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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932688/alg9-cdg-new-clinical-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kellie Davis, Duncan Webster, Chris Smith, Sheryl Jackson, David Sinasac, Lorne Seargeant, Xing-Chang Wei, Patrick Ferreira, Julian Midgley, Yolanda Foster, Xueli Li, Miao He, Walla Al-Hertani
Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) are a group of metabolic diseases resulting from defects in glycan synthesis or processing. The number of subgroups and their phenotypic spectrums continue to expand with most related to deficiencies of N-glycosylation. ALG9-CDG (previously CDG-IL) is the result of a mutation in ALG9. This gene encodes the enzyme alpha-1,2-mannosyltransferase. To date, a total of 10 patients from 6 different families have been reported with one of four ALG9 mutations. Seven of these patients had a similar phenotype with failure to thrive, dysmorphic features, seizures, hepatic and/or renal cysts; the other three patients died in utero from a lethal skeletal dysplasia...
December 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924529/anterior-fontanelle-wormian-bone-fontanellar-bone-a-review-of-this-rare-anomaly-with-case-illustration
#2
Jaspreet Johal, Joe Iwanaga, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
Wormian bones are a relatively rare skeletal anomaly that present as accessory bone(s) within the sutures of the cranium and even more rarely within the fontanelles. It is believed that they arise from the formation of abnormal cranial ossification centers. Although not extensively reported in the literature, this anomaly is thought to be associated with other anatomical anomalies such as osteogenesis imperfecta, rickets, and other bone dysplasias. When located within the fontanelles, the most likely site of occurrence is the posterior fontanelle...
July 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924040/a-b-z-junction-induced-by-an-a-a-mismatch-in-gac-repeats-in-the-gene-for-cartilage-oligomeric-matrix-protein-promotes-binding-with-the-hz%C3%AE-adar1-protein
#3
Narendar Kolimi, Yogeeshwar Ajjugal, Thenmalarchelvi Rathinavelan
GAC repeat expansion from five to seven in the exonic region of the gene for cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) leads to pseudoachondroplasia, a skeletal abnormality. However, the molecular mechanism by which GAC expansions in the COMP gene lead to skeletal dysplasias is poorly understood. Here, we used MD simulations which indicate that an A...A mismatch in a d(GAC)6.d(GAC)6 duplex induces negative supercoiling, leading to a local B-to-Z DNA transition. This transition facilitates the binding of d(GAC)7...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920921/increased-intracellular-proteolysis-reduces-disease-severity-in-an-er-stress-associated-dwarfism
#4
Lorna A Mullan, Ewa J Mularczyk, Louise H Kung, Mitra Forouhan, Jordan Ma Wragg, Royston Goodacre, John F Bateman, Eileithyia Swanton, Michael D Briggs, Raymond P Boot-Handford
The short-limbed dwarfism metaphyseal chondrodysplasia type Schmid (MCDS) is linked to mutations in type X collagen, which increase ER stress by inducing misfolding of the mutant protein and subsequently disrupting hypertrophic chondrocyte differentiation. Here, we show that carbamazepine (CBZ), an autophagy-stimulating drug that is clinically approved for the treatment of seizures and bipolar disease, reduced the ER stress induced by 4 different MCDS-causing mutant forms of collagen X in human cell culture...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917829/a-chinese-boy-with-geleophysic-dysplasia-caused-by-compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-adamtsl2
#5
Li Dongxiao, Dong Hui, Zheng Hong, Song Jinqing, Li Xiyuan, Jin Ying, Liu Yupeng, Yang Yanling
Geleophysic dysplasia, belonging to the group of acromelic dysplasia, is a rare genetic disease. Two genes, FBN1 and ADAMTSL2, were known to be linked to this disorder. The disorder presents as extreme short stature, short limbs, small hands and feet, stubby fingers and toes, joint stiffness, toe walking, skin thickening, progressive cardiac valvular thickening and characteristic facial features, including a round face with full cheeks. Here, we report the first Chinese case with geleophysic dysplasia type 1 based on clinical and genetic features...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904635/does-orthopaedic-surgery-improve-quality-of-life-and-function-in-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidoses
#6
N Williams, D Challoumas, D M Eastwood
PURPOSE: Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of rare lysosomal storage disorders associated with involvement of multiple organs along with a generalised skeletal dysplasia. Both haematopoetic stem cell transplant and enzyme replacement therapy have improved the outlook for patients while surgery remains high-risk and there is little information on clinical or functional outcome to justify many of the surgical procedures performed. This paper aims to summarise the orthopaedic surgical procedures in MPS patients for which quality of life (QoL) and functional data are available and to describe additional QoL and functional measurement tools of relevance to the assessment of orthopaedic outcomes in MPS...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902001/guided-growth-of-the-proximal-femur-for-the-management-of-hip-dysplasia-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#7
Nicola Portinaro, Marco Turati, Matteo Cometto, Marco Bigoni, Jon R Davids, Artemisia Panou
BACKGROUND: Progressive hip displacement is one of the most common and debilitating deformities seen in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of temporary medial hemiepiphysiodesis of the proximal femur (TMH-PF) using a transphyseal screw to control hip migration during growth in children with CP. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of children with CP and hip dysplasia, age 4 to 11 years and GMFCS levels III-V...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898321/-cleidocranial-dysplasia-a-case-report
#8
Olga Medina, Nelson Muñoz, Carlos Moneriz
INTRODUCTION: Cleidocraneal dysplasia (CCD) is a rare skeletal autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by dental anomalies and bone abnormalities. These clinical manifestations do not require treatment in most cases. The disease is caused by mutation in the gene RUNX2 (CBAF1), located on the short arm of chromosome 6. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of CCD and perform a literature review focused on clinical manifestations and diagnosis. CASE REPORT: A 3 year old patient, who was clinically diagnosed with CCD since birth...
2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893644/high-bone-mass-due-to-novel-lrp5-and-amer1-mutations
#9
Alice Costantini, Päivi Kekäläinen, Riikka E Mäkitie, Outi Mäkitie
WNT signaling is a key regulator of bone metabolism and its increased or decreased activity leads to skeletal disorders. Here we describe two patients with high bone mass (HBM) caused by novel mutations in two different WNT pathway components. The first patient is a 53-year-old male with HBM. He was diagnosed at adult age based on significantly increased bone mineral density (BMD). He has undergone several surgeries due to excessive bone in ear canals, bilateral jaw exostoses and mandibular tori. Radiographs show severe cortical thickening of cranial and long bones...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889021/maxillary-sinuses-and-midface-in-patients-with-cleidocranial-dysostosis
#10
Tomasz Kulczyk, Agnieszka Przystańska, Artur Rewekant, Renata Turska-Malińska, Agata Czajka-Jakubowska
The cleidocranial dysplasia is general skeletal disorder with an autosomal dominant inheritance. It is manifested by many craniofacial abnormalities, of which the maxillary hypoplasia is the most evident. The aim of the study was to use CBCT to evaluate the volume of the maxillary sinuses and the dimensions of maxillae in patients with CCD and compare them with healthy individuals. Files of four children with cleidocranial dysplasia were investigated. Volume of every maxillary sinus as well as two dimensional measurements of distances between particular points of interest located on surface of maxilla were calculated from reconstructed CBCT examination...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888399/overlapping-genetic-pathways-in-the-skeletal-dysplasias-of-a-middle-woodland-individual-a-case-study
#11
Aviva A Cormier, Jane E Buikstra, Anna Osterholtz
Studies of interacting/overlapping genetic skeletal disorders are rare for populations today, but even more so for archaeological contexts. The skeletal remains of an adult female (EZ 3-7-1) were excavated in the 1980s from the Middle Woodland (50BC-AD400) context of the Elizabeth site (11PK512) in the lower Illinois Valley (LIV), USA. Reported here are the standard score (z-score) comparisons of the measured skeletal differences of EZ 3-7-1 with a reference sample and a re-analysis of the individual's pathological changes, with special consideration placed on refining the disease diagnosis...
September 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883729/maternal-exposure-to-nanosized-titanium-dioxide-suppresses-embryonic-development-in-mice
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Fashui Hong, Yingjun Zhou, Xiaoyang Zhao, Lei Sheng, Ling Wang
Although nanoscale titanium dioxide (nano-TiO2) has been extensively used in industrial food applications and daily products for pregnant women, infants, and children, its potential toxicity on fetal development has been rarely studied. The main objective of this investigation was to establish the effects of maternal exposure of nano-TiO2 on developing embryos. Female imprinting control region mice were orally administered nano-TiO2 from gestational day 0 to 17. Our findings showed that Ti concentrations in maternal serum, placenta, and fetus were increased in nano-TiO2-exposed mice when compared to controls, which resulted in reductions in the contents of calcium and zinc in maternal serum, placenta, and fetus, maternal weight gain, placental weight, fetal weight, number of live fetuses, and fetal crown-rump length as well as cauda length, and caused an increase in the number of both dead fetuses and resorptions...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878609/novel-mutation-of-the-runx2-gene-in-patients-with-cleidocranial-dysplasia
#13
Ewa Hordyjewska, Anna Jaruga, Grzegorz Kandzierski, Przemko Tylzanowski
Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) is an autosomal dominant disorder linked to mutations in the Runt-related transcription factor 2, encoded by the RUNX2 gene, which is essential for osteoblast differentiation and skeletal development. Here, we describe a novel nonsense mutation (c.532C>T; p.Q178X) in RUNX2 identified in 3 affected members of a Polish family with CCD. The localization and transcriptional transactivation studies show that the mutated form of the protein has altered the subcellular localization and significantly decreased transactivation properties, respectively...
August 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867290/modified-adductor-sling-technique-a-surgical-therapy-for-patellar-instability-in-skeletally-immature-patients
#14
Lena Alm, Matthias Krause, Carolin Mull, Karl-Heinz Frosch, Ralph Akoto
BACKGROUND: Due to open femoral physis the therapy of patellar instability in skeletally immature patients is challenging. We developed a modified surgical technique of the 'Adductor-Sling-Approach' by Sillanpää. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of the operative technique and to analyse the reasons for failure. METHODS: Thirty 'modified adductor sling' reconstructions in 28 patients were included in the study. From 2010 to 2016 modified adductor sling reconstruction was performed by looping the gracilis or semitendinosus tendon around the adductor magnus tendon and attaching it at the medial facet of the patella...
August 31, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858257/lamin-b-receptor-interplay-between-structure-function-and-localization
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REVIEW
Eleni Nikolakaki, Ilias Mylonis, Thomas Giannakouros
Lamin B receptor (LBR) is an integral protein of the inner nuclear membrane, containing a hydrophilic N-terminal end protruding into the nucleoplasm, eight hydrophobic segments that span the membrane and a short, nucleoplasmic C-terminal tail. Two seemingly unrelated functions have been attributed to LBR. Its N-terminal domain tethers heterochromatin to the nuclear periphery, thus contributing to the shape of interphase nuclear architecture, while its transmembrane domains exhibit sterol reductase activity...
August 31, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853052/thyroid-diseases-and-bone-health
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REVIEW
G R Williams, J H D Bassett
Thyroid hormones are essential for skeletal development and are important regulators of bone maintenance in adults. Childhood hypothyroidism causes delayed skeletal development, retarded linear growth and impaired bone mineral accrual. Epiphyseal dysgenesis is evidenced by classic features of stippled epiphyses on X-ray. In severe cases, post-natal growth arrest results in a complex skeletal dysplasia. Thyroid hormone replacement stimulates catch-up growth and bone maturation, but recovery may be incomplete dependent on the duration and severity of hypothyroidism prior to treatment...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843469/a-genotype-first-approach-for-clinical-and-genetic-evaluation-of-wolcott-rallison-syndrome-in-a-large-cohort-of-iranian-patients-with-neonatal-diabetes
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Farzaneh Abbasi, Maryam Habibi, Samaneh Enayati, Fatemeh Bitarafan, Maryam Razzaghy-Azar, Aria Sotodeh, Sima Parvizi Omran, Reza Maroofian, Mahsa M Amoli
OBJECTIVE: Wolcott-Rallison syndrome (WRS) is an extremely rare autosomal recessive condition, characterized by permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus (PNDM) associated with skeletal dysplasia, growth retardation and liver dysfunction. WRS is caused by biallelic mutations in the gene encoding eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2alpha kinase 3 (EIF2AK3). METHODS: As part of a comprehensive study on clinical and genetic investigation of neonatal diabetes in an Iranian population, 60 unrelated Iranian subjects referred with PNDM were analyzed...
August 23, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841907/a-novel-mutation-in-the-col2a1-gene-in-a-patient-with-stickler-syndrome-type-1-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Yousuke Higuchi, Kosei Hasegawa, Miho Yamashita, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Hirokazu Tsukahara
BACKGROUND: Stickler syndrome is a group of collagenopathies characterized by ophthalmic, skeletal, and orofacial abnormalities, with the degree of symptoms varying among patients. Mutations in the COL2A1, COL11A1, and COL11A2 procollagen genes cause Stickler syndrome. Marshall syndrome, caused by a COL11A1 mutation, has clinical overlap with Stickler syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 2-year-old Japanese boy was presented to our hospital with short stature (79.1 cm, -2...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830906/autosomal-recessive-chondrodysplasia-with-severe-short-stature-caused-by-a-biallelic-col10a1-variant
#19
Noor Ul Ain, Outi Makitie, Sadaf Naz
BACKGROUND: Heterozygous mutations in COL10A1 underlie metaphyseal chondrodysplasia, Schmid type (MCDS), an autosomal dominant skeletal dysplasia. OBJECTIVE: To identify the causative variant in a large consanguineous Pakistani family with severe skeletal dysplasia and marked lower limb deformity. METHODS: Whole exome sequencing was completed followed by Sanger sequencing to verify segregation of the identified variants. In silico variant pathogenicity predictions and amino acid conservation analyses were performed...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828058/arthroscopic-knee-anatomy-in-young-achondroplasia-patients
#20
M Del Pilar Duque Orozco, N C Record, K J Rogers, M B Bober, W G Mackenzie, A Atanda
PURPOSE: Achondroplasia is the most common form of skeletal dysplasia, affecting more than 250 000 individuals worldwide. In these patients, the developing knee undergoes multiple anatomical changes. The purpose of this study was to characterise the intra-articular knee anatomy in children with achondroplasia who underwent knee arthroscopy. METHODS: Records of achondroplasia patients who underwent knee arthroscopy between 2009 and 2014 were reviewed. Demographic data, operative reports, follow-up notes, MRI and arthroscopy images were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
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