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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722703/deep-intronic-hotspot-variant-unraveling-rhabdoid-tumor-predisposition-syndrome-in-two-patients-with-atypical-teratoid-and-rhabdoid-tumor
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Arnault Tauziède-Espariat, Julien Masliah-Planchon, Laurence Brugières, Stéphanie Puget, Christelle Dufour, Pascale Schneider, Annie Laquerrière, Thierry Frebourg, Damien Bodet, Emmanuèle Lechapt-Zalcman, Gaëlle Pierron, Olivier Delattre, Pascale Varlet, Franck Bourdeaut
About one third of patients with rhabdoid tumors (RT) harbor a heterozygous germline variant in SMARCB1. Molecular diagnosis therefore keeps a crucial place in the diagnosis of RT, and genetic counseling should be systematically recommended. However, immunohistochemistry has progressively replaced molecular tools to assess the status of SMARCB1 in tumors; the necessity of analyzing SMARCB1 status in the tumor may thus be less considered by neuropathologists and pediatric neuro-oncologists. In the present manuscript as aforementioned, we report on two patients with bifocal RT in the first month of life and in whom no germline variant was initially found in the SMARCB1 coding sequence...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721938/practical-clues-for-diagnosing-wwox-encephalopathy
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Oana Tarta-Arsene, Diana Barca, Dana Craiu, Catrinel Iliescu
The WW domain-containing oxidoreductase gene is implicated in autosomal recessive disorders of the central nervous system, expressed either as spinocerebellar ataxia or as a severe form with early-infantile epileptic encephalopathy. Here, we describe the electroclinical evolution of these disorders, adding new diagnostic clues based on a case study. The patient, a boy with early-onset epilepsy, presented with profound global developmental delay, persistent hypsarrhythmia, and epileptic spasms, associated with progressive cerebral atrophy without microcephaly...
July 19, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720532/lipoid-proteinosis-a-clinical-and-molecular-study-in-egyptian-patients
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Hanan H Afifi, Khalda S Amr, Angie M S Tosson, Tarak A Hassan, Mennat I Mehrez, Ghada Y El-Kamah
Lipoid proteinosis (LP) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by the loss of function of ECM1 gene. Clinical features include varying degrees of skin thickening, hoarseness of voice and less frequently neuropsychiatric abnormalities. Twelve patients from ten unrelated families with a clinical diagnosis of lipoid proteinosis were enrolled in this study. Extraction of DNA samples of the 12 patients and their parents from peripheral blood by standard methods was performed. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of the ECM1 gene was conducted using eight pairs of primers spanning over the 10 exons and splice junctions...
July 15, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717660/a-novel-molecular-diagnostics-platform-for-somatic-and-germline-precision-oncology
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Rubén Cabanillas, Marta Diñeiro, David Castillo, Patricia C Pruneda, Cristina Penas, Guadalupe A Cifuentes, Álvaro de Vicente, Noelia S Durán, Rebeca Álvarez, Gonzalo R Ordóñez, Juan Cadiñanos
BACKGROUND: Next-generation sequencing (NGS) opens new options in clinical oncology, from therapy selection to genetic counseling. However, realization of this potential not only requires succeeding in the bioinformatics and interpretation of the results, but also in their integration into the clinical practice. We have developed a novel NGS diagnostic platform aimed at detecting (1) somatic genomic alterations associated with the response to approved targeted cancer therapies and (2) germline mutations predisposing to hereditary malignancies...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717060/clinical-data-analysis-of-genotypes-and-phenotypes-of-deafness-gene-mutations-in-newborns-a-retrospective-study
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Yating Du, Lihui Huang, Xueyao Wang, Qingjia Cui, Xiaohua Cheng, Liping Zhao, Tingting Ni
We retrospectively analyzed newborns with deafness gene mutations and summarized the relationship between genotype and phenotype to provide a basis for genetic counseling. We studied 582 subjects positive for deafness gene mutations that were treated in the otology outpatient department of Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, between April 2012 and April 2016. The subjects were divided into 3 categories: a diagnosed group (group A), which was further subdivided into subgroups A1 (homozygous and compound heterozygous GJB2 mutations) and A2 (homozygous and compound heterozygous SLC26A4 mutations); a drug-induced deafness group (group B, mitochondrial (Mt) gene mutations); and a mutation carrier group (group C), which was further subdivided into the subgroups C1 (GJB2 heterozygous mutations), C2 (SLC26A4 heterozygous mutations), C3 (GJB3 heterozygous mutations), and C4 (double gene mutations)...
July 17, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716792/influence-of-family-history-on-the-willingness-of-outpatients-to-undergo-genetic-testing-for-salt-sensitive-hypertension-a-cross-sectional-study
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Taro Takeshima, Masanobu Okayama, Ryusuke Ae, Masanori Harada, Eiji Kajii
OBJECTIVES: It is unclear whether family medical history influences the willingness to undergo genetic testing. This study aimed to determine how family history affected the willingness to undergo genetic testing for salt-sensitive hypertension in patients with and without hypertension. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using a self-administered questionnaire. SETTING: Six primary care clinics and hospitals in Japan. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive 1705 outpatients aged >20 years, 578 of whom had hypertension...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716623/a-second-truncation-in-ttn-causes-early-onset-recessive-muscular-dystrophy
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Elizabeth Harris, Ana Töpf, Anna Vihola, Anni Evilä, Rita Barresi, Judith Hudson, Peter Hackman, Brian Herron, Daniel MacArthur, Hanns Lochmüller, Kate Bushby, Bjarne Udd, Volker Straub
Mutations in the gene encoding the giant skeletal muscle protein titin are associated with a variety of muscle disorders, including recessive congenital myopathies ±cardiomyopathy, limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) and late onset dominant distal myopathy. Heterozygous truncating mutations have also been linked to dilated cardiomyopathy. The phenotypic spectrum of titinopathies is emerging and expanding, as next generation sequencing techniques make this large gene amenable to sequencing. We undertook whole exome sequencing in four individuals with LGMD...
June 22, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716533/novel-ubqln2-mutations-linked-to-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-atypical-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia-phenotype-through-defective-hsp70-mediated-proteolysis
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Elisa Teyssou, Laura Chartier, Maria-Del-Mar Amador, Roselina Lam, Géraldine Lautrette, Marie Nicol, Selma Machat, Sandra Da Barroca, Carine Moigneu, Mathilde Mairey, Thierry Larmonier, Safaa Saker, Christelle Dussert, Sylvie Forlani, Bertrand Fontaine, Danielle Seilhean, Delphine Bohl, Séverine Boillée, Vincent Meininger, Philippe Couratier, François Salachas, Giovanni Stevanin, Stéphanie Millecamps
Mutations in UBQLN2 have been associated with rare cases of X-linked juvenile and adult forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and ALS linked to frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Here, we report 1 known (c.1489C>T, p.Pro497Ser, P497S) and 3 novel (c.1481C>T, p.Pro494Leu, P494L; c.1498C>T, p.Pro500Ser, P500S; and c.1516C>G, p.Pro506Ala, P506A) missense mutations in the PXX domain of UBQLN2 in familial motor neuron diseases including ALS and spastic paraplegia (SP). A novel missense mutation (c...
June 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715980/clinical-aspects-of-infertile-47-xyy-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Parnaz Borjian Boroujeni, Marjan Sabbaghian, Ahmad Vosough Dizaji, Shabnam Zarei Moradi, Navid Almadani, Faranak Mohammadpour Lashkari, Mohamad Reza Zamanian, Anahita Mohseni Meybodi
47,XYY syndrome is a sex chromosomal anomaly in men, which may be associated with infertility and has an incidence of 0.1% of male births. The clinical and paraclinical characteristics of men suffering from this anomaly have not been fully described. In this retrospective study, we present 37 cases of 47,XYY infertile men with sperm counts varying from normal to azoospermia, referred to the Genetics Laboratory at the Royan Institute, Iran. Thirteen individuals were mosaic and 24 non-mosaics. Non-mosaic patients were classified as azoospermic (nine cases) and normospermic/oligozoospermic men (15 cases)...
July 18, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715041/diagnostic-single-gene-analyses-beyond-sanger-economic-high-throughput-sequencing-of-small-genes-involved-in-congenital-coagulation-and-platelet-disorders
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Juliane Najm, Matthias Rath, Winnie Schröder, Ute Felbor
Molecular testing of congenital coagulation and platelet disorders offers confirmation of clinical diagnoses, supports genetic counselling, and enables predictive and prenatal diagnosis. In some cases, genotype-phenotype correlations are important for predicting the clinical course of the disease and adaptation of individualized therapy. Until recently, genotyping has been mainly performed by Sanger sequencing. While next generation sequencing (NGS) enables the parallel analysis of multiple genes, the cost-value ratio of custom-made panels can be unfavorable for analyses of specific small genes...
July 17, 2017: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714147/communication-of-information-about-genetic-risks-putting-families-at-the-center
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Álvaro Mendes, Alison Metcalfe, Milena Paneque, Liliana Sousa, Angus J Clarke, Jorge Sequeiros
Genetic information is a family affair. With the expansion of genomic technologies, many new causal genes and variants have been established and the potential for molecular diagnoses increased, with implications not only for patients but also their relatives. The need for genetic counseling and intrafamilial circulation of information on genetic risks grew accordingly. Also, the amount and, particularly, the complexity of the information to convey multiplied. Sharing information about genetic risks with family members, however, has never been an easy matter and often becomes a source of personal and familial conflicts and distress...
July 16, 2017: Family Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713994/molecular%C3%A2-cytogenetic-study-of-de-novo-mosaic-karyotype-45-x-46-x-i-yq-46-x-idic-yq-in-an-azoospermic-male-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yuting Jiang, Ruixue Wang, Linlin Li, Lintao Xue, Shu Deng, Ruizhi Liu
The present study describes a 36‑year‑old male with the 45,X/46,X,i(Yq)/46,X,idic(Yq) karyotype, who suffered from azoospermia attributed to maturation arrest of the primary spermatocyte. To the best of our knowledge, this rare karyotype has not yet been reported in the literature. The results of detailed molecular‑cytogenetic studies of isodicentric (idic)Y chromosomes and isochromosome (iso)Y, which are identified in patient with complex mosaic karyotypes, are presented. The presence of mosaicism of the three cell lines 45,X, 46,X,i(Yq) and 46,X,idic(Yq) may be a contributing factor for spermatogenic failure, in addition to the instability of iso/idic Y chromosomes to pass the spermatogenesis process...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713270/evaluation-of-selected-cyp51a1-polymorphisms-in-view-of-interactions-with-substrate-and-redox-partner
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Tadeja Režen, Iza Ogris, Marko Sever, Franci Merzel, Simona Golic Grdadolnik, Damjana Rozman
Cholesterol is essential for development, growth, and maintenance of organisms. Mutations in cholesterol biosynthetic genes are embryonic lethal and few polymorphisms have been so far associated with pathologies in humans. Previous analyses show that lanosterol 14α-demethylase (CYP51A1) from the late part of cholesterol biosynthesis has only a few missense mutations with low minor allele frequencies and low association with pathologies in humans. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of amino acid changes in the natural missense mutations of the hCYP51A1 protein...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711742/microcephaly-with-simplified-gyral-pattern-epilepsy-and-permanent-neonatal-diabetes-syndrome-meds-a-new-patient-and-review-of-the-literature
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Irene Valenzuela, Susana Boronat, Elena Martínez-Sáez, María Clemente, Ángel Sánchez-Montañez, Francina Munell, Antonio Carrascosa, Alfons Macaya
Microcephaly with simplified gyration, epilepsy and permanent neonatal diabetes syndrome (MEDS) is a recently described, autosomal recessive-inherited syndrome. We report the case of an infant presenting with lethargy at age five weeks and clinical findings of persistent hyperglycaemia and microcephaly with simplified gyration, suggestive of MEDS. The diagnosis was confirmed by the detection of a known c.233 T > C mutation in the IER3IP1 gene. Only eight cases of MEDS have been reported in the literature...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711074/hereditary-renal-diseases
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Lakshmi Mehta, Belinda Jim
Hereditary kidney disease comprises approximately 10% of adults and nearly all children who require renal replacement therapy. Technologic advances have improved our ability to perform genetic diagnosis and enhanced our understanding of renal and syndromic diseases. In this article, we review the genetics of renal diseases, including common monogenic diseases such as polycystic kidney disease, Alport syndrome, and Fabry disease, as well as complex disorders such as congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract...
July 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709660/effect-of-gastrointestinal-malformations-on-the-outcomes-of-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Carlos M Mery, Luis E De León, J Rubén Rodriguez, R Michael Nieto, Wei Zhang, Iki Adachi, Jeffrey S Heinle, Lauren C Kane, E Dean McKenzie, Charles D Fraser
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to assess the effect of associated gastrointestinal malformations (GI) on the outcomes of patients undergoing congenital heart operations. METHODS: Neonates and infants with thoracic (esophageal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula) and abdominal (duodenal stenosis/atresia, imperforate anus, Hirschsprung disease) GI malformations undergoing congenital heart operations between 1995 and 2015 were included. Two control groups were created, one for each group...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706735/the-importance-of-copy-number-variation-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Gregory Costain, Candice K Silversides, Anne S Bassett
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common class of major malformations in humans. The historical association with large chromosomal abnormalities foreshadowed the role of submicroscopic rare copy number variations (CNVs) as important genetic causes of CHD. Recent studies have provided robust evidence for these structural variants as genome-wide contributors to all forms of CHD, including CHD that appears isolated without extra-cardiac features. Overall, a CNV-related molecular diagnosis can be made in up to one in eight patients with CHD...
September 14, 2016: NPJ Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705149/f-treegc-a-questionnaire-based-family-tree-creation-software-for-genetic-counseling-and-genome-cohort-studies
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Tomoharu Tokutomi, Akimune Fukushima, Kayono Yamamoto, Yasushi Bansho, Tsuyoshi Hachiya, Atsushi Shimizu
BACKGROUND: The Tohoku Medical Megabank project aims to create a next-generation personalized healthcare system by conducting large-scale genome-cohort studies involving three generations of local residents in the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. We collected medical and genomic information for developing a biobank to be used for this healthcare system. We designed a questionnaire-based pedigree-creation software program named "f-treeGC," which enables even less experienced medical practitioners to accurately and rapidly collect family health history and create pedigree charts...
July 14, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704707/a-founder-mutation-underlies-a-severe-form-of-phosphoglutamase-3-pgm3-deficiency-in-tunisian-patients
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Leila Ben-Khemis, Najla Mekki, Imen Ben-Mustapha, Karen Rouault, Fethi Mellouli, Monia Khemiri, Mohamed Bejaoui, Leila Essaddam, Saayda Ben-Becher, Lamia Boughamoura, Saida Hassayoun, Meriem Ben-Ali, Mohamed-Ridha Barbouche
Phosphoglucomutase 3 (PGM3) protein catalyzes the conversion of N-acetyl-d-glucosamine-6-phosphate (GlcNAc-6-P) to N-acetyl-d-glucosamine-1-phosphate (GlcNAc-1-P), which is required for the synthesis of uridine diphosphate N-acetylglucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc) an important precursor for protein glycosylation. Mutations in PGM3 gene have been recently shown to underlie a new congenital disorder of glycosylation often associated to elevated IgE. Herein, we report twelve PGM3 deficient patients. They belong to three highly consanguineous families, originating from a rural district in the west central Tunisia...
July 10, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703900/rapid-genetic-counseling-and-testing-in-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer-patients-and-health-professionals-attitudes-experiences-and-evaluation-of-effects-on-treatment-decision-making
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Marijke R Wevers, Neil K Aaronson, Eveline M A Bleiker, Daniela E E Hahn, Titia Brouwer, Thijs van Dalen, Evert B Theunissen, Bart van Ooijen, Marnix A de Roos, Paul J Borgstein, Bart C Vrouenraets, Eline Vriens, Wim H Bouma, Herman Rijna, Johannes P Vente, Marianne A Kuenen, Jacoline van der Sanden-Melis, Arjen J Witkamp, Emiel J Th Rutgers, Senno Verhoef, Margreet G E M Ausems
BACKGROUND: Rapid genetic counseling and testing (RGCT) in newly diagnosed high-risk breast cancer (BC) patients may influence surgical treatment decisions. To successfully integrate RGCT in practice, knowledge of professionals', and patients' attitudes toward RGCT is essential. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2010, we performed a randomized clinical trial evaluating the impact of RGCT. Attitudes toward and experience with RGCT were assessed in 265 patients (at diagnosis, 6- and 12-month follow-up) and 29 medical professionals (before and after the recruitment period)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
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