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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431057/quantitative-analysis-of-pkp2-and-neighbouring-genes-in-a-patient-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-heterozygous-pkp2-deletion
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Keiko Sonoda, Seiko Ohno, Sou Otuki, Koichi Kato, Nobue Yagihara, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takeru Makiyama, Tohru Minamino, Minoru Horie
Aims: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a disease mainly caused by desmosome gene mutations. The genetic culprit, however, remains elusive in ∼50% of ARVC patients. One of the reasons for missing genetic abnormalities is the difficulty in detecting large deletions/duplications, which are called as copy number variation (CNV) by the Sanger sequencing method. This study aimed to identify CNVs in PKP2 and a part of other desmosome genes in ARVC patients. Methods and Results: The study cohort consisted of 71 ARVC probands who were diagnosed as definite or borderline cases based on 2010 Task Force Criteria...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430962/ulk1-prevents-cardiac-dysfunction-in-obesity-through-autophagy-meditated-regulation-of-lipid-metabolism
#2
Minae An, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Jang Won Park, Ji Ha Choi, Eun-Mi Park, Kyung Eun Lee, Minna Woo, Minsuk Kim
Aims: Autophagy is essential to maintain tissue homeostasis, particularly in long-lived cells such as cardiomyocytes. Whereas many studies support the importance of autophagy in the mechanisms underlying obesity-related cardiac dysfunction, the role of autophagy in cardiac lipid metabolism remains unclear. In the heart, lipotoxicity is exacerbated by cardiac lipoprotein lipase (LPL), which mediates accumulation of fatty acids to the heart through intravascular triglyceride (TG) hydrolysis...
April 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430919/non-coding-rnas-in-cardiovascular-diseases-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-perspectives
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Wolfgang Poller, Stefanie Dimmeler, Stephane Heymans, Tanja Zeller, Jan Haas, Mahir Karakas, David-Manuel Leistner, Philipp Jakob, Shinichi Nakagawa, Stefan Blankenberg, Stefan Engelhardt, Thomas Thum, Christian Weber, Benjamin Meder, Roger Hajjar, Ulf Landmesser
Recent research has demonstrated that the non-coding genome plays a key role in genetic programming and gene regulation during development as well as in health and cardiovascular disease. About 99% of the human genome do not encode proteins, but are transcriptionally active representing a broad spectrum of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) with important regulatory and structural functions. Non-coding RNAs have been identified as critical novel regulators of cardiovascular risk factors and cell functions and are thus important candidates to improve diagnostics and prognosis assessment...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427417/novel-trigenic-cacna1c-des-mypn-mutations-in-a-family-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-early-repolarization-and-short-qt-syndrome
#4
Yanhong Chen, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Dongxiao Zhu, Xihui Wang, Chonghao Chen, Ruijuan Zhuang, Jingjing Shi, Xueming Wu, Yijia Tao, Weidong Jin, Xiaoyan Wang, Dan Hu
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients with early repolarization (ER) pattern are at higher risk of ventricular arrhythmia, yet the genetic background of this situation has not been well investigated. Here we report novel trigenic mutations detected in a Chinese family of obstructive HCM with ER and short QT syndrome (SQTS). METHODS: Proband and family members underwent detailed medical assessments. DNAs were extracted from peripheral blood leukocytes for genetic screening with next generation method...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425440/the-valosin-containing-protein-is-a-novel-mediator-of-mitochondrial-respiration-and-cell-survival-in-the-heart-in-vivo
#5
Paulo Lizano, Eman Rashed, Shaunrick Stoll, Ning Zhou, Hairuo Wen, Tristan T Hays, Gangjian Qin, Lai-Hua Xie, Christophe Depre, Hongyu Qiu
The valosin-containing protein (VCP) participates in signaling pathways essential for cell homeostasis in multiple tissues, however, its function in the heart in vivo remains unknown. Here we offer the first description of the expression, function and mechanism of action of VCP in the mammalian heart in vivo in both normal and stress conditions. By using a transgenic (TG) mouse with cardiac-specific overexpression (3.5-fold) of VCP, we demonstrate that VCP is a new and powerful mediator of cardiac protection against cell death in vivo, as evidenced by a 50% reduction of infarct size after ischemia/reperfusion versus wild type...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425041/familial-amyloid-cardiomyopathy-masquerading-as-chronic-guillain-barre-syndrome-things-are-not-always-what-they-seem
#6
Die Hu, Ling Liu, Shuguang Yuan, Yuhong Yi, Daoquan Peng
Familial amyloid cardiomyopathy is a challenging condition that mimics many other diseases, particularly in patients with pronounced neurological presentations and unexplained or equivocal cardiac abnormalities. In this case, a 57-year-old man was admitted for outpatient cardiological evaluation of progressive right heart failure and limb paraesthesias. The patient presented with hypertension, chronic Guillain-Barre syndrome, and sick sinus syndrome. Transthoracic echocardiograms showed a thickened ventricular wall and enlarged atrium...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424591/bcl11b-a-critical-neurodevelopmental-transcription-factor-roles-in-health-and-disease
#7
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Matthew J Lennon, Simon P Jones, Michael D Lovelace, Gilles J Guillemin, Bruce J Brew
B cell leukemia 11b (Bcl11b) is a zinc finger protein transcription factor with a multiplicity of functions. It works as both a genetic suppressor and activator, acting directly, attaching to promoter regions, as well as indirectly, attaching to promoter-bound transcription factors. Bcl11b is a fundamental transcription factor in fetal development, with important roles for the differentiation and development of various neuronal subtypes in the central nervous system (CNS). It has been used as a specific marker of layer V subcerebral projection neurons as well as striatal interneurons...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422132/haploinsufficiency-for-ankrd11-flanking-genes-makes-the-difference-between-kbg-and-16q24-3-microdeletion-syndromes-12-new-cases
#8
Francesca Novara, Berardo Rinaldi, Sanjay M Sisodiya, Antonietta Coppola, Sabrina Giglio, Franco Stanzial, Francesco Benedicenti, Alan Donaldson, Joris Andrieux, Rachel Stapleton, Astrid Weber, Paolo Reho, Conny van Ravenswaaij-Arts, Wilhelmina S Kerstjens-Frederikse, Joris Robert Vermeesch, Koenraad Devriendt, Carlos A Bacino, Andrée Delahaye, S M Maas, Achille Iolascon, Orsetta Zuffardi
16q24 deletion involving the ANKRD11 gene, ranging from 137 kb to 2 Mb, have been associated with a microdeletion syndrome characterized by variable cognitive impairment, autism spectrum disorder, facial dysmorphisms with dental anomalies, brain abnormalities essentially affecting the corpus callosum and short stature. On the other hand, patients carrying either deletions encompassing solely ANKRD11 or its loss-of-function variants were reported in association with the KBG syndrome, characterized by a very similar phenotype, including mild-to-moderate intellectual disability, short stature and macrodontia of upper incisors, with inter and intrafamilial variability...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421916/mucopolysaccharidoses-causing-valvular-heart-disease-report-and-review-of-surgical-management
#9
Carlos O Encarnacion, Dustin Hang, Michael Earing, Michael E Mitchell
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I is a genetic disorder with impaired glycosaminoglycan degradation. Cardiac pathologic involvement in this subset of patients is predominantly valvular heart disease. Valvular heart disease seen in these patients will most likely require surgical intervention in their lifetime. Only a limited amount of reports are dedicated to the cardiac surgical management of mucopolysaccharidoses. We present the case of a 32-year-old female with Hurler-Scheie syndrome who required multiple valve replacements due to progression of valvular dysfunction and decline in the quality of life...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420138/adjustment-of-dysregulated-ceramide-metabolism-in-a-murine-model-of-sepsis-induced-cardiac-dysfunction
#10
Ha-Yeun Chung, Anna S Kollmey, Andrea Schrepper, Matthias Kohl, Markus F Bläss, Sebastian N Stehr, Amelie Lupp, Markus H Gräler, Ralf A Claus
Cardiac dysfunction, in particular of the left ventricle, is a common and early event in sepsis, and is strongly associated with an increase in patients' mortality. Acid sphingomyelinase (SMPD1)-the principal regulator for rapid and transient generation of the lipid mediator ceramide-is involved in both the regulation of host response in sepsis as well as in the pathogenesis of chronic heart failure. This study determined the degree and the potential role to which SMPD1 and its modulation affect sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy using both genetically deficient and pharmacologically-treated animals in a polymicrobial sepsis model...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416939/a-systemic-onset-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-patient-with-reduced-anakinra-treatment-admitted-with-an-attack
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Dilek Yilmaz, Mediha Akcan, Semiha Terlemez, Ferah Sonmez, Abdullah Baris Akcan
Interleukin-1 plays an important role in the pathogenesis of systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SoJIA), and the use of anti-interleukin-1 therapy has been increasing. We report a case of a 14-year-old male patient with SoJIA. He was in remission with anakinra treatment for almost 2 years. When we extended the therapeutic range and decreased the dose (1 mg/kg twice a week), he developed symptoms mimicking pulmonary embolism and cardiac ischemia. Increased cardiac enzyme levels and echocardiographic findings were interpreted as myopericarditis...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416822/identification-of-six-new-genetic-loci-associated-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-japanese-population
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Siew-Kee Low, Atsushi Takahashi, Yusuke Ebana, Kouichi Ozaki, Ingrid E Christophersen, Patrick T Ellinor, Soichi Ogishima, Masayuki Yamamoto, Mamoru Satoh, Makoto Sasaki, Taiki Yamaji, Motoki Iwasaki, Shoichiro Tsugane, Keitaro Tanaka, Mariko Naito, Kenji Wakai, Hideo Tanaka, Tetsushi Furukawa, Michiaki Kubo, Kaoru Ito, Yoichiro Kamatani, Toshihiro Tanaka
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and leads to stroke. To investigate genetic loci associated with atrial fibrillation in the Japanese population, we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) that included 8,180 atrial fibrillation cases and 28,612 controls with follow-up in an additional 3,120 cases and 125,064 controls. We replicated previously reported loci and identified six new loci, near the KCND3, PPFIA4, SLC1A4-CEP68, HAND2, NEBL and SH3PXD2A genes. Five of the six new loci were specifically associated with atrial fibrillation in the Japanese population after comparing our data to those from individuals of European ancestry, suggesting that there might be different genetic factors affecting susceptibility across ancestry groups...
April 17, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416818/large-scale-analyses-of-common-and-rare-variants-identify-12-new-loci-associated-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Atrial fibrillation affects more than 33 million people worldwide and increases the risk of stroke, heart failure, and death. Fourteen genetic loci have been associated with atrial fibrillation in European and Asian ancestry groups. To further define the genetic basis of atrial fibrillation, we performed large-scale, trans-ancestry meta-analyses of common and rare variant association studies. The genome-wide association studies (GWAS) included 17,931 individuals with atrial fibrillation and 115,142 referents; the exome-wide association studies (ExWAS) and rare variant association studies (RVAS) involved 22,346 cases and 132,086 referents...
April 17, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416300/pyrophosphate-supplementation-prevents-chronic-and-acute-calcification-in-abcc6-deficient-mice
#14
Viola Pomozi, Christopher Brampton, Koen van de Wetering, Janna Zoll, Bianca Calio, Kevin Pham, Jesse B Owens, Joel Marh, Stefan Moisyadi, András Váradi, Ludovic Martin, Carolin Bauer, Jeanette Erdmann, Zouhair Aherrahrou, Olivier Le Saux
Soft tissue calcification occurs in several common acquired pathologies, such as diabetes and hypercholesterolemia, or can result from genetic disorders. ABCC6, a transmembrane transporter primarily expressed in liver and kidneys, initiates a molecular pathway inhibiting ectopic calcification. ABCC6 facilitates the cellular efflux of ATP, which is rapidly converted into pyrophosphate (PPi), a major calcification inhibitor. Heritable mutations in ABCC6 underlie the incurable calcification disorder pseudoxanthoma elasticum and some cases of generalized arterial calcification of infancy...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414936/east-urals-radioactive-trace-dose-dependent-functional-metabolic-effects-in-the-myocardium-of-the-pygmy-wood-mouse-apodemus-uralensis-taking-into-account-population-size
#15
Nataĺya A Orekhova, Makar V Modorov
The population dynamics, radiometric data and biochemical parameters (concentrations of total lipids, proteins, DNA and RNA, activity of succinate dehydrogenase, glucose phosphate isomerase and catalase, as well as lipid peroxidation level) in the myocardium of the pygmy wood mouse (Apodemus uralensis Pall., 1811) inhabiting the area of the East Urals Radioactive Trace (EURT) were analyzed. The functional-metabolic radiation effects as a result external and internal exposure to (137)Cs and (90)Sr (unweighted total dose rate 0...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414815/isolation-of-human-explant-derived-cardiac-stem-cells-from-cryopreserved-heart-tissue
#16
Robyn Jackson, Seth Mount, Bin Ye, Audrey E Mayfield, Vincent Chan, Munir Boodhwani, Ross A Davies, Haissam Haddad, Darryl R Davis
The value of preserving high quality bio specimens for fundamental research is significant as linking cellular and molecular changes to clinical and epidemiological data has fueled many recent advances in medicine. Unfortunately, storage of traditional biospecimens is limited to fixed samples or isolated genetic material. Here, we report the effect of cryopreservation of routine myocardial biopsies on explant derived cardiac stem cell (EDC) culture outcomes. We demonstrate that immediate cryopreservation or delayed cryopreservation after suspension within cardioplegia for 12 hours did not alter EDC yields, proliferative capacity, antigenic phenotype or paracrine signature...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411558/sporadic-periventricular-nodular-heterotopia-classification-phenotype-and-correlation-with-filamin-a-mutations
#17
Wenyu Liu, Bo Yan, Dongmei An, Jiahe Xiao, Fayun Hu, Dong Zhou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to better delineate the clinical spectrum of periventricular nodular heterotopia (PNH) in a large patient population after long term follow up. Specifically, this study aimed to relate PNH subtypes to clinical or epileptic outcomes, epileptic discharges and underlying Filamin A (FLNA) mutations by analyzing anatomical features. METHODS: The study included 100 patients with radiologically confirmed nodular heterotopia. Patients' FLNA gene sequences and medical records were analyzed...
April 4, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408708/nonfamilial-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-prevalence-natural-history-and-clinical-implications
#18
Jodie Ingles, Charlotte Burns, Richard D Bagnall, Lien Lam, Laura Yeates, Tanya Sarina, Rajesh Puranik, Tom Briffa, John J Atherton, Tim Driscoll, Christopher Semsarian
BACKGROUND: Yield of causative variants in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is increased in some probands, suggesting different clinical subgroups of disease occur. We hypothesized that a negative family history and no sarcomere mutations represent a nonfamilial subgroup of HCM. We sought to determine the prevalence, natural history, and potential clinical implications of this nonfamilial subgroup of HCM. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four hundred and thirteen unrelated probands with HCM seen in a specialized HCM center between 2002 and 2015 and genetic testing performed were included in this retrospective cohort study...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407410/variable-clinical-course-of-identical-twin-neonates-with-alstr%C3%A3-m-syndrome-presenting-coincidentally-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#19
Seth A Hollander, Norah Alsaleh, Maura Ruzhnikov, Kristen Jensen, David N Rosenthal, David A Stevenson, Melanie Manning
Alström Syndrome (AS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the ALMS1 gene. We report monozygotic twin infants who presented concurrently with symptoms of congestive heart failure (CHF) due to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Following their initial presentation, one twin improved both echocardiographically and functionally while the other twin showed a progressive decline in ventricular function and worsening CHF symptoms requiring multiple hospitalizations and augmentation of heart failure therapy...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406175/nkx2-5-and-sarcospan-genetically-interact-in-the-development-of-the-muscular-ventricular-septum-of-the-heart
#20
Adam A Panzer, Suk D Regmi, DePorres Cormier, Megan T Danzo, Iuan-Bor D Chen, Julia B Winston, Alayna K Hutchinson, Diana Salm, Claire E Schulkey, Rebecca S Cochran, David B Wilson, Patrick Y Jay
The muscular ventricular septum separates the flow of oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood in air-breathing vertebrates. Defects within it, termed muscular ventricular septal defects (VSDs), are common, yet less is known about how they arise than rarer heart defects. Mutations of the cardiac transcription factor NKX2-5 cause cardiac malformations, including muscular VSDs. We describe here a genetic interaction between Nkx2-5 and Sarcospan (Sspn) that affects the risk of muscular VSD in mice. Sspn encodes a protein in the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
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