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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683947/encephalocraniocutaneous-lipomatosis
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Abhishek Bavle, Rikin Shah, Naina Gross, Theresa Gavula, Alejandro Ruiz-Elizalde, Klaas Wierenga, Rene McNall-Knapp
A 5-year-old boy presented with worsening headaches for 3 months. On examination, he was found to have a hairless fatty tissue nevus of the scalp (nevus psiloliparus), subcutaneous soft tissue masses on the right side of his face, neck, mandible and right buttock and epibulbar dermoid of the right eye (choristoma) (Figs. 1A, B). Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large suprasellar mass, which was debulked and found to be a pilocytic astrocytoma. Testing was not performed for the BRAF/KIAA1549 fusion or BRAFV600E mutation...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674995/serum-steroid-ratio-profiles-in-prostate-cancer-a-new-diagnostic-tool-toward-a-personalized-medicine-approach
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Adriana Albini, Antonino Bruno, Barbara Bassani, Gioacchino D'Ambrosio, Giuseppe Pelosi, Paolo Consonni, Laura Castellani, Matteo Conti, Simone Cristoni, Douglas M Noonan
Background: Serum steroids are crucial molecules altered in prostate cancer (PCa). Mass spectrometry (MS) is currently the elected technology for the analysis of steroids in diverse biological samples. Steroids have complex biological pathways and stoichiometry and it is important to evaluate their quantitative ratio. MS applications to patient hormone profiling could lead to a diagnostic approach. Methods: Here, we employed the Surface Activated Chemical Ionization-Electrospray-NIST (SANIST) developed in our laboratories, to obtain quantitative serum steroid ratio relationship profiles with a machine learning Bayesian model to discriminate patients with PCa...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659143/rasopathies-are-associated-with-a-distinct-personality-profile
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Varoona Bizaoui, Jessica Gage, Rita Brar, Katherine A Rauen, Lauren A Weiss
Personality is a complex, yet partially heritable, trait. Although some Mendelian diseases like Williams-Beuren syndrome are associated with a particular personality profile, studies have failed to assign the personality features to a single gene or pathway. As a family of monogenic disorders caused by mutations in the Ras/MAPK pathway known to influence social behavior, RASopathies are likely to provide insight into the genetic basis of personality. Eighty subjects diagnosed with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome, Costello syndrome, neurofibromatosis type 1, and Noonan syndrome were assessed using a parent-report BFQ-C (Big Five Questionnaire for Children) evaluating agreeableness, extraversion, conscientiousness, intellect/openness, and neuroticism, along with 55 unaffected sibling controls...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576787/management-of-cardiovascular-disorders-in-patients-with-noonan-syndrome-a-case-report
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Mohammad Rafie Khorgami, Maryam Moradian, Negar Omidi, Mohammad Yousef Aarabi Moghadam
The Noonan syndrome is a rare disorder, one of whose major complications is cardiovascular involvement. A wide spectrum of congenital heart diseases has been observed in this syndrome. The most common cardiac disorder is pulmonary valve stenosis, which has a progressive nature. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is less common, but its morbidity and mortality rates are high. We herein introduce a 12-year-old boy with the typical findings of the Noonan syndrome. His symptoms began from infancy, and there was a gradual exacerbation in his respiratory and cardiac manifestations with age...
October 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559584/gain-of-function-mutations-in-the-gene-encoding-the-tyrosine-phosphatase-shp2-induce-hydrocephalus-in-a-catalytically-dependent-manner
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Hong Zheng, Wen-Mei Yu, Ronald R Waclaw, Maria I Kontaridis, Benjamin G Neel, Cheng-Kui Qu
Catalytically activating mutations in Ptpn11 , which encodes the protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP2, cause 50% of Noonan syndrome (NS) cases, whereas inactivating mutations in Ptpn11 are responsible for nearly all cases of the similar, but distinct, developmental disorder Noonan syndrome with multiple lentigines (NSML; formerly called LEOPARD syndrome). However, both types of disease mutations are gain-of-function mutations because they cause SHP2 to constitutively adopt an open conformation. We found that the catalytic activity of SHP2 was required for the pathogenic effects of gain-of-function, disease-associated mutations on the development of hydrocephalus in the mouse...
March 20, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557107/array-comparative-genomic-hybridization-as-the-first-line-investigation-for-neonates-with-congenital-heart-disease-experience-in-a-single-tertiary-center
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Bo Geum Choi, Su Kyung Hwang, Jung Eun Kwon, Yeo Hyang Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of verifying genetic abnormalities using array comparative genomic hybridization (a-CGH) immediately after diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: Among neonates under the age of 28 days who underwent echocardiography from January 1, 2014 to April 30, 2016, neonates whose chromosomal and genomic abnormalities were tested using a-CGH in cases of an abnormal finding on echocardiography were enrolled...
March 2018: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538527/genetic-syndromes-associated-with-congenital-cardiac-defects-and-ophthalmologic-changes-systematization-for-diagnosis-in-the-clinical-practice
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Priscila H A Oliveira, Beatriz S Souza, Eimi N Pacheco, Michele S Menegazzo, Ivan S Corrêa, Paulo R G Zen, Rafael F M Rosa, Claudia C Cesa, Lucia C Pellanda, Manuel A P Vilela
BACKGROUND: Numerous genetic syndromes associated with heart disease and ocular manifestations have been described. However, a compilation and a summarization of these syndromes for better consultation and comparison have not been performed yet. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work is to systematize available evidence in the literature on different syndromes that may cause congenital heart diseases associated with ocular changes, focusing on the types of anatomical and functional changes...
January 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469822/autosomal-recessive-noonan-syndrome-associated-with-biallelic-lztr1-variants
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Jennifer J Johnston, Jasper J van der Smagt, Jill A Rosenfeld, Alistair T Pagnamenta, Abdulrahman Alswaid, Eva H Baker, Edward Blair, Guntram Borck, Julia Brinkmann, William Craigen, Vu Chi Dung, Lisa Emrick, David B Everman, Koen L van Gassen, Suleyman Gulsuner, Margaret H Harr, Mahim Jain, Alma Kuechler, Kathleen A Leppig, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Ngoc Thi Bich Can, Amir Peleg, Elizabeth R Roeder, R Curtis Rogers, Lena Sagi-Dain, Julie C Sapp, Alejandro A Schäffer, Denny Schanze, Helen Stewart, Jenny C Taylor, Nienke E Verbeek, Magdalena A Walkiewicz, Elaine H Zackai, Christiane Zweier, Martin Zenker, Brendan Lee, Leslie G Biesecker
PurposeTo characterize the molecular genetics of autosomal recessive Noonan syndrome.MethodsFamilies underwent phenotyping for features of Noonan syndrome in children and their parents. Two multiplex families underwent linkage analysis. Exome, genome, or multigene panel sequencing was used to identify variants. The molecular consequences of observed splice variants were evaluated by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction.ResultsTwelve families with a total of 23 affected children with features of Noonan syndrome were evaluated...
February 22, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301918/ers-ats-workshop-report-on-respiratory-health-effects-of-household-air-pollution
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Akshay Sood, Nour A Assad, Peter J Barnes, Andrew Churg, Stephen B Gordon, Kevin S Harrod, Hammad Irshad, Om P Kurmi, William J Martin, Paula Meek, Kevin Mortimer, Curtis W Noonan, Rogelio Perez-Padilla, Kirk R Smith, Yohannes Tesfaigzi, Tony Ward, John Balmes
Exposure to household air pollution (HAP) from solid fuel combustion affects almost half of the world population. Adverse respiratory outcomes such as respiratory infections, impaired lung growth and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have been linked to HAP exposure. Solid fuel smoke is a heterogeneous mixture of various gases and particulates. Cell culture and animal studies with controlled exposure conditions and genetic homogeneity provide important insights into HAP mechanisms. Impaired bacterial phagocytosis in exposed human alveolar macrophages possibly mediates several HAP-related health effects...
January 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301184/development-of-disease-specific-growth-charts-in-turner-syndrome-and-noonan-syndrome
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REVIEW
Tsuyoshi Isojima, Susumu Yokoya
Many congenital diseases are associated with growth failure, and patients with these diseases have specific growth patterns. As the growth patterns of affected individuals differ from those of normal populations, it is challenging to detect additional conditions that can influence growth using standard growth charts. Disease-specific growth charts are thus very useful tools and can be helpful for understanding the growth pattern and pathogenesis of congenital diseases. In addition, disease-specific growth charts allow doctors to detect deviations from the usual growth patterns for early diagnosis of an additional condition and can be used to evaluate the effects of growth-promoting treatment for patients...
December 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279013/novel-approaches-to-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-juvenile-myelomonocytic-leukemia
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Franco Locatelli, Mattia Algeri, Pietro Merli, Luisa Strocchio
Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is a clonal hematopoietic disorder of infancy/early childhood, resulting from oncogenic mutations in genes involved in the Ras pathway. As JMML often exhibits an aggressive course, the timing of diagnosis and treatment is critical to outcome. Areas covered: This review summarizes current approaches to diagnosis and treatment of JMML, highlighting most recent insights into genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying the disease, and providing an overview of novel potential therapeutic strategies...
February 2018: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259247/ras-pathway-mutation-patterns-define-epigenetic-subclasses-in-juvenile-myelomonocytic-leukemia
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Daniel B Lipka, Tania Witte, Reka Toth, Jing Yang, Manuel Wiesenfarth, Peter Nöllke, Alexandra Fischer, David Brocks, Zuguang Gu, Jeongbin Park, Brigitte Strahm, Marcin Wlodarski, Ayami Yoshimi, Rainer Claus, Michael Lübbert, Hauke Busch, Melanie Boerries, Mark Hartmann, Maximilian Schönung, Umut Kilik, Jens Langstein, Justyna A Wierzbinska, Caroline Pabst, Swati Garg, Albert Catalá, Barbara De Moerloose, Michael Dworzak, Henrik Hasle, Franco Locatelli, Riccardo Masetti, Markus Schmugge, Owen Smith, Jan Stary, Marek Ussowicz, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, Yassen Assenov, Matthias Schlesner, Charlotte Niemeyer, Christian Flotho, Christoph Plass
Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is an aggressive myeloproliferative disorder of early childhood characterized by mutations activating RAS signaling. Established clinical and genetic markers fail to fully recapitulate the clinical and biological heterogeneity of this disease. Here we report DNA methylome analysis and mutation profiling of 167 JMML samples. We identify three JMML subgroups with unique molecular and clinical characteristics. The high methylation group (HM) is characterized by somatic PTPN11 mutations and poor clinical outcome...
December 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246675/-doubling-up-on-produce-at-detroit-farmers-markets-patterns-and-correlates-of-use-of-a-healthy-food-incentive
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Alicia J Cohen, Laurie L Lachance, Caroline R Richardson, Elham Mahmoudi, Jason D Buxbaum, George K Noonan, Ellen C Murphy, Dana N Roberson, Oran B Hesterman, Michele Heisler, Suzanna M Zick
INTRODUCTION: Federal food assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) help address food insecurity, yet many participants still struggle to afford nutritionally adequate foods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has committed $100 million to the expansion and evaluation of SNAP healthy food incentives, which match SNAP funds spent on produce. However, little is known about who uses SNAP incentives or how often they are used. This study examines patterns and correlates of use of the SNAP incentive Double Up Food Bucks at all eight participating Detroit farmers markets during 2012-2013...
February 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214238/redox-regulation-of-a-gain-of-function-mutation-n308d-in-shp2-noonan-syndrome
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Luciana E S F Machado, David A Critton, Rebecca Page, Wolfgang Peti
SHP2 (Src homology 2 domain-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase 2; PTPN11) is a ubiquitous multidomain, nonreceptor protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP) that plays an important role in diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and Noonan syndrome (NS). NS is one of the most common genetic disorders associated with congenital heart disease, and approximately half of the patients with Noonan syndrome have gain-of-function mutations in SHP2. One of the most common NS mutations is N308D. The activity of SHP2, like that of most PTPs, is reversibly inactivated by reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
November 30, 2017: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211371/-primary-lymphedema
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Michèle Depairon, Claudia Lessert, Didier Tomson, Lucia Mazzolai
Characterized by an aplasia, hypoplasia or dysplasia of the lymphatic network, the primary lymphedema takes part of rare diseases. If 10 % of cases are congenital, the majority of them are detected before 35 years, most of the time due to an intercurrent event suh as a sprain or an infection. Although rarer, some primaries lymphedemas are family forms such the syndromes of Milroy and Meige. The primary lymphedema can also be a part of more complex malformative diseases such as Klinefelter, Turner or Noonan syndromes...
December 6, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200190/libby-amphibole-disease-pulmonary-function-and-ct-abnormalities-in-vermiculite-miners
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Albert Miller, Jaime Szeinuk, Curtis W Noonan, Claudia I Henschke, Jean Pfau, Brad Black, David F Yankelevitz, Mingzhu Liang, Ying Liu, Rowena Yip, Tracy McNew, Laura Linker, Raja Flores
OBJECTIVE: This article describes radiologic and pulmonary function findings among miners exposed to Libby amphibole. Computed tomography (CT) permits the detection of the characteristic thin, lamellar pleural thickening (LPT). METHODS: Individuals who worked at the mine for a minimum of 6 months had chest CT and pulmonary function tests. RESULTS: Pleural thickening was noted in 223 (87%) of the 256 miners, parenchymal abnormalities in 49 (19%)...
February 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189573/quality-of-life-and-health-utility-scores-among-canadian-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-patients-a-national-cross-sectional-study
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Christian Iorio-Morin, Vanessa K Noonan, Barry White, Luc Noreau, Jean Leblond, Frédéric S Dumont, Brian K Kwon, Marcel F Dvorak, Nicolas Dea
STUDY DESIGN: National, multicenter, cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to provide overall quality of life (QOL) and health utility (HU) values for patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) stratified by injury level and neurological status. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Traumatic SCI is a leading cause of disability. Varying injury level and severity generate a spectrum of neurological dysfunction and reduction in long-term QOL...
November 17, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170230/molecular-and-cellular-reorganization-of-neural-circuits-in-the-human-lineage
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André M M Sousa, Ying Zhu, Mary Ann Raghanti, Robert R Kitchen, Marco Onorati, Andrew T N Tebbenkamp, Bernardo Stutz, Kyle A Meyer, Mingfeng Li, Yuka Imamura Kawasawa, Fuchen Liu, Raquel Garcia Perez, Marta Mele, Tiago Carvalho, Mario Skarica, Forrest O Gulden, Mihovil Pletikos, Akemi Shibata, Alexa R Stephenson, Melissa K Edler, John J Ely, John D Elsworth, Tamas L Horvath, Patrick R Hof, Thomas M Hyde, Joel E Kleinman, Daniel R Weinberger, Mark Reimers, Richard P Lifton, Shrikant M Mane, James P Noonan, Matthew W State, Ed S Lein, James A Knowles, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Chet C Sherwood, Mark B Gerstein, Nenad Sestan
To better understand the molecular and cellular differences in brain organization between human and nonhuman primates, we performed transcriptome sequencing of 16 regions of adult human, chimpanzee, and macaque brains. Integration with human single-cell transcriptomic data revealed global, regional, and cell-type-specific species expression differences in genes representing distinct functional categories. We validated and further characterized the human specificity of genes enriched in distinct cell types through histological and functional analyses, including rare subpallial-derived interneurons expressing dopamine biosynthesis genes enriched in the human striatum and absent in the nonhuman African ape neocortex...
November 24, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165300/foxi2-a-possible-gene-contributing-to-ectodermal-dysplasia
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Mazen Kurban, Savo Bou Zeineddine, Lamiaa Hamie, Remi Safi, Ossama Abbas, Abdul Ghani Kibbi, Fadi Bitar, Georges Nemer
Cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome (CFC), Noonan syndrome (NS), and Costello syndrome are a group of diseases that belong to the RASopathies. The syndromes share clinical features making diagnosis a challenge. To investigate the phenotype and genotype of a 10-year-old Iraqi girl with overlapping features of CFC, NS, and Costello syndromes, with additional features of ectodermal dysplasia. DNA was examined by exome sequencing and protein expression by immunohistochemistry. Exome sequencing identified a mutation in the SOS1 gene and a de novo deletion in the FOXI2 gene which was neither present in the international databases, nor in 400 chromosomes from the same population...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120925/noonan-syndrome-an-update-on-growth-and-development
#20
Armelle Yart, Thomas Edouard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an update on recent developments on Noonan syndrome with a special focus on endocrinology, bone, and metabolism aspects. The key issues still to be resolved and the future therapeutic perspectives will be discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: The discovery of the molecular genetic causes of Noonan syndrome and Noonan-syndrome-related disorders has permitted us to better understand the mechanisms underlying the different symptoms of these diseases and to establish genotype-phenotype correlations (in growth patterns for example)...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
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