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Agenesis of the corpus callosum

Lulu Xie, Xianqiong Luo, Jie Yang, Junping Wang, Chuan Nie, Zhu Wang
Toriello-Carey syndrome (T-CS), which was first described by Toriello and Carey, is a rare multiple congenital anomaly syndrome characterized by agenesis of the corpus callosum, Pierre Robin sequence, unusual facial appearance, and other anomalies. Tracheal or laryngeal anomalies are reported as a common manifestation of T-CS. These anomalies can lead to respiratory distress and respiratory tract infection. The cause of T-CS is unknown, although there have been reports of patients with a clinical diagnosis of T-CS and a chromosome anomaly...
October 17, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Ilan Gobius, Laura Morcom, Rodrigo Suárez, Jens Bunt, Polina Bukshpun, William Reardon, William B Dobyns, John L R Rubenstein, A James Barkovich, Elliott H Sherr, Linda J Richards
The corpus callosum is the major axon tract that connects and integrates neural activity between the two cerebral hemispheres. Although ∼1:4,000 children are born with developmental absence of the corpus callosum, the primary etiology of this condition remains unknown. Here, we demonstrate that midline crossing of callosal axons is dependent upon the prior remodeling and degradation of the intervening interhemispheric fissure. This remodeling event is initiated by astroglia on either side of the interhemispheric fissure, which intercalate with one another and degrade the intervening leptomeninges...
October 11, 2016: Cell Reports
Sepideh Sefidbakht, Sakineh Dehghani, Maryam Safari, Homeira Vafaei, Maryam Kasraeian
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is gradually becoming more common for thorough visualization of the fetus than ultrasound (US), especially for neurological anomalies, which are the most common indications for fetal MRI and are a matter of concern for both families and society. OBJECTIVES: We investigated fetal MRIs carried out in our center for frequency of central nervous system anomalies. This is the first such report in southern Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and seven (107) pregnant women with suspicious fetal anomalies in prenatal ultrasound entered a cross-sectional retrospective study from 2011 to 2013...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Mohammad Zare Mehrjardi, Elham Keshavarz, Andrea Poretti, Adriano N Hazin
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arbovirus from the Flaviviridae family. It is usually transmitted by mosquito bite. There have been no reports of severe symptoms caused by ZIKV infection up until the last few years. In October 2013 an outbreak was reported in French Polynesia with severe neurological complications in some affected cases. In November 2015, the Ministry of Health of Brazil attributed the increased number of neonatal microcephaly cases in northeastern Brazil to congenital ZIKV infection. The rapid spread of the virus convinced the World Health Organization to announce ZIKV infection as a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" in February 2016...
October 6, 2016: Japanese Journal of Radiology
Romina Romaniello, Susan Marelli, Roberto Giorda, Maria F Bedeschi, Maria C Bonaglia, Filippo Arrigoni, Fabio Triulzi, Maria T Bassi, Renato Borgatti
To gain a better understanding of the clinical and genetic features associated with agenesis of corpus callosum, we enrolled and characterized 162 patients with complete or partial agenesis of corpus callosum. Clinical and genetic protocols allowed us to categorize patients as syndromic subjects, affected by complex extra-brain malformations, and nonsyndromic subjects without any additional anomalies. We observed slight differences in sex ratio (56% males) and agenesis type (52% complete). Syndromic agenesis of corpus callosum subjects were prevalent (69%)...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Child Neurology
Fatma Mujgan Sonmez, Eyyup Uctepe, Mehmet Gunduz, Zeliha Gormez, Seval Erpolat, Murat Oznur, Mahmut Samil Sagiroglu, Huseyin Demirci, Esra Gunduz
Coffin-Siris syndrome (CSS) (MIM 135900) is characterized by developmental delay, severe speech impairment, distinctive facial features, hypertrichosis, aplasia or hypoplasia of the distal phalanx or nail of the fifth digit and agenesis of the corpus callosum. Recently, it was shown that mutations in the ARID1B gene are the main cause of CSS, accounting for 76% of identified mutations. Here, we report a 15 year-old female patient who was admitted to our clinic with seizures, speech problems, dysmorphic features, bilaterally big, large thumb, café-au-lait (CAL) spots, obesity and hyperinsulinism...
August 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
Melanie Neumann, Wei Liu, Chongran Sun, Shih Yen Yang, Linda J Noble-Haeusslein, Jialing Liu
Unilateral brain injury is known to disrupt the balance between the two cortices, as evidenced by an abnormally high interhemispheric inhibitory drive from motor cortex M1intact to M1lesioned transmitted transcallosally. Our previous work has shown that the deletion of homeobox gene Emx1 not only led to the agenesis of the corpus callosum (cc), but also to reduced hippocampal neurogenesis. The current study sought to determine whether lacking the cc affected the recovery of forelimb function and hippocampal plasticity following training of the affected limb in mice with unilateral traumatic brain injuries (TBI)...
September 7, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
J S Cohen, S Srivastava, K D Farwell Hagman, D N Shinde, R Huether, D Darcy, R Wallerstein, G Houge, S Berland, K G Monaghan, A Poretti, A L Wilson, W K Chung, A Fatemi
Identification of rare genetic variants in patients with intellectual disability (ID) has been greatly accelerated by advances in next generation sequencing technologies. However, due to small numbers of patients, the complete phenotypic spectrum associated with pathogenic variants in single genes is still emerging. Among these genes is ZBTB18 (ZNF238), which is deleted in patients with 1q43q44 microdeletions who typically present with ID, microcephaly, corpus callosum (CC) abnormalities, and seizures. Here we provide additional evidence for haploinsufficiency or dysfunction of the ZBTB18 gene as the cause of ID in five unrelated patients with variable syndromic features who underwent whole exome sequencing revealing separate de novo pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants in ZBTB18 (two missense alterations and three truncating alterations)...
September 6, 2016: Clinical Genetics
Francesco D'Antonio, Giorgio Pagani, Alessandra Familiari, Asma Khalil, Tally-Lerman Sagies, Gustavo Malinger, Zvi Leibovitz, Catherine Garel, Marie Laure Moutard, Gianluigi Pilu, Amar Bhide, Ganesh Acharya, Martina Leombroni, Lamberto Manzoli, Aris Papageorghiou, Federico Prefumo
CONTEXT: Antenatal counseling in cases of agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) is challenging. OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the outcome in fetuses with isolated complete ACC and partial ACC. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase, CINAHL, and Cochrane databases. STUDY SELECTION: Studies reporting a prenatal diagnosis of ACC. The outcomes observed were: chromosomal abnormalities at standard karyotype and chromosomal microarray (CMA) analysis, additional anomalies detected only at prenatal MRI and at postnatal imaging or clinical evaluation, concordance between prenatal and postnatal diagnosis and neurodevelopmental outcome...
September 2016: Pediatrics
Yuan-Ting Sun, Shun-Fen Tzeng, Thy-Sheng Lin, Kuei-Sen Hsu, Eric Delpire, Meng-Ru Shen
The autosomal recessive Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (HMSN/ACC) is associated with the dysfunction of the K(+)-Cl(-) cotransporter type 3 (KCC3), which is an electroneutral cotransporter. We previously found that the inhibition of KCC3 cotransporter activity reduces the propagation of action potentials in the peripheral nervous system (PNS). However, the pathogenesis by which KCC3 deficiency impairs peripheral nerve function remains to be examined. Thus, we conducted imaging and electrophysiological studies in the peripheral nerves of KCC3(-/-) mice at various ages...
October 29, 2016: Neuroscience
Stephen R Braddock, Sarah T South, Joshua D Schiffman, Maria Longhurst, Leslie R Rowe, John C Carey
In 1994, Braddock and Carey first reported two unrelated girls with a new multiple malformation syndrome. The primary features included Pierre Robin sequence, persistent neonatal-onset thrombocytopenia, agenesis of the corpus callosum, a distinctive facies, enamel hypoplasia, and severe developmental delay. Since that time, there have been multiple other reported patients with a similar phenotype. In addition, several reports of thrombocytopenia and developmental delay have been documented in association with deletions in the Down syndrome critical region at 21q22...
October 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Elisa Scola, Ida Sirgiovanni, Sabrina Avignone, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Riccardo Biffi, Monica Fumagalli, Fabio Triulzi
Commissural embryology mechanisms are not yet completely understood. The study and comprehension of callosal dysgenesis can provide remarkable insights into embryonic or fetal commissural development. The diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) technique allows the in vivo analyses of the white-matter microstructure and is a valid tool to clarify the disturbances of brain connections in patients with dysgenesis of the corpus callosum (CC). The segmental callosal agenesis (SCAG) is a rare partial agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC)...
October 2016: Neuroradiology Journal
Helga V Toriello, Chelsey Colley, Michael Bamshad
Toriello and Carey described a provisionally-unique syndrome comprised of agenesis of the corpus callosum, Pierre Robin anomaly, and a characteristic facial phenotype. Because the condition affected siblings, this entity was postulated to be an autosomal recessive multiple anomaly syndrome. Several patients were subsequently reported, and over time, it became apparent that the Toriello-Carey syndrome was etiologically heterogeneous. Based on previous reports, it is estimated that at least 20% of patients with a clinical diagnosis of Toriello-Carey syndrome have a chromosomal anomaly as the basis of the phenotype...
October 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
H Fryssira, E Tsoutsou, S Psoni, S Amenta, T Liehr, E Anastasakis, Ch Skentou, A Ntouflia, I Papoulidis, E Manolakos, N Chaliasos
BACKGROUND: FOXG1 gene mutations have been associated with the congenital variant of Rett syndrome (RTT) since the initial description of two patients in 2008. The on-going accumulation of clinical data suggests that the FOXG1-variant of RTT forms a distinguishable phenotype, consisting mainly of postnatal microcephaly, seizures, hypotonia, developmental delay and corpus callosum agenesis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 6-month-old female infant, born at 38 weeks of gestation after in vitro fertilization, who presented with feeding difficulties, irritability and developmental delay from the first months of life...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
Barthelemy Diouf, Prakash Devaraju, Laura J Janke, Yiping Fan, Sharon Frase, Donnie Eddins, Jennifer L Peters, Jieun Kim, Deqing Pei, Cheng Cheng, Stanislav S Zakharenko, William E Evans
A feature in patients with constitutional DNA-mismatch repair deficiency is agenesis of the corpus callosum, the cause of which has not been established. Here we report a previously unrecognized consequence of deficiency in MSH2, a protein known primarily for its function in correcting nucleotide mismatches or insertions and deletions in duplex DNA caused by errors in DNA replication or recombination. We documented that Msh2 deficiency causes dysmyelination of the axonal projections in the corpus callosum. Evoked action potentials in the myelinated corpus callosum projections of Msh2-null mice were smaller than wild-type mice, whereas unmyelinated axons showed no difference...
2016: Scientific Reports
Michiko Miki, Makiko Miyamoto, Tatsuma Mitsutsuji, Hiroko Watanabe, Kazuhiro Shimizu, Junko Matsuo, Masahiro Tonari, Teruyo Kida, Jun Sugasawa, Tsunehiko Ikeda
PURPOSE: To report a case of ocular albinism found in a newborn infant in whom agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) was indicated in utero. CASE REPORT: This study involved a female newborn who was delivered after a gestational period of 41 weeks. The patient was referred to the Obstetrics Department at Takatsuki Hospital, Takatsuki City, Japan, after the indication of ACC by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at a nearby clinic during the fetal period. At birth, the baby's weight was 2,590 g, and ACC and ventricular enlargement were found by cranial sonography and cranial MRI...
January 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Yuri Nagai, Ayataka Fujimoto, Tohru Okanishi, Hironao Motoi, Sotaro Kanai, Takuya Yokota, Hideo Enoki, Mitsuyo Nishimura, Takamichi Yamamoto
PURPOSE: To perform an epilepsy surgery on a patient with drug resistant epilepsy secondary to bilateral brain malformation. The patient was a 2-year 9-month-old boy who had congenital bilateral multiple abnormalities. He developed a complex partial seizure at 9 months old. Based on the presurgical evaluations, he underwent a right hemispherotomy. RESULTS: Brain MRI revealed congenital bilateral polymicrogyria, right schizencephaly, and corpus callosum agenesis...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Jamie L Rehmel, Warren S Brown, Lynn K Paul
Comprehension of non-literal language involves multiple neural systems likely involving callosal connections. We describe proverb comprehension impairments in individuals with isolated agenesis of the corpus callosum (AgCC) and normal-range general intelligence. Experiment 1 compared Gorham Proverb Test (Gorham, 1956) performance in 19 adults with AgCC and 33 neurotypical control participants of similar age, sex, and intelligence. Experiment 2 used the Proverbs subtest of the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS, 2001) to compare 19 adults with AgCC and 17 control participants with similar age, sex, and intelligence...
September 2016: Brain and Language
Siddharth S Sivakumar, Amalia G Namath, Roberto F Galán
Previous work from our lab has demonstrated how the connectivity of brain circuits constrains the repertoire of activity patterns that those circuits can display. Specifically, we have shown that the principal components of spontaneous neural activity are uniquely determined by the underlying circuit connections, and that although the principal components do not uniquely resolve the circuit structure, they do reveal important features about it. Expanding upon this framework on a larger scale of neural dynamics, we have analyzed EEG data recorded with the standard 10-20 electrode system from 41 neurologically normal children and adolescents during stage 2, non-REM sleep...
2016: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
Ben Ridley, Marion Beltramone, Jonathan Wirsich, Arnaud Le Troter, Eve Tramoni, Sandrine Aubert, Sophie Achard, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva, Maxime Guye, Olivier Felician
Diagonistic dyspraxia (DD) is by far the most spectacular manifestation reported by sufferers of acute corpus callosum (CC) injury (so-called "split-brain"). In this form of alien hand syndrome, one hand acts at cross purposes with the other "against the patient's will". Although recent models view DD as a disorder of motor control, there is still little information regarding its neural underpinnings, due to widespread connectivity changes produced by CC insult, and the obstacle that non-volitional movements represent for task-based functional neuroimaging studies...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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