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Ercan Mıhçı, Banu Güzel Nur, Sibel Berker-Karaüzüm, Aygen Yılmaz, Reha Artan
Celiac disease is an autoimmune, gastrointestinal disorder characterized by intolerance to the dietary grain protein gluten. An increased prevalence of celiac disease has been reported in Down syndrome and Turner syndrome, but there has been only few previous reports with respect to the association of celiac disease in Williams-Beuren syndrome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of celiac disease in our 24 Williams-Beuren syndrome patients. Gastrointestinal problems and celiac disease symptoms of patients were noted...
November 2015: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Elham Abbas, Devin M Cox, Teri Smith, Merlin G Butler
We report a 14-year-old adolescent girl with selective mutism (SM) and a 7q11.23 microduplication detected by chromosomal microarray (CMA) analysis and reviewed the literature from 18 published clinical reports. Our patient had specific phobias, SM, extreme anxiety, obesity, cutis marmorata, and a round appearing face with a short neck and over folded ears. We reviewed the published clinical, cognitive, behavioral, and cytogenetic findings grouped by speech and language delay, growth and development, craniofacial, clinical, and behavior and cognitive features due to the 7q11...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
Beth A Earhart, Marian E Williams, Irina Zamora, Linda Marie Randolph, Jodie K Votava-Smith, Stephanie N Marcy
Duplication 7q11.23 syndrome is the reciprocal of Williams-Beuren deletion syndrome. Studies have reported a recognizable phenotype, including autism, intellectual disability, speech, and language delay, social anxiety, and behavioral difficulties in these individuals. Previous studies revealed a variety of craniofacial abnormalities, brain malformations, and cardiac abnormalities, including aortic dilation. This patient series evaluates five family members aged 2 months to 35 years, all with confirmed 7q11...
September 12, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Bernt Popp, Regina Trollmann, Christian Büttner, Almuth Caliebe, Christian T Thiel, Ulrike Hüffmeier, André Reis, Christiane Zweier
Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) is a relatively common, clinically recognizable microdeletion syndrome. In most cases the typical heterozygous deletion of 1.5 Mb on chromosome 7q11.23 spanning about 26 genes can be identified. Also some larger or smaller atypical deletions have been reported and associated with additional or atypical phenotypic aspects. We report on an individual with typical WBS due to the common deletion and with refractory infantile spasms. Using trio-exome sequencing, we identified a de novo truncating variant c...
October 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Sampat Sindhar, Michael Lugo, Mark D Levin, Joshua R Danback, Benjamin D Brink, Eric Yu, Dennis J Dietzen, Amy L Clark, Carolyn A Purgert, Jessica L Waxler, Robert W Elder, Barbara R Pober, Beth A Kozel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the timing, trajectory, and implications of hypercalcemia in Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) through a multicenter retrospective study. STUDY DESIGN: Data on plasma calcium levels from 232 subjects with WBS aged 0-67.1 years were compared with that in controls and also with available normative data. Association testing was used to identify relevant comorbidities. RESULTS: On average, individuals with WBS had higher plasma calcium levels than controls, but 86...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
I R Hussein, A Magbooli, E Huwait, A Chaudhary, R Bader, M Gari, F Ashgan, M Alquaiti, A Abuzenadah, M AlQahtani
BACKGROUND: Williams-Beuren Syndrome (WBS) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by dysmorphic features, cardiovascular defects, cognitive deficits and developmental delay. WBS is caused by a segmental aneuploidy of chromosome 7 due to heterozygous deletion of contiguous genes at the long arm of chromosome 7q11.23. We aimed to apply array-CGH technique for the detection of copy number variants in suspected WBS patients and to determine the size of the deleted segment at chromosome 7q11...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
Cristina Borralleras, Susana Mato, Thierry Amédée, Carlos Matute, Christophe Mulle, Luis A Pérez-Jurado, Victoria Campuzano
Mice heterozygous for a complete deletion (CD) equivalent to the most common deletion found in individuals with Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) recapitulate relevant features of the neurocognitive phenotype, such as hypersociability, along with some neuroanatomical alterations in specific brain areas. However, the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying these phenotypes still remain largely unknown. We have studied the synaptic function and cognition in CD mice using hippocampal slices and a behavioral test sensitive to hippocampal function...
2016: Molecular Brain
Jiao Li, Juan Du, Huayu Fu, Jin Wang, Zhou Yu
OBJECTIVE: To apply single nucleotide polymorphism array (SNP-array) for the diagnosis of Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) in a patient. METHODS: Chromosome G-banding and SNP-array were used to analyze a girl featuring mental retardation. RESULTS: The karyotypes of the child and her parents were all normal, but SNP-array showed a 1.9 Mb deletion at 7q11.23 in the patient. The same deletion was not found in her parents. CONCLUSION: The mental retardation and special facies of the girl were probably due to the 7q11...
August 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
Yan Liu, Shu-Qing Wang, Yue-Hong Long, Su Chen, Yu-Feng Li, Jing-Hua Zhang
It remains unclear how the signals of mutant KRASG12 in the transformed cells spread to the surrounding non-mutated cells and changes the microenvironment to promote tumor formation. We identified that Williams-Beuren syndrome transcription factor (WSTF), a non-secretory protein, was released in complex with secretory protein-neuregulin-3 (NRG3). The KRASG12 mutant activates the transcription of NRG3. The WSTF/NRG3 in extracellular space could activate oncogenic pathways in normal colon cells carrying wild type KRAS and endow them with the ability to express NRG3 and release WSTF/NRG3...
July 16, 2016: Oncotarget
Gregory J Latham, Faith J Ross, Michael J Eisses, Michael J Richards, Jeremy M Geiduschek, Denise C Joffe
BACKGROUND: Children with elastin arteriopathy (EA), the majority of whom have Williams-Beuren syndrome, are at high risk for sudden death. Case reports suggest that the risk of perioperative cardiac arrest and death is high, but none have reported the frequency or risk factors for morbidity and mortality in an entire cohort of children with EA undergoing anesthesia. AIM: The aim of this study was to present one institution's rate of morbidity and mortality in all children with EA undergoing anesthesia and to examine patient characteristics that pose the greatest risk...
September 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Stefano Stagi, Cristina Manoni, Perla Scalini, Francesco Chiarelli, Alberto Verrotti, Cecilia Cecchi, Elisabetta Lapi, Sabrina Giglio, Silvia Romano, Maurizio de Martino
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate bone mineral status and metabolism in a cohort of patients with Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS). PATIENTS: Thirty-one children (15 females, 16 males; mean age 9.6±2.74 years) and 10 young adults (6 females, 4 males; mean age 21.4±5.11 years) with WBS were cross-sectionally evaluated and compared with two age-, sex-, and body-size-matched paediatric (155 subjects, 75 females and 80 males; mean age 9.7±2.93 years) and adult (50 subjects, 30 females and 20 males; mean age 22...
July 11, 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Andrea Heinz, Angela C Mora Huertas, Christoph U Schräder, Rainer Pankau, Angela Gosch, Christian E H Schmelzer
Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) is a congenital disorder, which involves the heterozygous deletion of the elastin gene and other genes on chromosome 7. Clinical symptoms that are associated with hemizygosity of the essential extracellular matrix protein elastin include premature aging of the skin and supravalvular aortic stenosis. However, only little is known about the molecular basis of structural abnormalities in the connective tissue of WBS patients. Therefore, for the first time this study aimed to systematically characterize and compare the structure and amount of elastin present in skin and aortic tissue from WBS patients and healthy individuals...
July 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Susan M Corley, Cesar P Canales, Paulina Carmona-Mora, Veronica Mendoza-Reinosa, Annemiek Beverdam, Edna C Hardeman, Marc R Wilkins, Stephen J Palmer
BACKGROUND: Williams-Beuren Syndrome (WBS) is a genetic disorder associated with multisystemic abnormalities, including craniofacial dysmorphology and cognitive defects. It is caused by a hemizygous microdeletion involving up to 28 genes in chromosome 7q11.23. Genotype/phenotype analysis of atypical microdeletions implicates two evolutionary-related transcription factors, GTF2I and GTF2IRD1, as prime candidates for the cause of the facial dysmorphology. RESULTS: Using a targeted Gtf2ird1 knockout mouse, we employed massively-parallel sequencing of mRNA (RNA-Seq) to understand changes in the transcriptional landscape associated with inactivation of Gtf2ird1 in lip tissue...
2016: BMC Genomics
Yongliang Huo, Timothy Su, Qiuyin Cai, Ian G Macara
The broad implementation of precision medicine in cancer is impeded by the lack of a complete inventory of the genes involved in tumorigenesis. We performed in vivo screening of ∼1,000 genes that are associated with signaling for positive roles in breast cancer, using lentiviral expression vectors in primary MMTV-ErbB2 mammary tissue. Gain of function of five genes, including RET, GTF2IRD1, ADORA1, LARS2, and DPP8, significantly promoted mammary tumor growth. We further studied one tumor-promoting gene, the transcription factor GTF2IRD1...
June 7, 2016: Cell Reports
Victor Botnaru, Doina Rusu, Oxana Munteanu
Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) is a rare genetic disease with a distinctive constellation of clinical findings. The disease can be diagnosed clinically by a recognizable pattern of malformations, including cardiovascular malformations, a characteristic facial dysmorphism, as well as neurological and cognitive features. We present the case of a 23-years-old woman repeatedly admitted to Pulmonology Clinic for massive hemoptysis. Diagnosis of Williams-Beuren syndrome was revealed by clinical findings and confirmed by CT-angiography data of cardiovascular malformations and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) genetic test...
January 2016: Pneumologia: Revista Societății Române de Pneumologie
Hicham Sator, Fatima Ezzahra Rhouni, Ibitihale Benjouad, Fatima Ezzahra Rhouni, Ibitihale Benjouad, Rachida Dafiri, Latifa Chat
The Williams-Beuren syndrome is a rare genetic disease. It combines classically specific facial dysmorphism, cardiovascular malformations and specific neuropsychological profile. We report three cases of Williams-Beuren syndrome in children with particular emphasis on vascular abnormalities observed on CT angiography and MR angiography.
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Nathália Bordeira Chagas, Victor Hugo Maion, Lucimar Retto da Silva de Avó, Euclides Matheucci Júnior, Michel Antonio Kiyota Moutinho, Débora G Melo, Carla Maria Ramos Germano
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April 25, 2016: Clinical Dysmorphology
Yoon-Myung Kim, Ja Hyang Cho, Eungu Kang, Gu-Hwan Kim, Eul-Ju Seo, Beom Hee Lee, Jin-Ho Choi, Han-Wook Yoo
PURPOSE: Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) is caused by a hemizygous microdeletion of chromosome 7q11.23 and is characterized by global cognitive impairment, dysmorphic facial features, and supravalvular aortic stenosis. Endocrine dysfunctions have been reported in patients with WBS. This study was performed to investigate the frequency, clinical features, and outcomes of endocrine dysfunctions in children with WBS. METHODS: One hundred two patients were included. The diagnosis was confirmed by chromosome analysis and fluorescent in situ hybridization...
March 2016: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
Shruthi Mohan, Sheela Nampoothiri, Dhanya Yesodharan, Vettriselvi Venkatesan, Teena Koshy, Solomon F D Paul, Venkatachalam Perumal
BACKGROUND: Microdeletions of the 7q11.23 Williams-Beuren syndrome chromosome region (WBSCR) are reported with a frequency of 1 in 10,000, whereas microduplications of the region, although expected to occur at the same frequency, are not widely reported. METHOD: We evaluated a 9-year old Omani boy for idiopathic intellectual disability using genetic methods, including multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), for detection of microdeletions (P064-B3)...
May 2016: Laboratory Medicine
Celeste Leung, Zhengping Jia
Over the past three decades, genetic manipulations in mice have been used in neuroscience as a major approach to investigate the in vivo function of genes and their alterations. In particular, gene targeting techniques using embryonic stem cells have revolutionized the field of mammalian genetics and have been at the forefront in the generation of numerous mouse models of human brain disorders. In this review, we will first examine childhood developmental disorders such as autism, intellectual disability, Fragile X syndrome, and Williams-Beuren syndrome...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
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