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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425041/familial-amyloid-cardiomyopathy-masquerading-as-chronic-guillain-barre-syndrome-things-are-not-always-what-they-seem
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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/28424375/mitochondria-a-central-target-for-sex-differences-in-pathologies
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REVIEW
Renée Ventura-Clapier, Maryline Moulin, Jérôme Piquereau, Christophe Lemaire, Mathias Mericskay, Vladimir Veksler, Anne Garnier
It is increasingly acknowledged that a sex and gender specificity affects the occurrence, development, and consequence of a plethora of pathologies. Mitochondria are considered as the powerhouse of the cell because they produce the majority of energy-rich phosphate bonds in the form of adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) but they also participate in many other functions like steroid hormone synthesis, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, ionic regulation, and cell death. Adequate cellular energy supply and survival depend on mitochondrial life cycle, a process involving mitochondrial biogenesis, dynamics, and quality control via mitophagy...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424304/giant-axonal-neuropathy-alters-the-structure-of-keratin-intermediate-filaments-in-human-hair
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Asfia Soomro, Richard J Alsop, Atsuko Negishi, Laurent Kreplak, Douglas Fudge, Edward R Kuczmarski, Robert D Goldman, Maikel C Rheinstädter
Giant axonal neuropathy (GAN) follows an autosomal recessive genetic inheritance and impedes the peripheral and central nervous system due to axonal swellings that are packed with neurofilaments. The patients display a number of phenotypes, including hypotonia, muscle weakness, decreased reflexes, ataxia, seizures, intellectual disability, pale skin and often curled hair. We used X-ray diffraction and tensile testing to determine potential changes to the structure of keratin intermediate filaments (IFs) in the hair of patients with GAN...
April 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422281/wnk1-hsn2-founder-mutation-in-patients-with-hereditary-sensory-and-autonomic-neuropathy-a-japanese-cohort-study
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Jun-Hui Yuan, Akihiro Hashiguchi, Akiko Yoshimura, Norio Sakai, Masanori P Takahashi, Takehiro Ueda, Akira Taniguchi, Sayaka Okamoto, Nobuo Kanazawa, Yuki Yamamoto, Kazumasa Saigoh, Susumu Kusunoki, Masahiro Ando, Yu Hiramatsu, Yuji Okamoto, Hiroshi Takashima
The clinical and genetic spectrum of hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy (HSAN) is still unknown in Japan. We collected a broad cohort of 33 unrelated patients with predominant sensory and/or autonomic dysfunctions, who were referred to our genetic laboratory. A gene panel sequencing targeting 18 HSAN-related genes was performed using a next-generation sequencing system. A recurrent frame shift mutation in the WNK1/HSN2 gene, c.3237_3238insT (p.Asp1080*), was detected in five patients. This mutation was homozygous in four cases and of a compound heterozygous genotype in one case...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412068/vitreous-amyloidosis-ocular-systemic-and-genetic-insights
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Pradeep Venkatesh, Harathy Selvan, Sundararajan Baskar Singh, Divya Gupta, Seema Kashyap, Shreyas Temkar, Varun Gogia, Koushik Tripathy, Rohan Chawla, Rajpal Vohra
PURPOSE: To report the unique clinical and surgical characteristics encountered in eyes with vitreous amyloidosis. Systemic evaluation and visual outcome after vitrectomy are discussed. A novel mutation in the transthyretin gene (TTR) in Indian patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is described. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Ten eyes of 5 patients from 2 pedigrees with a diagnosis of vitreous amyloidosis...
April 12, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411356/mitochondrial-neurogastrointestinal-encephalomyopathy-syndrome-treated-with-stem-cell-transplant-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Amr Hanbali, Walid Rasheed, Musthafa Chalikandy Peedikayil, Saeed Boholega, Hazza A Alzahrani
Mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive multisystem disorder caused by nuclear TYMP gene mutations, which leads to deficiency in thymidine phosphorylase enzyme. This deficiency then leads to mitochondrial dysfunction, which causes the features characteristic of this syndrome, including severe muscle wasting, gastrointestinal dysmotility, leukoencephalopathy, peripheral neuropathy, and ophthalmoplegia. Here, we present a case series of 3 patients with mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy from Saudi Arabia who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplant at King Faisal Specialist Hospital (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407523/glut1-deficiency-syndrome-report-of-a-four-generation-norwegian-family-with-a-mild-phenotype
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Anette Ramm-Pettersen, Karl O Nakken, Kathrine C Haavardsholm, Kaja Kristine Selmer
INTRODUCTION: Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1-DS) is a rare metabolic encephalopathy with a wide variation of clinical phenotypes. Familial variants are often milder than de novo cases, and may therefore remain undiagnosed. The aim of this study was to characterize the clinical course of GLUT1-DS in a four-generation Norwegian family where the oldest generations had never received any treatment. METHOD: Through interviews and clinical investigations, we characterized a family of 26 members, where 11 members had symptoms strongly suggesting GLUT1-DS...
April 10, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407266/hereditary-neuropathy-with-liability-to-pressure-palsy-in-patients-under-thirty-neurophysiological-data-and-proposed-electrodiagnostic-criteria
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Florence Robert-Varvat, Guillemette Jousserand, Françoise Bouhour, Christophe Vial, Pascal Cintas, Andoni Echaniz-Laguna, Emilien Delmont, Pierre Clavelou, Guy Chauplannaz, Laurent Jomir, Yann Péreon, Sarah Léonard-Louis, Véronique Manel, Jean-Christophe Antoine, Arnaud Lacour, Jean-Philippe Camdessanché
INTRODUCTION: In young patients with mononeuropathy who lack family history and precipitating factors, hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy (HNPP) may be a possibility. Our objective is to propose neurophysiological criteria for HNPP in patients aged <30 years. METHODS: We conducted a national multicenter retrospective clinical and neurophysiological study in patients under 30 with genetically confirmed HNPP. RESULTS: All of the 51 included patients had at least 1 demyelinating pattern in 2 asymptomatic nerves, and 3 abnormalities were found in almost 90%, including slowed motor nerve conduction velocity across the elbow in at least 1 ulnar nerve (97...
April 13, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407005/c1q-ablation-exacerbates-amyloid-deposition-a-study-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-attrv30m-amyloid-neuropathy
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Elena Panayiotou, Eleni Fella, Revekka Papacharalambous, Stavros Malas, Maria Joao Saraiva, Theodoros Kyriakides
ATTRV30M amyloid neuropathy is a lethal autosomal dominant sensorimotor and autonomic neuropathy, caused by deposition of amyloid fibrils composed of aberrant transthyretin (TTR). Ages of onset and penetrance exhibit great variability and genetic factors have been implicated. Complement activation co-localizes with amyloid deposits in amyloidotic neuropathy and is possibly involved in the kinetics of amyloidogenesis. A candidate gene approach has recently identified C1q polymorphisms to correlate with disease onset in a Cypriot cohort of patients with ATTRV30M amyloid neuropathy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403426/high-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-is-a-protective-factor-from-vision-loss-in-heteroplasmic-leber-s-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-lhon
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Angelica Bianco, Luigi Bisceglia, Luciana Russo, Luigi L Palese, Leonardo D'Agruma, Sonia Emperador, Julio Montoya, Silvana Guerriero, Vittoria Petruzzella
Purpose: Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a mitochondrial disease that typically causes bilateral blindness in young men. It is characterized by as yet undisclosed genetic and environmental factors affecting the incomplete penetrance. Methods: We identified 27 LHON subjects who possess heteroplasmic primary LHON mutations. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number was evaluated. Results: The presence of centrocecal scotoma, an edematous, hyperemic optic nerve head, and vascular tortuosity, as well as telangiectasia was recognized in affected subjects...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399101/-clinical-and-epidemiological-characteristics-of-hereditary-motor-sensory-neuropathy-1x-caused-by-the-mutation-c-259c-g-p-p87a-in-the-gjb1-gene-of-patients-from-the-republic-of-bashkortostan
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E V Saifullina, R V Magzhanov, I M Khidiyatova, E K Khusnutdinova
BACKGROUND: Hereditary motor-sensory neuropathy 1X (НМСН 1X) is the second frequent form of hereditary motor-sensory neuropathies caused by mutations in the GJB1 gene (gap junction B1 type). The authors have established earlier that the с.259C>G (р.P87A) mutation is the most frequent cause of НМСН 1Х (92%) in patients from the Republic of Bashkortostan. AIM: To study in details the territorial ethnic distribution and clinical manifestations of the с...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398599/hippocampal-sclerosis-and-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-in-chorea-acanthocytosis-a-case-with-clinical-pathologic-and-genetic-evaluation
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Karin Mente, Sun A Kim, Christopher Grunseich, Marco M Hefti, John F Crary, Adrian Danek, Barbara I Karp, Ruth H Walker
Chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease associated with mutations in VPS13A that encodes the protein chorein. ChAc is characterized by progressive chorea, dystonia, and psychiatric symptoms, developing in young adulthood, often with acanthocytosis in peripheral blood. Tongue protrusion, or feeding dystonia, is common, as are seizures and neuropathy [1]. On neuropathology, there is basal ganglia atrophy, neuronal loss, and gliosis, especially in the caudate nucleus [2]...
April 11, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397860/whole-exome-sequencing-of-congenital-glaucoma-patients-reveals-hypermorphic-variants-in-gpatch3-a-new-gene-involved-in-ocular-and-craniofacial-development
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Jesús-José Ferre-Fernández, José-Daniel Aroca-Aguilar, Cristina Medina-Trillo, Juan-Manuel Bonet-Fernández, Carmen-Dora Méndez-Hernández, Laura Morales-Fernández, Marta Corton, María-José Cabañero-Valera, Marta Gut, Raul Tonda, Carmen Ayuso, Miguel Coca-Prados, Julián García-Feijoo, Julio Escribano
Congenital glaucoma (CG) is a heterogeneous, inherited and severe optical neuropathy that originates from maldevelopment of the anterior segment of the eye. To identify new disease genes, we performed whole-exome sequencing of 26 unrelated CG patients. In one patient we identified two rare, recessive and hypermorphic coding variants in GPATCH3, a gene of unidentified function, and 5% of a second group of 170 unrelated CG patients carried rare variants in this gene. The recombinant GPATCH3 protein activated in vitro the proximal promoter of CXCR4, a gene involved in embryo neural crest cell migration...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379183/rapid-identification-of-pathogenic-variants-in-two-cases-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-by-gene-panel-sequencing
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Chi-Chun Ho, Shuk-Mui Tai, Edmond Chi-Nam Lee, Timothy Shin-Heng Mak, Timothy Kam-Tim Liu, Victor Wai-Lun Tang, Wing-Tat Poon
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a common inherited peripheral neuropathy affecting up to 1 in 1214 of the general population with more than 60 nuclear genes implicated in its pathogenesis. Traditional molecular diagnostic pathways based on relative prevalence and clinical phenotyping are limited by long turnaround time, population-specific prevalence of causative variants and inability to assess multiple co-existing variants. In this study, a CMT gene panel comprising 27 genes was used to uncover the pathogenic mutations in two index patients...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377039/novel-presentation-of-rosai-dorfman-histiocytosis-with-a-prolonged-course-of-cranial-and-peripheral-neuropathies
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Richa Tripathi, Fatema Serajee, Huiyuan Jiang, A H M Mahbubul Huq
BACKGROUND: Rosai-Dorfman disease is a form of histiocytosis affecting the systemic lymph nodes. Intracranial Rosai-Dorfman disease is rare and presents with extra-parenchymal or intraparenchymal proliferative mass lesions. Cranial neuropathy has not been reported in Rosai-Dorfman disease except when caused by mass effect by an adjacent lesion. PATIENT DESCRIPTION: We describe a girl with Rosai-Dorfman disease who presented with peripheral and multiple cranial neuropathies...
March 8, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376083/bovine-and-murine-models-highlight-novel-roles-for-slc25a46-in-mitochondrial-dynamics-and-metabolism-with-implications-for-human-and-animal-health
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Amandine Duchesne, Anne Vaiman, Johan Castille, Christian Beauvallet, Pauline Gaignard, Sandrine Floriot, Sabrina Rodriguez, Marthe Vilotte, Laurent Boulanger, Bruno Passet, Olivier Albaric, François Guillaume, Abdelhak Boukadiri, Laurence Richard, Maud Bertaud, Edouard Timsit, Raphaël Guatteo, Florence Jaffrézic, Pierre Calvel, Louise Helary, Rachid Mahla, Diane Esquerré, Christine Péchoux, Sophie Liuu, Jean-Michel Vallat, Didier Boichard, Abdelhamid Slama, Jean-Luc Vilotte
Neuropathies are neurodegenerative diseases affecting humans and other mammals. Many genetic causes have been identified so far, including mutations of genes encoding proteins involved in mitochondrial dynamics. Recently, the "Turning calves syndrome", a novel sensorimotor polyneuropathy was described in the French Rouge-des-Prés cattle breed. In the present study, we determined that this hereditary disease resulted from a single nucleotide substitution in SLC25A46, a gene encoding a protein of the mitochondrial carrier family...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369220/a-recurrent-wars-mutation-is-a-novel-cause-of-autosomal-dominant-distal-hereditary-motor-neuropathy
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Pei-Chien Tsai, Bing-Wen Soong, Inès Mademan, Yen-Hua Huang, Chia-Rung Liu, Cheng-Tsung Hsiao, Hung-Ta Wu, Tze-Tze Liu, Yo-Tsen Liu, Yen-Ting Tseng, Kon-Ping Lin, Ueng-Cheng Yang, Ki Wha Chung, Byung-Ok Choi, Garth A Nicholson, Marina L Kennerson, Chih-Chiang Chan, Peter De Jonghe, Tzu-Hao Cheng, Yi-Chu Liao, Stephan Züchner, Jonathan Baets, Yi-Chung Lee
Distal hereditary motor neuropathy is a heterogeneous group of inherited neuropathies characterized by distal limb muscle weakness and atrophy. Although at least 15 genes have been implicated in distal hereditary motor neuropathy, the genetic causes remain elusive in many families. To identify an additional causal gene for distal hereditary motor neuropathy, we performed exome sequencing for two affected individuals and two unaffected members in a Taiwanese family with an autosomal dominant distal hereditary motor neuropathy in which mutations in common distal hereditary motor neuropathy-implicated genes had been excluded...
March 22, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355569/severity-of-demyelinating-and-axonal-neuropathy-mouse-models-is-modified-by-genes-affecting-structure-and-function-of-peripheral-nodes
#18
Kathryn H Morelli, Kevin L Seburn, David G Schroeder, Emily L Spaulding, Loiuse A Dionne, Gregory A Cox, Robert W Burgess
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of inherited polyneuropathies. Mutations in 80 genetic loci can cause forms of CMT, resulting in demyelination and axonal dysfunction. The clinical presentation, including sensory deficits, distal muscle weakness, and atrophy, can vary greatly in severity and progression. Here, we used mouse models of CMT to demonstrate genetic interactions that result in a more severe neuropathy phenotype. The cell adhesion molecule Nrcam and the Na(+) channel Scn8a (NaV1...
March 28, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347615/the-p-thr11met-mutation-in-c19orf12-is-frequent-among-adult-turkish-patients-with-mpan
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Simone Olgiati, Okan Doğu, Zeynep Tufekcioglu, Yunus Diler, Esen Saka, Murat Gultekin, Hakan Kaleagasi, Demy Kuipers, Josja Graafland, Guido J Breedveld, Marialuisa Quadri, Reyhan Sürmeli, Gülin Sünter, Tuğrul Doğan, Ayşe Destina Yalçın, Başar Bilgiç, Bülent Elibol, Murat Emre, Hasmet A Hanagasi, Vincenzo Bonifati
INTRODUCTION: Mutations in the C19orf12 gene cause mitochondrial membrane protein associated neurodegeneration (MPAN), an autosomal recessive form of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA). A limited number of patients with C19orf12 mutations, particularly those with adult onset of symptoms, have been reported. METHODS: We sequenced the entire coding region of C19orf12 in 15 Turkish adult probands with idiopathic NBIA. We also performed haplotype analysis in families with a recurrent C19orf12 mutation...
March 21, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336317/lethal-multiple-pterygium-syndrome-a-severe-phenotype-associated-with-a-novel-mutation-in-the-nebulin-gene
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Ebtesam Abdalla, Gianina Ravenscroft, Louay Zayed, Sarah J Beecroft, Nigel G Laing
Fetal akinesia deformation sequence is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by a variable combination of fetal akinesia, intrauterine growth restriction, developmental abnormalities such as cystic hygroma, hydrops fetalis, pulmonary hypoplasia, occasional arthrogryposis, and pterygia. The pathogenetic mechanisms of fetal akinesia deformation sequence include neuropathy, muscular disorders, neuromuscular junction disorders, maternal myasthenia gravis, restrictive dermopathy and others...
January 18, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
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