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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915118/delayed-diagnosis-of-proopiomelanocortin-pomc-deficiency-with-type-1-diabetes-in-a-9-year-old-girl-and-her-infant-sibling
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Elif Ozsu, Allison Bahm
BACKGROUND: Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) protein, encoded by the POMC gene, is the precursor of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) that is released from the anterior pituitary gland. Homozygous mutations in the POMC gene is associated with hyperphagia, severe and early-onset obesity, adrenal insufficiency, hypopigmentation of the skin and red hair. CASE PRESENTATION: A 9-year-old girl from a consanguineous family of Iraqi origin was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895539/frequency-and-clinical-and-molecular-aspects-of-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-an-endocrinology-unit-in-ciudad-bol%C3%A3-var-venezuela
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Marcos M Lima-Martínez, Mariela Paoli, Alejandra Vázquez-Cárdenas, María Teresa Magaña-Torres, Ornella Guevara, María Carolina Muñoz, Alberto Parrilla-Alvarez, Yuliangelys Márquez, Ana Medeiros, Mafalda Bourbon
OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency and the clinical, biochemical, and molecular aspects of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in subjects attending an endocrinology unit. METHODS: An observational, descriptive study evaluating 3,140 subjects attending the endocrinology unit of Centro Médico Orinoco in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela, from 7 January 2013 to 9 December 2016. The index cases were selected using the Dutch Lipid Clinic Network criteria. Plasma lipid levels were measured, and a molecular analysis was performed by DNA sequencing of the LDLR and APOB genes...
October 2017: Endocrinología, diabetes y nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889026/gnas-mutations-and-heterotopic-ossification
#3
Murat Bastepe
GNAS is a complex imprinted gene encoding the alpha-subunit of the stimulatory heterotrimeric G protein (Gsα). GNAS gives rise to additional gene products that exhibit exclusively maternal or paternal expression, such as XLαs, a large variant of Gsα that shows exclusively paternal expression and is partly identical to the latter. Gsα itself is expressed biallelically in most tissues, although the expression occurs predominantly from the maternal allele in a small set of tissues, such as renal proximal tubules...
September 6, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886117/incidence-of-pancreatic-cancer-is-dramatically-increased-by-a-high-fat-high-calorie-diet-in-krasg12d-mice
#4
Hui-Hua Chang, Aune Moro, Kazuki Takakura, Hsin-Yuan Su, Allen Mo, Masako Nakanishi, Richard T Waldron, Samuel W French, David W Dawson, O Joe Hines, Gang Li, Vay Liang W Go, James Sinnett-Smith, Stephen J Pandol, Aurelia Lugea, Anna S Gukovskaya, Michael O Duff, Daniel W Rosenberg, Enrique Rozengurt, Guido Eibl
Epidemiologic data has linked obesity to a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. To allow for detailed mechanistic studies in a relevant model mimicking diet-induced obesity and pancreatic cancer, a high-fat, high-calorie diet (HFCD) was given to P48+/Cre;LSL-KRASG12D (KC) mice carrying a pancreas-specific oncogenic Kras mutation. The mice were randomly allocated to a HFCD or control diet (CD). Cohorts were sacrificed at 3, 6, and 9 months and tissues were harvested for further analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884028/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-a-rare-manifestation-of-alport-syndrome
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Amornpol Anuwatworn, Prince Sethi, Kelly Steffen, Orvar Jonsson, Marian Petrasko
Alport syndrome (AS) is a genetic disorder due to inheritance of genetic mutations which lead to production of abnormal type IV collagen. AS has been associated with renal, auditory, and ocular diseases due to the presence of abnormal alpha chains of type IV collagen in the glomerulus, cochlea, cornea, lens, and retina. The resulting disorder includes hereditary nephritis, corneal opacities, anterior lenticonus, fleck retinopathy, temporal retinal thinning, and sensorineural deafness. Aortic and aortic valve pathologies have been described as extrarenal manifestations of AS in multiple case reports...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868092/the-spectrum-of-familial-hypercholesterolemia-fh-in-saudi-arabia-prime-time-for-patient-fh-registry
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REVIEW
Faisal Alallaf, Fatima Amanullah H Nazar, Majed Alnefaie, Adel Almaymuni, Omran Mohammed Rashidi, Khalid Alhabib, Fahad Alnouri, Mohamed-Nabil Alama, Mohammad Athar, Zuhier Awan
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a life-threatening inherited condition. Untreated patients have the risk to develop raised plasma levels of cholesterol, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD). If diagnosed and treated early in life, the pathological consequences due to atherosclerosis could be avoided and patients with FH can have an anticipated normal life. Mounting evidence suggests that FH is underdiagnosed and undertreated in all populations. The underlying molecular basis of FH is the presence of mutations in one or more genes in the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), apolipoprotein B (APOB) or proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9)...
2017: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857123/evaluation-of-a-role-for-npy-and-npy2r-in-the-pathogenesis-of-obesity-by-mutation-and-copy-number-variation-analysis-in-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Evi Aerts, Ellen Geets, Laure Sorber, Sigri Beckers, An Verrijken, Guy Massa, Kim Van Hoorenbeeck, Stijn L Verhulst, Luc F Van Gaal, Wim Van Hul
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) and its G protein-coupled NPY Y2 Receptor (NPY2R) are highly expressed in orexigenic NPY/Agouti-related peptide neurons within the arcuate nucleus, a major integrator of appetite control in the hypothalamus. As NPY and NPY2R are interesting candidate genes for obesity, we hypothesized that a genetic variation in these genes might be implicated in the pathogenesis of obesity. In the first part of this study, we performed a mutation analysis of the coding region of NPY and NPY2R with high-resolution melting curve analysis...
August 31, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854265/zinc-transporter-zip13-suppresses-beige-adipocyte-biogenesis-and-energy-expenditure-by-regulating-c-ebp-%C3%AE-expression
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Ayako Fukunaka, Toshiyuki Fukada, Jinhyuk Bhin, Luka Suzuki, Takamasa Tsuzuki, Yuri Takamine, Bum-Ho Bin, Toshinori Yoshihara, Noriko Ichinoseki-Sekine, Hisashi Naito, Takeshi Miyatsuka, Shinzaburo Takamiya, Tsutomu Sasaki, Takeshi Inagaki, Tadahiro Kitamura, Shingo Kajimura, Hirotaka Watada, Yoshio Fujitani
Given the relevance of beige adipocytes in adult humans, a better understanding of the molecular circuits involved in beige adipocyte biogenesis has provided new insight into human brown adipocyte biology. Genetic mutations in SLC39A13/ZIP13, a member of zinc transporter family, are known to reduce adipose tissue mass in humans; however, the underlying mechanisms remains unknown. Here, we demonstrate that the Zip13-deficient mouse shows enhanced beige adipocyte biogenesis and energy expenditure, and shows ameliorated diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance...
August 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831160/genetics-of-body-fat-mass-and-related-traits-in-a-pig-population-selected-for-leanness
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Henry Reyer, Patrick F Varley, Eduard Murani, Siriluck Ponsuksili, Klaus Wimmers
Obesity is characterized as the excessive accumulation of body fat and has a complex genetic foundation in humans including monogenic high-risk mutations and polygenic contributions. Domestic pigs represent a valuable model on an obesity-promoting high-caloric diet while constantly evaluated for body characteristics. As such, we investigated the genetics of obesity-related traits, comprising subcutaneous fat thickness, lean mass percentage, and growth rate, in a pig population. We conducted genome-wide association analyses using an integrative approach of single-marker regression models and multi-marker Bayesian analyses...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735903/genetics-of-non-syndromic-childhood-obesity-and-the-use-of-high-throughput-dna-sequencing-technologies
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REVIEW
Ana Carolina Proença da Fonseca, Claudio Mastronardi, Angad Johar, Mauricio Arcos-Burgos, Gilberto Paz-Filho
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is a serious public health problem associated with the development of several chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. The elevated prevalence of obesity is mostly due to inadequate diet and lifestyle, but it is also influenced by genetic factors. OBJECTIVES: To review recent advances in the field of the genetics of obesity. We summarize the list of genes associated with the rare non-syndromic forms of obesity, and explain their function...
October 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
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
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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
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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
#16
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
#17
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 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631899/dual-molecular-diagnosis-contributes-to-atypical-prader-willi-phenotype-in-monozygotic-twins
#18
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...
September 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
#20
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
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