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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719906/a-common-ancestral-asn242ser-mutation-in-tmem67-identified-in-multiple-iranian-families-with-joubert-syndrome
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MohammadReza Dehghani, Majid Mojarad, Ehsan Ghayoor Karimiani, Mohammad Yahya Vahidi Mehrjardi, Afsaneh Sahebalzamani, Farah Ashrafzadeh, Mehran Beiraghi Toosi, Atiyeh Eslahi, Najmeh Ahangari, Seyed Mojtaba Yassini, Afsaneh Hassanbeigi, Azam Rasti, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Reza Maroofian
BACKGROUND: Joubert syndrome (JS) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by peculiar midbrain-hindbrain malformation, known as the "molar tooth" sign. JS can manifest a broad range of signs and symptoms. The most common features of JS are hypotonia, ataxia, developmental delay/intellectual disability, abnormal eye movements, and neonatal breathing abnormalities. To date, 29 genes have been shown to cause JS. METHODS: We employed whole-genome single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping in a group of Iranian families with JS and Sanger sequencing of a known mutation associated with JS located in a single homozygous regions shared by affected members of the families...
July 19, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717667/haploinsufficiency-of-bcl11a-associated-with-cerebellar-abnormalities-in-2p15p16-1-deletion-syndrome
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Hiroko Shimbo, Takayuki Yokoi, Noriko Aida, Seiji Mizuno, Hiroshi Suzumura, Junichi Nagai, Kazumi Ida, Yumi Enomoto, Chihiro Hatano, Kenji Kurosawa
BACKGROUND: Chromosome 2p15p16.1 deletion syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by intellectual disability (ID), neurodevelopmental delay, language delay, growth retardation, microcephaly, structural brain abnormalities, and dysmorphic features. More than 30 patients with 2p15p16.1 microdeletion syndrome have been reported in the literature. METHODS: Molecular analysis was performed using microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (array CGH)...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717081/severe-glomerular-endothelial-injury-associated-with-a-short-d4z4-repeat-on-chromosome-4q35
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Satoshi Hibino, Asami Takeda, Ichizo Nishino, Naoyuki Iwata, Masaru Nakano, Kazuki Tanaka, Satoshi Yamakawa, Takuhito Nagai, Osamu Uemura
The short D4Z4 repeat on chromosome 4q35 is a confirmatory genetic cause of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), which presents with no renal complications. We herein report a five-year-old girl previously diagnosed with Coat's-like retinopathy, deafness, and mental retardation, who was found to have early-onset, severe FSHD. Despite the absence of muscle weakness, a Southern blot analysis showed a short D4Z4 repeat on chromosome 4q35. She presented with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, and her renal histopathological findings were severe glomerular endothelial injury, which is a new complication associated with this genetic abnormality...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715807/amniotic-fluid-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-factor-profiling-in-foetal-down-syndrome
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Monika Zbucka-Kretowska, Karol Charkiewicz, Jan Czerniecki, Joanna Goscik, Slawomir Wolczynski, Piotr Laudanski
OBJECTIVES: Angiogenic factors are proteins that can potentially be related to certain foetal chromosomal abnormalities. The goal of this study was to determine the concentrations of 60 angiogenic factors in the amniotic fluid of women carrying foetuses with Down syndrome (DS). METHODS: After analysis of the karyotyping results, for the purpose of this study, we chose 12 women with foetal DS. For the control group, we selected 12 healthy patients with uncomplicated pregnancies (15-18 weeks of gestation) who delivered healthy newborns at term...
July 15, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713994/molecular%C3%A2-cytogenetic-study-of-de-novo-mosaic-karyotype-45-x-46-x-i-yq-46-x-idic-yq-in-an-azoospermic-male-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yuting Jiang, Ruixue Wang, Linlin Li, Lintao Xue, Shu Deng, Ruizhi Liu
The present study describes a 36‑year‑old male with the 45,X/46,X,i(Yq)/46,X,idic(Yq) karyotype, who suffered from azoospermia attributed to maturation arrest of the primary spermatocyte. To the best of our knowledge, this rare karyotype has not yet been reported in the literature. The results of detailed molecular‑cytogenetic studies of isodicentric (idic)Y chromosomes and isochromosome (iso)Y, which are identified in patient with complex mosaic karyotypes, are presented. The presence of mosaicism of the three cell lines 45,X, 46,X,i(Yq) and 46,X,idic(Yq) may be a contributing factor for spermatogenic failure, in addition to the instability of iso/idic Y chromosomes to pass the spermatogenesis process...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713211/early-extubation-in-pediatric-heart-surgery-across-a-spectrum-of-case-complexity-impact-on-hospital-length-of-stay-and-chest-tube-days
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Staci Beamer, Sunita Ferns, Lloyd Edwards, Greer Gunther, Jennifer Nelson
Early extubation is increasingly common in congenital heart surgery, but there are limited outcomes data across the spectrum of case complexity. We performed a retrospective review of 201 pediatric operations using cardiopulmonary bypass between 2012 and 2014. Patients extubated in the operating room or immediately on arrival to the ICU were compared to those extubated by traditional protocols. In-hospital mortality, major complications, need for re-intubation, hospital length of stay, and chest-tube days were compared between groups and by Society of Thoracic Surgeons-European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery (STAT) mortality category...
June 2017: Progress in Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711654/involvement-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-neurite-outgrowth-in-the-model-mice-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Koichi Kawada, Seisuke Mimori, Yasunobu Okuma, Yasuyuki Nomura
Neurodevelopmental disorders are congenital impairments, impeding the growth and development of the central nervous system. These disorders include autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5. ASD is caused by a gene defect and chromosomal duplication. Despite numerous reports on ASD, the pathogenic mechanisms are not clear. The optimal methods to prevent ASD and to treat it are also not clear. Other studies have reported that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress contributes to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases...
July 12, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711407/severe-neuroimaging-anomalies-are-usually-associated-with-random-x-inactivation-in-leucocytes-circulating-dna-in-x-linked-dominant-incontinentia-pigmenti
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Volodia Dangouloff-Ros, Smail Hadj-Rabia, Judite Oliveira Santos, Elodie Bal, Isabelle Desguerre, Manoelle Kossorotoff, Isabelle An, Asma Smahi, Christine Bodemer, Arnold Munnich, Julie Steffann, Nathalie Boddaert
Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) is a skin disorder with neurological impairment in 30% of cases. The most common disease causing mutation is a deletion of exons 4-10 of the IKBKG gene, located on chromosome Xq28, with skewed X-chromosome inactivation in females, but few cases of random X-inactivation have been reported. We have correlated brain anomalies with X-chromosome inactivation status determined on leucocytes circulating DNA. We reviewed MRI of 18 girls with genetically proven IP. We found three patterns of MRI, normal MRI (n=5), mild white matter abnormalities with cortical and corpus callosum atrophy (n=6), and severe cortical abnormalities suggesting a vascular disease (n=7)...
July 10, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711302/potential-selection-of-genetically-balanced-spermatozoa-based-on-the-hypo-osmotic-swelling-test-in-chromosomal-rearrangement-carriers
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Alexandre Rouen, Léa Carlier, Solveig Heide, Matthieu Egloff, Pauline Marzin, Flavie Ader, Mathias Schwartz, Eli Rogers, Nicole Joyé, Richard Balet, Nathalie Lédée, Laura Prat-Ellenberg, Nino Guy Cassuto, Jean-Pierre Siffroi
Chromosomal translocations and other balanced rearrangements, although usually associated with a normal phenotype, can lead to the transmission of an abnormal unbalanced genome to the offspring. Balanced and unbalanced spermatozoa, being indistinguishable, cannot be selected or deselected for prior to IVF and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. Spermatozoa from 16 chromosomal rearrangement carriers were studied. After incubation in a hypo-osmotic solution (hypo-osmotic swelling test, or HOST), spermatozoa were fixed on microscope slides...
June 27, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708320/monosomy-7-del-7q-in-inherited-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Alex Pezeshki, Shreya Podder, Ralph Kamel, Seth J Corey
Inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFS) are rare cancer predisposition syndromes with an especially high risk of transformation to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and/or acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We performed a retrospective systematic review of reported MDS/AML arising in the eight most common IBMFS to determine the frequency and outcome of chromosome 7 abnormalities. We identified 738 MDS/AML cases of 4,293 individuals. Monosomy 7 or del (7q) occurred in ∼17%. Greater understanding of the roles played by sequential acquisition of genetic and cytogenetic changes will provide insights into myeloid leukemogenesis and improve the surveillance and hopefully outcomes for individuals with IBMFS...
July 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706735/the-importance-of-copy-number-variation-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Gregory Costain, Candice K Silversides, Anne S Bassett
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common class of major malformations in humans. The historical association with large chromosomal abnormalities foreshadowed the role of submicroscopic rare copy number variations (CNVs) as important genetic causes of CHD. Recent studies have provided robust evidence for these structural variants as genome-wide contributors to all forms of CHD, including CHD that appears isolated without extra-cardiac features. Overall, a CNV-related molecular diagnosis can be made in up to one in eight patients with CHD...
September 14, 2016: NPJ Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706298/ckap2-phosphorylation-by-cdk1-cyclinb1-is-crucial-for-maintaining-centrosome-integrity
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Bum Ho Yoo, Du-Seock Kang, Chi-Hu Park, Kyeongjin Kang, Chang-Dae Bae
Previously, we have reported that CKAP2 is involved in the maintenance of centrosome integrity, thus allowing for proper mitosis in primary hepatocytes. To understand this biological process, we identified the mitosis-specific phosphorylation sites in mouse CKAP2 and investigated CKAP's possible role in cell cycle progression. Because we observed mouse CKAP2 depletion in amplified centrosomes and aberrant chromosomal segregation, which was rescued by ectopic expression of wild-type CKAP2, we focused on the centrosome duplication process among the various aspects of the cell cycle...
July 14, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706219/high-temperature-induced-production-of-unreduced-pollen-and-its-cytological-effects-in-populus
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Jun Wang, Daili Li, Fengnan Shang, Xiangyang Kang
Temperature change is of potential to trigger the formation of unreduced gametes. In this study, we showed that short periods of high temperature treatment can induce the production of 2n pollen in Populus pseudo-simonii Kitag. The meiotic stage, duration of treatment, and temperature have significant effects on the induction of 2n pollen. Heat stress resulted in meiotic abnormalities, including failure of chromosome separation, chromosome stickiness, laggards and micronuclei. Spindle disorientations in the second meiotic division, such as parallel, fused, and tripolar spindles, either increased in frequency or were induced de novo by high temperature treatment...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705765/terminal-14q32-33-deletion-as-a-novel-cause-of-agammaglobulinemia
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Christoph B Geier, Alexander Piller, Martha M Eibl, Peter Ciznar, Denisa Ilencikova, Hermann M Wolf
Over the past decades, a pleiotropic spectrum of B-cell intrinsic defects leading to early onset agammaglobulinemia and absent B cells has been described. Herein we report terminal 14q32.33 deletion as a novel cause of agammaglobulinemia. We describe a 20-year old man with a 1MB terminal 14q32.33 deletion resulting in a loss of the entire Immunoglobulin heavy chain gene region of chromosome 14. The patient presented with absent serum immunoglobulins levels and absent circulating B cells since age 2. The clinical picture was dominated by severe episodes of recurrent upper respiratory tract infections...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702698/principles-of-first-trimester-screening-in-the-age-of-non-invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-screening-for-chromosomal-abnormalities
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REVIEW
Karl Oliver Kagan, Jiri Sonek, Philipp Wagner, Markus Hoopmann
PURPOSE: First trimester risk assessment for chromosomal abnormalities plays a major role in the contemporary pregnancy care. It has evolved significantly since its introduction in the 1990s, when it essentially consisted of just the nuchal translucency measurement. Today, it involves the measurement of several biophysical and biochemical markers and it is often combined with a cell-free DNA (cfDNA) analysis as a secondary test. METHODS: A search of the Medline and Embase databases was done looking for articles about first trimester aneuploidy screening...
July 12, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700486/progression-of-primary-myelofibrosis-to-polycythemia-vera-a-case-report
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Yan Guo, Wenwei Xu, Lin Dong, Ning Huang, Kehong Bi
RATIONALE: This case report describes the progression of primary myelofibrosis (PMF) to polycythemia vera (PV), and discuss its potential mechanisms. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was admitted because of abdominal discomfort and enlarged spleen for 19 months. DIAGNOSIS: A case of PMF progressed to PV was retrospectively analyzed. There were 19 months between the diagnosis of PMF and PV. The JAK2 V617F mutation was positive before and after the diagnosis of PV; however, new chromosomal abnormalities were detected during the progression...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699153/-hydrocephalus-due-to-hyperplasia-of-the-choroid-plexuses-in-a-patient-with-trisomy-9-mosaicism-a-real-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
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P Puerta-Roldan, A Guillen-Quesada, R Carrasco, J Muchart, M Serrano, E Ferrer
INTRODUCTION: Trisomy 9 is an unusual chromosome abnormality in live-born patients, which is frequently accompanied by functional and structural anomalies of the central nervous system. Among many other alterations, several studies have been published in the English-speaking literature that show an association between chromosome 9 abnormality and pathologies affecting the choroid plexuses. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 4-month-old male with trisomy 9 mosaicism associated to hydrocephalus secondary to choroid plexus hyperplasia, who was referred due to a clinical picture of intracranial hypertension...
August 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696027/atz-1-influences-meiosis-to-maintain-germline-chromosomal-stability-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#18
Joseph A Dawson, Caitlin Methven-Kelley, Gregory M Davis
Exchange of genetic information during meiosis occurs in all sexually reproducing species to produce haploid gametes from diploid cells. This process involves tight coordination of a meiotic specific cohesin complex, the synaptonemal complex, and DNA damage repair mechanisms. In this study, we describe a putative myosin heavy chain protein orthologous to human myosin 1, F28D1.2, which we named atz-1 (Abnormal Transition Zone). Deletion of atz-1 results in embryonic lethality and a depleted transition zone, accompanied by reduced expression of the meiotic cohesin protein, REC-8...
July 11, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694206/identification-of-two-novel-sh3pxd2b-gene-mutations-in-frank-ter-haar-syndrome-by-exome-sequencing-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Abdelali Zrhidri, Imane Cherkaoui Jaouad, Jaber Lyahyai, Laure Raymond, Grégory Egéa, Mohamed Taoudi, Said E L Mouatassim, Abdelaziz Sefiani
BACKGROUND: Frank-Ter Haar syndrome (FTHS) is an autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by skeletal, cardio-vascular, and eye abnormalities, such as increased intraocular pressure, prominent eyes, and hypertelorism. The most common underlying genetic defect in Frank-Ter Haar syndrome appears to be due to mutations in the SH3PXD2B gene on chromosome 5q35.1. Until now, only six mutations in SH3PXD2B gene have been identified. A genetic heterogeneity of FTHS was suggested in previous studies...
July 7, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693145/association-between-chromosomal-aberration-of-exfoliated-bladder-cells-in-the-urine-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-with-bladder-transitional-cell-carcinoma
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Dong Wang, Jia-Fu Feng, Guang-Ya Yuan, Yong-Hong Yang, Yun-Shuang Liu, Yu-Wei Yang
The aim of the current study was to investigate the chromosomal aberrations of exfoliated bladder cells in the urine and blood oxidative stress in patients with bladder transitional cell carcinoma (BTCC). A total of 40 healthy controls and 246 patients with BTCC were recruited. Abnormal levels of CSP3, CSP7, CSP17 and GLPp16 were detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in exfoliated bladder cells in the urine of patients with BTCC. Serum total oxidant status (TOS), total antioxidant status (TAS) and oxidative stress index (OSI) were measured...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
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