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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906075/nuclear-bodies-reorganize-during-myogenesis-in-vitro-and-are-differentially-disrupted-by-expression-of-fshd-associated-dux4
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Sachiko Homma, Mary Lou Beermann, Bryant Yu, Frederick M Boyce, Jeffrey Boone Miller
BACKGROUND: Nuclear bodies, such as nucleoli, PML bodies, and SC35 speckles, are dynamic sub-nuclear structures that regulate multiple genetic and epigenetic processes. Additional regulation is provided by RNA/DNA handling proteins, notably TDP-43 and FUS, which have been linked to ALS pathology. Previous work showed that mouse cell line myotubes have fewer but larger nucleoli than myoblasts, and we had found that nuclear aggregation of TDP-43 in human myotubes was induced by expression of DUX4-FL, a transcription factor that is aberrantly expressed and causes pathology in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)...
December 1, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899160/physiopathology-of-vesico-ureteral-reflux
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Salvatore Arena, Roberta Iacona, Pietro Impellizzeri, Tiziana Russo, Lucia Marseglia, Eloisa Gitto, Carmelo Romeo
Vescico-Ureteral Reflux (VUR) is a common condition in childhood, caused by a congenital anomaly at the Vescico-Ureteral Junction (VUJ) level. It seems that the main cause could be an abnormal embryological development occurred during the early stage of fetal life.Refluxing ureteral endings show structural and functional anomalies: previous studies have shown a significant decrease in alfa actin, miosin and desmin contents as well as an high rate of atrophy and muscular degeneration with disorganized muscular fibres...
November 29, 2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890709/role-of-major-and-brain-specific-sgce-isoforms-in-the-pathogenesis-of-myoclonus-dystonia-syndrome
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Jianfeng Xiao, Satya R Vemula, Yi Xue, Mohammad M Khan, Francesca A Carlisle, Adrian J Waite, Derek J Blake, Ioannis Dragatsis, Yu Zhao, Mark S LeDoux
Loss-of-function mutations in SGCE, which encodes ε-sarcoglycan (ε-SG), cause myoclonus-dystonia syndrome (OMIM159900, DYT11). A "major" ε-SG protein derived from CCDS5637.1 (NM_003919.2) and a "brain-specific" protein, that includes sequence derived from alternative exon 11b (CCDS47642.1, NM_001099400.1), are reportedly localized in post- and pre-synaptic membrane fractions, respectively. Moreover, deficiency of the "brain-specific" isoform and other isoforms derived from exon 11b may be central to the pathogenesis of DYT11...
November 24, 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836895/lifelong-quercetin-enrichment-and-cardioprotection-in-mdx-utrn-ice
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Christopher Ballmann, Thomas Denney, Ronald J Beyers, Tiffany S Quindry, Matthew Romero, Rajesh H Amin, Joshua T Selsby, John C Quindry
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is associated with progressive cardiac pathology, however, the SIRT1/PGC1-α activator quercetin may cardioprotect dystrophic hearts. We tested the extent to which long term 0.2% dietary quercetin enrichment attenuates dystrophic cardiopathology in Mdx/Utrn(+/-) mice. At 2 months, Mdx/Utrn(+/-) mice were fed quercetin enriched (Mdx/Utrn(+/-)-Q) or control diet (Mdx/Utrn(+/-)) for 8 months. Control C57BL/10 (C57) animals were fed a control diet for 10 months. Cardiac function was quantified by MRI at 2 and 10 months...
November 11, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798264/nad-repletion-improves-muscle-function-in-muscular-dystrophy-and-counters-global-parylation
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Dongryeol Ryu, Hongbo Zhang, Eduardo R Ropelle, Vincenzo Sorrentino, Davi A G Mázala, Laurent Mouchiroud, Philip L Marshall, Matthew D Campbell, Amir Safi Ali, Gary M Knowels, Stéphanie Bellemin, Shama R Iyer, Xu Wang, Karim Gariani, Anthony A Sauve, Carles Cantó, Kevin E Conley, Ludivine Walter, Richard M Lovering, Eva R Chin, Bernard J Jasmin, David J Marcinek, Keir J Menzies, Johan Auwerx
Neuromuscular diseases are often caused by inherited mutations that lead to progressive skeletal muscle weakness and degeneration. In diverse populations of normal healthy mice, we observed correlations between the abundance of mRNA transcripts related to mitochondrial biogenesis, the dystrophin-sarcoglycan complex, and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) synthesis, consistent with a potential role for the essential cofactor NAD(+) in protecting muscle from metabolic and structural degeneration. Furthermore, the skeletal muscle transcriptomes of patients with Duchene's muscular dystrophy (DMD) and other muscle diseases were enriched for various poly[adenosine 5'-diphosphate (ADP)-ribose] polymerases (PARPs) and for nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT), enzymes that are major consumers of NAD(+) and are involved in pleiotropic events, including inflammation...
October 19, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785400/sarcolemmal-deficiency-of-sarcoglycan-complex-in-an-18-month-old-turkish-boy-with-a-large-deletion-in-the-beta-sarcoglycan-gene
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G Diniz, H Tekgul, F Hazan, K Yararbas, A Tukun
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2E (LGMD-2E) is caused by autosomal recessive defects in the beta sarcoglycan (SGCB) gene located on chromosome 4q12. In this case report, the clinical findings, histopathological features and molecular genetic data in a boy with β sarcoglycanopathy are presented. An 18-month-old boy had a very high serum creatinine phosphokinase (CPK) level that was accidentally determined. The results of molecular analyses for the dystrophin gene was found to be normal. He underwent a muscle biopsy which showed dystrophic features...
December 1, 2015: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759885/%C3%AE-sarcoglycan-and-dystrophin-mutation-spectrum-in-an-algerian-cohort
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Imene Dalichaouche, Yamina Sifi, Carinne Roudaut, Karima Sifi, Abdelmadjid Hamri, Leila Rouabah, Noureddine Abadi, Isabelle Richard
INTRODUCTION: We report the genetic analysis of a large series of 76 Algerian patients from 65 unrelated families that presented with early onset severe muscular dystrophy and a clinical phenotype resembling Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C (LGMD2C). METHODS: To define the genetic basis of the diseases in these families, we undertook a series of analysis of the γ-sarcoglycan (SGCG) and DMD genes. RESULTS: Fifteen families were shown to carry SGCG variants...
October 19, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707803/a-novel-trappc11-mutation-in-two-turkish-families-associated-with-cerebral-atrophy-global-retardation-scoliosis-achalasia-and-alacrima
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Katrin Koehler, Miroslav P Milev, Keshika Prematilake, Felix Reschke, Susann Kutzner, Ramona Jühlen, Dana Landgraf, Eda Utine, Filiz Hazan, Gulden Diniz, Markus Schuelke, Angela Huebner, Michael Sacher
BACKGROUND: Triple A syndrome (MIM #231550) is associated with mutations in the AAAS gene. However, about 30% of patients with triple A syndrome symptoms but an unresolved diagnosis do not harbour mutations in AAAS. OBJECTIVE: Search for novel genetic defects in families with a triple A-like phenotype in whom AAAS mutations are not detected. METHODS: Genome-wide linkage analysis, whole-exome sequencing and functional analyses were used to discover and verify a novel genetic defect in two families with achalasia, alacrima, myopathy and further symptoms...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641304/cd82-is-a-marker-for-prospective-isolation-of-human-muscle-satellite-cells-and-is-linked-to-muscular-dystrophies
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Matthew S Alexander, Anete Rozkalne, Alessandro Colletta, Janelle M Spinazzola, Samuel Johnson, Fedik Rahimov, Hui Meng, Michael W Lawlor, Elicia Estrella, Louis M Kunkel, Emanuela Gussoni
Cell-surface markers for prospective isolation of stem cells from human skeletal muscle have been difficult to identify. Such markers would be powerful tools for studying satellite cell function during homeostasis and in pathogenesis of diseases such as muscular dystrophies. In this study, we show that the tetraspanin KAI/CD82 is an excellent marker for prospectively isolating stem cells from human fetal and adult skeletal muscle. Human CD82(+) muscle cells robustly engraft into a mouse model of muscular dystrophy...
December 1, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638889/independent-variability-of-microtubule-perturbations-associated-with-dystrophinopathy
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Joseph J Belanto, John T Olthoff, Tara L Mader, Christopher M Chamberlain, D'anna M Nelson, Preston M McCourt, Dana M Talsness, Gregg G Gunderson, Dawn A Lowe, James M Ervasti
Absence of the protein dystrophin causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Dystrophin directly binds to microtubules in vitro, and its absence in vivo correlates with disorganization of the subsarcolemmal microtubule lattice, increased detyrosination of α-tubulin, and altered redox signaling. We previously demonstrated that the dystrophin homologue utrophin neither binds microtubules in vitro nor rescues microtubule lattice organization when overexpressed in muscles of dystrophin-deficient mdx mice. Here, we fine-mapped the dystrophin domain necessary for microtubule binding to spectrin-like repeats 20-22...
September 16, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625242/myoclonus-dystonia-an-under-recognized-entity-report-of-5-cases
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Puneet Jain, Suvasini Sharma, Fred van Ruissen, Satinder Aneja
Hereditary myoclonus-dystonia (DYT 11) is caused by the epsilon-sarcoglycan (SGCE) mutation. The clinical details and investigations of cases diagnosed with myoclonus-dystonia were reviewed. We describe 5 patients (3 families) with myoclonus-dystonia diagnosed at our center. Majority of the patients had the classical phenotype with few atypical features (adult-onset disease and onset in lower limbs). Four patients carried a mutant variant in the SGCE-gene. A diagnosis of myoclonus-dystonia should be considered in cognitively normal patients with early-onset myoclonus (that may occur both at rest and/or action) with or without dystonia and with or without psychiatric-disturbances...
September 2016: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27535350/myoclonus-dystonia-and-muscular-dystrophy-%C3%A9-sarcoglycan-is-part-of-the-dystrophin-associated-protein-complex-in-brain
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Adrian J Waite, Francesca A Carlisle, Yiumo Michael Chan, Derek J Blake
BACKGROUND: Myoclonus-dystonia is a neurogenic movement disorder caused by mutations in the gene encoding ɛ-sarcoglycan. By contrast, mutations in the α-, β-, γ-, and δ-sarcoglycan genes cause limb girdle muscular dystrophies. The sarcoglycans are part of the dystrophin-associated protein complex in muscle that is disrupted in several types of muscular dystrophy. Intriguingly, patients with myoclonus-dystonia have no muscle pathology; conversely, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy patients have not been reported to have dystonia-associated features...
November 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485975/protein-anchoring-therapy-of-biglycan-for-mdx-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Mikako Ito, Yuka Ehara, Shin Li, Kosuke Inada, Kinji Ohno
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a devastating muscle disease caused by loss-of-function mutations in <i>DMD</i> encoding dystrophin. No rational therapy is currently available. Utrophin is a paralog of dystrophin and is highly expressed at the neuromuscular junction. In <i>mdx</i> mice, utrophin is naturally upregulated throughout the muscle fibers, which mitigates muscular dystrophy. We previously reported the protein-anchoring therapy, in which a recombinant extracellular matrix protein is delivered to and anchored to a specific target using its proprietary binding domains...
August 2, 2016: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382038/age-related-differences-in-dystrophin-impact-on-force-transfer-proteins-membrane-integrity-and-neuromuscular-junction-stability
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David C Hughes, George R Marcotte, Andrea G Marshall, Daniel W D West, Leslie M Baehr, Marita A Wallace, Perrie M Saleh, Sue C Bodine, Keith Baar
The loss of muscle strength with age has been studied from the perspective of a decline in muscle mass and neuromuscular junction (NMJ) stability. A third potential factor is force transmission. The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in the force transfer apparatus within aging muscle and the impact on membrane integrity and NMJ stability. We measured an age-related loss of dystrophin protein that was greatest in the flexor muscles. The loss of dystrophin protein occurred despite a twofold increase in dystrophin mRNA...
July 5, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27352021/major-histocompatibility-complex-i-and-ii-expression-and-lymphocytic-subtypes-in-muscle-of-horses-with-immune-mediated-myositis
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S A Durward-Akhurst, C J Finno, N Barnes, J Shivers, L T Guo, G D Shelton, S J Valberg
BACKGROUND: Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) I and II expression is not normally detected on sarcolemma, but is detected with lymphocytic infiltrates in immune-mediated myositis (IMM) of humans and dogs and in dysferlin-deficient muscular dystrophy. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To determine if sarcolemmal MHC is expressed in active IMM in horses, if MHC expression is associated with lymphocytic subtype, and if dysferlin is expressed in IMM. ANIMALS: Twenty-one IMM horses of Quarter Horse-related breeds, 3 healthy and 6 disease controls (3 pasture myopathy, 3 amylase-resistant polysaccharide storage myopathy [PSSM])...
July 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27349311/morphofunctional-compensation-of-masseter-muscles-in-unilateral-posterior-crossbite-patients
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G Cutroneo, G Vermiglio, A Centofanti, G Rizzo, M Runci, A Favaloro, M G Piancino, P Bracco, G Ramieri, F Bianchi, F Speciale, A Arco, F Trimarchi
Unilateral posterior crossbite is a widespread, asymmetric malocclusion characterized by an inverse relationship of the upper and lower buccal dental cusps, in the molar and premolar regions, on one side only of the dental arch. Patients with unilateral posterior crossbite exhibit an altered chewing cycles and the crossbite side masseter results to be less active with respect to the contralateral one. Few studies about morphological features of masticatory muscle in malocclusion disorders exist and most of these have been performed on animal models...
2016: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27297959/young-girl-presenting-with-exercise-induced-myoglobinuria
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Balaji Krishnaiah, Jennifer Jheesoo Lee, Matthew Paul Wicklund, Divpreet Kaur
INTRODUCTION: The sarcoglycanopathies are a heterogeneous group of autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophies that cause varying degrees of progressive proximal muscle weakness. METHODS: We describe the case of a Caucasian girl who presented with exercise intolerance, myalgia, and dark urine. Onset of symptoms was at age 4, and she had myalgia with physical activity throughout childhood. Creatine kinase levels were as high as 18,000. RESULTS: Immunostaining of a muscle biopsy showed mildly diminished alpha sarcoglycan staining, and SGCA gene sequencing revealed n...
June 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27276190/a-rare-form-of-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-type-2e-seen-in-an-iranian-family-detected-by-autozygosity-mapping
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Marzieh Mojbafan, Yalda Nilipour, Seyed Hasan Tonekaboni, Samira Dabbagh Bagheri, Hamideh Bagherian, Zohreh Sharifi, Zahra Zeinali, Javad Tavakkoly-Bazzaz, Sirous Zeinali
Sarcoglycanopathies (SGPs) constitute a subgroup of autosomal recessive limb girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMDs) which are caused by mutations in sarcoglycan (SGs) genes. SG proteins form a core complex consisting of α, β, γ and δ sarcoglycans which are encoded by SGCA, SGCB, SGCG and SGCD genes, respectively. Genetic defect, in any of these SG proteins, results in instability of the whole complex. This effect can be helpful in interpreting muscle biopsy results. Autozygosity mapping is a gene mapping approach which can be applied in large consanguineous families for tracking the defective gene in most autosomal recessive disorders...
March 2016: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27242657/distribution-and-coexistence-of-myoclonus-and-dystonia-as-clinical-predictors-of-sgce-mutation-status-a-pilot-study
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Rodi Zutt, Joke M Dijk, Kathryn J Peall, Hans Speelman, Yasmine E M Dreissen, Maria Fiorella Contarino, Marina A J Tijssen
INTRODUCTION: Myoclonus-dystonia (M-D) is a young onset movement disorder typically involving myoclonus and dystonia of the upper body. A proportion of the cases are caused by mutations to the autosomal dominantly inherited, maternally imprinted, epsilon-sarcoglycan gene (SGCE). Despite several sets of diagnostic criteria, identification of patients most likely to have an SGCE mutation remains difficult. METHODS: Forty consecutive patients meeting pre-existing diagnostic clinical criteria for M-D underwent a standardized clinical examination (20 SGCE mutation positive and 20 negative)...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27108072/identification-of-an-intragenic-deletion-in-the-sgcb-gene-through-a-re-evaluation-of-negative-next-generation-sequencing-results
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Teresa Giugliano, Marina Fanin, Marco Savarese, Giulio Piluso, Corrado Angelini, Vincenzo Nigro
A large mutation screening of 504 patients with muscular dystrophy or myopathy has been performed by next generation sequencing (NGS). Among this cohort of patients, we report a case with a severe form of muscular dystrophy with a proximal weakness in the limb-girdle muscles. Her biopsy revealed typical dystrophic features and immunohistochemistry for α- and γ-sarcoglycans showed an absent reaction, addressing the clinical diagnosis toward a sarcoglycanopathy. Considering that no causative point mutation was detected in any of the four sarcoglycan genes, we re-evaluated the NGS data by careful quantitative analysis of the specific reads mapping on the four sarcoglycan genes...
June 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
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