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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934716/automatic-detection-of-micronuclei-by-cell-microscopic-image-processing
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Mohammad Taghi Bahreyni Toossi, Hosein Azimian, Omid Sarrafzadeh, Shokoufeh Mohebbi, Shokouhozaman Soleymanifard
With the development and applications of ionizing radiation in medicine, the radiation effects on human health get more and more attention. Ionizing radiation can lead to various forms of cytogenetic damage, including increased frequencies of micronuclei (MNi) and chromosome abnormalities. The cytokinesis block micronucleus (CBMN) assay is widely used method for measuring MNi to determine chromosome mutations or genome instability in cultured human lymphocytes. The visual scoring of MNi is time-consuming and scorer fatigue can lead to inconsistency...
August 12, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932296/genetic-diagnosis-of-chromosomal-congenital-anomalies-in-albanian-pediatric-patients-by-array-cgh
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Anila Babameto-Laku, Dorina Roko, Gentian Vyshka
AIM: The aim of our study was to identify chromosomal imbalances by whole-genome microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (array CGH) in DNA samples of children in which karyotype results cannot be obtained. The present paper describes the first Albanian experience of an array CGH application. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The cohort included seven children with developmental delay or intellectual disability, facial dysmorphism and congenital anomalies according to clinical criteria, suggestive of chromosomal anomalies...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924182/an-in-vitro-model-of-lissencephaly-expanding-the-role-of-dcx-during-neurogenesis
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M Shahsavani, R J Pronk, R Falk, M Lam, M Moslem, S B Linker, J Salma, K Day, J Schuster, B-M Anderlid, N Dahl, F H Gage, A Falk
Lissencephaly comprises a spectrum of brain malformations due to impaired neuronal migration in the developing cerebral cortex. Classical lissencephaly is characterized by smooth cerebral surface and cortical thickening that result in seizures, severe neurological impairment and developmental delay. Mutations in the X-chromosomal gene DCX, encoding doublecortin, is the main cause of classical lissencephaly. Much of our knowledge about DCX-associated lissencephaly comes from post-mortem analyses of patient's brains, mainly since animal models with DCX mutations do not mimic the disease...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917518/genome-stability-of-programmed-stem-cell-products
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REVIEW
Ulrich Martin
Inherited and acquired genomic abnormalities are known to cause genetic diseases and contribute to cancer formation. Recent studies demonstrated a substantial mutational load in mouse and human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells (ESCs and iPSCs). Single nucleotide variants, copy number variations, and larger chromosomal abnormalities may influence the differentiation capacity of pluripotent stem cells and the functionality of their derivatives in disease modelling and drug screening, and are considered a serious risk for cellular therapies based on ESC or iPSC derivatives...
September 13, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899917/activity-dependent-dysfunction-in-visual-and-olfactory-sensory-systems-in-mouse-models-of-down-syndrome
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Christopher M William, Lubna Saqran, Matthew A Stern, Charles L Chiang, Scott Herrick, Aziz Rangwala, Mark W Albers, Matthew P Frosch, Bradley T Hyman
Activity-dependent synaptic plasticity plays a critical role in the refinement of circuitry during postnatal development and may be disrupted in conditions that cause intellectual disability such as Down syndrome (DS). To test this hypothesis, visual cortical plasticity was assessed in Ts65Dn mice that harbor a chromosomal duplication syntenic to human chromosome 21q. We find that Ts65Dn mice demonstrate a defect in ocular dominance plasticity (ODP) following monocular deprivation. This phenotype is similar to that of transgenic mice that express amyloid precursor protein (APP), which is duplicated in DS and in Ts65DN mice; however, normalizing APP gene copy number in Ts65Dn mice fails to rescue plasticity...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874785/decidualisation-and-placentation-defects-are-a-major-cause-of-age-related-reproductive-decline
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Laura Woods, Vicente Perez-Garcia, Jens Kieckbusch, Xiaoqiu Wang, Francesco DeMayo, Francesco Colucci, Myriam Hemberger
Mammalian reproductive performance declines rapidly with advanced maternal age. This effect is largely attributed to the exponential increase in chromosome segregation errors in the oocyte with age. Yet many pregnancy complications and birth defects that become more frequent in older mothers, in both humans and mice, occur in the absence of karyotypic abnormalities. Here, we report that abnormal embryonic development in aged female mice is associated with severe placentation defects, which result from major deficits in the decidualisation response of the uterine stroma...
September 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874550/prenatal-neurogenesis-induction-therapy-normalizes-brain-structure-and-function-in-down-syndrome-mice
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Akiko Nakano-Kobayashi, Tomonari Awaya, Isao Kii, Yuto Sumida, Yukiko Okuno, Suguru Yoshida, Tomoe Sumida, Haruhisa Inoue, Takamitsu Hosoya, Masatoshi Hagiwara
Down syndrome (DS) caused by trisomy of chromosome 21 is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. Although the prenatal diagnosis of DS has become feasible, there are no therapies available for the rescue of DS-related neurocognitive impairment. A growth inducer newly identified in our screen of neural stem cells (NSCs) has potent inhibitory activity against dual-specificity tyrosine phosphorylation-regulated kinase 1A (DYRK1A) and was found to rescue proliferative deficits in Ts65Dn-derived neurospheres and human NSCs derived from individuals with DS...
September 5, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859078/the-wagr-syndrome-gene-prrg4-is-a-functional-homologue-of-the-commissureless-axon-guidance-gene
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Elizabeth D Justice, Sarah J Barnum, Thomas Kidd
WAGR syndrome is characterized by Wilm's tumor, aniridia, genitourinary abnormalities and intellectual disabilities. WAGR is caused by a chromosomal deletion that includes the PAX6, WT1 and PRRG4 genes. PRRG4 is proposed to contribute to the autistic symptoms of WAGR syndrome, but the molecular function of PRRG4 genes remains unknown. The Drosophila commissureless (comm) gene encodes a short transmembrane protein characterized by PY motifs, features that are shared by the PRRG4 protein. Comm intercepts the Robo axon guidance receptor in the ER/Golgi and targets Robo for degradation, allowing commissural axons to cross the CNS midline...
August 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840252/the-role-of-centromere-defects-in-cancer
#9
Thian Thian Beh, Paul Kalitsis
The accurate segregation of chromosomes to daughter cells is essential for healthy development to occur. Imbalances in chromosome number have long been associated with cancers amongst other medical disorders. Little is known whether abnormal chromosome numbers are an early contributor to the cancer progression pathway. Centromere DNA and protein defects are known to impact on the fidelity of chromosome segregation in cell and model systems. In this chapter we discuss recent developments in understanding the contribution of centromere abnormalities at the protein and DNA level and their role in cancer in human and mouse systems...
2017: Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807882/control-of-nucleus-positioning-in-mouse-oocytes
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REVIEW
Maria Almonacid, Marie-Emilie Terret, Marie-Hélène Verlhac
The position of the nucleus in a cell can instruct morphogenesis in some cases, conveying spatial and temporal information and abnormal nuclear positioning can lead to disease. In oocytes from worm, sea urchin, frog and some fish, nucleus position regulates embryo development, it marks the animal pole and in Drosophila it defines the future dorso-ventral axis of the embryo and of the adult body plan. However, in mammals, the oocyte nucleus is centrally located and does not instruct any future embryo axis. Yet an off-center nucleus correlates with poor outcome for mouse and human oocyte development...
August 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804622/human-placental-growth-hormone-in-normal-and-abnormal-fetal-growth
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Alexandros Velegrakis, Maria Sfakiotaki, Stavros Sifakis
Human placental growth hormone (PGH), encoded by the growth hormone (GH) variant gene on chromosome 17, is expressed in the syncytiotrophoblast and extravillous cytotrophoblast layers of the human placenta. Its maternal serum levels increase throughout pregnancy, and gradually replaces the pulsatile secreted pituitary GH. PGH is also detectable in cord blood and in the amniotic fluid. This placental-origin hormone stimulates glyconeogenesis, lipolysis and anabolism in maternal organs, and influences fetal growth, placental development and maternal adaptation to pregnancy...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751472/parkinson-disease-associated-lrrk2-g2019s-transgene-disrupts-marrow-myelopoiesis-and-peripheral-th17-response
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Jeongho Park, Jang-Won Lee, Scott C Cooper, Hal E Broxmeyer, Jason R Cannon, Chang H Kim
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease, whereas Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. Interestingly, polymorphisms in the LRRK2 gene have been identified as risk factors for both diseases. LRRK2 G2019S is the most prevalent mutation found in PD. To gain insights into the role of the LRRK2 G2019S gene on the development and activation of the immune system in the brain-gut axis, we investigated the effect of LRRK2 G2019S on bone marrow myeloid progenitors and myeloid cell function in the periphery...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691395/low-expression-of-soluble-human-leukocyte-antigen-g-in-early-gestation-and-subsequent-placenta-mediated-complications-of-pregnancy
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Luca Marozio, Anna Garofalo, Paola Berchialla, Anna Maria Tavella, Loredana Salton, Franco Cavallo, Chiara Benedetto
AIM: Abnormal placentation is a common pathogenic mechanism of many placenta-mediated complications of late pregnancy, including pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, stillbirth, and placental abruption. During successful placentation, the trophoblast (which is a semi-allograft) is not rejected by decidual immune cells because of maternal immune tolerance, mainly induced by human leukocyte antigen G (HLA-G). Deficient HLA-G expression seems to be associated with the development of complications of pregnancy...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686858/a-pentanucleotide-atttc-repeat-insertion-in-the-non-coding-region-of-dab1-mapping-to-sca37-causes-spinocerebellar-ataxia
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Ana I Seixas, Joana R Loureiro, Cristina Costa, Andrés Ordóñez-Ugalde, Hugo Marcelino, Cláudia L Oliveira, José L Loureiro, Ashutosh Dhingra, Eva Brandão, Vitor T Cruz, Angela Timóteo, Beatriz Quintáns, Guy A Rouleau, Patrizia Rizzu, Ángel Carracedo, José Bessa, Peter Heutink, Jorge Sequeiros, Maria J Sobrido, Paula Coutinho, Isabel Silveira
Advances in human genetics in recent years have largely been driven by next-generation sequencing (NGS); however, the discovery of disease-related gene mutations has been biased toward the exome because the large and very repetitive regions that characterize the non-coding genome remain difficult to reach by that technology. For autosomal-dominant spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs), 28 genes have been identified, but only five SCAs originate from non-coding mutations. Over half of SCA-affected families, however, remain without a genetic diagnosis...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674291/comprehensive-analyses-of-molecules-with-altered-expression-in-the-brain-of-a-mouse-model-of-down-syndrome-for-identification-of-pharmacotherapeutic-targets
#15
Keiichi Ishihara
 Down syndrome, caused by the triplication of human chromosome 21, is the most frequent genetic cause of mental retardation. Mice with a segmental trisomy for mouse chromosome 16, which is orthologous to human chromosome 21, exhibit abnormalities similar to those in individuals with Down syndrome and therefore offer the opportunity for a genotype-phenotype correlation. In the current review, I present several mouse lines with trisomic regions of various lengths and discuss their usefulness for elucidating the mechanisms underlying Down syndrome-associated developmental cognitive disabilities...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674289/molecular-mechanism-underlying-abnormal-differentiation-of-neural-progenitor-cells-in-the-developing-down-syndrome-brain
#16
Nobuhiro Kurabayashi, Kamon Sanada
 Down syndrome (DS) is caused by trisomy for human chromosome 21. Individuals with DS commonly exhibit mental retardation, which is associated with abnormal brain development. In the neocortex of the DS brain, the density of neurons is markedly reduced, whereas that of astrocytes is increased. Similar to abnormalities seen in DS brains, mouse models of DS show deficits in brain development, and neural progenitor cells that give rise to neurons and glia show dysregulation in their differentiation. These suggest that the dysregulation of progenitor fate choices contributes to alterations in the numbers of neurons and astrocytes in the DS brain...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650219/interrogating-cell-division-errors-using-random-and-chromosome-specific-missegregation-approaches
#17
Peter Ly, Don W Cleveland
Accurate segregation of the duplicated genome in mitosis is essential for maintaining genetic stability. Errors in this process can cause numerical and/or structural chromosome abnormalities - hallmark genomic features commonly associated with both tumorigenesis and developmental disorders. A cell-based approach was recently developed permitting inducible missegregation of the human Y chromosome by selectively disrupting kinetochore assembly onto the Y centromere. Although this strategy initially requires several steps of genetic manipulation, it is easy to use, highly efficient and specific for the Y without affecting the autosomes or the X, and does not require cell cycle synchronization or mitotic perturbation...
July 3, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629449/delineating-the-genetic-heterogeneity-of-oca-in-hungarian-patients
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Beáta Fábos, Katalin Farkas, Lola Tóth, Adrienn Sulák, Kornélia Tripolszki, Mariann Tihanyi, Réka Németh, Krisztina Vas, Zsanett Csoma, Lajos Kemény, Márta Széll, Nikoletta Nagy
BACKGROUND: Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is a clinically and genetically heterogenic group of pigmentation abnormalities characterized by variable hair, skin, and ocular hypopigmentation. Six known genes and a locus on human chromosome 4q24 have been implicated in the etiology of isolated OCA forms (OCA 1-7). METHODS: The most frequent OCA types among Caucasians are OCA1, OCA2, and OCA4. We aimed to investigate genes responsible for the development of these OCA forms in Hungarian OCA patients (n = 13)...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614305/bap1-regulates-ip3r3-mediated-ca-2-flux-to-mitochondria-suppressing-cell-transformation
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Angela Bononi, Carlotta Giorgi, Simone Patergnani, David Larson, Kaitlyn Verbruggen, Mika Tanji, Laura Pellegrini, Valentina Signorato, Federica Olivetto, Sandra Pastorino, Masaki Nasu, Andrea Napolitano, Giovanni Gaudino, Paul Morris, Greg Sakamoto, Laura K Ferris, Alberto Danese, Andrea Raimondi, Carlo Tacchetti, Shafi Kuchay, Harvey I Pass, El Bachir Affar, Haining Yang, Paolo Pinton, Michele Carbone
BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) is a potent tumour suppressor gene that modulates environmental carcinogenesis. All carriers of inherited heterozygous germline BAP1-inactivating mutations (BAP1(+/-)) developed one and often several BAP1(-/-) malignancies in their lifetime, mostly malignant mesothelioma, uveal melanoma, and so on. Moreover, BAP1-acquired biallelic mutations are frequent in human cancers. BAP1 tumour suppressor activity has been attributed to its nuclear localization, where it helps to maintain genome integrity...
June 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611040/%C3%AE-catenin-is-a-candidate-therapeutic-target-for-myeloid-neoplasms-with-del-5q
#20
Liping Li, Yue Sheng, Wenshu Li, Chao Hu, Nupur Mittal, Kaoru Tohyama, Amber Seba, You-Yang Zhao, Howard Ozer, Tongyu Zhu, Zhijian Qian
Deletion of the chromosome 5q [del(5q)] is one of the most common cytogenetic abnormalities observed in patients with de novo myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and therapy-related MDS or acute myeloid leukemia (t-MDS/tAML). Emerging evidence indicates that activation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway contributes to the development of myeloid neoplasms with del(5q). Whether β-catenin is a potential therapeutic target for myeloid neoplasms with del(5q) has yet to be evaluated. Here, we report that genetic deletion of a single allele of β-catenin rescues ineffective hematopoiesis in an Apc haploinsufficient mouse model, which recapitulates several characteristic features of the preleukemic stage of myeloid neoplasms with a -5/del(5q)...
August 1, 2017: Cancer Research
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