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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902927/bradykinin-insulin-and-glycemia-responses-to-exercise-performed-above-and-below-lactate-threshold-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
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R Y Asano, R A V Browne, M M Sales, G Arsa, J F V N Moraes, H J Coelho-Júnior, M R Moraes, I Oliveira-Silva, S E Atlas, J E Lewis, H G Simões
The aim of this study was to analyze the acute responses of bradykinin, insulin, and glycemia to exercise performed above and below lactate threshold (LT) in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). Eleven participants with a diagnosis of T2D randomly underwent three experimental sessions 72 h apart: 1) 20 min of exercise performed at 120% of LT (120%LT), 2) 20 min of exercise performed at 80% of LT (80%LT), and 3) 20 min of control session. Blood glucose was analyzed before, during, and at 45 min post-exercise...
September 12, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799099/metachromatic-leukodystrophy-mld-a-pakistani-family-with-novel-arsa-gene-mutation
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Muhammad Aiman Shahzad, Saba Khaliq, Ali Amar, Saqib Mahmood
A deficiency of the enzyme arylsulfatase A (ARSA) causes a progressive neurodegenerative lysosomal storage disease known as metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD). Diagnosis is based on the onset of neurological symptoms, presence of gait abnormalities, spasticity, decreased muscle stretch reflexes and neuro-radiological evidence of demyelination. The purpose of the present study was to identify any mutation in the candidate ARSA gene in a family of late infantile MLD patients. The diagnosis of suspected MLD patients was confirmed by a MRI report and low ARSA enzymatic activity in leukocytes...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762252/enzymatic-characterization-of-novel-arylsulfatase-a-variants-using-human-arylsulfatase-a-deficient-immortalized-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Judith Böhringer, René Santer, Neele Schumacher, Friederike Gieseke, Kerstin Cornils, Maria Pechan, Birgit Kustermann-Kuhn, Rupert Handgretinger, Ludger Schöls, Klaus Harzer, Ingeborg Krägeloh-Mann, Ingo Müller
Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is an autosomal-recessive lysosomal storage disease caused by mutations in the ARSA gene leading to arylsulfatase A (ARSA) deficiency and causing sulfatide accumulation. Main symptoms of the disease are progressive demyelination, neurological dysfunction, and reduced life expectancy. To date, more than 200 different ARSA variants have been reported in MLD patients. Here, we report the biochemical characterization of seven novel pathogenic variants (c.98T > C, c.195delC, c...
July 31, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755160/successful-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-prone-position-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-and-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-report-of-three-cases
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Koji Shindo, Eishi Nagai, Toshinaga Nabae, Toru Eguchi, Taiki Moriyama, Kenoki Ohuchida, Tatsuya Manabe, Takao Ohtsuka, Yoshinao Oda, Makoto Hashizume, Masafumi Nakamura
BACKGROUND: An aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) with an associated nonrecurrent right inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN) is a relatively rare anomaly that occurs at a frequency of 0.3 to 2.0% of the general population. NRILN has been mainly documented in the head and neck region; it has been rarely described in patients with esophageal cancer, especially those undergoing thoracoscopic surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for esophageal cancer (VATS-E) is becoming more widespread as a reliable minimally invasive surgical procedure associated with reduced perioperative complications...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671660/acute-and-chronic-models-of-hyperglycemia-in-zebrafish-a-method-to-assess-the-impact-of-hyperglycemia-on-neurogenesis-and-the-biodistribution-of-radiolabeled-molecules
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Anne-Claire Dorsemans, Christian Lefebvre d'Hellencourt, Imade Ait-Arsa, Emmanuelle Jestin, Olivier Meilhac, Nicolas Diotel
Hyperglycemia is a major health issue that leads to cardiovascular and cerebral dysfunction. For instance, it is associated with increased neurological problems after stroke and is shown to impair neurogenic processes. Interestingly, the adult zebrafish has recently emerged as a relevant and useful model to mimic hyperglycemia/diabetes and to investigate constitutive and regenerative neurogenesis. This work provides methods to develop zebrafish models of hyperglycemia to explore the impact of hyperglycemia on brain cell proliferation under homeostatic and brain repair conditions...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670130/four-novel-arsa-gene-mutations-with-pathogenic-impacts-on-metachromatic-leukodystrophy-a-bioinformatics-approach-to-predict-pathogenic-mutations
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Masoumeh Dehghan Manshadi, Behnam Kamalidehghan, Omid Aryani, Elham Khalili, Sepideh Dadgar, Mahdi Tondar, Fatemeh Ahmadipour, Goh Yong Meng, Massoud Houshmand
Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) disorder is a rare lysosomal storage disorder that leads to severe neurological symptoms and an early death. MLD occurs due to the deficiency of enzyme arylsulfatase A (ARSA) in leukocytes, and patients with MLD excrete sulfatide in their urine. In this study, the ARSA gene in 12 non-consanguineous MLD patients and 40 healthy individuals was examined using polymerase chain reaction sequencing. Furthermore, the structural and functional effects of new mutations on ARSA were analyzed using SIFT (sorting intolerant from tolerant), I-Mutant 2, and PolyPhen bioinformatics software...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667691/subacute-demyelinating-peripheral-neuropathy-as-a-novel-presentation-of-late-infantile-metachromatic-leukodystrophy
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Hernan D Gonorazky, Kimberly Amburgey, Grace Yoon, Jiri Vajsar, Elysa Widjaja, James J Dowling
Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is a progressive white matter disease caused by mutations in the ARSA gene(1) . There are 3 clinical subtypes that vary based on age of onset and severity of presentation. The most severe subtype is the late infantile form that presents in the second year of life (after a period of normal development) with progressive motor and cognitive deterioration and occasionally seizures. Affected individuals progress to death, usually by age 5 years. MLD is typically suspected in the appropriate clinical setting by characteristic T2 changes on brain MRI...
July 1, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618053/association-of-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-with-abnormal-karyotype-and-microarray-results
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Ran Svirsky, Adi Reches, Dana Brabbing-Goldstein, Anat Bar-Shira, Yuval Yaron
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to evaluate the incidence of chromosomal aberration (both microscopic and sub-microscopic) in fetuses with an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) detected by ultrasonographic anomaly scan. METHODS: The study included 62 pregnant women whose fetuses were diagnosed with ARSA who were referred for genetic counseling. Of these, 55 patients underwent amniocentesis and 7 declined invasive testing. All 55 amniocentesis samples were tested by standard G-banding and chromosomal microarray, except for 2 samples for which only karyotype and fluorescence in situ hybridization for 22q11...
June 15, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514512/prevalence-of-the-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-reported-in-a-published-systematic-review-of-cadaveric-studies-the-impact-of-an-outlier
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REVIEW
Anthony P Polednak
The aberrant or anomalous right subclavian artery (ARSA), which arises directly from the aortic arch and crosses to the right side usually behind the esophagus, is a rare but clinically important anatomical variant. A published systematic review (SR) of 15 cadaveric studies on ARSA reported that prevalence ranged from 0.2% to 13.3% of the general population; the total unweighted prevalence of ARSA was 325 cases in 13,208 bodies or 2.46%. The present review, however, found that the 13.3% figure was for 133 cases from a larger case series without a denominator...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442603/aspergillus-fumigatus-trehalose-regulatory-subunit-homolog-moonlights-to-mediate-cell-wall-homeostasis-through-modulation-of-chitin-synthase-activity
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Arsa Thammahong, Alayna K Caffrey-Card, Sourabh Dhingra, Joshua J Obar, Robert A Cramer
Trehalose biosynthesis is found in fungi but not humans. Proteins involved in trehalose biosynthesis are essential for fungal pathogen virulence in humans and plants through multiple mechanisms. Loss of canonical trehalose biosynthesis genes in the human pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus significantly alters cell wall structure and integrity, though the mechanistic link between these virulence-associated pathways remains enigmatic. Here we characterize genes, called tslA and tslB, which encode proteins that contain domains similar to those corresponding to trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase but lack critical catalytic residues for phosphatase activity...
April 25, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423062/filamentous-fungal-carbon-catabolite-repression-supports-metabolic-plasticity-and-stress-responses-essential-for-disease-progression
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Sarah R Beattie, Kenneth M K Mark, Arsa Thammahong, Laure Nicolas Annick Ries, Sourabh Dhingra, Alayna K Caffrey-Carr, Chao Cheng, Candice C Black, Paul Bowyer, Michael J Bromley, Joshua J Obar, Gustavo H Goldman, Robert A Cramer
Aspergillus fumigatus is responsible for a disproportionate number of invasive mycosis cases relative to other common filamentous fungi. While many fungal factors critical for infection establishment are known, genes essential for disease persistence and progression are ill defined. We propose that fungal factors that promote navigation of the rapidly changing nutrient and structural landscape characteristic of disease progression represent untapped clinically relevant therapeutic targets. To this end, we find that A...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397216/-prenatal-diagnosis-of-22q11-microdeletion-syndrome
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Meiying Cai, Hailong Huang, Na Lin, Nan Guo, Xiaoqing Wu, Linjuan Su, Liangpu Xu
OBJECTIVE: To establish a method for the prenatal diagnosis of 22q11 microdeletion syndrome. METHODS: BACs-on-Beads (BoBs) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) were performed on a fetus for whom amniotic chromosomal culturing has failed and a pair of twin fetuses suspected for 22q11 deletion syndrome. RESULTS: 22q11 microdeletion was detected in all 3 fetuses by prenatal BoBs as well as FISH, with only one red signal detected at the DiGeorge/VCFS N25 site and two green signals on the 22q13...
April 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390914/thoracic-endovascular-repair-of-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury-in-the-setting-of-an-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery
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Donald G Harris, Michael E Huffner, Luqman Croal-Abrahams, Laura DiChiacchio, Behzad S Farivar, Joseph D Ayers, Shahab Toursavadkohi, Joseph Rabin, Robert S Crawford
Blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) in a patient with an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) presents unique challenges for patient management and aortic repair. Specific considerations include the need to treat coincidental ARSA, subclavian revascularization, and ARSA exclusion. Despite the rise of endovascular repair as the primary modality for aortic repair for BTAI, reports of this technique in the setting of ARSA are limited. Here we describe 3 patients with ARSA who underwent TEVAR for BTAI, and discuss critical management and technical issues in these patients...
April 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382961/in-search-of-tail-anchored-protein-machinery-in-plants-reevaluating-the-role-of-arsenite-transporters
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Manuel Maestre-Reyna, Shu-Mei Wu, Yu-Ching Chang, Chi-Chih Chen, Alvaro Maestre-Reyna, Andrew H-J Wang, Hsin-Yang Chang
Although the mechanisms underlying selective targeting of tail-anchored (TA) membrane proteins are well established in mammalian and yeast cells, little is known about their role in mediating intracellular membrane trafficking in plant cells. However, a recent study suggested that, in green algae, arsenite transporters located in the cytosol (ArsA1 and ArsA2) control the insertion of TA proteins into the membrane-bound organelles. In the present work, we overproduced and purified these hydrophilic proteins to near homogeneity...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322033/prenatal-diagnosis-of-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-in-an-unselected-population
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Mi Jin Song, Byoung Hee Han, Young-Hwa Kim, So Young Yoon, Yoo Mi Lee, Hye Su Jeon, Bo Kyung Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) among unselected fetuses and to evaluate its association with chromosomal abnormalities and other congenital anomalies. METHODS: In all, 7,547 fetuses (gestational age, 20 to 34 weeks) were examined using routine antenatal sonography at our institution between April 2014 and September 2015. The right subclavian artery was assessed using grayscale and color Doppler ultrasonography in the transverse 3-vessel and tracheal view, and confirmed in the coronal plane...
July 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298477/central-role-of-the-trehalose-biosynthesis-pathway-in-the-pathogenesis-of-human-fungal-infections-opportunities-and-challenges-for-therapeutic-development
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REVIEW
Arsa Thammahong, Srisombat Puttikamonkul, John R Perfect, Richard G Brennan, Robert A Cramer
Invasive fungal infections cause significant morbidity and mortality in part due to a limited antifungal drug arsenal. One therapeutic challenge faced by clinicians is the significant host toxicity associated with antifungal drugs. Another challenge is the fungistatic mechanism of action of some drugs. Consequently, the identification of fungus-specific drug targets essential for fitness in vivo remains a significant goal of medical mycology research. The trehalose biosynthetic pathway is found in a wide variety of organisms, including human-pathogenic fungi, but not in humans...
June 2017: Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews: MMBR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289594/a-9-year-old-girl-with-phelan-mcdermid-syndrome-who-had-been-diagnosed-with-an-autism-spectrum-disorder
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I Görker, H Gürkan, S Demir Ulusal, E Atlı, E Ikbal Atlı
Phelan McDermid Syndrome (PHMDS) (OMIM #606232), is a contiguous gene disorder resulting from deletion of the distal long arm of chromosome 22. The 22q13.3 deletions and mutations that lead to a loss of a functional copy of SHANK3 (OMIM *606230) cause the syndrome, characterized by moderate to profound intellectual disability, severely delayed or absent speech, hypotonia, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or ASD traits. In this study, we present the case of a 9-year-old girl who had earlier been diagnosed with an ASD...
December 1, 2016: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258603/incidence-of-an-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-on-second-trimester-sonography-in-an-unselected-population
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Selen Gursoy Erzincan, Burcin Karamustafaoglu Balci, Cengiz Tokgoz, Ibrahim Halil Kalelioglu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) among an unselected population during second-trimester sonography and to review the importance of this conotruncal variant as a marker of Down syndrome. METHODS: The presence or absence of an ARSA was assessed in an unselected population of 1913 second-trimester fetuses. RESULTS: Among the 1913 patients, an ARSA was detected in 20 fetuses (1...
May 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191778/generation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-bona-fide-neural-stem-cells-for-ex-vivo-gene-therapy-of-metachromatic-leukodystrophy
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Vasco Meneghini, Giacomo Frati, Davide Sala, Silvia De Cicco, Marco Luciani, Chiara Cavazzin, Marianna Paulis, Wieslawa Mentzen, Francesco Morena, Serena Giannelli, Francesca Sanvito, Anna Villa, Alessandro Bulfone, Vania Broccoli, Sabata Martino, Angela Gritti
Allogeneic fetal-derived human neural stem cells (hfNSCs) that are under clinical evaluation for several neurodegenerative diseases display a favorable safety profile, but require immunosuppression upon transplantation in patients. Neural progenitors derived from patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) may be relevant for autologous ex vivo gene-therapy applications to treat genetic diseases with unmet medical need. In this scenario, obtaining iPSC-derived neural stem cells (NSCs) showing a reliable "NSC signature" is mandatory...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072476/aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-correlation-between-fetal-and-neonatal-abnormalities-and-abnormal-genetic-screening-or-testing
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Angela C Ranzini, Francine Hyman, Emily Jamaer, Tim van Mieghem
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether fetuses with an isolated aberrant course of the right subclavian artery (ARSA) have increased risk for chromosomal abnormalities, including trisomy 21 or 22q11 deletion. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of all fetuses with antenatally diagnosed ARSA. Data were collected from fetal anatomic surveys, fetal echocardiograms, noninvasive trisomy 21 screening programs, invasive genetic studies, and neonatal records. RESULTS: Seventy-nine fetuses with ARSA were identified at 20...
April 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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