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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338614/the-two-mutations-of-actin-myosin-interface-and-their-effect-on-the-dynamics-structures-and-functions-of-skeletal-muscle-actin
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Faeze Sadat Mohajer, Sepideh Parvizpour, Jafar Razmara, Mohd Shahir Shamsir
Congenital myopathy is a broad category of muscular diseases with symptoms appearing at the time of birth. One type of congenital myopathy is Congenital Fiber Type Disproportion (CFTD), a severely debilitating disease. The G48D and G48C mutations in the D-loop and the actin-myosin interface are the two causes of CFTD. These mutations have been shown to significantly affect the structure and function of muscle fibers. To the author's knowledge, the effects of these mutations have not yet been studied. In this work, the power stroke structure of the head domain of myosin and the wild and mutated types of actin were modeled...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329570/exophthalmos-in-a-young-woman-with-no-graves-disease-a-case-report-of-igg4-related-orbitopathy
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Annamaria Erdei, Zita Steiber, Csaba Molnar, Ervin Berenyi, Endre V Nagy
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-rd) is characterized by lymphoplasmacytic infiltration and tissue fibrosis. Orbital manifestations of IgG4-rd may include unilateral or bilateral proptosis, cicatricial extraocular muscle myopathy, orbital inflammation and pain which may mimic ophthalmic Graves' disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old woman has been referred to the endocrinology clinic, 4 months after delivery, with suspected Graves' orbitopathy...
January 12, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327420/expanding-the-phenotype-of-slc25a42-associated-mitochondrial-encephalomyopathy
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M Almannai, A Alsamri, A Alqasmi, E Faqeih, F AlMutairi, M Alotaibi, M M Samman, W Eyaid, Y I Aljadhai, H E Shamseldin, W Craigen, F S Alkuraya
SLC25A42 gene encodes an inner mitochondrial membrane protein that imports Co-enzyme A (CoA) into the mitochondrial matrix. A mutation in this gene was recently reported in a subject born to consanguineous parents who presented with mitochondrial myopathy with muscle weakness and lactic acidosis. In this report, we present 12 additional individuals with the same founder mutation who presented with variable manifestations ranging from asymptomatic lactic acidosis to a severe phenotype characterized by developmental regression and epilepsy...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319400/deep-lateral-wall-orbital-decompression-following-strabismus-surgery-in-patients-with-type-ii-ophthalmic-graves-disease
#4
Michael P Ellis, Emily C Broxterman, Alan R Hromas, Thomas J Whittaker, Jason A Sokol
PURPOSE: Surgical management of ophthalmic Graves' disease traditionally involves, in order, orbital decompression, followed by strabismus surgery and eyelid surgery. Nunery et al. previously described two distinct sub-types of patients with ophthalmic Graves' disease; Type I patients exhibit no restrictive myopathy (no diplopia) as opposed to Type II patients who do exhibit restrictive myopathy (diplopia) and are far more likely to develop new-onset worsening diplopia following medial wall and floor decompression...
January 10, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310344/polymyositis-with-elevated-serum-igg4-levels-and-abundant-igg4-plasma-cell-infiltration-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ryusuke Anan, Mitsuhiro Akiyama, Yuko Kaneko, Jun Kikuchi, Kazuko Suzuki, Shiro Matsubara, Tsutomu Takeuchi
INTRODUCTION: Polymyositis (PM) is a type of autoimmune, inflammatory myopathy. IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently recognized disease entity characterized by elevated serum IgG4 levels and IgG4 plasma-cell infiltration of various organs. However, several reports have described cases of other diseases that present with those features, suggesting the importance of careful differential diagnosis. Herein, we report the first case of PM with elevated serum IgG4 levels and IgG4 plasma cells in the muscles, mimicking IgG4-RD...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299381/the-m-7510t-c-mutation-hearing-impairment-and-a-complex-neurologic-phenotype
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Laura Kytövuori, Maria Gardberg, Kari Majamaa, Mika H Martikainen
Objectives: Mutations in mitochondrial DNA cause a variety of clinical phenotypes ranging from a mild hearing impairment (HI) to severe encephalomyopathy. The MT-TS1 gene is a hotspot for mutations causing HI. The m.7510T>C mutation in MT-TS1 has been previously associated with non-syndromic HI in four families from different ethnic backgrounds. Materials and Methods: We describe the clinical, genetic, and histopathological findings in a Finnish family with the heteroplasmic m...
December 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278865/simvastatin-activates-single-skeletal-ryr1-channels-but-exerts-more-complex-regulation-of-the-cardiac-ryr2-isoform
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Elisa Venturi, Chris Lindsay, Sabine Lotteau, Zhaokang Yang, Emma Steer, Katja Witschas, Abigail D Wilson, James R Wickens, Angela J Russell, Derek Steele, Sarah Calaghan, Rebecca Sitsapesan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Statins are amongst the most widely prescribed drugs for those at risk of cardiovascular disease, lowering cholesterol levels by inhibiting 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase. Although effective in prevention of cardiovascular disease, statin use is associated with muscle weakness, myopathies and, in rare cases, fatal rhabdomyolysis. As simvastatin, a commonly prescribed statin, can promote Ca2+ release from sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) vesicles, we investigated if simvastatin could directly activate skeletal (RyR1) and cardiac (RyR2) ryanodine receptors...
December 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277723/collagen-vi-disorders-insights-on-form-and-function-in-the-extracellular-matrix-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Shireen R Lamandé, John F Bateman
Mutations in the three canonical collagen VI genes, COL6A1, COL6A2 and COL6A3, cause a spectrum of muscle disease from Bethlem myopathy at the mild end to the severe Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy. Mutations can be either dominant or recessive and the resulting clinical severity is influenced by the way mutations impact the complex collagen VI assembly process. Most mutations are found towards the N-terminus of the triple helical collagenous domain and compromise extracellular microfibril assembly. Outside the triple helix collagen VI is highly polymorphic and discriminating mutations from rare benign changes remains a major diagnostic challenge...
December 22, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249983/co-expression-network-approach-reveals-functional-similarities-among-diseases-affecting-human-skeletal-muscle
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Kavitha Mukund, Shankar Subramaniam
Diseases affecting skeletal muscle exhibit considerable heterogeneity in intensity, etiology, phenotypic manifestation and gene expression. Systems biology approaches using network theory, allows for a holistic understanding of functional similarities amongst diseases. Here we propose a co-expression based, network theoretic approach to extract functional similarities from 20 heterogeneous diseases comprising of dystrophinopathies, inflammatory myopathies, neuromuscular, and muscle metabolic diseases. Utilizing this framework we identified seven closely associated disease clusters with 20 disease pairs exhibiting significant correlation (p < 0...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246969/allele-specific-silencing-therapy-for-dynamin-2-related-dominant-centronuclear-myopathy
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Delphine Trochet, Bernard Prudhon, Maud Beuvin, Cécile Peccate, Stéphanie Lorain, Laura Julien, Sofia Benkhelifa-Ziyyat, Aymen Rabai, Kamel Mamchaoui, Arnaud Ferry, Jocelyn Laporte, Pascale Guicheney, Stéphane Vassilopoulos, Marc Bitoun
Rapid advances in allele-specific silencing by RNA interference established a strategy of choice to cure dominant inherited diseases by targeting mutant alleles. We used this strategy for autosomal-dominant centronuclear myopathy (CNM), a rare neuromuscular disorder without available treatment due to heterozygous mutations in the DNM2 gene encoding Dynamin 2. Allele-specific siRNA sequences were developed in order to specifically knock down the human and murine DNM2-mRNA harbouring the p.R465W mutation without affecting the wild-type allele...
December 15, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239106/er-stress-in-skeletal-muscle-remodeling-and-myopathies
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REVIEW
Dil Afroze, Ashok Kumar
Skeletal muscle is a highly plastic tissue in the human body that undergoes extensive adaptation in response to environmental cues, such as physical activity, metabolic perturbation, and disease conditions. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) plays a pivotal role in protein folding and calcium homeostasis in many mammalian cell types including skeletal muscle. However, overload of misfolded or unfolded proteins in the ER lumen cause stress, which results in the activation of a signaling network called the unfolded protein response (UPR)...
December 14, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237403/isolated-and-repeated-stroke-like-episodes-in-a-middle-aged-man-with-a-mitochondrial-nd3-t10158c-mutation-a-case-report
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Satomi Mezuki, Kenji Fukuda, Tomonaga Matsushita, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Ryu Matsuo, Yu-Ichi Goto, Takehiro Yasukawa, Takeshi Uchiumi, Dongchon Kang, Takanari Kitazono, Tetsuro Ago
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome, is the most common phenotype of mitochondrial disease. It often develops in childhood or adolescence, usually before the age of 40, in a maternally-inherited manner. Mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are frequently responsible for MELAS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old man, who had no family or past history of mitochondrial disorders, suddenly developed bilateral visual field constriction and repeated stroke-like episodes...
December 13, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236822/the-relative-frequency-of-common-neuromuscular-diagnoses-in-a-reference-center
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Ana Cotta, Júlia Filardi Paim, Elmano Carvalho, Antonio Lopes da-Cunha-Júnior, Monica M Navarro, Jaquelin Valicek, Miriam Melo Menezes, Simone Vilela Nunes, Rafael Xavier-Neto, Sidney Baptista, Luciano Romero Lima, Reinaldo Issao Takata, Antonio Pedro Vargas
The diagnostic procedure in neuromuscular patients is complex. Knowledge of the relative frequency of neuromuscular diseases within the investigated population is important to allow the neurologist to perform the most appropriate diagnostic tests. OBJECTIVE: To report the relative frequency of common neuromuscular diagnoses in a reference center. METHODS: A 17-year chart review of patients with suspicion of myopathy. RESULTS: Among 3,412 examinations, 1,603 (46...
November 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231968/value-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-evaluating-muscle-inflammation-insights-from-a-new-mouse-model-of-myositis
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Gwladys Bourdenet, Benjamin Dubourg, Lionel Nicol, Paul Mulder, Jérémie Martinet, Yves Allenbach, Christian Boitard, Olivier Boyer
Inflammatory myopathies or myositides represent a group of severe skeletal muscle diseases characterized by muscle weakness, elevation of serum creatine kinase levels and muscle inflammatory cell infiltrates. Despite the contribution of a growing number of myositis-specific autoantibodies and the existence of characteristic dermatological features in dermatomyositis, the definitive diagnosis of myositis requires pathological examination of a muscle biopsy [1, 2]. To limit false negatives, this biopsy should be performed in an area of active disease [2]...
December 12, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228356/dietary-intervention-rescues-myopathy-associated-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Matthew A Summers, Thusitha Rupasinghe, Emily R Vasiljevski, Frances J Evesson, Kathy Mikulec, Lauren Peacock, Kate Gr Quinlan, Sandra T Cooper, Ute Roessner, David A Stevenson, David G Little, Aaron Schindeler
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder with complex symptomology. In addition to a predisposition to tumors, children with NF1 can present with reduced muscle mass, global muscle weakness, and impaired motor skills, which can have a significant impact on quality of life. Genetic mouse models have shown a lipid storage disease phenotype may underlie muscle weakness in NF1. Herein we confirm that biopsy specimens from six individuals with NF1 similarly manifest features of a lipid storage myopathy, with marked accumulation of intramyocellular lipid, fibrosis, and mononuclear cell infiltrates...
December 8, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215735/vacuolated-pas-positive-lymphocytes-as-an-hallmark-of-pompe-disease-and-other-myopathies-related-to-impaired-autophagy
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Angelo Pascarella, Chiara Terracciano, Olimpia Farina, Luca Lombardi, Teresa Esposito, Filomena Napolitano, Giuseppina Franzese, Giovanni Panella, Francesco Tuccillo, Giancarlo la Marca, Sergio Bernardini, Silvia Boffo, Antonio Giordano, Mariarosa Anna Beatrice Melone, Giuseppe Di Iorio, Simone Sampaolo
Autosomal recessive Pompe disease is a lysosomal disorder caused by mutations of the acid-α-glucosidase (GAA) gene. Deficiency of GAA enzyme leads to glycogen accumulation and autophagy impairment in cardiac and skeletal muscles, but also in lymphocytes. Since an effective therapy is available, a rapid, sensitive and specific test is crucial to early identify affected subjects. Number of lymphocytes containing PAS-positive vacuoles was evaluated on blood films from 72 consecutive adult patients with hyperckemia and/or muscle weakness, 13 genetically confirmed late-onset-Pompe-disease (LOPD) and 13 of their offspring...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212896/the-novel-desmin-mutation-p-glu401asp-impairs-filament-formation-disrupts-cell-membrane-integrity-and-causes-severe-arrhythmogenic-left-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-dysplasia
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Francisco José Bermúdez-Jiménez, Víctor Carriel, Andreas Brodehl, Miguel Alaminos, Antonio Campos, Ilona Schirmer, Hendrik Milting, Beatriz Álvarez Abril, Miguel Álvarez, Silvia López-Fernández, Diego García-Giustiniani, Lorenzo Monserrat, Luis Tercedor, Juan Jiménez-Jáimez
Background -Desmin (DES) mutations cause severe skeletal and cardiac muscle disease with heterogeneous phenotypes. Recently, DES mutations were described in patients with inherited arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (iARVC/D), although their cellular and molecular pathomechanisms are not precisely known. Our aim is to describe clinically and functionally the novel DES-p.Glu401Asp mutation as a cause of inherited left ventricular arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (iLVAC/D). Methods -We identified the novel DES mutation p...
December 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209666/novel-duplication-mutation-of-the-dysf-gene-in-a-pakistani-family-with-miyoshi-myopathy
#18
Muhammad I Ullah, Arsalan Ahmad, Milena Zarkovic, Syed S Shah, Abdul Nasir, Saqib Mahmood, Wasim Ahmad, Christian A Hubner, Muhammad J Hassan
To identify the underlying gene mutation in a large consanguineous Pakistani family.  Methods: This is an observational descriptive study carried out at the Department of Biochemistry, Shifa International Hospital, Quaid-i-Azam University, and Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan from 2013-2016. Genomic DNA of all recruited family members was extracted and the Trusight one sequencing panel was used to assess genes associated with a neuro-muscular phenotype...
December 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203713/therapeutic-potential-of-heat-shock-protein-induction-for-muscular-dystrophy-and-other-muscle-wasting-conditions
#19
REVIEW
Savant S Thakur, Kristy Swiderski, James G Ryall, Gordon S Lynch
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common and severe of the muscular dystrophies, a group of inherited myopathies caused by different genetic mutations leading to aberrant expression or complete absence of cytoskeletal proteins. Dystrophic muscles are prone to injury, and regenerate poorly after damage. Remorseless cycles of muscle fibre breakdown and incomplete repair lead to progressive and severe muscle wasting, weakness and premature death. Many other conditions are similarly characterized by muscle wasting, including sarcopenia, cancer cachexia, sepsis, denervation, burns, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
January 19, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197834/study-protocol-for-statin-web-based-investigation-of-side-effects-statinwise-a-series-of-randomised-controlled-n-of-1-trials-comparing-atorvastatin-and-placebo-in-uk-primary-care
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Emily Herrett, Elizabeth Williamson, Danielle Beaumont, Danielle Prowse, Nabila Youssouf, Kieran Brack, Jane Armitage, Ben Goldacre, Thomas MacDonald, Tjeerd van Staa, Ian Roberts, Haleema Shakur-Still, Liam Smeeth
INTRODUCTION: Statins are effective at preventing cardiovascular disease, widely prescribed and their use is growing. Uncertainty persists about whether they cause symptomatic muscle adverse effects, such as pain and weakness, in the absence of statin myopathy. Discrepancies between data from observational studies, which suggest statins are associated with excess muscle symptoms, and from randomised trials, which suggest no such excess, have caused confusion. N-of-1 trials offer the opportunity to establish whether muscle symptoms during statin use are caused by statins in particular individuals...
December 1, 2017: BMJ Open
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