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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432645/efficacy-of-lomitapide-in-the-treatment-of-familial-homozygous-hypercholesterolemia-results-of-a-real-world-clinical-experience-in-italy
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Laura D'Erasmo, Angelo Baldassare Cefalù, Davide Noto, Antonina Giammanco, Maurizio Averna, Paolo Pintus, Paolo Medde, Giovanni Battista Vigna, Cesare Sirtori, Laura Calabresi, Chiara Pavanello, Marco Bucci, Carlo Sabbà, Patrizia Suppressa, Francesco Natale, Paolo Calabrò, Tiziana Sampietro, Federico Bigazzi, Francesco Sbrana, Katia Bonomo, Fulvio Sileo, Marcello Arca
INTRODUCTION: Homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH) is a rare form of inherited dyslipidemia resistant to conventional cholesterol-lowering medications so that lipoprotein apheresis (LA) is usually required. Lomitapide has been approved for the treatment of HoFH. The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits of lomitapide in HoFH patients followed with the usual clinical care. METHODS: Clinical and biochemical data were retrospectively collected in 15 HoFH patients (10 with mutations in the LDLR gene and 5 in the LDLRAP1 gene) treated for at least 6 months with lomitapide in addition to lipid-lowering therapies (LLT) in different Lipid Clinics across Italy...
April 21, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431513/functional-characterization-of-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l-clade-v-mlo-genes
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Jeroen A Berg, Michela Appiano, Gerard Bijsterbosch, Richard G F Visser, Henk J Schouten, Yuling Bai
BACKGROUND: Powdery mildew (PM) causing fungi are well-known pathogens, infecting over 10.000 plant species, including the economically important crop cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Loss-of-function mutations in clade V MLO genes have previously been shown to lead to recessively inherited broad-spectrum resistance to PM in several species. In cucumber, one clade V MLO homolog (CsaMLO8) was previously identified as being a susceptibility factor to PM. Two other closely related homologs (CsaMLO1 and CsaMLO11) were found, but their function was not yet unravelled...
April 21, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430892/anti-arrhythmic-potential-of-the-late-sodium-current-inhibitor-gs-458967-in-murine-scn5a-1798insd-and-human-scn5a-1795insd-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Vincent Portero, Simona Casini, Maaike Hoekstra, Arie O Verkerk, Isabella Mengarelli, Luiz Belardinelli, Sridharan Rajamani, Arthur A M Wilde, Connie R Bezzina, Marieke W Veldkamp, Carol Ann Remme
AIM: Selective inhibition of cardiac late sodium current (INaL) is an emerging target in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. We investigated the electrophysiological effects of GS-458967 (GS967), a potent, selective inhibitor of INaL, in an overlap syndrome model of both gain and loss of sodium channel function, comprising cardiomyocytes derived from both human SCN5A-1795insD+/- induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC-CMs) and mice carrying the homologous mutation Scn5a-1798insD+/-...
April 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430294/grn-mutation-in-a-patient-with-a-behavioral-variant-of-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-bvftd
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Sylwia Walczysková, Pavel Ressner, Šárka Hilscherová, Jaroslav Kotlas, Jiří Konrád, Věnceslava Svobodová
<i>The clinical spectrum of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is characterized by personality changes, language impairment, and executive function deficits. About 40% of FTLD cases have a family history of the disease, and the GRN gene is currently the most frequent genetic determinant. In cases of inherited FTLD with GRN mutations, parkinsonism is often an early sign due to greater grey matter atrophy in the caudate nucleus and bilateral atrophy in the thalamus. We investigated a female patient with signs of frontotemporal lobe atrophy and unilateral caudate nucleus atrophy on MRI...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430167/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-modeling-of-gaucher-s-disease-what-have-we-learned
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Dino Matias Santos, Gustavo Tiscornia
Gaucher's disease (GD) is the most frequently inherited lysosomal storage disease, presenting both visceral and neurologic symptoms. Mutations in acid β-glucocerebrosidase disrupt the sphingolipid catabolic pathway promoting glucosylceramide (GlcCer) accumulation in lysosomes. Current treatment options are enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) and substrate reduction therapy (SRT). However, neither of these approaches is effective in treating the neurological aspect of the disease. The use of small pharmacological compounds that act as molecular chaperones is a promising approach that is still experimental...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429715/mapping-clinicopathological-entities-within-colorectal-mucinous-adenocarcinomas-a-hierarchical-clustering-approach
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Charly Liddell, Laure Droy-Dupré, Sylvie Métairie, Fabrice Airaud, Christelle Volteau, Stéphane Bezieau, Christian L Laboisse, Jean-François Mosnier
The aim of this study was to interrogate the heterogeneity of colorectal mucinous adenocarcinomas. This study is based on hierarchical clustering approach combining clinicopathological and molecular patterns known to be relevant to oncogenesis and therapeutic management of patients with colorectal carcinoma, ie, microsatellite instability, O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) status, KRAS, and BRAF mutations and wnt signaling pathway activation. Comparison of the study group of 60 mucinous adenocarcinomas defined according to World Health Organization classification with control group of 136 colorectal adenocarcinomas successively removed shows higher frequency of BRAF and KRAS mutations and microsatellite instability-high status and lower frequency of wnt signaling pathway activation in mucinous adenocarcinomas...
April 21, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428341/ctf4-related-protein-recruits-lhp1-prc2-to-maintain-h3k27me3-levels-in-dividing-cells-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Yue Zhou, Emmanuel Tergemina, Haitao Cui, Alexander Förderer, Benjamin Hartwig, Geo Velikkakam James, Korbinian Schneeberger, Franziska Turck
Polycomb Repressive Complex (PRC) 2 catalyzes the H3K27me3 modification that warrants inheritance of a repressive chromatin structure during cell division, thereby assuring stable target gene repression in differentiated cells. It is still under investigation how H3K27me3 is passed on from maternal to filial strands during DNA replication; however, cell division can reinforce H3K27me3 coverage at target regions. To identify novel factors involved in the Polycomb pathway in plants, we performed a forward genetic screen for enhancers of the like heterochromatin protein 1 (lhp1) mutant, which shows relatively mild phenotypic alterations compared with other plant PRC mutants...
April 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428215/blocked-transcription-through-kvdmr1-results-in-absence-of-methylation-and-gene-silencing-resembling-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome
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Vir B Singh, Sirinapa Sribenja, Kayla E Wilson, Kristopher M Attwood, Joanna C Hillman, Shilpa Pathak, Michael J Higgins
The maternally methylated KvDMR1 ICR regulates imprinted expression of a cluster of maternally-expressed genes on human chromosome 11p15.5. Disruption of imprinting leads to Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS), an overgrowth and cancer predisposition condition. In the majority of BWS patients, maternal-specific methylation at KvDMR1 is absent and genes under its control are repressed. We analyzed a mouse model carrying a poly(A) truncation cassette inserted to prevent RNA transcripts from elongation through KvDMR1...
April 20, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427807/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-patients-with-myotonia-congenita
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Valentina Ferradini, Marco Cassone, Sara Nuovo, Ilaria Bagni, Rosaria D'Apice, Annalisa Botta, Giuseppe Novelli, Federica Sangiuolo
INTRODUCTION: Myotonia Congenita (MC) is a nondystrophic skeletal muscle disease characterized by muscle stiffness, weakness, delayed skeletal relaxation and hypertrophic muscle. The disease can be inherited as dominant or recessive. More than 130 mutations in CLCN1 gene have been identified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the entire coding region and exon-intron boundaries of the CLCN1 gene in 40 MC patients. Samples already Sanger-sequenced were successively evaluated by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), on Ion Torrent PGM...
April 17, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427283/break-induced-replication-in-eukaryotes-mechanisms-functions-and-consequences
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Cynthia J Sakofsky, Anna Malkova
Break-induced replication (BIR) is an important pathway specializing in repair of one-ended double-strand DNA breaks (DSBs). This type of DSB break typically arises at collapsed replication forks or at eroded telomeres. BIR initiates by invasion of a broken DNA end into a homologous template followed by initiation of DNA synthesis that can proceed for hundreds of kilobases. This synthesis is drastically different from S-phase replication in that instead of a replication fork, BIR proceeds via a migrating bubble and is associated with conservative inheritance of newly synthesized DNA...
April 21, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427100/dystrophinopathies-and-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophies
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Joana Domingos, Anna Sarkozy, Mariacristina Scoto, Francesco Muntoni
Muscular dystrophies are a heterogeneous group of inherited diseases. The natural history of these disorders along with their management have changed mainly due to a better understanding of their pathophysiology, the evolution of standards of care, and new treatment options. Dystrophinopathies include both Duchenne's and Becker's muscular dystrophies, but in reality they are a spectrum of muscle diseases caused by mutations in the gene that encodes the protein dystrophin. Duchenne's muscular dystrophy is the most common form of inherited muscle disease of childhood...
April 20, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426285/the-yin-and-yang-of-autism-genetics-how-rare-de-novo-and-common-variations-affect-liability
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Pauline Chaste, Kathryn Roeder, Bernie Devlin
The etiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is complex, involving both genetic and environmental contributions to individual and population-level liability. Early researchers hypothesized that ASD arises from polygenic inheritance, but later results, such as the identification of mutations in certain genes that are responsible for syndromes associated with ASD, led others to propose that de novo mutations of major effect would account for most cases. This yin and yang of monogenic causes and polygenic inheritance continues to this day...
April 19, 2017: Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425625/a-missense-mutation-in-damage-specific-dna-binding-protein-2-is-a-genetic-risk-factor-for-limbal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-horses
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Rebecca R Bellone, Jiayin Liu, Jessica L Petersen, Maura Mack, Moriel Singer-Berk, Cord Drögemüller, Julia Malvick, Barbara Wallner, Gottfried Brem, M Cecilia Penedo, Mary Lassaline
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common cancer of the equine eye, frequently originating at the limbus, with the potential to invade the cornea, cause visual impairment, and result in loss of the eye. Several breeds of horses have a high occurrence of limbal SCC implicating a genetic basis for limbal SCC predisposition. Pedigree analysis in the Haflinger breed supports a simple recessive mode of inheritance and a genome wide association study (N=23) identified a 1.5 Mb locus on ECA12 significantly associated with limbal SCC (Pcorrected = 0...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425581/clinical-biochemical-and-genetic-features-of-41-han-chinese-families-with-primary-hypertrophic-osteoarthropathy-and-their-therapeutic-response-to-etoricoxib-results-from-a-6-months-prospective-clinical-intervention
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Shan-Shan Li, Jin-We He, Wen-Zhen Fu, Yu-Juan Liu, Yun-Qiu Hu, Zhen-Lin Zhang
Primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (PHO) is a rare inherited disease caused by genetic defects in prostaglandin metabolism pathway; disturbed prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 ) catabolism resulting in increased PGE2 levels is suggested in the pathogenesis. Forty-three Han Chinese patients with PHO were studied and 41 of them were treated. Mutations in HPGD gene, causing hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, primary, autosomal recessive 1 (PHOAR1; OMIM 259100), were identified in 7 patients, and mutations in SLCO2A1 gene, causing hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, primary, autosomal recessive 2 (PHOAR2; OMIM 614441), were identified in 36 patients...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425419/a-rare-bsep-mutation-associated-with-a-mild-form-of-progressive-familial-intrahepatic-cholestasis-type-2
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Orith Waisbourd-Zinman, Lea F Surrey, Anna E Schwartz, Pierre A Russo, Jessica Wen
Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis type 2 (PFIC2) is a rare cholestatic disorder diagnosed in infancy or childhood that can lead to severe hepatic fibrosis and liver failure. Mutations in the ABCB11 gene result in a deficiency of the bile salt export protein (BSEP) and accumulation of bile inside the hepatocytes. Hepatocellular carcinoma is another condition associated with severe forms of deletion mutations in the ABCB11 gene. Treatment options including ursodeoxycholic acid biliary diversion have mixed outcomes and some patients require liver transplantation...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425111/-nails-only-phenotype-and-partial-dominance-of-p-glu170lys-mutation-in-a-family-with-epidermolysis-bullosa-simplex
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Álvaro González-Cantero, Ana Isabel Sánchez-Moya, Cristina Pérez-Hortet, Elena Martínez-Lorenzo, Blas Gómez-Dorado, Cristina Schoendorff-Ortega
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a heterogeneous group of rare, chronic, inherited skin disorders characterized by marked mechanical fragility of epithelial tissues, with blistering and erosions after minor trauma. We present the first report of a nails-only phenotype in two patients with epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) and a heterozygous pGlu170Lys mutation and the second reported case of EBS associated with a homozygous p.Glu170Lys mutation in the KRT5 gene. Our findings may be relevant for genetic counseling and for understanding the inheritance pattern of EBS...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423155/the-role-of-genetic-testing-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-review
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Olivia M Valencia, Selyne E Samuel, Rebecca K Viscusi, Taylor S Riall, Leigh A Neumayer, Hassan Aziz
Importance: In the United States from 2009 to 2013, the incidence of breast cancer was the highest of any cancer and the death rate was second to that of lung cancer. Approximately 5% to 10% of breast cancers are inheritable. Observations: BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline mutations account for up to 30% of inheritable breast cancers and are the most commonly assessed mutations in patients presenting with early-onset breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer, bilateral breast cancer, and a family history of breast cancer...
April 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423040/inheritance-patterns-of-atcct-repeat-interruptions-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-10-sca10-expansions
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Ivette Landrian, Karen N McFarland, Jilin Liu, Connie J Mulligan, Astrid Rasmussen, Tetsuo Ashizawa
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 10 (SCA10), an autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia disorder, is caused by a non-coding ATTCT microsatellite repeat expansion in the ataxin 10 gene. In a subset of SCA10 families, the 5'-end of the repeat expansion contains a complex sequence of penta- and heptanucleotide interruption motifs which is followed by a pure tract of tandem ATCCT repeats of unknown length at its 3'-end. Intriguingly, expansions that carry these interruption motifs correlate with an epileptic seizure phenotype and are unstable despite the theory that interruptions are expected to stabilize expanded repeats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421071/monogenic-autoinflammatory-diseases-with-mendelian-inheritance-genes-mutations-and-genotype-phenotype-correlations
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REVIEW
Davide Martorana, Francesco Bonatti, Paola Mozzoni, Augusto Vaglio, Antonio Percesepe
Autoinflammatory diseases (AIDs) are a genetically heterogeneous group of diseases caused by mutations of genes encoding proteins, which play a pivotal role in the regulation of the inflammatory response. In the pathogenesis of AIDs, the role of the genetic background is triggered by environmental factors through the modulation of the innate immune system. Monogenic AIDs are characterized by Mendelian inheritance and are caused by highly penetrant genetic variants in single genes. During the last years, remarkable progress has been made in the identification of disease-associated genes by using new technologies, such as next-generation sequencing, which has allowed the genetic characterization in undiagnosed patients and in sporadic cases by means of targeted resequencing of a gene panel and whole exome sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420983/increased-oxidative-stress-markers-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-from-healthy-subjects-with-parkinson-s-disease-associated-lrrk2-gene-mutations
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David A Loeffler, Andrea C Klaver, Mary P Coffey, Jan O Aasly, Peter A LeWitt
Mutations in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene are the most frequent cause of inherited Parkinson's disease (PD). The most common PD-associated LRRK2 mutation, G2019S, induces increased production of reactive oxygen species in vitro. We therefore hypothesized that individuals with PD-associated LRRK2 mutations might have increased concentrations of oxidative stress markers and/or decreased total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). We measured two oxidative stress markers, namely 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) and 8-isoprostane (8-ISO), and TAC in CSF from LRRK2 mutation-bearing PD patients (LRRK2 PD = 19), sporadic PD patients (sPD = 31), and healthy control subjects with or without these mutations (LRRK2 CTL = 30, CTL = 27)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
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