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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636205/progressive-scar14-with-unclear-speech-developmental-delay-tremor-and-behavioral-problems-caused-by-a-homozygous-deletion-of-the-sptbn2-pleckstrin-homology-domain
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Esra Yıldız Bölükbaşı, Muhammad Afzal, Sara Mumtaz, Nafees Ahmad, Sajid Malik, Aslıhan Tolun
We report on nine members of a consanguineous Pakistani family with primary presentation of intellectual disability, developmental delay, limb and gait ataxia, behavioral and speech problems, and tremor. By linkage mapping and exome sequencing we identified novel homozygous splicing variant c.6375-1G>C in SPTBN2. To date, only two other SPTBN2 mutations with recessive pattern of inheritance causing SCAR14 (spinocerebellar ataxia, autosomal recessive 14) that manifest with developmental ataxia and cognitive impairment, or cerebellar ataxia, mental retardation, and pyramidal signs have been reported...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632163/melatonin-as-a-novel-interventional-candidate-for-fragile-x-syndrome-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-humans
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REVIEW
Jinyoung Won, Yunho Jin, Jeonghyun Choi, Sookyoung Park, Tae Ho Lee, Sang-Rae Lee, Kyu-Tae Chang, Yonggeun Hong
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common monogenic form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). FXS with ASD results from the loss of fragile X mental retardation (fmr) gene products, including fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP), which triggers a variety of physiological and behavioral abnormalities. This disorder is also correlated with clock components underlying behavioral circadian rhythms and, thus, a mutation of the fmr gene can result in disturbed sleep patterns and altered circadian rhythms. As a result, FXS with ASD individuals may experience dysregulation of melatonin synthesis and alterations in melatonin-dependent signaling pathways that can impair vigilance, learning, and memory abilities, and may be linked to autistic behaviors such as abnormal anxiety responses...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630650/a-maternally-inherited-8-05%C3%A2-mb-xq21-deletion-associated-with-choroideremia-deafness-and-mental-retardation-syndrome-in-a-male-patient
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Siying Liang, Nan Jiang, Shuo Li, Xiaohu Jiang, Dongyi Yu
BACKGROUND: Deletions in Xq21 cause various congenital defects in males including choroideremia, deafness and mental retardation, depending on their size and gene content. Until now only a limited number of patients with Xq21 deletions has been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we describe a 17-year-old male with choroideremia, deafness, and mental retardation syndrome. Using SNP arrays, an 8.05 Mb deletion in Xq21 was identified inherited from the apparently healthy mother...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627787/psychiatric-and-cognitive-characteristics-of-individuals-with-danon-disease-lamp2-gene-mutation
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Maya Yardeni, Omri Weisman, Hanna Mandel, Ronnie Weinberger, Giovanni Quarta, Joel Salazar-Mendiguchía, Pablo Garcia-Pavia, Maria José Lobato-Rodríguez, Lourdes Fajardo Simon, Freimark Dov, Michael Arad, Doron Gothelf
Danon disease (DD) is a rare X-linked disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the LAMP2 gene, which encodes lysosome-associated membrane protein. It is characterized by the triad of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myopathy, and intellectual disability. Whereas the molecular and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying this disorder have been previously reported and continue to be explored, the cognitive deficits and psychiatric comorbidities manifested in DD remain an understudied topic. We systematically assessed cognitive abilities and psychiatric comorbidities in 13 males and females...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623238/a-normal-genetic-variation-modulates-synaptic-mmp-9-protein-levels-and-the-severity-of-schizophrenia-symptoms
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Katarzyna Lepeta, Katarzyna J Purzycka, Katarzyna Pachulska-Wieczorek, Marina Mitjans, Martin Begemann, Behnam Vafadari, Krystian Bijata, Ryszard W Adamiak, Hannelore Ehrenreich, Magdalena Dziembowska, Leszek Kaczmarek
Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) has recently emerged as a molecule that contributes to pathological synaptic plasticity in schizophrenia, but explanation of the underlying mechanisms has been missing. In the present study, we performed a phenotype-based genetic association study (PGAS) in > 1,000 schizophrenia patients from the Göttingen Research Association for Schizophrenia (GRAS) data collection and found an association between the MMP-9 rs20544 C/T single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) located in the 3'untranslated region (UTR) and the severity of a chronic delusional syndrome...
June 16, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616095/acamprosate-in-a-mouse-model-of-fragile-x-syndrome-modulation-of-spontaneous-cortical-activity-erk1-2-activation-locomotor-behavior-and-anxiety
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Tori L Schaefer, Matthew H Davenport, Lindsay M Grainger, Chandler K Robinson, Anthony T Earnheart, Melinda S Stegman, Anna L Lang, Amy A Ashworth, Gemma Molinaro, Kimberly M Huber, Craig A Erickson
BACKGROUND: Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) occurs as a result of a silenced fragile X mental retardation 1 gene (FMR1) and subsequent loss of fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) expression. Loss of FMRP alters excitatory/inhibitory signaling balance, leading to increased neuronal hyperexcitability and altered behavior. Acamprosate (the calcium salt of N-acetylhomotaurinate), a drug FDA-approved for relapse prevention in the treatment of alcohol dependence in adults, is a novel agent with multiple mechanisms that may be beneficial for people with FXS...
2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615204/human-cytomegalovirus-ie2-protein-disturbs-brain-development-by-dysregulating-neural-stem-cell-maintenance-and-the-polarization-of-migrating-neurons
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Dasol Han, Sung-Hyun Byun, Juwan Kim, Mookwang Kwon, Samuel J Pleasure, Jin-Hyun Ahn, Keejung Yoon
Despite the high incidence of severe defects in the central nervous system caused by human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) congenital infection, the mechanism of HCMV neuropathogenesis and the roles of individual viral genes have not yet been fully determined. In this study, we show that the immediate-early 2 (IE2) protein may play a key role in HCMV-caused neurodevelopmental disorders. IE2-transduced neural progenitor cells gave rise to neurospheres with a lower frequency and produced smaller neurospheres than control cells in vitro, indicating reduction of self-renewal and expansion of neural progenitors by IE2...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604960/-analysis-of-uqcrb-gene-mutation-in-a-child-with-mitochondrial-complex-iii-deficiency
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Ting Zhang, Fang Hong, Guling Qian, Fan Tong, Xuelian Zhou, Xiaolei Huang, Rulai Yang, Xinwen Huang
OBJECTIVE: To delineate the clinical, biochemical and genetic mutational characteristics of a child with mitochondrial complex III deficiency. METHODS: Clinical information and results of auxiliary examination of the patient were analyzed. Next-generation sequencing of the mitochondrial genome and related nuclear genes was carried out. Suspected mutation was confirmed in both parents with Sanger sequencing. Heterozygous deletion was mapped with chromosomal microarray analysis and confirmed with real-time PCR...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602015/clinical-and-genetic-analysis-of-indian-patients-with-ndp-related-retinopathies
#9
Dhandayuthapani Sudha, Aparna Ganapathy, Puja Mohan, Ashraf U Mannan, Shuba Krishna, Srividya Neriyanuri, Meenakshi Swaminathan, Pukhraj Rishi, Subbulakshmi Chidambaram, Jayamuruga Pandian Arunachalam
PURPOSE: NDP-related retinopathies are a group of X-linked disorders characterized by degenerative and proliferative changes of the neuroretina, occasionally accompanied with varying degrees of mental retardation and sensorineural hearing loss. NDP is the predominant gene associated with NDP-related retinopathies. The purpose of this study was to report the clinical and genetic findings in three unrelated patients diagnosed with NDP-related retinopathies. METHODS: The patients underwent complete ophthalmic examination followed by genetic analyses...
June 10, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592010/-clinical-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-three-cases-with-hyperornithinemia-hyperammonemia-homocitrullinuria-syndrome
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H Z Guan, Y Ding, D X Li, H Dong, J Q Song, Y Jin, Z J Zhu, L Y Sun, Y L Yang
Objective: To study the clinical characteristics, methods of diagnosis and treatment of hyperornithinemia-hyperammonemia- homocitrullinuria (HHH) syndrome. Method: From July 2011 to August 2016, 3 Chinese patients with HHH syndrome were enrolled in this study. The clinical course, biochemical features, brain MRI findings, and gene mutations were analyzed. Result: The three patients' age at onset of symptoms was 3 months to 7 years, and the age of diagonosis was 3 years and 10 months to 9 years and 10 months...
June 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574807/genetic-studies-in-a-patient-with-x-linked-retinoschisis-coexisting-with-developmental-delay-and-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Dhandayuthapani Sudha, Irene Rosita Pia Patric, Aparna Ganapathy, Smitha Agarwal, Shuba Krishna, Srividya Neriyanuri, Sarangapani Sripriya, Parveen Sen, Subbulakshmi Chidambaram, Jayamuruga Pandian Arunachalam
BACKGROUND: In this study, we present a juvenile retinoschisis patient with developmental delay, sensorineural hearing loss, and reduced axial tone. X-linked juvenile retinoschisis (XLRS) is a retinal dystrophy, most often not associated with systemic anomalies and also not showing any locus heterogeneity. Therefore it was of interest to understand the genetic basis of the condition in this patient. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RS1 gene screening for XLRS was performed by Sanger sequencing...
May 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556411/the-genetic-landscape-of-familial-congenital-hydrocephalus
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Ranad Shaheen, Mohammed Adeeb Sebai, Nisha Patel, Nour Ewida, Wesam Kurdi, Ikhlass Altweijri, Sameera Sogaty, Elham Almardawi, Mohammed Zain Seidahmed, Abdulrahman Alnemri, Sateesh Madirevula, Niema Ibrahim, Firdous Abdulwahab, Mais Hashem, Tarfa Al-Sheddi, Rana Alomar, Eman Alobeid, Bahauddin Sallout, Badi AlBaqawi, Wajeih AlAali, Nouf Ajaji, Harry Lesmana, Robert J Hopkin, Lucie Dupuis, Roberto Mendoza-Londono, Hadeel Al Rukban, Grace Yoon, Eissa Faqeih, Fowzan S Alkuraya
OBJECTIVE: Congenital hydrocephalus is an important birth defect, the genetics of which remains incompletely understood. To date, only four genes are known to cause Mendelian diseases in which congenital hydrocephalus is the main or sole clinical feature, two X-linked (L1CAM and AP1S2) and two autosomal recessive (CCDC88C and MPDZ). In this study, we aimed to determine the genetic etiology of familial congenital hydrocephalus with the assumption that these cases represent Mendelian forms of the disease...
May 26, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535372/a-brain-region-specific-neural-pathway-regulating-germinal-matrix-angiogenesis
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Shang Ma, Devi Santhosh, Peeyush Kumar T, Zhen Huang
Intimate communication between neural and vascular cells is critical for normal brain development and function. Germinal matrix (GM), a key primordium for the brain reward circuitry, is unique among brain regions for its distinct pace of angiogenesis and selective vulnerability to hemorrhage during development. A major neonatal condition, GM hemorrhage can lead to cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, and mental retardation. Here we identify a brain-region-specific neural progenitor-based signaling pathway dedicated to regulating GM vessel development...
May 22, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533625/beneficial-effect-of-interventional-exercise-on-autistic-fragile-x-syndrome
#14
REVIEW
Seunghoon Lee, Jinyoung Won, Sookyoung Park, Sang-Rae Lee, Kyu-Tae Chang, Joo-Heon Kim, Yonggeun Hong
[Purpose] The purpose of the present review is to discuss recent published articles in the understanding of efficacy of interventional exercise on autistic Fragile X syndrome (FXS) with special emphasis on its significance in clinical application in patients. [Methods] This review article was identified scientifically and/or clinically relevant articles from PubMed that directly/indirectly met the inclusion criteria. [Results] Mutation of fragile X mental retardation 1 (fmr1) gene on the X chromosome is related with loss of fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) that affecting physiological and behavioral abnormalities...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523540/rubinstein-taybi-syndrome-and-epigenetic-alterations
#15
Edward Korzus
Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS) is a rare genetic disorder in humans characterized by growth and psychomotor delay, abnormal gross anatomy, and mild to severe mental retardation (Rubinstein and Taybi, Am J Dis Child 105:588-608, 1963, Hennekam et al., Am J Med Genet Suppl 6:56-64, 1990). RSTS is caused by de novo mutations in epigenetics-associated genes, including the cAMP response element-binding protein (CREBBP), the gene-encoding protein referred to as CBP, and the EP300 gene, which encodes the p300 protein, a CBP homologue...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509881/dfmr1-plays-roles-in-small-rna-pathways-of-drosophila-melanogaster
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REVIEW
Valeria Specchia, Simona D'Attis, Antonietta Puricella, Maria Pia Bozzetti
Fragile-X syndrome is the most common form of inherited mental retardation accompanied by other phenotypes, including macroorchidism. The disorder originates with mutations in the Fmr1 gene coding for the FMRP protein, which, with its paralogs FXR1 and FXR2, constitute a well-conserved family of RNA-binding proteins. Drosophila melanogaster is a good model for the syndrome because it has a unique fragile X-related gene: dFmr1. Recently, in addition to its confirmed role in the miRNA pathway, a function for dFmr1 in the piRNA pathway, operating in Drosophila gonads, has been established...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496999/the-clinical-manifestations-and-genetic-implications-of-baraitser-winter-syndrome-type-2
#17
Tanya C Allawh, Barry Scott Brown
An 18-year-old Caucasian male was born by cesarean section weighing 2.6 kg (5 lb 14 oz) at birth after an uncomplicated pregnancy with no perinatal complications. Around 4 to 5 months of age, the patient's mother initially became concerned as he was experiencing signs of developmental delay and a mild floppy tone, in addition to facial features that resembled some form of mental retardation. The patient's older brother also experienced similar developmental symptoms and facial features that presented around the same age period as our patient...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488382/neuron-specific-knockdown-of-the-drosophila-fat-induces-reduction-of-life-span-deficient-locomotive-ability-shortening-of-motoneuron-terminal-branches-and-defects-in-axonal-targeting
#18
Aya Nakamura, Ryo Tanaka, Kazushige Morishita, Hideki Yoshida, Yujiro Higuchi, Hiroshi Takashima, Masamitsu Yamaguchi
Mutations in FAT4 gene, one of the human FAT family genes, have been identified in Van Maldergem syndrome (VMS) and Hennekam lymphangiectasia-lymphedema syndrome (HS). The FAT4 gene encodes a large protein with extracellular cadherin repeats, EGF-like domains and Laminin G-like domains. FAT4 plays a role in tumor suppression and planar cell polarity. Drosophila contains a human FAT4 homologue, fat. Drosophila fat has been mainly studied with Drosophila eye and wing systems. Here, we specially knocked down Drosophila fat in nerve system...
May 9, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478914/late-onset-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-caused-by-gmppb-mutations
#19
Hasan Balcin, Johanna Palmio, Sini Penttilä, Inger Nennesmo, Mikaela Lindfors, Göran Solders, Bjarne Udd
Mutations in GMPPB gene have been reported in patients with early-onset disease ranging from severe congenital muscular dystrophies to limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) with mental retardation. More recently mutations in GMPPB have been identified with congenital myasthenic syndromes as well as milder phenotypes. We report two unrelated cases with LGMD that underwent clinical, histopathological and genetic studies. In both cases, we found identical compound heterozygous GMPPB mutations c.79G>C p.D27H and c...
July 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476689/pax6-interacts-with-iba1-and-shows-age-associated-alterations-in-brain-of-aging-mice
#20
Shashank Kumar Maurya, Rajnikant Mishra
The Pax6, a transcriptional regulator and multifunctional protein, has been found critical for neurogenesis, neuro-degeneration, mental retardation, neuroendocrine tumors, glioblastoma and astrocytomas. The age-associated alteration in the expression of Pax6 in neuron and glia has also been observed in the immunologically privileged brain. Therefore, it is presumed that Pax6 may modulate brain immunity by activation of microglia either directly interacting with genes or proteins of microglia or indirectly though inflammation associated with neurodegeneration...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
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