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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231281/the-intron-in-centromeric-noncoding-rna-facilitates-rnai-mediated-formation-of-heterochromatin
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Masatoshi Mutazono, Misato Morita, Chihiro Tsukahara, Madoka Chinen, Shiori Nishioka, Tatsuhiro Yumikake, Kohei Dohke, Misuzu Sakamoto, Takashi Ideue, Jun-Ichi Nakayama, Kojiro Ishii, Tokio Tani
In fission yeast, the formation of centromeric heterochromatin is induced through the RNA interference (RNAi)-mediated pathway. Some pre-mRNA splicing mutants (prp) exhibit defective formation of centromeric heterochromatin, suggesting that splicing factors play roles in the formation of heterochromatin, or alternatively that the defect is caused by impaired splicing of pre-mRNAs encoding RNAi factors. Herein, we demonstrate that the splicing factor spPrp16p is enriched at the centromere, and associates with Cid12p (a factor in the RNAi pathway) and the intron-containing dg ncRNA...
February 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229309/nusinersen-first-global-approval
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Sheridan M Hoy
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by muscle atrophy and weakness resulting from motor neuron degeneration in the spinal cord and brainstem. It is most commonly caused by insufficient levels of survival motor neuron (SMN) protein (which is critical for motor neuron maintenance) secondary to deletions or mutations in the SMN1 gene. Nusinersen (SPINRAZA™) is a modified antisense oligonucleotide that binds to a specific sequence in the intron, downstream of exon 7 on the pre-messenger ribonucleic acid (pre-mRNA) of the SMN2 gene...
February 22, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220743/analysis-of-mutations-causing-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-in-black-south-african-patients-of-different-ancestr
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U K Ibe, R Whittall, S E Humphries, G Pilcher, F Raal
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is usually caused by mutations in three genes (LDLR, APOB and PCSK9). OBJECTIVE: To identify the spectrum of FH-causing mutations in black South African (SA) patients. METHODS: DNA samples of 16 unrelated South African FH patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, tendon xanthomas and corneal arcus (3 clinically homozygous FH and 13 heterozygous FH) of ethnic African origin were screened for mutations in the LDLR (coding region, promoter and intron/exon boundaries), APOB (part of exon 26) and PCSK9 genes (exon 7), using high-resolution melting...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220259/mutations-in-kiaa0753-cause-joubert-syndrome-associated-with-growth-hormone-deficiency
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Joshi Stephen, Thierry Vilboux, Luhe Mian, Chulaluck Kuptanon, Courtney M Sinclair, Deniz Yildirimli, Dawn M Maynard, Joy Bryant, Roxanne Fischer, Meghana Vemulapalli, James C Mullikin, Marjan Huizing, William A Gahl, May Christine V Malicdan, Meral Gunay-Aygun
Joubert syndrome and related disorders (JSRD) are a heterogeneous group of ciliopathies defined based on the mid-hindbrain abnormalities that result in the characteristic "molar tooth sign" on brain imaging. The core clinical findings of JSRD are hypotonia, developmental delay, abnormal eye movements and breathing abnormalities. To date, more than 30 JSRD genes that encode proteins important for structure and/or function of cilia have been identified. Here, we present 2 siblings with Joubert syndrome associated with growth hormone deficiency...
February 20, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218276/natural-and-laboratory-mutations-in-kuzbanian-are-associated-with-zinc-stress-phenotypes-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Hung Le Manh, Lain Guio, Miriam Merenciano, Quirze Rovira, Maite G Barrón, Josefa González
Organisms must cope with altered environmental conditions such as high concentrations of heavy metals. Stress response to heavy metals is mediated by the metal-responsive transcription factor 1 (MTF-1), which is conserved from Drosophila to humans. MTF-1 binds to metal response elements (MREs) and changes the expression of target genes. kuzbanian (kuz), a metalloendopeptidase that activates the evolutionary conserved Notch signaling pathway, has been identified as an MTF-1 target gene. We have previously identified a putatively adaptive transposable element in the Drosophila melanogaster genome, named FBti0019170, inserted in a kuz intron...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216230/activation-of-a-cryptic-splice-site-in-the-mitochondrial-elongation-factor-gfm1-causes-combined-oxphos-deficiency
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Mariella T Simon, Bobby G Ng, Marisa W Friederich, Raymond Y Wang, Monica Boyer, Martin Kircher, Renata Collard, Kati J Buckingham, Richard Chang, Jay Shendure, Deborah A Nickerson, Michael J Bamshad, Johan L K Van Hove, Hudson H Freeze, Jose E Abdenur
We report the clinical, biochemical, and molecular findings in two brothers with encephalopathy and multi-systemic disease. Abnormal transferrin glycoforms were suggestive of a type I congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG). While exome sequencing was negative for CDG related candidate genes, the testing revealed compound heterozygous mutations in the mitochondrial elongation factor G gene (GFM1). One of the mutations had been reported previously while the second, novel variant was found deep in intron 6, activating a cryptic splice site...
February 12, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215743/a-nlrc3-like-gene-from-blunt-snout-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala-molecular-characterization-expression-and-association-with-resistance-to-aeromonas-hydrophila-infection
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Fengjuan Zhou, Qifeng Zhan, Zhujin Ding, Lina Su, Jun Fan, Lei Cui, Nan Chen, Weimin Wang, Hong Liu
NLRC (the nucleotide-oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor subfamily C) consists of teleost-specific NLRs (NOD-like receptors) and plays pivotal roles in microbial recognition and regulation of innate immune response. In this study, we cloned and characterized a NLRC3-like gene (MamNLRC3-like) from blunt snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala) by using the quantitative real-time PCR method, and analyzed the correlation between its polymorphisms and resistance to Aeromonas hydrophila infection. The full length cDNA of MamNLRC3-like was 2863 bp, with a 5'-UTR of 169 bp, ORF of 2301 bp and 3'-UTR of 393 bp, encoding 766 amino acid residues...
February 20, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215547/next-generation-sequencing-analysis-of-twelve-known-causative-genes-in-congenital-hypothyroidism
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Xin Fan, Chunyun Fu, Yiping Shen, Chuan Li, Shiyu Luo, Qifei Li, Jingsi Luo, Jiasun Su, Shujie Zhang, Xuyun Hu, Rongyu Chen, Xuefan Gu, Shaoke Chen
BACKGROUND: Gene variants have been reported to be associated with congenital hypothyroidism (CH), the purpose of this study was to analyze the mutation spectrum and prevalence of 12 known causative genes (TSHR, PAX8, NKX2.1, NKX2.5, FOXE1, DUOX2, TG, TPO, GLIS3, NIS, SLC26A4 and DEHAL1) in CH in China. METHODS: Peripheral venous blood samples were collected from the patients. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood leukocytes. All exons and their exon-intron boundary sequences of the 12 known CH associated genes in 66 CH patients were screened by next-generation sequencing (NGS)...
February 16, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213976/enhancement-of-%C3%AE-globin-gene-expression-in-thalassemic-ivs2-654-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-erythroid-cells-by-modified-u7-snrna
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Phetcharat Phanthong, Suparerk Borwornpinyo, Narisorn Kitiyanant, Natee Jearawiriyapaisarn, Lalana Nuntakarn, Jirawat Saetan, Tiwaporn Nualkaew, Khanit Sa-Ngiamsuntorn, Usanarat Anurathapan, Andras Dinnyes, Yindee Kitiyanant, Suradej Hongeng
The therapeutic use of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is emerging as a potential treatment of β-thalassemia. Ideally, patient-specific iPSCs would be genetically corrected by various approaches to treat β-thalassemia including lentiviral gene transfer, lentivirus-delivered shRNA, and gene editing. These corrected iPSCs would be subsequently differentiated into hematopoietic stem cells and transplanted back into the same patient. In this article, we present a proof of principle study for disease modeling and screening using iPSCs to test the potential use of the modified U7 small nuclear (sn) RNA to correct a splice defect in IVS2-654 β-thalassemia...
February 18, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213671/exome-analysis-of-smith-magenis-like-syndrome-cohort-identifies-de-novo-likely-pathogenic-variants
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Seth I Berger, Carla Ciccone, Karen L Simon, May Christine Malicdan, Thierry Vilboux, Charles Billington, Roxanne Fischer, Wendy J Introne, Andrea Gropman, Jan K Blancato, James C Mullikin, William A Gahl, Marjan Huizing, Ann C M Smith
Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS), a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by dysmorphic features, intellectual disability (ID), and sleep disturbances, results from a 17p11.2 microdeletion or a mutation in the RAI1 gene. We performed exome sequencing on 6 patients with SMS-like phenotypes but without chromosomal abnormalities or RAI1 variants. We identified pathogenic de novo variants in two cases, a nonsense variant in IQSEC2 and a missense variant in the SAND domain of DEAF1, and candidate de novo missense variants in an additional two cases...
February 17, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197542/the-proline-arginine-dipeptide-from-hexanucleotide-repeat-expanded-c9orf72-inhibits-the-proteasome
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Rahul Gupta, Matthews Lan, Jelena Mojsilovic-Petrovic, Won Hoon Choi, Nathaniel Safren, Sami Barmada, Min Jae Lee, Robert Kalb
An intronic hexanucleotide repeat expansion (HRE) mutation in the C9ORF72 gene is the most common cause of familial ALS and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and is found in ∼7% of individuals with apparently sporadic disease. Several different diamino acid peptides can be generated from the HRE by noncanonical translation (repeat-associated non-ATG translation, or RAN translation), and some of these peptides can be toxic. Here, we studied the effects of two arginine containing RAN translation products [proline/arginine repeated 20 times (PR20) and glycine/arginine repeated 20 times (GR20)] in primary rat spinal cord neuron cultures grown on an astrocyte feeder layer...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196451/phenotypic-and-genetic-analysis-of-dysprothrombinemia-due-to-a-novel-homozygous-mutation
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Kankan Su, Yanhui Jin, Zhihai Miao, Xiaoli Cheng, Lihong Yang, Mingshan Wang
OBJECTIVE: We study the phenotype and genotype of a novel gene mutation of factor II (FII) that leads to dysprothrombinemia, and do the meta-analysis to illuminate its molecular pathogenesis. It will further contribute to our comprehension of the pathogenesis of this type of disease. METHODS: The prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and the activities of other factors were determined by the one-stage clotting method. The prothrombin antigen was measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
February 14, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193728/mobile-introns-shape-the-genetic-diversity-of-their-host-genes
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Jelena Repar, Tobias Warnecke
Self-splicing introns populate several highly conserved protein-coding genes in fungal and plant mitochondria. In fungi, many of these introns have retained their ability to spread to intron-free target sites, often assisted by intron-encoded endonucleases that initiate the homing process. Here, leveraging population genomic data from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, and Lachancea kluyveri, we expose non-random patterns of genetic diversity in exons that border self-splicing introns. In particular, we show that, in all three species, the density of single nucleotide polymorphisms increases as one approaches a mobile intron...
February 13, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193182/de-novo-mutational-profile-in-rb1-clarified-using-a-mutation-rate-modeling-algorithm
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Varun Aggarwala, Arupa Ganguly, Benjamin F Voight
BACKGROUND: Studies of de novo mutations offer great promise to improve our understanding of human disease. After a causal gene has been identified, it is natural to hypothesize that disease relevant mutations accumulate within a sub-sequence of the gene - for example, an exon, a protein domain, or at CpG sites. These assessments are typically qualitative, because we lack methodology to assess the statistical significance of sub-gene mutational burden ultimately to infer disease-relevant biology...
February 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192756/scn1a-clinical-spectrum-includes-the-self-limited-focal-epilepsies-of-childhood
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Sara Kivity, Karen L Oliver, Zaid Afawi, John A Damiano, Todor Arsov, Melanie Bahlo, Samuel F Berkovic
INTRODUCTION: Amongst autosomal dominant genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+) families, SCN1A variants are the most common genetic cause. Initially regarded as a generalized form of epilepsy, the GEFS+ spectrum is now known to include some focal epilepsies, but it is generally not conceptualized as extending to the self-limited focal epilepsies of childhood, such as Panayiotopoulos syndrome. There are, however, three reports of SCN1A variants in Panayiotopoulos syndrome...
February 4, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192073/recurrent-and-novel-mutations-in-the-ntrk1-gene-lead-to-rare-congenital-insensitivity-to-pain-with-anhidrosis-in-two-chinese-patients
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Fang Lv, Xiao-Jie Xu, Yu-Wen Song, Lu-Jiao Li, Ou Wang, Yan Jiang, Wei-Bo Xia, Xiao-Ping Xing, Peng Gao, Mei Li
BACKGROUND: Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) is an extremely rare autosomal recessive autonomic and sensory neuropathy. CIPA is associated with various mutations in NTRK1. CASES: Two unrelated Chinese patients presented separately with symptoms of insensitivity to pain, inability to sweat, repeated painless fractures, and Charcot arthropathy were recruited. Both of them were clinically diagnosed with CIPA. Increased serum bone resorption marker (β-CTX) levels and decreased BMD were observed in both patients...
February 10, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187749/identification-of-a-large-intronic-transposal-insertion-in-slc17a5-causing-sialic-acid-storage-disease
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Maja Tarailo-Graovac, Britt I Drögemöller, Wyeth W Wasserman, Colin J D Ross, Ans M W van den Ouweland, Niklas Darin, Gittan Kollberg, Clara D M van Karnebeek, Maria Blomqvist
BACKGROUND: Sialic acid storage diseases are neurodegenerative disorders characterized by accumulation of sialic acid in the lysosome. These disorders are caused by mutations in SLC17A5, the gene encoding sialin, a sialic acid transporter located in the lysosomal membrane. The most common form of sialic acid storage disease is the slowly progressive Salla disease, presenting with hypotonia, ataxia, epilepsy, nystagmus and findings of cerebral and cerebellar atrophy. Hypomyelination and corpus callosum hypoplasia are typical as well...
February 10, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186585/-analysis-of-phenotypes-and-genetic-mutations-in-two-pedigrees-affected-with-hereditary-protein-c-deficiency
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Lihong Yang, Yanhui Jin, Ting Yang, Xiaoli Chen, Liqing Zhu, Mingshan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the pathogenesis of protein C deficiency in two pedigrees through mutation detection and model analysis. METHODS: Chromogenic substrate method and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) were used to determine the plasma protein C activity (PC: A) and protein C antigen (PC: Ag) in the two probands and their family members. All of the 9 exons and intron-exon boundaries of the PROC gene were amplified by PCR and analyzed with Sanger sequencing after purification...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186584/-identification-of-aldh5a1-gene-mutations-in-a-chinese-family-affected-with-succinic-semialdehyde-dehydrogenase-deficiency
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Jianbo Shu, Fengying Cai, Wenxuan Fan, Yingtao Meng, Chunhua Zhang, Chunquan Cai, Yuqin Zhang, Shuxiang Lin
OBJECTIVE: To detect potential mutation in a Chinese family affected with succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency. METHODS: Genomic DNA was extracted from the peripheral blood samples of the proband, her family members and 100 healthy controls. All exons and flanking intronic regions of the ALDH5A1 gene were amplified by PCR and subjected to direct sequencing. RESULTS: The proband was found to have compound heterozygous mutations of the ALDH5A1 gene, namely c...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178598/novel-tsc1-and-tsc2-gene-mutations-in-chinese-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Tingting Yu, Yingzhong He, Niu Li, Yunqing Zhou, Zhiping Wang, Qihua Fu, Jiwen Wang, Jian Wang
OBJECTIVE: The study was designed to identify pathogenic TSC1 or TSC2 gene mutations and provide solid evidence for the diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). METHODS: 11 unrelated Chinese patients with TSC were investigated in the present study. Characteristic skin lesions such as hypomelanotic macules and the central nervous system features such as the epilepsy, cortical tubers and subependymal nodules were the most common symptoms that were observed in the patients...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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