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Matthew J Gazzellone, Mehdi Zarrei, Christie L Burton, Susan Walker, Mohammed Uddin, S M Shaheen, Julie Coste, Rageen Rajendram, Reva J Schachter, Marlena Colasanto, Gregory L Hanna, David R Rosenberg, Noam Soreni, Kate D Fitzgerald, Christian R Marshall, Janet A Buchanan, Daniele Merico, Paul D Arnold, Stephen W Scherer
BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a heterogeneous neuropsychiatric condition, thought to have a significant genetic component. When onset occurs in childhood, affected individuals generally exhibit different characteristics from adult-onset OCD, including higher prevalence in males and increased heritability. Since neuropsychiatric conditions are associated with copy number variations (CNVs), we considered their potential role in the etiology of OCD. METHODS: We genotyped 307 unrelated pediatric probands with idiopathic OCD (including 174 that were part of complete parent-child trios) and compared their genotypes with those of 3861 population controls, to identify rare CNVs (<0...
2016: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Joaquim Carreras, Yara Yukie Kikuti, Sílvia Beà, Masashi Miyaoka, Shinichiro Hiraiwa, Haruka Ikoma, Ryoko Nagao, David Martin-Garcia, Itziar Salaverria, Ai Sato, Ichiki Akifumi, Giovanna Roncador, Juan F Garcia, Kiyoshi Ando, Elias Campo, Naoya Nakamura
AIMS AND METHODS: We aimed to define the clinicopathological characteristics of 29 primary sinonasal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL(sn) ) in a series of 240 DLBCL(all ()(NOS)()) including DLBCL(sn) training set (n=11) and validation set (n=18), and DLBCL(non-sn) (n=211). RESULTS: In the training set 82% had non-GCB phenotype and 18% were EBER(+) . The genomic profile showed gains((+)) of 1q21.3q31.2 (55%), 10q24.1 (46%), 11q14.1 (46%) and 18q12.1q23 (46%); losses((-)) of 6q26q27 (55%) and 9p21...
October 24, 2016: Histopathology
Cecilia C S Yeung, H Joachim Deeg, Colin Pritchard, David Wu, Min Fang
Jumping translocations (JT) have been identified in numerous malignancies, including leukemia, but infrequently in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). The responsible genetic region has been mapped to the JTB gene at 1q21, but breakpoints involving other chromosomal loci, such as 3q and 11q, have been described as well. We have characterized the pathological and mutational landscape, and the clinical course of 6 new MDS patients with jumping mutations using chromosome genomic array testing (CGAT) and target gene panel next generation sequencing...
September 2016: Cancer Genetics
Hong Chang, Lingyi Li, Tao Peng, Ming Li, Lei Gao, Xiao Xiao
Recent studies suggest that copy number variations (CNVs) are also involved in the genetic risk of schizophrenia. Using a Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel (CMH) adjusted meta-analysis in 18,497 schizophrenia patients and 25,522 healthy controls from 14 independent samples, we conducted replication analyses of four chromosomal deletions at 1q21.1, 15q11.2, 15q13.3, and 22q11.2 Loci for their associations with schizophrenia. Only CNVs larger than 100 kb that had >50% reciprocal overlap with the canonical deletion chromosomal regions were considered...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
Kyungsoo Ha, Yiping Shen, Tyler Graves, Cheol-Hee Kim, Hyung-Goo Kim
BACKGROUND: 1q21 microdeletion syndrome is a rare contiguous gene deletion disorder with de novo or autosomal dominant inheritance patterns and its phenotypic features include intellectual disability, distinctive facial dysmorphism, microcephaly, cardiac abnormalities, and cataracts. MECP2 duplication syndrome is an X-linked recessive neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by intellectual disability, global developmental delay, and other neurological complications including late-onset seizures...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
J R Sawyer, E Tian, J D Shaughnessy, J Epstein, C M Swanson, C Stangeby, C L Hale, L Parr, M Lynn, G Sammartino, J L Lukacs, C Stein, C Bailey, M Zangari, F E Davies, F Van Rhee, B Barlogie, G J Morgan
Hyperhaploid clones (24-34 chromosomes) were identified in 33 patients with multiple myeloma (MM), identifying a novel numerical cytogenetic subgroup. Strikingly, all hyperhaploid karyotypes were found to harbor monosomy 17p, the single most important risk stratification lesion in MM. A catastrophic loss of nearly a haploid set of chromosomes results in disomies of chromosomes 3,5,7,9,11,15,18,19, and 21, the same basic set of odd-numbered chromosomes found in trisomy in hyperdiploid myeloma. All other autosomes are found in monosomy, resulting in additional clinically relevant monosomies of 1p, 6q, 13q, and 16q...
October 3, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Christian Straka, Peter Liebisch, Hans Salwender, Burkhard Hennemann, Bernd Metzner, Stefan Knop, Sigrid Adler-Reichel, Christian Gerecke, Hannes Wandt, Martin Bentz, Tim Hendrik Bruemmendorf, Marcus Hentrich, Michael Pfreundschuh, Hans-Heinrich Wolf, Orhan Sezer, Ralf Bargou, Wolfram Jung, Lorenz Trümper, Bernd Hertenstein, Else Heidemann, Helga Bernhard, Nicola Lang, Norbert Frickhofen, Holger Hebart, Ralf Schmidmaier, Andreas Sandermann, Tobias Dechow, Albrecht Reichle, Brigitte Schnabel, Kerstin Schäfer-Eckart, Christian Langer, Martin Gramatzki, Axel Hinke, Bertold Emmerich, Hermann Einsele
Autologous transplantation is controversial for older patients with multiple myeloma. The role of age-adjusted high-dose melphalan and the impact of preceeding induction chemotherapy cycles has been unclear. A total of 434 patients 60 to 70 years of age were randomly assigned to 4 cycles of standard anthracycline-based induction chemotherapy or no induction cycles. For all patients, double autologous transplantation after melphalan 140 mg/m2 (MEL140) was planned. The primary end point was progression-free survival...
August 4, 2016: Haematologica
Anirban Roychowdhury, Sudip Samadder, Pijush Das, Sapan Mandloi, Sankar Addya, Chandraditya Chakraborty, Partha Sarathi Basu, Ranajit Mondal, Anup Roy, Saikat Chakrabarti, Susanta Roychoudhury, Chinmay Kumar Panda
BACKGROUND: CSCC is one of the most common cancer affecting women globally. Though it is caused by the infection of hrHPV but long latency period for malignant outcome in only a subset of hrHPV infected women indicates involvement of additional alterations, primarily CNVs. Here, we showed how CNVs played a crucial role in development of advanced tumors (stage III/IV) in Indian patients. METHODS: Initially, high-resolution CGH-SNP microarray analysis pointed out frequent CNVs followed by significantly altered genes...
September 15, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Fabian Bock, Gary Lu, Samer Srour, Sameh Gaballa, Heather Y Lin, Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, Medhavi Honhar, Maximilian Stich, Nina Das Shah, Qaiser Bashir, Krina Patel, Uday Popat, Chitra Hosing, Martin Korbling, Ruby Delgado, Gabriela Rondon, Jatin J Shah, Sheeba K Thomas, Elisabet E Manasanch, Berend Isermann, Robert Z Orlowski, Richard E Champlin, Muzaffar H Qazilbash
The gain/amplification of the CKS1B gene on chromosome 1q21 region is associated with a poor outcome in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). However, there are limited data on the outcome of patients with CKS1B amplification after a single high-dose chemotherapy and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HCT). We retrospectively evaluated the outcome of patients with CKS1B amplification who received an auto-HCT between June 2012 and July 2014 at our institution. We identified 58 patients with MM and CKS1B gene amplification detected by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH)...
September 13, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Pengfei Cao, Guiyuan Li, Qian Tan, Ying Zhang, Guoping Zhang, Xiaolin Li, Yuxiang He
OBJECTIVE: To investigate several abnormal genes by the fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in multiple myeloma (MM), monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and reactive plasmacytosis (RP), and to increase the diagnosis and differential diagnosis levels for these common plasma diseases. 
 METHODS: The clinical manifestations, image and laboratory tests and the FISH detection were retrospectively analyzed in 61 cases of newly diagnosed MM, 20 cases of MGUS and 20 cases of RP from August, 2012 to February, 2015 in the Xiangya Hospital of Central South University...
July 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
Leo Rasche, Christoph Röllig, Gernot Stuhler, Sophia Danhof, Stephan Mielke, Goetz Ulrich Grigoleit, Lea Dissen, Lea Schemmel, Jan Moritz Middeke, Viktoria Rücker, Martin Schreder, Johannes Schetelig, Martin Bornhäuser, Hermann Einsele, Christian Thiede, Stefan Knop
Although generally not applied as first-line treatment of multiple myeloma, allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-SCT) can still be chosen as ultimate escalation approach in high-risk patients, preferentially within the framework of clinical trials. In this study, we investigated whether decreasing donor chimerism (DC) is predictive for relapse. In addition, we comprehensively determined the impact of several other disease- and treatment-related factors on outcome. One hundred fifty-five multiple myeloma patients whose DC status was followed serially by the short tandem repeat-based techniques at a single lab were included in this retrospective study...
November 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Suk-Kyun Yang, Myunghee Hong, Hyunjung Oh, Hui-Qi Low, Seulgi Jung, Seonjoo Ahn, Youngjin Kim, Jiwon Baek, Cue Hyunkyu Lee, Eunji Kim, Kyung Mo Kim, Byong Duk Ye, Kyung-Jo Kim, Sang Hyoung Park, Ho-Su Lee, Inchul Lee, Hyoung Doo Shin, Buhm Han, Dermot P B McGovern, Jianjun Liu, Kyuyoung Song
Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified more than 200 regions that affect susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, identified common variants account for only a fraction of IBD heritability and have largely been identified in populations of European ancestry. We performed a GWAS of susceptibility loci in Korean individuals, comprising a total of 1,505 IBD patients and 4,041 controls. We identified 2 new susceptibility loci for IBD at genome-wide significance: rs3766920 near PYGO2-SHC1 at 1q21 and rs16953946 in CDYL2 at 16q23...
August 25, 2016: Gastroenterology
Robert J D Reid, Xing Du, Ivana Sunjevaric, Vinayak Rayannavar, John Dittmar, Eric Bryant, Matthew Maurer, Rodney Rothstein
The CKS1B gene located on chromosome 1q21 is frequently amplified in breast, lung, and liver cancers. CKS1B codes for a conserved regulatory subunit of cyclin-CDK complexes that function at multiple stages of cell cycle progression. We used a high throughput screening protocol to mimic cancer-related overexpression in a library of Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutants to identify genes whose functions become essential only when CKS1 is overexpressed, a synthetic dosage lethal (SDL) interaction. Mutations in multiple genes affecting mitotic entry and mitotic exit are highly enriched in the set of SDL interactions...
October 2016: Genetics
Edmond S K Ma, Candy L N Wang, Anthony T C Wong, Gigi Choy, Tsun Leung Chan
BACKGROUND: Cytogenetic abnormalities are important prognostic markers in plasma cell myeloma (PCM) and detection is routinely performed by interphase fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) with a panel of probes after enrichment of the plasma cells in the bone marrow specimen. Cell sorting by immunomagnetic beads and concurrent labeling of the cytoplasmic immunoglobulin are the usual enrichment methods. We present an alternative method of plasma cell enrichment termed Target FISH, which is an automated system that combines the images of May-Grünwald- Giemsa (MGG) staining and FISH study on the same plasma cell for analysis...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
Quan Qiu, Ping Zhu, Mang-Ju Wang, Xu-Zhen Lu, Yu-Jun Dong, Yu-Hua Sun, Li-Hong Wang, Ying Zhang, Ding-Fang Bu, Wen-Sheng Wang, Ze-Yin Liang, Wei Liu, Zhi-Xiang Qiu, Jin-Ping Ou, Xi-Nan Cen
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between surface markers of CD56 and CD19 and karyotypes and prognosis in multiple myeloma. METHODS: A total of 126 cases of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma in the first hospital of Peking university from 2011 to 2015 were enrolled in this study. Cytogenetic abnormalities and immunophenotypes were detected by using fluorescence in situ hybridization and flow cytometry respectively before chemotherapy. Bone marrow smear was used for detection of abnormal plasma cell infiltration...
August 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
Maximilian Merz, Thomas Hielscher, Anja Seckinger, Dirk Hose, Elias K Mai, Marc S Raab, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Anna Jauch, Jens Hillengass
Deletion 17p13, del(17p), is associated with poor outcome in myeloma but some patients show long-term survival. With the current study we intended to identify factors impacting outcome of such high risk patients. We analyzed 110 newly diagnosed, symptomatic patients with del(17p) detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in CD138-purified myeloma cells to identify prognostic factors for survival. Age >65 years, ISS III and elevated LDH negatively impacted survival. Patients with subclonal (10-60% of plasma cells) del(17p) had longer progression-free survival (PFS) than patients with del(17p) in >60% of plasma cells (26 vs...
August 10, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
E Nicchia, P Giordano, C Greco, D De Rocco, A Savoia
INTRODUCTION: Thrombocytopenia-absent radius (TAR) syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disease. Patients are compound heterozygotes for a loss-of-function allele, which in most cases is a large genomic deletion on chromosome 1q21.1 containing the RBM8A gene, and a noncoding variant located in the 5'UTR (rs139428292) or intronic (rs201779890) regions of RBM8A. As the molecular genetic testing in TAR requires multiple techniques for detection of copy-number variations (CNV) and nucleotide substitutions, we tested whether a next-generation sequencing (NGS) approach could identify both alterations...
August 2016: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
Narasimhan P Agaram, Lei Zhang, Yun-Shao Sung, Chun-Liang Chen, Catherine T Chung, Cristina R Antonescu, Christopher Dm Fletcher
The family of pediatric fibroblastic and myofibroblastic proliferations encompasses a wide spectrum of pathologic entities with overlapping morphologies and ill-defined genetic abnormalities. Among the superficial lesions, lipofibromatosis (LPF), composed of an admixture of adipose tissue and fibroblastic elements, in the past has been variously classified as infantile fibromatosis or fibrous hamartoma of infancy. In this regard, we have encountered a group of superficial soft tissue tumors occurring in children and young adults, with a notably infiltrative growth pattern reminiscent of LPF, variable cytologic atypia, and a distinct immunoprofile of S100 protein and CD34 reactivity, suggestive of neural differentiation...
October 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Tilmann Bochtler, Ute Hegenbart, Christina Kunz, Axel Benner, Christoph Kimmich, Anja Seckinger, Dirk Hose, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Martin Granzow, Peter Dreger, Anthony D Ho, Anna Jauch, Stefan O Schönland
Cytogenetic aberrations detected by interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (iFISH) of plasma cells are routinely evaluated as prognostic markers in multiple myeloma. This long-term follow-up study aimed to assess the prognosis of systemic light chain amyloidosis (AL) patients treated with high-dose melphalan (HDM) chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation, depending on iFISH results. Therefore, we analyzed a consecutive cohort of 123 AL patients recruited from 2003 to 2014. HDM was safe, with only 1 of 123 patients dying as a result of treatment-related mortality, and effective, with a complete remission (CR) rate of 34%...
July 28, 2016: Blood
J Chen, V D Calhoun, N I Perrone-Bizzozero, G D Pearlson, J Sui, Y Du, J Liu
Schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) are known to share genetic risks. In this work, we conducted whole-genome scanning to identify cross-disorder and disorder-specific copy number variants (CNVs) for these two disorders. The Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) data were used for discovery, deriving from 2416 SZ patients, 592 BD patients and 2393 controls of European Ancestry, as well as 998 SZ patients, 121 BD patients and 822 controls of African Ancestry. PennCNV and Birdsuite detected high-confidence CNVs that were aggregated into CNV regions (CNVRs) and compared with the database of genomic variants for confirmation...
2016: Translational Psychiatry
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