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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537579/developmental-origins-of-diabetes-an-indian-perspective
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G V Krishnaveni, C S Yajnik
The developmental origins of health disease (DOHaD) hypothesis proposes that altered environmental influences (nutrition, metabolism, pollutants, stress and so on) during critical stages of fetal growth predisposes individuals to diabetes and other non-communicable disease in later life. This phenomenon is thought to reflect permanent effects ('programming') of unbalanced fetal development on physiological systems. Intrauterine programming may underlie the characteristic Indian 'thin-fat' phenotype and the current unprecedented epidemic of diabetes on the backdrop of multigenerational maternal undernutrition in the country...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535375/morc-1-integrates-nuclear-rnai-and-transgenerational-chromatin-architecture-to-promote-germline-immortality
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Natasha E Weiser, Danny X Yang, Suhua Feng, Natallia Kalinava, Kristen C Brown, Jayshree Khanikar, Mallory A Freeberg, Martha J Snyder, Györgyi Csankovszki, Raymond C Chan, Sam G Gu, Taiowa A Montgomery, Steven E Jacobsen, John K Kim
Germline-expressed endogenous small interfering RNAs (endo-siRNAs) transmit multigenerational epigenetic information to ensure fertility in subsequent generations. In Caenorhabditis elegans, nuclear RNAi ensures robust inheritance of endo-siRNAs and deposition of repressive H3K9me3 marks at target loci. How target silencing is maintained in subsequent generations is poorly understood. We discovered that morc-1 is essential for transgenerational fertility and acts as an effector of endo-siRNAs. Unexpectedly, morc-1 is dispensable for siRNA inheritance but is required for target silencing and maintenance of siRNA-dependent chromatin organization...
May 22, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529156/transgenerational-effects-of-maternal-and-grandmaternal-age-on-offspring-viability-and-performance-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Margaret C Bloch Qazi, Paige B Miller, Penny M Poeschel, Mai H Phan, Joseph L Thayer, Christian L Medrano
In non-social insects, fitness is determined by relative lifetime fertility. Fertility generally declines with age as a part of senescence. For females, senescence has profound effects on fitness by decreasing viability and fertility as well as those of her offspring. However, important aspects of these maternal effects, including the cause(s) of reduced offspring performance and carry-over effects of maternal age, are poorly understood. Drosophila melanogaster is a useful system for examining potential transgenerational effects of increasing maternal age, because of their use as a model system for studying the physiology and genetic architecture of both reproduction and senescence...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515031/phenotypic-variability-in-a-family-with-acrodysostosis-type-2-caused-by-a-novel-pde4d-mutation-affecting-the-serine-target-of-pka-phosphorylation
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Julia Hoppmann, Julia Gesing, Caroline Silve, Chrystel Leroy, Astrid Bertsche, Franz Wolfgang Hirsch, Wieland Kiess, Roland Pfäffle, Volker Schuster
BACKGROUND: Acrodysostosis is a very rare congenital multisystem condition characterized by skeletal dysplasia with severe brachydactyly, midfacial hypoplasia, and short stature, varying degrees of intellectual disability, and possible resistance to multiple G protein-coupled receptor signalling hormones. Two distinct subtypes are differentiated: acrodysostosis type 1 resulting from defects in PRKAR1A and acrodysostosis type 2 caused by mutations in PDE4D. Most cases are sporadic. OBJECTIVE: We report on a rare multigenerational familial case of acrodysostosis type 2 due to a novel autosomal dominantly inherited PDE4D mutation...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508039/naturally-acidified-habitat-selects-for-ocean-acidification-tolerant-mussels
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Jörn Thomsen, Laura S Stapp, Kristin Haynert, Hanna Schade, Maria Danelli, Gisela Lannig, K Mathias Wegner, Frank Melzner
Ocean acidification severely affects bivalves, especially their larval stages. Consequently, the fate of this ecologically and economically important group depends on the capacity and rate of evolutionary adaptation to altered ocean carbonate chemistry. We document successful settlement of wild mussel larvae (Mytilus edulis) in a periodically CO2-enriched habitat. The larval fitness of the population originating from the CO2-enriched habitat was compared to the response of a population from a nonenriched habitat in a common garden experiment...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503244/the-intergenerational-circumstances-of-household-food-insecurity-and-adversity
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Mariana Chilton, Molly Knowles, Sandra L Bloom
Household food insecurity is linked with exposure to violence and adversity throughout the life course, suggesting its transfer across generations. Using grounded theory, we analyzed semistructured interviews with 31 mothers reporting household food insecurity where participants described major life events and social relationships. Through the lens of multigenerational interactions, 4 themes emerged: (1) hunger and violence across the generations, (2) disclosure to family and friends, (3) depression and problems with emotional management, and (4) breaking out of intergenerational patterns...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500036/heritability-and-risks-associated-with-early-onset-hypertension-multigenerational-prospective-analysis-in-the-framingham-heart-study
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Teemu J Niiranen, Elizabeth L McCabe, Martin G Larson, Mir Henglin, Neal K Lakdawala, Ramachandran S Vasan, Susan Cheng
Objective To determine the role of early onset versus late onset hypertension as a risk factor for hypertension in offspring and cardiovascular death.Design Multigenerational, prospective cohort study.Setting Framingham Heart Study.Participants Two generations of community dwelling participants with blood pressure measurements performed at serial examinations spanning six decades: 3614 first generation participants with mortality data and 1635 initially non-hypertensive second generation participants with data available on parental blood pressure...
May 12, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481155/a-unique-case-series-of-autosomal-recessive-bestrophinopathy-exhibiting-multigenerational-inheritance
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Joshua S Hardin, G Bradley Schaefer, Ahmed B Sallam, M Kathryn Williams, Sami Uwaydat
INTRODUCTION: Autosomal recessive bestrophinopathy (ARB) is a retinal disease caused by biallelic mutations of the BEST1 gene. It has a variable phenotype with white flecks in the retina, multifocal yellow subretinal deposits, macular edema, choroidal neovascularization, hyperopia, and electrophysiological abnormalities. We describe a family with ARB and multigenerational inheritance. METHODS: Three generations of a Middle Eastern family (a woman, one son, and two grandchildren) were evaluated by our ocular genetics team...
May 8, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438343/developmental-and-transmittable-origins-of-obesity-associated-health-disorders
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REVIEW
Arin K Oestreich, Kelle H Moley
The current global obesity pandemic is clearly linked to both the increasing prevalence of, and preference for, foods high in calories, specifically fat and sucrose, and declining levels of daily physical activity. A less commonly discussed possible explanation is that risk of obesity begins in utero as a result of developmental plasticity during early life. This idea fits into the broader Developmental Origins of Health and Diseases (DOHAD) hypothesis, which holds that stressful in utero exposure manifests as disease in adulthood...
April 21, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433926/discredited-legacy-stigma-and-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-in-northwestern-portugal
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Álvaro Mendes, Liliana Sousa, Jorge Sequeiros, Angus Clarke
RATIONALE: Genetic inherited conditions may result in feelings of stigmatisation, mainly because of visible physical appearance and its transmissibility to offspring. OBJECTIVE: This article reports accounts of stigmatisation from Portuguese patients affected by the inherited neurodegenerative disease, familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), living in the largest cluster of patients worldwide. METHOD: We draw on semi-structured interviews conducted with individuals at-risk or affected by FAP, recruited through the national patients' association, about their experiences of stigmatisation related to the illness...
June 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431793/alcohol-effects-on-the-epigenome-in-the-germline-role-in-the-inheritance-of-alcohol-related-pathology
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REVIEW
Lucy G Chastain, Dipak K Sarkar
Excessive alcohol exposure has severe health consequences, and clinical and animal studies have demonstrated that disruptions in the epigenome of somatic cells, such as those in brain, are an important factor in the development of alcohol-related pathologies, such as alcohol-use disorders (AUDs) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). It is also well known that alcohol-related health problems are passed down across generations in human populations, but the complete mechanisms for this phenomenon are currently unknown...
May 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414582/educating-the-next-generation-of-family-caregivers-through-the-use-of-dynamic-case-studies
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Carol L Jenkins, Abby J Schwartz
Between 2008 and 2016, students in an Introduction to Gerontology course were required to complete a dynamic case study project simulating caregiving arrangement decision-making. Students were divided into groups representing typical multigenerational families, and were required to determine how to develop caregiving arrangements to respond to an older family member's changing levels of need. The assignment concluded with students writing a final paper summarizing what they learned. This study examined the themes emerging from student group case study papers to gain an understanding of the challenges students face in understanding the dynamics of making family-based caregiving decisions...
April 17, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414453/global-proteome-profiling-of-a-marine-copepod-and-the-mitigating-effect-of-ocean-acidification-on-mercury-toxicity-after-multigenerational-exposure
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Minghua Wang, Jae-Seong Lee, Yan Li
Previously, we found that ocean acidification (OA) mitigates mercury (Hg) toxicity to marine copepod Tigriopus japonicus under multigenerational exposure (four generations, F0-F3). To determine the response mechanisms of T. japonicus against long-term exposure to OA and Hg pollution, we investigated the proteome of F3 copepods after multigenerational exposure to four conditions: pCO2 400 μatm + control; pCO2 1000 μatm + control; pCO2 400 μatm +1.0 μg/L Hg; and pCO2 1000 μatm +1.0 μg/L Hg. Functional enrichment analysis indicated that OA enhanced the copepod's energy production mainly by increasing protein assimilation and proteolysis as a compensatory strategy, which explained its physiological resilience to reduced pH...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402417/grandmaternal-smoke-exposure-reduces-female-fertility-in-a-murine-model-with-great-grandmaternal-smoke-exposure-unlikely-to-have-an-effect
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N J Camlin, A G Jarnicki, R L Vanders, K A Walters, P M Hansbro, E A McLaughlin, J E Holt
STUDY QUESTION: What effect does multigenerational (F2) and transgenerational (F3) cigarette smoke exposure have on female fertility in mice? SUMMARY ANSWER: Cigarette smoking has a multigenerational effect on female fertility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: It has been well established that cigarette smoking decreases female fertility. Furthermore, a growing body of evidence suggests that smoking during pregnancy decreases the fertility of daughters and increases cancer and asthma incidence in grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
June 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402199/from-menarche-to-menopause-understanding-multigenerational-reproductive-health-milestones
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Kimberly Field-Springer, Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, Carol Reece
Our study aims at understanding multigenerational communication among grandmothers, mothers, and daughters experiencing reproductive health transitions from menarche to menopause. Thirty women, 10 triads of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters, participated in narrative interviews to recount their menarche and menopause experiences. Analysis was read using a multilayered approach to interpret discourse positioned from self, reflexive others, and those stories informed by societal meanings. Four dialectical themes informed by generational discursive shifts in talk included (1) covert versus overt talk, (2) recollection of versus indifference to menarche, (3) bound to versus freedom from menstruation, and (4) controlling versus managing bodily changes...
April 12, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402008/genome-wide-association-studies-reveal-additional-related-loci-for-fatty-acid-composition-in-a-duroc-pig-multigenerational-population
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Shuji Sato, Yoshinobu Uemoto, Takashi Kikuchi, Sachiko Egawa, Kimiko Kohira, Tomomi Saito, Hironori Sakuma, Satoshi Miyashita, Shinji Arata, Keiichi Suzuki
The aim of the present study was to detect quantitative trait loci affecting fatty acid composition in back fat and intramuscular fat in a Duroc pig population comprising seventh-generation pedigrees using genome-wide association studies (GWAS). In total, 305 animals were genotyped using single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) array and five selected SNPs from regions containing known candidate genes related to fatty acid synthesis or metabolism. In total, 24 genome-wide significant SNP regions were detected in 12 traits, and 76 genome-wide suggestive SNP regions were detected in 33 traits...
April 12, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388477/parental-diuron-exposure-alters-offspring-transcriptome-and-fitness-in-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas
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Evelyne Bachère, Audrey Barranger, Roman Bruno, Julien Rouxel, Dominique Menard, David Piquemal, Farida Akcha
One of the primary challenges in ecotoxicology is to contribute to the assessment of the ecological status of ecosystems. In this study, we used Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas to explore the effects of a parental exposure to diuron, a herbicide frequently detected in marine coastal environments. The present toxicogenomic study provides evidence that exposure of oyster genitors to diuron during gametogenesis results in changes in offspring, namely, transcriptomic profile alterations, increased global DNA methylation levels and reduced growth and survival within the first year of life...
August 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382462/adolescent-agentic-orientations-contemporaneous-family-influence-parental-biography-and-intergenerational-development
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Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, Steven Hitlin
Agentic orientations developed in adolescence have been linked to better health, well-being, and achievements in the years following. This study examines longitudinal parental influences on the development of adolescent children's agentic orientations, captured by the core constructs of mastery beliefs and generalized life expectations. Drawing on multigenerational panel data from the United States (1991-2011), the study examines contemporaneous family factors, but also how parental biographies (their own transition to adulthood) and parents' own adolescent agentic orientations influence their adolescent children...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368545/exposure-to-an-environmentally-relevant-phthalate-mixture-causes-transgenerational-effects-on-female-reproduction-in-mice
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Changqing Zhou, Liying Gao, Jodi A Flaws
Phthalates are used in consumer products and are known endocrine disrupting chemicals. However, limited information is available on the effects of phthalate mixture on female reproduction. Previously, we developed a phthalate mixture made of 35% diethyl phthalate, 21% di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, 15% dibutyl phthalate, 15% diisononyl phthalate, 8% diisobutyl phthalate, and 5% benzylbutyl phthalate that mimics human exposure. We tested the effects of prenatal exposure to this mixture on reproductive outcomes in F1 female mice and found that it impaired reproductive outcomes...
March 22, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368204/profiling-families-in-conflict-multigenerational-continuity-in-conflict-predicts-deleterious-adolescent-and-adult-outcomes
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W Andrew Rothenberg, Jessica M Solis, Andrea M Hussong, Laurie Chassin
The present study investigated the associations between multigenerational continuity in family conflict and current psychopathology symptoms and social impairment experienced by parents and adolescents. We sampled 246 families from a multigenerational, high-risk, longitudinal study of parents (G1s) and their children (G2s), followed from adolescence (Mage = 14.3 years, 57% female, 71% Caucasian, 26% Hispanic or Latino) to adulthood as well as the children of G2 targets (G3s; Mage = 12.1 years, 47% female, 51% Caucasian, 33% Hispanic or Latino)...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
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