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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29901724/cyclin-dependent-kinase-1-activity-coordinates-the-chromatin-associated-state-of-oct4-during-cell-cycle-in-embryonic-stem-cells
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Hye Ji Kim, Jihoon Shin, Sangho Lee, Tae Wan Kim, Hyonchol Jang, Min Young Suh, Jae-Hwan Kim, In-Young Hwang, Deog Su Hwang, Eun-Jung Cho, Hong-Duk Youn
Cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (Cdk1) is indispensable for embryonic stem cell (ESC) maintenance and embryo development. Even though some reports have described a connection between Cdk1 and Oct4, there is no evidence that Cdk1 activity is directly linked to the ESC pluripotency transcription program. We recently reported that Aurkb/PP1-mediated Oct4 resetting is important to cell cycle maintenance and pluripotency in mouse ESCs (mESCs). In this study, we show that Cdk1 is an upstream regulator of the Oct4 phosphorylation state during cell cycle progression, and it coordinates the chromatin associated state of Oct4 for pluripotency-related gene expression within the cell cycle...
June 13, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29897891/-lipoblastoma-has-a-nice-ring-to-it
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Justin Rueckert, Katherine Devitt, Alexandra Kalof, Juli-Anne Gardner
Lipoblastomas are benign tumors composed of fat cells of varying degrees of maturation, from lipoblasts to mature adipocytes. These tumors typically affect young children under the age of three. Upregulation of the pleomorphic adenoma gene 1 (PLAG1), located on 8q12.1, is the primary driving force for lipoblastoma development. The most common mechanisms for PLAG1 upregulation are rearrangements of 8q11-13 and polysomy 8. We present a unique case of lipoblastoma in a three-year-old boy with a ring chromosome 8...
2018: Journal of the Association of Genetic Technologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29895892/large-scale-mapping-of-cortical-alterations-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-convergence-with-idiopathic-psychosis-and-effects-of-deletion-size
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Daqiang Sun, Christopher R K Ching, Amy Lin, Jennifer K Forsyth, Leila Kushan, Ariana Vajdi, Maria Jalbrzikowski, Laura Hansen, Julio E Villalon-Reina, Xiaoping Qu, Rachel K Jonas, Therese van Amelsvoort, Geor Bakker, Wendy R Kates, Kevin M Antshel, Wanda Fremont, Linda E Campbell, Kathryn L McCabe, Eileen Daly, Maria Gudbrandsen, Clodagh M Murphy, Declan Murphy, Michael Craig, Jacob Vorstman, Ania Fiksinski, Sanne Koops, Kosha Ruparel, David R Roalf, Raquel E Gur, J Eric Schmitt, Tony J Simon, Naomi J Goodrich-Hunsaker, Courtney A Durdle, Anne S Bassett, Eva W C Chow, Nancy J Butcher, Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, Joanne Doherty, Adam Cunningham, Marianne B M van den Bree, David E J Linden, Hayley Moss, Michael J Owen, Kieran C Murphy, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Beverly Emanuel, Theo G M van Erp, Jessica A Turner, Paul M Thompson, Carrie E Bearden
The 22q11.2 deletion (22q11DS) is a common chromosomal microdeletion and a potent risk factor for psychotic illness. Prior studies reported widespread cortical changes in 22q11DS, but were generally underpowered to characterize neuroanatomic abnormalities associated with psychosis in 22q11DS, and/or neuroanatomic effects of variability in deletion size. To address these issues, we developed the ENIGMA (Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics Through Meta-Analysis) 22q11.2 Working Group, representing the largest analysis of brain structural alterations in 22q11DS to date...
June 13, 2018: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29892552/secondary-clonal-hematologic-neoplasia-following-successful-therapy-for-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-apl-a-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Daria Gaut, Joshua Sasine, Gary Schiller
Although rare, secondary clonal hematologic neoplasia may occur after successful therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). These secondary clonal events may be considered therapy-related, but may also be due to an underlying background of clonal hematopoiesis from which both malignancies may develop. In this manuscript, we describe two patients with secondary clones after APL therapy characterized in one patient by deletion of chromosome 11q23 and, in the other, by monosomy of chromosome 7, and also provide a review of all secondary clonal disorders described after APL therapy...
2018: Leukemia Research Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886042/prevalence-of-rearrangements-in-the-22q11-2-region-and-population-based-risk-of-neuropsychiatric-and-developmental-disorders-in-a-danish-population-a-case-cohort-study
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Line Olsen, Thomas Sparsø, Shantel M Weinsheimer, Marcelo Bertalan Quintanilha Dos Santos, Wiktor Mazin, Anders Rosengren, Xabier Calle Sanchez, Louise K Hoeffding, Henriette Schmock, Marie Baekvad-Hansen, Jonas Bybjerg-Grauholm, Mark J Daly, Benjamin M Neale, Marianne G Pedersen, Esben Agerbo, Ole Mors, Anders Børglum, Merete Nordentoft, David M Hougaard, Preben Bo Mortensen, Daniel H Geschwind, Carsten Pedersen, Wesley K Thompson, Thomas Werge
BACKGROUND: Although the pathogenic nature of copy number variants (CNVs) on chromosome 22q11.2 has been recognised for decades, unbiased estimates of their population prevalence, mortality, disease risks, and diagnostic trajectories are absent. We aimed to provide the true population prevalence of 22q11.2 CNVs and associated trajectory of disease risk and mortality by use of the unbiased, representative Danish iPSYCH population case cohort. METHODS: This case-cohort study was done on a population of 86 189 individuals selected from the iPSYCH case cohort of 1 472 762 singletons born in Denmark between May 1, 1981, and Dec 31, 2005, who have a known mother from the Danish Civil Registration System, were residents in Denmark at 1 year of age, and enrolled in the iPSYCH Initiative...
June 6, 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29884845/williams-syndrome-neuroanatomical-score-associates-with-gtf2ird1-in-large-scale-magnetic-resonance-imaging-cohorts-a-proof-of-concept-for-multivariate-endophenotypes
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Chun Chieh Fan, Andrew J Schork, Timothy T Brown, Barbara E Spencer, Natacha Akshoomoff, Chi-Hua Chen, Joshua M Kuperman, Donald J Hagler, Vidar M Steen, Stephanie Le Hellard, Asta Kristine Håberg, Thomas Espeseth, Ole A Andreassen, Anders M Dale, Terry L Jernigan, Eric Halgren
Despite great interest in using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for studying the effects of genes on brain structure in humans, current approaches have focused almost entirely on predefined regions of interest and had limited success. Here, we used multivariate methods to define a single neuroanatomical score of how William's Syndrome (WS) brains deviate structurally from controls. The score is trained and validated on measures of T1 structural brain imaging in two WS cohorts (training, n = 38; validating, n = 60)...
June 8, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29882484/soluble-cripto-1-induces-accumulation-of-supernumerary-centrosomes-and-formation-of-aberrant-mitoses-in-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Volodymyr Porokh, Petr Vaňhara, Tomas Bárta, Lucie Jurečková, Dáša Bohačiaková, Veronika Pospíšilová, Daniela Mináriková, Zuzana Holubcová, Vendula Pelková, Karel Souček, Ales Hampl
Chromosomal instability evoked by abnormalities in centrosome numbers has been traditionally considered as a hallmark of aberrant, typically cancerous or senescent cells. We have reported previously that pristine human embryonic stem cells (hESC) suffer from high frequency of supernumerary centrosomes and hence may be prone to undergo abnormal mitotic divisions. We have also unraveled that this phenomenon of multicentrosomal mitoses vanishes with prolonged time in culture and with initiation of differentiation, and it is strongly affected by the culture substratum...
June 8, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29858685/concomitant-1p36-deletion-and-tnfrsf14-mutations-in-primary-cutaneous-follicle-center-lymphoma-frequently-expressing-high-levels-of-ezh2-protein
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Ambrus Gángó, Bence Bátai, Martin Varga, Dóra Kapczár, Gergő Papp, Márta Marschalkó, Enikő Kuroli, Tamás Schneider, Judit Csomor, András Matolcsy, Csaba Bödör, Ágota Szepesi
Primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma (PCFCL) is an indolent variant of follicular lymphoma (FL) with limited information available on the genetic background of the disease. The genetic hallmark of nodal FL, the t(14;18) translocation, affecting the BCL2 gene, is rare in PCFCL. Loss of 1p36, the most common secondary chromosomal abnormality in nodal FL, has been recently reported in 16.7% of PCFCL cases. In order to further characterize PCFCL, 21 cases were analyzed using interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization with BCL2 break apart and 1p36/1q25 dual color probes...
June 1, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29845227/application-of-an-improved-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-method-to-diagnose-non%C3%A2-syndromic-mental-retardation-in-one-step-a-case-report
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Weipeng Wang, Bing Mao, Xiaoming Wei, Dan Yin, Hui Li, Liangwei Mao, Xueqin Guo, Yan Sun, Yun Yang
The genetic basis of congenital mental retardation includes chromosomal anomalies and single gene mutations. In addition to chromosome microarray analysis, next‑generation sequencing (NGS) and Sanger sequencing have additionally been applied to identify single gene mutations. However, no methods exist to identify the cause of an anomaly in one step. The present study applied an improved targeted NGS method to diagnose an 8‑year‑old Chinese Han female with mental retardation in one step. The microdeletion 17p11...
May 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29803742/total-hip-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-trisomy-21-systematic-review-and-exploratory-patient-level-analysis
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REVIEW
Shiv Sha, Hany Abdelsabour, Suganth J Vijimohan, Tim Board, Sattar Alshryda
INTRODUCTION: Trisomy 21 is the most common chromosomal disorders in humans; it is caused by an extra copy of chromosome number 21. This extra chromosomal material causes widespread abnormalities involving nearly every part of human body. Hip disorders are the second most serious musculoskeletal disorder in patients with T21 with a reported incidence between 2 and 28%. The outcomes of these hip disorders in patients with T21 are much less favorable than similar hip diagnoses in normal patients and a substantive number of these patients develop severe osteoarthritis that require total hip arthroplasty (THA)...
May 23, 2018: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29794074/tau-mutations-serve-as-a-novel-risk-factor-for-cancer
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Giacomina Rossi, Veronica Redaelli, Paolo Contiero, Sabrina Fabiano, Giovanna Tagliabue, Paola Perego, Luisa Benussi, Amalia Cecilia Bruni, Graziella Filippini, Mariangela Farinotti, Giorgio Giaccone, Simona Buiatiotis, Claudia Manzoni, Raffaele Ferrari, Fabrizio Tagliavini
In addition to its well-recognized role in neurodegeneration, tau participates in maintenance of genome stability and chromosome integrity. In particular, peripheral cells from patients affected by frontotemporal lobar degeneration carrying a mutation in tau gene (genetic tauopathies), as well as cells from animal models, show chromosome numerical and structural aberrations, chromatin anomalies, and a propensity toward abnormal recombination. As genome instability is tightly linked to cancer development, we hypothesized that mutated tau may be a susceptibility factor for cancer...
May 24, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784956/dynamics-and-function-of-dna-methylation-in-plants
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REVIEW
Huiming Zhang, Zhaobo Lang, Jian-Kang Zhu
DNA methylation is a conserved epigenetic modification that is important for gene regulation and genome stability. Aberrant patterns of DNA methylation can lead to plant developmental abnormalities. A specific DNA methylation state is an outcome of dynamic regulation by de novo methylation, maintenance of methylation and active demethylation, which are catalysed by various enzymes that are targeted by distinct regulatory pathways. In this Review, we discuss DNA methylation in plants, including methylating and demethylating enzymes and regulatory factors, and the coordination of methylation and demethylation activities by a so-called methylstat mechanism; the functions of DNA methylation in regulating transposon silencing, gene expression and chromosome interactions; the roles of DNA methylation in plant development; and the involvement of DNA methylation in plant responses to biotic and abiotic stress conditions...
May 21, 2018: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
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/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/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/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
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