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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103821/genetic-polymorphisms-of-scn9a-are-associated-with-oxaliplatin-induced-neuropathy
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María Sereno, Gerardo Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, Juan Moreno Rubio, María Apellániz-Ruiz, Lara Sánchez-Barroso, Enrique Casado, Sandra Falagan, Miriam López-Gómez, María Merino, César Gómez-Raposo, Nuria Rodriguez-Salas, Francisco Zambrana Tébar, Cristina Rodríguez-Antona
BACKGROUND: Oxaliplatin is a chemotherapy agent active against digestive tumors. Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most important dose-limiting toxicity of this drug. It occurs in around 60-80% of the patients, and 15% of them develop severe neuropathy. The pathophysiology of oxaliplatin neurotoxicity remains unclear. SCN9A is a gene codifying for a subtype sodium channel (type IX, subunit α) and mutations in this gene are involved in neuropathic perception. In this study we investigated whether SCN9A genetic variants were associated with risk of neurotoxicity in patients diagnosed of cancer on treatment with oxaliplatin...
January 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098594/mediators-of-diabetic-neuropathy-is-hyperglycemia-the-only-culprit
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Anna Grisold, Brian C Callaghan, Eva L Feldman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a disabling, highly prevalent complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T1DM and T2DM). Large clinical studies support the concept that, in addition to hyperglycemia, components of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) may underlie the pathogenesis of DPN, especially in T2DM. This review will present the evidence supporting the MetS and its individual components as potential causal factors for the development of neuropathy...
January 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081242/genetic-and-clinical-analyses-of-doa-and-lhon-in-304-chinese-patients-with-suspected-childhood-onset-hereditary-optic-neuropathy
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Yadi Li, Jie Li, Xiaoyun Jia, Xueshan Xiao, Shiqiang Li, Xiangming Guo
Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) and dominant optic atrophy (DOA), the most common forms of hereditary optic neuropathy, are easily confused, and it is difficult to distinguish one from the other in the clinic, especially in young children. The present study was designed to survey the mutation spectrum of common pathogenic genes (OPA1, OPA3 and mtDNA genes) and to analyze the genotype-phenotype characteristics of Chinese patients with suspected childhood-onset hereditary optic neuropathy. Genomic DNA and clinical data were collected from 304 unrelated Chinese probands with suspected hereditary optic neuropathy with an age of onset below 14 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078310/polg2-deficiency-causes-adult-onset-syndromic-sensory-neuropathy-ataxia-and-parkinsonism
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Lionel Van Maldergem, Arnaud Besse, Boel De Paepe, Emma L Blakely, Vivek Appadurai, Margaret M Humble, Juliette Piard, Kate Craig, Langping He, Pierre Hella, François-Guillaume Debray, Jean-Jacques Martin, Marion Gaussen, Patrice Laloux, Giovanni Stevanin, Rudy Van Coster, Robert W Taylor, William C Copeland, Eric Mormont, Penelope E Bonnen
OBJECTIVE: Mitochondrial dysfunction plays a key role in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disorders such as ataxia and Parkinson's disease. We describe an extended Belgian pedigree where seven individuals presented with adult-onset cerebellar ataxia, axonal peripheral ataxic neuropathy, and tremor, in variable combination with parkinsonism, seizures, cognitive decline, and ophthalmoplegia. We sought to identify the underlying molecular etiology and characterize the mitochondrial pathophysiology of this neurological syndrome...
January 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077491/sphingosine-1-phosphate-lyase-deficiency-causes-charcot-marie-tooth-neuropathy
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Derek Atkinson, Jelena Nikodinovic Glumac, Bob Asselbergh, Biljana Ermanoska, David Blocquel, Regula Steiner, Alejandro Estrada-Cuzcano, Kristien Peeters, Tinne Ooms, Els De Vriendt, Xiang-Lei Yang, Thorsten Hornemann, Vedrana Milic Rasic, Albena Jordanova
OBJECTIVE: To identify the unknown genetic cause in a nuclear family with an axonal form of peripheral neuropathy and atypical disease course. METHODS: Detailed neurologic, electrophysiologic, and neuropathologic examinations of the patients were performed. Whole exome sequencing of both affected individuals was done. The effect of the identified sequence variations was investigated at cDNA and protein level in patient-derived lymphoblasts. The plasma sphingoid base profile was analyzed...
January 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073927/new-insights-into-the-genetics-of-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-based-on-meta-analyses-of-intraocular-pressure-and-optic-disc-characteristics
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Henriët Springelkamp, Adriana I Iglesias, Aniket Mishra, René Höhn, Robert Wojciechowski, Anthony P Khawaja, Abhishek Nag, Ya Xing Wang, Jie Jin Wang, Gabriel Cuellar-Partida, Jane Gibson, Jessica N Cooke Bailey, Eranga N Vithana, Puya Gharahkhani, Thibaud Boutin, Wishal D Ramdas, Tanja Zeller, Robert N Luben, Ekaterina Yonova-Doing, Ananth C Viswanathan, Seyhan Yazar, Angela J Cree, Jonathan L Haines, Jia Yu Koh, Emmanuelle Souzeau, James F Wilson, Najaf Amin, Christian Müller, Cristina Venturini, Lisa S Kearns, Jae Hee Kang, Neighborhood Consortium, Yih Chung Tham, Tiger Zhou, Elisabeth M van Leeuwen, Stefan Nickels, Paul Sanfilippo, Jiemin Liao, Herma van der Linde, Wanting Zhao, Leonieke M E van Koolwijk, Li Zheng, Fernando Rivadeneira, Mani Baskaran, Sven J van der Lee, Shamira Perera, Paulus T V M de Jong, Ben A Oostra, André G Uitterlinden, Qiao Fan, Albert Hofman, E- Shyong Tai, Johannes R Vingerling, Xueling Sim, Roger C W Wolfs, Yik Ying Teo, Hans G Lemij, Chiea Chuen Khor, Rob Willemsen, Karl J Lackner, Tin Aung, Nomdo M Jansonius, Grant Montgomery, Philipp S Wild, Terri L Young, Kathryn P Burdon, Pirro G Hysi, Louis R Pasquale, Tien Yin Wong, Caroline C W Klaver, Alex W Hewitt, Jost B Jonas, Paul Mitchell, Andrew J Lotery, Paul J Foster, Veronique Vitart, Norbert Pfeiffer, Jamie E Craig, David A Mackey, Christopher J Hammond, Janey L Wiggs, Ching-Yu Cheng, Cornelia M van Duijn, Stuart MacGregor
Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common optic neuropathy, is a heritable disease. Siblings of POAG cases have a ten-fold increase risk of developing the disease. Intraocular pressure (IOP) and optic nerve head characteristics are used clinically to predict POAG risk. We conducted a genome-wide association meta-analysis of IOP and optic disc parameters and validated our findings in multiple sets of POAG cases and controls. Using imputation to the 1000 genomes (1000G) reference set, we identified 9 new genomic regions associated with vertical cup disc ratio (VCDR) and 1 new region associated with IOP...
January 10, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070599/organophosphate-neurotoxicity-to-the-voluntary-motor-system-on-the-trail-of-environment-caused-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-the-known-the-misknown-and-the-unknown
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Samantha J Merwin, Teresa Obis, Yanelli Nunez, Diane B Re
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common adult-onset paralytic disorder. It is characterized by progressive degeneration of the motor neurons controlling voluntary movement. The underlying mechanisms remain elusive, a fact that has precluded development of effective treatments. ALS presents as a sporadic condition 90-95% of the time, i.e., without familial history or obvious genetic mutation. This suggests that ALS has a strong environmental component. Organophosphates (OPs) are prime candidate neurotoxicants in the etiology of ALS, as exposure to OPs was linked to higher ALS incidence among farmers, soccer players, and Gulf War veterans...
January 9, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067622/a-homozygous-fitm2-mutation-causes-a-deafness-dystonia-syndrome-with-motor-regression-and-signs-of-ichthyosis-and-sensory-neuropathy
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Celia Zazo Seco, Anna Castells-Nobau, Seol-Hee Joo, Margit Schraders, Jia Nee Foo, Monique van der Voet, S Sendhil Velan, Bonnie Nijhof, Jaap Oostrik, Erik de Vrieze, Radoslaw Katana, Atika Mansoor, Martijn Huynen, Radek Szklarczyk, Martin Oti, Lisbeth Tranebjærg, Erwin van Wijk, Jolanda M Scheffer-de Gooyert, Saadat Siddique, Jonathan Baets, Peter de Jonghe, Syed Ali Raza Kazmi, Suresh Anand Sadananthan, Bart P van de Warrenburg, Chiea Chuen Khor, Martin C Göpfert, Raheel Qamar, Annette Schenck, Hannie Kremer, Saima Siddiqi
A consanguineous family from Pakistan was ascertained with a novel deafness-dystonia syndrome with motor regression, ichthyosis-like features and signs of sensory neuropathy. By applying a combined strategy of linkage analysis and whole-exome sequencing in the presented family, a homozygous nonsense mutation, c.4G>T (p.Glu2*), in FITM2 was identified. FITM2 and its paralog FITM1 constitute an evolutionary conserved protein family involved in partitioning of triglycerides into cellular lipid droplets. Despite the role of FITM2 in neutral lipid storage and metabolism, no indications for lipodystrophy were observed in the affected individuals...
December 15, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063088/mosaicism-for-a-pathogenic-mfn2-mutation-causes-minimal-clinical-features-of-cmt2a-in-the-parent-of-a-severely-affected-child
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Katherine Schon, Olivera Spasic-Boskovic, Kim Brugger, Tracey D Graves, Stephen Abbs, Soo-Mi Park, Gautam Ambegaonkar, Ruth Armstrong
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) refers to a genetically heterogeneous group of disorders which cause a peripheral motor and sensory neuropathy. The overall prevalence is 1 in 2500 individuals. Mutations in the MFN2 gene are the commonest cause for the axonal (CMT2) type. We describe a Caucasian 5-year old girl affected by CMT2A since the age of 2 years. She presented with unsteady gait, in-turning of the feet and progressive foot deformities. Nerve conduction studies suggested an axonal neuropathy and molecular testing identified a previously reported pathogenic variant c...
January 2017: Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051077/fig4-variants-in-central-european-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-whole-exome-and-targeted-sequencing-study
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Alma Osmanovic, Isolde Rangnau, Anne Kosfeld, Susanne Abdulla, Claas Janssen, Bernd Auber, Peter Raab, Matthias Preller, Susanne Petri, Ruthild G Weber
We aimed to identify the genetic cause of the devastating neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a German family with two affected individuals, and to assess the prevalence of variants in the identified risk gene, FIG4, in a central European ALS cohort. Whole-exome sequencing (WES) and an overlapping data analysis strategy were performed in an ALS family with autosomal dominant inheritance and incomplete penetrance. Additionally, 200 central European ALS patients were analyzed using whole-exome or targeted sequencing...
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040497/a-review-of-mitochondrial-optic-neuropathies-from-inherited-to-acquired-forms
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Yasmine L Pilz, Sherry J Bass, Jerome Sherman
In recent years, the term mitochondrial optic neuropathy (MON) has increasingly been used within the literature to describe a group of optic neuropathies that exhibit mitochondrial dysfunction in retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Interestingly, MONs include genetic aetiologies, such as Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) and dominant optic atrophy (DOA), as well as acquired aetiologies resulting from drugs, nutritional deficiencies, and mixed aetiologies. Regardless of an inherited or acquired cause, patients exhibit the same clinical manifestations with selective loss of the RGCs due to mitochondrial dysfunction...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035529/hereditary-retinal-dystrophy
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Thomas C Hohman
As our understanding of the genetic basis for inherited retinal disease has expanded, gene therapy has advanced into clinical development. When the gene mutations associated with inherited retinal dystrophies were identified, it became possible to create animal models in which individual gene were altered to match the human mutations. The retina of these animals were then characterized to assess whether the mutated genes produced retinal phenotypes characteristic of disease-affected patients. Following the identification of a subpopulation of patients with the affected gene and the development of techniques for the viral gene transduction of retinal cells, it has become possible to deliver a copy of the normal gene into the retinal sites of the mutated genes...
December 30, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031252/compound-heterozygosity-for-severe-and-hypomorphic-ndufs2-mutations-cause-non-syndromic-lhon-like-optic-neuropathy
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Sylvie Gerber, Martina G Ding, Xavier Gérard, Klaus Zwicker, Xavier Zanlonghi, Marlène Rio, Valérie Serre, Sylvain Hanein, Arnold Munnich, Agnès Rotig, Lucas Bianchi, Patrizia Amati-Bonneau, Orly Elpeleg, Josseline Kaplan, Ulrich Brandt, Jean-Michel Rozet
BACKGROUND: Non-syndromic hereditary optic neuropathy (HON) has been ascribed to mutations in mitochondrial fusion/fission dynamics genes, nuclear and mitochondrial DNA-encoded respiratory enzyme genes or nuclear genes of poorly known mitochondrial function. However, the disease causing gene remains unknown in many families. The objective of the present study was to identify the molecular cause of non-syndromic LHON-like disease in siblings born to non-consanguineous parents of French origin...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031222/the-chemokine-cxcl12-mediates-the-anti-amyloidogenic-action-of-painless-human-nerve-growth-factor
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Simona Capsoni, Francesca Malerba, Nicola Maria Carucci, Caterina Rizzi, Chiara Criscuolo, Nicola Origlia, Mariantonietta Calvello, Alessandro Viegi, Giovanni Meli, Antonino Cattaneo
Nerve growth factor is a therapeutic candidate for Alzheimer's disease. Due to its pain-inducing activity, in current clinical trials nerve growth factor is delivered locally into the brain by neurosurgery, but data on the efficacy of local nerve growth factor delivery in decreasing amyloid-β deposition are not available. To reduce the nerve growth factor pain-inducing side effects, thus avoiding the need for local brain injection, we developed human painless nerve growth factor (hNGFp), inspired by the human genetic disease hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type V...
January 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027978/in-silico-analysis-for-predicting-pathogenicity-of-five-unclassified-mitochondrial-dna-mutations-associated-with-mitochondrial-cytophaties-phenotypes
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Mafalda Bacalhau, João Pratas, Marta Simões, Cândida Mendes, Carolina Ribeiro, Maria J Santos, Luisa Diogo, Maria Carmo Macário, Manuela Grazina
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations have been assigned as a major cause of genetic disease. When a novel sequence variation is found, it is necessary to evaluate its functional impact, usually requiring functional molecular studies. Given the fact that this approach is difficult to put in practice in a routine basis, it is possible to take advantage of the in silico tools available and predict protein/RNA structure changes and therefore pathogenicity. Here, we describe the characterization of five undescribed mtDNA variants, upon detection of 23 unclassified alterations at Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics, from 2004 to 2014...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018906/chaperonopathies-spotlight-on-hereditary-motor-neuropathies
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REVIEW
Vincenzo Lupo, Carmen Aguado, Erwin Knecht, Carmen Espinós
Distal hereditary motor neuropathies (dHMN) are a group of rare hereditary neuromuscular disorders characterized by an atrophy that affects peroneal muscles in the absence of sensory symptoms. To date, 23 genes are thought to be responsible for dHMN, four of which encode chaperones: DNAJB2, which encodes a member of the HSP40/DNAJ co-chaperone family; and HSPB1, HSPB3, and HSPB8, encoding three members of the small heat shock protein family. While around 30 different mutations in HSPB1 have been identified, the remaining three genes are altered in many fewer cases...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018685/coexistence-of-factor-vii-deficiency-and-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia-in-two-siblings
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Hortensia De la Corte-Rodriguez, E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan, M Teresa Alvarez-Roman, Ana L Hernandez-Moreno
We present the case of two patients aged 12 years and 7 years who were referred to our hospital for factor VII deficiency inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, who had suffered from previous multiple joint haemarthroses. They presented with fine motor symptoms and difficulty in walking. During physical examination we observed neurological symptoms (general hypotonia, muscular hypotrophy, exaggerated tendon reflexes, pes cavus, and spastic gait). Given that the symptoms were not justified by the deficiency of coagulation factor VII and on suspicion of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), tests were carried out...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017249/slowly-progressive-d-bifunctional-protein-deficiency-with-survival-to-adulthood-diagnosed-by-whole-exome-sequencing
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Takashi Matsukawa, Kagari Mano Koshi, Jun Mitsui, Taro Bannai, Miho Kawabe, Hiroyuki Ishiura, Yasuo Terao, Jun Shimizu, Keiko Murayama, Jun Yoshimura, Koichiro Doi, Shinichi Morishita, Shoji Tsuji, Jun Goto
d-Bifunctional protein (DBP) deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder of peroxisomal fatty acid oxidation caused by mutations in HSD17B4. It is typically fatal by the age of two years with symptom onset during the neonatal period, and survival until late childhood is rare. We herein report the case of a patient with DBP deficiency surviving until adulthood, who showed severe sensorineural deafness, disturbances in language acquisition, slowly progressive cerebellar ataxia, and peripheral neuropathy. This patient, in whom findings of prior investigations were nondiagnostic, had been followed up as having an early-onset spinocerebellar degeneration of unknown etiology...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003645/hmsn-lom-in-12-czech-patients-with-one-unusual-case-due-to-uniparental-isodisomy-of-chromosome-8
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Dana Šafka Brožková, Jaroslava Paulasová Schwabová, Jana Neupauerová, Jana Sabová, Marcela Krůtová, Vladimír Peřina, Marie Trková, Petra Laššuthová, Pavel Seeman
Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy-type Lom (HMSNL), also known as CMT4D, a demyelinating neuropathy with late-onset deafness is an autosomal recessive disorder threatening Roma population worldwide. The clinical phenotype was reported in several case reports before the gene discovery. HMSNL is caused by a homozygous founder mutation p.Arg148* in the N-Myc downstream-regulated gene 1. Here, we report findings from the Czech Republic, where HMSNL was found in 12 Czech patients from eight families. In these 12 patients, 11 of the causes were due to p...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003344/differentiating-lower-motor-neuron-syndromes
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REVIEW
Nidhi Garg, Susanna B Park, Steve Vucic, Con Yiannikas, Judy Spies, James Howells, William Huynh, José M Matamala, Arun V Krishnan, John D Pollard, David R Cornblath, Mary M Reilly, Matthew C Kiernan
Lower motor neuron (LMN) syndromes typically present with muscle wasting and weakness and may arise from pathology affecting the distal motor nerve up to the level of the anterior horn cell. A variety of hereditary causes are recognised, including spinal muscular atrophy, distal hereditary motor neuropathy and LMN variants of familial motor neuron disease. Recent genetic advances have resulted in the identification of a variety of disease-causing mutations. Immune-mediated disorders, including multifocal motor neuropathy and variants of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, account for a proportion of LMN presentations and are important to recognise, as effective treatments are available...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
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