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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893945/zfp423-znf423-regulates-cell-cycle-progression-the-mode-of-cell-division-and-the-dna-damage-response-in-purkinje-neuron-progenitors
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Filippo Casoni, Laura Croci, Camilla Bosone, Roberta D'Ambrosio, Aurora Badaloni, Davide Gaudesi, Valeria Barili, Justyna R Sarna, Lino Tessarollo, Ottavio Cremona, Richard Hawkes, Søren Warming, G Giacomo Consalez
The Zfp423/ZNF423 gene encodes a 30-Zn-finger transcription factor involved in key developmental pathways. While null Zfp423 mutants develop cerebellar malformations, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. ZNF423 mutations have been associated to Joubert Syndrome, a ciliopathy causing cerebellar vermis hypoplasia and ataxia. ZNF423 participates in the DNA damage response, raising questions regarding its role as a regulator of neural progenitor cell cycle progression in cerebellar development. To characterize in vivo the function of ZFP423 in neurogenesis, we analyzed allelic murine mutants in which distinct functional domains are deleted...
September 11, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891898/vascular-anomalies-of-posterior-fossa-and-their-implications
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Rajani Singh, Raj Kumar, Arushi Kumar
Posterior fossa houses very vital and sensitive structures namely midbrain, pons, medulla, and cerebellum. These structures are irrigated by vertebral, posterior inferior cerebellar, anterior inferior cerebellar, and superior cerebellar arteries. Parts of brain located in posterior fossa control important parts of body so any variation pertaining to stenosis, atresia, hypoplasia, fenestration, agenesis, and duplication in the arteries supplying these parts alter the irrigation pattern culminating into various morbid and mortal neurologic disorders...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864914/nonketotic-hyperglycinemia-spectrum-of-imaging-findings-with-emphasis-on-diffusion-weighted-imaging
#3
Shaimaa Abdelsattar Mohammad, Heba Salah Abdelkhalek
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore brain abnormalities in nonketotic hyperglycinemia (NKH) using diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and when feasible, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography. METHODS: Seven patients with confirmed diagnosis of NKH (8 days-2 years) underwent brain MRI. Conventional T1 and T2WI were acquired in all patients, DWI in six and DTI and tractography in two (4 months and 2 years). Measurements of fractional anisotropy (FA), radial diffusivity (RD), axial diffusivity (AD) and Trace from eight white matter regions were compared between the two patients and age-matched controls...
September 1, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860541/functional-validation-of-novel-mks3-tmem67-mutations-in-coach-syndrome
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So-Hyun Lee, Tai-Seung Nam, Wenting Li, Jung Ha Kim, Woong Yoon, Yoo-Duk Choi, Kun-Hee Kim, Hua Cai, Min Jung Kim, Changsoo Kim, Hyon E Choy, Nacksung Kim, Kee Oh Chay, Myeong-Kyu Kim, Seok-Yong Choi
COACH syndrome is an autosomal recessive developmental disorder, a subtype of Joubert syndrome and related disorders, characterized by cerebellar vermis hypoplasia, oligophrenia, ataxia, coloboma, and hepatic fibrosis. Although mutations in TMEM67 (transmembrane protein 67)/MKS3 (Meckel-Gruber syndrome, type 3) were reported to cause COACH syndrome, this causality has not verified by functional studies. In a 20-year-old Korean man, we found cerebellar ataxia, isolated elevation in serum γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (γ-GTP) activity, oligophrenia, the molar tooth sign (MTS) in the brain MR images and congenital hepatic fibrosis (CHF)...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826917/missense-mutation-in-the-itpr1-gene-presenting-with-ataxic-cerebral-palsy-description-of-an-affected-family-and-literature-review
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Joyutpal Das, James Lilleker, Hannah Shereef, John Ealing
The inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate receptor type 1 (ITPR1) gene on chromosome 3 belongs to a family of genes encoding intracellular calcium channel proteins. Such channels are located primarily within the endoplasmic reticular membrane and release Ca(2+), an intracellular messenger, which governs numerous intracellular and extracellular functions. We report a family with infantile-onset cerebellar ataxia with delayed motor development and intellectual disability caused by a heterozygous c.805C>T, p.Arg269Trp missense mutation in ITPR1...
July 8, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815891/cystic-kidneys-in-fetal-walker-warburg-syndrome-with-pomt2-mutation-intrafamilial-phenotypic-variability-in-four-siblings-and-review-of-literature
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Marwa M Nabhan, Nour ElKhateeb, Daniela A Braun, Sungho Eun, Sahar N Saleem, Heon YungGee, Friedhelm Hildebrandt, Neveen A Soliman
Walker-Warburg syndrome (WWS) is a severe form of congenital muscular dystrophy secondary to α-dystroglycanopathy with muscle, brain, and eye abnormalities often leading to death in the first weeks of life. It is transmitted in an autosomal recessive pattern, and has been linked to at least 15 different genes; including protein O-mannosyltransferase 1 (POMT1), protein O-mannosyltransferase 2 (POMT2), protein O-mannose beta-1,2-N acetylglucosaminyltransferase (POMGNT1), fukutin (FKTN), isoprenoid synthase domain-containing protein (ISPD), and other genes...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799869/predictive-factors-of-medullary-infarction-after-endovascular-internal-trapping-using-coils-for-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysms
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Masanori Aihara, Isao Naito, Tatsuya Shimizu, Masahiro Matsumoto, Ken Asakura, Naoko Miyamoto, Yuhei Yoshimoto
OBJECTIVE The first choice of treatment in cases of vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms (VADAs) is endovascular internal trapping (EIT) of the dissecting segment using coils. However, this procedure carries the risk of medullary infarction, and the risk factors for this complication are not well understood. This study investigated the risk factors causing medullary infarction. METHODS One hundred patients who underwent EIT for VADAs were included in this study. Ninety-three patients presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783747/comprehensive-investigation-of-cask-mutations-and-other-genetic-etiologies-in-41-patients-with-intellectual-disability-and-microcephaly-with-pontine-and-cerebellar-hypoplasia-micpch
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Shin Hayashi, Daniela Tiaki Uehara, Kousuke Tanimoto, Seiji Mizuno, Yasutsugu Chinen, Shinobu Fukumura, Jun-Ichi Takanashi, Hitoshi Osaka, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johji Inazawa
The CASK gene (Xp11.4) is highly expressed in the mammalian nervous system and plays several roles in neural development and synaptic function. Loss-of-function mutations of CASK are associated with intellectual disability and microcephaly with pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia (MICPCH), especially in females. Here, we present a comprehensive investigation of 41 MICPCH patients, analyzed by mutational search of CASK and screening of candidate genes using an SNP array, targeted resequencing and whole-exome sequencing (WES)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761539/extensive-intracranial-calcification-of-pseudo-torch-syndrome-with-features-of-dandy-walker-malformation
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Ashis Patnaik, Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Srikanta Das
Pseudo-TORCH syndrome or congenital infection-like syndrome is a group of conditions which resemble congenital infections such as those caused by toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes (TORCH) group of organisms, clinico-radiologically, but serological tests are negative for the organisms. One of the variety shows features such as microcephaly, extensive intracranial calcification showing gross resemblance to congenital CMV infection, making its other name as microcephaly intracranial calcification syndrome (MICS)...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755859/systemic-inflammation-combined-with-neonatal-cerebellar-haemorrhage-aggravates-long-term-structural-and-functional-outcomes-in-a-mouse-model
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Sophie Tremblay, Alex Pai, Lindsay Richter, Rod Vafaei, Praneetha Potluri, Jacob Ellegood, Jason P Lerch, Daniel Goldowitz
BACKGROUND: Despite the increased recognition of cerebellar injury in survivors of preterm birth, the neurodevelopmental consequences of isolated cerebellar injury have been largely unexplored and our current understanding of the functional deficits requires further attention in order to translate knowledge to best practices. Preterm infants are exposed to multiple stressors during their postnatal development including perinatal cerebellar haemorrhage (CBH) and postnatal infection, two major risk factors for neurodevelopmental impairments...
July 27, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717667/haploinsufficiency-of-bcl11a-associated-with-cerebellar-abnormalities-in-2p15p16-1-deletion-syndrome
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Hiroko Shimbo, Takayuki Yokoi, Noriko Aida, Seiji Mizuno, Hiroshi Suzumura, Junichi Nagai, Kazumi Ida, Yumi Enomoto, Chihiro Hatano, Kenji Kurosawa
BACKGROUND: Chromosome 2p15p16.1 deletion syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by intellectual disability (ID), neurodevelopmental delay, language delay, growth retardation, microcephaly, structural brain abnormalities, and dysmorphic features. More than 30 patients with 2p15p16.1 microdeletion syndrome have been reported in the literature. METHODS: Molecular analysis was performed using microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (array CGH)...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698159/identification-of-novel-and-hotspot-mutations-in-the-channel-domain-of-itpr1-in-two-patients-with-gillespie-syndrome
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M L Dentici, S Barresi, M Nardella, E Bellacchio, P Alfieri, A Bruselles, F Pantaleoni, A Danieli, G Iarossi, M Cappa, E Bertini, M Tartaglia, G Zanni
ITPR1 encodes an intracellular receptor for inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (InsP3) which is highly expressed in the cerebellum and is involved in the regulation of Ca2+ homeostasis. Missense mutations in the InsP3-binding domain (IRBIT) of ITPR1 are frequently associated with early onset cerebellar atrophy. Gillespie syndrome is characterized by congenital ataxia, mild to moderate intellectual disability and iris hypoplasia. Dominant or recessive ITPR1 mutations have been recently associated with this form of syndromic ataxia...
July 8, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687512/recessive-mutation-in-exosc3-associates-with-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-pontocerebellar-hypoplasia
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Gudrun Schottmann, Sylvie Picker-Minh, Jana Marie Schwarz, Esther Gill, Richard J T Rodenburg, Werner Stenzel, Angela M Kaindl, Markus Schuelke
Recessive mutations in EXOSC3, encoding a subunit of the human RNA exosome complex, cause pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1b (PCH1B). We report a boy with severe muscular hypotonia, psychomotor retardation, progressive microcephaly, and cerebellar atrophy. Biochemical abnormalities comprised mitochondrial complex I and pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDHc) deficiency. Whole exome sequencing uncovered a known EXOSC3 mutation p.(D132A) as the underlying cause. In patient fibroblasts, a large portion of the EXOSC3 protein was trapped in the cytosol...
July 4, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675887/prenatal-imaging-findings-of-pontine-tegmental-cap-dysplasia-report-of-four-cases
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Eléonore Blondiaux, Stéphanie Valence, Stéphanie Friszer, Diana Rodriguez, Lydie Burglen, Hubert Ducou le Pointe, Marie Blouet, Catherine Garel
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prenatal imaging findings in pontine tegmental cap dysplasia (PTCD), a rare congenital malformation of the hindbrain so far reported postnatally only and characterized by a typical appearance of the pons with malformations of the vermis and the cerebellar peduncles. METHODS: This retrospective multicenter study retrieved 4 cases of PTCD over a 10-year period. Prenatal ultrasonography and fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings were reviewed and compared to postnatal or postmortem data...
July 5, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653766/extension-of-the-phenotype-of-biallelic-loss-of-function-mutations-in-slc25a46-to-the-severe-form-of-pontocerebellar-hypoplasia-type-i
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M C Braunisch, H Gallwitz, A Abicht, I Diebold, E Holinski-Feder, L Van Maldergem, M Lammens, R Kovács-Nagy, B Alhaddad, T M Strom, T Meitinger, J Senderek, S Rudnik-Schöneborn, T B Haack
Biallelic mutations in SLC25A46, encoding a modified solute transporter involved in mitochondrial dynamics, have been identified in a wide range of conditions such as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy with optic atrophy type VIB (OMIM: *610826) and congenital lethal pontocerebellar hypoplasia (PCH). To date, 18 patients from 13 families have been reported, presenting with the key clinical features of optic atrophy, peripheral neuropathy, and cerebellar atrophy. The course of the disease was highly variable ranging from severe muscular hypotonia at birth and early death to first manifestations in late childhood and survival into the fifties...
June 27, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638259/global-alert-zika-virus-an-emerging-arbovirus
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Zulal Ozkurt, Esra Cinar Tanriverdi
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arbovirus of the Flavivirus genus, and it has an envelope and a single RNA molecule. In early 2016, the World Health Organization declared ZIKV infection to be an emerging global health threat. The major transmission route of the virus to humans is Aedes mosquitoes. ZIKV can be transmitted between humans by transplacental, perinatal, and sexual routes and via blood and body fluids. ZIKV infection usually results in a mild and self-limiting disease with low-grade fever, conjunctivitis, and periorbital edema...
June 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635423/inner-retinal-dystrophy-in-a-patient-with-biallelic-sequence-variants-in-brat1
#17
Julius T Oatts, Jacque L Duncan, Creig S Hoyt, Anne M Slavotinek, Anthony T Moore
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the BRCA1-associated protein required for the ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) activation-1 (BRAT1) gene cause lethal neonatal rigidity and multifocal seizure syndrome characterized by rigidity and intractable seizures and a milder phenotype with intellectual disability, seizures, nonprogressive cerebellar ataxia or dyspraxia, and cerebellar atrophy. To date, nystagmus, cortical visual impairment, impairment of central vision, optic nerve hypoplasia, and optic atrophy have been described in this condition...
March 2, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630251/valnoctamide-inhibits-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-developing-brain-and-attenuates-neurobehavioral-dysfunctions-and-brain-abnormalities
#18
Sara Ornaghi, Lawrence S Hsieh, Angélique Bordey, Patrizia Vergani, Michael J Paidas, Anthony N van den Pol
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common infectious cause of brain defects and neurological dysfunction in developing human babies. Due to the teratogenicity and toxicity of available CMV antiviral agents, treatment options during early development are markedly limited. Valnoctamide (VCD), a neuroactive mood stabilizer with no known teratogenic activity, was recently demonstrated to have anti-CMV potential. However, it is not known whether this can be translated into an efficacious therapeutic effect to improve CMV-induced adverse neurological outcomes...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626412/congenital-bilateral-c2-transverse-foramina-stenosis-causing-adult-onset-vertebrobasilar-insufficiency-and-posterior-circulation-stroke
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Ajeet Gordhan, Catherine Lockhart
Vertebrobasilar insufficiency leading to posterior circulation infarcts caused by congenital hypoplasia of the bilateral transverse foramina at the C2 level, affecting the caliber and flow of the bilateral distal cervical vertebral arteries in an adult, has not been previously reported. A 41-year-old male presented with episodic dizziness for a period of 1 year prior to consultation. Computed tomography angiography of the head and neck demonstrated congenital hypoplasia of the bilateral C2 transverse foramina, with absence of the vertebral arteries in each of the foramina and collateral reconstitution of diminutive intracranial vertebral artery segments...
May 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612953/eye-movements-sensori-motor-adaptation-and-cerebellar-dependent-learning-in-autism-towards-potential-biomarkers-and-sub-phenotypes
#20
Edward G Freedman, John J Foxe
Because of the wide range of symptoms expressed in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their idiosyncratic severity it is unlikely that a single remedial approach will be universally effective. Resolution of this dilemma requires identifying subgroups within the autism spectrum, based on symptom set and severity, on an underlying neuro-structural difference, and on specific behavioral dysfunction. This will provide critical insight into the disorder and may lead to better diagnoses, and more targeted remediation in these subphenotypes of people with ASD...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
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