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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098945/frequency-of-cnksr2-mutation-in-the-x-linked-epilepsy-aphasia-spectrum
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John A Damiano, Rosemary Burgess, Sara Kivity, Tally Lerman-Sagie, Zaid Afawi, Ingrid E Scheffer, Samuel F Berkovic, Michael S Hildebrand
Synaptic proteins are critical to neuronal function in the brain, and their deficiency can lead to seizures and cognitive impairments. CNKSR2 (connector enhancer of KSR2) is a synaptic protein involved in Ras signaling-mediated neuronal proliferation, migration and differentiation. Mutations in the X-linked gene CNKSR2 have been described in patients with seizures and neurodevelopmental deficits, especially those affecting language. In this study, we sequenced 112 patients with phenotypes within the epilepsy-aphasia spectrum (EAS) to determine the frequency of CNKSR2 mutation within this complex set of disorders...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098911/diagnosis-for-choroideremia-in-a-large-chinese-pedigree-by-next%C3%A2-generation-sequencing-ngs-and-non%C3%A2-invasive-prenatal-testing-nipt
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Li Zhu, Jingliang Cheng, Boxu Zhou, Chunli Wei, Weichan Yang, Dong Jiang, Iqra Ijaz, Xiaojun Tan, Rui Chen, Junjiang Fu
To develop an effective strategy to isolate and use cell‑free fetal DNA (cffDNA) for the combined use of next‑generation sequencing (NGS) for diagnosing choroideremia and non‑invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for Y chromosome determination, a large Chinese family with an X‑linked recessive disease, choroideremia, was recruited. Cell‑free DNA was extracted from maternal plasma, and SRY polymerase chain reaction amplification was performed using NIPT. Sanger sequencing was subsequently used for fetal amniotic fluid DNA verification...
January 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096981/experience-of-mowat-wilson-syndrome-prenatal-diagnosis-for-a-chinese-family
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Qian Jiang, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Yinan Ma, Qi Li, Chunhua Zheng, Yuchun Yan, Zhen Zhang, Ping Xiao, Lin Su, Wei Cheng, Hong Pan, Long Li
Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is a complex developmental disorder. We report the first prenatal diagnosis provided for a family in mainland China after identifying the causal mutation for the proband. Special focus on MWS-related organs during prenatal ultrasound scan is described which is extremely important for genetic counseling of parents.
January 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096903/anxiety-and-depression-symptoms-among-women-attending-group-based-patient-education-courses-for-hereditary-breast-and-ovarian-cancer
#4
Wenche Listøl, Hildegunn Høberg-Vetti, Geir Egil Eide, Cathrine Bjorvatn
BACKGROUND: Women carrying BRCA-mutations are facing significant challenges, including decision making regarding surveillance and risk-reducing surgery. They often report that they are left alone with these important decisions. In order to enhance the genetic counselling session we organized a group-based patient education (GPE) course for women with BRCA-mutations. The study aims were to characterize women attending a group-based patient education (GPE) course for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, consider the usefulness of the course, evaluate symptoms of anxiety and depression among the participants, and finally investigate whether their levels of anxiety and depression changed from before to after the course session...
2017: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095804/pulmonary-manifestations-in-niemann-pick-type-c-disease-with-mutations-in-npc2-gene-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Jayesh Sheth, Jijo John Joseph, Krati Shah, Mamta Muranjan, Mehul Mistri, Frenny Sheth
BACKGROUND: Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is an inherited metabolic disorder; due to defect in cellular cholesterol trafficking. It is clinically a heterogeneous disease with variable age of onset with multiple organ systems being involved. NPC1 gene is involved in 95% cases where as remaining ~5% cases are linked with NPC2 gene. CASE PRESENTATION: Case-1, a 14-months-old female presented with recurrent respiratory distress, failure to thrive and hepatosplenomegaly...
January 17, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095440/comprehensive-maturity-onset-diabetes-of-the-young-mody-gene-screening-in-pregnant-women-with-diabetes-in-india
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Mahesh Doddabelavangala Mruthyunjaya, Aaron Chapla, Asha Hesarghatta Shyamasunder, Deny Varghese, Manika Varshney, Johan Paul, Mercy Inbakumari, Flory Christina, Ron Thomas Varghese, Kurien Anil Kuruvilla, Thomas V Paul, Ruby Jose, Annie Regi, Jessie Lionel, L Jeyaseelan, Jiji Mathew, Nihal Thomas
Pregnant women with diabetes may have underlying beta cell dysfunction due to mutations/rare variants in genes associated with Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY). MODY gene screening would reveal those women genetically predisposed and previously unrecognized with a monogenic form of diabetes for further clinical management, family screening and genetic counselling. However, there are minimal data available on MODY gene variants in pregnant women with diabetes from India. In this study, utilizing the Next generation sequencing (NGS) based protocol fifty subjects were screened for variants in a panel of thirteen MODY genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094433/bmp15-knockout-like-effect-in-familial-premature-ovarian-insufficiency-with-persistent-ovarian-reserve
#7
Anne Mayer, Baptiste Fouquet, Michel Pugeat, Micheline Misrahi
Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) affects 1-2% of women under 40 years. BMP15 variants have been described in POI. We studied a family with two sisters compound heterozygous for deletions in the BMP15 gene on chromosome Xp11.22 yielding a human "knockout-like" effect: a c.151_152delGA deletion yielded a p.Glu51IlefsTer27 mutation transmitted by the hemizygous father and a c.189_198delAGGGCATTCAinsTG deletion/insertion yielded a p.Glu64AlafsTer12 mutation transmitted by the heterozygous mother. Both deletions resulted in frameshifts with premature stop codons at positions 78 and 76 in the proregion, precluding mature BMP15 production...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093663/large-prospective-analysis-of-the-reasons-patients-do-not-pursue-brca-genetic-testing-following-genetic-counseling
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Sommer Hayden, Sarah Mange, Debra Duquette, Nancie Petrucelli, Victoria M Raymond
Genetic counseling (GC) and genetic testing (GT) identifies high-risk individuals who benefit from enhanced medical management. Not all individuals undergo GT following GC and understanding the reasons why can impact clinical efficiency, reduce GT costs through appropriate identification of high-risk individuals, and demonstrate the value of pre-GT GC. A collaborative project sponsored by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services prospectively collects anonymous data on BRCA-related GC visits performed by providers in Michigan, including demographics, patient/family cancer history, GT results, and reasons for declining GT...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093616/rare-germline-alterations-in-cancer-related-genes-associated-with-the-risk-of-multiple-primary-tumor-development
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Rolando A R Villacis, Tatiane R Basso, Luisa M Canto, Maísa Pinheiro, Karina M Santiago, Juliana Giacomazzi, Cláudia A A de Paula, Dirce M Carraro, Patrícia Ashton-Prolla, Maria I Achatz, Silvia R Rogatto
: Multiple primary tumors (MPT) have been described in carriers of inherited cancer predisposition genes. However, the genetic etiology of a large proportion of MPT cases remains unclear. We reviewed 267 patients with hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes (HCPS) that underwent genetic counseling and selected 22 patients with MPT to perform genomic analysis (CytoScan HD Array, Affymetrix) aiming to identify new alterations related to a high risk of developing MPT. Twenty patients had a positive family history of cancer and 11 met phenotypic criteria for HCPS...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089766/males-with-mecp2-c-terminal-related-atypical-rett-syndromes-and-their-carrier-mothers
#10
Gabriel M Ronen, Lauren I Brady, Mark A Tarnopolsky
BACKGROUND: This communication examines the expanding phenotypes of the MECP2 C-terminal atypical Rett syndromes in males and their affected carrier mothers. DESCRIPTIONS: We describe three males with normal karyotypes who presented with congenital evolving complex neurodevelopmental encephalopathies with multifaceted symptomatology of hypotonia, epilepsy, ataxia, spasticity, movement disorders, behavioral issues, severe intellectual impairment, and communication skills, and a protracted regression phase followed by stabilization...
October 25, 2016: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087721/joubert-syndrome-neuroimaging-findings-in-110-patients-in-correlation-with-cognitive-function-and-genetic-cause
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Andrea Poretti, Joseph Snow, Angela C Summers, Aylin Tekes, Thierry A G M Huisman, Nafi Aygun, Kathryn A Carson, Dan Doherty, Melissa A Parisi, Camilo Toro, Deniz Yildirimli, Meghana Vemulapalli, Jim C Mullikin, Andrew R Cullinane, Thierry Vilboux, William A Gahl, Meral Gunay-Aygun
BACKGROUND: Joubert syndrome is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous ciliopathy. Neuroimaging findings have not been systematically evaluated in a large cohort of patients with Joubert syndrome in correlation with molecular genetic cause and cognitive function. METHODS: Brain MRI of 110 patients with Joubert syndrome was included in this study. A comprehensive evaluation of brain MRI studies for infratentorial and supratentorial morphological abnormalities was performed...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079899/genome-sequencing-and-carrier-testing-decisions-on-categorization-and-whether-to-disclose-results-of-carrier-testing
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Patricia Himes, Tia L Kauffman, Kristin R Muessig, Laura M Amendola, Jonathan S Berg, Michael O Dorschner, Marian Gilmore, Deborah A Nickerson, Jacob A Reiss, C Sue Richards, Alan F Rope, Dana K Simpson, Benjamin S Wilfond, Gail P Jarvik, Katrina A B Goddard
PURPOSE: We investigated the use of genome sequencing for preconception carrier testing. Genome sequencing could identify one or more of thousands of X-linked or autosomal recessive conditions that could be disclosed during preconception or prenatal counseling. Therefore, a framework that helps both clinicians and patients understand the possible range of findings is needed to respect patient preferences by ensuring that information about only the desired types of genetic conditions are provided to a given patient...
January 12, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079113/congenital-hearing-loss
#13
Anna M H Korver, Richard J H Smith, Guy Van Camp, Mark R Schleiss, Maria A K Bitner-Glindzicz, Lawrence R Lustig, Shin-Ichi Usami, An N Boudewyns
Congenital hearing loss (hearing loss that is present at birth) is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in children. In the majority of developed countries, neonatal hearing screening programmes enable early detection; early intervention will prevent delays in speech and language development and has long-lasting beneficial effects on social and emotional development and quality of life. A diagnosis of hearing loss is usually followed by a search for an underlying aetiology. Congenital hearing loss might be attributed to environmental and prenatal factors, which prevail in low-income settings; congenital infections, particularly cytomegalovirus infection, are also a common risk factor for hearing loss...
January 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077840/novel-gatad2b-loss-of-function-mutations-cause-intellectual-disability-in-two-unrelated-cases
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Xiaomei Luo, Yongyi Zou, Bo Tan, Yue Zhang, Jing Guo, Lanlan Zeng, Rui Zhang, Hu Tan, Xianda Wei, Yiqiao Hu, Yu Zheng, Desheng Liang, Lingqian Wu
GATA zinc finger domain-containing 2B (GATAD2B) is a subunit of the methyl-CpG-binding protein-1 complex (MECP1), which deacetylates methylated nucleosomes and regresses transcriptional activity. Recently, GATAD2B has been elucidated as a candidate gene in patients with intellectual disability (ID). In this study, we identified two novel heterozygous frameshift mutations of GATAD2B in two unrelated ID cases through next-generation sequencing (NGS). Both of the mutations c.80_81insGATGT and c.552_555delGAAA cause truncated proteins that might be detrimental to neurodevelopment...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077132/foxn1-deficient-nude-severe-combined-immunodeficiency
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Ioanna A Rota, Fatima Dhalla
Nude severe combined immunodeficiency is a rare inherited disease caused by autosomal recessive loss-of-function mutations in FOXN1. This gene encodes a transcription factor essential for the development of the thymus, the primary lymphoid organ that supports T-cell development and selection. To date nine cases have been reported presenting with the clinical triad of absent thymus resulting in severe T-cell immunodeficiency, congenital alopecia universalis and nail dystrophy. Diagnosis relies on testing for FOXN1 mutations, which allows genetic counselling and guides therapeutic management...
January 11, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075445/a-clinical-and-molecular-analysis-of-a-patient-with-emanuel-syndrome
#16
Jin-Wen Luo, Huan Yang, Zhi-Ping Tan, Ming Tu, Hong Luo, Yi-Feng Yang, Li Xie
Emanuel syndrome (ES) is the most frequent type of recurrent non‑Robertsonian translocation that is characterized by numerous anomalies. Over 100 patients with ES have been described in the literature. The phenotype of this syndrome varies but often consists of facial dysmorphism, microcephaly, severe intellectual disability, developmental retardation, congenital heart disease and genital anomalies. The present study describes a 2‑year‑old boy with multiple malformations, including facial dysmorphism, severe intellectual disability, growth retardation, congenital heart disease, cleft lip and palate, genital malformation (micropenis), amblyopia, thymic dysplasia and hearing impairment...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074313/characterizing-clinical-genetic-counselors-countertransference-experiences-an-exploratory-study
#17
Rebecca Reeder, Patricia McCarthy Veach, Ian M MacFarlane, Bonnie S LeRoy
Countertransference (CT) refers to conscious and unconscious emotions, fantasies, behaviors, perceptions, and psychological defenses genetic counselors experience in response to any aspect of genetic counseling situations (Weil 2010). Some authors theorize about the importance of recognizing and managing CT, but no studies solely aim to explore genetic counselors' experiences of the phenomenon. This study examined the extent to which clinical genetic counselors' perceive themselves as inclined to experience CT, gathered examples of CT encountered in clinical situations, and assessed their CT management strategies...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072594/genetics-consultation-rates-following-a-diagnosis-of-high-grade-serous-ovarian-carcinoma-in-the-canadian-province-of-ontario
#18
Jacob McGee, Karen Panabaker, Sean Leonard, Peter Ainsworth, Laurie Elit, Salimah Z Shariff
OBJECTIVE: In 2001, the province of Ontario expanded cancer genetic testing eligibility to include all women with high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSC) of the ovary, fallopian tube, and peritoneum. The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of women who attended genetics counseling for consideration of BRCA1/2 gene analysis. We also sought to examine if regional differences in consultation rate exist across administrative health regions in the province of Ontario. METHODS: We identified all women with a pathological diagnosis of HGSC in the province of Ontario between 1997 until 2011...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070114/development-of-database-and-genomic-medicine-for-von-hippel-lindau-disease-in-japan
#19
Shunsaku Takayanagi, Akitake Mukasa, Hirofumi Nakatomi, Hiroshi Kanno, Jun-Ichi Kuratsu, Ryo Nishikawa, Kazuhiko Mishima, Atushi Natsume, Toshihiko Wakabayashi, Kiyohiro Houkin, Shunsuke Terasaka, Masahiro Yao, Nobuo Shinohara, Taro Shuin, Nobuhito Saito
von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a hereditary tumor disease in which tumors develop in multiple organs, not only as hemangioblastomas (HBs) in the central nervous system, but also as kidney tumors, pheochromocytomas, and so on. Much about the epidemiology of VHL disease remained unknown until fairly recently in Japan, leading to calls for the establishment of a VHL disease epidemiological database in Japanese. To elucidate its epidemiology in Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare created the VHL Disease Study Group, which was put in charge of carrying out a nationwide epidemiological survey...
January 6, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069184/sperm-aneuploidy-after-testicular-cancer-treatment-data-from-a-prospective-multicenter-study-performed-within-the-french-centre-d-%C3%A3-tude-et-de-conservation-des-oeufs-et-du-sperme-network
#20
Nathalie Rives, Marie Walschaerts, Véronique Setif, Sylvianne Hennebicq, Jacqueline Saias, Florence Brugnon, Jacques Auger, Isabelle Berthaut, Ethel Szerman, Myriam Daudin, Louis Bujan
OBJECTIVE: To study sperm aneuploidy in a population of testicular cancer (TC) patients treated with the use of either bleomycin-etoposide-cisplatin (BEP) chemotherapy or radiotherapy. DESIGN: Multicenter prospective longitudinal study of TC patients analyzed before treatment and after 3, 6, 12, and 24 months (T3-T24). PATIENT(S): Fifty-four TC patients and a control group of 10 fertile sperm donors. SETTING: University hospital laboratories...
January 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
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