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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435868/ambulatory-blood-pressure-profiles-in-familial-dysautonomia
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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...
January 13, 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
#4
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...
December 12, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906019/response-letter-to-optimising-physiology-for-adolescents-with-dysautonomia
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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
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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
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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
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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
#9
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521050/sudden-unexpected-death-during-sleep-in-familial-dysautonomia-a-case-control-study
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Jose-Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Miguel A Perez, Christy L Spalink, Horacio Kaufmann
Study Objectives: Sudden unexpected death during sleep (SUDS) is the most common cause of death in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD), an autosomal recessive disease characterized by sensory and autonomic dysfunction. It remains unknown what causes SUDS in these patients and who is at highest risk. We tested the hypothesis that SUDS in FD is linked to sleep-disordered breathing. Methods: We retrospectively identified patients with FD who died suddenly and unexpectedly during sleep and had undergone polysomnography within the 18-month period before death...
August 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439028/bgp-15-prevents-the-death-of-neurons-in-a-mouse-model-of-familial-dysautonomia
#14
Sarah B Ohlen, Magdalena L Russell, Michael J Brownstein, Frances Lefcort
Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type III, or familial dysautonomia [FD; Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) 223900], affects the development and long-term viability of neurons in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and retina. FD is caused by a point mutation in the gene IKBKAP/ELP1 that results in a tissue-specific reduction of the IKAP/ELP1 protein, a subunit of the Elongator complex. Hallmarks of the disease include vasomotor and cardiovascular instability and diminished pain and temperature sensation caused by reductions in sensory and autonomic neurons...
May 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404519/proteasome-inhibitors-to-alleviate-aberrant-ikbkap-mrna-splicing-and-low-ikap-help1-synthesis-in-familial-dysautonomia
#15
Mylène Hervé, El Chérif Ibrahim
FD is a rare neurodegenerative disorder caused by a mutation of the IKBKAP gene, which induces low expression levels of the Elongator subunit IKAP/hELP1 protein. A rational strategy for FD treatment could be to identify drugs increasing IKAP/hELP1 expression levels by blocking protein degradation pathways such as the 26S proteasome. Proteasome inhibitors are promising molecules emerging in cancer treatment and could thus constitute an enticing pharmaceutical strategy for FD treatment. Therefore, we tested three proteasome inhibitors on FD human olfactory ecto-mesenchymal stem cells (hOE-MSCs): two approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA), bortezomib and carfilzomib, as well as epoxomicin...
July 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395083/pathological-confirmation-of-optic-neuropathy-in-familial-dysautonomia
#16
Carlos E Mendoza-Santiesteban, Jose-Alberto Palma, Thomas R Hedges, Nora V Laver, Nada Farhat, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Horacio Kaufmann
Clinical data suggest that optic neuropathy and retinal ganglion cell loss are the main cause of visual decline in patients with familial dysautonomia, but this has not previously been confirmed by pathological analyses. We studied retinas and optic nerves in 6 eyes from 3 affected patients obtained at autopsy. Analyses included routine neurohistology and immunohistochemistry for neurofilaments, cytochrome c oxidase (COX), and melanopsin-containing ganglion cells. We observed profound axon loss in the temporal portions of optic nerves with relative preservation in the nasal portions; this correlated with clinical and optical coherence tomography findings in 1 patient...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324299/fatal-familial-insomnia-clinical-aspects-and-molecular-alterations
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REVIEW
Franc Llorens, Juan-José Zarranz, Andre Fischer, Inga Zerr, Isidro Ferrer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Fatal familiar insomnia (FFI) is an autosomal dominant inherited prion disease caused by D178N mutation in the prion protein gene (PRNP D178N) accompanied by the presence of a methionine at the codon 129 polymorphic site on the mutated allele. FFI is characterized by severe sleep disorder, dysautonomia, motor signs and abnormal behaviour together with primary atrophy of selected thalamic nuclei and inferior olives, and expansion to other brain regions with disease progression...
April 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167615/the-familial-dysautonomia-disease-gene-ikbkap-is-required-in-the-developing-and-adult-mouse-central-nervous-system
#18
Marta Chaverra, Lynn George, Marc Mergy, Hannah Waller, Katharine Kujawa, Connor Murnion, Ezekiel Sharples, Julian Thorne, Nathaniel Podgajny, Andrea Grindeland, Yumi Ueki, Steven Eiger, Cassie Cusick, A Michael Babcock, George A Carlson, Frances Lefcort
Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathies (HSANs) are a genetically and clinically diverse group of disorders defined by peripheral nervous system (PNS) dysfunction. HSAN type III, known as familial dysautonomia (FD), results from a single base mutation in the gene IKBKAP that encodes a scaffolding unit (ELP1) for a multi-subunit complex known as Elongator. Since mutations in other Elongator subunits (ELP2 to ELP4) are associated with central nervous system (CNS) disorders, the goal of this study was to investigate a potential requirement for Ikbkap in the CNS of mice...
May 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161223/genetic-polymorphisms-in-the-esr1-and-vdr-genes-do-not-correlate-with-osteoporosis-in-patients-with-familial-dysautonomia
#19
David Cheishvili, Channa Maayan, Daniel M Sapozhnikov, Elad Lax, Rivka Dresner-Pollak
One of the major clinical manifestations of familial dysautonomia (FD)-a rare, neurodegenerative, autosomal-recessive disorder-is a high incidence and early onset of osteoporotic bone fractures. Early diagnosis is essential to initiate preventative therapy in at-risk patients and thus improve quality of life. However, the current lack of understanding of the complex relationship between FD and osteoporosis etiology precludes early diagnosis, and as such, accurate predictors of osteoporosis development in FD patients remain to be determined...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027135/caring-for-adolescents-with-familial-dysautonomia
#20
Richard D Keegan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Nursing
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