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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, 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)...
January 9, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087837/off-target-effects-of-neuroleptics-and-antidepressants-on-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052128/gba2-mutations-cause-a-marinesco-sj%C3%A3-gren-like-syndrome-genetic-and-biochemical-studies
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Kristoffer Haugarvoll, Stefan Johansson, Carlos E Rodriguez, Helge Boman, Bjørn Ivar Haukanes, Ove Bruland, Francisco Roque, Inge Jonassen, Maria Blomqvist, Wenche Telstad, Jan-Eric Månsson, Per Morten Knappskog, Laurence A Bindoff
BACKGROUND: With the advent new sequencing technologies, we now have the tools to understand the phenotypic diversity and the common occurrence of phenocopies. We used these techniques to investigate two Norwegian families with an autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia with cataracts and mental retardation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) chip analysis followed by Exome sequencing identified a 2 bp homozygous deletion in GBA2 in both families, c...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049948/abnormal-n-glycosylation-of-a-novel-missense-creatine-transporter-mutant-g561r-associated-with-cerebral-creatine-deficiency-syndromes-alters-transporter-activity-and-localization
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Tatsuki Uemura, Shingo Ito, Yusuke Ohta, Masanori Tachikawa, Takahito Wada, Tetsuya Terasaki, Sumio Ohtsuki
Cerebral creatine deficiency syndromes (CCDSs) are caused by loss-of-function mutations in creatine transporter (CRT, SLC6A8), which transports creatine at the blood-brain barrier and into neurons of the central nervous system (CNS). This results in low cerebral creatine levels, and patients exhibit mental retardation, poor language skills and epilepsy. We identified a novel human CRT gene missense mutation (c.1681 G>C, G561R) in Japanese CCDSs patients. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the reduction of creatine transport in G561R-mutant CRT-expressing 293 cells, and to clarify the mechanism of its functional attenuation...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040141/prenatal-diagnosis-of-smith-magenis-syndrome-in-two-fetuses-with-increased-nuchal-translucency-mild-lateral-ventriculomegaly-and-congenital-heart-defects
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Ting-Ying Lei, Ru Li, Fang Fu, Jun-Hui Wan, Yong-Ling Zhang, Xiang-Yi Jing, Can Liao
OBJECTIVE: Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a multiple congenital anomalies/mental retardation disorder characterized by an interstitial deletion involving chromosome 17p11.2 containing the retinoic acid-induced 1 (RAI1) gene or due to mutation of RAI1. Few cases have been reported in the medical literature regarding prenatal diagnosis of SMS. We report on the prenatal diagnosis of SMS in two fetuses with increased nuchal translucency (NT), mild lateral ventriculomegaly, and congenital heart defects by whole-genome and high-resolution chromosome microarray analysis (CMA)...
December 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040132/molecular-cytogenetic-characterization-of-mosaicism-for-a-small-supernumerary-marker-chromosome-derived-from-chromosome-8-or-r-8-p12%C3%A2-q13-1-associated-with-phenotypic-abnormalities
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Chih-Ping Chen, Shuan-Pei Lin, Yi-Hui Lin, Schu-Rern Chern, Peih-Shan Wu, Yen-Ni Chen, Shin-Wen Chen, Chien-Wen Yang, Wen-Lin Chen, Wayseen Wang
OBJECTIVE: We present molecular cytogenetic characterization of mosaicism for a small supernumerary marker chromosome (sSMC) derived from chromosome 8. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 35-year-old woman underwent amniocentesis at 16 weeks of gestation because of advanced maternal age. Amniocentesis revealed a karyotype of 47,XY,+mar[20]/46,XY[39]. However, array comparative genomic hybridization analysis on the subcultured amniocytes revealed no genomic imbalance. Prenatal ultrasound showed bilateral ventriculomegaly, intrauterine growth restriction, and an enlarged right atrium...
December 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013294/mutation-in-vps33a-affects-metabolism-of-glycosaminoglycans-a-new-type-of-mucopolysaccharidosis-with-severe-systemic-symptoms
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Hidehito Kondo, Nadezda Maksimova, Takanobu Otomo, Hisakazu Kato, Atsuko Imai, Yoshihiro Asano, Kaori Kobayashi, Satoshi Nojima, Akihiro Nakaya, Yusuke Hamada, Kaori Irahara, Elizaveta Gurinova, Aitalina Sukhomyasova, Anna Nogovicina, Mira Savvina, Tamotsu Yoshimori, Keiichi Ozono, Norio Sakai
Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of genetic deficiencies of lysosomal enzymes that catabolize glycosaminoglycans (GAG). Here we describe a novel MPS-like disease caused by a specific mutation in the VPS33A gene. We identified several Yakut patients showing typical manifestations of MPS: coarse facial features, skeletal abnormalities, hepatosplenomegaly, respiratory problems, mental retardation, and excess secretion of urinary GAG. However, these patients could not be diagnosed enzymatically as MPS. They showed extremely high levels of plasma heparan sulphate (HS, one of GAG); 60 times the normal reference range and 6 times that of MPS patients...
December 23, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005950/cgg-repeats-in-the-5-utr-of-fmr1-rna-regulate-translation-of-other-rnas-localized-in-the-same-rna-granules
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René Rovozzo, George Korza, Mei W Baker, Meng Li, Anita Bhattacharyya, Elisa Barbarese, John H Carson
CGG repeats in the 5'UTR of Fragile X Mental Retardation 1 (FMR1) RNA mediate RNA localization and translation in granules. Large expansions of CGG repeats (> 200 repeats) in FMR1, referred to as full mutations, are associated with fragile X syndrome (FXS). Smaller expansions (55-200 repeats), referred to as premutations, are associated with fragile X tremor ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) and fragile X premature ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI). TMPyP4 is a porphyrin ring compound that destabilizes CGG repeat RNA secondary structure...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995975/rna-activation-of-haploinsufficient-foxg1-gene-in-murine-neocortex
#15
Cristina Fimiani, Elisa Goina, Qin Su, Guangping Gao, Antonello Mallamaci
More than one hundred distinct gene hemizygosities are specifically linked to epilepsy, mental retardation, autism, schizophrenia and neuro-degeneration. Radical repair of these gene deficits via genome engineering is hardly feasible. The same applies to therapeutic stimulation of the spared allele by artificial transactivators. Small activating RNAs (saRNAs) offer an alternative, appealing approach. As a proof-of-principle, here we tested this approach on the Rett syndrome-linked, haploinsufficient, Foxg1 brain patterning gene...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984602/-analysis-of-clinical-phenotypes-and-genetic-variations-in-a-chinese-family-affected-with-craniofacial-and-skeletal-deformities
#16
Huihui Sun, Naijun Wan
OBJECTIVE: To identify pathogenic mutation in a pedigree affected with craniofacial and skeletal abnormalities featuring an autosomal dominant inheritance. METHODS: Clinical data and peripheral venous blood samples of the pedigree were collected. A total of 326 exons of skeletal disease-related genes were screened using Roche NimbleGen probes, and the results were confirmed by Sanger sequencing. Suspected variants were analyzed by bioinformatic software. RESULTS: A novel heterozygous mutation c...
December 10, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983607/study-of-the-genetic-etiology-of-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-fmr1-gene
#17
REVIEW
Maitane Barasoain, Gorka Barrenetxea, Iratxe Huerta, Mercedes Télez, Begoña Criado, Isabel Arrieta
Menopause is a period of women's life characterized by the cessation of menses in a definitive way. The mean age for menopause is approximately 51 years. Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) refers to ovarian dysfunction defined as irregular menses and elevated gonadotrophin levels before or at the age of 40 years. The etiology of POI is unknown but several genes have been reported as being of significance. The fragile X mental retardation 1 gene (FMR1) is one of the most important genes associated with POI...
December 13, 2016: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957681/dynamic-regulation-of-hypothalamic-dmxl2-kiss1-and-rfrp-expression-during-postnatal-development-in-non-human-primates
#18
Fazal Wahab, Charis Drummer, Stefan Schlatt, Rüdiger Behr
The neurobiological mechanism of puberty onset in primates is currently only partly understood. A recent study reported an important role of Dmx-like 2 (DMXL2), a gene encoding rabconnectin-3α vesicular protein, in human subjects with mental retardation and neuroendocrine impairment of reproduction. To further characterize the potential role of DMXL2 in the regulation of reproduction, we analyzed the expression of DMXL2 in hypothalami of newborn, infantile, juvenile, pubertal, and postpubertal female and male common marmoset monkeys...
December 12, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957526/mammalian-fmrp-s499-is-phosphorylated-by-ck2-and-promotes-secondary-phosphorylation-of-fmrp
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Christopher M Bartley, Rachel A O'Keefe, Anna Blice-Baum, Mihaela-Rita Mihailescu, Xuan Gong, Laura Miyares, Esra Karaca, Angélique Bordey
The fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) is an mRNA-binding regulator of protein translation that associates with 4-6% of brain transcripts and is central to neurodevelopment. Autism risk genes' transcripts are overrepresented among FMRP-binding mRNAs, and FMRP loss-of-function mutations are responsible for fragile X syndrome, the most common cause of monogenetic autism. It is thought that FMRP-dependent translational repression is governed by the phosphorylation of serine residue 499 (S499). However, recent evidence suggests that S499 phosphorylation is not modulated by metabotropic glutamate receptor class I (mGluR-I) or protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A), two molecules shown to regulate FMRP translational repression...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941672/detection-and-quantification-of-the-fragile-x-mental-retardation-protein-1-fmrp
#20
REVIEW
Giuseppe LaFauci, Tatyana Adayev, Richard Kascsak, W Ted Brown
The final product of FMR1 gene transcription, Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein 1 (FMRP), is an RNA binding protein that acts as a repressor of translation. FMRP is expressed in several tissues and plays important roles in neurogenesis, synaptic plasticity, and ovarian functions and has been implicated in a number of neuropsychological disorders. The loss of FMRP causes Fragile X Syndrome (FXS). In most cases, FXS is due to large expansions of a CGG repeat in FMR1-normally containing 6-54 repeats-to over 200 CGGs and identified as full mutation (FM)...
December 9, 2016: Genes
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