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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937031/a-novel-agrn-mutation-leads-to-congenital-myasthenic-syndrome-only-affecting-limb-girdle-muscle
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Ying Zhang, Yi Dai, Jing-Na Han, Zhao-Hui Chen, Li Ling, Chuan-Qiang Pu, Li-Ying Cui, Xu-Sheng Huang
BACKGROUND: Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMSs) are a group of clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorders caused by impaired neuromuscular transmission. The defect of AGRN was one of the causes of CMS through influencing the development and maintenance of neuromuscular transmission. However, CMS reports about this gene mutation were rare. Here, we report a novel homozygous missense mutation (c.5302G>C) of AGRN in a Chinese CMS pedigree. METHODS: We performed a detailed clinical assessment of a Chinese family with three affected members...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934386/expression-of-the-neuropathy-associated-mtmr2-gene-rescues-mtm1-associated-myopathy
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Matthieu A Raess, Belinda S Cowling, Dimitri L Bertazzi, Christine Kretz, Bruno Rinaldi, Jean-Marie Xuereb, Pascal Kessler, Norma B Romero, Bernard Payrastre, Sylvie Friant, Jocelyn Laporte
Myotubularins (MTMs) are active or dead phosphoinositides phosphatases defining a large protein family conserved through evolution and implicated in different neuromuscular diseases. Loss-of-function mutations in MTM1 cause the severe congenital myopathy called myotubular myopathy (or X-linked centronuclear myopathy) while mutations in the MTM1-related protein MTMR2 cause a recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth peripheral neuropathy. Here we aimed to determine the functional specificity and redundancy of MTM1 and MTMR2, and to assess their abilities to compensate for a potential therapeutic strategy...
October 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927399/novel-phenotypic-variant-in-the-myh7-spectrum-due-to-a-stop-loss-mutation-in-the-c-terminal-region-a-case-report
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Zsolt Bánfai, Kinga Hadzsiev, Endre Pál, Katalin Komlósi, Márton Melegh, László Balikó, Béla Melegh
BACKGROUND: Defects of the slow myosin heavy chain isoform coding MYH7 gene primarily cause skeletal myopathies including Laing Distal Myopathy, Myosin Storage Myopathy and are also responsible for cardiomyopathies. Scapuloperoneal and limb-girdle muscle weakness, congenital fiber type disproportion, multi-minicore disease were also reported in connection of MYH7. Pathogeneses of the defects in the head and proximal rod region of the protein are well described. However, the C-terminal mutations of the MYH7 gene are less known...
September 19, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919577/some-properties-of-three-%C3%AE-b-crystallin-mutants-carrying-point-substitutions-in-the-c-terminal-domain-and-associated-with-congenital-diseases
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Evgenia S Gerasimovich, Sergei V Strelkov, Nikolai B Gusev
Physico-chemical properties of G154S, R157H and A171T mutants of αB-crystallin (HspB5) associated with congenital human diseases including certain myopathies and cataract were investigated. Oligomers formed by G154S and A171T mutants have the size and apparent molecular weight indistinguishable from those of the wild-type HspB5, whereas the size of oligomers formed by R157H mutant is slightly smaller. All mutants are less thermostable and start to aggregate at a lower temperature than the wild-type protein...
September 14, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918041/gapmer-antisense-oligonucleotides-suppress-the-mutant-allele-of-col6a3-and-restore-functional-protein-in-ullrich-muscular-dystrophy
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Elena Marrosu, Pierpaolo Ala, Francesco Muntoni, Haiyan Zhou
Dominant-negative mutations in the genes that encode the three major α chains of collagen type VI, COL6A1, COL6A2, and COL6A3, account for more than 50% of Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy patients and nearly all Bethlem myopathy patients. Gapmer antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) are usually used for gene silencing by stimulating RNA cleavage through the recruitment of an endogenous endonuclease known as RNase H to cleave the RNA strand of a DNA-RNA duplex. In this study, we exploited the application of the allele-specific silencing approach by gapmer AON as a potential therapy for Collagen-VI-related congenital muscular dystrophy (COL6-CMD)...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914735/palliative-care-in-neuromuscular-diseases
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Marianne de Visser, David J Oliver
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness. Neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) are characterized by progressive muscle weakness, leading to pronounced and incapacitating physical disabilities. Most NMDs are not amenable to curative treatment and would thus qualify for palliative care. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a relentlessly progressive disease, which leads to death about 2 years after onset due to respiratory muscle weakness...
September 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889642/treating-pediatric-neuromuscular-disorders-the-future-is-now
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James J Dowling, Hernan D Gonorazky, Ronald D Cohn, Craig Campbell
Pediatric neuromuscular diseases encompass all disorders with onset in childhood and where the primary area of pathology is in the peripheral nervous system. These conditions are largely genetic in etiology, and only those with a genetic underpinning will be presented in this review. This includes disorders of the anterior horn cell (e.g., spinal muscular atrophy), peripheral nerve (e.g., Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease), the neuromuscular junction (e.g., congenital myasthenic syndrome), and the muscle (myopathies and muscular dystrophies)...
September 10, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872460/deficiency-in-kelch-protein-klhl31-causes-congenital-myopathy-in-mice
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James B Papizan, Glynnis A Garry, Svetlana Brezprozvannaya, John R McAnally, Rhonda Bassel-Duby, Ning Liu, Eric N Olson
Maintenance of muscle structure and function depends on the precise organization of contractile proteins into sarcomeres and coupling of the contractile apparatus to the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), which serves as the reservoir for calcium required for contraction. Several members of the Kelch superfamily of proteins, which modulate protein stability as substrate-specific adaptors for ubiquitination, have been implicated in sarcomere formation. The Kelch protein Klhl31 is expressed in a muscle-specific manner under control of the transcription factor MEF2...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868593/mutation-in-the-agk-gene-in-two-siblings-with-unusual-sengers-syndrome
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Sanae Allali, Imen Dorboz, Simon Samaan, Abdelhamid Slama, Charlène Rambaud, Odile Boespflug-Tanguy, Catherine Sarret
Sengers syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by lack of acylglycerol kinase due to mutations in the AGK gene. It is characterized by congenital cataract, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myopathy and lactic acidosis. Two clinical forms have been described: a severe neonatal form, and a more benign form displaying exercise intolerance. We describe two siblings with congenital cataract, cardiomyopathy, hypotonia, intellectual disability and lactic acidosis. Whole exome sequencing revealed a homozygous c...
September 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867488/quaking-rna-binding-proteins-control-early-myofibril-formation-by-modulating-tropomyosin
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Aline Bonnet, Guillaume Lambert, Sylvain Ernest, François Xavier Dutrieux, Fanny Coulpier, Sophie Lemoine, Riadh Lobbardi, Frédéric Marc Rosa
Skeletal muscle contraction is mediated by myofibrils, complex multi-molecular scaffolds structured into repeated units, the sarcomeres. Myofibril structure and function have been extensively studied, but the molecular processes regulating its formation within the differentiating muscle cell remain largely unknown. Here we show in zebrafish that genetic interference with the Quaking RNA-binding proteins disrupts the initial steps of myofibril assembly without affecting early muscle differentiation. Using RNA sequencing, we demonstrate that Quaking is required for accumulation of the muscle-specific tropomyosin-3 transcript, tpm3...
September 11, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831785/clinical-pathologic-and-genetic-features-of-collagen-vi-related-myopathy-in-korea
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Jung Hwan Lee, Ha Young Shin, Hyung Jun Park, Se Hoon Kim, Seung Min Kim, Young Chul Choi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mutations in collagen VI-related genes (COL6A1, COL6A2, and COL6A3) cause Bethlem myopathy (BM) and Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy (UCMD). These were previously believed to be separate disease entities, but they are now both classified as collagen VI-related myopathies, which cover a broad clinical spectrum. We aimed to analyze the clinical, pathologic, and genetic characteristics of patients with collagen VI-related myopathy in Korea. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical, pathologic, and genetic features in 22 patients with collagen VI-related myopathy from 13 families, as confirmed by genetic analysis of collagen VI-related genes...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815944/neonatal-fractures-as-a-presenting-feature-of-lmod3-associated-congenital-myopathy
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Megan Abbott, Mahim Jain, Rachel Pferdehirt, Yuqing Chen, Alyssa Tran, Mehmet B Duz, Mehmet Seven, Richard A Gibbs, Donna Muzny, Brendan Lee, Ronit Marom, Lindsay C Burrage
Nemaline myopathy is a rare inherited disorder characterized by weakness, hypotonia, and depressed deep tendon reflexes. It is clinically and genetically heterogeneous, with the most severe phenotype presenting as perinatal akinesia, severe muscle weakness, feeding difficulties and respiratory failure, leading to early mortality. Pathogenic variants in 12 genes, encoding components of the sarcomere or factors related to myogenesis, have been reported in patients affected with the disorder. Here, we describe an early, lethal presentation of decreased fetal movements, hypotonia, muscle weakness, and neonatal respiratory failure requiring ventilator support in three siblings from a consanguineous family...
October 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794993/limitations-of-galactose-therapy-in-phosphoglucomutase-1-deficiency
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Kristine Nolting, Julien H Park, Laura C Tegtmeyer, Andrea Zühlsdorf, Marianne Grüneberg, Stephan Rust, Janine Reunert, Ingrid Du Chesne, Volker Debus, Eric Schulze-Bahr, Robert C Baxter, Yoshinao Wada, Christian Thiel, Emile van Schaftingen, Ralph Fingerhut, Thorsten Marquardt
INTRODUCTION: Phosphoglucomutase 1 deficiency (PGM1 deficiency) has been identified as both, glycogenosis and congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG). The phenotype includes hepatopathy, myopathy, oropharyngeal malformations, heart disease and growth retardation. Oral galactose supplementation at a dosage of 1 g per kg body weight per day is regarded as the therapy of choice. RESULTS: We report on a patient with a novel disease causing mutation, who was treated for 1...
December 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792153/clinical-characteristics-of-spinal-muscular-atrophy-in-korea-confirmed-by-genetic-analysis
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Heewon Hwang, Jung Hwan Lee, Young Chul Choi
The objective of this study was to review the clinical characteristics of patients with spinal muscular atrophy and to emphasize the importance of performing genetic mutational analysis at initial patient assessment. This is a single center oriented, retrospective, and descriptive study conducted in Seoul, South Korea. Genetic mutational analysis to detect the deletion of exon 7 of the SMN1 gene on chromosome 5q13 was performed by multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification. Clinical features, electrodiagnostic study results, muscle biopsy results, and laboratory test results were reviewed from patient medical records...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780987/clinical-and-histologic%C3%A2-findings-in-acta1-related-nemaline-myopathy-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Cristiane de Araújo Martins Moreno, Osório Abath Neto, Sandra Donkervoort, Ying Hu, Umbertina Conti Reed, Acary Sousa Bulle Oliveira, Carsten Bönnemann, Edmar Zanoteli
BACKGROUND: Nemaline myopathy is a rare congenital disease of skeletal muscle characterized by muscle weakness and hypotonia, as well as the diagnostic presence of nemaline rods in skeletal muscle fibers. Nemaline myopathy is genetically and phenotypically heterogeneous and, so far, mutations in 11 different genes have been associated with this disease. Dominant mutations in ACTA1 are the second most frequent genetic cause of nemaline myopathy and can lead to a variety of clinical and histologic phenotypes...
April 7, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777491/identification-of-stac3-variants-in-non-native-american-families-with-overlapping-features-of-carey-fineman-ziter-syndrome-and-moebius-syndrome
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Aida Telegrafi, Bryn D Webb, Sarah M Robbins, Carlos E Speck-Martins, David FitzPatrick, Leah Fleming, Richard Redett, Andreas Dufke, Gunnar Houge, Jeske J T van Harssel, Alain Verloes, Angela Robles, Irini Manoli, Elizabeth C Engle, Ethylin W Jabs, David Valle, John Carey, Julie E Hoover-Fong, Nara L M Sobreira
Horstick et al. (2013) previously reported a homozygous p.Trp284Ser variant in STAC3 as the cause of Native American myopathy (NAM) in 5 Lumbee Native American families with congenital hypotonia and weakness, cleft palate, short stature, ptosis, kyphoscoliosis, talipes deformities, and susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia (MH). Here we present two non-Native American families, who were found to have STAC3 pathogenic variants. The first proband and her affected older sister are from a consanguineous Qatari family with a suspected clinical diagnosis of Carey-Fineman-Ziter syndrome (CFZS) based on features of hypotonia, myopathic facies with generalized weakness, ptosis, normal extraocular movements, cleft palate, growth delay, and kyphoscoliosis...
August 4, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774448/imaging-of-myopathies
#17
REVIEW
Lukas Filli, Sebastian Winklhofer, Gustav Andreisek, Filippo Del Grande
This article clarifies the current role of MR imaging in the assessment of myopathies. Typical MR imaging findings are discussed for different forms of myopathies, including idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, muscular dystrophies, and congenital myopathies. The last section deals with advanced MR imaging techniques and their potential role in further characterization of muscular disease.
September 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760337/somatic-mosaicism-represents-an-underestimated-event-underlying-collagen-6-related-disorders
#18
Adele D'Amico, Fabiana Fattori, Giorgio Tasca, Stefania Petrini, Francesca Gualandi, Alessandro Bruselles, Valentina D'Oria, Margherita Verardo, Rosalba Carrozzo, Marcello Niceta, Bjarne Udd, Alessandra Ferlini, Marco Tartaglia, Enrico Bertini
BACKGROUND: Collagen VI-related disorders (COL6-RD) are a group of heterogenous muscular diseases due to mutations in the COL6A1, COL6A2 and COL6A3 genes, encoding for collagen VI, a critical component of the extracellular matrix. Ullrich congenital muscle disorder and Bethlem myopathy represent the ends of a clinical spectrum that includes intermediate phenotypes of variable severity. UCMD are caused by recessive loss of function mutations or de-novo dominant-negative mutations. The intermediate phenotype and BM are more commonly caused by dominantly acting mutations, and less commonly by recessive mutations...
July 22, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754454/clinical-spectra-of-neuromuscular-manifestations-in-patients-with-lipodystrophy-a-multicenter-study
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Gulcin Akinci, Haluk Topaloglu, Tevfik Demir, Ayca Ersen Danyeli, Beril Talim, Fatma Ela Keskin, Pinar Kadioglu, Enez Talip, Canan Altay, Guzin Fidan Yaylali, Habib Bilen, Banu Nur, Leyla Demir, Huseyin Onay, Baris Akinci
Lipodystrophy is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by loss of adipose tissue. Here, we report on clinical spectra of neuromuscular manifestations of Turkish patients with lipodystrophy. Seventy-four patients with lipodystrophy and 20 healthy controls were included. Peripheral sensorimotor neuropathy was a common finding (67.4%) in lipodystrophic patients with diabetes. Neuropathic foot ulcers were observed in 4 patients. Drop foot developed in 1 patient with congenital generalized lipodystrophy type 1...
June 1, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740838/a-rare-case-of-centronuclear-myopathy-with-dnm2-mutation-genotype-phenotype-correlation
#20
REVIEW
Amir Ghorbani Aghbolaghi, Mirna Lechpammer
Centronuclear myopathy (CNM) is a group of rare genetic muscle disorders characterized by muscle fibers with centrally located nuclei. The most common forms of CNM have been attributed to X-linked recessive mutations in the MTM1 gene; autosomal-dominant mutations in the DNM2 gene-encoding dynamin-2, the BIN1 gene; and autosomal-recessive mutations in BIN1, RYR1, and TTN genes. Dominant CNM due to DNM2 mutations usually follows a mild clinical course with the onset in adolescence. Currently, around 35 mutations of the DNM2 gene have been identified in CNM; however, the underlying molecular mechanism of DNM2 mutation in the pathology of CNM remains elusive, and the standard clinical characteristics have not yet been defined...
April 2017: Autopsy & case reports
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