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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332779/intrafamilial-phenotypic-variability-in-a-polish-family-with-sensenbrenner-syndrome-and-biallelic-wdr35-mutations
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Joanna Walczak-Sztulpa, Anna Wawrocka, Agata Sobierajewicz, Lukasz Kuszel, Jan Zawadzki, Ryszard Grenda, Anna Swiader-Lesniak, Beata Kocyla-Karczmarewicz, Anna Wnuk, Anna Latos-Bielenska, Krystyna H Chrzanowska
Sensenbrenner syndrome (cranioectodermal dysplasia, CED) is a very rare autosomal recessive ciliopathy. Cranioectodermal dysplasia is characterized by craniofacial, skeletal, and ectodermal abnormalities. About 50 patients have been described to date. Sensenbrenner syndrome belongs to a group of ciliary chondrodysplasias and is a genetically heterogeneous disorder. Mutations in five genes: IFT122, WDR35, IFT43, WDR19, and IFT52 have been associated with CED. All known genes encode proteins that are part of the intraflagellar transport complex, which plays an important role in the assembly and maintenance of cilia...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323167/high-hydrostatic-pressure-enables-almost-100-refolding-of-recombinant-human-ciliary-neurotrophic-factor-from-inclusion-bodies-at-high-concentration
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Qi Wang, Yongdong Liu, Chun Zhang, Fangxia Guo, Cui Feng, Xiunan Li, Hong Shi, Zhiguo Su
Protein refolding from inclusion bodies (IBs) often encounters a problem of low recovery at high protein concentration. In this study, we demonstrated that high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) could simultaneously achieve high refolding concentration and high refolding yield for IBs of recombinant human ciliary neurotrophic factor (rhCNTF), a potential therapeutic for neurodegenerative diseases. The use of dilution refolding obtained 18% recovery at 3 mg/mL, even in the presence of 4 M urea. In contrast, HHP refolding could efficiently increase the recovery up to almost 100% even at 4 mg/mL...
March 18, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320755/ciliary-mechanisms-of-cyst-formation-in-polycystic-kidney-disease
#3
Ming Ma, Anna-Rachel Gallagher, Stefan Somlo
Autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a disease of defective tissue homeostasis resulting in active remodeling of nephrons and bile ducts to form fluid-filled sacs called cysts. The causal genes PKD1 and PKD2 encode transmembrane proteins polycystin 1 (PC1) and polycystin 2 (PC2), respectively. Together, the polycystins localize to the solitary primary cilium that protrudes from the apical surface of most kidney tubule cells and is thought to function as a privileged compartment that the cell uses for signal integration of sensory inputs...
March 20, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290481/identification-of-elongated-primary-cilia-with-impaired-mechanotransduction-in-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients
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Niaz Oliazadeh, Kristen F Gorman, Robert Eveleigh, Guillaume Bourque, Alain Moreau
The primary cilium is an outward projecting antenna-like organelle with an important role in bone mechanotransduction. The capacity to sense mechanical stimuli can affect important cellular and molecular aspects of bone tissue. Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is a complex pediatric disease of unknown cause, defined by abnormal spinal curvatures. We demonstrate significant elongation of primary cilia in IS patient bone cells. In response to mechanical stimulation, these IS cells differentially express osteogenic factors, mechanosensitive genes, and signaling genes...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289724/flagellar-synchronization-is-a-simple-alternative-to-cell-cycle-synchronization-for-ciliary-and-flagellar-studies
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Soumita Dutta, Prachee Avasthi
The unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is an ideal model organism for studies of ciliary function and assembly. In assays for biological and biochemical effects of various factors on flagellar structure and function, synchronous culture is advantageous for minimizing variability. Here, we have characterized a method in which 100% synchronization is achieved with respect to flagellar length but not with respect to the cell cycle. The method requires inducing flagellar regeneration by amputation of the entire cell population and limiting regeneration time...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289185/fifteen-years-of-research-on-oral-facial-digital-syndromes-from-1-to-16-causal-genes
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Ange-Line Bruel, Brunella Franco, Yannis Duffourd, Julien Thevenon, Laurence Jego, Estelle Lopez, Jean-François Deleuze, Diane Doummar, Rachel H Giles, Colin A Johnson, Martijn A Huynen, Véronique Chevrier, Lydie Burglen, Manuela Morleo, Isabelle Desguerres, Geneviève Pierquin, Bérénice Doray, Brigitte Gilbert-Dussardier, Bruno Reversade, Elisabeth Steichen-Gersdorf, Clarisse Baumann, Inusha Panigrahi, Anne Fargeot-Espaliat, Anne Dieux, Albert David, Alice Goldenberg, Ernie Bongers, Dominique Gaillard, Jesús Argente, Bernard Aral, Nadège Gigot, Judith St-Onge, Daniel Birnbaum, Shubha R Phadke, Valérie Cormier-Daire, Thibaut Eguether, Gregory J Pazour, Vicente Herranz-Pérez, Jaclyn S Goldstein, Laurent Pasquier, Philippe Loget, Sophie Saunier, André Mégarbané, Olivier Rosnet, Michel R Leroux, John B Wallingford, Oliver E Blacque, Maxence V Nachury, Tania Attie-Bitach, Jean-Baptiste Rivière, Laurence Faivre, Christel Thauvin-Robinet
Oral-facial-digital syndromes (OFDS) gather rare genetic disorders characterised by facial, oral and digital abnormalities associated with a wide range of additional features (polycystic kidney disease, cerebral malformations and several others) to delineate a growing list of OFDS subtypes. The most frequent, OFD type I, is caused by a heterozygous mutation in the OFD1 gene encoding a centrosomal protein. The wide clinical heterogeneity of OFDS suggests the involvement of other ciliary genes. For 15 years, we have aimed to identify the molecular bases of OFDS...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270618/novel-combinatorial-screening-identifies-neurotrophic-factors-for-selective-classes-of-motor-neurons
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Sébastien Schaller, Dorothée Buttigieg, Alysson Alory, Arnaud Jacquier, Marc Barad, Mark Merchant, David Gentien, Pierre de la Grange, Georg Haase
Numerous neurotrophic factors promote the survival of developing motor neurons but their combinatorial actions remain poorly understood; to address this, we here screened 66 combinations of 12 neurotrophic factors on pure, highly viable, and standardized embryonic mouse motor neurons isolated by a unique FACS technique. We demonstrate potent, strictly additive, survival effects of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF), and Artemin through specific activation of their receptor complexes in distinct subsets of lumbar motor neurons: HGF supports hindlimb motor neurons through c-Met; CNTF supports subsets of axial motor neurons through CNTFRα; and Artemin acts as the first survival factor for parasympathetic preganglionic motor neurons through GFRα3/Syndecan-3 activation...
March 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258742/current-and-future-approaches-to-large-airways-imaging-in-adults-and-children
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REVIEW
T Semple, A Calder, C M Owens, S Padley
"Large airways disease" is a catch-all phrase encompassing a wide variety of pathology affecting the trachea, main, lobar, segmental, and proximal sub-segmental bronchi. Relevant pathologies can be divided into focal or diffuse processes and many conditions have classic appearances on computed tomography (CT). We provide a review of the imaging specifics of a wide range of large airway pathologies in adult, childhood, and fetal life with examples of common and rare pathologies ranging from well-known entities such as cystic fibrosis and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis to rarities such as Williams-Campbell, primary ciliary dyskinesia, and congenital high-airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS)...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250050/a-novel-mouse-model-of-anterior-segment-dysgenesis-asd-conditional-deletion-of-tsc1-disrupts-ciliary-body-and-iris-development
#9
Anna-Carin Hägglund, Iwan Jones, Leif Carlsson
Development of the cornea, lens, ciliary body and iris within the anterior segment of the eye involves coordinated interaction between cells originating from the ciliary margin of the optic cup, the overlying periocular mesenchyme and the lens epithelium. Anterior segment dysgenesis (ASD) encompasses a spectrum of developmental syndromes that affect these anterior segment tissues. ASD conditions arise as a result of dominantly inherited genetic mutations and result in both ocular-specific and systemic forms of dysgenesis that are best exemplified by aniridia and Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246220/validation-of-a-health-related-quality-of-life-instrument-for-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-qol-pcd
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Laura Behan, Margaret W Leigh, Sharon D Dell, Audrey Dunn Galvin, Alexandra L Quittner, Jane S Lucas
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QOL)-primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is the first disease-specific, health-related QOL instrument for PCD. Psychometric validation of QOL-PCD assesses the performance of this measure in adults, including its reliability, validity and responsiveness to change. METHODS: Seventy-two adults (mean (range) age: 33 years (18-79 years); mean (range) FEV1% predicted: 68 (26-115)) with PCD completed the 49-item QOL-PCD and generic QOL measures: Short-Form 36 Health Survey, Sino-Nasal Outcome Test 20 (SNOT-20) and St George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ)-C...
February 28, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236036/functional-diversity-of-ciliary-proteins-in-bone-development-and-disease
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REVIEW
Masaru Kaku, Yoshihiro Komatsu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The primary cilium is a non-motile microtubule-based organelle that senses a diverse range of extracellular signals. While recent studies highlight the importance of ciliary-dependent developmental signals, including Hedgehog, Wnt, and platelet-derived growth factor, it is not well understood whether and how bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling, a key regulator of skeletogenesis, is involved in cilia-related bone developmental aspects and in the etiology of skeletal disorders...
February 24, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231402/ex-vivo-visualization-of-human-ciliated-epithelium-and-quantitative-analysis-of-induced-flow-dynamics-by-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Yuye Ling, Xinwen Yao, Ute A Gamm, Emilio Arteaga-Solis, Charles W Emala, Michael A Choma, Christine P Hendon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cilia-driven mucociliary clearance is an important self-defense mechanism of great clinical importance in pulmonary research. Conventional light microscopy possesses the capability to visualize individual cilia and its beating pattern but lacks the throughput to assess the global ciliary activities and flow dynamics. Optical coherence tomography (OCT), which provides depth-resolved cross-sectional images, was recently introduced to this area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen de-identified human tracheobronchial tissues are directly imaged by two OCT systems: one system centered at 1,300 nm with 6...
February 23, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221333/idiopathic-bilateral-profound-hypotony-in-an-unknown-progressive-neurodegenerative-disorder
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Lorraine M Provencher, Pamela C Carter, Wallace L M Alward
PURPOSE: To present a unique case of idiopathic bilateral hypotony in a patient with progressive, undiagnosed neurological decline, possibly due to mitochondrial disease, and to explore mechanisms of disease and potential treatment options. METHODS: This is a case report. PATIENT: A 17-year-old boy with a history of chronic progressive bilateral vision loss and hypotony in the setting of progressive gait abnormalities, lower extremity spasticity, nystagmus, and urinary retention starting around age 8...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203054/uveal-melanoma-epidemiology-etiology-and-treatment-of-primary-disease
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REVIEW
Benjamin A Krantz, Nikita Dave, Kimberly M Komatsubara, Brian P Marr, Richard D Carvajal
Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common intraocular malignancy and arises from melanocytes in the iris, ciliary body, or choroid. Early diagnosis and local treatment is crucial, as survival correlates with primary tumor size. However, approximately 50% of patients will develop metastatic disease with 6-12 months' survival from metastatic diagnosis. Genomic analyses have led to the development of gene-expression profiles that effectively predict metastatic progression; unfortunately, no adjuvant therapy has been shown to prolong survival to date...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199173/accuracy-of-immunofluorescence-in-the-diagnosis-of-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia
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Amelia Shoemark, Emily Frost, Mellisa Dixon, Sarah Ollosson, Kate Kilpin, Mitali Patel, Juliet Scully, Andrew V Rogers, Hannah M Mitchison, Andrew Bush, Claire Hogg
Rationale The standard approach to diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) in the UK consists of assessing ciliary function by high-speed-microscopy and ultrastructure by election microscopy, but equipment and expertise is not widely available internationally. The identification of bi-allelic disease causing mutations is also diagnostic, but many disease causing genes are unknown, and testing is not widely available outside the USA. Fluorescent antibodies to ciliary proteins are used to validate research genetic studies, but diagnostic utility in this disease has not been systematically evaluated...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180024/ciliopathies-genetics-in-pediatric-medicine
#16
REVIEW
Machteld M Oud, Ideke J C Lamers, Heleen H Arts
Ciliary disorders, which are also referred to as ciliopathies, are a group of hereditary disorders that result from dysfunctional cilia. The latter are cellular organelles that stick up from the apical plasma membrane. Cilia have important roles in signal transduction and facilitate communications between cells and their surroundings. Ciliary disruption can result in a wide variety of clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorders with overlapping phenotypes. Because cilia occur widespread in our bodies many organs and sensory systems can be affected when they are dysfunctional...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159874/cilia-and-ciliopathies-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Nikolai T Klena, Brian C Gibbs, Cecilia W Lo
A central role for cilia in congenital heart disease (CHD) was recently identified in a large-scale mouse mutagenesis screen. Although the screen was phenotype-driven, the majority of genes recovered were cilia-related, suggesting that cilia play a central role in CHD pathogenesis. This partly reflects the role of cilia as a hub for cell signaling pathways regulating cardiovascular development. Consistent with this, many cilia-transduced cell signaling genes were also recovered, and genes regulating vesicular trafficking, a pathway essential for ciliogenesis and cell signaling...
February 3, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158906/reduced-primary-cilia-length-and-altered-arl13b-expression-are-associated-with-deregulated-chondrocyte-hedgehog-signalling-in-alkaptonuria
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Stephen D Thorpe, Silvia Gambassi, Clare L Thompson, Charmilie Chandrakumar, Annalisa Santucci, Martin M Knight
Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a rare inherited disease resulting from a deficiency of the enzyme homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase which leads to the accumulation of homogentisic acid (HGA). AKU is characterised by severe cartilage degeneration, similar to that observed in osteoarthritis. Previous studies suggest that AKU is associated with alterations in cytoskeletal organisation which could modulate primary cilia structure/function. This study investigated whether AKU is associated with changes in chondrocyte primary cilia and associated Hedgehog signalling which mediates cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157424/a-rho-associated-kinase-inhibitor-protects-permeability-in-a-cell-culture-model-of-ocular-disease-and-reduces-aqueous-flare-in-anterior-uveitis
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Hiroshi Yamada, Masahiko Yoneda, Shingo Inaguma, Masahiko Gosho, Yusuke Murasawa, Zenzo Isogai, Masahiro Zako
PURPOSE: Recent clinical and experimental studies have reported favorable results when using Rho-associated kinase (ROCK) inhibitors for ocular disease, and in cell culture. Disruption of the human, nonpigmented ciliary epithelial cells (HNPCECs) that comprise the blood-aqueous barrier (BAB) induces anterior uveitis; these cells therefore provide a useful cell model of ocular disease. In this study, we examined the effects of ROCK inhibitors in anterior uveitis and in HNPCECs. METHODS: Aqueous flare values and intraocular pressures (IOPs) were determined in patients with anterior uveitis, 2 weeks after administration of ripasudil hydrochloride hydrate, a commercial ROCK inhibitor used to treat glaucoma or ocular hypertension...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154160/tubby-family-proteins-are-adapters-for-ciliary-trafficking-of-integral-membrane-proteins
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Hemant B Badgandi, Sun-Hee Hwang, Issei S Shimada, Evan Loriot, Saikat Mukhopadhyay
The primary cilium is a paradigmatic organelle for studying compartmentalized signaling; however, unlike soluble protein trafficking, processes targeting integral membrane proteins to cilia are poorly understood. In this study, we determine that the tubby family protein TULP3 functions as a general adapter for ciliary trafficking of structurally diverse integral membrane cargo, including multiple reported and novel rhodopsin family G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and the polycystic kidney disease-causing polycystin 1/2 complex...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
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