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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680425/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-familial-dysautonomia
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Kanwaljit Singh, Jose-Alberto Palma, Horacio Kaufmann, Nataliya Tkachenko, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Christy Spalink, Mikhail Kazachkov, Sanjeev V Kothare
OBJECTIVE: Familial dysautonomia (FD) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by impaired development of sensory and afferent autonomic nerves. Untreated sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) has been reported to increase the risk of sudden unexpected death in FD. We aimed to describe the prevalence and characteristics of SDB in FD. PATIENTS/METHODS: Seventy-five patients with FD (20 adults and 55 children) underwent in-lab polysomnography, including peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO2 ) and end-tidal capnography (EtCO2 ) measurements...
May 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672717/antisense-oligonucleotides-correct-the-familial-dysautonomia-splicing-defect-in-ikbkap-transgenic-mice
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Rahul Sinha, Young Jin Kim, Tomoki Nomakuchi, Kentaro Sahashi, Yimin Hua, Frank Rigo, C Frank Bennett, Adrian R Krainer
Familial dysautonomia (FD) is a rare inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by a point mutation in the IKBKAP gene that results in defective splicing of its pre-mRNA. The mutation weakens the 5' splice site of exon 20, causing this exon to be skipped, thereby introducing a premature termination codon. Though detailed FD pathogenesis mechanisms are not yet clear, correcting the splicing defect in the relevant tissue(s), thus restoring normal expression levels of the full-length IKAP protein, could be therapeutic...
April 17, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626450/female-specific-association-between-variants-on-chromosome-9-and-self-reported-diagnosis-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Ferdinando Bonfiglio, Tenghao Zheng, Koldo Garcia-Etxebarria, Fatemeh Hadizadeh, Luis Bujanda, Francesca Bresso, Lars Agreus, Anna Andreasson, Aldona Dlugosz, Greger Lindberg, Peter T Schmidt, Pontus Karling, Bodil Ohlsson, Magnus Simren, Susanna Walter, Gerardo Nardone, Rosario Cuomo, Paolo Usai-Satta, Francesca Galeazzi, Matteo Neri, Piero Portincasa, Massimo Bellini, Giovanni Barbara, Anna Latiano, Matthias Hübenthal, Vincent Thijs, Mihai G Netea, Daisy Jonkers, Lin Chang, Emeran A Mayer, Mira M Wouters, Guy Boeckxstaens, Michael Camilleri, Andre Franke, Alexandra Zhernakova, Mauro D'Amato
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Genetic factors are believed to affect risk for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but there have been no sufficiently powered and adequately sized studies. To identify DNA variants associated with IBS risk, we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of the large UK Biobank population-based cohort, which includes genotype and health data from 500,000 participants. METHODS: We studied 7,287,191 high-quality single-nucleotide polymorphisms in individuals who self-reported a doctor's diagnosis of IBS (cases; m=9576) compared to the remainder of the cohort (controls; n=336,499) (mean age of study subjects, 40-69 years)...
April 4, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552666/improvement-of-chronic-corneal-opacity-in-ocular-surface-disease-with-prosthetic-replacement-of-the-ocular-surface-ecosystem-prose-treatment
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Anna Cressey, Deborah S Jacobs, Crystal Remington, Karen G Carrasquillo
Purpose: To demonstrate clearing of chronic corneal opacities and improvement of visual acuity with the use of BostonSight prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE) treatment in ocular surface disease. Observations: We undertook retrospective analysis of the medical records of a series of patients who underwent PROSE treatment from August 2006 to December 2014. Patients were referred for ocular surface disease of various etiologies. Primary inclusion criterion was corneal opacity that improved with PROSE treatment...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545390/elongator-complex-is-required-for-long-term-olfactory-memory-formation-in-drosophila
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Dinghui Yu, Ying Tan, Molee Chakraborty, Seth Tomchik, Ronald L Davis
The evolutionarily conserved Elongator Complex associates with RNA polymerase II for transcriptional elongation. Elp3 is the catalytic subunit, contains histone acetyltransferase activity, and is associated with neurodegeneration in humans. Elp1 is a scaffolding subunit and when mutated causes familial dysautonomia. Here, we show that elp3 and elp1 are required for aversive long-term olfactory memory in Drosophila RNAi knockdown of elp3 in adult mushroom bodies impairs long-term memory (LTM) without affecting earlier forms of memory...
April 2018: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511897/autonomic-involvement-in-hereditary-transthyretin-amyloidosis-hattr-amyloidosis
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Alejandra Gonzalez-Duarte
PURPOSE: Hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (hATTR amyloidosis) is a progressive disease primarily characterized by adult-onset sensory, motor, and autonomic neuropathy. In this article, we discuss the pathophysiology and principal findings of autonomic neuropathy in hATTR amyloidosis, the most common methods of assessment and progression, and its relation as a predictive risk factor or a measure of progression in the natural history of the disease. METHODS: A literature search was performed using the terms "autonomic neuropathy," "dysautonomia," and "autonomic symptoms" in patients with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis and familial amyloid polyneuropathy...
March 6, 2018: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508456/autonomic-dysfunction-in-genetic-forms-of-synucleinopathies
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REVIEW
Viorica Chelban, Ekawat Vichayanrat, Lucia Schottlaende, Valeria Iodice, Henry Houlden
The discovery of genetic links between alpha-synuclein and PD has opened unprecedented opportunities for research into a new group of diseases, now collectively known as synucleinopathies. Autonomic dysfunction, including cardiac sympathetic denervation, has been reported in familial forms of synucleinopathies that have Lewy bodies at the core of their pathogenesis. SNCA mutations and multiplications, LRRK2 disease with Lewy bodies as well as other common, sporadic forms of idiopathic PD, MSA, pure autonomic failure, and dementia with Lewy bodies have all been associated with dysautonomia...
March 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497044/elongator-and-codon-bias-regulate-protein-levels-in-mammalian-peripheral-neurons
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Joy Goffena, Frances Lefcort, Yongqing Zhang, Elin Lehrmann, Marta Chaverra, Jehremy Felig, Joseph Walters, Richard Buksch, Kevin G Becker, Lynn George
Familial dysautonomia (FD) results from mutation in IKBKAP/ELP1, a gene encoding the scaffolding protein for the Elongator complex. This highly conserved complex is required for the translation of codon-biased genes in lower organisms. Here we investigate whether Elongator serves a similar function in mammalian peripheral neurons, the population devastated in FD. Using codon-biased eGFP sensors, and multiplexing of codon usage with transcriptome and proteome analyses of over 6,000 genes, we identify two categories of genes, as well as specific gene identities that depend on Elongator for normal expression...
March 1, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435868/ambulatory-blood-pressure-profiles-in-familial-dysautonomia
#9
Lior Goldberg, Bat-El Bar-Aluma, Alex Krauthammer, Ori Efrati, Yehonatan Sharabi
OBJECTIVE: Familial dysautonomia (FD) is a rare genetic disease that involves extreme blood pressure fluctuations secondary to afferent baroreflex failure. The diurnal blood pressure profile, including the average, variability, and day-night difference, may have implications for long-term end organ damage. The purpose of this study was to describe the circadian pattern of blood pressure in the FD population and relationships with renal and pulmonary function, use of medications, and overall disability...
February 12, 2018: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332244/structural-insights-into-the-function-of-elongator
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REVIEW
Udit Dalwadi, Calvin K Yip
Conserved from yeast to humans, Elongator is a protein complex implicated in multiple processes including transcription regulation, α-tubulin acetylation, and tRNA modification, and its defects have been shown to cause human diseases such as familial dysautonomia. Elongator consists of two copies of six core subunits (Elp1, Elp2, Elp3, Elp4, Elp5, and Elp6) that are organized into two subcomplexes: Elp1/2/3 and Elp4/5/6 and form a stable assembly of ~ 850 kDa in size. Although the catalytic subunit of Elongator is Elp3, which contains a radical S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) domain and a putative histone acetyltransferase domain, the Elp4/5/6 subcomplex also possesses ATP-modulated tRNA binding activity...
May 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289840/founder-mutation-in-ikbkap-gene-causes-vestibular-impairment-in-familial-dysautonomia
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Joel V Gutiérrez, Horacio Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Carlos Mendoza-Santiesteban, Vaughan G Macefield, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann
OBJECTIVE: To assess vestibular function in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD), a hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy - caused by a mutation in the IKBKAP gene (c.2204 + 6 T>C) - and characterized by marked gait ataxia. METHODS: Cervical and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs and oVEMPs) were recorded from the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and extraocular muscles in 14 homozygous patients, 2 heterozygous patients, and 15 healthy controls during percussion of the forehead...
November 26, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234869/a-controlled-trial-of-inhaled-bronchodilators-in-familial-dysautonomia
#12
Bat-El Bar-Aluma, Ori Efrati, Horacio Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung disease is a leading cause of premature death in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD). A significant number of patients have obstructive airway disease, yet it is not known whether this is pharmacologically reversible. METHODS: We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial comparing the beta 2 agonist albuterol with the muscarinic blocker ipratropium bromide in patients homozygous for the IKBKAP founder mutation...
February 2018: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906019/response-letter-to-optimising-physiology-for-adolescents-with-dysautonomia
#13
LETTER
K R Armstrong, A M De Souza, P L Sneddon, J E Potts, V E Claydon, S Sanatani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717942/erratum-to-animal-and-cellular-models-of-familial-dysautonomia
#14
Frances Lefcort, Marc Mergy, Sarah B Ohlen, Yumi Ueki, Lynn George
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707017/basic-research-and-model-systems-in-familial-dysautonomia-what-do-we-know-and-what-s-next
#15
EDITORIAL
Antonio Heras-Garvin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674865/intranasal-dexmedetomidine-for-adrenergic-crisis-in-familial-dysautonomia
#16
Christy L Spalink, Erin Barnes, Jose-Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Horacio Kaufmann
PURPOSE: To report the use of intranasal dexmedetomidine, an α2-adrenergic agonist for the acute treatment of refractory adrenergic crisis in patients with familial dysautonomia. METHODS: Case series. RESULTS: Three patients with genetically confirmed familial dysautonomia (case 1: 20-year-old male; case 2: 43-year-old male; case 3: 26-year-old female) received intranasal dexmedetomidine 2 mcg/kg, half of the dose in each nostril, for the acute treatment of adrenergic crisis...
August 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667575/animal-and-cellular-models-of-familial-dysautonomia
#17
REVIEW
Frances Lefcort, Marc Mergy, Sarah B Ohlen, Yumi Ueki, Lynn George
Since Riley and Day first described the clinical phenotype of patients with familial dysautonomia (FD) over 60 years ago, the field has made considerable progress clinically, scientifically, and translationally in treating and understanding the etiology of FD. FD is classified as a hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy (HSAN type III) and is both a developmental and a progressive neurodegenerative condition that results from an autosomal recessive mutation in the gene IKBKAP, also known as ELP1. FD primarily impacts the peripheral nervous system but also manifests in central nervous system disruption, especially in the retina and optic nerve...
August 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592461/rbm24-promotes-u1-snrnp-recognition-of-the-mutated-5-splice-site-in-the-ikbkap-gene-of-familial-dysautonomia
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Kenji Ohe, Mayumi Yoshida, Akiko Nakano-Kobayashi, Motoyasu Hosokawa, Yukiya Sako, Maki Sakuma, Yukiko Okuno, Tomomi Usui, Kensuke Ninomiya, Takayuki Nojima, Naoyuki Kataoka, Masatoshi Hagiwara
The 5' splice site mutation (IVS20+6T>C) of the inhibitor of κ light polypeptide gene enhancer in B cells, kinase complex-associated protein ( IKBKAP ) gene in familial dysautonomia (FD) is at the sixth intronic nucleotide of the 5' splice site. It is known to weaken U1 snRNP recognition and result in an aberrantly spliced mRNA product in neuronal tissue, but normally spliced mRNA in other tissues. Aberrantly spliced IKBKAP mRNA abrogates IKK complex-associated protein (IKAP)/elongator protein 1 (ELP1) expression and results in a defect of neuronal cell development in FD...
September 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553323/phosphatidylserine-improves-axonal-transport-by-inhibition-of-hdac-and-has-potential-in-treatment-of-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Shiran Naftelberg, Gil Ast, Eran Perlson
Familial dysautonomia (FD) is a rare children neurodegenerative disease caused due to a point mutation in the IKBKAP gene that results in decreased IKK complex-associated protein (IKAP) protein production. The disease affects mostly the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and the sympathetic ganglion. Recently, we found that the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in FD patients are defects in axonal transport of nerve growth factors and microtubule stability in the DRG. Neurons are highly polarized cells with very long axons...
April 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530322/-oro-dento-facial-manifestations-in-patients-with-familial-dysautonomia
#20
REVIEW
Eliyahu Mass
The oro-dento-facial features and dysfunctions of children with hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type III (HSAN III), known as familial dysautonomia (FD) or Riley-Day syndrome, were first described in the scientific literature in 1949. They include: dental trauma, dental and soft tissue selfmutilation, normal dental age, normal sequence and timing of eruption and exfoliation of teeth, smaller tooth size, different and disproportional tooth components, normal alveolar bone height, small jaws, mild crowding and malocclusion...
August 2016: Harefuah
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