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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447221/deleterious-abca7-mutations-and-transcript-rescue-mechanisms-in-early-onset-alzheimer-s-disease
#1
Arne De Roeck, Tobi Van den Bossche, Julie van der Zee, Jan Verheijen, Wouter De Coster, Jasper Van Dongen, Lubina Dillen, Yalda Baradaran-Heravi, Bavo Heeman, Raquel Sanchez-Valle, Albert Lladó, Benedetta Nacmias, Sandro Sorbi, Ellen Gelpi, Oriol Grau-Rivera, Estrella Gómez-Tortosa, Pau Pastor, Sara Ortega-Cubero, Maria A Pastor, Caroline Graff, Håkan Thonberg, Luisa Benussi, Roberta Ghidoni, Giuliano Binetti, Alexandre de Mendonça, Madalena Martins, Barbara Borroni, Alessandro Padovani, Maria Rosário Almeida, Isabel Santana, Janine Diehl-Schmid, Panagiotis Alexopoulos, Jordi Clarimon, Alberto Lleó, Juan Fortea, Magda Tsolaki, Maria Koutroumani, Radoslav Matěj, Zdenek Rohan, Peter De Deyn, Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Patrick Cras, Christine Van Broeckhoven, Kristel Sleegers
Premature termination codon (PTC) mutations in the ATP-Binding Cassette, Sub-Family A, Member 7 gene (ABCA7) have recently been identified as intermediate-to-high penetrant risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD). High variability, however, is observed in downstream ABCA7 mRNA and protein expression, disease penetrance, and onset age, indicative of unknown modifying factors. Here, we investigated the prevalence and disease penetrance of ABCA7 PTC mutations in a large early onset AD (EOAD)-control cohort, and examined the effect on transcript level with comprehensive third-generation long-read sequencing...
April 27, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444146/nonsense-in-the-testis-multiple-roles-for-nonsense-mediated-decay-revealed-in-male-reproduction
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Clinton C MacDonald, Petar N Grozdanov
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay, or NMD, is a quality control mechanism that identifies cytoplasmic mRNAs containing translational termination (stop) codons in specific contexts - either premature termination codons or unusually long 3΄ untranslated regions - and targets them for degradation. In recent studies, researchers in different labs have knocked out important genes involved in NMD, Upf2 and Upf3a, and one component of chromatoid bodies, Tdrd6, and examined the consequences for spermatogenesis. Disruption of Upf2 during early stages of spermatogenesis resulted in disappearance of nearly all spermatogenic cells through loss of NMD...
April 22, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440616/discovery-and-characterization-of-a-eukaryotic-initiation-factor-4a-3-selective-inhibitor-that-suppresses-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay
#3
Misa Iwatani-Yoshihara, Masahiro Ito, Yoshihiro Ishibashi, Hideyuki Oki, Toshio Tanaka, Daisuke Morishita, Takashi Ito, Hiromichi Kimura, Yasuhiro Imaeda, Samuel A Aparicio, Atsushi Nakanishi, Tomohiro Kawamoto
Eukaryotic initiation factor 4A-3 (eIF4A3) is an Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD) box-family adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-dependent RNA helicase. Subtypes eIF4A1 and eIF4A2 are required for translation initiation, but eIF4A3 participates in the exon junction complex (EJC) and functions in RNA metabolism including nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD). No small molecules for NMD inhibition via selective inhibition of eIF4A3 have been discovered. Here we identified allosteric eIF4A3 inhibitors from a high-throughput screening campaign...
April 25, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434909/facilitating-orphan-drug-development-proceedings-of-the-treat-nmd-international-conference-december-2015-washington-dc-usa
#4
E P Hoffman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 4, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421814/elevated-monocyte-to-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-ratio-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-beh%C3%A3-et-disease
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Nusret Acikgoz, Ertuğrul Kurtoğlu, Julide Yagmur, Yelda Kapicioglu, Mehmet Cansel, Necip Ermis
Behçet disease (BD) is a multisystemic disorder characterized by endothelial dysfunction and inflammation. Monocyte to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio (MHR) is a recently emerged indicator of inflammation and oxidative stress. Sixty patients with BD and 50 control individuals were included to investigate the relationship between MHR and endothelial dysfunction. Endothelial function was assessed by flow- and nitroglycerin-mediated dilatation technique (FMD and NMD, respectively). Serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels were measured in all study participants...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409766/vocational-situation-and-experiences-from-the-work-environment-among-individuals-with-neuromuscular-diseases
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E M Lexell, I Langdell, J Lexell
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular diseases (NMD) can affect the ability to be employed and to work, but there is limited knowledge of individuals' own perspectives of factors that are important for their vocational situation. OBJECTIVE: To explore the vocational situation among people with NMD that are employed, and to describe their experiences of how their disability, personal and environmental factors influence their ability to continue to work. METHODS: Nine participants with different NMD were included...
2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402567/nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-in-tetrahymena-is-ejc-independent-and-requires-a-protozoa-specific-nuclease
#7
Miao Tian, Wentao Yang, Jing Zhang, Huai Dang, Xingyi Lu, Chengjie Fu, Wei Miao
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is essential for removing premature termination codon-containing transcripts from cells. Studying the NMD pathway in model organisms can help to elucidate the NMD mechanism in humans and improve our understanding of how this biologically important process has evolved. Ciliates are among the earliest branching eukaryotes; their NMD mechanism is poorly understood and may be primordial. We demonstrate that highly conserved Upf proteins (Upf1a, Upf2 and Upf3) are involved in the NMD pathway of the ciliate, Tetrahymena thermophila...
April 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389433/structure-of-a-smg8-smg9-complex-identifies-a-g-domain-heterodimer-in-the-nmd-effector-proteins
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Liang Li, Mahesh Lingaraju, Claire Basquin, Jerome Basquin, Elena Conti
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is a eukaryotic mRNA degradation pathway involved in surveillance and post-transcriptional regulation, and executed by the concerted action of several trans-acting factors. The SMG1 kinase is an essential NMD factor in metazoans and is associated with two recently identified and yet poorly characterized proteins, SMG8 and SMG9. We determined the 2.5 Å resolution crystal structure of a SMG8-SMG9 core complex from C. elegans. We found that SMG8-SMG9 is a G domain heterodimer with architectural similarities to the dynamin-like family of GTPases such as Atlastin and GBP1...
April 7, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383761/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-mice-increases-hepatic-expression-of-genes-carrying-a-premature-termination-codon-via-a-nutritional-status-independent-grp78-dependent-mechanism
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Nagakatsu Harada, Maiko Okuyama, Aya Yoshikatsu, Hironori Yamamoto, Saori Ishiwata, Chikako Hamada, Tomoyo Hirose, Masayuki Shono, Masashi Kuroda, Rie Tsutsumi, Jiro Takeo, Yutaka Taketani, Yutaka Nakaya, Hiroshi Sakaue
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) degrades mRNAs carrying a premature termination codon (PTC) in eukaryotes. Cellular stresses, including endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, inhibit NMD and up-regulate PTC-containing mRNA (PTC-mRNA) levels in several cell lines. However, whether similar effects exist under in vivo conditions that involve systemic nutritional status is unclear. Here we compared the effects of pharmacological induction of ER stress with those of nutritional interventions on hepatic PTC-mRNA levels in mice...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379241/hypolipidemic-effect-of-youcha-in-hyperlipidemia-rats-induced-by-high-fat-diet
#10
Zhenjun Zhu, Zhongyi Lin, Hongrui Jiang, Yi Jiang, Mouming Zhao, Xiaoling Liu
Youcha is a novel tea drink from the northeast of Guangxi. This study aimed to investigate the hypolipidemic properties of Youcha in high-fat induced hyperlipidemic Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. After designing the model, rats were randomly divided into six groups (n = 10): normal diet (NMD) group, high-fat diet (HFD) group, Xuezhikang (120 mg kg(-1) d(-1)) (HFD+P) group and Youcha (150, 750 or 1500 mg kg(-1) d(-1)) (HFD+L, HFD+M or HFD+H) groups. Youcha comprises tea polyphenols (1.51 g per 100 g), caffeine (34...
April 19, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371199/nonsense-pathogenic-variants-in-exon-1-of-phox2b-lead-to-translational-reinitiation-in-congenital-central-hypoventilation-syndrome
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Jacob T Cain, Dae I Kim, Megan Quast, Winnie G Shivega, Ryan J Patrick, Chuanpit Moser, Suzanne Reuter, Myrza Perez, Angela Myers, Jill M Weimer, Kyle J Roux, Megan Landsverk
Pathogenic variants in PHOX2B lead to congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS), a rare disorder of the nervous system characterized by autonomic dysregulation and hypoventilation typically presenting in the neonatal period, although a milder late-onset (LO) presentation has been reported. More than 90% of cases are caused by polyalanine repeat mutations (PARMs) in the C-terminus of the protein; however non-polyalanine repeat mutations (NPARMs) have been reported. Most NPARMs are located in exon 3 of PHOX2B and result in a more severe clinical presentation including Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) and/or peripheral neuroblastic tumors (PNTs)...
May 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369084/nmd-classifier-a-reliable-and-systematic-classification-tool-for-nonsense-mediated-decay-events
#12
Min-Kung Hsu, Hsuan-Yu Lin, Feng-Chi Chen
Nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) degrades mRNAs that include premature termination codons to avoid the translation and accumulation of truncated proteins. This mechanism has been found to participate in gene regulation and a wide spectrum of biological processes. However, the evolutionary and regulatory origins of NMD-targeted transcripts (NMDTs) have been less studied, partly because of the complexity in analyzing NMD events. Here we report NMD Classifier, a tool for systematic classification of NMD events for either annotated or de novo assembled transcripts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367323/nonsense-suppression-as-an-approach-to-treat-lysosomal-storage-diseases
#13
Kim M Keeling
In-frame premature termination codons (PTCs) (also referred to as nonsense mutations) comprise ~10% of all disease-associated gene lesions. PTCs reduce gene expression in two ways. First, PTCs prematurely terminate translation of an mRNA, leading to the production of a truncated polypeptide that often lacks normal function and/or is unstable. Second, PTCs trigger degradation of an mRNA by activating nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD), a cellular pathway that recognizes and degrades mRNAs containing a PTC. Thus, translation termination and NMD are putative therapeutic targets for the development of treatments for genetic diseases caused by PTCs...
December 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361105/single-nucleotide-substitution-t-to-a-in-the-polypyrimidine-stretch-at-the-splice-acceptor-site-of-intron-9-causes-exon-10-skipping-in-the-acat1-gene
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Hideo Sasai, Yuka Aoyama, Hiroki Otsuka, Elsayed Abdelkreem, Mina Nakama, Tomohiro Hori, Hidenori Ohnishi, Lesley Turner, Toshiyuki Fukao
BACKGROUND: β-ketothiolase (T2, gene symbol ACAT1) deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder, affecting isoleucine and ketone body metabolism. We encountered a patient (GK03) with T2 deficiency whose T2 mRNA level was <10% of the control, but in whom a previous routine cDNA analysis had failed to find any mutations. Genomic PCR-direct sequencing showed homozygosity for c.941-9T>A in the polypyrimidine stretch at the splice acceptor site of intron 9 of ACAT1. Initially, we regarded this variant as not being disease-causing by a method of predicting the effect of splicing using in silico tools...
March 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358513/discovery-of-novel-1-4-diacylpiperazines-as-selective-and-cell-active-eif4a3-inhibitors
#15
Masahiro Ito, Toshio Tanaka, Douglas R Cary, Misa Iwatani-Yoshihara, Yusuke Kamada, Tomohiro Kawamoto, Samuel Aparicio, Atsushi Nakanishi, Yasuhiro Imaeda
Eukaryotic initiation factor 4A3 (eIF4A3), a member of the DEAD-box RNA helicase family, is one of the core components of the exon junction complex (EJC). The EJC is known to be involved in a variety of RNA metabolic processes typified by nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD). In order to identify molecular probes to investigate the functions and therapeutic relevance of eIF4A3, a search for selective eIF4A3 inhibitors was conducted. Through the chemical optimization of 1,4-diacylpiperazine derivatives identified via high-throughput screening (HTS), we discovered the first reported selective eIF4A3 inhibitor 53a exhibiting cellular NMD inhibitory activity...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348640/exploration-of-small-rna-seq-data-for-small-non-coding-rnas-in-human-colorectal-cancer
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Srinivas V Koduru, Amit K Tiwari, Sprague W Hazard, Milind Mahajan, Dino J Ravnic
Background: Improved healthcare and recent breakthroughs in technology have substantially reduced cancer mortality rates worldwide. Recent advancements in next-generation sequencing (NGS) have allowed genomic analysis of the human transcriptome. Now, using NGS we can further look into small non-coding regions of RNAs (sncRNAs) such as microRNAs (miRNAs), Piwi-interacting-RNAs (piRNAs), long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), and small nuclear/nucleolar RNAs (sn/snoRNAs) among others. Recent studies looking at sncRNAs indicate their role in important biological processes such as cancer progression and predict their role as biomarkers for disease diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy...
2017: Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338488/respiratory-complications-management-and-treatments-for-neuromuscular-disease-in-children
#17
MyMy C Buu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize current literature describing the respiratory complications of neuromuscular disease (NMD) and the effect of respiratory interventions and to explore new gene therapies for patients with NMD. RECENT FINDINGS: Measurements of respiratory function focus on vital capacity and maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressure and show decline over time. Management of respiratory complications includes lung volume recruitment, mechanical insufflation-exsufflation, chest physiotherapy and assisted ventilation...
March 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323884/a-system-for-coordinated-analysis-of-translational-readthrough-and-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay
#18
Stacey L Baker, J Robert Hogg
The nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) pathway degrades mRNAs containing premature termination codons, limiting the expression of potentially deleterious truncated proteins. This activity positions the pathway as a regulator of the severity of genetic diseases caused by nonsense mutations. Because many genetic diseases result from nonsense alleles, therapeutics inducing readthrough of premature termination codons and/or inhibition of NMD have been of great interest. Several means of enhancing translational readthrough have been reported to concomitantly inhibit NMD efficiency, but tools for systematic analysis of mammalian NMD inhibition by translational readthrough are lacking...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302904/pharmacological-inhibition-of-the-spliceosome-subunit-sf3b-triggers-ejc-independent-nmd
#19
Teresa Carvalho, Sandra Martins, José Rino, Sérgio Marinho, Maria Carmo-Fonseca
Spliceostatin A, meayamycin, and pladienolide B are small molecules that target the SF3b subunit of spliceosomal U2 snRNP. These compounds are attracting much attention as tools to manipulate splicing and potential anti-cancer drugs. We investigated the effects of these inhibitors on mRNA transport and stability in human cells. Upon splicing inhibition unspliced pre-mRNAs accumulated in the nucleus, particularly within enlarged nuclear speckles. Yet, a small fraction of the pre-mRNA molecules were exported to the cytoplasm...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302142/maximum-inspiratory-pressure-as-a-clinically-meaningful-trial-endpoint-for-neuromuscular-diseases-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Benedikt Schoser, Edward Fong, Tarekegn Geberhiwot, Derralynn Hughes, John T Kissel, Shyam C Madathil, David Orlikowski, Michael I Polkey, Mark Roberts, Harm A W M Tiddens, Peter Young
Respiratory muscle strength is a proven predictor of long-term outcome of neuromuscular disease (NMD), including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and spinal muscular atrophy. Maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), a sensitive measure of respiratory muscle strength, one of several useful tests of respiratory muscle strength, is gaining interest as a therapeutic clinical trial endpoint for NMD. In this comprehensive review we investigate the use of MIP as a measure of respiratory muscle strength in clinical trials of therapeutics targeting respiratory muscle, examine the correlation of MIP with survival, quality of life, and other measures of pulmonary function, and outline the role of MIP as a clinically significantly meaningful outcome measure...
March 16, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
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