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Meixia Pang, Weiwei Luo, Beide Fu, Xiaomu Yu, Ying Zhou, Jingou Tong
Feed efficiency is an economically crucial trait for cultured animals, however, progress has been scarcely made in the genetic analyses of feed conversion efficiency (FCE) in fish because of the difficulties in measurement of trait phenotypes. In the present investigation, we present the first application of RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) combined with differentially expressed genes (DEGs) analysis for identification of functional determinants related to FCE at the gene level in an aquaculture fish, crucian carp ( Carassius auratus )...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
C M Mak, S Pl Chen, N S Mok, W K Siu, H Hc Lee, C K Ching, P T Tsui, N C Fong, Y P Yuen, W T Poon, C Y Law, Y K Chong, Y W Chan, T C Yung, K Yy Fan, C W Lam
INTRODUCTION: Hereditary channelopathies and cardiomyopathies are potentially lethal and are clinically and genetically heterogeneous, involving at least 90 genes. Genetic testing can provide an accurate diagnosis, guide treatment, and enable cascade screening. The genetic basis among the Hong Kong Chinese population is largely unknown. We aimed to report on 28 unrelated patients with positive genetic findings detected from January 2006 to December 2015. METHODS: Sanger sequencing was performed for 28 unrelated patients with a clinical diagnosis of channelopathies or cardiomyopathies, testing for the following genes: KCNQ1, KCNH2, KCNE1, KCNE2, and SCN5A, for long QT syndrome; SCN5A for Brugada syndrome; RYR2 for catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia; MYH7 and MYBPC3 for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; LMNA for dilated cardiomyopathy; and PKP2 and DSP for arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy...
March 2, 2018: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
Randall F D'Souza, Nina Zeng, James F Markworth, Vandre Casagrande Figueiredo, Llion Arwyn Roberts, Truls Raastad, Jeff S Coombes, Jonathan M Peake, David Cameron-Smith, Cameron J Mitchell
Resistance training (RT) increases muscle fiber size and induces angiogenesis to maintain capillary density. Cold water immersion (CWI), a common post-exercise recovery modality may improve acute recovery, but it attenuates muscle hypertrophy compared with active recovery (ACT). It is unknown if CWI following RT alters muscle fiber type expression or angiogenesis. Twenty-one men strength trained for 12 weeks, with either 10 min of CWI (n=11) or ACT (n=10) performed following each session. Vastus lateralis biopsies were collected at rest before and after training...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Jaap I van Waning, Kadir Caliskan, Yvonne M Hoedemaekers, Karin Y van Spaendonck-Zwarts, Annette F Baas, S Matthijs Boekholdt, Joost P van Melle, Arco J Teske, Folkert W Asselbergs, Ad P C M Backx, Gideon J du Marchie Sarvaas, Michiel Dalinghaus, Johannes M P J Breur, Marijke P M Linschoten, Laura A Verlooij, Isabella Kardys, Dennis Dooijes, Ronald H Lekanne Deprez, Arne S IJpma, Maarten P van den Berg, Robert M W Hofstra, Marjon A van Slegtenhorst, Jan D H Jongbloed, Danielle Majoor-Krakauer
BACKGROUND: The clinical outcomes of noncompaction cardiomyopathy (NCCM) range from asymptomatic to heart failure, arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. Genetics play an important role in NCCM. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the correlations among genetics, clinical features, and outcomes in adults and children diagnosed with NCCM. METHODS: A retrospective multicenter study from 4 cardiogenetic centers in the Netherlands classified 327 unrelated NCCM patients into 3 categories: 1) genetic, with a mutation in 32% (81 adults; 23 children) of patients; 2) probably genetic, familial cardiomyopathy without a mutation in 16% (45 adults; 8 children) of patients; or 3) sporadic, no family history, without mutation in 52% (149 adults; 21 children) of patients...
February 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Hongran Wang, Shuying Zhao, Michelle Barton, Todd Rosengart, Austin J Cooney
p53 is a barrier to somatic cell reprogramming. Deletion or transient suppression of p53 increases the efficiency of reprogramming of somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. Whether p53 represents an obstacle to a similar process transdifferentiation of somatic cells is unknown. However, it is predicted that inhibition of p53 would promote transdifferentiation of fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes. In this study, the effect of p53 on the capacity of cardiogenic transdifferentiation is evaluated using p53 wild-type (p53+/+ ), p53 heterozygous mutant (p53+/- ), and p53 homozygous mutant (p53-/- ) mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs)...
February 2018: Cellular Reprogramming
Takashige Tobita, Seitaro Nomura, Takanori Fujita, Hiroyuki Morita, Yoshihiro Asano, Kenji Onoue, Masamichi Ito, Yasushi Imai, Atsushi Suzuki, Toshiyuki Ko, Masahiro Satoh, Kanna Fujita, Atsuhiko T Naito, Yoshiyuki Furutani, Haruhiro Toko, Mutsuo Harada, Eisuke Amiya, Masaru Hatano, Eiki Takimoto, Tsuyoshi Shiga, Toshio Nakanishi, Yasushi Sakata, Minoru Ono, Yoshihiko Saito, Seiji Takashima, Nobuhisa Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Issei Komuro
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are genetically and phenotypically heterogeneous. Cardiac function is improved after treatment in some cardiomyopathy patients, but little is known about genetic predictors of long-term outcomes and myocardial recovery following medical treatment. To elucidate the genetic basis of cardiomyopathy in Japan and the genotypes involved in prognosis and left ventricular reverse remodeling (LVRR), we performed targeted sequencing on 120 DCM (70 sporadic and 50 familial) and 52 HCM (15 sporadic and 37 familial) patients and integrated their genotypes with clinical phenotypes...
January 31, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jie Wang, Ke Wan, Jiayu Sun, Weihao Li, Hong Liu, Yuchi Han, Yucheng Chen
Limited data is available on phenotypic variations with the same genotype in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The present study aims to explore the relationship between genotype and phenotype characterized by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in a large Chinese family. A proband diagnosed with HCM from a multigenerational family underwent next-generation sequencing based on a custom sureSelect panel, including 117 candidate pathogenic genes associated with cardiomyopathies. All genetic results were confirmed by the Sanger sequencing method...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
Xin-Hua Liu, Rita De Gasperi, William A Bauman, Christopher P Cardozo
Signaling via the androgen receptor (AR) stimulates myogenic progenitor differentiation. In addition, myogenic differentiation factor D (MyoD) and Numb, a Notch inhibitor, play key roles in regulating myogenic differentiation. Nandrolone, an anabolic steroid, upregulates both MyoD and Numb expression in myogenic cells. However, the molecular mechanisms by which MyoD is upregulated by nandrolone are unclear. Moreover, the potential crosstalk between nandrolone, MyoD, and Numb is not well understood. With these considerations in mind, we examined the effects of nandrolone on the expression of MyoD mRNA and protein, and determined the interactions of MyoD and Numb in the presence or absence of nandrolone in differentiating C2C12 myoblasts...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
Melissa A Kelly, Colleen Caleshu, Ana Morales, Jillian Buchan, Zena Wolf, Steven M Harrison, Stuart Cook, Mitchell W Dillon, John Garcia, Eden Haverfield, Jan D H Jongbloed, Daniela Macaya, Arjun Manrai, Kate Orland, Gabriele Richard, Katherine Spoonamore, Matthew Thomas, Kate Thomson, Lisa M Vincent, Roddy Walsh, Hugh Watkins, Nicola Whiffin, Jodie Ingles, J Peter van Tintelen, Christopher Semsarian, James S Ware, Ray Hershberger, Birgit Funke
PurposeIntegrating genomic sequencing in clinical care requires standardization of variant interpretation practices. The Clinical Genome Resource has established expert panels to adapt the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics/Association for Molecular Pathology classification framework for specific genes and diseases. The Cardiomyopathy Expert Panel selected MYH7, a key contributor to inherited cardiomyopathies, as a pilot gene to develop a broadly applicable approach.MethodsExpert revisions were tested with 60 variants using a structured double review by pairs of clinical and diagnostic laboratory experts...
January 4, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
Zsolt Bánfai, Kinga Hadzsiev, Endre Pál, Katalin Komlósi, Márton Melegh, László Balikó, Béla Melegh
Following publication of the original article [1], the authors requested a correction to the details of one of the co-authors.
December 16, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
Paul Pang, Molly Abbott, Malyun Abdi, Quynh-Anh Fucci, Nikita Chauhan, Murti Mistri, Brandon Proctor, Matthew Chin, Bin Wang, Wenqing Yin, Tzong-Shi Lu, Arvin Halim, Kenneth Lim, Diane E Handy, Joseph Loscalzo, Andrew M Siedlecki
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have deficient levels of glutathione peroxidase-3 (GPx3). We hypothesized that GPx3 deficiency may lead to cardiovascular disease in the presence of chronic kidney disease due to an accumulation of reactive oxygen species and decreased microvascular perfusion of the myocardium. Methods: To isolate the exclusive effect of GPx3 deficiency in kidney disease-induced cardiac disease, we studied the GPx3 knockout mouse strain (GPx3-/-) in the setting of surgery-induced CKD...
December 13, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Jing Wang, Xin Zhang, Xi Wang, Chuchu Wang, Fangyun Wang, Binbin Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
Willemijn van Eldik, Brigit den Adel, Jantine Monshouwer-Kloots, Daniela Salvatori, Saskia Maas, Ingeborg van der Made, Esther E Creemers, Derk Frank, Norbert Frey, Nicky Boontje, Jolanda van der Velden, Paul Steendijk, Christine Mummery, Robert Passier, Abdelaziz Beqqali
AIMS: The Z-disc is a crucial structure of the sarcomere and is implicated in mechanosensation/transduction. Dysregulation of Z-disc proteins often result in cardiomyopathy. We have previously shown that the Z-disc protein Cytoskeletal Heart-enriched Actin-associated Protein (CHAP) is essential for cardiac and skeletal muscle development. Furthermore, the CHAP gene has been associated with atrial fibrillation in humans. Here, we studied the misregulated expression of CHAP isoforms in heart disease...
2017: PloS One
Nan Li, Zhe Zhao, Hongrui Shen, Qi Bing, Xuan Guo, Jing Hu
The mutations of MYH7 (slow skeletal/β-cardiac myosin heavy chain) are commonly found in familial hypertrophic/dilated cardiomyopathy, and also can cause Laing early-onset distal myopathy (LDM), myosin storage myopathy (MSM), and congenital myopathy with fiber-type disproportion (CFTD). Here we report two cases whose diagnosis was hereditary myopathy according to clinical feature and muscle pathology analysis. High-throughput genomic sequencing (next generation sequencing) was performed to validate the diagnosis...
February 2018: Neurological Sciences
Lucia Binó, Jiřina Procházková, Katarzyna Anna Radaszkiewicz, Jan Kučera, Jana Kudová, Jiří Pacherník, Lukáš Kubala
The potentiation of the naturally limited regenerative capacity of the heart is dependent on an understanding of the mechanisms that are activated in response to pathological conditions such as hypoxia. Under these conditions, the expression of genes suggested to support cardiomyocyte survival and heart adaptation is triggered. Particularly important are changes in the expression of myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms. We propose here that alterations in the expression profiles of MHC genes are induced in response to hypoxia and are primarily mediated by hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
Shiv Kumar Viswanathan, Heather K Sanders, James W McNamara, Aravindakshan Jagadeesan, Arshad Jahangir, A Jamil Tajik, Sakthivel Sadayappan
Over 1,500 gene mutations are known to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Previous studies suggest that cardiac β-myosin heavy chain (MYH7) gene mutations are commonly associated with a more severe phenotype, compared to cardiac myosin binding protein-C (MYBPC3) gene mutations with milder phenotype, incomplete penetrance and later age of onset. Compound mutations can worsen the phenotype. This study aimed to validate these comparative differences in a large cohort of individuals and families with HCM...
2017: PloS One
Judith Montag, Mandy Syring, Julia Rose, Anna-Lena Weber, Pia Ernstberger, Anne-Kathrin Mayer, Edgar Becker, Britta Keyser, Cristobal Dos Remedios, Andreas Perrot, Jolanda van der Velden, Antonio Francino, Francesco Navarro-Lopez, Carolyn Yung Ho, Bernhard Brenner, Theresia Kraft
HCM, the most common inherited cardiac disease, is mainly caused by mutations in sarcomeric genes. More than a third of the patients are heterozygous for mutations in the MYH7 gene encoding for the β-myosin heavy chain. In HCM-patients, expression of the mutant and the wildtype allele can be unequal, thus leading to fractions of mutant and wildtype mRNA and protein which deviate from 1:1. This so-called allelic imbalance was detected in whole tissue samples but also in individual cells. There is evidence that the severity of HCM not only depends on the functional effect of the mutation itself, but also on the fraction of mutant protein in the myocardial tissue...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
Petr G Vikhorev, Natalia Smoktunowicz, Alex B Munster, O'Neal Copeland, Sawa Kostin, Cecile Montgiraud, Andrew E Messer, Mohammad R Toliat, Amy Li, Cristobal G Dos Remedios, Sean Lal, Cheavar A Blair, Kenneth S Campbell, Maya Guglin, Ralph Knoll, Steven B Marston
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is an important cause of heart failure. Single gene mutations in at least 50 genes have been proposed to account for 25-50% of DCM cases and up to 25% of inherited DCM has been attributed to truncating mutations in the sarcomeric structural protein titin (TTNtv). Whilst the primary molecular mechanism of some DCM-associated mutations in the contractile apparatus has been studied in vitro and in transgenic mice, the contractile defect in human heart muscle has not been studied. In this study we isolated cardiac myofibrils from 3 TTNtv mutants, and 3 with contractile protein mutations (TNNI3 K36Q, TNNC1 G159D and MYH7 E1426K) and measured their contractility and passive stiffness in comparison with donor heart muscle as a control...
November 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
Yi-Min He, Ming-Min Gu
Myosins constitute a large superfamily proteins, which convert chemical energy, through ATP hydrolysis, to mechanical force for diverse cellular movements, such as cell migration and muscle contraction. The class Ⅱ myosin forms the filaments in muscle and non-muscle cells as a hexameric protein complex, consisting of two myosin heavy chain (MyHC) subunits and two pairs of non-identical light chain subunits. There are several MyHC isoforms encoded by different genes of the MYH family in humans. At present, distinct mutations in different genes of the MYH family are associated with various human genetic diseases...
October 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
Magdi El Sharkawy, Amr Mohab, Haitham Ezzat
BACKGROUND: MicroRNA (miRNA) 499 is an evolutionarily conserved muscle-specific miRNA that is encoded by an intron of the myh7 gene and is likely to play a role in myosin gene regulation. It has been shown to be involved in inhibiting apoptosis and myocardial infarction induced by ischemia and anoxia. It is unknown whether levels of miRNAs are affected in patients undergoing hemodialysis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess circulating levels of miRNA 499 in hemodialysis patients and whether the levels are affected by dialyzer membranes (high flux vs...
October 2017: Hemodialysis International
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