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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739480/the-changing-face-of-aging-highly-sulfated-glycosaminoglycans-induce-amyloid-formation-in-a-lattice-corneal-dystrophy-model-protein
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Kirsten G Malmos, Marcel Stenvang, Cagla Sahin, Gunna Christiansen, Daniel E Otzen
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are related to multiple biological functions and diseases. There is growing evidence that GAG concentration and sulfate content increase with age. The destabilizing mutation A546T in the corneal protein TGFBIp leads to lattice-type corneal dystrophy, but symptoms only appear in the fourth decade of life. We hypothesize that this delayed phenotype can be explained by increased GAG sulfation over time. Using in vitro assays with the C-terminal TGFIBIp domain Fas1-4, previously shown to recapitulate many properties of full-length TGFBIp, we find that only long GAGs with multiple sulfate groups on each repeating unit increase the amount of worm-like aggregates and induce long, straight fibrils in A546T...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689406/proteomic-analysis-of-amyloid-corneal-aggregates-from-tgfbi-h626r-lattice-corneal-dystrophy-patient-implicates-serine-protease-htra1-in-mutation-specific-pathogenesis-of-tgfbip
#2
Anandalakshmi Venkatraman, Bamaprasad Dutta, Elavazhagan Murugan, Hao Piliang, Rajamani Lakshminaryanan, Anita Chan Sook Yee, Konstantin V Pervushin, Siu Kwan Sze, Jodhbir S Mehta
TGFBI-associated corneal dystrophies are inherited disorders caused by TGFBI gene variants that promote deposition of mutant protein (TGFBIp) as insoluble aggregates in the cornea. Depending on the type and position of amino acid substitution, the aggregates may be amyloid fibrillar, amorphous globular or both, but the molecular mechanisms that drive these different patterns of aggregation are not fully understood. In the current study, we report the protein composition of amyloid corneal aggregates from lattice corneal dystrophy patients of Asian origin with H626R and R124C mutation and compared it with healthy corneal tissues via LC-MS/MS...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611133/long-term-clinical-outcome-of-femtosecond-laser-assisted-lamellar-keratectomy-with-phototherapeutic-keratectomy-in-anterior-corneal-stromal-dystrophy
#3
Jonghyun Lee, Jin Hyoung Kim, Doh Lee, Ji Woong Chang, Joo Youn Shin, Ji Won Seo, Min Hwan Seo, Nam Ju Moon
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term outcome of femtosecond laser-assisted lamellar keratectomy (FLK) with phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) in patients with anterior corneal stromal dystrophies. METHODS: A total of 10 eyes from seven patients who underwent FLK were included. The patients had suffered from recurrent corneal erosion or visual disturbance in anterior corneal dystrophies (five Avellino dystrophies and two lattice dystrophies). Planar-shaped lamellar keratectomy was performed using femtosecond laser...
June 13, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393022/two-mutations-in-the-transforming-growth-factor-beta-induced-gene-associated-with-familial-lattice-corneal-dystrophy
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Wen-Ping Cao, Hai-Gang Yuan, Ping Liu, Xue Li, Qi Hu
AIM: To report a phenotypic variant pedigree of lattice corneal dystrophy (LCD) associated with two mutations, R124C and A546D, in the transforming growth factor beta-induced gene (TGFBI). METHODS: A detailed ocular examination was taken for all participants of a LCD family. Peripheral blood leukocytes from each participant were extracted to obtain the DNA. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of all seventeen exons of TGFBI gene was performed. The products were sequenced and analyzed...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381645/effect-of-position-specific-single-point-mutations-and-biophysical-characterization-of-amyloidogenic-peptide-fragments-identified-from-lattice-corneal-dystrophy-patients
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Venkatraman Anandalakshmi, Elavazhagan Murugan, Eunice Goh Tze Leng, Lim Wei Ting, Shyam S Chaurasia, Toshio Yamazaki, Toshio Nagashima, Benjamin Lawrence George, Gary Swee Lim Peh, Konstantin Pervushin, Rajamani Lakshminarayanan, Jodhbir S Mehta
Corneal stromal dystrophies are a group of genetic disorders that may be caused by mutations in the transforming growth factor β-induced (TGFBI) gene which results in the aggregation and deposition of mutant proteins in various layers of the cornea. The type of amino acid substitution dictates the age of onset, anatomical location of the deposits, morphological features of deposits (amyloid, amorphous powder or a mixture of both forms) and the severity of disease presentation. It has been suggested that abnormal turnover and aberrant proteolytic processing of the mutant proteins result in the accumulation of insoluble protein deposits...
May 9, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358433/tgfbi-gene-mutations-analysis-in-chinese-families-with-corneal-dystrophies
#6
Xiaojuan Wang, Ming Ying, Changbo Fu, Yuchuan Wang, Ningdong Li
The aim of the present study was to examine the clinical features of three Chinese families with autosomal dominant corneal dystrophy (CD) and examine transforming growth factor‑β‑induced (TGFBI) gene mutations in these families. The TGFBI gene mutations were detected using direct sequencing of the whole coding regions and exon-intron boundaries of the TGFBI gene in the affected members from the three families with CD. The phenotypes of all affected individuals in the three families were observed via slit lamp examination...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250773/meretoja-s-syndrome-lattice-corneal-dystrophy-gelsolin-type
#7
I Casal, S Monteiro, C Abreu, M Neves, L Oliveira, M Beirão
Lattice corneal dystrophy gelsolin type was first described in 1969 by Jouko Meretoja, a Finnish ophthalmologist. It is caused by an autosomal dominant mutation in gelsolin gene resulting in unstable protein fragments and amyloid deposition in various organs. The age of onset is usually after the third decade of life and typical diagnostic triad includes progressive bilateral facial paralysis, loose skin, and lattice corneal dystrophy. We report a case of a 53-year-old female patient referred to our Department of Ophthalmology by severe dry eye and incomplete eyelid closure...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982499/hereditary-gelsolin-amyloidosis-hga-a-neglected-cause-of-bilateral-progressive-or-recurrent-facial-palsy
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Anna Sagnelli, Giuseppe Piscosquito, Daniela Di Bella, Laura Fadda, Lisa Melzi, Antonio Morico, Claudia Ciano, Franco Taroni, Dante Facchetti, Ettore Salsano, Davide Pareyson
We report the first Italian family affected by hereditary gelsolin amyloidosis (HGA), a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by adult-onset slowly progressive cranial neuropathy, lattice corneal dystrophy, and cutis laxa. The index case was a 39-year-old male with a 9-year history of progressive bilateral facial nerve palsy. His mother had two episodes of acute facial palsy, and his maternal aunt and grandfather were also affected. Electrophysiological studies confirmed bilateral facial nerve involvement, without signs of peripheral polyneuropathy, and ophthalmological examination showed bilateral lattice corneal dystrophy, in both the index case and his mother...
March 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965261/very-early-endothelial-cell-loss-after-penetrating-keratoplasty-with-organ-cultured-corneas
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Anne Sophie Gauthier, Thibaud Garcin, Gilles Thuret, Zhiguo He, Remy Jullienne, Marie Caroline Trone, Chaker Nefzaoui, Sophie Acquart, Fabien Forest, Michel Péoc'h, Bernard Delbosc, Philippe Gain
AIMS: After keratoplasty, postoperative endothelial cell loss is calculated between the eye bank endothelial cell density (ebECD) and the postoperative specular microscopy (SM). To elucidate the very early cell loss, always described after penetrating keratoplasty (PK), we designed two complementary studies. METHODS: (1) Clinical prospective study of 90 consecutive PKs (keratoconus, Fuchs' corneal dystrophy, lattice dystrophy, bullous keratopathy) with organ-cultured corneas and postoperative follow-up by SM at day 5 (D5), D15, month 1 (M1) and M3...
August 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829782/genetic-analysis-of-chst6-and-tgfbi-in-turkish-patients-with-corneal-dystrophies-five-novel-variations-in-chst6
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Fulya Yaylacioglu Tuncay, Gülsüm Kayman Kurekci, Sezen Guntekin Ergun, Ozge Tugce Pasaoglu, Rustu Fikret Akata, Pervin Rukiye Dincer
PURPOSE: To identify pathogenic variations in carbohydrate sulfotransferase 6 (CHST6) and transforming growth factor, beta-induced (TGFBI) genes in Turkish patients with corneal dystrophy (CD). METHODS: In this study, patients with macular corneal dystrophy (MCD; n = 18), granular corneal dystrophy type 1 (GCD1; n = 12), and lattice corneal dystrophy type 1 (LCD1; n = 4), as well as 50 healthy controls, were subjected to clinical and genetic examinations. The level of antigenic keratan sulfate (AgKS) in the serum samples of patients with MCD was determined with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to immunophenotypically subtype the patients as MCD type I and MCD type II...
2016: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737463/genotype-phenotype-correlation-for-tgfbi-corneal-dystrophies-identifies-p-g623d-as-a-novel-cause-of-epithelial-basement-membrane-dystrophy
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Cerys J Evans, Alice E Davidson, Nicole Carnt, Karla E Rojas López, Neyme Veli, Caroline M Thaung, Stephen J Tuft, Alison J Hardcastle
Purpose: The majority of anterior corneal dystrophies are caused by dominant mutations in TGFBI (transforming growth factor β-induced) collectively known as the epithelial-stromal TGFBI dystrophies. Most cases of epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (EBMD) are thought to result from a degenerative (nongenetic) process; however, a minority of cases are associated with specific TGFBI mutations. We evaluated the spectrum of TGFBI mutations and associated phenotypes in a United Kingdom cohort with typical epithelial-stromal TGFBI dystrophies and an EBMD cohort...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638889/independent-variability-of-microtubule-perturbations-associated-with-dystrophinopathy
#12
Joseph J Belanto, John T Olthoff, Tara L Mader, Christopher M Chamberlain, D'anna M Nelson, Preston M McCourt, Dana M Talsness, Gregg G Gundersen, Dawn A Lowe, James M Ervasti
Absence of the protein dystrophin causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Dystrophin directly binds to microtubules in vitro, and its absence in vivo correlates with disorganization of the subsarcolemmal microtubule lattice, increased detyrosination of α-tubulin, and altered redox signaling. We previously demonstrated that the dystrophin homologue utrophin neither binds microtubules in vitro nor rescues microtubule lattice organization when overexpressed in muscles of dystrophin-deficient mdx mice. Here, we fine-mapped the dystrophin domain necessary for microtubule binding to spectrin-like repeats 20-22...
September 16, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600896/-objective-method-to-recognize-warning-signs-in-peripheral-vitreoretinal-dystrophies
#13
М V Pshenichnov, V V Egorov, О V Kolenko, Е L Sorokin
AIM: to compare the effectiveness of biomicroscopy (BMS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) in recognizing prognostically unfavorable signs in peripheral vitreoretinal dystrophy (PVRD) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 131 cases of equatorial PVRD (91 eyes of 56 patients) were assessed. The mean patient's age was 24.7 years. The length of the anterior-posterior axis of the eyeball averaged 25.36±1.12 mm. Prevalence of particular warning signs in PVRD patients at BMS or OCT was comparatively analyzed...
July 2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536778/corneal-higher-order-aberrations-in-granular-lattice-and-macular-corneal-dystrophies
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Yukari Yagi-Yaguchi, Takefumi Yamaguchi, Yumi Okuyama, Yoshiyuki Satake, Kazuo Tsubota, Jun Shimazaki
PURPOSE: To evaluate the corneal higher-order aberrations (HOAs) in granular, lattice and macular corneal dystrophies. METHODS: This retrospective study includes consecutive patients who were diagnosed as granular corneal dystrophy type2 (GCD2; 121 eyes), lattice corneal dystrophies type 1, type 3A (LCDI; 20 eyes, LCDIIIA; 32 eyes) and macular corneal dystrophies (MCD; 13 eyes), and 18 healthy control eyes. Corneal HOAs were calculated using anterior segment optical coherence tomography, and the correlations between HOAs and visual acuity were analyzed...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27402970/variant-lattice-corneal-dystrophy-associated-with-compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-the-tgfbi-gene
#15
Lydia Bai-Tsin Ann, Alessandro Abbouda, Ricardo F Frausto, Samira Huseynli, Kishan Gupta, Jorge L Alió, Anthony J Aldave
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To report the clinical, histopathological and genetic features of a variant of lattice corneal dystrophy (LCD) associated with two pathogenic mutations in the transforming growth factor-B-induced (TGFBI) gene. METHODS: Clinical characterisation was performed by slit lamp examination and in vivo confocal microscopic imaging (IVCM). Histopathological characterisation was performed with light microscopic examination of an excised corneal button and a peripheral blood samples were collected for TGFBI screening...
April 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27348782/tgfbi-gene-mutation-analysis-in-chinese-families-with-corneal-dystrophies
#16
Jianqiu Cai, Leru Zhu, Yi Zha, Qianyan Kang
AIMS: To identify transforming growth factor beta-induced (TGFBI) gene mutations in four Chinese families affected by corneal dystrophies. METHODS: In this study, three families (21 patients and 18 normal relatives), respectively, with Reis-Bücklers corneal dystrophy (RBCD), classic lattice corneal dystrophy (LCDI), and variant LCD (LCDI/IIIA) were assessed. All subjects underwent a complete ophthalmological evaluation, including biomicroscopic inspection and dilated fundus examination...
July 2016: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27315290/the-oskar-fehr-lecture
#17
J S Weiss
PURPOSE: The first Oskar Fehr lecture is given in honour of Professor Fehr, a well respected ophthalmologist, who was head physician of the Department of Eye Diseases at the Rudolf Virchow Hospital from 1918. He practiced there until 1938, when he was forbidden to enter the clinic because he was Jewish and subject to the anti-Semitic laws that were instituted after the rise of the Nazi party. Dr. Fehr escaped to Great Britain, where he practiced ophthalmology into his eighties. He was the first to distinguish between granular corneal dystrophy, lattice corneal dystrophy and macular corneal dystrophy...
June 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27042751/epigallocatechin-gallate-remodels-fibrils-of-lattice-corneal-dystrophy-protein-facilitating-proteolytic-degradation-and-preventing-formation-of-membrane-permeabilizing-species
#18
Marcel Stenvang, Gunna Christiansen, Daniel E Otzen
Lattice corneal dystrophy is associated with painful recurrent corneal erosions and amyloid corneal opacities induced by transforming growth factor β-induced protein (TGFBIp) that impairs vision. The exact mechanism of amyloid fibril formation in corneal dystrophy is unknown but has been associated with destabilizing mutations in the fourth fasciclin 1 (Fas1-4) domain of TGFBIp. The green tea compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has been found to inhibit fibril formation of various amyloidogenic proteins in vitro...
April 26, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27028151/novel-tgfbi-mutation-p-leu558arg-in-a-lattice-corneal-dystrophy-patient
#19
Lubica Dudakova, Michalis Palos, Katerina Jirsova, Pavlina Skalicka, Pavel Dundr, Petra Liskova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26949635/uncovering-the-profile-of-mutations-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-induced-gene-in-chinese-corneal-dystrophy-patients
#20
Xiao-Dan Hao, Yang-Yang Zhang, Peng Chen, Su-Xia Li, Ye Wang
AIM: To uncover the mutations profile of transforming growth factor beta-induced (TGFBI) gene in Chinese corneal dystrophy patients and further investigate the characteristics of genotype-phenotype correlations. METHODS: Forty-two subjects (6 unrelated families including 15 patients and 8 unaffected members, and 19 sporadic patients) of Chinese origin were subjected to phenotypic and genotypic characterization. The corneal phenotypes of patients were documented by slit lamp photography...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
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