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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102838/autophagy-dysregulation-in-danon-disease
#1
Anna Chiara Nascimbeni, Marina Fanin, Corrado Angelini, Marco Sandri
The autophagy-lysosome system is critical for muscle homeostasis and defects in lysosomal function result in a number of inherited muscle diseases, generally referred to as autophagic vacuolar myopathies (AVMs). Among them, Danon Disease (DD) and glycogen storage disease type II (GSDII) are due to primary lysosomal protein defects. DD is characterized by mutations in the lysosome-associated membrane protein 2 (LAMP2) gene. The DD mouse model suggests that inefficient lysosome biogenesis/maturation and impairment of autophagosome-lysosome fusion contribute to the pathogenesis of muscle wasting...
January 19, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102337/deep-brain-stimulation-for-myoclonus-dystonia-syndrome-with-double-mutations-in-dyt1-and-dyt11
#2
Jia-Wei Wang, Ji-Ping Li, Yun-Peng Wang, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Yu-Qing Zhang
Myoclonus-dystonia syndrome (MDS) is a rare autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by the presentation of both myoclonic jerks and dystonia. Evidence is emerging that deep brain stimulation (DBS) may be a promising treatment for MDS. However, there are no studies reporting the effects of DBS on MDS with double mutations in DYT1 and DYT11. Two refractory MDS patients with double mutations were treated between 2011 and 2015 in our center. Genetic testing for DYT1 and DYT11 was performed through polymerase chain reaction amplification and direct sequencing of the specific exons of genes...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101371/a-novel-plp1-mutation-f240l-identified-in-a-patient-with-connatal-type-pelizaeus-merzbacher-disease
#3
Yongping Lu, Keiko Shimojima, Tomoko Sakuma, Sachiko Nakaoka, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) is an X-linked recessive hypomyelination disorder caused by mutations in the proteolipid protein 1 gene (PLP1) located on chromosome Xq22. A male patient showed severe developmental delay, pendular nystagmus and laryngeal wheezing. The auditory brain stem response showed only the first wave and brain magnetic resonance imaging showed white matter hypomyelination, suggesting typical PMD. A novel PLP1 mutation, F240L, which was inherited from his mother, was identified.
2017: Human Genome Variation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100843/pathophysiology-and-molecular-basis-of-selected-metabolic-abnormalities-in-huntington-s-disease
#4
Jolanta Krzysztoń-Russjan
Huntington's disease (HD) is an incurable, devastating neurodegenerative disease with a known genetic background and autosomally dominant inheritance pattern. HTT gene mutation (mHTT) is associated with polymorphic fragment elongation above 35 repeats of the CAG triplet. The mHTT product is an altered protein with a poly-Q elongated fragment, with the highest expression determined in the central nervous system (CNS) and with differentiated expression outside the CNS. A drastic loss of striatal and deeper layers of the cerebral cortex neurons was determined in the CNS, but muscle and body weight mass loss with dysfunction of many organs was also observed...
December 30, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100454/gene-therapy-targeting-oligodendrocytes-provides-therapeutic-benefit-in-a-leukodystrophy-model
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Elena Georgiou, Kyriaki Sidiropoulou, Jan Richter, Christos Papaneophytou, Irene Sargiannidou, Alexia Kagiava, Georg von Jonquieres, Christina Christodoulou, Matthias Klugmann, Kleopas A Kleopa
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher-like disease or hypomyelinating leukodystrophy-2 is an autosomal recessively inherited leukodystrophy with childhood onset resulting from mutations in the gene encoding the gap junction protein connexin 47 (Cx47, encoded by GJC2). Cx47 is expressed specifically in oligodendrocytes and is crucial for gap junctional communication throughout the central nervous system. Previous studies confirmed that a cell autonomous loss-of-function mechanism underlies hypomyelinating leukodystrophy-2 and that transgenic oligodendrocyte-specific expression of another connexin, Cx32 (GJB1), can restore gap junctions in oligodendrocytes to achieve correction of the pathology in a disease model...
January 18, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099933/loss-of-maternal-chromosome-11-is-a-signature-event-in-sdhaf2-sdhd-and-vhl-related-paragangliomas-but-less-significant-in-sdhb-related-paragangliomas
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Attje S Hoekstra, Erik F Hensen, Ekaterina S Jordanova, Esther Korpershoek, Anouk Na van der Horst-Schrivers, Cees Cornelisse, Eleonora Pm Corssmit, Frederik J Hes, Jeroen C Jansen, Henricus Pm Kunst, Henri Jlm Timmers, Adrian Bateman, Diana Eccles, Judith Vmg Bovée, Peter Devilee, Jean-Pierre Bayley
Germline mutations in the succinate dehydrogenase (SDHA, SDHB, SDHC, SDHD, SDHAF2) or Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) genes cause hereditary paraganglioma/pheochromocytoma. While SDHB (1p36) and VHL (3p25) are associated with autosomal dominant disease, SDHD (11q23) and SDHAF2 (11q13) show a remarkable parent-of-origin effect whereby tumor formation is almost completely dependent on paternal transmission of the mutant allele. Loss of the entire maternal copy of chromosome 11 occurs frequently in SDHD-linked tumors, and has been suggested to be the basis for this typical inheritance pattern...
January 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099363/different-ret-gene-mutation-induced-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2a-in-3-chinese-families
#7
Qiuli Liu, Dali Tong, Wenqiang Yuan, Gaolei Liu, Gang Yuan, Weihua Lan, Dianzheng Zhang, Jun Zhang, Zaoming Huang, Yao Zhang, Jun Jiang
BACKGROUD: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A) is a condition with inherited autosomal dominant mutations in RET (rearranged during transfection) gene that predisposes the carrier to extremely high risk of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and other MEN2A-associated tumors such as parathyroid cancer and/or pheochromocytoma. Little is reported about MEN2A syndrome in the Chinese population. METHODS: All members of the 3 families along with specific probands of MEN2A were analyzed for their clinical, laboratory, and genetic characteristics...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098945/frequency-of-cnksr2-mutation-in-the-x-linked-epilepsy-aphasia-spectrum
#8
John A Damiano, Rosemary Burgess, Sara Kivity, Tally Lerman-Sagie, Zaid Afawi, Ingrid E Scheffer, Samuel F Berkovic, Michael S Hildebrand
Synaptic proteins are critical to neuronal function in the brain, and their deficiency can lead to seizures and cognitive impairments. CNKSR2 (connector enhancer of KSR2) is a synaptic protein involved in Ras signaling-mediated neuronal proliferation, migration and differentiation. Mutations in the X-linked gene CNKSR2 have been described in patients with seizures and neurodevelopmental deficits, especially those affecting language. In this study, we sequenced 112 patients with phenotypes within the epilepsy-aphasia spectrum (EAS) to determine the frequency of CNKSR2 mutation within this complex set of disorders...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098348/impact-of-lysosomal-storage-disorders-on-biology-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-evidences-from-in-vitro-silencing-of-glucocerebrosidase-gba-and-alpha-galactosidase-a-gla-enzymes
#9
T Squillaro, I Antonucci, N Alessio, A Esposito, M Cipollaro, Mab Melone, G Peluso, L Stuppia, U Galderisi
Lysosomal storage disorders (LDS) comprise a group of rare multisystemic diseases resulting from inherited gene mutations that impair lysosomal homeostasis. The most common LSDs, Gaucher disease (GD) and Fabry disease (FD) are caused by deficiencies in the lysosomal glucocerebrosidase (GBA) and alpha-galactosidase A (GLA) enzymes, respectively. Given the systemic nature of enzyme deficiency, we hypothesized that the stem cell compartment of GD and FD patients might be also affected. Among stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a commonly investigated population given their role in hematopoiesis and the homeostatic maintenance of many organs and tissues...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097853/-clinical-and-molecular-study-in-a-family-with-autosomal-dominant-hypohidrotic-ectodermal-dysplasia
#10
Michele Callea, Francisco Cammarata-Scalisi, Colin E Willoughby, Sabrina R Giglio, Ilaria Sani, Sara Bargiacchi, Giovanna Traficante, Emanuele Bellacchio, Gianluca Tadini, Izzet Yavuz, Angela Galeotti, Gabriella Clarich
Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) is a rare disease characterized by deficiency in development of structure derived from the ectoderm and is caused by mutations in the genes EDA, EDAR, or EDARADD. Phenotypes caused by mutations in these three may exhibit similar clinical features, explained by a common signaling pathway. Mutations in EDA gene cause X linked HED, which is the most common form. Mutations in EDAR and EDARADD genes cause autosomal dominant and recessive form of HED. The most striking clinical findings in HED are hypodontia, hypotrichosis and hypohidrosis that can lead to episodes of hyperthermia...
1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097511/brain-calcification-and-movement-disorders
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REVIEW
Vladimir S Kostić, Igor N Petrović
Brain calcifications may be an incidental finding on neuroimaging in normal, particularly older individuals, but can also indicate numerous hereditary and nonhereditary syndromes, and metabolic, environmental, infectious, autoimmune, mitochondrial, traumatic, or toxic disorders. Bilateral calcifications most commonly affecting the basal ganglia may often be found in idiopathic cases, and a new term, primary familial brain calcification (PFBC), has been proposed that recognizes the genetic causes of the disorder and that calcifications occurred well beyond the basal ganglia...
January 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097321/diagnostic-yield-and-novel-candidate-genes-by-exome-sequencing-in-152-consanguineous-families-with-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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Miriam S Reuter, Hasan Tawamie, Rebecca Buchert, Ola Hosny Gebril, Tawfiq Froukh, Christian Thiel, Steffen Uebe, Arif B Ekici, Mandy Krumbiegel, Christiane Zweier, Juliane Hoyer, Karolin Eberlein, Judith Bauer, Ute Scheller, Tim M Strom, Sabine Hoffjan, Ehab R Abdelraouf, Nagwa A Meguid, Ahmad Abboud, Mohammed Ayman Al Khateeb, Mahmoud Fakher, Saber Hamdan, Amina Ismael, Safia Muhammad, Ebtessam Abdallah, Heinrich Sticht, Dagmar Wieczorek, André Reis, Rami Abou Jamra
Importance: Autosomal recessive inherited neurodevelopmental disorders are highly heterogeneous, and many, possibly most, of the disease genes are still unknown. Objectives: To promote the identification of disease genes through confirmation of previously described genes and presentation of novel candidates and provide an overview of the diagnostic yield of exome sequencing in consanguineous families. Design, Setting, and Participants: Autozygosity mapping in families and exome sequencing of index patients were performed in 152 consanguineous families (the parents descended from a same ancestor) with at least 1 offspring with intellectual disability (ID)...
January 11, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096993/like-father-like-daughter-inherited-cutis-aplasia-occurring-in-a-family-with-marfan-syndrome-a-case-report
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Yasmin Florence Khodeja Islam, Charles A Williams, Jennifer Jane Schoch, Israel David Andrews
We present the case of a newborn with co-occurrence of Marfan syndrome and aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) and a family history significant for Marfan syndrome and ACC in the father. This case details a previously unreported mutation in Marfan syndrome and describes a novel coinheritance of Marfan syndrome and ACC.
January 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096245/prion-like-characteristics-of-polyglutamine-containing-proteins
#14
Margaret M P Pearce, Ron R Kopito
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies are infectious neurodegenerative diseases caused by the conversion of prion protein (PrP) into a self-replicating conformation that spreads via templated conversion of natively folded PrP molecules within or between cells. Recent studies provide compelling evidence that prion-like behavior is a general property of most protein aggregates associated with neurodegenerative diseases. Many of these disorders are associated with spontaneous protein aggregation, but genetic mutations can increase the aggregation propensity of specific proteins, including expansion of polyglutamine (polyQ) tracts, which is causative of nine inherited neurodegenerative diseases...
January 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095804/pulmonary-manifestations-in-niemann-pick-type-c-disease-with-mutations-in-npc2-gene-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#15
Jayesh Sheth, Jijo John Joseph, Krati Shah, Mamta Muranjan, Mehul Mistri, Frenny Sheth
BACKGROUND: Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is an inherited metabolic disorder; due to defect in cellular cholesterol trafficking. It is clinically a heterogeneous disease with variable age of onset with multiple organ systems being involved. NPC1 gene is involved in 95% cases where as remaining ~5% cases are linked with NPC2 gene. CASE PRESENTATION: Case-1, a 14-months-old female presented with recurrent respiratory distress, failure to thrive and hepatosplenomegaly...
January 17, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095637/gene-therapy-for-achromatopsia
#16
REVIEW
Stylianos Michalakis, Christian Schön, Elvir Becirovic, Martin Biel
AIM: This review summarizes the current status of Achromatopsia (ACHM) gene therapy-related research activities and provides an outlook for their clinical application. DISCUSSION: ACHM is an inherited eye disease characterized by congenital absence of cone photoreceptor function. As a consequence, ACHM is associated with strongly impaired daylight vision, photophobia, nystagmus, and lack of color discrimination. Currently, six genes have been linked to ACHM. Up to 80% of the patients carry mutations in the genes CNGA3 and CNGB3 encoding the two subunits of the cone cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channel...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095098/reduced-penetrance-in-a-large-caucasian-pedigree-with-stickler-syndrome
#17
Stuart W Tompson, Charles Johnson, Diana Abbott, Benjamin Bakall, Vincent Soler, Tammy L Yanovitch, Kristina N Whisenhunt, Thomas Klemm, Steve Rozen, Edwin M Stone, Max Johnson, Terri L Young
BACKGROUND: In a four-generation Caucasian family variably diagnosed with autosomal dominant (AD) Stickler or Wagner disease, commercial gene screening failed to identify a mutation in COL2A1 or VCAN. We utilized linkage mapping and exome sequencing to identify the causal variant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genomic DNA samples collected from 40 family members were analyzed. A whole-genome linkage scan was performed using Illumina HumanLinkage-24 BeadChip followed by two-point and multipoint linkage analyses using FASTLINK and MERLIN...
January 17, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093616/rare-germline-alterations-in-cancer-related-genes-associated-with-the-risk-of-multiple-primary-tumor-development
#18
Rolando A R Villacis, Tatiane R Basso, Luisa M Canto, Maísa Pinheiro, Karina M Santiago, Juliana Giacomazzi, Cláudia A A de Paula, Dirce M Carraro, Patrícia Ashton-Prolla, Maria I Achatz, Silvia R Rogatto
: Multiple primary tumors (MPT) have been described in carriers of inherited cancer predisposition genes. However, the genetic etiology of a large proportion of MPT cases remains unclear. We reviewed 267 patients with hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes (HCPS) that underwent genetic counseling and selected 22 patients with MPT to perform genomic analysis (CytoScan HD Array, Affymetrix) aiming to identify new alterations related to a high risk of developing MPT. Twenty patients had a positive family history of cancer and 11 met phenotypic criteria for HCPS...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093525/mafb-determines-human-macrophage-anti-inflammatory-polarization-relevance-for-the-pathogenic-mechanisms-operating-in-multicentric-carpotarsal-osteolysis
#19
Víctor D Cuevas, Laura Anta, Rafael Samaniego, Emmanuel Orta-Zavalza, Juan Vladimir de la Rosa, Geneviève Baujat, Ángeles Domínguez-Soto, Paloma Sánchez-Mateos, María M Escribese, Antonio Castrillo, Valérie Cormier-Daire, Miguel A Vega, Ángel L Corbí
Macrophage phenotypic and functional heterogeneity derives from tissue-specific transcriptional signatures shaped by the local microenvironment. Most studies addressing the molecular basis for macrophage heterogeneity have focused on murine cells, whereas the factors controlling the functional specialization of human macrophages are less known. M-CSF drives the generation of human monocyte-derived macrophages with a potent anti-inflammatory activity upon stimulation. We now report that knockdown of MAFB impairs the acquisition of the anti-inflammatory profile of human macrophages, identify the MAFB-dependent gene signature in human macrophages and illustrate the coexpression of MAFB and MAFB-target genes in CD163(+) tissue-resident and tumor-associated macrophages...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093145/re-inherited-dna-repair-gene-mutations-in-men-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer
#20
Samir S Taneja
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February 2017: Journal of Urology
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