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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762087/genomics-and-epigenomics-of-congenital-heart-defects-expert-review-and-lessons-learned-in-africa
#1
Nicholas Ekow Thomford, Kevin Dzobo, Nana Akyaa Yao, Emile Chimusa, Jonathan Evans, Emmanuel Okai, Paul Kruszka, Maximilian Muenke, Gordon Awandare, Ambroise Wonkam, Collet Dandara
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are structural malformations found at birth with a prevalence of 1%. The clinical trajectory of CHD is highly variable and thus in need of robust diagnostics and therapeutics. Major surgical interventions are often required for most CHDs. In Africa, despite advances in life sciences infrastructure and improving education of medical scholars, the limited clinical data suggest that CHD detection and correction are still not at par with the rest of the world. But the toll and genetics of CHDs in Africa has seldom been systematically investigated...
May 2018: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668722/a-family-of-long-intergenic-non-coding-rna-genes-in-human-chromosomal-region-22q11-2-carry-a-dna-translocation-breakpoint-at-rich-sequence
#2
Nicholas Delihas
FAM230C, a long intergenic non-coding RNA (lincRNA) gene in human chromosome 13 (chr13) is a member of lincRNA genes termed family with sequence similarity 230. An analysis using bioinformatics search tools and alignment programs was undertaken to determine properties of FAM230C and its related genes. Results reveal that the DNA translocation element, the Translocation Breakpoint Type A (TBTA) sequence, which consists of satellite DNA, Alu elements, and AT-rich sequences is embedded in the FAM230C gene. Eight lincRNA genes related to FAM230C also carry the TBTA sequences...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653009/-cytogenetic-and-molecular-genetic-analysis-of-the-amniotic-fluid-cells-of-a-fetus-with-pseudodicentric-isochromosome-22-resulting-in-partial-tetraploidy-of-22q
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Yanyan Shen, Hui Kong, Huan Zeng, Qiong Wu, Jiayan Chen, Dongxing Zhou, Jian Zhang, Yunsheng Ge, Feng Ding
OBJECTIVE: To diagnose chromosomal abnormalities in amniotic fluid cells by combining karyotyping and single nucleotide polymorphism array (SNP-array) analysis, and to explore the application of SNP-array in routine clinical practice. METHODS: Conventional G banding was used to karyotype a fetal amniotic fluid sample and the corresponding peripheral blood samples from the parents, followed by SNP-array analysis of the fetal genomic DNA from the amniotic fluid. RESULTS: The karyotype of the amniocytes was 47, XX, +mar...
April 10, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575660/subthreshold-social-cognitive-deficits-may-be-a-key-to-distinguish-22q11-2ds-from-schizophrenia
#4
Elodie Peyroux, Caroline Rigard, Guillaume Saucourt, Alice Poisson, Julien Plasse, Nicolas Franck, Caroline Demily
AIM: Social cognitive impairments are core features in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) and schizophrenia (SCZ). Indeed, adults with 22q.11.2 DS often have poorer social competence as well as poorer performance on measures of social cognitive skills (emotion recognition and theory of mind, ToM) compared with typically developing people. However, studies comparing specific social cognitive components in 22q11.2DS and SCZ have not yet been widely conducted. METHODS: In this study we compared performances of 22q11...
March 25, 2018: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500469/clinically-diverse-phenotypes-and-genotypes-of-patients-with-branchio-oto-renal-syndrome
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Ai Unzaki, Naoya Morisada, Kandai Nozu, Ming Juan Ye, Shuichi Ito, Tatsuo Matsunaga, Kenji Ishikura, Shihomi Ina, Koji Nagatani, Takayuki Okamoto, Yuji Inaba, Naoko Ito, Toru Igarashi, Shoichiro Kanda, Ken Ito, Kohei Omune, Takuma Iwaki, Kazuyuki Ueno, Mayumi Yahata, Yasufumi Ohtsuka, Eriko Nishi, Nobuya Takahashi, Tomoaki Ishikawa, Shunsuke Goto, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kazumoto Iijima
Branchio-oto-renal (BOR) syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by branchiogenic anomalies, hearing loss, and renal anomalies. The aim of this study was to reveal the clinical phenotypes and their causative genes in Japanese BOR patients. Patients clinically diagnosed with BOR syndrome were analyzed by direct sequencing, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), and next-generation sequencing (NGS). We identified the causative genes in 38/51 patients from 26/36 families; EYA1 aberrations were identified in 22 families, SALL1 mutations were identified in two families, and SIX1 mutations and a 22q partial tetrasomy were identified in one family each...
May 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467824/familial-intellectual-disability-as-a-result-of-a-derivative-chromosome-22-originating-from-a-balanced-translocation-3-22-in-a-four-generation-family
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Zhang Kaihui, Huang Yan, Dong Rui, Yang Yali, Wang Ying, Zhang Haiyan, Zhang Yufeng, Gai Zhongtao, Liu Yi
Background: Balanced reciprocal translocation is usually an exchange of two terminal segments from different chromosomes without phenotypic effect on the carrier while leading to increased risk of generating unbalanced gametes. Here we describe a four-generation family in Shandong province of China with at least three patients sharing severe intellectual disability and developmental delay resulting from a derivative chromosome 22 originating from a balanced translocation (3;22) involving chromosomes 3q28q29 and 22q13...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358616/identification-of-22q13-genes-most-likely-to-contribute-to-phelan-mcdermid-syndrome
#7
REVIEW
Andrew R Mitz, Travis J Philyaw, Luigi Boccuto, Aleksandr Shcheglovitov, Sara M Sarasua, Walter E Kaufmann, Audrey Thurm
Chromosome 22q13.3 deletion (Phelan McDermid) syndrome (PMS) is a rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorder resulting from deletions or other genetic variants on distal 22q. Pathological variants of the SHANK3 gene have been identified, but terminal chromosomal deletions including SHANK3 are most common. Terminal deletions disrupt up to 108 protein-coding genes. The impact of these losses is highly variable and includes both significantly impairing neurodevelopmental and somatic manifestations. The current review combines two metrics, prevalence of gene loss and predicted loss pathogenicity, to identify likely contributors to phenotypic expression...
March 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350171/the-dna-copy-number-landscape-of-a-collision-tumor
#8
Hugh Kearney, Jane B Cryan, Seamus Looby, Francesca M Brett, Michael A Farrell, Patrick G Buckley
Intracranial collision tumors are composed of two histologically distinct but merging components, and are rare. Their genetic profile has rarely been described. Comparative genome hybridization of a combined meningioma and oligodendroglioma demonstrated deletion of chromosome 22q and of 19q in both tumors. Somatic deletion of chromosome 22q and 19q is associated with development of an intracranial collision tumor.
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March 2018: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345728/analytical-performance-of-the-thyroseq-v3-genomic-classifier-for-cancer-diagnosis-in-thyroid-nodules
#9
Marina N Nikiforova, Stephanie Mercurio, Abigail I Wald, Michelle Barbi de Moura, Keith Callenberg, Lucas Santana-Santos, William E Gooding, Linwah Yip, Robert L Ferris, Yuri E Nikiforov
BACKGROUND: Molecular tests have clinical utility for thyroid nodules with indeterminate fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology, although their performance requires further improvement. This study evaluated the analytical performance of the newly created ThyroSeq v3 test. METHODS: ThyroSeq v3 is a DNA- and RNA-based next-generation sequencing assay that analyzes 112 genes for a variety of genetic alterations, including point mutations, insertions/deletions, gene fusions, copy number alterations, and abnormal gene expression, and it uses a genomic classifier (GC) to separate malignant lesions from benign lesions...
January 18, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338128/clinical-experience-of-laboratory-follow-up-with-noninvasive-prenatal-testing-using-cell-free-dna-and-positive-microdeletion-results-in-349-cases
#10
S Schwartz, M Kohan, R Pasion, P R Papenhausen, L D Platt
OBJECTIVE: Screening via noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) involving the analysis of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from plasma has become readily available to screen for chromosomal and DNA aberrations through maternal blood. This report reviews a laboratory's experience with follow-up of positive NIPT screens for microdeletions. METHODS: Patients that were screened positive by NIPT for a microdeletion involving 1p, 4p, 5p, 15q, or 22q who underwent diagnostic studies by either chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis were evaluated...
February 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322978/chromosomal-aberrations-in-chordoid-meningioma-an-analysis
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Harsha Sugur, Arun H Shastry, Nishant Sadashiva, Dwarakanath Srinivas, Vani Santosh, Sampath Somanna
INTRODUCTION: Chordoid meningiomas (CMs) are a rare subgroup of tumors, accounting for approximately 0.5% of all meningiomas. These tumors correspond to World Health Organization (WHO) Grade II lesions and behave aggressively, with an increased likelihood of recurrence. There are only two studies that have described the genetic alterations in CMs. While a majority of meningiomas are known to have deletion at many chromosomal loci such as 22q, 18p, 14q, and 1p, which are found to be associated with initiation, progression, and malignancy of these tumors, these have not yet been studied in CMs...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306563/yield-rate-of-chromosomal-microarray-analysis-in-fetuses-with-congenital-heart-defects
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Sifa Turan, Mehmet Resit Asoglu, Rinat Gabbay Benziv, Lauren Doyle, Christopher Harman, Ozhan M Turan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to calculate the yield rates of CMA in fetuses diagnosed with various CHDs in a tertiary center. STUDY DESIGN: This cohort study collected prenatal genetic test results of 145 fetuses diagnosed with CHD. All 145 cases underwent Conventional karyotype (CK), followed by CMA in cases of negative CK result. "Detection rate" of genetic abnormalities was calculated as the percentage of cases with genetic abnormalities identified...
February 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230670/double-somatic-smarcb1-and-nf2-mutations-in-sporadic-spinal-schwannoma
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Irene Paganini, Gabriele Lorenzo Capone, Jeremie Vitte, Roberta Sestini, Anna Laura Putignano, Marco Giovannini, Laura Papi
In sporadic schwannomas, inactivation of both copies of the NF2 tumor suppressor gene on 22q is common. Constitutional mutations of SMARCB1 are responsible of schwannomatosis, an inherited tumor predisposition syndrome, characterized by the development of multiple schwannomas. We analysed the frequency of copy number changes on chromosome 22 and the mutation of NF2 and SMARCB1 in 26 sporadic schwannomas. We found two spinal schwannomas with an identical somatic missense mutation in SMARCB1 exon 9: p.(Arg377His)...
March 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204428/case-of-gastric-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-showing-an-interesting-tumorigenic-pathway
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Noriyuki Uesugi, Ryo Sugimoto, Makoto Eizuka, Yasuko Fujita, Mitsumasa Osakabe, Keisuke Koeda, Takashi Kosaka, Shunichi Yanai, Kazuyuki Ishida, Akira Sasaki, Takayuki Matsumoto, Tamotsu Sugai
Here, we report a case of gastric neuroendocrine carcinoma showing an interesting tumorigenic pathway. A 57-year-old Japanese woman presented with epigastric tenderness, and distal gastrectomy was performed. In the surgical specimen, histologically, the tumor tissue was composed of three subtypes of tumor components showing different histological architecture and cellular atypia, diagnosed as neuroendocrine tumor (NET) G2, NET G3, and neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) components. Immunohistochemically, the Ki-67-positive rates of NET G2, NET G3, and NEC components were 6...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194955/incomplete-penetrance-variable-expressivity-or-dosage-insensitivity-in-four-families-with-directly-transmitted-unbalanced-chromosome-abnormalities
#15
Mark S Bateman, Morag N Collinson, David J Bunyan, Amanda L Collins, Philippa Duncan, Rachel Firth, Victoria Harrison, Tessa Homfray, Shuwen Huang, Beth Kirk, Katherine L Lachlan, Viv K Maloney, John C K Barber
The direct transmission of microscopically visible unbalanced chromosome abnormalities (UBCAs) is rare and usually has phenotypic consequences. Here we report four families in which a normal phenotype was initially found in one or more family members. Each UBCA was interpreted with regard to overlapping examples and factors previously associated with transmitted imbalances including incidental ascertainment, low gene density, benign copy number variation (CNV) content, and gene relatedness. A 4.56 Mb deletion of 8p23...
February 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124790/neuropathology-of-genetic-synucleinopathies-with-parkinsonism-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Susanne A Schneider, Roy N Alcalay
Clinical-pathological studies remain the gold-standard for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, mounting data from genetic PD autopsies challenge the diagnosis of PD based on Lewy body pathology. Most of the confirmed genetic risks for PD show heterogenous neuropathology, even within kindreds, which may or may not include Lewy body pathology. We review the literature of genetic PD autopsies from cases with molecularly confirmed PD or parkinsonism and summarize main findings on SNCA (n = 25), Parkin (n = 20, 17 bi-allelic and 3 heterozygotes), PINK1 (n = 5, 1 bi-allelic and 4 heterozygotes), DJ-1 (n = 1), LRRK2 (n = 55), GBA (n = 10 Gaucher disease patients with parkinsonism), DNAJC13, GCH1, ATP13A2, PLA2G6 (n = 8 patients, 2 with PD), MPAN (n = 2), FBXO7, RAB39B, and ATXN2 (SCA2), as well as on 22q deletion syndrome (n = 3)...
November 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919758/a-case-of-schizophrenia-comorbid-for-tetralogy-of-fallot-treated-with-clozapine-further-considerations-on-a-role-for-22q-11-2-in-the-proneness-for-seizures
#17
Hiroko Kashiwagi, Satoru Ikezawa, Tomiki Sumiyoshi, Atsuko Kadono, Kazuhiko Segawa, Kazuyoshi Takeda, Mayu Omori, Hisako Taguchi, Naotsugu Hirabayashi
We present a case of schizophrenia comorbid for tetralogy of Fallot, without chromosome 22q.11.2 deletion or duplication, treated successfully with a combination of clozapine and antiepileptic drugs. Although clozapine by itself initially triggered convulsive seizures, we continued it with co-administration of valproate and topiramate. This combined treatment did not affect cardiac function of the patient, who experienced a favorable clinical course in terms of symptomatology and functional outcomes. To our knowledge, we provide the first report on a patient with tetralogy of Fallot, in whom 22q...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910456/identification-of-alk-rearrangements-in-malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma
#18
Yin P Hung, Fei Dong, Jaclyn C Watkins, Valentina Nardi, Raphael Bueno, Paola Dal Cin, John J Godleski, Christopher P Crum, Lucian R Chirieac
Importance: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive tumor arising from the peritoneal lining, induced by asbestos, therapeutic radiation, or germline mutations. Nevertheless, the molecular features remain largely unknown. Objective: To investigate anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements in a large series of peritoneal mesothelioma and characterize the mutational landscape of these tumors. Design, Setting, and Participants: We studied 88 consecutive patients (39 men, 49 women; median age 61, range 17-84 years) with peritoneal mesotheliomas diagnosed at a single institution between 2005 and 2015...
February 1, 2018: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901666/clinicopathological-and-molecular-characteristics-of-pediatric-meningiomas
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Sudha Battu, Anupam Kumar, Pankaj Pathak, Suvendu Purkait, Linchi Dhawan, Mehar C Sharma, Ashish Suri, Manmohan Singh, Chitra Sarkar, Vaishali Suri
Molecular and clinical characteristics of pediatric meningiomas are poorly defined. Therefore, we analyzed clinical, morphological and molecular profiles of pediatric meningiomas. Forty pediatric meningiomas from January 2002 to June 2015 were studied. 1p36, 14q32 and 22q-deletion were assessed by fluorescent in situ hybridization and mutations of most relevant exons of AKT, SMO, KLF4, TRAF and pTERT using sequencing. Expression of GAB1, stathmin, progesterone receptor (PR), p53 along with MIB-1 LI was examined using immunohistochemistry...
February 2018: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775249/therapeutic-radiation-for-childhood-cancer-drives-structural-aberrations-of-nf2-in-meningiomas
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Sameer Agnihotri, Suganth Suppiah, Peter D Tonge, Shahrzad Jalali, Arnavaz Danesh, Jeffery P Bruce, Yasin Mamatjan, George Klironomos, Lior Gonen, Karolyn Au, Sheila Mansouri, Sharin Karimi, Felix Sahm, Andreas von Deimling, Michael D Taylor, Normand J Laperriere, Trevor J Pugh, Kenneth D Aldape, Gelareh Zadeh
Cranial radiotherapy improves survival of the most common childhood cancers, including brain tumors and leukemia. Unfortunately, long-term survivors are faced with consequences of secondary neoplasia, including radiation-induced meningiomas (RIMs). We characterized 31 RIMs with exome/NF2 intronic sequencing, RNA sequencing and methylation profiling, and found NF2 gene rearrangements in 12/31 of RIMs, an observation previously unreported in sporadic meningioma (SM). Additionally, known recurrent mutations characteristic of SM, including AKT1, KLF4, TRAF7 and SMO, were not observed in RIMs...
August 4, 2017: Nature Communications
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