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Clin Dysmorphol ; 28(4): 169-174, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31274575

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Pathogenic variants in DDX3X have recently been identified to be a relatively common cause of intellectual disability in females. In this study, we describe six female probands, from five unrelated families, with five novel heterozygous variants in DDX3X, and the identification of potential germline mosaicism. Consistent features between this cohort and previously described cases include developmental delay or intellectual disability, growth disturbance and movement disorder. Common facial dysmorphism within the cohort include short palpebral fissures, micrognathia, bulbous nasal tip, protruding ears, high arched palate, thin upper vermillion and smooth philtrum. Novel clinical features identified from this cohort include facial dysmorphisms, perinatal complications, valgus feet deformity, lipoatrophy, dystonic episodes, and cutaneous mastocytosis. This case series attempts to expand the phenotype of the DDX3X syndrome; however, it remains heterogeneous. Description of further cases is required to more accurately identify the significance of novel phenotypes within this cohort.

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Am J Hum Genet ; 104(3): 530-541, 2019 Mar 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30827496

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Acetylation of the lysine residues in histones and other DNA-binding proteins plays a major role in regulation of eukaryotic gene expression. This process is controlled by histone acetyltransferases (HATs/KATs) found in multiprotein complexes that are recruited to chromatin by the scaffolding subunit transformation/transcription domain-associated protein (TRRAP). TRRAP is evolutionarily conserved and is among the top five genes intolerant to missense variation. Through an international collaboration, 17 distinct de novo or apparently de novo variants were identified in TRRAP in 24 individuals. A strong genotype-phenotype correlation was observed with two distinct clinical spectra. The first is a complex, multi-systemic syndrome associated with various malformations of the brain, heart, kidneys, and genitourinary system and characterized by a wide range of intellectual functioning; a number of affected individuals have intellectual disability (ID) and markedly impaired basic life functions. Individuals with this phenotype had missense variants clustering around the c.3127G>A p.(Ala1043Thr) variant identified in five individuals. The second spectrum manifested with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or ID and epilepsy. Facial dysmorphism was seen in both groups and included upslanted palpebral fissures, epicanthus, telecanthus, a wide nasal bridge and ridge, a broad and smooth philtrum, and a thin upper lip. RNA sequencing analysis of skin fibroblasts derived from affected individuals skin fibroblasts showed significant changes in the expression of several genes implicated in neuronal function and ion transport. Thus, we describe here the clinical spectrum associated with TRRAP pathogenic missense variants, and we suggest a genotype-phenotype correlation useful for clinical evaluation of the pathogenicity of the variants.

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Eur J Hum Genet ; 27(4): 574-581, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30573803

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Missense variants located to the "molecular brake" in the tyrosine kinase hinge region of platelet-derived growth factor receptor-ß, encoded by PFGFRB, can cause Penttinen-type (Val665Ala) and Penttinen-like (Asn666His) premature ageing syndromes, as well as infantile myofibromatosis (Asn666Lys and Pro660Thr). We have found the same de novo PDGFRB c.1997A>G p.(Asn666Ser) variants in two patients with lipodystrophy, acro-osteolysis and severely reduced vision due to corneal neovascularisation, reminiscent of a severe form of Penttinen syndrome with more pronounced connective tissue destruction. In line with this phenotype, patient skin fibroblasts were prone to apoptosis. Both in patient fibroblasts and stably transduced HeLa and HEK293 cells, autophosphorylation of PDGFRß was observed, as well as increased phosphorylation of downstream signalling proteins such as STAT1, PLCγ1, PTPN11/SHP2-Tyr580 and AKT. Phosphorylation of MAPK3 (ERK1) and PTPN11/SHP2-Tyr542 appeared unaffected. This suggests that this missense change not only weakens tyrosine kinase autoinhibition, but also influences substrate binding, as both PTPN11 tyrosines (Tyr542 and Tyr580) usually are phosphorylated upon PDGFR activation. Imatinib was a strong inhibitor of phosphorylation of all these targets, suggesting an option for precision medicine based treatment.

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J Genet Couns ; 27(3): 549-557, 2018 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28940060

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Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a rare inherited arrhythmogenic disease with a high risk of sudden cardiac death. The impact on health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) and psychosocial outcomes is not known. We sought to provide the first description of HR-QoL and psychosocial wellbeing of adults with CPVT, parents of affected children and at-risk relatives. Participants were recruited through the Australian Genetic Heart Disease Registry and invited to complete a cross-sectional survey comprising a number of validated scales and open-ended questions. Thirty-five participants completed surveys (response rate 65%), including 19 with CPVT, 10 unaffected parents of a child with CPVT, and 7 at-risk relatives (one participant considered patient and parent). Young patients <40 years were significantly more likely to report anxiety (p = 0.04), depression (p = 0.03) and posttraumatic stress symptoms (p = 0.02) compared to older CPVT patients. Further, young patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) reported significantly worse device-related distress (p = 0.04) and shock anxiety (p = 0.003). Patients with a genetic diagnosis had worse psychological adaptation than those patients without a gene result. Parents perceived their affected children to have poor quality of life across all subdomains compared to healthy age-matched children, however quality of life of parents and at-risk relatives was comparable to population norms. Ongoing psychosocial care is required for young people with CPVT. Those with an ICD and/or undergoing genetic testing may require additional support. The challenges of CPVT management should extend beyond the clinical and genetic aspects of care to incorporate greater psychosocial support, and further reinforces the need for a multidisciplinary approach to care.

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Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs ; 16(8): 742-752, 2017 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28613082

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BACKGROUND: Physical activity is associated with improved quality of life. Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) face unique clinical and psychological challenges. Factors such as fear of ICD shock may negatively impact on physical activity, while a sense of protection gained from the ICD may instil confidence to be active. AIM: We aimed to examine the impact of an ICD on physical activity levels and factors associated with amount of activity. METHODS: Two cross-sectional studies were conducted. Accelerometer data (seven-day) was collected in March-November 2015 for 63 consecutively recruited hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients, with or without an ICD, aged ⩾18 years. A survey study was conducted in July-August 2016 of 155 individuals aged ⩾18 years with an inherited heart disease and an ICD in situ. RESULTS: Based on the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, mean leisure time physical activity was 239 ± 300 min/week with 51% meeting physical activity guidelines. Accelerometry showed that mean moderate-vigorous physical activity was the same for patients with and without an ICD (254 ± 139 min/week versus 300 ± 150 min/week, p=0.23). Nearly half of survey participants ( n=73) said their device made them more confident to exercise. Being anxious about ICD shocks was the only factor associated with not meeting physical activity guidelines. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with inherited heart disease adjust differently to their ICD device, and for many it has no impact on physical activity. Discussion regarding the appropriate level of physical activity and potential barriers will ensure best possible outcomes in this unique patient group.

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Am J Med Genet A ; 2017 Apr 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28449295

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In 2011, heterozygous mutations in the ANKRD11 gene were identified in patients with KBG syndrome. Since then, 100 cases have been described with the expansion of the clinical phenotype. Here we present 18 KBG affected individuals from 13 unrelated families, 16 with pathogenic mutations in the ANKRD11 gene. Consistent features included intellectual disability, macrodontia, and the characteristic broad forehead with hypertelorism, and a prominent nasal bridge. Common features included hand anomalies, cryptorchidism, and a large number of palate abnormalities. Distinctive findings in this series included malrotation of the abdominal viscera, bilateral inguinal herniae in two patients, basal ganglia calcification and the finding of osteopenia in three patients. Nine novel heterozygous variants were found and the genotype-phenotype correlation was explored. This report highlights the need for thorough examination and investigation of the dental and skeletal systems. The results confirm the specificity of ANKRD11 mutations in KBG and further evidence for this transcription repressor in neural, cardiac, and skeletal development. The description of further cases of KBG syndrome is needed to further delineate this condition, in particular the specific neurological and behavioral phenotype.

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PLoS Genet ; 13(3): e1006683, 2017 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28346496

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Schinzel-Giedion syndrome (SGS) is a rare developmental disorder characterized by multiple malformations, severe neurological alterations and increased risk of malignancy. SGS is caused by de novo germline mutations clustering to a 12bp hotspot in exon 4 of SETBP1. Mutations in this hotspot disrupt a degron, a signal for the regulation of protein degradation, and lead to the accumulation of SETBP1 protein. Overlapping SETBP1 hotspot mutations have been observed recurrently as somatic events in leukemia. We collected clinical information of 47 SGS patients (including 26 novel cases) with germline SETBP1 mutations and of four individuals with a milder phenotype caused by de novo germline mutations adjacent to the SETBP1 hotspot. Different mutations within and around the SETBP1 hotspot have varying effects on SETBP1 stability and protein levels in vitro and in in silico modeling. Substitutions in SETBP1 residue I871 result in a weak increase in protein levels and mutations affecting this residue are significantly more frequent in SGS than in leukemia. On the other hand, substitutions in residue D868 lead to the largest increase in protein levels. Individuals with germline mutations affecting D868 have enhanced cell proliferation in vitro and higher incidence of cancer compared to patients with other germline SETBP1 mutations. Our findings substantiate that, despite their overlap, somatic SETBP1 mutations driving malignancy are more disruptive to the degron than germline SETBP1 mutations causing SGS. Additionally, this suggests that the functional threshold for the development of cancer driven by the disruption of the SETBP1 degron is higher than for the alteration in prenatal development in SGS. Drawing on previous studies of somatic SETBP1 mutations in leukemia, our results reveal a genotype-phenotype correlation in germline SETBP1 mutations spanning a molecular, cellular and clinical phenotype.


Assuntos
Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Deformidades Congênitas da Mão/genética , Neoplasias Hematológicas/genética , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Mutação , Unhas Malformadas/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/metabolismo , Anormalidades Múltiplas/patologia , Western Blotting , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Proliferação de Células/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/metabolismo , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/patologia , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Estudos de Associação Genética , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Células HEK293 , Deformidades Congênitas da Mão/metabolismo , Deformidades Congênitas da Mão/patologia , Neoplasias Hematológicas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hematológicas/patologia , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Deficiência Intelectual/metabolismo , Deficiência Intelectual/patologia , Masculino , Unhas Malformadas/metabolismo , Unhas Malformadas/patologia , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Fenótipo
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J Arrhythm ; 32(6): 456-461, 2016 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27920829

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BACKGROUND: Familial long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a primary arrhythmogenic disorder caused by mutations in ion channel genes. The phenotype ranges from asymptomatic individuals to sudden cardiac arrest and death. LQTS is a rare but significant health problem for which global data should exist. This study sought to provide the first clinical and genetic description of Australian families with LQTS. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study to evaluate clinical and genetic features of families with LQTS. We recruited individuals from the Australian Genetic Heart Disease Registry and Genetic Heart Disease Clinic, in Sydney, Australia, and included those with a diagnosis of LQTS according to the most recent consensus statement. RESULTS: Among 108 families with LQTS, 173 individuals were affected. Twenty-five (32%) probands had a sudden cardiac death (SCD) event (including appropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator [ICD] therapy, or resuscitated cardiac arrest). There were 64 (82%) probands who underwent genetic testing, and 34 (53%) had a pathogenic or likely pathogenic mutation in. Having a family history of LQTS was significantly associated with identification of a pathogenic result (79% versus 14%, p<0.0001). There were 16 (9%) participants who experienced delay to diagnosis of at least 12 months. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first clinical and genetic study in a large cohort of Australian families with LQTS. Findings from this study suggest that the clinical and genetic features in this population are not dissimilar to those described in North American, European, and Asian cohorts. Global-scale information about families with LQTS is an important initiative to ensure diagnostic and management approaches are applicable to different populations and ethnicities.

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Am J Med Genet A ; 170(10): 2694-7, 2016 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27345729

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Hennekam lymphangiectasia-lymphedema syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder, with 25% of patients having mutations in CCBE1. We identified a family with two brothers presenting with primary lymphedema, and performed exome sequencing to determine the cause of their disease. Analysis of four family members showed that both affected brothers had the same rare compound heterozygous mutations in CCBE1. The presumed paternally inherited NM_133459.3:c.310G>A; p.(Asp104Asn), lies adjacent to other known pathogenic CCBE1 mutations, while the maternally inherited NM_133459.3:c.80T>C; p.(Leu27Pro) lies in the CCBE1 signal peptide, which has not previously been associated with disease. Functional analysis in a zebrafish model of lymphatic disease showed that both mutations lead to CCBE1 loss of function, confirming the pathogenicity of these variants and expanding the genotypic spectrum of lymphatic disorders. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


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Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/diagnóstico , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/genética , Genótipo , Linfangiectasia Intestinal/diagnóstico , Linfangiectasia Intestinal/genética , Linfedema/diagnóstico , Linfedema/genética , Mutação , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Alelos , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Expressão Gênica , Frequência do Gene , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Peixe-Zebra
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N Engl J Med ; 374(25): 2441-52, 2016 Jun 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27332903

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BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death among children and young adults is a devastating event. We performed a prospective, population-based, clinical and genetic study of sudden cardiac death among children and young adults. METHODS: We prospectively collected clinical, demographic, and autopsy information on all cases of sudden cardiac death among children and young adults 1 to 35 years of age in Australia and New Zealand from 2010 through 2012. In cases that had no cause identified after a comprehensive autopsy that included toxicologic and histologic studies (unexplained sudden cardiac death), at least 59 cardiac genes were analyzed for a clinically relevant cardiac gene mutation. RESULTS: A total of 490 cases of sudden cardiac death were identified. The annual incidence was 1.3 cases per 100,000 persons 1 to 35 years of age; 72% of the cases involved boys or young men. Persons 31 to 35 years of age had the highest incidence of sudden cardiac death (3.2 cases per 100,000 persons per year), and persons 16 to 20 years of age had the highest incidence of unexplained sudden cardiac death (0.8 cases per 100,000 persons per year). The most common explained causes of sudden cardiac death were coronary artery disease (24% of cases) and inherited cardiomyopathies (16% of cases). Unexplained sudden cardiac death (40% of cases) was the predominant finding among persons in all age groups, except for those 31 to 35 years of age, for whom coronary artery disease was the most common finding. Younger age and death at night were independently associated with unexplained sudden cardiac death as compared with explained sudden cardiac death. A clinically relevant cardiac gene mutation was identified in 31 of 113 cases (27%) of unexplained sudden cardiac death in which genetic testing was performed. During follow-up, a clinical diagnosis of an inherited cardiovascular disease was identified in 13% of the families in which an unexplained sudden cardiac death occurred. CONCLUSIONS: The addition of genetic testing to autopsy investigation substantially increased the identification of a possible cause of sudden cardiac death among children and young adults. (Funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and others.).


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/genética , Causas de Morte , Morte Súbita Cardíaca/epidemiologia , Testes Genéticos , Adolescente , Adulto , Distribuição por Idade , Fatores Etários , Austrália/epidemiologia , Autopsia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Incidência , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Nova Zelândia/epidemiologia , Estudos Prospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Commun ; 7: 10961, 2016 Mar 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26965651

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The low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) plays a pivotal role in clearing atherogenic circulating low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Here we show that the COMMD/CCDC22/CCDC93 (CCC) and the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein and SCAR homologue (WASH) complexes are both crucial for endosomal sorting of LDLR and for its function. We find that patients with X-linked intellectual disability caused by mutations in CCDC22 are hypercholesterolaemic, and that COMMD1-deficient dogs and liver-specific Commd1 knockout mice have elevated plasma LDL cholesterol levels. Furthermore, Commd1 depletion results in mislocalization of LDLR, accompanied by decreased LDL uptake. Increased total plasma cholesterol levels are also seen in hepatic COMMD9-deficient mice. Inactivation of the CCC-associated WASH complex causes LDLR mislocalization, increased lysosomal degradation of LDLR and impaired LDL uptake. Furthermore, a mutation in the WASH component KIAA0196 (strumpellin) is associated with hypercholesterolaemia in humans. Altogether, this study provides valuable insights into the mechanisms regulating cholesterol homeostasis and LDLR trafficking.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , LDL-Colesterol/metabolismo , Endossomos/metabolismo , Hipercolesterolemia/genética , Fígado/metabolismo , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/genética , Proteínas/genética , Receptores de LDL/metabolismo , Triglicerídeos/metabolismo , Adolescente , Adulto , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Cromatografia Líquida , Cães , Feminino , Imunofluorescência , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Imunoprecipitação , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Transporte Proteico/genética , Transcriptoma , Adulto Jovem
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Eur J Hum Genet ; 24(5): 652-9, 2016 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26306646

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The Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS; OMIM #610443), also known as the 17q21.31 microdeletion syndrome, is a clinically heterogeneous disorder characterised by (neonatal) hypotonia, developmental delay, moderate intellectual disability, and characteristic facial dysmorphism. Expressive language development is particularly impaired compared with receptive language or motor skills. Other frequently reported features include social and friendly behaviour, epilepsy, musculoskeletal anomalies, congenital heart defects, urogenital malformations, and ectodermal anomalies. The syndrome is caused by a truncating variant in the KAT8 regulatory NSL complex unit 1 (KANSL1) gene or by a 17q21.31 microdeletion encompassing KANSL1. Herein we describe a novel cohort of 45 individuals with KdVS of whom 33 have a 17q21.31 microdeletion and 12 a single-nucleotide variant (SNV) in KANSL1 (19 males, 26 females; age range 7 months to 50 years). We provide guidance about the potential pitfalls in the laboratory testing and emphasise the challenges of KANSL1 variant calling and DNA copy number analysis in the complex 17q21.31 region. Moreover, we present detailed phenotypic information, including neuropsychological features, that contribute to the broad phenotypic spectrum of the syndrome. Comparison of the phenotype of both the microdeletion and SNV patients does not show differences of clinical importance, stressing that haploinsufficiency of KANSL1 is sufficient to cause the full KdVS phenotype.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/diagnóstico , Deficiência Intelectual/diagnóstico , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Fenótipo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Deleção Cromossômica , Cromossomos Humanos Par 17/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Am J Med Genet A ; 170A(2): 418-425, 2016 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26544151

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Ongoing challenges of clinical assessment of long QT syndrome (LQTS) highlight the importance of genetic testing in the diagnosis of asymptomatic at-risk family members. Effective access, uptake, and communication of genetic testing are critical for comprehensive cascade family screening and prevention of disease complications such as sudden cardiac death. The aim of this study was to describe factors influencing uptake of LQTS genetic testing, including those relating to access and family communication. We show those who access genetic testing are overrepresented by the socioeconomically advantaged, and that although overall family communication is good, there are some important barriers to be addressed. There were 75 participants (aged 18 years or more, with a clinical and/or genetic diagnosis of LQTS; response rate 71%) who completed a survey including a number of validated scales; demographics; and questions about access, uptake, and communication. Mean age of participants was 46 ± 16 years, 20 (27%) were males and 60 (80%) had genetic testing with a causative gene mutation in 42 (70%). Overall uptake of cascade testing within families was 60% after 4 years from proband genetic diagnosis. All participants reported at least one first-degree relative had been informed of their risk, whereas six (10%) reported at least one first-degree relative had not been informed. Those who were anxious or depressed were more likely to perceive barriers to communicating. Genetic testing is a key aspect of care in LQTS families and intervention strategies that aim to improve equity in access and facilitate effective family communication are needed.


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Barreiras de Comunicação , Família/psicologia , Testes Genéticos/estatística & dados numéricos , Síndrome do QT Longo/diagnóstico , Síndrome do QT Longo/psicologia , Adulto , Eletrocardiografia , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Humanos , Síndrome do QT Longo/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fenótipo , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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BMC Nephrol ; 16: 152, 2015 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26374634

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BACKGROUND: Genetic renal diseases (GRD) are a heterogeneous and incompletely understood group of disorders accounting for approximately 10 % of those diagnosed with kidney disease. The advent of Next Generation sequencing and new approaches to disease modelling may allow the identification and validation of novel genetic variants in patients with previously incompletely explained or understood GRD. METHODS/DESIGN: This study will recruit participants in families/trios from a multidisciplinary sub-specialty Renal Genetics Clinic where known genetic causes of GRD have been excluded or where genetic testing is not available. After informed patient consent, whole exome and/or genome sequencing will be performed with bioinformatics analysis undertaken using a customised variant assessment tool. A rigorous process for participant data management will be undertaken. Novel genetic findings will be validated using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells via differentiation to renal and relevant extra-renal tissue phenotypes in vitro. A process for managing the risk of incidental findings and the return of study results to participants has been developed. DISCUSSION: This investigator-initiated approach brings together experts in nephrology, clinical and molecular genetics, pathology and developmental biology to discover and validate novel genetic causes for patients in Australia affected by GRD without a known genetic aetiology or pathobiology.


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Nefropatias/genética , Humanos , Projetos de Pesquisa , Estudos de Validação como Assunto
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EMBO Mol Med ; 7(5): 562-76, 2015 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25759365

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Frameshift mutations in the TTN gene encoding titin are a major cause for inherited forms of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a heart disease characterized by ventricular dilatation, systolic dysfunction, and progressive heart failure. To date, there are no specific treatment options for DCM patients but heart transplantation. Here, we show the beneficial potential of reframing titin transcripts by antisense oligonucleotide (AON)-mediated exon skipping in human and murine models of DCM carrying a previously identified autosomal-dominant frameshift mutation in titin exon 326. Correction of TTN reading frame in patient-specific cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells rescued defective myofibril assembly and stability and normalized the sarcomeric protein expression. AON treatment in Ttn knock-in mice improved sarcomere formation and contractile performance in homozygous embryos and prevented the development of the DCM phenotype in heterozygous animals. These results demonstrate that disruption of the titin reading frame due to a truncating DCM mutation can be restored by exon skipping in both patient cardiomyocytes in vitro and mouse heart in vivo, indicating RNA-based strategies as a potential treatment option for DCM.


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Cardiomiopatia Dilatada/fisiopatologia , Conectina/metabolismo , Éxons , Mutação da Fase de Leitura , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Oligonucleotídeos Antissenso/metabolismo , Animais , Cardiomiopatia Dilatada/terapia , Células Cultivadas , Conectina/genética , Técnicas Citológicas , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Terapia Genética/métodos , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Miócitos Cardíacos/efeitos dos fármacos , Miócitos Cardíacos/fisiologia , Miofibrilas/metabolismo , Miofibrilas/fisiologia , Oligonucleotídeos Antissenso/genética , Oligonucleotídeos Antissenso/uso terapêutico
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Eur J Hum Genet ; 23(9): 1165-70, 2015 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25424711

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KAT6B sequence variants have been identified previously in both patients with the Say-Barber-Biesecker type of blepharophimosis mental retardation syndromes (SBBS) and in the more severe genitopatellar syndrome (GPS). We report on the findings in a previously unreported group of 57 individuals with suggestive features of SBBS or GPS. Likely causative variants have been identified in 34/57 patients and were commonly located in the terminal exons of KAT6B. Of those where parental samples could be tested, all occurred de novo. Thirty out of thirty-four had truncating variants, one had a missense variant and the remaining three had the same synonymous change predicted to affect splicing. Variants in GPS tended to occur more proximally to those in SBBS patients, and genotype/phenotype analysis demonstrated significant clinical overlap between SBBS and GPS. The de novo synonymous change seen in three patients with features of SBBS occurred more proximally in exon 16. Statistical analysis of clinical features demonstrated that KAT6B variant-positive patients were more likely to display hypotonia, feeding difficulties, long thumbs/great toes and dental, thyroid and patella abnormalities than KAT6B variant-negative patients. The few reported patients with KAT6B haploinsufficiency had a much milder phenotype, though with some features overlapping those of SBBS. We report the findings in a previously unreported patient with a deletion of the KAT6B gene to further delineate the haploinsufficiency phenotype. The molecular mechanisms giving rise to the SBBS and GPS phenotypes are discussed.


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Blefarofimose/genética , Hipotireoidismo Congênito/genética , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/genética , Éxons , Cardiopatias Congênitas/genética , Histona Acetiltransferases/genética , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Instabilidade Articular/genética , Rim/anormalidades , Mutação , Patela/anormalidades , Transtornos Psicomotores/genética , Escroto/anormalidades , Anormalidades Urogenitais/genética , Blefarofimose/diagnóstico , Blefarofimose/patologia , Pré-Escolar , Hipotireoidismo Congênito/diagnóstico , Hipotireoidismo Congênito/patologia , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/diagnóstico , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/patologia , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Exoma , Facies , Feminino , Expressão Gênica , Estudos de Associação Genética , Genótipo , Cardiopatias Congênitas/diagnóstico , Cardiopatias Congênitas/patologia , Humanos , Deficiência Intelectual/diagnóstico , Deficiência Intelectual/patologia , Instabilidade Articular/diagnóstico , Instabilidade Articular/patologia , Rim/patologia , Masculino , Patela/patologia , Fenótipo , Transtornos Psicomotores/diagnóstico , Transtornos Psicomotores/patologia , Escroto/patologia , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Anormalidades Urogenitais/diagnóstico , Anormalidades Urogenitais/patologia
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