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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918022/antisense-oligonucleotides-reduce-rna-foci-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia-36-patient-ipscs
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Kosuke Matsuzono, Keiko Imamura, Nagahisa Murakami, Kayoko Tsukita, Takuya Yamamoto, Yuishin Izumi, Ryuji Kaji, Yasuyuki Ohta, Toru Yamashita, Koji Abe, Haruhisa Inoue
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 36 is a late-onset, slowly progressive cerebellar syndrome with motor neuron degeneration that is caused by expansions of a hexanucleotide repeat (GGCCTG) in the noncoding region of NOP56 gene, with a histopathological feature of RNA foci formation in postmortem tissues. Here, we report a cellular model using the spinocerebellar ataxia type 36 patient induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). We generated iPSCs from spinocerebellar ataxia type 36 patients and differentiated them into neurons...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915903/a-quantitative-assessment-of-the-evolution-of-cerebellar-syndrome-in-children-with-phosphomannomutase-deficiency-pmm2-cdg
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Natalia Lourdes Serrano, Victor De Diego, Daniel Cuadras, Antonio F Martinez Monseny, Ramón Velázquez-Fragua, Laura López, Ana Felipe, Luis G Gutiérrez-Solana, Alfons Macaya, Belén Pérez-Dueñas, Mercedes Serrano
BACKGROUND: We aim to delineate the progression of cerebellar syndrome in children with phosphomannomutase-deficiency (PMM2-CDG) using the International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS). We sought correlation between cerebellar volumetry and clinical situation. We prospectively evaluated PMM2-CDG patients aged from 5 to 18 years through ICARS at two different time points set apart by at least 20 months. We reviewed available MRIs and performed volumetric analysis when it was possible...
September 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914269/looking-beyond-the-exome-a-phenotype-first-approach-to-molecular-diagnostic-resolution-in-rare-and-undiagnosed-diseases
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Loren D M Pena, Yong-Hui Jiang, Kelly Schoch, Rebecca C Spillmann, Nicole Walley, Nicholas Stong, Sarah Rapisardo Horn, Jennifer A Sullivan, Allyn McConkie-Rosell, Sujay Kansagra, Edward C Smith, Mays El-Dairi, Jane Bellet, Martha Ann Keels, Joan Jasien, Peter G Kranz, Richard Noel, Shashi K Nagaraj, Robert K Lark, Daniel S G Wechsler, Daniela Del Gaudio, Marco L Leung, Laura G Hendon, Collette C Parker, Kelly L Jones, David B Goldstein, Vandana Shashi
PurposeTo describe examples of missed pathogenic variants on whole-exome sequencing (WES) and the importance of deep phenotyping for further diagnostic testing.MethodsGuided by phenotypic information, three children with negative WES underwent targeted single-gene testing.ResultsIndividual 1 had a clinical diagnosis consistent with infantile systemic hyalinosis, although WES and a next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based ANTXR2 test were negative. Sanger sequencing of ANTXR2 revealed a homozygous single base pair insertion, previously missed by the WES variant caller software...
September 14, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911151/expanding-the-phenotypic-and-genotypic-landscape-of-autoimmune-polyendocrine-syndrome-type-1
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Elizaveta M Orlova, Leila S Sozaeva, Maria A Kareva, Bergithe E Oftedal, Anette S B Wolff, Lars Breivik, Ekaterina Y Zakharova, Olga N Ivanova, Olle Kämpe, Ivan I Dedov, Per M Knappskog, Valentina A Peterkova, Eystein S Husebye
Context: Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APS-1) is a rare monogenic autoimmune disease caused by mutations in the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene and characterized by chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, hypoparathyroidism, and primary adrenal insufficiency. Comprehensive characterizations of large patient cohorts are rare. Objective: To perform an extensive clinical, immunological, and genetic characterization of a large nationwide Russian APS-1 cohort...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905220/haplotype-study-in-sca10-families-provides-further-evidence-for-a-common-ancestral-origin-of-the-mutation
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Giovana B Bampi, Rafael Bisso-Machado, Tábita Hünemeier, Tailise C Gheno, Gabriel V Furtado, Diego Veliz-Otani, Mario Cornejo-Olivas, Pillar Mazzeti, Maria Cátira Bortolini, Laura B Jardim, Maria Luiza Saraiva-Pereira
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 10 (SCA10) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia and epilepsy. The disease is caused by a pentanucleotide ATTCT expansion in intron 9 of the ATXN10 gene on chromosome 22q13.3. SCA10 has shown a geographical distribution throughout America with a likely degree of Amerindian ancestry from different countries so far. Currently available data suggest that SCA10 mutation might have spread out early during the peopling of the Americas...
September 13, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904990/the-multiple-faces-of-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-2
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Antonella Antenora, Carlo Rinaldi, Alessandro Roca, Chiara Pane, Maria Lieto, Francesco Saccà, Silvio Peluso, Giuseppe De Michele, Alessandro Filla
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) is among the most common forms of autosomal dominant ataxias, accounting for 15% of the total families. Occurrence is higher in specific populations such as the Cuban and Southern Italian. The disease is caused by a CAG expansion in ATXN2 gene, leading to abnormal accumulation of the mutant protein, ataxin-2, in intracellular inclusions. The clinical picture is mainly dominated by cerebellar ataxia, although a number of other neurological signs have been described, ranging from parkinsonism to motor neuron involvement, making the diagnosis frequently challenging for neurologists, particularly when information about the family history is not available...
September 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901595/movement-disorders-in-genetically-confirmed-mitochondrial-disease-and-the-putative-role-of-the-cerebellum
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Sebastian R Schreglmann, Franz Riederer, Marian Galovic, Christos Ganos, Georg Kägi, Daniel Waldvogel, Zane Jaunmuktane, Andre Schaller, Ute Hidding, Ernst Krasemann, Lars Michels, Christian R Baumann, Kailash Bhatia, Hans H Jung
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial disease can present as a movement disorder. Data on this entity's epidemiology, genetics, and underlying pathophysiology, however, is scarce. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the clinical, genetic, and volumetric imaging data from patients with mitochondrial disease who presented with movement disorders. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis of all genetically confirmed mitochondrial disease cases from three centers (n = 50), the prevalence and clinical presentation of video-documented movement disorders was assessed...
September 13, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900413/impaired-cerebellum-to-primary-motor-cortex-associative-plasticity-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-3
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Ming-Kuei Lu, Jui-Cheng Chen, Chun-Ming Chen, Jeng-Ren Duann, Ulf Ziemann, Chon-Haw Tsai
BACKGROUND: Functional perturbation of the cerebellum (CB)-motor cortex (M1) interactions may underlie pathophysiology of movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3). Recently, M1 motor excitability can be bidirectionally modulated in young subjects by corticocortical paired associative stimulation (PAS) on CB and contralateral M1 with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), probably through the cerebello-dentato-thalamo-cortical (CDTC) circuit...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900389/cerebellar-atrophy-and-changes-in-cytokines-associated-with-the-cacna1a-r583q-mutation-in-a-russian-familial-hemiplegic-migraine-type-1-family
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Svetlana F Khaiboullina, Elena G Mendelevich, Leyla H Shigapova, Elena Shagimardanova, Guzel Gazizova, Alexey Nikitin, Ekaterina Martynova, Yuriy N Davidyuk, Enver I Bogdanov, Oleg Gusev, Arn M J M van den Maagdenberg, Rashid A Giniatullin, Albert A Rizvanov
Background: Immune mechanisms recently emerged as important contributors to migraine pathology with cytokines affecting neuronal excitation. Therefore, elucidating the profile of cytokines activated in various forms of migraine, including those with a known genetic cause, can help in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Methods: Here we (i) performed exome sequencing to identify the causal gene mutation and (ii) measured, using Bio-Plex technology, 22 cytokines in serum of patients with familial migraine (two with hemiplegic migraine and two with migraine with aura) from a Russian family that ethnically belongs to the Tatar population...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895705/-complete-heart-block-and-asystole-in-a-child-with-ataxia-telangiectasia
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Daniel Palanca Arias, Ariadna Ayerza Casas, Mercedes Domínguez Cajal, Marta López Ramón, Lorenzo Jiménez Montañés
Ataxia-telangiectasia is a disorder characterized by cerebellar ataxia, telangiectasia, immunodeficiency, and increased predisposition to cancer susceptibility. Mutations in the ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene seem to play an important role in normal cell function and in cardiovascular remodeling. We report a case of a 14-year-old boy with ataxia-telangiectasia and high-grade B-non-Hodgkin lymphoma who remained in continuous complete remission after chemotherapy and who was admitted into our Emergency Room presenting with episodes of presyncope...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895081/novel-de-novo-kcnd3-mutation-in-a-japanese-patient-with-intellectual-disability-cerebellar-ataxia-myoclonus-and-dystonia
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Masanori Kurihara, Hiroyuki Ishiura, Takuya Sasaki, Juuri Otsuka, Toshihiro Hayashi, Yasuo Terao, Takashi Matsukawa, Jun Mitsui, Juntaro Kaneko, Kazutoshi Nishiyama, Koichiro Doi, Jun Yoshimura, Shinichi Morishita, Jun Shimizu, Shoji Tsuji
Spinocerebellar ataxia 19/22 (SCA19/22) is a rare type of autosomal dominant SCA that was previously described in 11 families. We report the case of a 30-year-old Japanese man presenting with intellectual disability, early onset cerebellar ataxia, myoclonus, and dystonia without a family history. MRI showed cerebellar atrophy, and electroencephalograms showed paroxysmal sharp waves during hyperventilation and photic stimulation. Trio whole-exome sequencing analysis of DNA samples from the patient and his parents revealed a de novo novel missense mutation (c...
September 11, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894740/increased-whole-cerebellar-serotonin-in-aged-c57bl-6-mice
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Nicholas W DeKorver, Dustin Lichty, Marieke van der Hart, Arash Rassoulpour, Stephen J Bonasera
Mobility and locomotor impairments have high prevalence, morbidity, and significant mortality in older adult populations. Cerebellar functional changes have been implicated in the pathogenesis of these age-related mobility and gait deficits unrelated to stroke, Parkinson's disease, or degenerative joint disease. We thus examined total cerebellar glutamate, glutamine, GABA, glycine, dopamine, norepinephrine, tryptophan, serotonin, alanine, threonine, and asparagine content from male 2-3-month (young, n = 6) and 21-24-month-old (aged, n = 6) C57BL/6 mice...
2017: Matters (Zur)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893945/zfp423-znf423-regulates-cell-cycle-progression-the-mode-of-cell-division-and-the-dna-damage-response-in-purkinje-neuron-progenitors
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Filippo Casoni, Laura Croci, Camilla Bosone, Roberta D'Ambrosio, Aurora Badaloni, Davide Gaudesi, Valeria Barili, Justyna R Sarna, Lino Tessarollo, Ottavio Cremona, Richard Hawkes, Søren Warming, G Giacomo Consalez
The Zfp423/ZNF423 gene encodes a 30-Zn-finger transcription factor involved in key developmental pathways. While null Zfp423 mutants develop cerebellar malformations, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. ZNF423 mutations have been associated to Joubert Syndrome, a ciliopathy causing cerebellar vermis hypoplasia and ataxia. ZNF423 participates in the DNA damage response, raising questions regarding its role as a regulator of neural progenitor cell cycle progression in cerebellar development. To characterize in vivo the function of ZFP423 in neurogenesis, we analyzed allelic murine mutants in which distinct functional domains are deleted...
September 11, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890930/parkinson-s-disease-associated-with-pure-atxn10-repeat-expansion
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Birgitt Schüle, Karen N McFarland, Kelsey Lee, Yu-Chih Tsai, Khanh-Dung Nguyen, Chao Sun, Mei Liu, Christie Byrne, Ramesh Gopi, Neng Huang, J William Langston, Tyson Clark, Francisco Javier Jiménez Gil, Tetsudo Ashizawa
Large, non-coding pentanucleotide repeat expansions of ATTCT in intron 9 of the ATXN10 gene typically cause progressive spinocerebellar ataxia with or without seizures and present neuropathologically with Purkinje cell loss resulting in symmetrical cerebellar atrophy. These ATXN10 repeat expansions can be interrupted by sequence motifs which have been attributed to seizures and are likely to act as genetic modifiers. We identified a Mexican kindred with multiple affected family members with ATXN10 expansions...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887803/psychosis-in-spinocerebellar-ataxias-a-case-series-and-study-of-tyrosine-hydroxylase-in-substantia-nigra
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Katherine W Turk, Margaret E Flanagan, Samuel Josephson, C Dirk Keene, Suman Jayadev, Thomas D Bird
Spinocerebellar ataxias are a genetically heterogeneous group of degenerative diseases typically characterized by progressive ataxia and to various degrees, neuropathy, amyotrophy, and ocular abnormalities. There is increasing evidence for non-motor manifestations associated with cerebellar syndromes including cognitive and psychiatric features. We studied a retrospective clinical case series of eight subjects with spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) 2, 3, 7, and 17, all displaying features of psychosis, and also measured tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) staining of the substantia nigra (SN) at autopsy, among four of the subjects...
September 8, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886343/dominant-mutations-in-grm1-cause-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-44
#16
Lauren M Watson, Elizabeth Bamber, Ricardo Parolin Schnekenberg, Jonathan Williams, Conceição Bettencourt, Jennifer Lickiss, Katherine Fawcett, Samuel Clokie, Yvonne Wallis, Penny Clouston, David Sims, Henry Houlden, Esther B E Becker, Andrea H Németh
The metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (mGluR1) is abundantly expressed in the mammalian central nervous system, where it regulates intracellular calcium homeostasis in response to excitatory signaling. Here, we describe heterozygous dominant mutations in GRM1, which encodes mGluR1, that are associated with distinct disease phenotypes: gain-of-function missense mutations, linked in two different families to adult-onset cerebellar ataxia, and a de novo truncation mutation resulting in a dominant-negative effect that is associated with juvenile-onset ataxia and intellectual disability...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878663/subacute-cerebellar-degeneration-due-to-a-paraneoplastic-phenomenon-associated-with-metastatic-merkel-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Angelos Sharobeam, Jason Ray, Juliana Dong, Victor Chong
PURPOSE: The aim of this article is to illustrate the diagnostic challenges and management of paraneoplastic neurological syndromes in Merkel cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We describe a previously functionally independent 85-year-old woman who presented with subacute onset of dizziness and gait ataxia in the setting of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma. RESULTS: Diagnosis was made on biopsy after positron emission tomography imaging revealed increased metabolic activity in 2 left inguinofemoral lymph nodes...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878050/antibody-associated-cns-syndromes-without-signs-of-inflammation-in-the-elderly
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Domingo Escudero, Mar Guasp, Helena Ariño, Carles Gaig, Eugenia Martínez-Hernández, Josep Dalmau, Francesc Graus
OBJECTIVE: To report the CNS syndromes of patients ≥60 years of age with antibodies against neuronal surface antigens but no evidence of brain MRI and CSF inflammatory changes. METHODS: This was a retrospective clinical analysis of patients with antibodies against neuronal surface antigens who fulfilled 3 criteria: age ≥60 years, no inflammatory abnormalities in brain MRI, and no CSF pleocytosis. Antibodies were determined with reported techniques. RESULTS: Among 155 patients ≥60 years of age with neurologic syndromes related to antibodies against neuronal surface antigens, 35 (22...
September 6, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873125/neurological-complications-associated-with-anti-programmed-death-1-pd-1-antibodies
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Justin C Kao, Bing Liao, Svetomir N Markovic, Christopher J Klein, Elie Naddaf, Nathan P Staff, Teerin Liewluck, Julie E Hammack, Paola Sandroni, Heidi Finnes, Michelle L Mauermann
Importance: Neurological complications are an increasingly recognized consequence of the use of anti-programmed death 1 (PD-1) antibodies in the treatment of solid-organ tumors, with an estimated frequency of 4.2%. To date, the clinical spectrum and optimum treatment approach are not established. Objective: To investigate the frequency, clinical spectrum, and optimum treatment approach to neurological complications associated with anti-PD-1 therapy. Design, Setting, and Participants: This single-center, retrospective cohort study was conducted from either September or December 2014 (the approval dates of the study drugs by the US Food and Drug Administration) to May 19, 2016...
September 5, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863961/cerebellopathy-secondary-to-anti-peroxidase-antibody-mediated-toxicity-a-special-case-of-hashimoto-encephalopathy
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Gary Álvarez Bravo, Antonio Yusta Izquierdo, Guilherme Carvalho Monteiro, Irene Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case report is to highlight the importance of recognizing uncommon causes of cerebellar involvement. CASE PRESENTATION: A 45-year-old woman with no medical history who presented gait instability that appears suddenly and evolves rapidly in two weeks, causing frequent falls. Neurological examination revealed an inability to walk due to severe ataxia, accompanied by global hypotonia, appendicular dysmetria, opsoclonus and dysarthria. We studied this patient with cerebellar syndrome, obtaining as relevant findings global cerebellar atrophy in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and especially, considerably elevated levels of antibodies against thyroid peroxidase (TPO)...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
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