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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446132/pcsk5-is-required-in-the-early-cranio-cardiac-mesoderm-for-heart-development
#1
Dorota Szumska, Milena Cioroch, Angela Keeling, Annik Prat, Nabil G Seidah, Shoumo Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: Loss of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 5 (Pcsk5) results in multiple developmental anomalies including cardiac malformations, caudal regression, pre-sacral mass, renal agenesis, anteroposterior patterning defects, and tracheo-oesophageal and anorectal malformations, and is a model for VACTERL/caudal regression/Currarino syndromes (VACTERL association - Vertebral anomalies, Anal atresia, Cardiac defects, Tracheoesophageal fistula and/or Esophageal atresia, Renal & Radial anomalies and Limb defects)...
April 26, 2017: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436679/cited2-mutations-in-conserved-regions-contribute-to-conotruncal-heart-defects-in-chinese-children
#2
Bojian Li, Tian Pu, Yang Liu, Yuejuan Xu, Rang Xu
Conotruncal heart defects (CTDs) are severe malformations of outflow tract with heterogeneous morphology. Several missense variants of CITED2 have been identified to cause CTDs in recent researches. In this study, we screened the coding regions of CITED2 in 605 Chinese children with CTDs and found two possible pathogenic mutant sites: p.Q117L and p.T257A, both located in the conserved regions of CITED2. Then, we investigated the biological and functional alterations of them. Western blotting showed low level of protein expression of mutant Q117 and T257A compared with wild-type CITED2...
April 24, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434922/association-of-autoimmune-thyroiditis-and-celiac-disease-with-juvenile-polyposis-due-to-10q23-1q23-31-deletion-potential-role-of-pi3k-akt-pathway-dysregulation
#3
Federica Guaraldi, Giovanni Di Nardo, Luigi Tarani, Luca Bertelli, Francesco Claudio Susca, Rosanna Bagnulo, Nicoletta Resta
Juvenile Polyposis (JP) is a rare hereditary condition characterized by diffuse hamartomatous gastrointestinal polyposis, associated with a significantly increased risk of neoplastic transformation. Most of the cases are caused by SMAD and BMPR1A mutations, while 10q23 microdeletions, encompassing both PTEN and BMPR1A oncogenes, are extremely rare, typically associated with more aggressive JP, and extraintestinal features overlapping with PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome. We present the first case of a young female with multiple autoimmune disorders (i...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432261/ccm2-and-pak4-act-downstream-of-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-signaling-to-promote-cell-spreading
#4
Koichi Miura, Takashi Nojiri, Yoshiharu Akitake, Koji Ando, Shigetomo Fukuhara, Masahiro Zenitani, Toru Kimura, Jun Hino, Mikiya Miyazato, Hiroshi Hosoda, Kenji Kangawa
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a cardiac hormone released by the atrium in response to stretching forces. Via its receptor, guanylyl cyclase-A (GC-A), ANP maintains cardiovascular homeostasis by exerting diuretic, natriuretic, and hypotensive effects mediated in part by endothelial cells. Both in vivo and in vitro , ANP enhances endothelial barrier function by reducing RhoA activity and reorganizing the actin cytoskeleton. We established mouse endothelial cells that stably express GC-A, and used them to analyze the molecular mechanisms responsible for actin reorganization...
April 21, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428218/gain-of-function-mutation-in-filamin-a-potentiates-platelet-integrin-%C3%AE-iib%C3%AE-3-activation
#5
Eliane Berrou, Frédéric Adam, Marilyne Lebret, Virginie Planche, Patricia Fergelot, Odile Issertial, Isabelle Coupry, Jean-Claude Bordet, Paquita Nurden, Dominique Bonneau, Estelle Colin, Cyril Goizet, Jean-Philippe Rosa, Marijke Bryckaert
OBJECTIVE: Dominant mutations of the X-linked filamin A (FLNA) gene are responsible for filaminopathies A, which are rare disorders including brain periventricular nodular heterotopia, congenital intestinal pseudo-obstruction, cardiac valves or skeleton malformations, and often macrothrombocytopenia. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We studied a male patient with periventricular nodular heterotopia and congenital intestinal pseudo-obstruction, his unique X-linked FLNA allele carrying a stop codon mutation resulting in a 100-amino acid-long FLNa C-terminal extension (NP_001447...
April 20, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427801/-multimodality-imaging-in-the-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory
#6
Karine Warin-Fresse, Sébastien Hascoet, Patrice Guérin
Cardiac catheterization has greatly contributed to the progress made in the management of congenital heart diseases (CHD). Initially used in diagnosis, it allowed the understanding of heart diseases, their anatomy and hemodynamics. Gradually, the development of interventional cardiology has played a major role in the management of these malformations (Patent ductus arteriosus [PDA] and atrial septal defect [ASD] closure, pulmonary dilatation, percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation…). The development of such technology was made possible through the concomitant development of imaging techniques: fluoroscopy, ultrasound, MRI and CT...
April 17, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422132/haploinsufficiency-for-ankrd11-flanking-genes-makes-the-difference-between-kbg-and-16q24-3-microdeletion-syndromes-12-new-cases
#7
Francesca Novara, Berardo Rinaldi, Sanjay M Sisodiya, Antonietta Coppola, Sabrina Giglio, Franco Stanzial, Francesco Benedicenti, Alan Donaldson, Joris Andrieux, Rachel Stapleton, Astrid Weber, Paolo Reho, Conny van Ravenswaaij-Arts, Wilhelmina S Kerstjens-Frederikse, Joris Robert Vermeesch, Koenraad Devriendt, Carlos A Bacino, Andrée Delahaye, S M Maas, Achille Iolascon, Orsetta Zuffardi
16q24 deletion involving the ANKRD11 gene, ranging from 137 kb to 2 Mb, have been associated with a microdeletion syndrome characterized by variable cognitive impairment, autism spectrum disorder, facial dysmorphisms with dental anomalies, brain abnormalities essentially affecting the corpus callosum and short stature. On the other hand, patients carrying either deletions encompassing solely ANKRD11 or its loss-of-function variants were reported in association with the KBG syndrome, characterized by a very similar phenotype, including mild-to-moderate intellectual disability, short stature and macrodontia of upper incisors, with inter and intrafamilial variability...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420371/effect-of-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-on-the-mechanical-properties-of-the-lungs
#8
Cécile Rotenberg, Marcel Bonay, Mostafa El Hajjam, Sandra Blivet, Alain Beauchet, Pascal Lacombe, Thierry Chinet
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are present in approximately 15-50% individuals with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). They may be isolated but more often are multiple. The goal of this study was to evaluate the influence of PAVMs on lung mechanical properties. METHODS: We reviewed the files of all adult patients (age ≥ 18 years) referred to our Center for evaluation of HHT between 2005 and 2013. The diagnosis of HHT was based on the Curacao criteria and/or the presence of a pathogenic mutation...
April 19, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406175/nkx2-5-and-sarcospan-genetically-interact-in-the-development-of-the-muscular-ventricular-septum-of-the-heart
#9
Adam A Panzer, Suk D Regmi, DePorres Cormier, Megan T Danzo, Iuan-Bor D Chen, Julia B Winston, Alayna K Hutchinson, Diana Salm, Claire E Schulkey, Rebecca S Cochran, David B Wilson, Patrick Y Jay
The muscular ventricular septum separates the flow of oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood in air-breathing vertebrates. Defects within it, termed muscular ventricular septal defects (VSDs), are common, yet less is known about how they arise than rarer heart defects. Mutations of the cardiac transcription factor NKX2-5 cause cardiac malformations, including muscular VSDs. We describe here a genetic interaction between Nkx2-5 and Sarcospan (Sspn) that affects the risk of muscular VSD in mice. Sspn encodes a protein in the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402400/unplanned-cardiac-reoperations-and-interventions-during-long-term-follow-up-after-the-norwood-procedure%C3%A2
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Eva Sames-Dolzer, Gregor Gierlinger, Michaela Kreuzer, Julia Schrempf, Roland Gitter, Christoph Prandstetter, Gerald Tulzer, Rudolf Mair
OBJECTIVES: Patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome or related malformations are predominantly treated with a 3-stage palliation. Anatomic or physiologic problems can lead to unplanned additional surgical or catheter interventions during single ventricle palliation. Changes in operative technique may have an impact on the reoperation rate. METHODS: Between 1997 and 2014, 317 Norwood procedures were performed at our centre. A retrospective single centre investigation was carried out concerning incidence, timing, indication and type of unplanned interstage cardiac reoperations and catheter interventions during follow-up of Norwood patients...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401685/characterization-of-new-bone-morphogenetic-protein-bmp-2-regulatory-alleles
#11
Tapan A Shah, Youhua Zhu, Nadia N Shaikh, Marie A Harris, Stephen E Harris, Melissa B Rogers
Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2, HGNC:1069, GeneID: 650) is a classical morphogen; a molecule that acts at a distance and whose concentration influences cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Key events requiring precise Bmp2 regulation include heart specification and morphogenesis and neural development. In mesenchymal cells, the concentration of BMP2 influences myogenesis, adipogenesis, chondrogenesis, and osteogenesis. Because the amount, timing, and location of BMP2 synthesis influence pattern formation and organogenesis, the mechanisms that regulate Bmp2 are crucial...
April 12, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398665/both-a-frameshift-and-a-missense-mutation-of-the-stra6-gene-observed-in-an-infant-with-the-matthew-wood-syndrome
#12
Samantha Sadowski, Nicolas Chassaing, Zuzanna Gaj, Ewa Czichos, Jan Wilczynski, Dorota Nowakowska
BACKGROUND: The Matthew-Wood syndrome is associated with mutations of the STRA6 gene. It combines a pulmonary agenesis/hypoplasia; microphthalmia/anophthalmia; congenital cardiac, digestive, and urogenital malformations; and diaphragmatic defects. CASE: A 23-year-old nulliparous woman was referred to our center after a fetal ultrasound examination at 26 weeks of pregnancy revealed an abnormal head shape, a heart malformation, multiple cysts in both kidneys, and dilated ureters...
March 1, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394960/-rising-infant-mortality-in-down-syndrome-in-chile-from-1997-to-2013
#13
Enrique Donoso, Claudio Vera
BACKGROUND: Down syndrome (DS) is associated with higher child mortality especially due to cardiac malformations. AIM: To describe the trend in Chilean infant mortality in DS in the period 1997-2013 as compared to the general population without DS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Raw data on infant deaths were extracted from the yearbooks of vital statistics of the National Institute of Statistics. The mortality risk associated to DS, relative to population without DS was estimated...
November 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382067/spatial-allocation-and-specification-of-cardiomyocytes-during-zebrafish-embryogenesis
#14
REVIEW
Hajime Fukui, Ayano Chiba, Takahiro Miyazaki, Haruko Takano, Hiroyuki Ishikawa, Toyonori Omori, Naoki Mochiuzki
Incomplete development and severe malformation of the heart result in miscarriage of embryos because of its malfunction as a pump for circulation. During cardiogenesis, development of the heart is precisely coordinated by the genetically-primed program that is revealed by the sequential expression of transcription factors. It is important to investigate how spatial allocation of the heart containing cardiomyocytes and other mesoderm-derived cells is determined. In addition, the molecular mechanism underlying cardiomyocyte differentiation still remains elusive...
March 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373920/pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation-causing-systemic-hypoxemia-in-early-infancy
#15
V Aggarwal, D M Khan, J F Rhodes
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is not routinely appreciated during the standard echocardiogram to assess for structural abnormalities or pulmonary hypertension. The distal pulmonary AVM is suspected only if an injection of agitated saline is performed and late entry of particles is appreciated in the left heart structures. A large or complex pulmonary AVM can result in significant right-to-left shunting and consequential systemic hypoxemia in the presence or absence of pulmonary hypertension. For direct visualization of the pulmonary AVM, computerized tomography (CT) scan is the procedure of choice...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372492/prenatally-diagnosed-congenital-portosystemic-shunts
#16
Bérengère Francois, Alain Lachaux, Fréderic Gottrand, Stéphanie De Smet
AIM: Congenital portosystemic shunts (CPSS) are rare, congenital malformations that are increasingly often discovered during the fetal period, and for which, the manifestations and evolution are poorly understood. The objective of this review is to describe the phenotype and evolution of forms diagnosed in the antenatal period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature cited in Pubmed between 1982 and 2016 for CPSS cases diagnosed during the fetal period...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362184/surveillance-survey-of-family-history-in-children-with-neural-tube-defects
#17
Esther B Dupépé, Daxa M Patel, Brandon G Rocque, Betsy Hopson, Anastasia A Arynchyna, E Ralee' Bishop, Jeffrey P Blount
OBJECTIVE Although there are known risk factors for the development of neural tube defects (NTDs), little is known regarding the role of family history. The authors' goal in this study is to describe the family history in their population of patients with NTDs. METHODS Surveys were completed for 254 patients who were accompanied by their biological mother during their annual visit to the multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Clinic at Children's of Alabama. An NTD has been diagnosed in all patients who are seen in this clinic (myelomeningocele, lipomeningocele, split cord malformation, and congenital dermal sinus tract)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346476/reduced-dosage-of-%C3%AE-catenin-provides-significant-rescue-of-cardiac-outflow-tract-anomalies-in-a-tbx1-conditional-null-mouse-model-of-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
#18
Silvia E Racedo, Erica Hasten, Mingyan Lin, Gnanapackiam Sheela Devakanmalai, Tingwei Guo, Ertugrul M Ozbudak, Chen-Leng Cai, Deyou Zheng, Bernice E Morrow
The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS; velo-cardio-facial syndrome; DiGeorge syndrome) is a congenital anomaly disorder in which haploinsufficiency of TBX1, encoding a T-box transcription factor, is the major candidate for cardiac outflow tract (OFT) malformations. Inactivation of Tbx1 in the anterior heart field (AHF) mesoderm in the mouse results in premature expression of pro-differentiation genes and a persistent truncus arteriosus (PTA) in which septation does not form between the aorta and pulmonary trunk...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344955/association-of-citalopram-with-congenital-anomalies-a-meta-analysis
#19
Hyun-Hye Kang, Ki Hoon Ahn, Soon-Cheol Hong, Bo Yong Kwon, Eun Hee Lee, Ji-Sung Lee, Min-Jeong Oh, Hai-Joong Kim
OBJECTIVE: The antenatal use of citalopram, a widely prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, has been suspected to be associated with congenital, particularly cardiac, anomalies. This study aimed to prove the association between citalopram use and congenital anomalies. METHODS: We searched the English literature from July 1998 to July 2015, by using the search terms ' citalopram', ' pregnancy', ' birth defects', ' congenital anomalies', and ' malformations' in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library...
March 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329229/isolated-severe-leftward-displacement-of-the-septum-primum-anatomic-and-3d-echocardiographic-findings-and-surgical-repair
#20
Fabio Cuttone, Khaled Hadeed, François Lacour-Gayet, Hugues Lucron, Sebastien Hascoet, Philippe Acar, Bertrand Leobon, Richard Van Praagh
OBJECTIVES: Leftward displacement of the septum primum is usually described as associated with hypoplastic left heart syndrome or visceral heterotaxy. This rare malformation results in partially or totally anomalous pulmonary venous drainage with a normal connection of the pulmonary veins to the left atrium, depending on the degree of septal shift. We report the 3D echocardiographic and anatomic findings as well as the surgical repair in a series of isolated severe leftward displacement of the septum primum, responsible for totally anomalous pulmonary venous drainage...
February 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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