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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339700/a-clinical-perspective-on-the-2016-who-brain-tumor-classification-and-routine-molecular-diagnostics
#1
Martin J van den Bent, Michael Weller, Patrick Y Wen, Johan M Kros, Ken Aldape, Susan Chang
The 2007 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of brain tumors did not use molecular abnormalities as diagnostic criteria. Studies have shown that genotyping allows a better prognostic classification of diffuse glioma with improved treatment selection. This has resulted in a major revision of the WHO classification, which is now for adult diffuse glioma centered around isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) and 1p/19q diagnostics. This revised classification is reviewed with a focus on adult brain tumors, and includes a recommendation of genes of which routine testing is clinically useful...
February 21, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338652/3q26-2-evi1-rearrangement-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-classical-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#2
Zhihong Hu, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Wei Wang, Zi Chen, Guilin Tang, Parsa Hodjat, Su Yang, Lianghua Fang, Yan Li, Srdan Verstovsek, Shimin Hu
Classical Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms are a group of closely related myeloid disorders with different histologic features and clinical presentations at an early stage, but all later develop into a similar fibrotic stage with variable risk of acute transformation. The significance of 3q26.2/EVI1 rearrangement has been well recognized in acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and chronic myeloid leukemia. However, the clinical importance of 3q26.2/EVI1 rearrangement in classical Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms is unknown...
March 24, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336768/care-of-girls-and-women-with-turner-syndrome-beyond-growth-and-hormones
#3
Caroline Culen, Diana-Allexandra Ertl, Katharina Schubert, Lisa Bartha-Doering, Gabriele Haeusler
Turner syndrome (TS), although considered a rare disease, is the most common sex chromosome abnormality in women, with an incident of 1 in 2,500 female births. TS is characterized by distinctive physical features such as short stature, ovarian dysgenesis, an increased risk for heart and renal defects as well as a specific cognitive and psychosocial phenotype. Given the complexity of the condition, patients face manifold difficulties which increase over the lifespan. Furthermore, failures during the transitional phase to adult care result in moderate health outcomes and decreased quality of life...
March 23, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329872/doxorubicin-has-dose-dependent-toxicity-on-mouse-ovarian-follicle-development-hormone-secretion-and-oocyte-maturation
#4
Shuo Xiao, Jiyang Zhang, Mingjun Liu, Hideyuki Iwahata, Hunter B Rogers, Teresa K Woodruff
Doxorubicin (DOX), one of the most commonly used anticancer medications, has been reported to affect fertility by damaging ovarian follicles; however, the dose-dependent toxicity of DOX on the dynamic follicle development and oocyte maturation has not been well-defined. Our objective is to determine the effects of human-relevant exposure levels of DOX on follicular functions across developmental time. In vitro cultured multilayered secondary mouse follicles were treated with DOX at 0, 2, 20, 100, and 200 nM for 24 hours, and follicle development, hormone secretion, and oocyte maturation were analyzed...
March 17, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329625/advanced-basal-cell-carcinomas-appear-preferentially-on-the-scalp-of-patients-with-basal-cell-carcinoma-nevus-syndrome
#5
Brittany Urso, Katelyn Updyke, James A Solomon
Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome is a rare condition in which patients need to meet certain major or minor diagnostic criteria or test positive for chromosome 9 or PTCH1 mutations to be diagnosed. The results of an internet based survey of self-identified adults with BCCNS which was launched through SurveyMonkey with access provided by the Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome Life Support Network (www.BCCNS.org). Of 45 respondents, 11 individuals reported having locally advanced BCCs and 6 individuals reported having both locally advanced and metastatic BCCs...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328133/an-xq22-1q22-2-nullisomy-in-a-male-patient-with-severe-neurological-impairment
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Kentaro Shirai, Yuya Higashi, Keiko Shimojima, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
The proteolipid protein 1 gene (PLP1) is located on chromosome Xq22.2 and is related to X-linked recessive leukoencephalopathy (Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease: PMD). Compared to PLP1 duplications, which are a major contributor to PMD, chromosomal deletions in this region are rare and only a few PMD patients with small deletions have been reported, suggesting that large deletions of this region would cause embryonic lethality. Previously, we have reported female patients, with chromosomal deletions in this region, who showed severe developmental delays and behavioral abnormalities...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325298/relevance-of-fusion-genes-in-pediatric-cancers-toward-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Célia Dupain, Anne Catherine Harttrampf, Giorgia Urbinati, Birgit Geoerger, Liliane Massaad-Massade
Pediatric cancers differ from adult tumors, especially by their very low mutational rate. Therefore, their etiology could be explained in part by other oncogenic mechanisms such as chromosomal rearrangements, supporting the possible implication of fusion genes in the development of pediatric cancers. Fusion genes result from chromosomal rearrangements leading to the juxtaposition of two genes. Consequently, an abnormal activation of one or both genes is observed. The detection of fusion genes has generated great interest in basic cancer research and in the clinical setting, since these genes can lead to better comprehension of the biological mechanisms of tumorigenesis and they can also be used as therapeutic targets and diagnostic or prognostic biomarkers...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318761/the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-home-of-the-leukemic-blasts
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REVIEW
Manar S Shafat, Bruno Gnaneswaran, Kristian M Bowles, Stuart A Rushworth
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is a genetically, biologically and clinically heterogeneous set of diseases, which are characterised by an increased growth of abnormal myeloid progenitor cells within the bone marrow (BM). Ex-vivo AML exhibits a high level of spontaneous apoptosis. Furthermore, relapse for patients achieving remission occurs from minimal residual disease harboured within the BM microenvironment. Taken together, these observations illustrate the importance of the BM microenvironment in sustaining AML...
March 12, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318489/deletion-of-the-mad2l1-spindle-assembly-checkpoint-gene-is-tolerated-in-mouse-models-of-acute-t-cell-lymphoma-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Floris Foijer, Lee A Albacker, Bjorn Bakker, Diana C Spierings, Ying Yue, Stephanie Z Xie, Stephanie H Davis, Annegret Lutum-Jehle, Darin Takemoto, Brian Hare, Brinley Furey, Roderick T Bronson, Peter M Lansdorp, Allan Bradley, Peter K Sorger
Chromosome instability (CIN) is deleterious to normal cells because of the burden of aneuploidy. However, most human solid tumors have an abnormal karyotype implying that gain and loss of chromosomes by cancer cells confers a selective advantage. CIN can be induced in the mouse by inactivating the spindle assembly checkpoint. This is lethal in the germline but we show here that adult T cells and hepatocytes can survive conditional inactivation of the Mad2l1 SAC gene and resulting CIN. This causes rapid onset of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and progressive development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), both lethal diseases...
March 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298181/early-onset-of-adck4-glomerulopathy-with-renal-failure-a-case-report
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Ksenija Lolin, Benedetta D Chiodini, Elise Hennaut, Brigitte Adams, Karin Dahan, Khalid Ismaili
BACKGROUND: We present a rare early presentation of a ADCK4-related glomerulopathy. This case is of interest as potentially treatable if genetic results are timely obtained. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 5-year-old boy who was identified with significant proteinuria by a urinary routine screening program for school children. Physical examination revealed dysplastic ears and abnormal folded pinna. Albumin level was 41 g/L (39-53 g/L), and urine proteins/creatinine ratio was 2...
March 16, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295812/hybridization-between-two-cryptic-filamentous-brown-seaweeds-along-the-shore-analysing-pre-and-post-zygotic-barriers-in-populations-of-individuals-with-varying-ploidy-levels
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Alejandro E Montecinos, Marie-Laure Guillemin, Lucia Couceiro, Akira F Peters, Solenn Stoeckel, Myriam Valero
We aimed to study the importance of hybridization between two cryptic species of the genus Ectocarpus, a group of filamentous algae with haploid-diploid life cycles that include the principal genetic model organism for the brown algae. In haploid-diploid species, the genetic structure of the two phases of the life cycle can be analysed separately in natural populations. Such life cycles provide a unique opportunity to estimate the frequency of hybrid genotypes in diploid sporophytes and meiotic recombinant genotypes in haploid gametophytes allowing the effects of reproductive barriers preventing fertilization or preventing meiosis to be untangle...
March 12, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295252/meta-analysis-of-biomarkers-predicting-risk-of-malignant-progression-in-barrett-s-oesophagus
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REVIEW
K Altaf, J-J Xiong, D De la Iglesia, L Hickey, A Kaul
BACKGROUND: Barrett's oesophagus is a precursor to the development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma. This study sought to clarify the role of genetic, chromosomal and proliferation biomarkers that have been the subjects of multiple studies through meta-analysis. METHODS: MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed and the Cochrane Library were searched for clinical studies assessing the value of p53, p16, Ki-67 and DNA content abnormalities in Barrett's oesophagus. The main outcome measure was the risk of development of high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or oesophageal adenocarcinoma...
April 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288578/case-report-of-pierre-robin-sequence-with-severe-upper-airway-obstruction-who-was-rescued-by-fiberoptic-nasotracheal-intubation
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Satoru Takeshita, Hiroko Ueda, Tatenobu Goto, Daisuke Muto, Hiroki Kakita, Kazuo Oshima, Takahisa Tainaka, Takayuki Ono, Yoshiaki Kazaoka, Yasumasa Yamada
BACKGROUND: Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) refers to the association of micrognathia, glossoptosis, and airway obstruction. Cases with severe dyspnea due to upper airway obstruction immediately after birth are very rare. We here report two cases with PRS who developed severe dyspnea due to morphological abnormality immediately after birth and were rescued by fiberoptic nasotracheal intubation. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient in case 1 had micrognathia and cleft palate, and his tongue protruded into the nasal cavity via a cleft palate...
March 14, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288113/germline-mutations-in-abl1-cause-an-autosomal-dominant-syndrome-characterized-by-congenital-heart-defects-and-skeletal-malformations
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Xia Wang, Wu-Lin Charng, Chun-An Chen, Jill A Rosenfeld, Aisha Al Shamsi, Lihadh Al-Gazali, Marianne McGuire, Nicholas Ah Mew, Georgianne L Arnold, Chunjing Qu, Yan Ding, Donna M Muzny, Richard A Gibbs, Christine M Eng, Magdalena Walkiewicz, Fan Xia, Sharon E Plon, James R Lupski, Christian P Schaaf, Yaping Yang
ABL1 is a proto-oncogene well known as part of the fusion gene BCR-ABL1 in the Philadelphia chromosome of leukemia cancer cells. Inherited germline ABL1 changes have not been associated with genetic disorders. Here we report ABL1 germline variants cosegregating with an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by congenital heart disease, skeletal abnormalities, and failure to thrive. The variant c.734A>G (p.Tyr245Cys) was found to occur de novo or cosegregate with disease in five individuals (families 1-3)...
March 13, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280393/prevalence-and-pattern-of-birth-defects-in-a-tertiary-health-facility-in-the-niger-delta-area-of-nigeria
#15
Mkpe Abbey, Olufemi A Oloyede, Goddy Bassey, Benjamin M Kejeh, Barbara E Otaigbe, Peace I Opara, Austa U Eneh, Chris I Akani
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the prevalence and pattern of congenital abnormalities that are peculiar to the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. METHODS: This is a descriptive retrospective cross-sectional study. It involved data from the labor ward and neonatal birth registers of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital on the total number of births and the babies that were delivered with major birth defects between August 2011 and December 2014. We also conducted a statistical comparison of the prevalence of congenital abnormalities in the Niger Delta with that in other regions of Nigeria and the developed world of Europe...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277744/a-modified-vitrification-method-reduces-spindle-and-chromosome-abnormalities
#16
Minghui Liu, Wenhui Zhou, Dapeng Chu, Lei Fu, Wei Sha, Shan Liu, Yuan Li
Development of an effective system for oocyte-cryopreservation is of clinical relevance in reproductive medicine. However, oocyte-preservation is not as effective as embryo preservation. In this study, we used a 37°C pre-equilibrium temperature as part of a modified vitrification method for human oocyte cryopreservation. The effect of the new method on spindle configuration, chromosomal arrangement, and mitochondrial distribution was investigated in in vitro-matured human oocytes. A total of 101 in vitro-matured oocytes were randomly assigned for vitrification at pre-equilibrium temperature of 37°C (37°C Group, n=50) or at room temperature (RT Group, 22-24°C, n=51)...
March 9, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277555/frequency-and-causes-of-hypotonia-in-neonatal-period-with-the-gestational-age-of-more-than-36-weeks-in-nicu-of-mofid-children-hospital-tehran-iran-during-2012-2014
#17
Nosratollah Seyed Shahabi, Hossain Fakhraee, Mohammad Kazemian, Abolfazl Afjeh, Minoo Fallahi, Maryam Shariati, Fatemeh Gorji
OBJECTIVE: Hypotonia is a serious neurologic problem in neonatal period. Although hypotonia is a nonspecific clinical finding but it is the most common motor disorder in the newborn. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of neonatal hypotonia then to ascertain of the most common causes. MATERIALS & METHODS: This cross -sectional prospective study was carried out on the 3281 term infants hospitalized in conventional and NICU of Mofid Children Hospital, Tehran, Iran during 2012-2014...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275972/dihydropyrimidine-dehydrogenase-deficiency-metabolic-disease-or-biochemical-phenotype
#18
M Fleger, J Willomitzer, R Meinsma, M Alders, J Meijer, R C M Hennekam, M Huemer, A B P van Kuilenburg
Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder of pyrimidine metabolism that impairs the first step of uracil und thymine degradation. The spectrum of clinical presentations in subjects with the full biochemical phenotype of DPD deficiency ranges from asymptomatic individuals to severely affected patients suffering from seizures, microcephaly, muscular hypotonia, developmental delay and eye abnormalities.We report on a boy with intellectual disability, significant impairment of speech development, highly active epileptiform discharges on EEG, microcephaly and impaired gross-motor development...
March 9, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272472/disruptions-in-asymmetric-centrosome-inheritance-and-wdr62-aurora-kinase-b-interactions-in-primary-microcephaly
#19
Paraskevi Sgourdou, Ketu Mishra-Gorur, Ichiko Saotome, Octavian Henagariu, Beyhan Tuysuz, Cynthia Campos, Keiko Ishigame, Krinio Giannikou, Jennifer L Quon, Nenad Sestan, Ahmet O Caglayan, Murat Gunel, Angeliki Louvi
Recessive mutations in WD repeat domain 62 (WDR62) cause microcephaly and a wide spectrum of severe brain malformations. Disruption of the mouse ortholog results in microcephaly underlain by reduced proliferation of neocortical progenitors during late neurogenesis, abnormalities in asymmetric centrosome inheritance leading to neuronal migration delays, and altered neuronal differentiation. Spindle pole localization of WDR62 and mitotic progression are defective in patient-derived fibroblasts, which, similar to mouse neocortical progenitors, transiently arrest at prometaphase...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271486/protein-complexes-in-the-nucleus-the-control-of-chromosome-segregation
#20
Victor M Bolanos-Garcia
Mistakes in the process of cell division can lead to the loss, gain or rearrangement of chromosomes. Significant chromosomal abnormalities are usually lethal to the cells and cause spontaneous miscarriages. However, in some cases, defects in the spindle assembly checkpoint lead to severe diseases, such as cancer and birth and development defects, including Down's syndrome. The timely and accurate control of chromosome segregation in mitosis relies on the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), an evolutionary conserved, self-regulated signalling system present in higher organisms...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
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