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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093355/evaluating-the-therapeutic-potential-of-idebenone-and-related-quinone-analogues-in-leber-hereditary-optic-neuropathy
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Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, Devorah Soiferman, David G Moore, Florence Burté, Ann Saada
Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an important cause of mitochondrial blindness among young adults. In this study, we investigated the potential of four quinone analogues (CoQ1, CoQ10, decylubiquinone and idebenone) in compensating for the deleterious effect of the m.11778G>A mitochondrial DNA mutation. The LHON fibroblast cell lines tested exhibited reduced cell growth, impaired mitochondrial bioenergetics and elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Idebenone increased ATP production and reduced ROS levels, but the effect was partial and cell-specific...
January 13, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081242/genetic-and-clinical-analyses-of-doa-and-lhon-in-304-chinese-patients-with-suspected-childhood-onset-hereditary-optic-neuropathy
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Yadi Li, Jie Li, Xiaoyun Jia, Xueshan Xiao, Shiqiang Li, Xiangming Guo
Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) and dominant optic atrophy (DOA), the most common forms of hereditary optic neuropathy, are easily confused, and it is difficult to distinguish one from the other in the clinic, especially in young children. The present study was designed to survey the mutation spectrum of common pathogenic genes (OPA1, OPA3 and mtDNA genes) and to analyze the genotype-phenotype characteristics of Chinese patients with suspected childhood-onset hereditary optic neuropathy. Genomic DNA and clinical data were collected from 304 unrelated Chinese probands with suspected hereditary optic neuropathy with an age of onset below 14 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078992/smoking-and-eye-pathologies-a-systemic-review-part-ii-retina-diseases-uveitis-optic-neuropathies-thyroid-associated-orbitopathy
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Małgorzata Nita, Andrzej Grzybowski
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking has detrimental influence on human health. AIM: The analysis of influence of tobacco smoking on retina diseases, uveitis, optic neuropathies, and thyroid-associated orbitopathy in adults and children. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the literature performed through MEDLINE and PubMed searches, covering the years 2000-2016. RESULTS: In adults, tobacco smoking is a strong risk factor for age-related macular degeneration, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, uveitis and inflamed cystoid macular edema as well as Grave`s ophthalmopathy...
January 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077174/mutant-hspb1-causes-loss-of-translational-repression-by-binding-to-pcbp1-an-rna-binding-protein-with-a-possible-role-in-neurodegenerative-disease
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Thomas Geuens, Vicky De Winter, Nicholas Rajan, Tilmann Achsel, Ligia Mateiu, Leonardo Almeida-Souza, Bob Asselbergh, Delphine Bouhy, Michaela Auer-Grumbach, Claudia Bagni, Vincent Timmerman
The small heat shock protein HSPB1 (Hsp27) is an ubiquitously expressed molecular chaperone able to regulate various cellular functions like actin dynamics, oxidative stress regulation and anti-apoptosis. So far disease causing mutations in HSPB1 have been associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as distal hereditary motor neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Most mutations in HSPB1 target its highly conserved α-crystallin domain, while other mutations affect the C- or N-terminal regions or its promotor...
January 11, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073365/neurophthalmological-conditions-mimicking-glaucomatous-optic-neuropathy-analysis-of-the-most-common-causes-of-misdiagnosis
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Diego Torres Dias, Michele Ushida, Roberto Battistella, Syril Dorairaj, Tiago Santos Prata
BACKGROUND: To analyze the most common neurophthalmological conditions that may mimic glaucomatous optic neuropathy and to determine which most often lead to misdiagnosis when evaluated by a glaucoma specialist. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of consecutive patients with optic neuropathies caused by neurophthalmological conditions screened in a single Eye Clinic within a period of 24 months. Within these enrolled patients, we selected the eyes whose fundoscopic appearance could resemble glaucoma based in pre-defined criteria (vertical cup-to-disc ratio ≥0...
January 10, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049649/hereditary-lysozyme-amyloidosis-variant-p-leu102ser-associates-with-unique-phenotype
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Samih H Nasr, Surendra Dasari, John R Mills, Jason D Theis, Michael T Zimmermann, Rafael Fonseca, Julie A Vrana, Steven J Lester, Brooke M McLaughlin, Robert Gillespie, W Edward Highsmith, John J Lee, Angela Dispenzieri, Paul J Kurtin
Lysozyme amyloidosis (ALys) is a rare form of hereditary amyloidosis that typically manifests with renal impairment, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, and sicca syndrome, whereas cardiac involvement is exceedingly rare and neuropathy has not been reported. Here, we describe a 40-year-old man with renal impairment, cardiac and GI symptoms, and peripheral neuropathy. Renal biopsy specimen analysis revealed amyloidosis with extensive involvement of glomeruli, vessels, and medulla. Amyloid was also detected in the GI tract...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040497/a-review-of-mitochondrial-optic-neuropathies-from-inherited-to-acquired-forms
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Yasmine L Pilz, Sherry J Bass, Jerome Sherman
In recent years, the term mitochondrial optic neuropathy (MON) has increasingly been used within the literature to describe a group of optic neuropathies that exhibit mitochondrial dysfunction in retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Interestingly, MONs include genetic aetiologies, such as Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) and dominant optic atrophy (DOA), as well as acquired aetiologies resulting from drugs, nutritional deficiencies, and mixed aetiologies. Regardless of an inherited or acquired cause, patients exhibit the same clinical manifestations with selective loss of the RGCs due to mitochondrial dysfunction...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039894/exome-sequencing-establishes-a-gelsolin-mutation-as-the-cause-of-inherited-bulbar-onset-neuropathy
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James B Caress, Janel O Johnson, Yevgeniya A Abramzon, Gregory A Hawkins, J Raphael Gibbs, Elizabeth A Sullivan, Chamanpreet S Chahal, Bryan J Traynor
INTRODUCTION: Progressive bulbar motor neuropathy is primarily caused by bulbar-onset ALS. Hereditary amyloidosis type IV also presents with a bulbar neuropathy that mimicks motor neuron disease. The disease is prevalent in Finland only and is not commonly included in the differential diagnosis of ALS. METHODS: We studied 18 members of a family in which some had bulbar motor neuropathy, and we performed exome sequencing. RESULTS: Five affected family members were found to have a D187Y substitution in the GSN gene known to cause hereditary amyloidosis type IV...
December 31, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035529/hereditary-retinal-dystrophy
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Thomas C Hohman
As our understanding of the genetic basis for inherited retinal disease has expanded, gene therapy has advanced into clinical development. When the gene mutations associated with inherited retinal dystrophies were identified, it became possible to create animal models in which individual gene were altered to match the human mutations. The retina of these animals were then characterized to assess whether the mutated genes produced retinal phenotypes characteristic of disease-affected patients. Following the identification of a subpopulation of patients with the affected gene and the development of techniques for the viral gene transduction of retinal cells, it has become possible to deliver a copy of the normal gene into the retinal sites of the mutated genes...
December 30, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033318/a-point-mutation-in-a-lincrna-upstream-of-gdnf-is-associated-to-a-canine-insensitivity-to-pain-a-spontaneous-model-for-human-sensory-neuropathies
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Jocelyn Plassais, Laetitia Lagoutte, Solenne Correard, Manon Paradis, Eric Guaguère, Benoit Hédan, Alix Pommier, Nadine Botherel, Marie-Christine Cadiergues, Philippe Pilorge, David Silversides, Maud Bizot, Mark Samuels, Carme Arnan, Rory Johnson, Christophe Hitte, Gilles Salbert, Agnès Méreau, Pascale Quignon, Thomas Derrien, Catherine André
Human Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathies (HSANs) are characterized by insensitivity to pain, sometimes combined with self-mutilation. Strikingly, several sporting dog breeds are particularly affected by such neuropathies. Clinical signs appear in young puppies and consist of acral analgesia, with or without sudden intense licking, biting and severe self-mutilation of the feet, whereas proprioception, motor abilities and spinal reflexes remain intact. Through a Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) with 24 affected and 30 unaffected sporting dogs using the Canine HD 170K SNP array (Illumina), we identified a 1...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031292/protein-kinase-ck2-modulates-hsj1-function-through-phosphorylation-of-the-uim2-domain
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Daniele Ottaviani, Oriano Marin, Giorgio Arrigoni, Cinzia Franchin, Jordi Vilardell, Michele Sandre, Wenwen Li, David A Parfitt, Lorenzo A Pinna, Michael E Cheetham, Maria Ruzzene
HSJ1 (DNAJB2), a member of the DNAJ family of molecular chaperones, is a key player in neuronal proteostasis maintenance. It binds ubiquitylated proteins through its Ubiquitin Interacting Motifs (UIMs) and facilitates their delivery to the proteasome for degradation. Mutations in the DNAJB2 gene lead to inherited neuropathies such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth type-2, distal hereditary motor neuropathies, spinal muscular atrophy with parkinsonism and the later stages can resemble amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. HSJ1 overexpression can reduce aggregation of neurodegeneration-associated proteins in vitro and in vivo; however, the regulation of HSJ1 function is little understood...
December 28, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031252/compound-heterozygosity-for-severe-and-hypomorphic-ndufs2-mutations-cause-non-syndromic-lhon-like-optic-neuropathy
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Sylvie Gerber, Martina G Ding, Xavier Gérard, Klaus Zwicker, Xavier Zanlonghi, Marlène Rio, Valérie Serre, Sylvain Hanein, Arnold Munnich, Agnès Rotig, Lucas Bianchi, Patrizia Amati-Bonneau, Orly Elpeleg, Josseline Kaplan, Ulrich Brandt, Jean-Michel Rozet
BACKGROUND: Non-syndromic hereditary optic neuropathy (HON) has been ascribed to mutations in mitochondrial fusion/fission dynamics genes, nuclear and mitochondrial DNA-encoded respiratory enzyme genes or nuclear genes of poorly known mitochondrial function. However, the disease causing gene remains unknown in many families. The objective of the present study was to identify the molecular cause of non-syndromic LHON-like disease in siblings born to non-consanguineous parents of French origin...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031222/the-chemokine-cxcl12-mediates-the-anti-amyloidogenic-action-of-painless-human-nerve-growth-factor
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Simona Capsoni, Francesca Malerba, Nicola Maria Carucci, Caterina Rizzi, Chiara Criscuolo, Nicola Origlia, Mariantonietta Calvello, Alessandro Viegi, Giovanni Meli, Antonino Cattaneo
Nerve growth factor is a therapeutic candidate for Alzheimer's disease. Due to its pain-inducing activity, in current clinical trials nerve growth factor is delivered locally into the brain by neurosurgery, but data on the efficacy of local nerve growth factor delivery in decreasing amyloid-β deposition are not available. To reduce the nerve growth factor pain-inducing side effects, thus avoiding the need for local brain injection, we developed human painless nerve growth factor (hNGFp), inspired by the human genetic disease hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type V...
January 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027875/bipolar-cell-reduction-precedes-retinal-ganglion-neuron-loss-in-a-complex-1-knockout-mouse-model
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Lanying Song, Alfred Yu, Karl Murray, Gino Cortopassi
Inherited mitochondrial complex 1 deficiency causes Leber's hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) and retinal ganglion cell (RGC) degeneration, and optic neuropathies are common in many inherited mitochondrial diseases. How mitochondrial defects pathomechanistically trigger optic neuropathy remains unclear. We observe that complex 1 -deficient Ndufs4-/- mice present with acute vision loss around p30, and this vision loss is coincident with an 'inflammatory wave'. In order to understand what causes the inflammatory wave we explored retinal pathology that occurs from p20-p30...
December 24, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018906/chaperonopathies-spotlight-on-hereditary-motor-neuropathies
#15
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Vincenzo Lupo, Carmen Aguado, Erwin Knecht, Carmen Espinós
Distal hereditary motor neuropathies (dHMN) are a group of rare hereditary neuromuscular disorders characterized by an atrophy that affects peroneal muscles in the absence of sensory symptoms. To date, 23 genes are thought to be responsible for dHMN, four of which encode chaperones: DNAJB2, which encodes a member of the HSP40/DNAJ co-chaperone family; and HSPB1, HSPB3, and HSPB8, encoding three members of the small heat shock protein family. While around 30 different mutations in HSPB1 have been identified, the remaining three genes are altered in many fewer cases...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018685/coexistence-of-factor-vii-deficiency-and-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia-in-two-siblings
#16
Hortensia De la Corte-Rodriguez, E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan, M Teresa Alvarez-Roman, Ana L Hernandez-Moreno
We present the case of two patients aged 12 years and 7 years who were referred to our hospital for factor VII deficiency inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, who had suffered from previous multiple joint haemarthroses. They presented with fine motor symptoms and difficulty in walking. During physical examination we observed neurological symptoms (general hypotonia, muscular hypotrophy, exaggerated tendon reflexes, pes cavus, and spastic gait). Given that the symptoms were not justified by the deficiency of coagulation factor VII and on suspicion of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), tests were carried out...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007994/axonal-neuropathy-with-neuromyotonia-there-is-a-hint
#17
Kristien Peeters, Teodora Chamova, Ivailo Tournev, Albena Jordanova
Recessive mutations in the gene encoding the histidine triad nucleotide binding protein 1 (HINT1) were recently shown to cause a motor-predominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy. About 80% of the patients exhibit neuromyotonia, a striking clinical and electrophysiological hallmark that can help to distinguish this disease and to guide diagnostic screening. HINT1 neuropathy has worldwide distribution and is particularly prevalent in populations inhabiting central and south-eastern Europe. With 12 different mutations identified in more than 60 families, it ranks among the most common subtypes of axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy...
December 21, 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005053/-leber-s-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-and-epilepsy-a-case-report
#18
A S Kotov, E V Gushchina, Yu V Matyuk, M N Borisova, M V Panteleeva, A V Shatalin
A clinical case of a young man with rapid bilateral visual impairment developed 2 months after the onset of generalized convulsive seizures is presented. The replacement of valproate to levetiracetam led to the remission of seizures, but the prognosis for vision remains poor, particularly given the pessimistic results of optical coherence tomography (OCT).
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003645/hmsn-lom-in-12-czech-patients-with-one-unusual-case-due-to-uniparental-isodisomy-of-chromosome-8
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Dana Šafka Brožková, Jaroslava Paulasová Schwabová, Jana Neupauerová, Jana Sabová, Marcela Krůtová, Vladimír Peřina, Marie Trková, Petra Laššuthová, Pavel Seeman
Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy-type Lom (HMSNL), also known as CMT4D, a demyelinating neuropathy with late-onset deafness is an autosomal recessive disorder threatening Roma population worldwide. The clinical phenotype was reported in several case reports before the gene discovery. HMSNL is caused by a homozygous founder mutation p.Arg148* in the N-Myc downstream-regulated gene 1. Here, we report findings from the Czech Republic, where HMSNL was found in 12 Czech patients from eight families. In these 12 patients, 11 of the causes were due to p...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003344/differentiating-lower-motor-neuron-syndromes
#20
REVIEW
Nidhi Garg, Susanna B Park, Steve Vucic, Con Yiannikas, Judy Spies, James Howells, William Huynh, José M Matamala, Arun V Krishnan, John D Pollard, David R Cornblath, Mary M Reilly, Matthew C Kiernan
Lower motor neuron (LMN) syndromes typically present with muscle wasting and weakness and may arise from pathology affecting the distal motor nerve up to the level of the anterior horn cell. A variety of hereditary causes are recognised, including spinal muscular atrophy, distal hereditary motor neuropathy and LMN variants of familial motor neuron disease. Recent genetic advances have resulted in the identification of a variety of disease-causing mutations. Immune-mediated disorders, including multifocal motor neuropathy and variants of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, account for a proportion of LMN presentations and are important to recognise, as effective treatments are available...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
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