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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315268/mirna-influences-in-neuroblast-modulation-an-introspective-analysis
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REVIEW
Vanessa Zammit, Byron Baron, Duncan Ayers
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common occurring solid paediatric cancer in children under the age of five years. Whether of familial or sporadic origin, chromosome abnormalities contribute to the development of NB and cause dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs). MiRNAs are small non-coding, single stranded RNAs that target messenger RNAs at the post-transcriptional levels by repressing translation within all facets of human physiology. Such gene 'silencing' activities by miRNAs allows the development of regulatory feedback loops affecting multiple functions within the cell, including the possible differentiation of neural stem cell (NSC) lineage selection...
January 9, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305858/identification-of-a-candidate-enhancer-for-dmrt3-involved-in-spastic-cerebral-palsy-pathogenesis
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Naoto Kubota, Toshifumi Yokoyama, Nobuhiko Hoshi, Mikita Suyama
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a major neuronal disease and the most common movement disorder in children. Although environmental factors leading to CP have been greatly investigated, the genetic mechanism underlying CP is not well understood. Here we focused on two clinical reports that characterized a deletion involving the KANK1 gene locus in the 9p24.3 region. One report shows spastic CP and the other shows no spastic CP phenotype. Based on the epigenetic status and evolutionary conservation, we first found a functional genomic element at the noncoding region that was deleted only in patients with spastic CP...
January 3, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282277/mitotic-defects-lead-to-neuronal-aneuploidy-and-apoptosis-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-caused-by-mapt-mutations
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Julbert Caneus, Antoneta Granic, Rosa Rademakers, Dennis W Dickson, Christina M Coughlan, Heidi J Chial, Huntington Potter
Mutant Tau (MAPT) can lead to frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Previous studies associated MAPT mutations and altered function with aneuploidy and chromosome instability in human lymphocytes and in Drosophila development. Here, we examine whether FTLD-causing mutations in human MAPT induce aneuploidy and apoptosis in the mammalian brain. First, aneuploidy was found in brain cells from MAPT mutant transgenic mice expressing FTLD mutant human MAPT. Then, brain neurons from mice homozygous or heterozygous for the Tau (Mapt) null allele were found to exhibit increasing levels of aneuploidy with decreasing Tau gene dosage...
December 27, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219113/diagnostic-role-of-microrna-expression-profile-in-the-prenatal-amniotic-fluid-samples-of-pregnant-women-with-down-syndrome
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Emin Karaca, Ayça Aykut, Biray Ertürk, Burak Durmaz, Ahmet Güler, Barış Büke, Ahmet Özgür Yeniel, Ahmet Mete Ergenoğlu, Ferda Özkınay, Mehmet Özeren, Mert Kazandı, Fuat Akercan, Sermet Sağol, Cumhur Gündüz, Özgür Çoğulu
BACKGROUND: Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal anomaly in humans. Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal anomaly in humans affecting people from every race and age. Most of the cases are can be diagnosed by prenatal diagnostic methods in pregnancy. Due to the longtime of culture method applied for prenatal diagnosis, genetic analysis has been developed and developing for rapid diagnosis. For this reason, the effective use of miRNAs was investigated in the rapid analysis of prenatal samples with Down syndrome...
December 8, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212915/altered-synaptic-transmission-and-maturation-of-hippocampal-ca1-neurons-in-a-mouse-model-of-human-chr16p11-2-microdeletion
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Hung-Chi Lu, Alea A Mills, Di Tian
The pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental disorders is often expressed early in infancy and toddlerhood. Mouse models of syndromic disorders have provided insight regarding mechanisms of action, but most studies have focused on characterization in juveniles and adults. Insight into developmental trajectories, particularly related to circuit and synaptic function, likely will yield important information regarding disorder pathogenesis that leads to symptom progression. Chromosome 16p11.2 microdeletion is one of the most common copy number variations associated with a spectrum of neurodevelopmental disorders...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203880/evidence-for-a-novel-function-of-awd-in-maintenance-of-genomic-stability
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Patrizia Romani, Serena Duchi, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Valeria Cavaliere
The abnormal wing discs (awd) gene encodes the Drosophila homolog of NME1/NME2 metastasis suppressor genes. Awd acts in multiple tissues where its function is critical in establishing and maintaining epithelial integrity. Here, we analysed awd gene function in Drosophila epithelial cells using transgene-mediated RNA interference and genetic mosaic analysis. We show that awd knockdown in larval wing disc epithelium leads to chromosomal instability (CIN) and induces apoptosis mediated by activation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase...
December 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195026/effects-of-the-insulin-like-growth-factor-system-on-testicular-differentiation-and-function-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
R Cannarella, R A Condorelli, S La Vignera, A E Calogero
We recently described the occurrence of cryptorchidism, oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, and genital abnormalities in patients with distal 15q chromosome structural abnormalities. This observation brought us to hypothesize that insulin-like growth factor (IGF) receptor (IGF1R), mapping on the 15q 26.3 chromosomal band, may be involved in testicular function. To further evaluate this topic, we reviewed in vitro and in vivo studies exploring the role of the IGF system [IGF1, IGF2, IGF1R, insulin receptor substrates (IRS)] at the testicular level both in animals and in humans...
December 1, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180645/combinations-of-chromosome-transfer-and-genome-editing-for-the-development-of-cell-animal-models-of-human-disease-and-humanized-animal-models
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REVIEW
Narumi Uno, Satoshi Abe, Mitsuo Oshimura, Yasuhiro Kazuki
Chromosome transfer technology, including chromosome modification, enables the introduction of Mb-sized or multiple genes to desired cells or animals. This technology has allowed innovative developments to be made for models of human disease and humanized animals, including Down syndrome model mice and humanized transchromosomic (Tc) immunoglobulin mice. Genome editing techniques are developing rapidly, and permit modifications such as gene knockout and knockin to be performed in various cell lines and animals...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158418/a-novel-pkhd1-mutation-interacts-with-the-nonobese-diabetic-genetic-background-to-cause-autoimmune-cholangitis
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Wenting Huang, Daniel B Rainbow, Yuehong Wu, David Adams, Pranavkumar Shivakumar, Leah Kottyan, Rebekah Karns, Bruce Aronow, Jorge Bezerra, M Eric Gershwin, Laurence B Peterson, Linda S Wicker, William M Ridgway
We previously reported that NOD.c3c4 mice develop spontaneous autoimmune biliary disease (ABD) with anti-mitochondrial Abs, histopathological lesions, and autoimmune T lymphocytes similar to human primary biliary cholangitis. In this article, we demonstrate that ABD in NOD.c3c4 and related NOD ABD strains is caused by a chromosome 1 region that includes a novel mutation in polycystic kidney and hepatic disease 1 (Pkhd1). We show that a long terminal repeat element inserted into intron 35 exposes an alternative polyadenylation site, resulting in a truncated Pkhd1 transcript...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141972/epigenetic-regulation-of-centromere-chromatin-stability-by-dietary-and-environmental-factors
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REVIEW
Diego Hernández-Saavedra, Rita S Strakovsky, Patricia Ostrosky-Wegman, Yuan-Xiang Pan
The centromere is a genomic locus required for the segregation of the chromosomes during cell division. This chromosomal region together with pericentromeres has been found to be susceptible to damage, and thus the perturbation of the centromere could lead to the development of aneuploidic events. Metabolic abnormalities that underlie the generation of cancer include inflammation, oxidative stress, cell cycle deregulation, and numerous others. The micronucleus assay, an early clinical marker of cancer, has been shown to provide a reliable measure of genotoxic damage that may signal cancer initiation...
November 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132323/integrative-microrna-and-mrna-deep-sequencing-expression-profiling-in-endemic-burkitt-lymphoma
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Cliff I Oduor, Yasin Kaymaz, Kiprotich Chelimo, Juliana A Otieno, John Michael Ong'echa, Ann M Moormann, Jeffrey A Bailey
BACKGROUND: Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is characterized by overexpression of the c-myc oncogene, which in the vast majority of cases is a consequence of an IGH/MYC translocation. While myc is the seminal event, BL is a complex amalgam of genetic and epigenetic changes causing dysregulation of both coding and non-coding transcripts. Emerging evidence suggest that abnormal modulation of mRNA transcription via miRNAs might be a significant factor in lymphomagenesis. However, the alterations in these miRNAs and their correlations to their putative mRNA targets have not been extensively studied relative to normal germinal center (GC) B cells...
November 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127398/overexpression-of-dyrk1a-a-down-syndrome-candidate-gene-impairs-primordial-germ-cells-maintenance-and-migration-in-zebrafish
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Yanyan Liu, Ziyuan Lin, Mingfeng Liu, He Wang, Huaqin Sun
DYRK1A, located on chromosome 21, is a major candidate gene of Down syndrome (DS, trisomy21), and its overexpression is associated with abnormal phenotype of Down syndrome patients. The defects of gonads and germ cells in Down Syndrome suggest that overexpression of DYRK1A has potential effect on primordial germ cells (PGCs) development. Human and zebrafish DYRK1A protein sequence possess 75.6% similarity and same function domains, suggesting the evolutional conservation. Here, we used zebrafish model to detect the definite role of excessive expression of DYRK1A in PGCs development during embryogenesis...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126206/the-incidence-and-origin-of-segmental-aneuploidy-in-human-oocytes-and-preimplantation-embryos
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D Babariya, E Fragouli, S Alfarawati, K Spath, D Wells
STUDY QUESTION: What is the incidence, origin and clinical significance of segmental aneuploidy in human oocytes and preimplantation embryos? SUMMARY ANSWER: Segmental aneuploidy occurs at a considerable frequency in preimplantation embryos with a majority being mitotic in origin. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In recent years, accurate techniques for the detection of aneuploidy in single cells have been developed. Research using such methods has confirmed that aneuploidy is a common feature of human oocytes and preimplantation embryos...
December 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081694/recurrent-fusion-genes-in-leukemia-an-attractive-target-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Yuhui Wang, Nan Wu, Duo Liu, Yan Jin
INTRODUCTION: Since the first fusion gene was discovered decades ago, a considerable number of fusion genes have been detected in leukemia. The majority of them are generated through chromosomal rearrangement or abnormal transcription. With the development of techniques, high-throughput sequencing method makes it possible to detect fusion genes systematically in multiple human cancers. Owing to their biological significance and tumor-specific expression, some of the fusion genes are attractive diagnostic tools and therapeutic targets...
October 2017: Current Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040498/genome-stability-of-bovine-in-vivo-conceived-cleavage-stage-embryos-is-higher-compared-to-in-vitro-produced-embryos
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Olga Tšuiko, Maaike Catteeuw, Masoud Zamani Esteki, Aspasia Destouni, Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini, Urban Besenfelder, Vitezslav Havlicek, Katrien Smits, Ants Kurg, Andres Salumets, Thomas D'Hooghe, Thierry Voet, Ann Van Soom, Joris Robert Vermeesch
STUDY QUESTION: Is the rate and nature of chromosome instability (CIN) similar between bovine in vivo-derived and in vitro-cultured cleavage-stage embryos? SUMMARY ANSWER: There is a major difference regarding chromosome stability of in vivo-derived and in vitro-cultured embryos, as CIN is significantly lower in in vivo-derived cleavage-stage embryos compared to in vitro-cultured embryos. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: CIN is common during in vitro embryogenesis and is associated with early embryonic loss in humans, but the stability of in vivo-conceived cleavage-stage embryos remains largely unknown...
November 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034209/bridge-induced-translocation-between-nup145-and-top2-yeast-genes-models-the-genetic-fusion-between-the-human-orthologs-associated-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Valentina Tosato, Nicole West, Jan Zrimec, Dmitri V Nikitin, Giannino Del Sal, Roberto Marano, Michael Breitenbach, Carlo V Bruschi
In mammalian organisms liquid tumors such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are related to spontaneous chromosomal translocations ensuing in gene fusions. We previously developed a system named bridge-induced translocation (BIT) that allows linking together two different chromosomes exploiting the strong endogenous homologous recombination system of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The BIT system generates a heterogeneous population of cells with different aneuploidies and severe aberrant phenotypes reminiscent of a cancerogenic transformation...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016856/neuronal-overexpression-of-ube3a-isoform-2-causes-behavioral-impairments-and-neuroanatomical-pathology-relevant-to-15q11-2-q13-3-duplication-syndrome
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Nycole A Copping, Sarah G B Christian, Dylan J Ritter, M Saharul Islam, Nathalie Buscher, Dorota Zolkowska, Michael C Pride, Elizabeth L Berg, Janine M LaSalle, Jacob Ellegood, Jason P Lerch, Lawrence T Reiter, Jill L Silverman, Scott V Dindot
Maternally derived copy number gains of human chromosome 15q11.2-q13.3 (Dup15q syndrome or Dup15q) cause intellectual disability, epilepsy, developmental delay, hypotonia, speech impairments, and minor dysmorphic features. Dup15q syndrome is one of the most common and penetrant chromosomal abnormalities observed in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although ∼40 genes are located in the 15q11.2-q13.3 region, overexpression of the ubiquitin-protein E3A ligase (UBE3A) gene is thought to be the predominant molecular cause of the phenotypes observed in Dup15q syndrome...
October 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990460/amplification-of-specific-chromosomal-regions-assessed-by-fluorescent-in-situ-hybridization-on-pap-smears-to-be-added-as-screening-tool-for-identifying-women-at-risk-of-progressing-to-cervical-cancer
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Pavani Upendram, Shubhi Sahni, Khaliq Mohiuddin, Subhadra Poornima, Bhanumathy Gourishankar, Kiran Kumar Vattam, Pavani Boddala, E Jayashankar, Shakera Mohiuddin, Vasundhara Kamineni, Vasavi Mohan, Jane Houldsworth, Qurratulain Hasan
Cervical carcinoma is a frequent malignancy in developing countries despite being a preventable disease. For the first time, four screening tests were used simultaneously for identifying women with a risk of developing cervical cancer, to help clinicians and policy makers to implement the best strategy for reducing the burden of this disease. Women visiting a hospital in India were enrolled after institutional ethics clearance and informed consent. Visual inspection using acetic acid and Pap smear tests were performed on 2683 women, and 104 had abnormal cytology: atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (n = 29), low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (n = 41), high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (n = 17), and squamous cell carcinoma (n = 17)...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969278/expressional-analysis-of-msx1-human-revealed-its-role-in-sagittal-jaw-relationship
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Prateek Gupta, Thakur Prasad Chaturvedi, Vipul Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Abnormal skeletal jaw relationships is an important factor causing difficulty in speech, mastication, sleep and social interaction, thus affect the overall well being of an individual. AIM: The present study was an attempt to decipher the role of human MSX1 in terms of sagittal jaw relationship by employing Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) based analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-eight case subjects belonging to North India with skeletal Class II and Class III jaw relationships were selected...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965243/prediction-of-a-rare-chromosomal-aberration-simultaneously-with-next-generation-sequencing-based-comprehensive-chromosome-screening-in-human-preimplantation-embryos-for-recurrent-pregnancy-loss
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Yi-Xuan Lee, Chien-Wen Chen, Yi-Hui Lin, Chii-Ruey Tzeng, Chi-Huang Chen
Preimplantation genetic testing has been used widely in recent years as a part of assisted reproductive technology (ART) owing to the breakthrough development of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing. With the advancement of technology and increased resolution of next generation sequencing (NGS), extensive comprehensive chromosome screening along with small clinically significant deletions and duplications can possibly be performed simultaneously. Here, we present a case of rare chromosomal aberrations: 46,XY,dup(15)(q11...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
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