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Congenital muscular dystrophy

Hiroshi Manya, Yoshiki Yamaguchi, Motoi Kanagawa, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Michiko Tajiri, Keiko Akasaka-Manya, Hiroko Kawakami, Mamoru Mizuno, Yoshinao Wada, Tatsushi Toda, Tamao Endo
A defect in O-mannosyl glycan is the cause of α-dystroglycanopathy, a group of congenital muscular dystrophies caused by aberrant α-dystroglycan (α-DG) glycosylation. Recently, the entire structure of O-mannosyl glycan, [3GlcAβ1-3Xylα1]n-3GlcAβ1-4Xyl-Rbo5P-1Rbo5P-3GalNAcβ1-3GlcNAcβ1-4(phospho-6)Manα1-, which is required for the binding of α-DG to extracellular matrix ligands, has been proposed. However, the linkage of the first Xyl residue to ribitol-5-phosphate (Rbo5P) is not clear. TMEM5 is a gene product responsible for α-dystroglycanopathy and was reported as a potential enzyme involved in this linkage formation, although the experimental evidence is still incomplete...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Josef Finsterer, Sinda Zarrouk-Mahjoub
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September 28, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Hemakumar M Reddy, Kyung-Ah Cho, Monkol Lek, Elicia Estrella, Elise Valkanas, Michael D Jones, Satomi Mitsuhashi, Basil T Darras, Anthony A Amato, Hart Gw Lidov, Catherine A Brownstein, David M Margulies, Timothy W Yu, Mustafa A Salih, Louis M Kunkel, Daniel G MacArthur, Peter B Kang
The current study characterizes a cohort of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) in the United States using whole-exome sequencing. Fifty-five families affected by LGMD were recruited using an institutionally approved protocol. Exome sequencing was performed on probands and selected parental samples. Pathogenic mutations and cosegregation patterns were confirmed by Sanger sequencing. Twenty-two families (40%) had novel and previously reported pathogenic mutations, primarily in LGMD genes, and also in genes for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, congenital myopathy, myofibrillar myopathy, inclusion body myopathy and Pompe disease...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
Simon Früh, Jennifer Romanos, Patrizia Panzanelli, Daniela Bürgisser, Shiva K Tyagarajan, Kevin P Campbell, Mirko Santello, Jean-Marc Fritschy
: Distinct types of GABAergic interneurons target different subcellular domains of pyramidal cells, thereby shaping pyramidal cell activity patterns. Whether the presynaptic heterogeneity of GABAergic innervation is mirrored by specific postsynaptic factors is largely unexplored. Here we show that dystroglycan, a protein responsible for the majority of congenital muscular dystrophies when dysfunctional, has a function at postsynaptic sites restricted to a subset of GABAergic interneurons...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Zuzana Musova, Miroslava Hancarova, Marketa Havlovicova, Radka Pourova, Michal Hrdlicka, Josef Kraus, Marie Trkova, David Stejskal, Zdenek Sedlacek
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) belongs to the broad spectrum of genetic disorders associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ASD were reported predominantly in congenital and early childhood forms of DM1. We describe dizygotic twin boys with ASD who were referred for routine laboratory genetic testing and in whom karyotyping, FMR1 gene testing, and single nucleotide polymorphism array analysis yielded negative results. The father of the boys was later diagnosed with suspected DM1, and testing revealed characteristic DMPK gene expansions in his genome as well as in the genomes of both twins and their elder brother, who also suffered from ASD...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Ashwin Subramaniam, Robert Grauer, David Beilby, Ravindranath Tiruvoipati
Myotonic dystrophy (DM), though rare, can significantly complicate anesthesia due to muscular and extra-muscular involvement. When this condition is compounded by a pheochromocytoma, anesthetizing such patients becomes extra challenging. We present a case report of a 61-year-old lady with congenital DM, with the whole gamut of associated features, was diagnosed with a noradrenaline secreting paraganglionoma following investigation of refractory hypertension. We anesthetized her for an open resection of the lesion...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Dorota Monies, Hindi N Alhindi, Mohamed A Almuhaizea, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Anas M Alazami, Ewa Goljan, Banan Alyounes, Dyala Jaroudi, Abdulelah AlIssa, Khalid Alabdulrahman, Shazia Subhani, Mohamed El-Kalioby, Tariq Faquih, Salma M Wakil, Nada A Altassan, Brian F Meyer, Saeed Bohlega
BACKGROUND: Fifty random genetically unstudied families (limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD)/myopathy) were screened with a gene panel incorporating 759 OMIM genes associated with neurological disorders. Average coverage of the CDS and 10 bp flanking regions of genes was 99 %. All families were referred to the Neurosciences Clinic of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia. Patients presented with muscle weakness affecting the pelvic and shoulder girdle. Muscle biopsy in all cases showed dystrophic or myopathic changes...
September 27, 2016: Human Genomics
Antonio L Serrano, Pura Muñoz-Cánoves
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of the most devastating neuromuscular genetic diseases caused by the absence of dystrophin. The continuous episodes of muscle degeneration and regeneration in dystrophic muscle are accompanied by chronic inflammation and fibrosis deposition, which exacerbate disease progression. Thus, in addition of investigating strategies to cure the primary defect by gene/cell therapeutic strategies, increasing efforts are being placed on identifying the causes of the substitution of muscle by non-functional fibrotic tissue in DMD, aiming to attenuate its severity...
September 23, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
Hirokazu Yagi, Chu-Wei Kuo, Takayuki Obayashi, Satoshi Ninagawa, Kay-Hooi Khoo, Koichi Kato
Dystroglycanopathy is a major class of congenital muscular dystrophy caused by a deficiency of functional glycans on α-dystroglycan (αDG) with laminin-binding activity. Recent advances have led to identification of several causative gene products of dystroglycanopathy and characterization of their in vitro enzymatic activities. However, the in vivo functional roles remain equivocal for enzymes such as ISPD, FKTN, FKRP, and TMEM5 that are supposed to be involved in post-phosphoryl modifications linking the GalNAc-β3-GlcNAc-β34-Man-6-phosphate core and the outer laminin-binding glycans...
September 6, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
Atsuko Nishikawa, Satomi Mitsuhashi, Naomasa Miyata, Ichizo Nishino
BACKGROUND: Inherited skeletal muscle diseases are genetically heterogeneous diseases caused by mutations in more than 150 genes. This has made it challenging to establish a high-throughput screening method for identifying causative gene mutations in clinical practice. AIM: In the present study, we developed a useful method for screening gene mutations associated with the pathogenesis of skeletal muscle diseases. METHODS: We established four target gene panels, each covering all exonic and flanking regions of genes involved in the pathogenesis of the following muscle diseases: (1) muscular dystrophy (MD), (2) congenital myopathy/congenital myasthenic syndrome, (3) metabolic myopathy and (4) myopathy with protein aggregations/rimmed vacuoles...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
Xinghua Luan, Wotu Tian, Li Cao
OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical and genetic features of a Chinese congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) patient with two novel missense mutations in muscle specific receptor tyrosine kinase (MUSK) gene and review 15 MUSK-related CMS patients from 8 countries. METHODS: The patient was a 30-year-old man with chronic progressively proximal limb weakness for 22 years and diagnosed as muscular dystrophy before. Serum creatine kinase (CK) was normal. Repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS) test showed decrements at low rate stimulation...
November 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Raffaele Falsaperla, Andrea D Praticò, Martino Ruggieri, Enrico Parano, Renata Rizzo, Giovanni Corsello, Giovanna Vitaliti, Piero Pavone
Congenital muscular dystrophies (CMDs) are a wide group of muscular disorders that manifest with very early onset of muscular weakness, sometime associated to severe brain involvement.The histologic pattern of muscle anomalies is typical of dystrophic lesions but quite variable depending on the different stages and on the severity of the disorder.Recent classification of CMDs have been reported most of which based on the combination of clinical, biochemical, molecular and genetic findings, but genotype/phenotype correlation are in constant progression due to more diffuse utilization of the molecular analysis...
2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Kaumudi Konkay, Meena Angamuthu Kannan, Lokesh Lingappa, Megha S Uppin, Sundaram Challa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Muscle biopsy features of congenital muscular dystrophies (CMD) vary from usual dystrophic picture to normal or nonspecific myopathic picture or prominent fibrosis or striking inflammatory infiltrate, which may lead to diagnostic errors. A series of patients of CMD with significant inflammatory infiltrates on muscle biopsy were correlated with laminin α2 deficiency on immunohistochemistry (IHC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cryostat sections of muscle biopsies from the patients diagnosed as CMD on clinical and muscle biopsy features from 1996 to 2014 were reviewed with hematoxylin and eosin(H&E), enzyme and immunohistochemistry (IHC) with laminin α2...
July 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
Paul J Thomas, Rui Xu, Paul T Martin
Overexpression of B4GALNT2 (previously GALGT2) inhibits the development of muscle pathology in mouse models of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, congenital muscular dystrophy 1A, and limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2D. In these models, muscle GALGT2 overexpression induces the glycosylation of α dystroglycan with the cytotoxic T cell glycan and increases the overexpression of dystrophin and laminin α2 surrogates known to inhibit disease. Here, we show that GALGT2 gene therapy significantly reduces muscle pathology in FKRP P448Lneo(-) mice, a model for limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2I...
September 2016: American Journal of Pathology
Adriana Izquierdo-Lahuerta, Oscar de Luis, Francisco Gómez-Esquer, Jesús Cruces, Antonio Coloma
Alpha-dystroglycanopathies are a heterogenic group of human rare diseases that have in common defects of α-dystroglycan O-glycosylation. These congenital disorders share common features as muscular dystrophy, malformations on central nervous system and more rarely altered ocular development, as well as mutations on a set of candidate genes involved on those syndromes. Severity of the syndromes is variable, appearing Walker-Warburg as the most severe where mutations at protein O-mannosyl transferases POMT1 and POMT2 genes are frequently described...
September 23, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
V Stránecký, M Neřoldová, K Hodaňová, H Hartmannová, L Piherová, P Zemánková, A Přistoupilová, M Vrablík, V Adámková, S Kmoch, M Jirsa
Some patients are susceptible to statin-associated myopathy (SAM) either because of genetic variations affecting statin uptake and metabolism, or because they predispose their carriers to muscular diseases. Among the frequent variants examined using the genome-wide association study approach, SLCO1B1 c.521T>C represents the only validated predictor of SAM in patients treated with high-dose simvastatin. Our aim was to ascertain the overall contribution of large copy-number variations (CNVs) to SAM diagnosed in 86 patients...
August 19, 2016: Physiological Research
Gianina Ravenscroft, Mark R Davis, Phillipa Lamont, Alistair Forrest, Nigel G Laing
Early-onset muscle disease includes three major entities that present generally at or before birth: congenital myopathies, congenital muscular dystrophies and congenital myasthenic syndromes. Almost exclusively there is weakness and hypotonia, although cases manifesting hypertonia are increasingly being recognised. These diseases display a wide phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity, with the uptake of next generation sequencing resulting in an unparalleled extension of the phenotype-genotype correlations and "diagnosis by sequencing" due to unbiased sequencing...
August 9, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
Yogananda S Markandeya, Tadashi Tsubouchi, Timothy A Hacker, Matthew R Wolff, Luiz Belardinelli, Ravi C Balijepalli
BACKGROUND: Lamin A and C are nuclear filament proteins encoded by LMNA gene. Mutations in LMNA gene cause many congenital diseases known as laminopathies, including Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome and familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) with conduction disease. A missense mutation (N195K) in the A-type lamins results in familial DCM and sudden arrhythmic death. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the ion current mechanism of arrhythmia and DCM caused by the LaminA-N195K variant...
August 3, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Naoyuki Kuwabara, Hiroshi Manya, Takeyuki Yamada, Hiroaki Tateno, Motoi Kanagawa, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Keiko Akasaka-Manya, Yuriko Hirose, Mamoru Mizuno, Mitsunori Ikeguchi, Tatsushi Toda, Jun Hirabayashi, Toshiya Senda, Tamao Endo, Ryuichi Kato
The dystrophin glycoprotein complex, which connects the cell membrane to the basement membrane, is essential for a variety of biological events, including maintenance of muscle integrity. An O-mannose-type GalNAc-β1,3-GlcNAc-β1,4-(phosphate-6)-Man structure of α-dystroglycan (α-DG), a subunit of the complex that is anchored to the cell membrane, interacts directly with laminin in the basement membrane. Reduced glycosylation of α-DG is linked to some types of inherited muscular dystrophy; consistent with this relationship, many disease-related mutations have been detected in genes involved in O-mannosyl glycan synthesis...
August 16, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Zoe Powis, Adam C Chamberlin, Christina L Alamillo, Sophia Ceulemans, Lynne M Bird, Sha Tang
OBJECTIVE: Herein we report a case of a deceased newborn with prenatally detected hydrocephalus. Postnatal findings included abnormal brain imaging and electroencephalogram (EEG), optic nerve abnormalities, and elevated creatine kinase (CK). No underlying genetic etiology had been previously identified for the proband, despite testing with a congenital muscular dystrophy gene panel. METHODS: Diagnostic exome sequencing (DES) was performed on the proband-parents trio, and candidate alterations were confirmed using automated fluorescence dideoxy sequencing...
August 4, 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
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