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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633435/mcm3ap-in-recessive-charcot-marie-tooth-neuropathy-and-mild-intellectual-disability
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Emil Ylikallio, Rosa Woldegebriel, Manuela Tumiati, Pirjo Isohanni, Monique M Ryan, Zornitza Stark, Maie Walsh, Sarah L Sawyer, Katrina M Bell, Alicia Oshlack, Paul J Lockhart, Mariia Shcherbii, Alejandro Estrada-Cuzcano, Derek Atkinson, Taila Hartley, Martine Tetreault, Inge Cuppen, W Ludo van der Pol, Ayse Candayan, Esra Battaloglu, Yesim Parman, Koen L I van Gassen, Marie-José H van den Boogaard, Kym M Boycott, Liisa Kauppi, Albena Jordanova, Tuula Lönnqvist, Henna Tyynismaa
Defects in mRNA export from the nucleus have been linked to various neurodegenerative disorders. We report mutations in the gene MCM3AP, encoding the germinal center associated nuclear protein (GANP), in nine affected individuals from five unrelated families. The variants were associated with severe childhood onset primarily axonal (four families) or demyelinating (one family) Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy. Mild to moderate intellectual disability was present in seven of nine affected individuals. The affected individuals were either compound heterozygous or homozygous for different MCM3AP variants, which were predicted to cause depletion of GANP or affect conserved amino acids with likely importance for its function...
June 19, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632967/prevalence-and-orthopedic-management-of-foot-and-ankle-deformities-in-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Matilde Laurá, Dishan Singh, Gita Ramdharry, Jasper Morrow, Mariola Skorupinska, Davide Pareyson, Joshua Burns, Richard A Lewis, Steve Scherer, David N Herrmann, Nicholas Cullen, Christopher Bradish, Luca Gaiani, Nicolò Martinelli, Paul Gibbons, Glenn Pfeffer, Phinit Phisitkul, Keith Wapner, James Sanders, Sam Flemister, Michael E Shy, Mary M Reilly
INTRODUCTION: Foot deformities are frequent complications in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) patients, often requiring orthopedic surgery. However there are no prospective randomized studies on surgical management, and there is variation in the approache between centers in the same country and between different countries. METHODS: We assessed the frequency of foot deformities and surgery among patients recruited to the Inherited Neuropathies Consortium (INC). We also designed a survey addressed to orthopedic surgeons at INC centers to determine whether surgical approaches to orthopedic complications in CMT are variable...
June 20, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630759/the-adult-cavus-foot
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Carlos Maynou, Christophe Szymanski, Alexis Thiounn
Cavovarus deformity can be classified by the severity of malalignment ranging from a subtle and flexible to a severe and fixed cavovarus deformity of the foot.In the mild cavovarus foot, careful clinical assessment is required to identify the deformity.Weight-bearing radiographs are necessary to indicate the apex of the deformity and quantify the correction required.Surgery is performed when conservative measures fail and various surgical procedures have been described, including a combination of soft-tissue releases, tendon transfers and osteotomies, all with the aim of achieving a plantigrade and balanced foot...
May 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601552/deletion-of-p2-promoter-of-gjb1-gene-a-cause-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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R Kulshrestha, S Burton-Jones, T Antoniadi, M Rogers, Z Jaunmuktane, S Brandner, N Kiely, R Manuel, T Willis
X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is the second most common cause of CMT, and is usually caused by mutations in the gap junction protein beta 1 (GJB1) gene. This gene has nerve specific P2 promoter that work synergistically with SOX10 and EGR2 genes to initiate transcription. Mutation in this region is known to cause Schwann cell dysfunction. A single large family of X linked peripheral neuropathy was identified in our practice. Next generation sequencing for targeted panel assay identified an upstream exon-splicing deletion identified extending from nucleotide c...
May 4, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595831/-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-associated-with-hip-dysplasia-in-an-adolescent
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T Langlais, J-C Leonard, C Ursu, C Morin
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is classified into hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy and can induce severe neuro-orthopaedics deformities, disabling at an early age. Hip dysplasia is present in 6% of CMT patients affecting preferentially CMT1 patients and can appear from the age of 8 years. The pathophysiological is paradoxical because we are confronted with proximal osteoarthritis deformations but genetics research brings use new trail. The main functional complaint is a hip joint pain during walking...
June 5, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595321/mitochondrial-deficits-and-abnormal-mitochondrial-retrograde-axonal-transport-play-a-role-in-the-pathogenesis-of-mutant-hsp27-induced-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Bernadett Kalmar, Amy Innes, Klaus Wanisch, Alicia Koyen Kolaszynska, Amelie Pandraud, Gavin Kelly, Andrey Y Abramov, Mary M Reilly, Giampietro Schiavo, Linda Greensmith
Mutations in the small heat shock protein Hsp27, encoded by the HSPB1 gene, have been shown to cause Charcot Marie Tooth Disease type 2 (CMT-2) or distal hereditary motor neuropathy (dHMN). Protein aggregation and axonal transport deficits have been implicated in the disease. In this study, we conducted analysis of bidirectional movements of mitochondria in primary motor neuron axons expressing wild type and mutant Hsp27. We found significantly slower retrograde transport of mitochondria in Ser135Phe, Pro39Leu and Arg140Gly mutant Hsp27 expressing motor neurons than in wild type Hsp27 neurons, although anterograde movement velocities remained normal...
June 8, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594869/compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-glycyl-trna-synthetase-gars-cause-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-dysfunction
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Michael Nafisinia, Lisa G Riley, Wendy A Gold, Kaustuv Bhattacharya, Carolyn R Broderick, David R Thorburn, Cas Simons, John Christodoulou
Glycyl-tRNA synthetase (GARS; OMIM 600287) is one of thirty-seven tRNA-synthetase genes that catalyses the synthesis of glycyl-tRNA, which is required to insert glycine into proteins within the cytosol and mitochondria. To date, eighteen mutations in GARS have been reported in patients with autosomal-dominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2D (CMT2D; OMIM 601472), and/or distal spinal muscular atrophy type V (dSMA-V; OMIM 600794). In this study, we report a patient with clinical and biochemical features suggestive of a mitochondrial respiratory chain (MRC) disorder including mild left ventricular posterior wall hypertrophy, exercise intolerance, and lactic acidosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587902/involvement-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-gene-mitofusin-2-expression-in-paclitaxel-induced-mechanical-allodynia-in-rats
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Yuta Yamashita, Keiichi Irie, Akane Kochi, Nami Kimura, Toshinobu Hayashi, Koichi Matsuo, Takayuki Myose, Kazunori Sano, Takafumi Nakano, Yumi Takase, Yoshihiko Nakamura, Tomomitsu Satho, Kenji Mishima, Kenichi Mishima
Paclitaxel induces peripheral neuropathy, which is dose-limiting and results in loss of quality of life. Therefore, the prevention and treatment of paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy are major concerns in clinical cancer therapy. However, the detailed mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. It has recently been reported that allelic variability in the Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) genes, mitofusin 2 (MFN2), Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor 10 (ARHGEF10), and periaxin (PRX), affected paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy in clinical cases...
June 3, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581500/hyperactivation-of-hush-complex-function-by-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-mutation-in-morc2
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Iva A Tchasovnikarova, Richard T Timms, Christopher H Douse, Rhys C Roberts, Gordon Dougan, Robert E Kingston, Yorgo Modis, Paul J Lehner
Dominant mutations in the MORC2 gene have recently been shown to cause axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, but the cellular function of MORC2 is poorly understood. Here, through a genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9-mediated forward genetic screen, we identified MORC2 as an essential gene required for epigenetic silencing by the HUSH complex. HUSH recruits MORC2 to target sites in heterochromatin. We exploited a new method, differential viral accessibility (DIVA), to show that loss of MORC2 results in chromatin decompaction at these target loci, which is concomitant with a loss of H3K9me3 deposition and transcriptional derepression...
June 5, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575008/plasma-metabolome-and-skin-proteins-in-charcot-marie-tooth-1a-patients
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Beatriz Soldevilla, Carmen Cuevas-Martín, Clara Ibáñez, Fulvio Santacatterina, María A Alberti, Carolina Simó, Carlos Casasnovas, Celedonio Márquez-Infante, Teresa Sevilla, Samuel I Pascual, María Sánchez-Aragó, Carmen Espinos, Francesc Palau, José M Cuezva
OBJECTIVE: Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A (CMT1A) disease is the most common inherited neuropathy that lacks of therapy and of molecular markers to assess disease severity. Herein, we have pursued the identification of potential biomarkers in plasma samples and skin biopsies that could define the phenotype of CMT1A patients at mild (Mi), moderate (Mo) and severe (Se) stages of disease as assessed by the CMT neuropathy score to contribute to the understanding of CMT pathophysiology and eventually inform of the severity of the disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555600/audiological-findings-in-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-4c
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Rafael Sivera, Laura Cavalle, Juan J Vílchez, Carmen Espinós, Herminio Pérez Garrigues, Teresa Sevilla
OBJECTIVE: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 4C (CMT4C) is a hereditary demyelinating early onset neuropathy with prominent unsteadiness and occasional cranial nerve involvement. Vestibulopathy caused by the dysfunction of cranial nerve VIII has been demonstrated in a high percentage of these patients, but the presence and degree of auditory neuropathy are unknown. The aim of the study was to characterize the hearing abnormalities of a series of patients with CMT4C and to determine the presence and severity of auditory neuropathy (AN) in these patients...
April 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544463/axonal-charcot-marie-tooth-neuropathy-concurrent-with-distal-and-proximal-weakness-by-translational-elongation-of-the-3-utr-in-nefh
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Da Eun Nam, Sung-Chul Jung, Da Hye Yoo, Sun Seong Choi, Sung-Yum Seo, Gwang Hoon Kim, Song-Ja Kim, Soo Hyun Nam, Byung-Ok Choi, Ki Wha Chung
Mutations in the NEFH gene encoding the heavy neurofilament protein are usually associated with neuronal damage and susceptibility to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Recently, frameshift variants in NEFH (p.Asp1004Glnfs*58 and p.Pro1008Alafs*56) have been reported to be the underlying cause of axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2CC (CMT2CC). The frameshift mutation resulted in a stop loss and translation of a cryptic amyloidogenic element (CAE) encoded by the 3' UTR. This study also identified a de novo c...
May 24, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543957/a-novel-mutation-in-the-fgd4-gene-causing-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Panagiotis Zis, Mary M Reilly, Dasappaiah G Rao, Pedro Tomaselli, Alex M Rossor, Marios Hadjivassiliou
Demyelinating forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) result from mutations in a number of genes, the majority of which show an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance [1]. Recessive patterns of inheritance are less common. We report a case of demyelinating CMT resulting from compound heterozygous mutation in the FGD4 gene.
May 24, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531329/alternative-stable-conformation-capable-of-protein-misinteraction-links-trna-synthetase-to-peripheral-neuropathy
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David Blocquel, Sheng Li, Na Wei, Herwin Daub, Mathew Sajish, Maria-Luise Erfurth, Grace Kooi, Jiadong Zhou, Ge Bai, Paul Schimmel, Albena Jordanova, Xiang-Lei Yang
While having multiple aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases implicated in Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease suggests a common mechanism, a defect in enzymatic activity is not shared among the CMT-causing mutants. Protein misfolding is a common hypothesis underlying the development of many neurological diseases. Its process usually involves an initial reduction in protein stability and then the subsequent oligomerization and aggregation. Here, we study the structural effect of three CMT-causing mutations in tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase (TyrRS or YARS)...
May 22, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527386/gait-patterns-of-children-and-adolescents-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Elizabeth Wojciechowski, Amy Sman, Kayla Cornett, Jacqueline Raymond, Kathryn Refshauge, Manoj P Menezes, Joshua Burns
Gait abnormalities reported in childhood Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) include foot-drop, reduced ankle power at push-off and increased knee and hip flexion for swing clearance ('steppage-gait'). The purpose of this study was to describe the gait patterns of 60 children aged 6-17 years with CMT (CMTall) and distinguish differences based on functional weakness using the CMT Pediatric Scale (CMTPedS). Data were captured using Vicon Nexus system and compared to 50 healthy norms. Data were subdivided into three groups denoting increasing severity of dorsiflexion and plantarflexion weakness from the CMTPedS: no difficulty heel or toe walking (CMTND), difficulty heel walking (CMTDH), difficulty toe and heel walking (CMTDTH)...
July 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509084/whole-exome-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-homozygous-frameshift-mutation-in-the-mtmr2-gene-as-a-causative-mutation-in-a-patient-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-4b1
#16
Tameemi Abdalla-Moady, Amir Peleg, Orit Sadeh, Khader Badarneh, Fuad Fares
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease refers to a heterogeneous group of axonal and demyelinating polyneuropathies, characterized by chronic motor and sensory dysfunction. CMT is the most common genetic cause of neuropathy. The present study aimed to identify the gene mutation responsible for CMT in Ashkenazi Jew (AJ) patient. Genomic DNA was extracted from whole blood leukocytes of affected family and normal subject. Whole-exome sequencing was performed using the Illumina HiSeq2500. The DNA region containing the identified mutation was amplified by PCR and sequenced using dye-terminator chemistry and the forward primer...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503382/poly-adp-ribosylation-is-present-in-murine-sciatic-nerve-fibers-and-is-altered-in-a-charcot-marie-tooth-1e-neurodegenerative-model
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Laura I Lafon Hughes, Carlos J Romeo Cardeillac, Karina B Cal Castillo, Salomé C Vilchez Larrea, José R Sotelo Sosa, Gustavo A Folle Ungo, Silvia H Fernández Villamil, Alejandra E Kun González
BACKGROUND: Poly-ADP-ribose (PAR) is a polymer synthesized by poly-ADP-ribose polymerases (PARPs) as a postranslational protein modification and catabolized mainly by poly-ADP-ribose glycohydrolase (PARG). In spite of the existence of cytoplasmic PARPs and PARG, research has been focused on nuclear PARPs and PAR, demonstrating roles in the maintenance of chromatin architecture and the participation in DNA damage responses and transcriptional regulation. We have recently detected non-nuclear PAR structurally and functionally associated to the E-cadherin rich zonula adherens and the actin cytoskeleton of VERO epithelial cells...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501821/genetic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-nefl-related-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Alejandro Horga, Matilde Laurà, Zane Jaunmuktane, Nivedita U Jerath, Michael A Gonzalez, James M Polke, Roy Poh, Julian C Blake, Yo-Tsen Liu, Sarah Wiethoff, Conceição Bettencourt, Michael Pt Lunn, Hadi Manji, Michael G Hanna, Henry Houlden, Sebastian Brandner, Stephan Züchner, Michael Shy, Mary M Reilly
OBJECTIVES: To analyse and describe the clinical and genetic spectrum of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) caused by mutations in the neurofilament light polypeptide gene (NEFL). METHODS: Combined analysis of newly identified patients with NEFL-related CMT and all previously reported cases from the literature. RESULTS: Five new unrelated patients with CMT carrying the NEFL mutations P8R and N98S and the novel variant L311P were identified...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495047/similar-clinical-pathological-and-genetic-features-in-chinese-patients-with-autosomal-recessive-and-dominant-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-2k
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Jun Fu, Shixu Dai, Yuanyuan Lu, Rui Wu, Zhaoxia Wang, Yun Yuan, He Lv
Mutations in the ganglioside-induced differentiation-associated protein 1 gene (GDAP1) cause rare subtypes of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT2K and CMT4A). CMT2K is an axonal neuropathy while CMT4A is a demyelinating type. In a series of 169 Chinese CMT patients (79 CMT1, 52 CMT2 and 38 unclassified), four unrelated patients (2.37%) were identified with GDAP1 mutations, including two with autosomal recessive CMT2K (AR-CMT2K) and two dominant CMT2K (AD-CMT2K). All patients had disease onset before 5 years of age, and presented with muscle weakness, atrophy, and mild sensory disturbance in distal limbs...
April 20, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495045/deterioration-in-gait-and-functional-ambulation-in-children-and-adolescents-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-over-12-months
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Rachel Kennedy, Kate Carroll, Kade L Paterson, Monique M Ryan, Jennifer L McGinley
Children and adolescents with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) report problems with gait. Little is known about gait changes over time in children with this degenerative disease. This prospective longitudinal study investigated change in spatio-temporal gait parameters and functional ambulation. Two assessments were conducted 12 months apart. Assessments included: barefoot gait on an electronic walkway; functional ambulation with a six minute walk test and the Functional Mobility Scale; and disease severity with the CMT Pediatric Scale...
July 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
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