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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926986/efficacy-of-octocog-alfa-advate-in-a-child-with-type-3-von-willebrand-disease-and-alloantibodies
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Gianluca Sottilotta, Francesca Luise, Elisabetta Massara, Vincenzo Oriana, Angela Piromalli
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most frequent inherited bleeding disorder and is caused by either a quantitative and/or qualitative defect of the multimeric glycoprotein vonWillebrand factor (VWF).[...].
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926971/mini-review-the-contribution-of-intermediate-phenotypes-to-gxe-effects-on-disorders-of-body-composition-in-the-new-omics-era
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REVIEW
Edna J Nava-Gonzalez, Esther C Gallegos-Cabriales, Irene Leal-Berumen, Raul A Bastarrachea
Studies of gene-environment (GxE) interactions describe how genetic and environmental factors influence the risk of developing disease. Intermediate (molecular or clinical) phenotypes (IPs) are traits or metabolic biomarkers that mediate the effects of gene-environment influences on risk behaviors. Functional systems genomics discovery offers mechanistic insights into how DNA variations affect IPs in order to detect genetic causality for a given disease. Disorders of body composition include obesity (OB), Type 2 diabetes (T2D), and osteoporosis (OSTP)...
September 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926334/family-phenotypic-heterogeneity-caused-by-mitochondrial-dna-mutation-a3243g
#3
Daniela Alves, Maria Eufémia Calmeiro, Carmo Macário, Rosa Silva
Maternally inherited diabetes and deafness is a rare form of diabetes caused by a mitochondrial DNA mutation. The index case is a 55-year-old woman who was admitted with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She had a history of diabetes mellitus and hearing loss. The patient's mother, two brothers and two sisters also had a history of diabetes and hearing loss. This pattern suggests a maternally inherited disorder. All siblings carried the A3243G mitochondrial DNA mutation. The identification of people with monogenic forms of diabetes mellitus is a diagnostic challenge...
August 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926021/the-economics-of-animal-welfare
#4
T J Gibson, E L Jackson
This paper examines four examples of animal welfare issues, demonstrating the interactions between welfare and economic principles. Welfare issues associated with purebred companion animals are examined in terms of predicted inherited diseases, highlighting the power of supply and demand in perpetuating traits in pets that compromise their well-being. The livestock industry is presented from the point of view of pig production and the impact that a major disease (pleurisy) has on production and the animals' welfare...
April 2017: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925941/cold-atmospheric-plasma-in-the-treatment-of-osteosarcoma
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Denis Gümbel, Sander Bekeschus, Nadine Gelbrich, Matthias Napp, Axel Ekkernkamp, Axel Kramer, Matthias B Stope
Human osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary malignant bone tumor occurring most commonly in adolescents and young adults. Major improvements in disease-free survival have been achieved by implementing a combination therapy consisting of radical surgical resection of the tumor and systemic multi-agent chemotherapy. However, long-term survival remains poor, so novel targeted therapies to improve outcomes for patients with osteosarcoma remains an area of active research. This includes immunotherapy, photodynamic therapy, or treatment with nanoparticles...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924537/inherited-thrombophilias-could-influence-the-reproductive-outcome-in-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#6
R Robeva, D Tanev, S Andonova, M Nikolova, A Tomova, Ph Kumanov, A Savov, R Rashkov, Zl Kolarov
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease associated with different reproductive complications in the affected women. Inherited thrombophilias are genetic factors increasing the risk for thromboembolism and recurrent pregnancy loss, but their influence on other reproductive disturbances in SLE patients has not been completely clarified. Two hundred and twenty-three Caucasian women (112 with SLE and 111 controls) were included in the study. Complete reproductive history of all SLE patients was carefully obtained...
June 30, 2017: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924487/a-novel-stop-mutation-p-gln22-of-dax1-nr0b1-results-in-late-onset-x-linked-adrenal-hypoplasia-congenita
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Judith Gerards, Michael M Ritter, Elke Kaminsky, Andreas Gal, Wolfgang Hoeppner, Marcus Quinkler
DAX1 (NR0B1) is an orphan nuclear receptor, which plays an important role in development and function of the adrenal glands and gonads. Mutations in DAX1 cause X-linked adrenal hypoplasia congenita (X-linked AHC), which is characterized by adrenal insufficiency (AI) and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HHG). Affected boys present with adrenal failure usually in childhood and, later in life, with delayed puberty. However, patients with a late-onset form of X-linked AHC have also been described in the past years...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924445/the-first-argentinian-family-with-familial-amyloidosis-of-the-finnish-type
#8
Francisco Lucero Saá, Federico Andrés Cremona, Natalia Ximena Mínguez, María Laura Igarzabal, Pablo Chiaradía
Familial amyloidosis of the Finnish type or Meretoja syndrome is a rare autosomic dominant inherited systemic condition. It was first described by Meretoja in Finland in 1969. It is a disease produced by a single mutation in the gene coding for gelsolin, which generates an abnormal protein that cumulates in tissues and leads to various signs. Obtaining an early diagnosis can be challenging, as the first manifestations of the disease are ophthalmological and may only be seen with slit-lamp biomicroscopy. We present the first 3 cases diagnosed in Argentina, confirmed by genetic molecular testing...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924140/linoleic-and-palmitoleic-acid-block-streptokinase-mediated-plasminogen-activation-and-reduce-severity-of-invasive-group-a-streptococcal-infection
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Katharina Rox, Rolf Jansen, Torsten G Loof, Christine M Gillen, Steffen Bernecker, Mark J Walker, Gursharan Singh Chhatwal, Rolf Müller
In contrast to mild infections of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) invasive infections of GAS still pose a serious health hazard: GAS disseminates from sterile sites into the blood stream or deep tissues and causes sepsis or necrotizing fasciitis. In this case antibiotics do not provide an effective cure as the bacteria are capable to hide from them very quickly. Therefore, new remedies are urgently needed. Starting from a myxobacterial natural products screening campaign, we identified two fatty acids isolated from myxobacteria, linoleic and palmitoleic acid, specifically blocking streptokinase-mediated activation of plasminogen and thereby preventing streptococci from hijacking the host's plasminogen/plasmin system...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923712/il-15-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-the-genetics-of-atherosclerosis-disease-gea-mexican-study
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Javier Angeles-Martínez, Rosalinda Posadas-Sánchez, Nonanzit Pérez-Hernández, José Manuel Rodríguez-Pérez, José Manuel Fragoso, Eyerahi Bravo-Flores, Carlos Posadas-Romero, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón
Interleukin IL-15 (IL-15) has been implicated in the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of IL-15 gene polymorphisms as susceptibility markers for development of subclinical atherosclerosis (SA) and cardiovascular risk factors in Mexican population. Four IL-15 gene polymorphisms (rs4956403, rs3806798, rs1057972 and rs10833) were analyzed in a group of 397 individuals with SA and 1120 controls. Under different inheritance models adjusted by traditional risk factors, the rs10833T allele was associated with increased risk of developing SA [OR=1...
September 15, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923333/buccal-cell-micronucleus-frequency-is-significantly-elevated-in-patients-with-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-2
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Dany A Cuello-Almarales, Luis E Almaguer-Mederos, Yaimé Vázquez-Mojena, Dennis Almaguer-Gotay, Pedro Zayas-Feria, José M Laffita-Mesa, Yanetza González-Zaldívar, Raúl Aguilera-Rodríguez, Annelié Rodríguez-Estupiñán, Luis Velázquez-Pérez
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) is part of a group of at least nine dominantly inherited disorders characterized by progressive degeneration of specific neuronal populations and a shared mutational mechanism involving the expansion of a CAG repeat tract in coding regions of novel genes. Efforts have been made to identify biomarkers of disease progression, which would allow timely preventive therapeutic interventions. In the present study was assessed the influence of several genome instability biomarkers on SCA2 clinical severity...
April 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923296/malignant-transformation-of-oral-leukoplakia-in-a-patient-with-dyskeratosis-congenita
#12
Michelle Bongiorno, Shayna Rivard, Daniel Hammer, Joshua Kentosh
Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is a rare, inherited, bone marrow failure syndrome caused by premature telomere shortening. The classic mucocutaneous triad of clinical features comprises reticulated skin pigmentation, nail dysplasia, and oral leukoplakia. Multiple somatic features, including bone marrow failure, pulmonary fibrosis, and liver disease, are also common. DC significantly increases the risk for malignant transformation, including myelodysplastic syndrome, acute myeloid leukemia, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and anogenital cancer...
August 12, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923014/scn8a-mutations-in-chinese-patients-with-early-onset-epileptic-encephalopathy-and-benign-infantile-seizures
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Jiaping Wang, Hua Gao, Xinhua Bao, Qingping Zhang, Jiarui Li, Liping Wei, Xiru Wu, Yan Chen, Shujie Yu
BACKGROUND: SCN8A mutations have recently been associated with epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders. This study aimed to broaden the phenotypic-spectrum of disease related with SCN8A mutations. METHODS: To identify the pathogenic gene of a Chinese family, in which six members suffered from epilepsy, whole-exome sequencing was performed. In addition, target next-generation sequencing (NGS) was performed on 178 sporadic patients, who had epilepsy of unknown etiology within 6 months after birth...
September 18, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922846/different-complicated-brain-pathologies-in-monozygotic-twins-with-gerstmann-str%C3%A3-ussler-scheinker-disease
#14
Hiroyuki Honda, Kensuke Sasaki, Hiroshi Takashima, Daisuke Mori, Sachiko Koyama, Satoshi O Suzuki, Toru Iwaki
Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease (GSS) is an autosomal, dominantly inherited prion disease. In this study, we present different complicated brain pathologies determined postmortem of monozygotic GSS twin sisters. Case 1 showed cerebellar ataxia at the age of 58 years, and died at 66 years. Case 2 became symptomatic at the age of 75 years, and died at 79 years. There was a 17-year difference in the age of onset between the twins. Postmortem examination revealed numerous prion protein (PrP) plaques in the brains of both cases...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922471/a-phenotype-combining-hidradenitis-suppurativa-with-dowling-degos-disease-caused-by-a-founder-mutation-in-psenen
#15
M Pavlovsky, O Sarig, M Eskin-Schwartz, N Malchin, R Bochner, J Mohamad, A Gat, A Peled, A Hafner, E Sprecher
Dowling-Degos disease, featuring reticulate pigmentation, and familial hidradenitis suppurativa share many clinical features including autosomal dominant inheritance, flexural location and follicular defects. The co-existence of the two disorders was recently found to result from mutations in PSENEN, encoding protein presenilin enhancer gamma-secretase subunit. Here we report 4 additional families of Jewish Ashkenazi origin who presented with clinical features characteristic of both disorders. All patients were found to carry the same, heterozygous mutation in PSENEN (c...
September 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922105/hereditary-multiple-exostoses-clinical-molecular-and-radiologic-survey-in-9-families
#16
Karel Medek, Jiří Zeman, Tomáš Honzík, Hana Hansíková, Štěpánka Švecová, Kamila Beránková, Vendula Kučerová Vidrová, Miloslav Kuklík, Jiří Chomiak, Markéta Tesařová
Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) represents a heterogeneous group of diseases often associated with progressive skeletal deformities. Most frequently, mutations in EXT1 and EXT2 genes with autosomal dominant inheritance are responsible for HME. In our group of 9 families with HME we evaluated the clinical course of the disease and analysed molecular background using Sanger sequencing and MLPA in EXT1 and EXT2 genes. The mean age in our group of patients, when the first exostosis was recognised was 4.5 years (range 2-10 years) and the number of exostoses per one patient documented on X-ray ranged from 2 to 54...
2017: Prague Medical Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920889/therapies-targeting-dna-and-rna-in-huntington-s-disease
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REVIEW
Edward J Wild, Sarah J Tabrizi
No disease-slowing treatment exists for Huntington's disease, but its monogenic inheritance makes it an appealing candidate for the development of therapies targeting processes close to its genetic cause. Huntington's disease is caused by CAG repeat expansions in the HTT gene, which encodes the huntingtin protein; development of therapies to target HTT transcription and the translation of its mRNA is therefore an area of intense investigation. Huntingtin-lowering strategies include antisense oligonucleotides and RNA interference targeting mRNA, and zinc finger transcriptional repressors and CRISPR-Cas9 methods aiming to reduce transcription by targeting DNA...
October 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918056/the-therapeutic-potential-of-crispr-cas9-systems-in-oncogene-addicted-cancer-types-virally-driven-cancers-as-a-model-system
#18
REVIEW
Luqman Jubair, Nigel A J McMillan
The field of gene editing is undergoing unprecedented growth. The first ex vivo human clinical trial in China started in 2016, more than 1000 US patents have been filed, and there is exponential growth in publications. The ability to edit genes with high fidelity is promising for the development of new treatments for a range of diseases, particularly inherited conditions, infectious diseases, and cancers. For cancer, a major issue is the identification of driver mutations and oncogenes to target for therapeutic effect, and this requires the development of robust models with which to prove their efficacy...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918053/ush2a-gene-editing-using-the-crispr-system
#19
Carla Fuster-García, Gema García-García, Elisa González-Romero, Teresa Jaijo, María D Sequedo, Carmen Ayuso, Rafael P Vázquez-Manrique, José M Millán, Elena Aller
Usher syndrome (USH) is a rare autosomal recessive disease and the most common inherited form of combined visual and hearing impairment. Up to 13 genes are associated with this disorder, with USH2A being the most prevalent, due partially to the recurrence rate of the c.2299delG mutation. Excluding hearing aids or cochlear implants for hearing impairment, there are no medical solutions available to treat USH patients. The repair of specific mutations by gene editing is, therefore, an interesting strategy that can be explored using the CRISPR/Cas9 system...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917829/a-chinese-boy-with-geleophysic-dysplasia-caused-by-compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-adamtsl2
#20
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
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