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October 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Samara L Potter, Rajkumar Venkatramani, Scott Wenderfer, Brett H Graham, Sanjeev A Vasudevan, Andrew Sher, Hao Wu, David A Wheeler, Yaping Yang, Christine M Eng, Richard A Gibbs, Angshumoy Roy, Sharon E Plon, D Williams Parsons
Pediatric renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a rare cancer that can be associated with inherited diseases including tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) caused by germline mutations in TSC1 or TSC2. Somatic mutations in TSC1 and TSC2 have also been reported in adult RCC, which predict response to mTOR inhibitors. Here, we present the first case of RCC in a child with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA). Clinical whole exome sequencing of blood and tumor samples confirmed the diagnosis of MMA and revealed two somatic inactivating mutations in TSC2, suggesting the potential consideration of an mTOR inhibitor in the event of tumor recurrence...
October 17, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Isabelle Beaulieu-Boire, Camila C Aquino, Alfonso Fasano, Yu-Yan Poon, Melanie Fallis, Antony E Lang, Mojgan Hodaie, Suneil K Kalia, Andres Lozano, Elena Moro
BACKGROUND: Rare causes of inherited movement disorders often present with a debilitating phenotype of dystonia, sometimes combined with parkinsonism and other neurological signs. Since these disorders are often resistant to medications, DBS may be considered as a possible treatment. METHODS: Patients with identified genetic diseases (ataxia-telangiectasia, chorea-achantocytosis, dopa-responsive dystonia, congenital nemaline myopathy, methylmalonic aciduria, neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, spinocerebellar ataxia types 2 and 3, Wilson's disease, Woodhouse-Sakati syndrome, methylmalonic aciduria, and X trisomy) and disabling dystonia underwent bilateral GPi DBS (bilateral thalamic Vim nucleus in 1 case)...
October 4, 2016: Brain Stimulation
T Irevall, I Axelsson, E Naumburg
AIM: Adverse neurological symptoms have been linked to vitamin B12 deficiency in infants. This explorative study described the clinical presentation associated with vitamin B12 deficiency in this age group. METHODS: The study comprised infants who were born between 2004-2012 and were tested for vitamin B12 levels after they were admitted to a hospital with neurological symptoms at less than one year of age. Vitamin B12 deficiency was defined as low cobalamin in serum and, or, increased homocysteine and, or, increased methylmalonate...
October 13, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Jie Sun, Yun Qian, Yue Jiang, Jiaping Chen, Juncheng Dai, Guangfu Jin, Jianming Wang, Zhibin Hu, Sijun Liu, Chong Shen, Hongbing Shen
BACKGROUND: Several genome-wide association studies have discovered novel loci at chromosome 12q24, which includes mevalonate kinase (MVK), methylmalonic aciduria (cobalamin deficiency) cbIB type (MMAB), and potassium channel tetramerization domain-containing 10 (KCTD10), all of which influence HDL-cholesterol concentrations. However, there are few reports on the associations between these polymorphisms and HDL-C concentrations in Chinese population. This study aimed to evaluate the associations between functional polymorphisms in three genes (MVK, MMAB and KCTD10) and HDL-C concentrations, as well as coronary heart disease (CHD) susceptibility in Chinese individuals...
October 4, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
Øivind Midttun, Adrian McCann, Ove Aarseth, Marit Krokeide, Gry Kvalheim, Klaus Meyer, Per Magne Ueland
Targeted metabolic profiling characterized by complementary platforms, multiplexing and low volume consumption are increasingly used for studies using biobank material. Using liquid-liquid extraction, we developed a sample workup suitable for quantification of 6 fat- and 26 water-soluble biomarkers. 50μL of serum/plasma was mixed with dithioerythritol, ethanol and isooctane/chloroform. The organic layer was used for analysis of the fat-soluble vitamins all-trans retinol (A), 25-hydroxyvitamin D2, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, α-tocopherol (E), γ-tocopherol (E) and phylloquinone (K1) by LC-MS/MS...
October 7, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
Paula J Waters, Fanny Thuriot, Joe T R Clarke, Serge Gravel, David Watkins, David S Rosenblatt, Sébastien Lévesque
Methylmalonyl-coA epimerase (MCE) follows propionyl-coA carboxylase and precedes methylmalonyl-coA mutase in the pathway converting propionyl-coA to succinyl-coA. MCE deficiency has previously been described in six patients, one presenting with metabolic acidosis, the others with nonspecific neurological symptoms or asymptomatic. The clinical significance and biochemical characteristics of this rare condition have been incompletely defined. We now describe a patient who presented acutely at 5 years of age with vomiting, dehydration, confusion, severe metabolic acidosis and mild hyperammonemia...
December 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
Rieko Sakamoto, Kimitoshi Nakamura, Jun Kido, Shiro Matsumoto, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Yukihiro Inomata, Fumio Endo
Liver transplant is a treatment option for patients with MMA-emia. While this therapy does not bring about a complete cure, it is expected to prolong survival and improve the QOL of patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of LDLT for patients with MMA-emia in Japan. Clinical information on 13 patients with MMA-emia who underwent LDLT was acquired using a self-developed questionnaire sent to the doctors who provided medical care to patients with MMA-emia after LDLT. Almost all of the patients continued on a protein-restricted diet, and the number of acidosis attacks had significantly decreased...
September 26, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Venkateswara K Kollipara, Patrick L Brine, David Gemmel, Sisham Ingnam
Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease with a variety of clinical presentations. We describe a case of pernicious anemia presenting with pancytopenia with hemolytic features. Further workup revealed very low vitamin B12 levels and elevated methylmalonic acid. It is important for a general internist to identify pernicious anemia as one of the cause of pancytopenia and hemolytic anemia to avoid extensive workup. Pernicious anemia can present strictly with hematological abnormalities without neurological problems or vice versa as in our case...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Somayeh Ahmadloo, Saeed Talebi, Mohammad Miryounesi, Parvin Pasalar, Mohammad Keramatipour
OBJECTIVE: Methylmalonic acidura (MMA) is a rare autosomal recessive inborn error of metabolism. In this study we present a novel nucleotide change in the mutase (MUT) gene of two unrelated Iranian pedigrees and introduce the methods used for its functional analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two probands with definite diagnosis of MMA and a common novel variant in the MUT were included in a descriptive study. Bioinformatic prediction of the splicing variant was done with different prediction servers...
2016: Cell Journal
Hong-Phuc Cudré-Cung, Petra Zavadakova, Sónia do Vale-Pereira, Noémie Remacle, Hugues Henry, Julijana Ivanisevic, Denise Tavel, Olivier Braissant, Diana Ballhausen
Using 3D organotypic rat brain cell cultures in aggregates we recently identified 2-methylcitrate (2-MCA) as the main toxic metabolite for developing brain cells in methylmalonic aciduria. Exposure to 2-MCA triggered morphological changes and apoptosis of brain cells. This was accompanied by increased ammonium and decreased glutamine levels. However, the sequence and causal relationship between these phenomena remained unclear. To understand the sequence and time course of pathogenic events, we exposed 3D rat brain cell aggregates to different concentrations of 2-MCA (0...
September 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Hong Wang, Xia Wang, Yingying Li, Wei Dai, Dongmei Jiang, Xiaodong Zhang, Yali Cui
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to retrospectively diagnose and confirm inherited metabolic diseases (IMD), from a small population of IMD high-risk patients, with the aid of gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS), technologies yet to be popularized in Sichuan, China. METHODS: Using GC-MS/MS coupled with clinical diagnosis, we retrospectively analyzed samples of dried blood spots and urine specimen from 183 IMD high-risk infant patients, who visited the West China Second Hospital of Sichuan University between June 2013 and October 2015...
September 6, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
Akella Radha Rama Devi, Shaik Mohammad Naushad
OBJECTIVES: In view of high incidence of methylmalonic aciduria (MMA) among South Indians, we have performed clinical, biochemical and molecular genetic evaluation of fifteen patients. DESIGN AND METHODS: Targeted exome sequencing was performed for a panel of MMA causing genes i.e. MUT, ABCD4, ACSF3, CD320, LMBRD1, MCEE, MMAA, MMAB, MMACHC, MMADHC. RESULTS: Methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MUT), MMAB and MMAA genetic variants were found to contribute towards 40%, 33...
August 30, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
Zabedah Md Yunus, Salina Abdul Rahman, Yew Sing Choy, Wee Teik Keng, Lock Hock Ngu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of performing newborn screening (NBS) of inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) using tandem mass spectrometry (TMS) and the impact on its detection rate in Malaysia. METHODS: During the study period between June 2006 and December 2008, 30,247 newborns from 11 major public hospitals in Malaysia were screened for 27 inborn errors of amino acid, organic acid and fatty acid metabolism by TMS. Dried blood spot (DBS) samples were collected between 24 h and 7 days with parental consent...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Fatemeh Keyfi, Abdolreza Varasteh
BACKGROUND: Urinary organic acids are water-soluble intermediates and end products of the metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and a number of other metabolic processes. In the hereditary diseases known as organic acidurias, an enzyme or co-factor defect in a metabolic pathway leads to the accumulation and increased excretion of one or more of these acidic metabolites. Gas chromatography is the most commonly-used technology to separate and identify these metabolites. In this report the analytical conditions for the determination of methylmalonic acid using a gas chromatography/flame ionization detector (GC-FID) are studied with the aim to establish a method to analyze organic acids in human urine...
April 2016: Reports of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Patrick Forny, Anke Schumann, Merima Mustedanagic, Déborah Mathis, Marie-Angela Wulf, Nadine Nägele, Claus-Dieter Langhans, Assem Zhakupova, Joerg Heeren, Ludger Scheja, Ralph Fingerhut, Heidi L Peters, Thorsten Hornemann, Beat Thony, Stefan Kölker, Patricie Burda, D Sean Froese, Olivier Devuyst, Matthias R Baumgartner
Methylmalonic aciduria (MMAuria), caused by deficiency of methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MUT), usually presents in the newborn period with failure to thrive and metabolic crisis leading to coma or even death. Survivors remain at risk of metabolic decompensations and severe long term complications, notably renal failure and neurological impairment. We generated clinically relevant mouse models of MMAuria using a constitutive Mut knock-in (KI) allele based on the p.Met700Lys patient mutation, used homozygously (KI/KI) or combined with a knockout allele (KO/KI), to study biochemical and clinical MMAuria disease aspects...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
José I Serrano-Contreras, Isabel García-Pérez, María E Meléndez-Camargo, L Gerardo Zepeda
Starvation is a postabsorptive condition derived from a limitation on food resources by external factors. Energy homeostasis is maintained under this condition by using sources other than glucose via adaptive mechanisms. After refeeding, when food is available, other adaptive processes are linked to energy balance. However, less has been reported about the physiological mechanisms present as a result of these conditions, considering the rat as a supraorganism. Metabolic profiling using (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy was used to characterize the physiological metabolic differences in urine specimens collected under starved, refed, and recovered conditions...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
Tarik Es Sadki, Stéphanie Badiou, Mathilde Boubal, Julien Baleine, Victor Sieso, Catherine Vallat, Jean-Paul Cristol, Christine Vianey-Saban, Gilles Cambonie
Isolated methylmalonic acidemia (AMR) is an inborn error of metabolism due to an enzymatic deficit in methylmalonyl-CoA mutase. AMR lead to increased methylmalonic acid in plasma and urine without hyperhomocysteinemia. The clinical signs are recurrent episodes of ketoacidosis and bouts of vomiting, dehydration and mental retardation. These symptoms do not respond to the administration of vitamin B12. We report a case of a ten-months-old infant to whom the diagnosis was suspected in the presence of a metabolic acidosis, hyperammonemia, without hepatic impairment and ketosis...
August 1, 2016: Annales de Biologie Clinique
Alberto Burlina, Chiara Cazzorla, Elisa Zanonato, Emanuela Viggiano, Ilaria Fasan, Giulia Polo
BACKGROUND: The effect of long-term N-carbamylglutamate (NCG) treatment on the rate and severity of decompensations due to propionic aciduria (PA) and methylmalonic aciduria (MMA) is unknown. This paper presents clinical experience from a single-centre cohort of patients with PA and MMA who received continuous long-term treatment with NCG. METHODS: The effect of oral NCG treatment (initial dose: 50 mg/kg/day) was investigated in patients with PA or MMA who were experiencing frequent progressive episodes of metabolic decompensation, who had pathological levels of ammonia, and who were referred to the Division of Metabolic Diseases, University Hospital of Padova between August 2014 and December 2015...
September 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
Taraka R Donti, Ruchi Masand, Daryl A Scott, William J Craigen, Brett H Graham
Deficiency of the TCA cycle enzyme Succinyl-CoA Synthetase/Ligase (SCS), due to pathogenic variants in subunits encoded by SUCLG1 and SUCLA2, causes mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, methylmalonic acidemia, and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) depletion. In this study, we report an 11year old patient who presented with truncal ataxia, chorea, hypotonia, bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and preserved cognition. Whole exome sequencing identified a heterozygous known pathogenic variant and a heterozygous novel missense variant of uncertain clinical significance (VUS) in SUCLG1...
September 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
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