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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889980/-the-importance-of-free-nucleic-acids-in-the-non-invasive-diagnostics
#1
Bálint Nagy, Zoltán Csanádi, Róbert Póka
There is a great interest to determine the physiological role of "free" nucleic acids, and to use them in the clinical diagnostics. These could be DNA, mRNA, microRNA and long non-coding RNA molecules, they are in the body fluids, like serum, tear, saliva, etc. Their exact role in the normal and pathological physiological processes is still in the focus of the research, while their use in the diagnostics is becoming more and more important. The use of "free" DNA in the non-invasive prenatal diagnosis is the first clinical application of the new generation sequencers, these methods are able to reach 99...
November 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889305/invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-fetal-thalassemia
#2
REVIEW
Dong-Zhi Li, Yan-Dong Yang
Thalassemia is the most common monogenic inherited disease worldwide, affecting individuals originating from many countries to various extents. As the disease requires long-term care, prevention of the homozygous state presents a substantial global disease burden. The comprehensively preventive programs involve carrier detections, molecular diagnostics, genetic counseling, and prenatal diagnosis. Invasive prenatal diagnosis refers to obtaining fetal material by chorionic villus sampling (CVS) at the first trimester, and by amniocentesis or cordocentesis at the second trimester...
October 26, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887921/non-invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-thalassemias-using-maternal-plasma-cell-free-dna
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REVIEW
Irena Hudecova, Rossa W K Chiu
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using maternal plasma cell free DNA has already reshaped the existing prenatal care system for pregnancies screened for common chromosomal aneuploidies. On the other hand, much progress has been made in developing NIPT for monogenic diseases. Thalassemia served as a disease model to develop strategies for NIPT of monogenic traits. One approach focuses on the detection or exclusion of paternally inherited fetal mutations that are absent from the mother's genome. The assessment of maternally inherited mutations in maternal plasma requires the use of highly sensitive DNA quantification techniques...
October 26, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862068/development-and-validation-of-a-fetal-genotyping-assay-with-potential-for-noninvasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-hereditary-hearing-loss
#4
Ying Chen, Yiqian Liu, Benjing Wang, Jun Mao, Ting Wang, Kan Ye, Yanlin Ye, David S Cram, Hong Li
OBJECTIVE: Inherited non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL) is a common sensory disorder that afflicts otherwise healthy individuals. The aim of the study was to evaluate the performance of circulating single molecule amplification and re-sequencing technology (cSMART) for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) of NHSL. METHOD: Neonatal inheritance of NSHL mutations was determined from bloodspots using SNaPshot genotyping. NIPT of cell-free DNA for fetal NSHL mutations in the GJB2, GJB3 and SLC26A4 genes was performed by a multiplex cSMART assay...
November 8, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859455/women-s-choices-for-invasive-or-non-invasive-testing-influence-of-gestational-age-and-service-delivery
#5
An Chen, Henni Tenhunen, Paulus Torkki, Seppo Heinonen, Paul Lillrank, Vedran Stefanovic
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the factors influencing women's post-counseling choices between non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and invasive prenatal diagnosis in pregnancies with elevated a priori risk of fetal chromosomal abnormalities or after the initial screening. METHODS: Data were collected from test choice database at Fetomaternal Medical Center (FMC) at Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. We focused on the women with gestational age less than 15 weeks and who were offered NIPT or invasive procedure (CVS or amniocentesis) after pre-test counseling...
November 8, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836589/a-novel-non-invasive-detection-method-for-the-fgfr3-gene-mutation-in-maternal-plasma-for-a-fetal-achondroplasia-diagnosis-based-on-signal-amplification-by-hemin-mofs-ptnps
#6
Jun Chen, Chao Yu, Yilin Zhao, Yazhen Niu, Lei Zhang, Yujie Yu, Jing Wu, Junlin He
The small amount of cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) can be a useful biomarker for early non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) of achondroplasia. In this study, a novel non-invasive electrochemical DNA sensor for ultrasensitive detecting FGFR3 mutation gene, a pathogenic gene of achondroplasia, based on biocatalytic signal materials and the biotin-streptavidin system are presented. Notably encapsulation of hemin in metal-organic frameworks-based materials (hemin-MOFs) and platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) were used to prepare hemin-MOFs/PtNPs composites via a one-beaker-one-step reduction...
November 1, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809626/prenatal-diagnosis-of-congenital-upper-limb-differences-a-current-concept-review
#7
Hamza M Alrabai, Alex Farr, Dieter Bettelheim, Myriam Weber, Sebastian Farr
Congenital upper limb differences are frequently associated with complex syndromes. Ultrasonography is considered the first-line diagnostic modality, and fetal MRI can be useful to further evaluate ill-defined areas. Genetic and non-invasive prenatal testing help to identify the underlying genetic disorder. The diagnostic assessment is a multidisciplinary task that should involve early prenatal consultations with specialists involved in case management and treatment planning. Obstetricians, geneticists, radiologists, psychologists, and dedicated surgeons are needed to provide good parental education, prenatal and postnatal care, and successful outcomes...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753044/academia-meets-industry
#8
Christian Schäfer, Tobias Paprotka, Ellen Heitzer, Mark Eccleston, Johannes Noe, Stefan Holdenrieder, Frank Diehl, Alain Thierry
Researchers working in industrial laboratories as well as in academic laboratories discussed topics related to the use of extracellular nucleic acids in different fields. These included areas like non-invasive prenatal diagnosis, the application of different methods for the analysis and characterization of patients with benign and malignant diseases and technical aspects associated with extracellular nucleic acids. In addition, the possibilities and chances for a cooperation of researchers working in different worlds, i...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753022/implementing-non-invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-nipd-in-a-national-health-service-laboratory-from-dominant-to-recessive-disorders
#9
Suzanne Drury, Sarah Mason, Fiona McKay, Kitty Lo, Christopher Boustred, Lucy Jenkins, Lyn S Chitty
Our UK National Health Service regional genetics laboratory offers NIPD for autosomal dominant and de novo conditions (achondroplasia, thanataphoric dysplasia, Apert syndrome), paternal mutation exclusion for cystic fibrosis and a range of bespoke tests. NIPD avoids the risks associated with invasive testing, making prenatal diagnosis more accessible to families at high genetic risk. However, the challenge remains in offering definitive diagnosis for autosomal recessive diseases, which is complicated by the predominance of the maternal mutant allele in the cell-free DNA sample and thus requires a variety of different approaches...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753021/non-invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-feto-maternal-platelet-incompatibility-by-cold-high-resolution-melting-analysis
#10
Marta Ferro, Hada C Macher, Pilar Noguerol, Pilar Jimenez-Arriscado, Patrocinio Molinero, Juan M Guerrero, Amalia Rubio
Fetal and Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) is a condition which could occur when pregnant women develop an alloimmunization against paternally inherited antigens of the fetal platelets. Approximately 80 % of FNAIT cases are caused by anti-HPA-1a, about 15 % by anti-HPA-5b and 5 % by other HPA antibodies. Only 2 % of the total population is HPA-1a negative (HPA-1b1b). The HPA-1a allele differs by one single nucleotide from HPA-1b allele, yet it represents around 27 % of total severe thrombocytopenias...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745839/structural-chromosomal-rearrangements-require-nucleotide-level-resolution-lessons-from-next-generation-sequencing-in-prenatal-diagnosis
#11
Zehra Ordulu, Tammy Kammin, Harrison Brand, Vamsee Pillalamarri, Claire E Redin, Ryan L Collins, Ian Blumenthal, Carrie Hanscom, Shahrin Pereira, India Bradley, Barbara F Crandall, Pamela Gerrol, Mark A Hayden, Naveed Hussain, Bibi Kanengisser-Pines, Sibel Kantarci, Brynn Levy, Michael J Macera, Fabiola Quintero-Rivera, Erica Spiegel, Blair Stevens, Janet E Ulm, Dorothy Warburton, Louise E Wilkins-Haug, Naomi Yachelevich, James F Gusella, Michael E Talkowski, Cynthia C Morton
In this exciting era of "next-gen cytogenetics," integrating genomic sequencing into the prenatal diagnostic setting is possible within an actionable time frame and can provide precise delineation of balanced chromosomal rearrangements at the nucleotide level. Given the increased risk of congenital abnormalities in newborns with de novo balanced chromosomal rearrangements, comprehensive interpretation of breakpoints could substantially improve prediction of phenotypic outcomes and support perinatal medical care...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738745/next-generation-molecular-diagnosis-single-cell-sequencing-from-bench-to-bedside
#12
Wanjun Zhu, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Sadie L Marjani, Jialing Zhang, Wengeng Zhang, Shixiu Wu, Xinghua Pan
Single-cell sequencing (SCS) is a fast-growing, exciting field in genomic medicine. It enables the high-resolution study of cellular heterogeneity, and reveals the molecular basis of complicated systems, which facilitates the identification of new biomarkers for diagnosis and for targeting therapies. It also directly promotes the next generation of genomic medicine because of its ultra-high resolution and sensitivity that allows for the non-invasive and early detection of abnormalities, such as aneuploidy, chromosomal translocation, and single-gene disorders...
October 13, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720098/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-the-prenatal-evaluation-of-suspected-invasive-placenta-percreta
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Rory Windrim, John Kingdom, Hyun-Jung Jang, Peter N Burns
BACKGROUND: Morbidly adherent placentation now complicates approximately 1 in 500 pregnancies. Our group and others have demonstrated that antenatal diagnosis of invasive placentation and team-based delivery reduce severe morbidity. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are both employed in the antenatal evaluation of pregnancies with suspected placenta increta/percreta. Accurate diagnosis in this context is essential to direct resources appropriately. Ultrasound methods, including colour and power Doppler, are the mainstays of screening at-risk women, whereas MRI is reserved for diagnostic purposes because of its cost and limited accessibility...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718271/neuropsychiatric-aspects-of-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-considerations-in-the-prenatal-setting
#14
Anne S Bassett, Gregory Costain, Christian R Marshall
Most major neuropsychiatric outcomes of concern to families are not detectable by prenatal ultrasound. The introduction of genome-wide chromosomal microarray analysis to prenatal clinical diagnostic testing has increased the detection of pathogenic 22q11.2 deletions, which cause the most common genomic disorder. The recent addition of this and other microdeletions to non-invasive prenatal screening methods using cell-free fetal DNA has further propelled interest in outcomes. Conditions associated with 22q11...
October 8, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711965/measuring-circulating-placental-rnas-to-non-invasively-assess-the-placental-transcriptome-and-to-predict-pregnancy-complications
#15
REVIEW
Clare L Whitehead, Susan P Walker, Stephen Tong
Circulating nucleic acids have revolutionized prenatal diagnosis in the last decade, allowing non-invasive screening for single gene or chromosomal defects using a single sample of maternal blood. In addition to DNAs, RNAs from the placenta are released into the maternal blood from early in pregnancy and may reflect changes in gene expression occurring within the placenta. Measuring circulating RNA may therefore provide insights into the placental transcriptome without the need for invasive testing. Combined with advances in next-generation sequencing and molecular analyses, it may be possible to measure circulating RNA to improve our understanding of placental pathology and develop novel non-invasive biomarkers for pregnancy complications and monitoring high-risk pregnancies...
November 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652382/a-historical-and-evolutionary-perspective-on-the-biological-significance-of-circulating-dna-and-extracellular-vesicles
#16
Janine Aucamp, Abel J Bronkhorst, Christoffel P S Badenhorst, Piet J Pretorius
The discovery of quantitative and qualitative differences of the circulating DNA (cirDNA) between healthy and diseased individuals inclined researchers to investigate these molecules as potential biomarkers for non-invasive diagnosis and prognosis of various pathologies. However, except for some prenatal tests, cirDNA analyses have not been readily translated to clinical practice due to a lack of knowledge regarding its composition, function, and biological and evolutionary origins. We believe that, to fully grasp the nature of cirDNA and the extracellular vesicles (EVs) and protein complexes with which it is associated, it is necessary to probe the early and badly neglected work that contributed to the discovery and development of these concepts...
September 20, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644018/expanding-the-phenotype-of-triple-x-syndrome-a-comparison-of-prenatal-versus-postnatal-diagnosis
#17
Kristen Wigby, Cheryl D'Epagnier, Susan Howell, Amy Reicks, Rebecca Wilson, Lisa Cordeiro, Nicole Tartaglia
Triple X syndrome (47, XXX) occurs in approximately 1:1,000 female births and has a variable phenotype of physical and psychological features. Prenatal diagnosis rates of 47, XXX are increasing due to non-invasive prenatal genetic testing. Previous studies suggest that prenatal diagnosed females have better neurodevelopmental outcomes. This cross-sectional study describes diagnosis, physical features, medical problems, and neurodevelopmental features in a large cohort of females with 47, XXX. Evaluation included review of medical and developmental history, physical exam, cognitive, and adaptive testing...
November 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629932/prenatal-and-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis
#18
Joris Robert Vermeesch, Thierry Voet, Koenraad Devriendt
The past decade has seen the development of technologies that have revolutionized prenatal genetic testing; that is, genetic testing from conception until birth. Genome-wide single-cell arrays and high-throughput sequencing analyses are dramatically increasing our ability to detect embryonic and fetal genetic lesions, and have substantially improved embryo selection for in vitro fertilization (IVF). Moreover, both invasive and non-invasive mutation scanning of the genome are helping to identify the genetic causes of prenatal developmental disorders...
September 15, 2016: Nature Reviews. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610202/enlarged-nt-%C3%A2-3-5%C3%A2-mm-in-the-first-trimester-not-all-chromosome-aberrations-can-be-detected-by-nipt
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Malgorzata I Srebniak, Merel C de Wit, Karin E M Diderich, Lutgarde C P Govaerts, Marieke Joosten, Maarten F C M Knapen, Marnix J Bos, Gerda A G Looye-Bruinsma, Mieke Koningen, Attie T J I Go, Robert Jan H Galjaard, Diane Van Opstal
BACKGROUND: Since non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in maternal blood became available, we evaluated which chromosome aberrations found in our cohort of fetuses with an enlarged NT in the first trimester of pregnancy (tested with SNP microarray) could be detected by NIPT as well. METHOD: 362 fetuses were referred for cytogenetic testing due to an enlarged NT (≥3.5 mm). Chromosome aberrations were investigated using QF-PCR, karyotyping and whole genome SNP array...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530492/revisiting-the-challenges-of-training-maternal-fetal-medicine-fellows-in-chorionic-villus-sampling
#20
Barrie G Suskin, Anthony M Sciscione, Nickolas Teigen, Thomas C Jenkins, Ronald J Wapner, Anthony R Gregg, Susan J Gross, Komal Bajaj
BACKGROUND: More than a decade ago, researchers described a survey of Maternal Fetal Medicine fellows that showed that chorionic villus sampling training was limited for Maternal Fetal Medicine fellows in the United States. Prenatal screening and diagnosis have rapidly evolved since then and include the introduction of noninvasive aneuploidy screening that uses cell-free fetal DNA. Yet, chorionic villus sampling remains the only method available for first-trimester genetic diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the chorionic villus sampling training of Maternal Fetal Medicine fellows with respect to availability, competency standards, and education methods...
December 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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