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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724398/whole-genome-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-alms1-gene-mutation-in-two-chinese-siblings-with-alstr%C3%A3-m-syndrome
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Lin Yang, Zixiu Li, Mei Mei, Xiaomei Fan, Guodong Zhan, Huijun Wang, Guoying Huang, Mingbang Wang, Weidong Tian, Wenhao Zhou
BACKGROUND: Alström syndrome is a rare multi-systemic disorder with a broad spectrum of symptoms. This syndrome is characterized by childhood retinal degeneration; sensorineural hearing loss; obesity; type 2 diabetes mellitus; cardiomyopathy; systemic fibrosis; and pulmonary, hepatic, and renal failure. CASE PRESENTATION: A Chinese quartet family with two siblings predominantly affected by cone-rod dystrophy and short stature were recruited. The craniofacial dysmorphism and on-set age-of-cone-rod dystrophy in the proband showed a minor intrafamilial variability...
July 19, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718431/racial-differences-in-cancer-susceptibility-and-survival-more-than-the-color-of-the-skin
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REVIEW
Berna C Özdemir, Gian-Paolo Dotto
Epidemiological studies point to race as a determining factor in cancer susceptibility. In US registries recording cancer incidence and survival by race (distinguishing 'black versus white'), individuals of African ancestry have a globally increased risk of malignancies compared with Caucasians and Asian Americans. Differences in socioeconomic status and health-care access play a key role. However, the lesser disease susceptibility of Hispanic populations with comparable lifestyles and socioeconomic status as African Americans (Hispanic paradox) points to the concomitant importance of genetic determinants...
March 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711549/a-case-of-hypocholesterolemia-and-steatosis-in-a-carrier-of-a-pcsk9-loss-of-function-mutation-and-polymorphisms-predisposing-to-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#3
Mathilde Di Filippo, Benoit Vokaer, Nabil G Seidah
We report a new case of hypobetalipoproteinemia in a 44-year-old man of Peruvian origin exhibiting a heterozygous PCSK9 missense mutation (c.946 G>T, p. Gly316Cys). In vitro functional studies demonstrated that this mutation leads to a loss of function of PCSK9 on low-density lipoprotein receptor degradation. This patient exhibited liver steatosis; he was neither diabetic, nor obese or alcoholic, but is a carrier of 2 polymorphisms, p.Ile148Met (rs738409) and p.Glu167Lys (rs58542926) on PNPLA3 and TM6SF2 gene, respectively, previously shown to be associated with nonalcoholic steatosis and fibrosis evolution...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702320/parental-obesity-leads-to-metabolic-changes-in-the-f2-generation-in-drosophila
#4
Rebecca A S Palu, Sophia A Praggastis, Carl S Thummel
OBJECTIVE: A significant portion of the heritable risk for complex metabolic disorders cannot be attributed to classic Mendelian genetic factors. At least some of this missing heritability is thought to be due to the epigenetic influence of parental and grandparental metabolic state on offspring health. Previous work suggests that this transgenerational phenomenon is evolutionarily conserved in Drosophila. These studies, however, have all depended on dietary paradigms to alter parental metabolic state, which can have inconsistent heritable effects on the metabolism of offspring...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680642/long-lasting-response-to-oral-therapy-in-a-young-male-with-monogenic-diabetes-as-part-of-hnf1b-related-disease
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Elena Carrillo, Amparo Lomas, Pedro J Pinés, Cristina Lamas
Mutations in hepatocyte nuclear factor 1β gene (HNF1B) are responsible for a multisystemic syndrome where monogenic diabetes (classically known as MODY 5) and renal anomalies, mostly cysts, are the most characteristic findings. Urogenital malformations, altered liver function tests, hypomagnesemia or hyperuricemia and gout are also part of the syndrome. Diabetes in these patients usually requires early insulinization. We present the case of a young non-obese male patient with a personal history of renal multicystic dysplasia and a debut of diabetes during adolescence with simple hyperglycemia, negative pancreatic autoimmunity and detectable C-peptide levels...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664602/neurod1-deficient-diabetes-mody6-identification-of-the-first-cases-in-japanese-and-the-clinical-features
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Yukio Horikawa, Mayumi Enya, Hiroyo Mabe, Megumi Fukushima, Noriyuki Takubo, Masaaki Ohashi, Fuki Ikeda, Ken-Ichi Hashimoto, Hirotaka Watada, Jun Takeda
AIMS: Only a few families with neuronal differentiation 1 (NEUROD1)-deficient diabetes, currently designated as maturity-onset diabetes of the young 6 (MODY6), have been reported, but mostly in Caucasian, and no mutation has been identified by family-based screening in Japanese. Accordingly, the phenotypic details of the disease remain to be elucidated. METHODS: We examined a total of 275 subjects having diabetes suspected to be MODY who were negative for mutations in MODY1-5 referred from 155 medical institutions throughout Japan...
June 30, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642195/how-lipid-droplets-tag-along-glycerolipid-synthetic-enzymes-and-lipid-storage
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REVIEW
Huan Wang, Michael V Airola, Karen Reue
Triacylglycerols (TAG) serve as the predominant form of energy storage in mammalian cells, and TAG synthesis influences conditions such as obesity, fatty liver, and insulin resistance. In most tissues, the glycerol 3-phosphate pathway enzymes are responsible for TAG synthesis, and the regulation and function of these enzymes is therefore important for metabolic homeostasis. Here we review the sites and regulation of glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT), acylglycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (AGPAT), lipin/phosphatidic acid phosphatase (PAP), and diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) enzyme action...
June 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631899/dual-molecular-diagnosis-contributes-to-atypical-prader-willi-phenotype-in-monozygotic-twins
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Fernanda S Jehee, Valdirene T de Oliveira, Juliana Gurgel-Giannetti, Rafaella X Pietra, Fernando V M Rubatino, Natália V Carobin, Gabrielle S Vianna, Mariana L de Freitas, Karla S Fernandes, Beatriz S V Ribeiro, Hennie T Brüggenwirth, Roza Ali-Amin, Janson J White, Zeynep C Akdemir, Shalini N Jhangiani, Richard A Gibbs, James R Lupski, Monica C Varela, Célia Koiffmann, Carla Rosenberg, Cláudia M B Carvalho
We describe monozygotic twin girls with genetic variation at two separate loci resulting in a blended phenotype of Prader-Willi syndrome and Pitt-Hopkins syndrome. These girls were diagnosed in early infancy with Prader-Willi syndrome, but developed an atypical phenotype, with apparent intellectual deficiency and lack of obesity. Array-comparative genomic hybridization confirmed a de novo paternal deletion of the 15q11.2q13 region and exome sequencing identified a second mutational event in both girls, which was a novel variant c...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628399/polymorphisms-in-lep-and-lepr-genes-in-infants-correlation-with-serum-leptin-values-in-the-first-6-months-of-life
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Francesco Savino, Allegra Sardo, Paola Montanari, Ilaria Galliano, Liliana Di Stasio, Massimiliano Bergallo, Leandra Silvestro
OBJECTIVE: Because several studies indicate that polymorphisms in leptin (Lep) and leptin receptor (Lepr) genes play a central role in determining obesity, we analyzed 2 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Lep gene (Lep G2548A and A19G) and one in the Lepr gene (Lepr A668G) to verify the effect of the 3 SNPs on leptin concentrations in infancy. METHODS: We enrolled 80 healthy Caucasian infants under 6 months of age, who were genotyped for the 3 SNPs with amplification refractory mutation system-mismatch amplification mutation assay (ARMS-MAMA) real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624958/whole-exome-sequencing-identified-compound-heterozygous-variants-in-mmks-in-a-chinese-pedigree-with-bardet-biedl-syndrome
#10
Zhan Qi, Ying Shen, Qian Fu, Wei Li, Wei Yang, Wenshan Xu, Ping Chu, Yaxin Zhang, Hui Wang
Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by retinal dystrophy, polydactyly, obesity, developmental delay, and renal defects. At least 21 candidate BBS-associated genes (BBS1-19, NPHP1, and IFT172) have previously been identified, and all of them play important roles in ciliary function. Here, we collected a BBS pedigree with four members and performed whole-exome sequencing on the proband. The variants were analyzed and evaluated to confirm their pathogenicity. We found compound heterozygous variants (c...
June 14, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584627/mixed-leukocyte-cell-derived-chemotaxin-2-and-amyloid-a-renal-amyloidosis-in-a-kazakh-german-patient
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Vega A Gödecke, Christoph Röcken, Lars Steinmüller-Magin, Felix Nadrowitz, Susanne V Fleig, Hermann Haller, Annette D Wagner
Leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2 (LECT2)-related amyloidosis (ALECT2) constitutes a subtype of systemic amyloidosis affecting the kidney. This is the first case describing mixed ALECT2 and Amyloid A renal amyloidosis in a Kazakh-German patient. Genetic analysis shows a polymorphism in the LECT2 gene and a homozygous mutation in the SAA1 gene. Notably, our patient has a body mass index of 61 kg/m(2) and a pathological glucose tolerance test. ALECT2 was found in certain ethnic groups with a high incidence of diabetes...
April 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580850/-advances-in-the-pathogenesis-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#12
Alajos Pár, Gabriella Pár
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease is the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome, and the most common liver disease. Its more aggressive form is the non alcoholic steatohepatitis. Multiple genetic and environmental factors lead to the accumulation of triglicerides and the inflammatory cascade. High fat diet, obesity, adipocyte dysfunction with cytokine production, insulin resistance and increased lipolysis with free fatty acid flux into the liver - all are the drivers of liver cell injury. Activation of inflammasome by damage- or pathogen-associated molecular patterns results in "steril inflammation" and immune response, while the hepatic stellate cells and progenitor cells lead to fibrogenesis...
June 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580280/rasal2-deficiency-reduces-adipogenesis-and-occurrence-of-obesity-related-disorders
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Xiaoqiang Zhu, Simin Xie, Tian Xu, Xiaohui Wu, Min Han
OBJECTIVE: Identification of additional regulatory factors involved in the onset of obesity is important to understand the mechanisms underlying this prevailing disease and its associated metabolic disorders and to develop therapeutic strategies. Through isolation and analysis of a mutant, we aimed to uncover the function of a Ras-GAP gene, Rasal2 (Ras protein activator like 2), in the development of obesity and related metabolic disorders and to obtain valuable insights regarding the mechanism underlying the function...
June 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576871/steap4-its-emerging-role-in-metabolism-and-homeostasis-of-cellular-iron-and-copper
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Rachel T Scarl, C Martin Lawrence, Hannah M Gordon, Craig S Nunemaker
Preserving energy homeostasis in the presence of stressors such as proinflammatory cytokines and nutrient overload is crucial to maintaining normal cellular function. Six-transmembrane epithelial antigen of the prostate 4 (STEAP4), a metalloreductase involved in iron and copper homeostasis, is thought to play a potentially important role in the cellular response to inflammatory stress. Genome-wide association studies have linked various mutations in STEAP4 with the development of metabolic disorders such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573831/auditory-and-otologic-profile-of-alstr%C3%A3-m-syndrome-comprehensive-single-center-data-on-38-patients
#15
Spencer Lindsey, Carmen Brewer, Olga Stakhovskaya, Hung Jeffrey Kim, Chris Zalewski, Joy Bryant, Kelly A King, Jürgen K Naggert, William A Gahl, Jan D Marshall, Meral Gunay-Aygun
Alström syndrome (AS) is a rare autosomal recessive ciliopathy caused by mutations in the ALMS1 gene. Hallmark characteristics include childhood onset of severe retinal degeneration, sensorineural hearing loss, obesity, insulin-resistant diabetes, and cardiomyopathy. Here we comprehensively characterize the auditory and otologic manifestations in a prospective case series of 38 individuals, aged 1.7-37.9 years, with genetically confirmed AS. Hearing loss was preceded by retinal dystrophy in all cases, and had an average age of detection of 7...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559281/uridine-monophosphate-synthetase-enables-eukaryotic-de-novo-nad-biosynthesis-from-quinolinic-acid
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Melanie R McReynolds, Wenqing Wang, Lauren M Holleran, Wendy Hanna-Rose
NAD(+) biosynthesis is an attractive and promising therapeutic target for influencing health span and obesity-related phenotypes as well as tumor growth. Full and effective use of this target for therapeutic benefit requires a complete understanding of NAD(+) biosynthetic pathways. Here, we report a previously unrecognized role for a conserved phosphoribosyltransferase in NAD(+) biosynthesis. Because a required quinolinic acid phosphoribosyltransferase (QPRTase) is not encoded in its genome, Caenorhabditis elegans are reported to lack a de novo NAD(+) biosynthetic pathway...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525397/an-unusual-case-of-sudden-death-is-there-a-relationship-between-thyroid-disorders-and-fatal-pulmonary-thromboembolism-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Isabella Aquila, Silvia Boca, Fiorella Caputo, Matteo A Sacco, Santo Gratteri, Vittorio Fineschi, Pietrantonio Ricci
In adults, the most common cause of sudden death is coronary heart disease or defects in the cardiac conduction system; however, there are many cases of sudden death occurring from other causes such as fatal pulmonary thromboembolism. Several risk factors are recognized, including hospitalization, surgery, obesity, pregnancy, the use of oral contraceptives, traumatic fractures, and genetic conditions, which cause hypercoagulable states such as factor V Leiden mutations. Although many risk factors have been identified, the mortality rate is still high...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479386/obesity-risk-prediction-among-women-of-upper-egypt-the-impact-of-serum-vaspin-and-vaspin-rs2236242-gene-polymorphism
#18
Soad M Abdel Ghany, Ayat A Sayed, Sahar E M El-Deek, Hala M Elbadre, Marwa A Dahpy, Medhat A Saleh, Hanan Sharaf, Mohamed Hassan
BACKGROUND: Vaspin is an adipokine that is potentially linking obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes. AIM: The present study aimed to investigate the impact of vaspin rs2236242 gene polymorphism on the risk of obesity, diabetes, their metabolic traits, and serum vaspin levels in a sample of Upper Egyptian women. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 224 subjects, 112 obese (62 non diabetics, 50 diabetics) and 112 controls were included in this case control study...
May 4, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472148/genetic-analysis-of-single-minded-1-gene-in-early-onset-severely-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Daniela Stanikova, Marek Buzga, Patrik Krumpolec, Martina Skopkova, Martina Surova, Barbara Ukropcova, Lubica Ticha, Miroslava Petrasova, Dominika Gabcova, Miroslava Huckova, Lucie Piskorova, Jan Bozensky, Marian Mokan, Jozef Ukropec, Ivona Zavacka, Iwar Klimes, Juraj Stanik, Daniela Gasperikova
BACKGROUND: Inactivating mutations of the hypothalamic transcription factor singleminded1 (SIM1) have been shown as a cause of early-onset severe obesity. However, to date, the contribution of SIM1 mutations to the obesity phenotype has only been studied in a few populations. In this study, we screened the functional regions of SIM1 in severely obese children of Slovak and Moravian descent to determine if genetic variants within SIM1 may influence the development of obesity in these populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465145/energy-sensing-pathways-bridging-type-2-diabetes-and-colorectal-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Juhong Yang, Reiko Nishihara, Xuehong Zhang, Shuji Ogino, Zhi Rong Qian
The recently rapid increase of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus has caused great burden to our society. A positive association between type 2 diabetes and risk of colorectal cancer has been reported by increasing epidemiological studies. The molecular mechanism of this connection remains elusive. However, type 2 diabetes may result in abnormal carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, high levels of circulating insulin, insulin growth factor-1, and adipocytokines, as well as chronic inflammation. All these factors could lead to the alteration of energy sensing pathways such as the AMP activated kinase (PRKA), mechanistic (mammalian) target of rapamycin (mTOR), SIRT1, and autophagy signaling pathways...
July 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
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