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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777134/zebrafish-vcap1x2-regulates-cardiac-contractility-and-proliferation-of-cardiomyocytes-and-epicardial-cells
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Fang-Chi Hsieh, Yu-Fen Lu, Ian Liau, Chien-Chang Chen, Chao-Min Cheng, Chung-Der Hsiao, Sheng-Ping L Hwang
Sarcomeric signaling complexes are important to sustain proper sarcomere structure and function, however, the mechanisms underlying these processes are not fully elucidated. In a gene trap experiment, we found that vascular cell adhesion protein 1 isoform X2 (VCAP1X2) mutant embryos displayed a dilated cardiomyopathy phenotype, including reduced cardiac contractility, enlarged ventricular chamber and thinned ventricular compact layer. Cardiomyocyte and epicardial cell proliferation was decreased in the mutant heart ventricle, as was the expression of pAKT and pERK...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764897/diagnostic-yield-of-genetic-testing-in-young-athletes-with-t-wave-inversion
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Nabeel Sheikh, Michael Papadakis, Mathew Wilson, Aneil Malhotra, Carmen Adamuz, Tessa Homfray, Lorenzo Monserrat, Elijah R Behr, Sanjay Sharma
Background -T-wave inversion (TWI) is common in patients with cardiomyopathy. However, up to 25% of athletes of African/Afro-Caribbean descent (black athletes) and 5% of white athletes also have TWI of unclear clinical significance despite comprehensive clinical evaluation and long-term follow-up. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic yield from genetic testing, beyond clinical evaluation, when investigating athletes with TWI. Methods -We investigated 50 consecutive asymptomatic black and 50 white athletes aged 14-35-years-old with TWI and a normal echocardiogram who were referred to a UK tertiary center for cardiomyopathy and sports cardiology...
May 15, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748547/region-of-interest-analysis-using-mass-spectrometry-imaging-of-mitochondrial-and-sarcomeric-proteins-in-acute-cardiac-infarction-tissue
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Yuka Yajima, Takuya Hiratsuka, Yu Kakimoto, Shuichiro Ogawa, Keisuke Shima, Yuzo Yamazaki, Kenichi Yoshikawa, Keiji Tamaki, Tatsuaki Tsuruyama
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization image mass spectrometry (MALDI-IMS) has been developed for the identification of peptides in various tissues. The MALDI-IMS signal distribution patterns and quantification of the signal intensities of the regions of interest (ROI) with healthy regions were compared for identification of the disease specific biomarkers. We performed a new ROI analysis using the conventional t-test and data number independent Cohen's d-value analysis. Using these techniques, we analysed heart tissues after acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
May 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743414/asn391thr-mutation-of-%C3%AE-myosin-heavy-chain-in-a-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-family
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Xiaotong Feng, Tingting He, Ji-Gang Wang, Peng Zhao
The present study was performed to identify the genetic abnormalities in a family with familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.Peripheral blood samples were collected from 22 members of a Chinese family with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and 307 healthy controls. A total of 26 candidate pathogenic genes were analyzed in the proband using targeted capture sequencing. Identified mutations were analyzed using Sanger sequencing in all family members and healthy controls.A missense mutation (c.1172A>C, p. Asn391Thr) in exon 12 of MYH7 was identified in eight family members, among which six of them were hypertrophic cardiomyopathy carriers...
May 9, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741611/crispr-cas9-editing-in-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-cardiomyocytes-highlights-arrhythmias-hypocontractility-and-energy-depletion-as-potential-therapeutic-targets-for-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Diogo Mosqueira, Ingra Mannhardt, Jamie R Bhagwan, Katarzyna Lis-Slimak, Puspita Katili, Elizabeth Scott, Mustafa Hassan, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Stephen C Harmer, Andrew Tinker, James G W Smith, Lucie Carrier, Philip M Williams, Daniel Gaffney, Thomas Eschenhagen, Arne Hansen, Chris Denning
Aims: Sarcomeric gene mutations frequently underlie hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a prevalent and complex condition leading to left ventricle thickening and heart dysfunction. We evaluated isogenic genome-edited human pluripotent stem cell-cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CM) for their validity to model, and add clarity to, HCM. Methods and results: CRISPR/Cas9 editing produced 11 variants of the HCM-causing mutation c.C9123T-MYH7 [(p.R453C-β-myosin heavy chain (MHC)] in 3 independent hPSC lines...
May 8, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719249/skeletal-muscle-specific-methyltransferase-mettl21c-trimethylates-p97-and-regulates-autophagy-associated-protein-breakdown
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Janica Lea Wiederstein, Hendrik Nolte, Stefan Günther, Tanja Piller, Martina Baraldo, Sawa Kostin, Wilhelm Bloch, Natalie Schindler, Marco Sandri, Bert Blaauw, Thomas Braun, Soraya Hölper, Marcus Krüger
Protein aggregates and cytoplasmic vacuolization are major hallmarks of multisystem proteinopathies (MSPs) that lead to muscle weakness. Here, we identify METTL21C as a skeletal muscle-specific lysine methyltransferase. Insertion of a β-galactosidase cassette into the Mettl21c mouse locus revealed that METTL21C is specifically expressed in MYH7-positive skeletal muscle fibers. Ablation of the Mettl21c gene reduced endurance capacity and led to age-dependent accumulation of autophagic vacuoles in skeletal muscle...
May 1, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709087/identification-of-sarcomeric-variants-in-probands-with-a-clinical-diagnosis-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-arvc
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Brittney Murray, Edgar T Hoorntje, Anneline S J M Te Riele, Crystal Tichnell, Jeroen F van der Heijden, Harikrishna Tandri, Maarten P van den Berg, Jan D H Jongbloed, Arthur A M Wilde, Richard N W Hauer, Hugh Calkins, Daniel P Judge, Cynthia A James, J Peter van Tintelen, Dennis Dooijes
AIMS: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited cardiomyopathy characterized by ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. Currently 60% of patients meeting Task Force Criteria (TFC) have an identifiable mutation in one of the desmosomal genes. As much overlap is described between other cardiomyopathies and ARVC, we examined the prevalence of rare, possibly pathogenic sarcomere variants in the ARVC population. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-seven (137) individuals meeting 2010 TFC for a diagnosis of ARVC, negative for pathogenic desmosomal variants, TMEM43, SCN5A, and PLN were screened for variants in the sarcomere genes (ACTC1, MYBPC3, MYH7, MYL2, MYL3, TNNC1, TNNI3, TNNT2 and TPM1) through either clinical or research genetic testing...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690867/identification-of-genes-directly-responding-to-dlk1-signaling-in-callipyge-sheep
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Hui Yu, Jolena N Waddell, Shihuan Kuang, Ross L Tellam, Noelle E Cockett, Christopher A Bidwell
BACKGROUND: In food animal agriculture, there is a need to identify the mechanisms that can improve the efficiency of muscle growth and protein accretion. Callipyge sheep provide excellent machinery since the up-regulation of DLK1 and RTL1 results in extreme postnatal muscle hypertrophy in distinct muscles. The aim of this study is to distinguish the genes that directly respond to DLK1 and RTL1 signaling from the genes that change as the result of muscle specific effects. RESULTS: The quantitative PCR results indicated that DLK1 expression was significantly increased in hypertrophied muscles but not in non-hypertrophied muscles...
April 24, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686627/burst-like-transcription-of-mutant-and-wildtype-myh7-alleles-as-possible-origin-of-cell-to-cell-contractile-imbalance-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Judith Montag, Kathrin Kowalski, Mirza Makul, Pia Ernstberger, Ante Radocaj, Julia Beck, Edgar Becker, Snigdha Tripathi, Britta Keyser, Christian Mühlfeld, Kirsten Wissel, Andreas Pich, Jolanda van der Velden, Cristobal G Dos Remedios, Andreas Perrot, Antonio Francino, Francesco Navarro-López, Bernhard Brenner, Theresia Kraft
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) has been related to many different mutations in more than 20 different, mostly sarcomeric proteins. While development of the HCM-phenotype is thought to be triggered by the different mutations, a common mechanism remains elusive. Studying missense-mutations in the ventricular beta-myosin heavy chain (β-MyHC, MYH7 ) we hypothesized that significant contractile heterogeneity exists among individual cardiomyocytes of HCM-patients that results from cell-to-cell variation in relative expression of mutated vs...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624713/clinical-and-imaging-hallmarks-of-the-myh7-related-myopathy-with-severe-axial-involvement
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Ivana Dabaj, Robert Y Carlier, David Gómez-Andrés, Osório Abath Neto, Enrico Bertini, Adele D'Amico, Fabiana Fattori, Yann Péréon, Claudia Castiglioni, Eliana Rodillo, Michela Catteruccia, Júlio Brandão Guimarães, Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira, Umbertina Conti Reed, Lilia Mesrob, Doris Lechner, Anne Boland, Jean-François Deleuze, Edoardo Malfatti, Carsten Bonnemann, Jocelyn Laporte, Norma Romero, Adrien Felter, Susana Quijano-Roy, Cristiane Araújo Martins Moreno, Edmar Zanoteli
INTRODUCTION: MYH7 gene mutations are related to a heterogeneous group of skeletal and cardiac myopathies. METHODS: We evaluated clinical and muscle magnetic resonance imaging changes in patients with mutations in the rod domain of MYH7 including one with mosaicism and three with novel missense mutations. RESULTS: Patients presented in childhood with a distal and axial phenotype. Biopsy findings were variable. Half of the cases displaying some type of core pathology, including minicores and eccentric cores...
April 6, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555974/successful-knock-in-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-mutation-r723g-into-the-myh7-gene-mimics-hcm-pathology-in-pigs
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J Montag, B Petersen, A K Flögel, E Becker, A Lucas-Hahn, G J Cost, C Mühlfeld, T Kraft, H Niemann, B Brenner
Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited cardiac disease. About 30% of the patients are heterozygous for mutations in the MYH7 gene encoding the ß-myosin heavy chain (MyHC). Hallmarks of HCM are cardiomyocyte disarray and hypertrophy of the left ventricle, the symptoms range from slight arrhythmias to sudden cardiac death or heart failure. To gain insight into the underlying mechanisms of the diseases' etiology we aimed to generate genome edited pigs with an HCM-mutation. We used TALEN-mediated genome editing and successfully introduced the HCM-point mutation R723G into the MYH7 gene of porcine fibroblasts and subsequently cloned pigs that were heterozygous for the HCM-mutation R723G...
March 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552326/research-progress-on-the-forkhead-box-c1
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Jinhua Wang, Wan Li, Xiangjin Zheng, Xiaocong Pang, Guanhua Du
FOXC1 is a vital member of FOX families which play important roles in biological processes including proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, migration, invasion, metabolism, and longevity. Here we are focusing on roles of FOXC1 and their mechanisms in cancers. FOXC1 promoted progress of many cancers, such as breast cancer (especially basal-like breast cancer), hepatocellular carcinoma, gastric cancer and so on. FOXC1 was also found to be associated with drug resistance of cancers. FOXC1 promoted metastasis of cancers by increasing expression of MMP7, NEDD9 and Snail...
February 23, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538345/transcriptomic-profiles-of-brain-provide-insights-into-molecular-mechanism-of-feed-conversion-efficiency-in-crucian-carp-carassius-auratus
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497013/genetic-basis-of-channelopathies-and-cardiomyopathies-in-hong-kong-chinese-patients-a-10-year-regional-laboratory-experience
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466686/divergent-effects-of-cold-water-immersion-versus-active-recovery-on-skeletal-muscle-fiber-type-and-angiogenesis-in-young-men
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447731/genetics-clinical-features-and-long-term-outcome-of-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412738/reciprocity-of-action-of-increasing-oct4-and-repressing-p53-in-transdifferentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts-into-cardiac-myocytes
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386531/genetic-basis-of-cardiomyopathy-and-the-genotypes-involved-in-prognosis-and-left-ventricular-reverse-remodeling
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343710/phenotypic-diversity-identified-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-a-large-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-family-with-a-single-myh7-mutation
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333723/nandrolone-induced-nuclear-accumulation-of-myod-protein-is-mediated-by-numb-a-notch-inhibitor-in-c2c12-myoblasts
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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
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