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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211606/nrf2-a-novel-therapeutic-target-in-fragile-x-syndrome-is-modulated-by-nnz2566
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Robert M J Deacon, Michael J Hurley, Camila Martínez Rebolledo, Mike Snape, Francisco J Altimiras, Leandro Farías, Michael Pino, Rodolfo Biekofsky, Larry Glass, Patricia Cogram
Fragile X-associated disorders are a family of genetic conditions resulting from the partial or complete loss of fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP). Among these disorders is fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and autism. Progress in basic neuroscience has led to identification of molecular targets for treatment in FXS; however, there is a gap in translation to targeted therapies in humans. The present study introduces a novel therapeutic target for FXS: nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2), a transcription factor known to induce expression of over 100 cytoprotective genes...
February 17, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207852/tetraspanin-6-a-novel-regulator-of-hippocampal-synaptic-transmission-and-long-term-plasticity
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Isabel H Salas, Zsuzsanna Callaerts-Vegh, Amaia M Arranz, Francesc X Guix, Rudi D'Hooge, José A Esteban, Bart De Strooper, Carlos G Dotti
Tetraspanins (Tspan) are transmembrane proteins with important scaffold and signalling functions. Deletions of Tetraspanin 6 (Tspan6) gene, a member of the tetraspanin family, have been reported in patients with Epilepsy Female-restricted with Mental Retardation (EFMR). Interestingly, mutations in Tspan7, highly homologous to Tspan6, are associated with X-linked intellectual disability, suggesting that these two proteins are important for cognition. Considering recent evidences showing that Tspan7 plays a key role in synapse development and AMPAR trafficking, we initiated the study of Tspan6 in synaptic function using a Tspan6 knock out mouse model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186593/-prenatal-diagnosis-of-a-case-with-46-xx-del-4-dup-21
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Lin Zhang, Meihong Ren, Guining Song, Xuexia Liu, Jing Zhang, Xiaohong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the genetic cause and prognosis of a fetus with a rare karyotype. METHODS: Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was used for verifying a structural chromosomal abnormality detected by conventional karyotyping analysis. Whole genome DNA microarray was used to analyze copy number variations carried by the fetus. RESULTS: The fetus was found to have a 46,XX,dup(21)(?q21q22) karyotype, which was verified by FISH analysis as repetition of chromosome 21 region, namely nuc ish 21q22×3...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183735/new-insights-into-the-regulatory-function-of-cyfip1-in-the-context-of-wave-and-fmrp-containing-complexes
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Sabiha Abekhoukh, H Bahar Sahin, Mauro Grossi, Samantha Zongaro, Thomas Maurin, Irene Madrigal, Daniele Kazue-Sugioka, Annick Raas-Rothschild, Mohamed Doulazmi, Pilar Carrera, Andrea Stachon, Steven Scherer, Maria Rita Drula Do Nascimento, Alain Trembleau, Ignacio Arroyo, Szatmari Peter, Isabel M Smith, Montserrat Milà, Adam C Smith, Angela Giangrande, Isabelle Caillé, Barbara Bardoni
CYtoplasmic FMRP Interacting Protein 1 (CYFIP1) is a candidate gene for intellectual disability (ID), autism, schizophrenia and epilepsy. It is a member of a family of proteins that is very conserved during evolution, sharing high homology with dCYFIP, its Drosophila homolog. CYFIP1 interacts with the Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein (FMRP), whose absence causes the Fragile X Syndrome, and with the translation initiation factor eIF4E. It is a member of the WAVE Regulatory Complex (WRC), thus representing a link between translational regulation and actin cytoskeleton...
February 9, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182637/comprehensive-target-capture-next-generation-sequencing-as-a-second-tier-diagnostic-approach-for-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-in-taiwan
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Wen-Chen Liang, Xia Tian, Chung-Yee Yuo, Wan-Zi Chen, Tsu-Min Kan, Yi-Ning Su, Ichizo Nishino, Lee-Jun C Wong, Yuh-Jyh Jong
PURPOSE: Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is a heterogeneous disease entity. The detailed clinical manifestation and causative gene for each subgroup of CMD are quite variable. This study aims to analyze the phenotypes and genotypes of Taiwanese patients with CMD as the epidemiology of CMD varies among populations and has been scantly described in Asia. METHODS: A total of 48 patients suspected to have CMD were screened and categorized by histochemistry and immunohistochemistry studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179817/the-placenta-and-neurodevelopment-sex-differences-in-prenatal-vulnerability
#6
Tracy L Bale
Prenatal insults, such as maternal stress, are associated with an increased neurodevelopmental disease risk and impact males significantly more than females, including increased rates of autism, mental retardation, stuttering, dyslexia, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sex differences in the placenta, which begin with sex chromosomes, are likely to produce sex-specific transplacental signals to the developing brain. Our studies and others have identified X-linked genes that are expressed at higher levels in the female placenta...
December 2016: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173653/-coenzyme-q-10-treatment-for-one-child-with-coq6-gene-mutation-induced-nephrotic-syndrome-and-literature-review
#7
Q Cao, G M Li, H Xu, Q Shen, L Sun, X Y Fang, H M Liu, W Guo, Y H Zhai, B B Wu
Objective: To summarize the clinical manifestation and molecular characteristics of COQ6 mutation induced nephrotic syndrome, and to evaluate efficacy of CoQ(10) therapy. Method: Clinical data of the case with infantile nephrotic syndrome was summarized, including clinical manifestations, laboratory findings and family investigation. The patient received CoQ(10) 30 mg/(kg·d) therapy. Urine protein/creatinine ratio, serum albumin and creatinine were detected to assess the efficacy of the therapy. Result: (1) The 10 months old boy was presented with nephrotic level proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia...
February 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173650/-clinical-and-genetic-analysis-of-hyperekplexia-in-a-chinese-child-and-literature-review
#8
H Li, Z X Yang, J Xue, P Qian, X Y Liu
Objective: To investigate the clinical and genetic features of a Chinese child with hyperekplexia and review the related literature. Method: The clinical and genetic data of one patient with hyperekplexia, who had visited the department of Pediatrics, Peking University First Hospital in July 2012, were analyzed. "Hyperekplexia" "startle disease" "GLRB" were used as key words to search at CNKI, Wanfang and PubMed from the database from creation to August 2016. Result: The one-year-old female patient showed exaggerated startle reflexes and generalized stiffness in response to external sudden, unexpected stimuli at 2 hours after birth, which existed every day...
February 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173649/-a-novel-mutation-in-kcnb1-gene-in-a-child-with-neuropsychiatric-comorbidities-with-both-intellectual-disability-and-epilepsy-and-review-of-literature
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P Miao, J Peng, C Chen, N Gai, F Yin
Objective: To explore the association between the phenotype and KCNB1 gene mutation. Method: Clinical information including physical features, laboratory and genetic data of one patient of mental retardation with refractory epilepsy from Department of Pediatrics, Xiangya Hospital in January 2016 was analyzed. This patient was discovered to have KCNB1 gene mutations through whole exome sequencing. Relevant information about KCNB1 gene mutation was searched and collected from Pubmed, CNKI, Human Gene Mutation Database(HGMD) and Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man(OMIM)...
February 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157257/compound-heterozygous-pomt1-mutations-in-a-chinese-family-with-autosomal-recessive-muscular-dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy-c1
#10
Pengzhi Hu, Song Wu, Lamei Yuan, Qiongfen Lin, Wen Zheng, Hong Xia, Hongbo Xu, Liping Guan, Hao Deng
Muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy (MDDG) is a genetically and clinically heterogeneous group of muscular disorders, characterized by congenital muscular dystrophy or later-onset limb-girdle muscular dystrophy accompanied by brain and ocular abnormalities, resulting from aberrant alpha-dystroglycan glycosylation. Exome sequencing and Sanger sequencing were performed on a six-generation consanguineous Han Chinese family, members of which had autosomal recessive MDDG. Compound heterozygous mutations, c.1338+1G>A (p...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138267/a-case-of-18p-deletion-syndrome-after-blepharoplasty
#11
Li-Juan Xu, Lv-Xian Wu, Qing Yuan, Zhi-Gang Lv, Xue-Yan Jiang
OBJECTIVE: The deletion of the short arm of chromosome 18 is thought to be one of the rare chromosomal aberrations. Here, we report a case to review this disease. CASE REPORT: The proband is a five-and-a-half-year-old girl who has had phenotypes manifested mainly by ptosis, broad face, broad neck with low posterior hairline, mental retardation, short stature, and other malformations. Chromosomal analysis for her mother showed a normal karyotype. Her father and younger brother were phenotypically normal...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126843/jmjd-1-2-phf8-controls-axon-guidance-by-regulating-hedgehog-like-signaling
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Alba Redo Riveiro, Luca Mariani, Emily Malmberg, Pier Giorgio Amendola, Juhani Peltonen, Garry Wong, Anna Elisabetta Salcini
Components of the KDM7 family of histone demethylases are implicated in neuronal development and one member, PHF8, is also found mutated in cases of X-linked mental retardation. However, how PHF8 regulates neurodevelopmental processes and contributes to the disease is still largely missing. Here we show that the catalytic activity of a PHF8 homolog in Caenorhabditis elegans, JMJD-1.2, is required non-cell autonomously for proper axon guidance. Loss of JMJD-1.2 deregulates the transcription of the Hedgehog-related genes wrt-8 and grl-16 whose overexpression is sufficient to induce the axonal defects...
January 26, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101778/eight-novel-mut-loss-of-function-missense-mutations-in-chinese-patients-with-isolated-methylmalonic-academia
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Lian-Shu Han, Zhuo Huang, Feng Han, Yu Wang, Zhu-Wen Gong, Xue-Fan Gu
BACKGROUND: Isolated methylmalonic acidemia is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder mostly caused by mutations in the methylmalonyl coenzyme A mutase (MCM) gene (MUT). This study aimed to verify whether missense mutations in MUT in Chinese patients affect the stability and enzymatic activity of MCM. METHODS: Eight Chinese patients were identified with novel mutations. Plasmids carrying the wild-type and mutated MUT cDNA were constructed and transfected into HEK293T cells for functional analyses...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098859/dna-damage-response-defect-in-williams-beuren-syndrome
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David Guenat, Giuseppe Merla, Eric Deconinck, Christophe Borg, Pierre-Simon Rohrlich
Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS, no. OMIM 194050) is a rare multisystem genetic disorder caused by a microdeletion on chromosome 7q11.23 and characterized by cardiovascular malformations, mental retardation, and a specific facial dysmorphism. Recently, we reported that a series of non‑Hodgkin's lymphoma occurs in children with WBS and thus hypothesized that a predisposition to cancer may be associated with this genetic disorder. The aim of the present study was to ascertain the role played by three genes hemizygously deleted in WBS (RFC2, GTF2I and BAZ1B) in DNA damage response pathways...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089922/x-linked-elliptocytosis-with-impaired-growth-is-related-to-mutated-ammecr1
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Lina Basel-Vanagaite, Nir Pillar, Ofer Isakov, Pola Smirin-Yosef, Irina Lagovsky, Naama Orenstein, Mali Salmon-Divon, Hannah Tamary, Tami Zaft, Lily Bazak, Joseph Meyerovitch, Tal Pelli, Shay Botchan, Luba Farberov, Daphna Weissglas-Volkov, Noam Shomron
In this study, we report a family with X-linked recessive syndrome caused by mutated AMMECR1 and characterized by elliptocytosis with or without anemia, midface hypoplasia, proportionate short stature and hearing loss. Recently, mutations in AMMECR1 were reported in two maternal half-brothers, presenting with nephrocalcinosis, midface hypoplasia and, in one of the siblings, deafness and elliptocytosis. AMMECR1 gene is localized in the critical region of contiguous deletion syndrome on Xq22.3 implicated in Alport syndrome, mental retardation, midface hypoplasia, and elliptocytosis (AMME complex)...
March 30, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087837/off-target-effects-of-neuroleptics-and-antidepressants-on-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#16
M Caldara, S Graziano, M Gullì, S Cadonici, Nelson Marmiroli
Over the past years, the use of antidepressants and neuroleptics has steadily increased. Although incredibly useful to treat disorders like depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, or mental retardation, these drugs display many side effects. Toxicogenomic studies aim to limit this problem by trying to identify cellular targets and off-targets of medical compounds. The baker yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been shown to be a key player in this approach, as it represents an incredible toolbox for the dissection of complex biological processes...
January 13, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073926/mutations-of-pqbp1-in-renpenning-syndrome-promote-ubiquitin-mediated-degradation-of-fmrp-and-cause-synaptic-dysfunction
#17
Xiao-Yan Zhang, Junxia Qi, Yu-Qian Shen, Xian Liu, An Liu, Zikai Zhou, Junhai Han, Zi Chao Zhang
Renpenning syndrome is a group of X-linked intellectual disability (XLID) syndromes caused by mutations in human polyglutamine-binding protein 1 (PQBP1) gene. Little is known about the molecular pathogenesis of the various mutations that cause the notable variability in patients. In this study, we examine the cellular and synaptic functions of the most common mutations found in the patients: c.461_462delAG, c.459_462delAGAG, and c.463_464dupAG in an AG hexamer in PQBP1 exon 4. We discovered that PQBP1 c.459_462delAGAG and c...
January 10, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072960/-novel-compound-heterozygous-tbc1d24-mutations-in-a-boy-with-infantile-focal-myoclonic-epilepsy-and-literature-review
#18
W H Li, S Z Zhou, L M Zhang, X H Wang, Y J Zhang, B B Wu, H J Wang, H W Yang
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and genetic characteristics of patients with TBC1D24 gene mutations. Method: The clinical data of a patient with novel TBC1D24 compound heterozygous mutations from Children's Hospital of Fudan University were collected, the related literature was searched from China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang Data Knowledge Service Platform, National Center from Biotechnology Information and Pubmed (up to April 2016) by using search terms "TBC1D24" "epilepsy" ...
January 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061824/a-novel-nhs-mutation-causes-nance-horan-syndrome-in-a-chinese-family
#19
Qi Tian, Yunping Li, Rizwana Kousar, Hui Guo, Fenglan Peng, Yu Zheng, Xiaohua Yang, Zhigao Long, Runyi Tian, Kun Xia, Haiying Lin, Qian Pan
BACKGROUND: Nance-Horan Syndrome (NHS) (OMIM: 302350) is a rare X-linked developmental disorder characterized by bilateral congenital cataracts, with occasional dental anomalies, characteristic dysmorphic features, brachymetacarpia and mental retardation. Carrier females exhibit similar manifestations that are less severe than in affected males. METHODS: Here, we report a four-generation Chinese family with multiple affected individuals presenting Nance-Horan Syndrome...
January 7, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054173/association-of-ahsg-with-alopecia-and-mental-retardation-apmr-syndrome
#20
M Reza Sailani, Fereshteh Jahanbani, Jafar Nasiri, Mahdiyeh Behnam, Mansoor Salehi, Maryam Sedghi, Majid Hoseinzadeh, Shinichi Takahashi, Amin Zia, Joshua Gruber, Janet Linnea Lynch, Daniel Lam, Juliane Winkelmann, Semira Amirkiai, Baoxu Pang, Shannon Rego, Safoura Mazroui, Jonathan A Bernstein, Michael P Snyder
Alopecia with mental retardation syndrome (APMR) is a very rare autosomal recessive condition that is associated with total or partial absence of hair from the scalp and other parts of the body as well as variable intellectual disability. Here we present whole-exome sequencing results of a large consanguineous family segregating APMR syndrome with seven affected family members. Our study revealed a novel predicted pathogenic, homozygous missense mutation in the AHSG (OMIM 138680) gene (AHSG: NM_001622:exon7:c...
January 4, 2017: Human Genetics
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