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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526070/the-golden-retriever-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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REVIEW
Joe N Kornegay
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked disease caused by mutations in the DMD gene and loss of the protein dystrophin. The absence of dystrophin leads to myofiber membrane fragility and necrosis, with eventual muscle atrophy and contractures. Affected boys typically die in their second or third decade due to either respiratory failure or cardiomyopathy. Despite extensive attempts to develop definitive therapies for DMD, the standard of care remains prednisone, which has only palliative benefits. Animal models, mainly the mdx mouse and golden retriever muscular dystrophy (GRMD) dog, have played a key role in studies of DMD pathogenesis and treatment development...
May 19, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505980/creation-of-a-novel-humanized-dystrophic-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-and-application-of-a-crispr-cas9-gene-editing-therapy
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Courtney S Young, Ekaterina Mokhonova, Marbella Quinonez, April D Pyle, Melissa J Spencer
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by mutations in DMD which disrupt the reading frame. Therapeutic strategies that restore DMD's reading frame, such as exon skipping and CRISPR/Cas9, need to be tested in the context of the human DMD sequence in vivo. We have developed a novel dystrophic mouse model by using CRISPR/Cas9 to delete exon 45 in the human DMD gene in hDMD mice, which places DMD out-of-frame. We have utilized this model to demonstrate that our clinically-relevant CRISPR/Cas9 platform, which targets deletion of human DMD exons 45-55, can be directly applied in vivo to restore dystrophin...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502721/met-exon-14-skipping-mutations-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-clinicopathologic-implications-and-prognostic-values
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Geun Dong Lee, Seung Eun Lee, Doo-Yi Oh, Dan-Bi Yu, Hae Min Jeong, Jooseok Kim, Sungyoul Hong, Hun Soon Jung, Ensel Oh, Ji-Young Song, Mi-Sook Lee, Mingi Kim, Kyungsoo Jung, Jhingook Kim, Young Kee Shin, Yoon-La Choi, Hyeong Ryul Kim
INTRODUCTION: Response to MET inhibitors in non-small cell lung cancer with MET exon 14 (METex14) skipping has fueled molecular screening efforts and search for optimal therapies. However, further work is needed to refine the clinicopathologic and prognostic implications of METex14 skipping METHODS: Among 795 East-Asian patients who underwent surgery for non-small cell lung cancer, we screened 45 patients with quintuple-negative (EGFR-/KRAS-/ALK-/ROS1-/RET-) lung adenocarcinomas using RT-PCR, and found 17 patients (37...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485722/how-the-discovery-of-iss-n1-led-to-the-first-medical-therapy-for-spinal-muscular-atrophy
#4
REVIEW
N N Singh, M D Howell, E J Androphy, R N Singh
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a prominent genetic disease of infant mortality, is caused by low levels of survival motor neuron (SMN) protein owing to deletions or mutations of the SMN1 gene. SMN2, a nearly identical copy of SMN1 present in humans, cannot compensate for the loss of SMN1 due to predominant skipping of exon 7 during pre-mRNA splicing. With the recent FDA approval of nusinersen (Spinraza™), the potential for correction of SMN2 exon 7 splicing as a SMA therapy has been affirmed. Nusinersen is an antisense oligonucleotide that targets intronic splicing silencer N1 (ISS-N1) discovered in 2004 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School...
May 9, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398005/nanotherapy-for-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#5
REVIEW
Michael E Nance, Chady H Hakim, N Nora Yang, Dongsheng Duan
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a lethal X-linked childhood muscle wasting disease caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Nanobiotechnology-based therapies (such as synthetic nanoparticles and naturally existing viral and nonviral nanoparticles) hold great promise to replace and repair the mutated dystrophin gene and significantly change the disease course. While a majority of DMD nanotherapies are still in early preclinical development, several [such as adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated systemic micro-dystrophin gene therapy] are advancing for phase I clinical trials...
April 11, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364245/systemic-delivery-of-morpholinos-to-skip-multiple-exons-in-a-dog-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#6
Rika Maruyama, Yusuke Echigoya, Oana Caluseriu, Yoshitsugu Aoki, Shin'ichi Takeda, Toshifumi Yokota
Exon-skipping therapy is an emerging approach that uses synthetic DNA-like molecules called antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) to splice out frame-disrupting parts of mRNA, restore the reading frame, and produce truncated yet functional proteins. Multiple exon skipping utilizing a cocktail of AONs can theoretically treat 80-90% of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The success of multiple exon skipping by the systemic delivery of a cocktail of AONs called phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomers (PMOs) in a DMD dog model has made a significant impact on the development of therapeutics for DMD, leading to clinical trials of PMO-based drugs...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361099/a-de-novo-splice-site-mutation-in-ehmt1-resulting-in-kleefstra-syndrome-with-pharmacogenomics-screening-and-behavior-therapy-for-regressive-behaviors
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Amit Kumar Mitra, Jessica Dodge, Jody Van Ness, Israel Sokeye, Brian Van Ness
BACKGROUND: Kleefstra syndrome (KS) is a rare autosomal dominant developmental disability, caused by microdeletions or intragenic mutations within the epigenetic regulator gene EHMT1 (euchromatic histone lysine N-methyltransferase 1). In addition to common features of autism, young adult regressive behaviors have been reported. However, the genetic downstream effects of the reported deletions or mutations on KS phenotype have not yet been completely explored. While genetic backgrounds affecting drug metabolism can have a profound effect on therapeutic interventions, pharmacogenomic variations are seldom considered in directing psychotropic therapies...
March 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325281/systemic-antisense-therapeutics-for-dystrophin-and-myostatin-exon-splice-modulation-improve-muscle-pathology-of-adult-mdx-mice
#8
Ngoc Lu-Nguyen, Alberto Malerba, Linda Popplewell, Fred Schnell, Gunnar Hanson, George Dickson
Antisense-mediated exon skipping is a promising approach for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare life-threatening genetic disease due to dystrophin deficiency. Such an approach can restore the disrupted reading frame of dystrophin pre-mRNA, generating a truncated form of the protein. Alternatively, antisense therapy can be used to induce destructive exon skipping of myostatin pre-mRNA, knocking down myostatin expression to enhance muscle strength and reduce fibrosis. We have reported previously that intramuscular or intraperitoneal antisense administration inducing dual exon skipping of dystrophin and myostatin pre-mRNAs was beneficial in mdx mice, a mouse model of DMD, although therapeutic effects were muscle type restricted, possibly due to the delivery routes used...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318817/clinical-and-mutational-characteristics-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-patients-based-on-a-comprehensive-database-in-south-china
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Dan-Ni Wang, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Lei Yan, Jin He, Min-Ting Lin, Wan-Jin Chen, Ning Wang
The development of clinical trials for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in China faces many challenges due to limited information about epidemiological data, natural history and clinical management. To provide these detailed data, we developed a comprehensive database based on registered DMD patients from South China and analysed their clinical and mutational characteristics. The database included DMD registrants confirmed by clinical presentation, family history, genetic detection, prognostic outcome, and/or muscle biopsy...
February 21, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303491/changing-the-therapeutic-landscape-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancers-the-evolution-of-comprehensive-molecular-profiling-improves-access-to-therapy
#10
REVIEW
Joshua K Sabari, Fernando Santini, Isabella Bergagnini, W Victoria Lai, Kathryn C Arbour, Alexander Drilon
Targeting genomic alterations has led to a paradigm shift in the treatment of patients with lung cancer. In an effort to better identify potentially actionable alterations that may predict response to FDA-approved and or investigational therapies, many centers have migrated towards performing targeted exome sequencing in patients with stage IV disease. The implementation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in the evaluation of tumor tissue from patients with NSCLC has led to the discovery of targetable alterations in tumors that previously had no known actionable targets by less comprehensive profiling...
April 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193768/exploiting-the-p53-pathway-for-therapy
#11
Chit Fang Cheok, David Philip Lane
The excitement around the entry into the clinic of the first generation of p53-specific drugs has become muted as the hoped-for dramatic clinical responses have not yet been seen. However, these pioneer molecules have become exceptionally powerful tools in the analysis of the p53 pathway and, as a result, a whole spectrum of new interventions are being explored. These include entirely novel and innovative approaches to drug discovery, such as the use of exon-skipping antisense oligonucleotides and T-cell-receptor-based molecules...
February 13, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164087/met-exon-14-juxtamembrane-splicing-mutations-clinical-and-therapeutical-perspectives-for-cancer-therapy
#12
REVIEW
Sara Pilotto, Anastasios Gkountakos, Luisa Carbognin, Aldo Scarpa, Giampaolo Tortora, Emilio Bria
The MET proto-oncogene plays crucial roles in cell growth and proliferation, survival and apoptosis, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and invasion, potentially conditioning the development and progression of the carcinogenesis process. The MET-associated aberrant signaling could be triggered by a variety of mechanisms, such as mutations, gene amplification, increased gene copy number and Met/HGF protein expression. Among the various MET alterations, MET exon 14 splicing abnormalities, causing the loss of the Met juxtamembrane (JM) domain, recently emerged as a new potential oncogenic driver and have been identified and validated across different cancer and histology subtypes...
January 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024938/severe-fluoropyrimidine-toxicity-due-to-novel-and-rare-dpyd-missense-mutations-deletion-and-genomic-amplification-affecting-dpd-activity-and-mrna-splicing
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André B P van Kuilenburg, Judith Meijer, Dirk Maurer, Doreen Dobritzsch, Rutger Meinsma, Maartje Los, Lia C Knegt, Lida Zoetekouw, Rob L H Jansen, Vincent Dezentjé, Lieke H van Huis-Tanja, Roel J W van Kampen, Jens Michael Hertz, Raoul C M Hennekam
Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) is the initial and rate-limiting enzyme in the catabolism of 5-fluorouracil (5FU). Genetic variations in DPD have emerged as predictive risk factors for severe fluoropyrimidine toxicity. Here, we report novel and rare genetic variants underlying DPD deficiency in 9 cancer patients presenting with severe fluoropyrimidine-associated toxicity. All patients possessed a strongly reduced DPD activity, ranging from 9 to 53% of controls. Analysis of the DPD gene (DPYD) showed the presence of 21 variable sites including 4 novel and 4 very rare aberrations: 3 missense mutations, 2 splice-site mutations, 1 intronic mutation, a deletion of 21 nucleotides and a genomic amplification of exons 9-12...
December 24, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024701/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-clinical-outcomes-in-lung-cancer-patients-harboring-a-met-exon-14-skipping-mutation-compared-to-other-driver-mutations-in-an-east-asian-population
#14
Chien-Hung Gow, Min-Shu Hsieh, Shang-Gin Wu, Jin-Yuan Shih
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent somatic splice-site alterations at MET exon 14 (MET(Δ14)), which result in exon skipping and MET proto-oncogene, receptor tyrosine kinase (MET) activation, have been characterised. However, their demographic features and clinical outcomes in East Asian lung cancer patients have yet to be determined. METHODS: A one-step reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), using RNA samples from 850 East Asian lung cancer patients, was performed in order to detect MET(Δ14) and five other major driver mutations, including those in the EGFR, KRAS, ALK, HER2, and ROS1 genes...
January 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024693/the-race-to-target-met-exon-14-skipping-alterations-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-the-why-the-how-the-who-the-unknown-and-the-inevitable
#15
REVIEW
Thanyanan Reungwetwattana, Ying Liang, Viola Zhu, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou
A number of small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have now been approved for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC), including those targeted against epidermal growth factor receptor, anaplastic lymphoma kinase, and ROS1. Despite a wealth of agents developed to target the receptor tyrosine kinase, MET, clinical outcomes have as yet been disappointing, leading to pessimism about the role of MET in the pathogenesis of NSCLC. However, in recent years, there has been a renewed interest in MET exon 14 alterations as potential drivers of lung cancer...
January 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987579/response-and-acquired-resistance-to-crizotinib-in-chinese-patients-with-lung-adenocarcinomas-harboring-met-exon-14-splicing-alternations
#16
Hua-Jie Dong, Peng Li, Chang-Ling Wu, Xiao-Yue Zhou, Hong-Jun Lu, Tong Zhou
Approximately 10% of lung adenocarcinomas harbor aberrations that are targetable using the approved multitargeted TKI crizotinib. MET exon 14 skipping mutation predicts for response to crizotinib in human lung adenocarcinomas. However, a substantial part of patients still has no sufficient tissue to perform genomic analysis. As a promising noninvasive biomarker and potential surrogate for the entire tumor genome, circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) has been applied to the detection of driver gene mutations. Here we described the MET exon 14 splicing mutations in cell-free circulating-tumor DNA by next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology...
December 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974813/comparison-of-the-phenotypes-of-patients-harboring-in-frame-deletions-starting-at-exon-45-in-the-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-gene-indicates-potential-for-the-development-of-exon-skipping-therapy
#17
Akinori Nakamura, Naoko Shiba, Daigo Miyazaki, Hitomi Nishizawa, Yuji Inaba, Noboru Fueki, Rika Maruyama, Yusuke Echigoya, Toshifumi Yokota
Exon skipping therapy has recently received attention for its ability to convert the phenotype of lethal Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) to a more benign form, Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), by correcting the open reading frame. This therapy has mainly focused on a hot-spot (exons 45-55) mutation in the DMD gene. Exon skipping of an entire stretch of exons 45-55 is an approach applicable to 46.9% of DMD patients. However, the resulting phenotype is not yet fully understood. Here we examined the clinical profiles of 24 patients with BMD resulting from deletions starting at exon 45...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936976/exon-skipping-a-first-in-class-strategy-for-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#18
Erik H Niks, Annemieke Aartsma-Rus
Exon skipping is a therapeutic approach for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) that has been in development for close to two decades. This approach uses antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) to modulate pre-mRNA splicing of dystrophin transcripts to restore the disrupted DMD reading frame. The approach has moved from in vitro proof of concept studies to the clinical trial phase and marketing authorization applications with regulators. The first AON (eteplirsen) has recently received accelerated approval by the Food and Drug Administration in the US...
February 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912827/new-targets-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Soo J Park, Soham More, Ayesha Murtuza, Brian D Woodward, Hatim Husain
With the implementation of genomic technologies into clinical practice, we have examples of the predictive benefit of targeted therapy for oncogene-addicted cancer and identified molecular dependencies in non-small cell lung cancer. The clinical success of tyrosine kinase inhibitors against epidermal growth factor receptor and anaplastic lymphoma kinase activation has shifted treatment emphasize the separation of subsets of lung cancer and genotype-directed therapy. Advances have validated oncogenic driver genes and led to the development of targeted agents...
February 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906113/dystrophin-restoration-therapy-improves-both-the-reduced-excitability-and-the-force-drop-induced-by-lengthening-contractions-in-dystrophic-mdx-skeletal-muscle
#20
Pauline Roy, Fredérique Rau, Julien Ochala, Julien Messéant, Bodvael Fraysse, Jeanne Lainé, Onnik Agbulut, Gillian Butler-Browne, Denis Furling, Arnaud Ferry
BACKGROUND: The greater susceptibility to contraction-induced skeletal muscle injury (fragility) is an important dystrophic feature and tool for testing preclinic dystrophin-based therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. However, how these therapies reduce the muscle fragility is not clear. METHODS: To address this question, we first determined the event(s) of the excitation-contraction cycle which is/are altered following lengthening (eccentric) contractions in the mdx muscle...
July 20, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
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