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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213671/exome-analysis-of-smith-magenis-like-syndrome-cohort-identifies-de-novo-likely-pathogenic-variants
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Seth I Berger, Carla Ciccone, Karen L Simon, May Christine Malicdan, Thierry Vilboux, Charles Billington, Roxanne Fischer, Wendy J Introne, Andrea Gropman, Jan K Blancato, James C Mullikin, William A Gahl, Marjan Huizing, Ann C M Smith
Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS), a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by dysmorphic features, intellectual disability (ID), and sleep disturbances, results from a 17p11.2 microdeletion or a mutation in the RAI1 gene. We performed exome sequencing on 6 patients with SMS-like phenotypes but without chromosomal abnormalities or RAI1 variants. We identified pathogenic de novo variants in two cases, a nonsense variant in IQSEC2 and a missense variant in the SAND domain of DEAF1, and candidate de novo missense variants in an additional two cases...
February 17, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195318/biallelic-loss-of-function-variants-in-dock3-cause-muscle-hypotonia-ataxia-and-intellectual-disability
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Katherine L Helbig, Cameron Mroske, Divya Moorthy, Samin A Sajan, Milen Velinov
DOCK3 encodes the dedicator of cytokinesis 3 protein, a member of the DOCK180 family of proteins that are characterized by guanine nucleotide exchange factor activity. DOCK3 is expressed exclusively in the central nervous system and plays an important role in axonal outgrowth and cytoskeleton reorganization. Dock3 knockout mice exhibit motor deficiencies with abnormal ataxic gait and impaired learning. We report two siblings with biallelic loss-of-function variants in DOCK3. Diagnostic whole exome sequencing and chromosomal microarray were performed on a proband with severe intellectual disability, hypotonia, and ataxic gait...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194091/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-novel-highly-aggressive-gallbladder-cancer-cell-line-tj-gbc2
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Zhong-Yan Liu, Guo-Li Xu, Hui-Hong Tao, Yao-Qin Yang, Yue-Zu Fan
BACKGROUND: Human gallbladder cancer (GBC) is an aggressive malignant neoplasm with a poor prognosis. The development of ideal tools for example tumor cell lines for investigating biological behavior, metastatic mechanism and potential treatment in GBCs is essential. In present study, we established and characterized a GBC cell line derived from primary tumor. METHODS: Primary culture method was used to establish this cell line from a primary GBC. Light and electron microscopes, flow cytometry, chromosome analysis, heterotransplantation and immunohistochemistry were used to characterize the epidemic tumor characteristics and phenotypes of this cell line...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194054/tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-multiple-myeloma-an-increasingly-recognized-risk-a-report-of-seven-cases
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Abhijai Singh, Shweta Gupta, Barbara Yim, Romy Thekkekara
Tumor lysis syndrome is a constellation of metabolic disturbances commonly seen during therapy of bulky, rapidly proliferative tumors. Multiple myeloma is a low proliferation tumor with rare incidence of tumor lysis syndrome in the pre-Bortezomib era. Post Bortezomib use, a rise in the incidence of tumor lysis has been noted. We present seven cases of tumor lysis syndrome with three patients in spontaneous tumor lysis and four developing the same after chemotherapy. In the previous studies, elevated LDH and deletion of chromosome 13 has been associated with risk of TLS...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191805/ring-chromosome-may-signal-progression-of-fanconi-anemia
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Ream Elzain Abdelgadir, Kulthom Mohamed, Imad Fadl Elmula
BACKGROUND: Fanconi anemia (FA) is a genomic instability disorder associated with high risk of AML. Ring chromosomes are results of genomic instability and observed in many human neoplasias. The present study aimed to assess the role of ring chromosome in the progression of FA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 60 patients with provisional diagnosis of FA. A total of 5 ml of venous blood was collected and processed for complete hemogram, peripheral blood film, and breakage test...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186611/-ethical-issues-of-oocyte-donation
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Yanjin Liu, Libai Cai
The birth and development of oocyte donation technology have brought hope for women with poor ovarian reserve and repeated failure for in vitro fertilization, as well as for those with chromosomal abnormalities, premature ovarian failure, or at perimenopausal or menopausal stages. It has not only preserved their reproductive right, but also stabilized their families and increased social harmony. However, this technology does not only involve infertile couples themselves, but also social and ethical issues concerning their families and the society...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173651/-rapidly-progressive-puberty-in-a-patient-with-mosaic-turner-syndrome-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Y Liang, H Wei, X Yu, W Huang, X P Luo
Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics of diagnosis and treatment in patients with Turner syndrome and rapidly progressive puberty. Method: A rare case of rapidly progressive puberty in Turner syndrome with a mosaic karyotype of 45, X/46, X, del(X)(p21)(80%/20%)was diagnosed at Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in January. 2015. Clinical characteristics and the related literature were reviewed. Original papers on precocious puberty or rapidly progressive puberty in Turner syndrome, published until Apr...
February 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158220/targeted-capture-enrichment-assay-for-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-of-large-and-small-size-sub-chromosomal-deletions-and-duplications
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Maria C Neofytou, Kyriakos Tsangaras, Elena Kypri, Charalambos Loizides, Marios Ioannides, Achilleas Achilleos, Petros Mina, Anna Keravnou, Carolina Sismani, George Koumbaris, Philippos C Patsalis
Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using whole genome and targeted sequencing has become increasingly accepted for clinical detection of Trisomy 21 and sex chromosome aneuploidies. Few studies have shown that sub-chromosomal deletions or duplications associated with genetic syndromes can also be detected in the fetus noninvasively. There are still limitations on these methodologies such as the detection of variants of unknown clinical significance, high number of false positives, and difficulties to detect small aberrations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139441/normative-values-of-aortic-arch-structures-in-premature-infants
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Elles J Dijkema, Mirella C Molenschot, Johannes M P J Breur, Willem B de Vries, Martijn G Slieker
BACKGROUND: Aortic arch abnormalities represent 5% to 8% of all congenital heart disease. Measurements of the aortic arch dimensions on two-dimensional echocardiographic images remain of critical importance in the diagnosis of aortic arch pathology. To define aortic hypoplasia or coarctation, measured dimensions must be compared with normal values. Normal values have been described for children of all ages in earlier studies. However, normative data for premature infants are not yet available...
January 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132849/non-canonical-and-sexually-dimorphic-x-dosage-compensation-states-in-the-mouse-and-human-germline
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Mahesh N Sangrithi, Helene Royo, Shantha K Mahadevaiah, Obah Ojarikre, Leena Bhaw, Abdul Sesay, Antoine H F M Peters, Michael Stadler, James M A Turner
Somatic X dosage compensation requires two mechanisms: X inactivation balances X gene output between males (XY) and females (XX), while X upregulation, hypothesized by Ohno and documented in vivo, balances X gene with autosomal gene output. Whether X dosage compensation occurs in germ cells is unclear. We show that mouse and human germ cells exhibit non-canonical X dosage states that differ from the soma and between the sexes. Prior to genome-wide reprogramming, X upregulation is present, consistent with Ohno's hypothesis...
February 6, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125646/kif4-is-essential-for-mouse-oocyte-meiosis
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Nicole J Camlin, Eileen A McLaughlin, Janet E Holt
Progression through the meiotic cell cycle must be strictly regulated in oocytes to generate viable embryos and offspring. During mitosis, the kinesin motor protein Kif4 is indispensable for chromosome condensation and separation, midzone formation and cytokinesis. Additionally, the bioactivity of Kif4 is dependent on phosphorylation via Aurora Kinase B and Cdk1, which regulate Kif4 function throughout mitosis. Here, we examine the role of Kif4 in mammalian oocyte meiosis. Kif4 localized in the cytoplasm throughout meiosis I and II, but was also observed to have a dynamic subcellular distribution, associating with both microtubules and kinetochores at different stages of development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123540/sometimes-it-is-better-to-wait-first-italian-case-of-a-newborn-with-transient-abnormal-myelopoiesis-and-a-favorable-prognosis
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Guglielmo Salvatori, Silvia Foligno, Pietro Sirleto, Silvia Genovese, Serena Russo, Valentina Coletti, Andrea Dotta, Matteo Luciani
Congenital leukemia is rare disease with an incidence of one to five cases per million births. Transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM), also called transient myeloproliferative disorder, is a pre-leukemia disorder that may occur in Down syndrome (DS) or non-DS infants. TAM may enter spontaneous remission; however, continual monitoring is required, as this disorder has been observed to develop into acute megakaryoblastic leukemia in 16-30% of cases. In the literature, 16 cases of TAM in non-DS infants have been reported...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119848/acute-cerebral-infarction-as-a-rare-thrombotic-event-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Hyun Woo Bae, Hyun Dong Kim, Sung Won Choi, Nami Han, Mi Ja Eom
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a bone marrow failure syndrome characterized by cytopenia that results in high risks of infection and bleeding. However, there are few reports of cerebral infarction in MDS. We reported a 72-year-old female with MDS who developed acute cerebral infarction. Clinical history of the patient revealed no definite risk factors for stroke except diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia that was well controlled. This case represented the rare occurrence of arterial thrombosis causing acute cerebral infarction in MDS, which may be due to complex chromosomal abnormality and inflammatory processes...
December 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114340/complementary-critical-functions-of-zfy1-and-zfy2-in-mouse-spermatogenesis-and-reproduction
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Takashi Nakasuji, Narumi Ogonuki, Tomoki Chiba, Tomomi Kato, Kumiko Shiozawa, Kenji Yamatoya, Hiromitsu Tanaka, Tadashi Kondo, Kenji Miyado, Naoyuki Miyasaka, Toshiro Kubota, Atsuo Ogura, Hiroshi Asahara
The mammalian Y chromosome plays a critical role in spermatogenesis. However, the exact functions of each gene in the Y chromosome have not been completely elucidated, partly owing to difficulties in gene targeting analysis of the Y chromosome. Zfy was first proposed to be a sex determination factor, but its function in spermatogenesis has been recently elucidated. Nevertheless, Zfy gene targeting analysis has not been performed thus far. Here, we adopted the highly efficient CRISPR/Cas9 system to generate individual Zfy1 or Zfy2 knockout (KO) mice and Zfy1 and Zfy2 double knockout (Zfy1/2-DKO) mice...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112363/hand1-loss-of-function-mutation-contributes-to-congenital-double-outlet-right-ventricle
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Li Li, Juan Wang, Xing-Yuan Liu, Hua Liu, Hong-Yu Shi, Xiao-Xiao Yang, Ning Li, Yan-Jie Li, Ri-Tai Huang, Song Xue, Xing-Biao Qiu, Yi-Qing Yang
Congenital heart defects (CHDs), a wide variety of developmental abnormalities in the structures of the heart and the great thoracic blood vessels, are the most common form of birth defect in humans worldwide. CHDs are accountable for substantial morbidity and are still the leading cause of birth defect‑related deaths. Recent studies have demonstrated the pivotal roles of genetic defects in the pathogenesis of CHDs, and a great number of genetic mutations have been associated with CHDs. Nevertheless, CHDs are a genetically heterogeneous disorder and the genetic basis underlying CHDs in an overwhelming majority of cases remains unclear...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107441/fine-mapping-and-candidate-gene-analysis-of-the-tiller-suppression-gene-ts1-in-rice
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Lei Liu, Fen Meng, Yonggang He, Menghao Zhu, Yanhao Shen, Zhihong Zhang
Tiller number is one of the key factors that influences rice plant type and yield components. In this study, an EMS-induced rice tiller suppression mutant ts1 was characterized. Morphological and histological observations revealed that, in the ts1 plants, the tiller buds were abnormally formed and therefore cannot outgrow into tillers. With an F2 population derived from a cross between ts1 and an indica cultivar Wushansimiao, a major gene, tiller suppression 1 (ts1) was fine-mapped to a 108.5 kb genomic region between markers ID8378 and SSR6884 on the short arm of rice chromosome 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099131/turner-syndrome-and-pituitary-adenomas-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Tiffany Yeh, Angela Ganan Soto, Jose Bernardo Quintos, Lisa Swartz Topor
BACKGROUND: Turner syndrome (TS) is the most common sex chromosome abnormality in females, typically associated with primary amenorrhea and premature ovarian failure due to gonadal dysgenesis. The association of TS with hypopituitarism is an uncommon finding. The objective of the study was to describe an adolescent with TS with hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and subsequent hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. CASE PRESENTATION: A 16-year-old female with primary amenorrhea was diagnosed with TS based on karyotype 45,XO...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092102/micrornas-potential-candidates-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Abdullah Moridikia, Hamed Mirzaei, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Jafar Salimian
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is known as the third common cancer worldwide and an important public health problem in different populations. Several genetics and environmental risk factors are involved in the development and progression of CRC including chromosomal abnormalities, epigenetic alterations, and unhealthy lifestyle. Identification of risk factors and biomarkers could lead to a better understanding of molecular pathways involved in CRC pathogenesis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulatory molecules which could affect a variety of cellular and molecular targets in CRC...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090366/bosutinib-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-practical-considerations-for-management-of-side-effects
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REVIEW
Patricia S Ault, John Rose PharmD, Lisa A Nodzon PhD, Elizabeth S Kaled
The past decade has witnessed great advances in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), brought about in large part by the development of BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Bosutinib joins the armamentarium of approved TKIs for the treatment of chronic phase (CP), accelerated phase (AP), and blast phase (BP) Philadelphia chromosome (Ph)-positive CML resistant to or intolerant of prior therapy. Bosutinib has an adverse-event (AE) profile distinct from that of other TKIs. Diarrhea is the predominant toxicity associated with bosutinib treatment; other commonly reported nonhematologic AEs include rash and liver enzyme elevations...
March 2016: Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087737/a-homozygous-mutation-in-trim36-causes-autosomal-recessive-anencephaly-in-an-indian-family
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Nivedita Singh, Vishwanath Kumble Bhat, Ankana Tiwari, Srinivas G Kodaganur, Sagar J Tontanahal, Astha Sarda, K V Malini, Arun Kumar
Anencephaly is characterized by the absence of brain tissues and cranium. During primary neurulation stage of the embryo, the rostral part of the neural pore fails to close, leading to anencephaly. Anencephaly shows a heterogeneous etiology, ranging from environmental to genetic causes. The autosomal recessive inheritance of anencephaly has been reported in several populations. In this study, we employed whole-exome sequencing and identified a homozygous missense mutation c.1522C>A (p.Pro508Thr) in the TRIM36 gene as the cause of autosomal recessive anencephaly (APH) in an Indian family...
January 13, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
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