer, Rafał Płoski, Małgorzata Rydzanicz, Dorota Pojda-Wilczek, Nicole Weisschuh, Bernd Wissinger, Susanne Kohl, Jonathan H Lin, Maciej R Krawczyński
Inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs) are clinically and genetically highly heterogeneous, making clinical diagnosis difficult. The advances in high-throughput sequencing (ie, panel, exome and genome sequencing) have proven highly effective on defining the molecular basis of these disorders by identifying the underlying variants in the respective gene. Here we report two siblings affected by an IRD phenotype and a novel homozygous c.1691A>G (p.(Asp564Gly)) ATF6 (activating transcription factor 6A) missense substitution identified by whole exome sequencing analysis...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794130/mutations-in-scaper-cause-autosomal-recessive-retinitis-pigmentosa-with-intellectual-disability
#9
Yasmin Tatour, Iker Sanchez-Navarro, Elana Chervinsky, Hakon Hakonarson, Haithum Gawi, Saoud Tahsin-Swafiri, Rina Leibu, Maria Isabel Lopez-Molina, Guillermo Fernandez-Sanz, Carmen Ayuso, Tamar Ben-Yosef
BACKGROUND: Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the most common form of inherited retinal dystrophy, with a worldwide prevalence of 1 in 4000 persons. While in most cases of RP, the disease is limited to the eye (non-syndromic), over 40 forms of syndromic RP have been described. OBJECTIVES: To identify the genetic basis for syndromic RP in three unrelated families from Israel and Spain. METHODS: Whole exome sequencing was conducted in one Israeli and two Spanish families segregating autosomal recessive RP with intellectual disability...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790370/duplication-events-downstream-of-irx1-cause-north-carolina-macular-dystrophy-at-the-mcdr3-locus
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Valentina Cipriani, Raquel S Silva, Gavin Arno, Nikolas Pontikos, Ambreen Kalhoro, Sandra Valeina, Inna Inashkina, Mareta Audere, Katrina Rutka, Bernard Puech, Michel Michaelides, Veronica van Heyningen, Baiba Lace, Andrew R Webster, Anthony T Moore
Autosomal dominant North Carolina macular dystrophy (NCMD) is believed to represent a failure of macular development. The disorder has been linked to two loci, MCDR1 (chromosome 6q16) and MCDR3 (chromosome 5p15-p13). Recently, non-coding variants upstream of PRDM13 (MCDR1) and a duplication including IRX1 (MCDR3) have been identified. However, the underlying disease-causing mechanism remains uncertain. Through a combination of sequencing studies on eighteen NCMD families, we report two novel overlapping duplications at the MCDR3 locus, in a gene desert downstream of IRX1 and upstream of ADAMTS16...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782506/an-inducible-form-of-nrf2-confers-enhanced-protection-against-acute-oxidative-stresses-in-rpe-cells
#11
Khiem T Vu, John D Hulleman
Increasing evidence suggests that overt oxidative stress within the retina plays an important role in the progression of age-related retinal decline, and in particular, in the disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Nuclear factor erythroid 2-like 2 (Nrf2) is a master transcription factor that upregulates numerous of antioxidant/detoxification genes. Nrf2(-/-) mice develop progressive retinal degeneration that includes the formation of drusen-like deposits, lipofuscin, and sub-retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) deposition of inflammatory proteins...
August 4, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765615/the-phenotypic-variability-of-hk1-associated-retinal-dystrophy
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Zhisheng Yuan, Baiyu Li, Mingchu Xu, Emmanuel Y Chang, Huajin Li, Lizhu Yang, Shijing Wu, Zachry T Soens, Yumei Li, Lee-Jun C Wong, Richard A Lewis, Ruifang Sui, Rui Chen
Inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs) are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of Mendelian disorders primarily affecting photoreceptor cells. The same IRD-causing variant may lead to different retinal symptoms, demonstrating pleiotropic phenotype traits influenced by both underlying genetic and environmental factors. In the present study, we identified four unrelated IRD families with the HK1 p.E851K variant, which was previously reported to cause autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (RP), and described their detailed clinical phenotypes...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765526/cdhr1-mutations-in-retinal-dystrophies
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Katarina Stingl, Anja K Mayer, Pablo Llavona, Lejla Mulahasanovic, Günther Rudolph, Samuel G Jacobson, Eberhart Zrenner, Susanne Kohl, Bernd Wissinger, Nicole Weisschuh
We report ophthalmic and genetic findings in patients with autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa (RP), cone-rod dystrophy (CRD) or cone dystrophy (CD) harboring potential pathogenic variants in the CDHR1 gene. Detailed ophthalmic examination was performed in seven sporadic and six familial subjects. Mutation screening was done using a customized next generation sequencing panel targeting 105 genes implicated in inherited retinal disorders. In one family, homozygosity mapping with subsequent candidate gene analysis was performed...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765145/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-characterisation-of-best-disease-and-associated-choroidal-neovascularisation
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Abhilash Guduru, Arushi Gupta, Mudit Tyagi, Subhadra Jalali, Jay Chhablani
AIMS: To characterise the vasculature of the retina in patients with Best vitelliform dystrophy, including those with choroidal neovascularisation (CNV), using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and correlate with fluorescein angiography (FA). METHODS: This prospective observational study included 19 eyes of 10 patients with Best disease. Using OCTA, all layers of retina were qualitatively characterised for each eye. Patients with CNV also underwent FA, and areas of CNV were measured by OCTA and FA and correlated...
August 1, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763560/choroidal-vasculature-in-bietti-crystalline-dystrophy-with-cyp4v2-mutations-and-in-retinitis-pigmentosa-with-eys-mutations
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Takako Hirashima, Manabu Miyata, Kenji Ishihara, Tomoko Hasegawa, Masako Sugahara, Ken Ogino, Munemitsu Yoshikawa, Masayuki Hata, Yoshimasa Kuroda, Yuki Muraoka, Sotaro Ooto, Nagahisa Yoshimura
Purpose: We compare the choroidal vascular area between Bietti crystalline dystrophy (BCD) patients with CYP4V2 mutations, retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patients with EYS mutations, and normal controls, and investigate the correlation between choroidal vascular area and associated parameters. Methods: This prospective case-series study included consecutive nine eyes of nine BCD patients with CYP4V2 mutations (BCD group), 16 eyes of 16 RP patients with EYS mutations (EYS-RP group), and 16 eyes of 16 normal volunteers matched for age and axial length (control group)...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761320/next-generation-sequencing-to-solve-complex-inherited-retinal-dystrophy-a-case-series-of-multiple-genes-contributing-to-disease-in-extended-families
#16
Kaylie D Jones, Dianna K Wheaton, Sara J Bowne, Lori S Sullivan, David G Birch, Rui Chen, Stephen P Daiger
PURPOSE: With recent availability of next-generation sequencing (NGS), it is becoming more common to pursue disease-targeted panel testing rather than traditional sequential gene-by-gene dideoxy sequencing. In this report, we describe using NGS to identify multiple disease-causing mutations that contribute concurrently or independently to retinal dystrophy in three relatively small families. METHODS: Family members underwent comprehensive visual function evaluations, and genetic counseling including a detailed family history...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760865/dystroglycan-maintains-inner-limiting-membrane-integrity-to-coordinate-retinal-development
#17
Reena Clements, Rolf Turk, Kevin P Campbell, Kevin M Wright
Proper neural circuit formation requires the precise regulation of neuronal migration, axon guidance and dendritic arborization. Mutations affecting the function of the transmembrane glycoprotein dystroglycan cause a form of congenital muscular dystrophy that is frequently associated with neurodevelopmental abnormalities. Despite its importance in brain development, the role for dystroglycan in regulating retinal development remains poorly understood. Using a mouse model of dystroglycanopathy (ISPD(L79*) ) and conditional dystroglycan mutants of both sexes, we show that dystroglycan is critical for the proper migration, axon guidance and dendritic stratification of neurons in the inner retina...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753983/outcome-of-full-thickness-macular-hole-surgery-in-choroideremia
#18
Mays Talib, Leonoor S Koetsier, Robert E MacLaren, Camiel J F Boon
The development of a macular hole is relatively common in retinal dystrophies eligible for gene therapy such as choroideremia. However, the subretinal delivery of gene therapy requires an uninterrupted retina to allow dispersion of the viral vector. A macular hole may thus hinder effective gene therapy. Little is known about the outcome of macular hole surgery and its possible beneficial and/or adverse effects on retinal function in patients with choroideremia. We describe a case of a unilateral full-thickness macular hole (FTMH) in a 45year-old choroideremia patient (c...
July 21, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752371/retinal-dystrophy-and-subretinal-drusenoid-deposits-in-female-choroideremia-carriers
#19
Vittoria Murro, Dario Pasquale Mucciolo, Ilaria Passerini, Simona Palchetti, Andrea Sodi, Gianni Virgili, Stanislao Rizzo
PURPOSE: To describe clinical and molecular characteristics in a group of Italian female choroideremia (CHM) carriers and report fundus patterns. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 11 female carriers belonging to six CHM families examined at the Regional Reference Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations at the Eye Clinic in Florence. We took into consideration patients with a comprehensive ophthalmological examination, fundus photography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), full field electro-retinography (ERG), and visual field (VF)...
July 27, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751151/development-of-refractive-errors-what-can-we-learn-from-inherited-retinal-dystrophies
#20
Michelle Hendriks, Virginie J M Verhoeven, Gabriëlle H S Buitendijk, Jan Roelof Polling, Magda A Meester-Smoor, Albert Hofman, Maarten Kamermans, L Ingeborgh van den Born, Caroline C W Klaver
PURPOSE: It is unknown which retinal cells are involved in the retina-to-sclera signaling cascade causing myopia. As inherited retinal dystrophies (IRD) are characterized by dysfunction of a single retinal cell type and have a high risk of refractive errors, a study investigating the affected cell type, causal gene and refractive error in IRDs may provide insight herein. DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Study population: 302 patients with IRD from two ophthalmogenetic centers in the Netherlands...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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