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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776632/molecular-diagnosis-of-hematopoietic-neoplasms-2018-update
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REVIEW
Radhakrishnan Ramchandren, Tarek Jazaerly, Martin H Bluth, Ali M Gabali
Diagnosis of hematologic malignancies have matured to encompass molecular as well as phenotypic characteristics. Cytogenetic abnormalities are considered common events in this regard. These abnormalities generally consist of structural chromosomal abnormalities or gene mutations, which often are integral to the pathogenesis and subsequent evolution of an individual malignancy. Improvements made in identifying and interpreting these molecular alterations have resulted in advances in the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring, and therapy for cancer...
June 2018: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775073/diffuse-gliomas-for-nonneuropathologists-the-new-integrated-molecular-diagnostics
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Sunhee C Lee
Diffuse gliomas comprise the bulk of "brain cancer" in adults. The recent update to the 4th edition of the World Health Organization's classification of tumors of the central nervous system reflects an unprecedented change in the landscape of the diagnosis and management of diffuse gliomas that will affect all those involved in the management and care of patients. Of the recently discovered gene alterations, mutations in the Krebs cycle enzymes isocitrate dehydrogenases (IDHs) 1 and 2 have fundamentally changed the way the gliomas are understood and classified...
May 18, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774977/a-novel-4q25-microdeletion-encompassing-pitx2-associated-with-rieger-syndrome
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Yi Yang, Xin Wang, Yuming Zhao, Man Qin
OBJECTIVE: Rieger syndrome (RS) is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormal development of the eyes, teeth, and umbilicus, and the paired like homeodomain 2 (PITX2) gene is often implicated in its pathogenesis. The present study aimed to identify the underlying genetic defect in a Chinese patient with RS. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: DNA samples were screened for PITX2 gene mutations and copy number variations (CNVs) using Sanger sequencing and quantitative genomic PCR analysis (qPCR)...
May 18, 2018: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774890/genetic-and-clinical-aspects-of-wolfram-syndrome-1-a-severe-neurodegenerative-disease
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REVIEW
Luciana Rigoli, Placido Bramanti, Chiara Di Bella, Filippo De Luca
Wolfram syndrome 1 (WS1) is a rare autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease characterized by diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, optic atrophy, deafness, and other abnormalities. WS1 usually results in death before the age of 50 years. The pathogenesis of WS1 is ascribed to mutations of human WFS1 gene on chromosome 4p encoding a transmembrane protein called wolframin which has physiological functions in membrane trafficking, secretion, processing, and/or regulation of ER calcium homeostasis. Different types of WFS1 mutations have been identified, and some of these have been associated with a dominant, severe type of WS...
May 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774518/huh-7-reference-genome-profile-complex-karyotype-composed-of-massive-loss-of-heterozygosity
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Fumio Kasai, Noriko Hirayama, Midori Ozawa, Motonobu Satoh, Arihiro Kohara
Human cell lines represent a valuable resource as in vitro experimental models. A hepatoma cell line, HuH-7 (JCRB0403), has been used extensively in various research fields and a number of studies using this line have been published continuously since it was established in 1982. However, an accurate genome profile, which can be served as a reliable reference, has not been available. In this study, we performed M-FISH, SNP microarray and amplicon sequencing to characterize the cell line. Single cell analysis of metaphases revealed a high level of heterogeneity with a mode of 60 chromosomes...
May 17, 2018: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773570/hdna2-nuclease-helicase-promotes-centromeric-dna-replication-and-genome-stability
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Zhengke Li, Bochao Liu, Weiwei Jin, Xiwei Wu, Mian Zhou, Vincent Wenzhe Liu, Ajay Goel, Zhiyuan Shen, Li Zheng, Binghui Shen
DNA2 is a nuclease/helicase that is involved in Okazaki fragment maturation, replication fork processing, and end resection of DNA double-strand breaks. Similar such helicase activity for resolving secondary structures and structure-specific nuclease activity are needed during DNA replication to process the chromosome-specific higher order repeat units present in the centromeres of human chromosomes. Here, we show that DNA2 binds preferentially to centromeric DNA The nuclease and helicase activities of DNA2 are both essential for resolution of DNA structural obstacles to facilitate DNA replication fork movement...
May 17, 2018: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773561/postnatal-brain-growth-assessed-by-sequential-cranial-ultrasonography-in-infants-born-30-weeks-gestational-age
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R Cuzzilla, A J Spittle, K J Lee, S Rogerson, F M Cowan, L W Doyle, J L Y Cheong
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Brain growth in the early postnatal period following preterm birth has not been well described. This study of infants born at <30 weeks' gestational age and without major brain injury aimed to accomplish the following: 1) assess the reproducibility of linear measures made from cranial ultrasonography, 2) evaluate brain growth using sequential cranial ultrasonography linear measures from birth to term-equivalent age, and 3) explore perinatal predictors of postnatal brain growth...
May 17, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772579/antenatal-workup-of-early-megacystis-and-selection-of-candidates-for-fetal-therapy
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Federica Fontanella, Leonie Duin, Phebe N Adama van Scheltema, Titia E Cohen-Overbeek, Eva Pajkrt, Mireille Bekker, Christine Willekes, Caroline J Bax, Dick Oepkes, Catia M Bilardo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the best criteria for discriminating fetuses with isolated posterior urethral valves from those theoretically not eligible for fetal treatment because of complex megacystis, high chance of spontaneous resolution, and urethral atresia. METHODS: A retrospective national study was conducted in fetuses with megacystis detected before 17 weeks' gestation (early megacystis). RESULTS: In total, 142 cases with fetal megacystis were included in the study: 52 with lower urinary tract obstruction, 29 with normal micturition at birth, and 61 with miscellaneous syndromal associations, chromosomal and multiple structural abnormalities (complex megacystis)...
May 17, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771170/cgh-array-and-karyotype-as-complementary-tools-in-prenatal-diagnosis-prenatal-diagnosis-of-a-4q-derivative-chromosome-from-maternal-4q-11q-translocation
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Cristina Gonzalez, Miriam Gutierrez Serrano, Carmen Barbancho Lopez, Taida Garcia-Riaño, Vanesa Barea Calero, Rebeca Moreno Perea, Begoña Rodriguez Mogollón, Amelia Queipo Rojas, Ana Garcia Climent, Fernando Cava Valenciano
BACKGROUND: There is controversy whether chromosomal microarray (CMA) can replace karyotyping in prenatal diagnosis. Chromosomal microarray may detect more clinically significant chromosomal imbalances than karyotyping in a shorter time but does not detect inversions, triploidies or low mosaicisms. CASE REPORT: Amniocentesis was performed in the late second trimester based on ultrasound abnormalities. A CMA, obtained at 10 days, demonstrated a terminal deletion in 4q34...
May 17, 2018: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770205/beginning-at-the-ends-telomeres-and-human-disease
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REVIEW
Sharon A Savage
Studies of rare and common illnesses have led to remarkable progress in the understanding of the role of telomeres (nucleoprotein complexes at chromosome ends essential for chromosomal integrity) in human disease. Telomere biology disorders encompass a growing spectrum of conditions caused by rare pathogenic germline variants in genes encoding essential aspects of telomere function. Dyskeratosis congenita, a disorder at the severe end of this spectrum, typically presents in childhood with the classic triad of abnormal skin pigmentation, nail dystrophy, and oral leukoplakia, accompanied by a very high risk of bone marrow failure, cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, and other medical problems...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769340/the-htlv-1-basic-leucine-zipper-factor-hbz-attenuates-repair-of-double-stranded-dna-breaks-via-non-homologous-end-joining-nhej
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A W Rushing, K Hoang, N Polakowski, I Lemasson
Adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) is a fatal malignancy of CD4+ T-cells infected with human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-1). ATL cells often exhibit random gross chromosomal rearrangements that are associated with the induction and improper repair of double-stranded DNA breaks (DSBs). The viral oncoprotein Tax has been reported to impair DSB repair, but is not shown to be consistently expressed throughout all phases of infection. The viral oncoprotein HTLV-1 basic leucine zipper factor (HBZ) is consistently expressed prior to and throughout disease progression, but it is unclear whether it also influences DSB repair...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767679/recurrent-cytogenetic-abnormalities-in-intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Matthew M Klairmont, Jinjun Cheng, Mike G Martin, Joel F Gradowski
Objectives: Data characterizing the cytogenetic landscape of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (ILBCL) are limited. Here, we developed a comprehensive karyotypic data set to identify recurrent cytogenetic abnormalities in ILBCL. Methods: Cases of ILBCL with complete cytogenetic analysis were identified from an institutional database and the literature. The combined data were systematically reviewed for the presence of recurrent abnormalities. Results: Four new cases were identified and combined with 25 karyotypes previously published in the literature...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766469/proteinuric-glomerulopathy-in-an-adolescent-with-a-distal-partial-trisomy-chromosome-1
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Takaya Sasaki, Masahiro Okabe, Takeshi Tosaki, Yu Honda, Masahiro Ishikawa, Nobuo Tsuboi, Takashi Yokoo
We report a case of distal partial trisomy 1 from q32.1 to 41 that have exhibited proteinuric glomerulopathy. The patient was a 17-year-old adolescent with clinical features of low birth weight, mild mental retardation and mild deafness, from the birth. He exhibited non-nephrotic range proteinuria with the mild obesity since the age of sixteen. Image studies did not reveal morphological abnormalities of the kidneys. Renal biopsy findings showed no definitive evidence of primary glomerular diseases, and were characterized by a very low glomerular density, glomerulomegaly and focal effacement of podocyte foot processes...
May 16, 2018: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764959/a-targeted-rnai-screen-reveals-drosophila-female-sterile-genes-that-control-the-size-of-germline-stem-cell-niche-during-development
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Yueh Cho, Chun-Ming Lai, Kun-Yang Lin, Hwei-Jan Hsu
Adult stem cells maintain tissue homeostasis. This unique capability largely depends on the stem cell niche, a specialized microenvironment, which preserves stem cell identity through physical contacts and secreted factors. In many cancers, latent tumor cell niches are thought to house stem cells and aid tumor initiation. However, in developing tissue and cancer it is unclear how the niche is established. The well-characterized germline stem cells (GSCs) and niches in the Drosophila melanogaster ovary provide an excellent model to address this fundamental issue...
May 15, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763708/pcdh19-regulation-of-neural-progenitor-cell-differentiation-suggests-asynchrony-of-neurogenesis-as-a-mechanism-contributing-to-pcdh19-girls-clustering-epilepsy
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Claire C Homan, Stephen Pederson, Thu-Hien To, Chuan Tan, Sandra Piltz, Mark Corbett, Ernst Wolvetang, Paul Thomas, Lachlan A Jolly, Jozef Gecz
PCDH19-Girls Clustering Epilepsy (PCDH19-GCE) is a childhood epileptic encephalopathy characterised by a spectrum of neurodevelopmental problems. PCDH19-GCE is caused by heterozygous loss-of-function mutations in the X-chromosome gene, Protocadherin 19 (PCDH19) encoding a cell-cell adhesion molecule. Intriguingly, hemizygous males are generally unaffected. As PCDH19 is subjected to random X-inactivation, heterozygous females are comprised of a mosaic of cells expressing either the normal or mutant allele, which is thought to drive pathology...
May 12, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760927/is-sperm-fish-analysis-still-useful-for-robertsonian-translocations-meiotic-analysis-for-23-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
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Anna Lamotte, Guillaume Martinez, Françoise Devillard, Jean-Pascal Hograindleur, Véronique Satre, Charles Coutton, Radu Harbuz, Florence Amblard, James Lespinasse, Mehdi Benchaib, Julien Bessonnat, Sophie Brouillet, Sylviane Hennebicq
Background: Robertsonian translocations (RobT) are common structural chromosome rearrangements where carriers display a majority of chromosomally balanced spermatozoa from alternate segregation mode. According to some monotony observed in the rates of balanced segregation, is sperm FISH analysis obsolete for RobT carriers? Methods: Retrospective cohort research study on 23 patients analyzed in our center from 2003 to 2017 and compared to the data of 187 patients in literature from 1983 to 2017...
2018: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760780/derivative-chromosomes-involving-5p-large-rearranged-segments-went-unnoticed-with-the-use-of-conventional-cytogenetics
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Emiy Yokoyama, Victoria Del Castillo, Silvia Sánchez, Sandra Ramos, Bertha Molina, Leda Torres, María José Navarro, Silvia Avila, José Luis Castrillo, Benilde García-De Teresa, Bárbara Asch, Sara Frías
Background: In countries where comparative genomic hybridization arrays (aCGH) and next generation sequencing are not widely available due to accessibility and economic constraints, conventional 400-500-band karyotyping is the first-line choice for the etiological diagnosis of patients with congenital malformations and intellectual disability. Conventional karyotype analysis can rule out chromosomal alterations greater than 10 Mb. However, some large structural abnormalities, such as derivative chromosomes, may go undetected when the analysis is performed at less than a 550-band resolution and the size and banding pattern of the interchanged segments are similar...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759113/distinct-roles-of-atm-and-atr-in-the-regulation-of-arp8-phosphorylation-to-prevent-chromosome-translocations
#18
Jiying Sun, Lin Shi, Aiko Kinomura, Atsuhiko Fukuto, Yasunori Horikoshi, Yukako Oma, Masahiko Harata, Masae Ikura, Tsuyoshi Ikura, Roland Kanaar, Satoshi Tashiro
Chromosomal translocations are hallmarks of various types of cancers and leukemias. However, the molecular mechanisms of chromosome translocations remain largely unknown. The ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) protein, a DNA damage signaling regulator, facilitates DNA repair to prevent chromosome abnormalities. Previously, we showed that ATM deficiency led to the 11q23 chromosome translocation, the most frequent chromosome abnormalities in secondary leukemia. Here, we show that ARP8, a subunit of the INO80 chromatin remodeling complex, is phosphorylated after etoposide treatment...
May 8, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757962/the-relationship-between-shoe-fitting-and-foot-health-of-persons-with-down-syndrome-a-case-control-study
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César Calvo-Lobo, Ana Ramos García, Marta Elena Losa Iglesias, Daniel López-López, David Rodríguez-Sanz, Carlos Romero-Morales, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo
Background : Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality and a cause of intellectual disability. It is also associated with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems of the locomotive apparatus, especially of the feet. These problems are believed to have a harmful effect on health, social functioning, and mobility. In addition, these persons generally don't have access to podiatric health services, even when their foot problems are well known, because of limited access to healthcare facilities. The goal of our research was to evaluate and compare the foot health status of study participants with and without Down syndrome and to determine whether inadequate footwear is being used with normalized reference values...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755268/cytogenetic-results-of-choroidal-nevus-growth-into-melanoma-in-55-consecutive-cases
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Carol L Shields, Maria Pefkianaki, Arman Mashayekhi, Jerry A Shields, Arupa Ganguly
Purpose: To investigate the cytogenetic results of choroidal nevus with photographically-documented transformation into choroidal melanoma. Methods: Retrospective analysis of 55 consecutive patients who underwent fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) for DNA isolation and whole genome array based assay for chromosomes 3, 6, and 8 analysis prior to plaque radiotherapy. Tumors with abnormalities in chromosomes 3 and 8 were considered high-risk for metastasis. Results: At diagnosis of choroidal nevus the mean patient age was 57 years (median 57, range 10-83 years)...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
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