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Beatriz Piva E Mattos, Fernando Luís Scolari, Marco Antonio Rodrigues Torres, Laura Simon, Valéria Centeno de Freitas, Roberto Giugliani, Úrsula Matte
Background: Mutations in sarcomeric genes are found in 60-70% of individuals with familial forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). However, this estimate refers to northern hemisphere populations. The molecular-genetic profile of HCM has been subject of few investigations in Brazil, particularly in the south of the country. Objective: To investigate mutations in the sarcomeric genes MYH7, MYBPC3 and TNNT2 in a cohort of HCM patients living in the extreme south of Brazil, and to evaluate genotype-phenotype associations...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Rafal Ploski, Malgorzata Rydzanicz, Tomasz M Ksiazczyk, Maria Franaszczyk, Agnieszka Pollak, Joanna Kosinska, Ewa Michalak, Piotr Stawinski, Lidia Ziolkowska, Zofia T Bilinska, Bozena Werner
Restrictive cardiomyopathy is a rare form of pediatric cardiac disease, for which the known genes include MYH7, TNNT2, TNNI3, ACTC1, and DES. We describe a pediatric proband with fatal restrictive cardiomyopathy associated with septal hypertrophy and compound heterozygosity for TNNC1 mutations (NM_003280: p.A8V [c.C23T] and p.D145E [c.C435A]). This association between restrictive cardiomyopathy and TNNC1 mutations was strengthened by prospective observations on the second pregnancy in the family which revealed, in the presence of the same TNNC1 genotype, prenatally diagnosed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which evolved into restrictive cardiomyopathy, heart failure and death at the age of 9 months...
September 8, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Massimiliano Cecconi, Maria I Parodi, Francesco Formisano, Paolo Spirito, Camillo Autore, Maria B Musumeci, Stefano Favale, Cinzia Forleo, Claudio Rapezzi, Elena Biagini, Sabrina Davì, Elisabetta Canepa, Loredana Pennese, Mauro Castagnetta, Dario Degiorgio, Domenico A Coviello
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is mainly associated with myosin, heavy chain 7 (MYH7) and myosin binding protein C, cardiac (MYBPC3) mutations. In order to better explain the clinical and genetic heterogeneity in HCM patients, in this study, we implemented a target-next generation sequencing (NGS) assay. An Ion AmpliSeq™ Custom Panel for the enrichment of 19 genes, of which 9 of these did not encode thick/intermediate and thin myofilament (TTm) proteins and, among them, 3 responsible of HCM phenocopy, was created...
October 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Hana Cernecka, Gabriel Doka, Jasna Srankova, Lenka Pivackova, Eva Malikova, Kristina Galkova, Jan Kyselovic, Peter Krenek, Jan Klimas
We hypothesized that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) might be involved in a complex protective action of ACE inhibitors (ACEi) in anthracyclines-induced cardiomyopathy. For purpose of study, we compared effects of ramipril on cardiac dysfunction, cardiac failure markers and PPAR isoforms in moderate and severe chronic daunorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy. Male Wistar rats were administered with a single intravenous injection of daunorubicin: 5mg/kg (moderate cardiomyopathy), or 15mg/kg (severe cardiomyopathy) or co-administered with daunorubicin and ramipril (1mg/kg/d, orally) or vehicle for 8 weeks...
August 31, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
Elham Kayvanpour, Farbod Sedaghat-Hamedani, Ali Amr, Alan Lai, Jan Haas, Daniel B Holzer, Karen S Frese, Andreas Keller, Katrin Jensen, Hugo A Katus, Benjamin Meder
AIMS: Routine genetic testing in Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) has recently become reality using Next-Generation Sequencing. Several studies have explored the relationship between genotypes and clinical phenotypes to support risk estimation and therapeutic decisions, however, most studies are small or restricted to a few genes. This study provides to our knowledge the first systematic meta-analysis on genotype-phenotype associations in DCM. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrieved PubMed/Medline literature on genotype-phenotype associations in patients with DCM and mutations in LMNA, PLN, RBM20, MYBPC3, MYH7, TNNT2 and TNNI3...
August 30, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Nawel Jaafar, Juan Gómez, Ikram Kammoun, Ihsen Zairi, Wael Ben Amara, Salem Kachboura, Sondes Kraiem, Mohamed Hammami, Sara Iglesias, Belén Alonso, Eliecer Coto
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common genetic cardiac disorder associated with heart failure and sudden death. Mutations in the cardiac sarcomere genes are found in approximately half of HCM patients and are more common among cases with a family history of the disease. Data about the mutational spectrum of the sarcomeric genes in HCM patients from Northern Africa are limited. The population of Tunisia is particularly interesting due to its Berber genetic background...
August 30, 2016: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
Miora Feinstein-Linial, Massimo Buvoli, Ada Buvoli, Menachem Sadeh, Ron Dabby, Rachel Straussberg, Ilan Shelef, Daniel Dayan, Leslie Anne Leinwand, Ohad S Birk
BACKGROUND: Human skeletal muscles express three major myosin heavy chain (MyHC) isoforms: MyHCIIx (MYH1) in fast type 2B muscle fibers, MyHCIIa (MYH2) in fast type 2A fibers and MyHCI/β-cardiac MyHC (MYH7) in slow type I skeletal fibers and cardiac ventricles. In line with its expression pattern, MYH7 mutations have been reported in association with hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy, skeletal myopathies or a combination of both. We analyzed the clinical and molecular phenotype of two unrelated families of Jewish Moroccan ancestry that presented with apparently autosomal dominant inheritance of progressive Laing-like distal myopathy with non-specific myopathic changes, but uncommon marked contractures and wasting of the neck extensors...
2016: BMC Medical Genetics
Jing Liu, Xijun Liang, Danxia Zhou, Ling Lai, Liwei Xiao, Lin Liu, Tingting Fu, Yan Kong, Qian Zhou, Rick B Vega, Min-Sheng Zhu, Daniel P Kelly, Xiang Gao, Zhenji Gan
Upon adaption of skeletal muscle to physiological and pathophysiological stimuli, muscle fiber type and mitochondrial function are coordinately regulated. Recent studies have identified pathways involved in control of contractile proteins of oxidative-type fibers. However, the mechanism for coupling of mitochondrial function to the muscle contractile machinery during fiber type transition remains unknown. Here, we show that the expression of the genes encoding type I myosins, Myh7/Myh7b and their intronic miR-208b/miR-499, parallels mitochondrial function during fiber type transitions...
October 4, 2016: EMBO Molecular Medicine
Carolina M Greco, Paolo Kunderfranco, Marcello Rubino, Veronica Larcher, Pierluigi Carullo, Achille Anselmo, Kerstin Kurz, Thomas Carell, Andrea Angius, Michael V G Latronico, Roberto Papait, Gianluigi Condorelli
Methylation at 5-cytosine (5-mC) is a fundamental epigenetic DNA modification associated recently with cardiac disease. In contrast, the role of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC)-5-mC's oxidation product-in cardiac biology and disease is unknown. Here we assess the hydroxymethylome in embryonic, neonatal, adult and hypertrophic mouse cardiomyocytes, showing that dynamic modulation of hydroxymethylated DNA is associated with specific transcriptional networks during heart development and failure. DNA hydroxymethylation marks the body of highly expressed genes as well as distal regulatory regions with enhanced activity...
August 4, 2016: Nature Communications
A Ferbert, A Zibat, B Rautenstrauß, W Kress, M Hügens-Penzel, J Weis, Y Shah, C Roth
We investigated a four-generation family of German ancestry with distal myopathy. Four individuals in two generations were affected. Foot and toe extensor paresis progressing very slowly over decades was the core neurological sign, reflected by fatty infiltration of the lower leg extensor muscles on muscle MRI. Additionally, finger extensor paresis was present in two patients and quadriceps muscle paresis in one. Distal sensory signs had initially given rise to the diagnosis of axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease...
September 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
C Fiorillo, G Astrea, M Savarese, D Cassandrini, G Brisca, F Trucco, M Pedemonte, R Trovato, L Ruggiero, L Vercelli, A D'Amico, G Tasca, M Pane, M Fanin, L Bello, P Broda, O Musumeci, C Rodolico, S Messina, G L Vita, M Sframeli, S Gibertini, L Morandi, M Mora, L Maggi, A Petrucci, R Massa, M Grandis, A Toscano, E Pegoraro, E Mercuri, E Bertini, T Mongini, L Santoro, V Nigro, C Minetti, F M Santorelli, C Bruno
BACKGROUND: Myosin heavy chain 7 (MYH7)-related myopathies are emerging as an important group of muscle diseases of childhood and adulthood, with variable clinical and histopathological expression depending on the type and location of the mutation. Mutations in the head and neck domains are a well-established cause of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy whereas mutation in the distal regions have been associated with a range of skeletal myopathies with or without cardiac involvement, including Laing distal myopathy and Myosin storage myopathy...
2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Shota Sasagawa, Yuhei Nishimura, Shiko Okabe, Soichiro Murakami, Yoshifumi Ashikawa, Mizuki Yuge, Koki Kawaguchi, Reiko Kawase, Ryuji Okamoto, Masaaki Ito, Toshio Tanaka
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy and is associated with a number of potential outcomes, including impaired diastolic function, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. Various etiologies have been described for HCM, including pressure overload and mutations in sarcomeric and non-sarcomeric genes. However, the molecular pathogenesis of HCM remains incompletely understood. In this study, we performed comparative transcriptome analysis to identify dysregulated genes common to five mouse HCM models of differing etiology: (i) mutation of myosin heavy chain 6, (ii) mutation of tropomyosin 1, (iii) expressing human phospholamban on a null background, (iv) knockout of frataxin, and (v) transverse aortic constriction...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Don R McTaggart, Kathryn J Ogden, Jessica A Marathe
BACKGROUND: Adults who test positive for a mutation associated with the development of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) but who have not manifested left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) at the time of that diagnosis are now commonly identified in the era of genetic testing. There are little published data, however, on the long-term outlook for these phenotypically normal gene carriers. METHODS: Fifteen genotype positive/LVH negative patients with HCM were identified, seven of which were children when first diagnosed as gene carriers...
May 20, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Yuuta Komatsu, Shin Sukegawa, Mai Yamashita, Naoki Katsuda, Bin Tong, Takeshi Ohta, Hiroyuki Kose, Takahisa Yamada
Suppression subtractive hybridization was used to identify genes showing differential expression profile associated with growth rate in skeletal muscle tissue of Landrace weanling pig. Two subtracted cDNA populations were generated from musculus longissimus muscle tissues of selected pigs with extreme expected breeding values at the age of 100 kg. Three upregulated genes (EEF1A2, TSG101 and TTN) and six downregulated genes (ATP5B, ATP5C1, COQ3, HADHA, MYH1 and MYH7) in pig with genetic propensity for higher growth rate were identified by sequence analysis of 12 differentially expressed clones selected by differential screening following the generation of the subtracted cDNA population...
June 2016: Journal of Genetics
Nouf S Al-Numair, Luis Lopes, Petros Syrris, Lorenzo Monserrat, Perry Elliott, Andrew C R Martin
MOTIVATION: High-throughput sequencing platforms are increasingly used to screen patients with genetic disease for pathogenic mutations, but prediction of the effects of mutations remains challenging. Previously we developed SAAPdap (Single Amino Acid Polymorphism Data Analysis Pipeline) and SAAPpred (Single Amino Acid Polymorphism Predictor) that use a combination of rule-based structural measures to predict whether a missense genetic variant is pathogenic. Here we investigate whether the same methodology can be used to develop a differential phenotype predictor, which, once a mutation has been predicted as pathogenic, is able to distinguish between phenotypes-in this case the two major clinical phenotypes (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, HCM and dilated cardiomyopathy, DCM) associated with mutations in the beta-myosin heavy chain (MYH7) gene product (Myosin-7)...
October 1, 2016: Bioinformatics
Xiefan Fang, Ryan R Poulsen, John Wang-Hu, Olivia Shi, Nicholas S Calvo, Chelsey S Simmons, Scott A Rivkees, Christopher C Wendler
We previously found that in utero caffeine exposure causes down-regulation of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) in embryonic heart and results in impaired cardiac function in adulthood. To assess the role of DNMTs in these events, we investigated the effects of reduced DNMT expression on embryonic cardiomyocytes. siRNAs were used to knock down individual DNMT expression in primary cultures of mouse embryonic cardiomyocytes. Immunofluorescence staining was conducted to evaluate cell morphology. A video-based imaging assay and multielectrode array were used to assess cardiomyocyte contractility and electrophysiology, respectively...
September 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Patricio Brand, P James B Dyck, Jie Liu, Sarah Berini, Duygu Selcen, Margherita Milone
TIA1 mutations cause Welander distal myopathy. MYH7 mutations result in various clinical phenotypes, including Laing distal myopathy and cardiomyopathy. We describe a family with coexisting TIA1 and MYH7 variants. The proband is a 67-year-old woman with easy tripping since childhood and progressive asymmetric distal limb weakness, but no cardiac involvement. Muscle biopsy showed rare rimmed vacuoles, minicore-like structures and congophilic inclusions. Her 66-year-old sister has a mild distal myopathy, supraventricular tachycardia and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy...
August 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
Bhuiyan Sharmin Siddique, Shigeharu Kinoshita, Chaninya Wongkarangkana, Shuichi Asakawa, Shugo Watabe
Myosin heavy chain (MYH) genes belong to a multigene family, and the regulated expression of each member determines the physiological and contractile muscle properties. Among these, MYH6, MYH7, and MYH14 occupy unique positions in the mammalian MYH gene family because of their specific expression in slow/cardiac muscles and the existence of intronic micro(mi) RNAs. MYH6, MYH7, and MYH14 encode miR-208a, miR-208b, and miR-499, respectively. These MYH encoded miRNAs are designated as myomiRs because of their muscle-specific expression and functions...
June 2016: Marine Biotechnology
H H Chen, J Lu, Y F Guan, S J Li, T T Hu, Z S Xie, F Wang, X H Peng, X Liu, X Xu, F P Zhao, B L Yu, X P Li
Estrogen is related with the low morbidity associated with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAS) in women, but the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. In this study, we examined the relationship between OSAS and estrogen related receptor-α (ERR-α). We found that the expression levels of ERR-α and Myh7 were both downregulated in palatopharyngeal tissues from OSAS patients. In addition, we report that ERR-α is dynamically expressed during differentiation of C2C12 myoblasts. Knockdown of ERR-α via instant siRNA resulted in reduced expression of Myh7, but not Myh4...
2016: Scientific Reports
Julian R Homburger, Eric M Green, Colleen Caleshu, Margaret S Sunitha, Rebecca E Taylor, Kathleen M Ruppel, Raghu Prasad Rao Metpally, Steven D Colan, Michelle Michels, Sharlene M Day, Iacopo Olivotto, Carlos D Bustamante, Frederick E Dewey, Carolyn Y Ho, James A Spudich, Euan A Ashley
Myosin motors are the fundamental force-generating elements of muscle contraction. Variation in the human β-cardiac myosin heavy chain gene (MYH7) can lead to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heritable disease characterized by cardiac hypertrophy, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. How specific myosin variants alter motor function or clinical expression of disease remains incompletely understood. Here, we combine structural models of myosin from multiple stages of its chemomechanical cycle, exome sequencing data from two population cohorts of 60,706 and 42,930 individuals, and genetic and phenotypic data from 2,913 patients with HCM to identify regions of disease enrichment within β-cardiac myosin...
June 14, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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