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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634363/long-term-health-outcomes-in-patients-with-prader-willi-syndrome-a-nationwide-cohort-study-in-denmark
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E Hedgeman, S P Ulrichsen, S Carter, N C Kreher, K P Malobisky, M M Braun, J Fryzek, M S Olsen
BACKGROUND: Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare congenital disease that affects growth, sexual development, cognitive function and behavior. Individuals exhibit food preoccupation and hyperphagia, which may lead to obesity with premature morbidity and mortality. The aim of this work was to evaluate the risk of venous thromboembolisms (VTE), myocardial infarction, pulmonary hypertension, sleep apnea, depression, anxiety and all-cause mortality among persons with PWS as compared to an age- and sex-matched general population cohort...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631899/dual-molecular-diagnosis-contributes-to-atypical-prader-willi-phenotype-in-monozygotic-twins
#2
Fernanda S Jehee, Valdirene T de Oliveira, Juliana Gurgel-Giannetti, Rafaella X Pietra, Fernando V M Rubatino, Natália V Carobin, Gabrielle S Vianna, Mariana L de Freitas, Karla S Fernandes, Beatriz S V Ribeiro, Hennie T Brüggenwirth, Roza Ali-Amin, Janson J White, Zeynep C Akdemir, Shalini N Jhangiani, Richard A Gibbs, James R Lupski, Monica C Varela, Célia Koiffmann, Carla Rosenberg, Cláudia M B Carvalho
We describe monozygotic twin girls with genetic variation at two separate loci resulting in a blended phenotype of Prader-Willi syndrome and Pitt-Hopkins syndrome. These girls were diagnosed in early infancy with Prader-Willi syndrome, but developed an atypical phenotype, with apparent intellectual deficiency and lack of obesity. Array-comparative genomic hybridization confirmed a de novo paternal deletion of the 15q11.2q13 region and exome sequencing identified a second mutational event in both girls, which was a novel variant c...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626083/cellular-and-disease-functions-of-the-prader-willi-syndrome-gene-magel2
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Klementina Fon Tacer, Patrick Ryan Potts
Melanoma antigen L2 (MAGEL2 or MAGE-L2) is a member of the MAGE family of ubiquitin ligase regulators. It is maternally imprinted and often paternally deleted or mutated in the related neurodevelopmental syndromes, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and Schaaf-Yang Syndrome (SHFYNG). MAGEL2 is highly expressed in the hypothalamus and plays an important role in a fundamental cellular process that recycles membrane proteins from endosomes through the retromer sorting pathway. MAGEL2 is part of a multi-subunit protein complex consisting of MAGEL2, the TRIM27 E3 ubiquitin ligase, and the USP7 deubiquitinating enzyme...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612246/evaluating-the-feasibility-of-a-play-based-telehealth-intervention-program-for-children-with-prader-willi-syndrome
#4
Anastasia Dimitropoulos, Olena Zyga, Sandra Russ
Here we report the feasibility and acceptability of telehealth for direct intervention in children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Children with PWS have social-cognitive challenges that are similar to children with ASD. However, developing behavioral interventions for individuals with PWS is faced with the significant challenge of enrolling enough participants for local studies where multiple visits per week are indicated for effective intervention. This study delivered a 6-week play-based intervention via telehealth directly to eight children with PWS (6-12 years)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605459/copy-number-variants-are-enriched-in-individuals-with-early-onset-obesity-and-highlight-novel-pathogenic-pathways
#5
Maria Pettersson, Heli Viljakainen, Petra Loid, Taina Mustila, Minna Pekkinen, Miriam Armenio, Johanna C Andersson-Assarsson, Outi Mäkitie, Anna Lindstrand
Context: Only a handful of genetic causes for childhood obesity have been identified to date. Copy number variants (CNVs) are known to contribute to obesity, both syndromic (15q11.2 deletions, Prader-Willi syndrome) and non-syndromic (16p11.2 deletions) obesity. Objective: To study the contribution of CNVs to early-onset obesity and evaluate the expression of candidate genes in subcutaneous adipose tissue. Design and Setting: A case-control study in a tertiary academic center...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604968/-prenatal-diagnosis-of-a-fetus-with-5p15-33-microdeletion
#6
Xueping Shen, Pingya He, Rong Fang, Juan Yao, Wenwen Li
OBJECTIVE: To screen for genomic copy number variants (CNVs) in a fetus with one sibling affected with Prader-Willi syndrome using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array. METHODS: The fetus and its parents were subjected to chromosomal karyotyping and SNP array analysis. RESULTS: A 5p15.33 microdeletions was identified in the fetus and its phenotypically normal mother with a size of 344 kb (113 576 to 457 213). The father was normal for both testing...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604965/-phenotypic-and-genetic-analysis-of-an-inv-dup-15-case-with-a-bp3-bp3-rearrangement
#7
Fuchun Zhong, Fenghua Lan, Xiao Zhang, Yuxiang Lin, Yanhong Lin, Aizhen Yan, Xiangdong Tu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze a case of supernumerary marker chromosome (SMC) with combined genetic techniques and explore its correlation with the clinical phenotype. METHODS: The SMC was analyzed with G-banded karyotyping, multiplex ligation dependent probe amplification (MLPA), fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and single nucleotide polymorphism array (SNP-array). RESULTS: G-banding analysis indicated that the patient has a karyotype of 47,XX,+mar...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600576/circulating-angiopoietin-like-8-angptl8-is-a-marker-of-liver-steatosis-and-is-negatively-regulated-by-prader-willi-syndrome
#8
Chiara Mele, Graziano Grugni, Stefania Mai, Roberta Vietti, Gianluca Aimaretti, Massimo Scacchi, Paolo Marzullo
ANGPTL8 is a liver-derived protein related to insulin-sensitivity. Its relationship with obesity and liver function in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is unknown. The present study investigated circulating ANGPTL8 in PWS and controls with common obesity, assessing its association to liver steatosis. For this purpose, 20 obese PWS and 20 controls matched for body mass index (BMI), sex and age underwent analysis of ANGPTL8 levels, glucose and lipid metabolism. Liver function tests and degree of liver steatosis by ultrasonography (US), fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM) by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) were also assessed...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592997/diagnoses-and-characteristics-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-children-with-prader-willi-syndrome
#9
Elisabeth M Dykens, Elizabeth Roof, Hailee Hunt-Hawkins, Nathan Dankner, Evon Batey Lee, Carolyn M Shivers, Christopher Daniell, Soo-Jeong Kim
BACKGROUND: A small percentage of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have alterations in chromosome 15q11.2-q3, the critical region for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Data are limited, however, on the rates and characteristics of ASD in PWS. Previous estimates of ASD in PWS (25 to 41%) are questionable as they are based solely on autism screeners given to parents. Inaccurate diagnoses of ASD in PWS can mislead intervention and future research. METHODS: One hundred forty-six children and youth with PWS aged 4 to 21 years (M = 11) were assessed with the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2)...
2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592837/maternally-derived-15q11-2-q13-1-duplication-and-h19-dmr-hypomethylation-in-a-patient-with-silver-russell-syndrome
#10
Sumito Dateki, Masayo Kagami, Keiko Matsubara, Kei Izumi, Satoshi Watanabe, Akiko Nakatomi, Tatsuro Kondoh, Maki Fukami, Hiroyuki Moriuchi
Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is a congenital developmental disorder characterized by intrauterine and postnatal growth failure, craniofacial features (including a triangular shaped face and broad forehead), relative macrocephaly, protruding forehead, body asymmetry and feeding difficulties. Hypomethylation of the H19 differentially methylated region (DMR) on chromosome 11p15.5 is the most common cause of the SRS phenotype. We report the first SRS patient with hypomethylation of the H19-DMR and maternally derived 15q11...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588434/maternal-uniparental-disomy-14-temple-syndrome-as-a-result-of-a-robertsonian-translocation
#11
Veronica Bertini, Antonella Fogli, Rossella Bruno, Alessia Azzarà, Angela Michelucci, Teresa Mattina, Silvano Bertelloni, Angelo Valetto
Maternal uniparental disomy of chromosome 14 (upd(14)mat) or Temple syndrome is an imprinting disorder associated with a relatively mild phenotype. The absence of specific congenital malformations makes this condition underdiagnosed in clinical practice. A boy with a de novo robertsonian translocation 45,XY,rob(13;14)(q10;q10) is reported; a CGH/SNP array showed a loss of heterozygosity in 14q11.2q13.1. The final diagnosis of upd(14)mat was made by microsatellite analysis, which showed a combination of heterodisomy and isodisomy for different regions of chromosome 14...
May 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588153/gastric-dilatation-and-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-in-a-child-with-prader-willi-syndrome
#12
Clara Blat, Elisenda Busquets, Teresa Gili, Assumpta Caixàs, Elisabeth Gabau, Raquel Corripio
BACKGROUND Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder characterized by initial muscular hypotonia and feeding difficulties, and later an insatiable appetite, hyperphagia and obesity along with mild to moderate intellectual impairment. Affected individuals' food-seeking behavior and suspected delayed gastric emptying can lead to gastric dilatation with subsequent necrosis and perforation. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome at neonatal age due to muscular hypotonia, who started growth hormone therapy at 20 months...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556449/effects-of-metap2-inhibition-on-hyperphagia-and-body-weight-in-prader-willi-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#13
Shawn E McCandless, Jack A Yanovski, Jennifer Miller, Cary Fu, Lynne M Bird, Parisa Salehi, Christine L Chan, Diane Stafford, M Jennifer Abuzzahab, David Viskochil, Sarah E Barlow, Moris Angulo, Susan E Myers, Barbara Y Whitman, Dennis Styne, Elizabeth Roof, Elisabeth M Dykens, Ann O Scheimann, Jaret Malloy, Dongliang Zhuang, Kristin Taylor, Thomas E Hughes, Dennis D Kim, Merlin G Butler
AIMS: There are no treatments for the extreme hyperphagia and obesity in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). The bestPWS trial assessed the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of the methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2) inhibitor, beloranib. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants with PWS (12-65 years) were randomly assigned (1:1:1) to biweekly placebo, 1.8 mg beloranib, or 2.4 mg beloranib injection for 26 weeks at 15 US sites. Coprimary endpoints were the changes in hyperphagia (measured by Hyperphagia Questionnaire for Clinical Trials [HQ-CT]; possible score 0-36) and weight by intention-to-treat...
May 29, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554868/a-novel-deletion-of-snurf-snrpn-exon-1-in-a-patient-with-prader-willi-like-phenotype
#14
Yang Cao, Susan S AlHumaidi, Eissa A Faqeih, Beth A Pitel, Patrick Lundquist, Umut Aypar
Here we report the smallest deletion involving SNURF/SNRPN that causes major symptoms of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), including hypotonia, dysmorphic features, intellectual disability, and obesity. A female patient with the aforementioned and additional features was referred to the Mayo Clinic Cytogenetics laboratory for genetic testing. Chromosomal microarray analysis and subsequent Sanger sequencing identified a de novo 6.4 kb deletion at 15q11.2, containing exon 1 of the SNURF gene and exon 1 of the shortest isoform of the SNRPN gene...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549751/prader-willi-syndrome-101-an-overview-for-pediatric-nurses
#15
Kathryn Anglin
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May 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545008/psychiatric-disorders-in-a-cohort-of-individuals-with-prader-willi-syndrome
#16
L Shriki-Tal, H Avrahamy, Y Pollak, V Gross-Tsur, L Genstil, H J Hirsch, F Benarroch
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric manifestations in Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) are common and often are the most debilitating problem in these individuals. We present an epidemiological nation-wide survey of psychiatric diagnoses in the PWS population, based on full-range psychiatric interviews. METHODS: We studied the distribution of psychiatric diagnoses (as opposed to a symptom-based approach) in the Israel national cohort of adolescents and adults with PWS. There was a total of 53 (32 males) ages 12 years and older...
April 5, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543989/brain-structural-alterations-in-obese-children-with-and-without-prader-willi-syndrome
#17
Mingze Xu, Yi Zhang, Karen M von Deneen, Huaiqiu Zhu, Jia-Hong Gao
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic imprinting disorder that is mainly characterized by hyperphagia and childhood obesity. Previous neuroimaging studies revealed that there is a significant difference in brain activation patterns between obese children with and without PWS. However, whether there are differences in the brain structure of obese children with and without PWS remains elusive. In the current study, we used T1-weighted and diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging to investigate alterations in the brain structure, such as the cortical volume and white matter integrity, in relation to this eating disorder in 12 children with PWS, 18 obese children without PWS (OB) and 18 healthy controls...
May 23, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535762/gait-initiation-and-termination-strategies-in-patients-with-prader-willi-syndrome
#18
Veronica Cimolin, Nicola Cau, Manuela Galli, Cristina Santovito, Graziano Grugni, Paolo Capodaglio
BACKGROUND: Gait Initiation (GI) is a functional task representing one of the first voluntary destabilizing behaviours observed in the development of a locomotor pattern as the whole body centre of mass transitions from a large to a small base of support. Conversely, Gait Termination (GT) consists in the transition from walking to standing which, in everyday life, is a very common movement. Compared to normal walking, it requires higher control of postural stability. For a safe GT, the forward movement of the body has to be slowed down to achieve a stable upright position...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523560/stem-cell-technology-for-epi-genetic-brain-disorders
#19
Renzo J M Riemens, Edilene S Soares, Manel Esteller, Raul Delgado-Morales
Despite the enormous efforts of the scientific community over the years, effective therapeutics for many (epi)genetic brain disorders remain unidentified. The common and persistent failures to translate preclinical findings into clinical success are partially attributed to the limited efficiency of current disease models. Although animal and cellular models have substantially improved our knowledge of the pathological processes involved in these disorders, human brain research has generally been hampered by a lack of satisfactory humanized model systems...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516752/growth-hormone-treatment-and-adverse-events
#20
Yoshikazu Nishi, Toshiaki Tanaka
We compiled the major adverse events included in the Annual Research Reports of the Foundation for Growth Research published in and after 2000. We conducted a review of approximately 32,000 patients treated with growth hormone (GH) who subsequently developed leukemia and who were registered with the Foundation for Growth Research (from 1975 to December 31 1997). We performed a literature review and found that GH therapy was not associated with leukemia onset in patients with no risk factors for leukemia. We also reported the onset of diabetes mellitus (DM), scoliosis, and respiratory problems in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome who were treated with GH...
March 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
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