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Am J Med Genet A ; 179(11): 2257-2262, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31390136

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INTRODUCTION: SMG9 deficiency is an extremely rare autosomal recessive condition originally described in three patients from two families harboring homozygous truncating SMG9 variants in a context of severe syndromic developmental disorder. To our knowledge, no additional patient has been described since this first report. METHODS: We performed exome sequencing in a patient exhibiting a syndromic developmental delay and in her unaffected parents and report the phenotypic features. RESULTS: Our patient presented with a syndromic association of severe global developmental delay and diverse malformations, including cleft lip and palate, facial dysmorphic features, brain abnormalities, heart defect, growth retardation, and severe infections. She carried a novel SMG9 homozygous variant NM_019108.3:c.1177C>T, p.(Gln393*), while her unaffected parents were both heterozygous. CONCLUSIONS: We confirm that bi-allelic truncating SMG9 variants cause a severe developmental syndrome including brain and heart malformations associated with facial dysmorphic features, severe growth and developmental delay with or without ophthalmological abnormalities, severe feeding difficulties, and life-threatening infections.

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Clin Chem ; 65(9): 1153-1160, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31292136

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BACKGROUND: Rare copy number variations (CNVs) are a major cause of genetic diseases. Simple targeted methods are required for their confirmation and segregation analysis. We developed a simple and universal CNV assay based on digital PCR (dPCR) and universal locked nucleic acid (LNA) hydrolysis probes. METHODS: We analyzed the mapping of the 90 LNA hydrolysis probes from the Roche Universal ProbeLibrary (UPL). For each CNV, selection of the optimal primers and LNA probe was almost automated; probes were reused across assays and each dPCR assay included the CNV amplicon and a reference amplicon. We assessed the assay performance on 93 small and large CNVs and performed a comparative cost-efficiency analysis. RESULTS: UPL-LNA probes presented nearly 20000000 occurrences on the human genome and were homogeneously distributed with a mean interval of 156 bp. The assay accurately detected all the 93 CNVs, except one (<200 bp), with coefficient of variation <10%. The assay was more cost-efficient than all the other methods. CONCLUSIONS: The universal dPCR CNV assay is simple, robust, and cost-efficient because it combines a straightforward design allowed by universal probes and end point PCR, the advantages of a relative quantification of the target to the reference within the same reaction, and the high flexibility of the LNA hydrolysis probes. This method should be a useful tool for genomic medicine, which requires simple methods for the interpretation and segregation analysis of genomic variations.

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Prenat Diagn ; 2019 Jul 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31273809

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OBJECTIVE: Uniparental disomy (UPD) testing is currently recommended during pregnancy in fetuses carrying a balanced Robertsonian translocation (ROB) involving chromosome 14 or 15, both chromosomes containing imprinted genes. The overall risk that such a fetus presents a UPD has been previously estimated to be around ~0.6-0.8%. However, because UPD are rare events and this estimate has been calculated from a number of studies of limited size, we have reevaluated the risk of UPD in fetuses for whom one of the parents was known to carry a nonhomologous ROB (NHROB). METHOD: We focused our multicentric study on NHROB involving chromosome 14 and/or 15. A total of 1747 UPD testing were performed in fetuses during pregnancy for the presence of UPD(14) and/or UPD(15). RESULT: All fetuses were negative except one with a UPD(14) associated with a maternally inherited rob(13;14). CONCLUSION: Considering these data, the risk of UPD following prenatal diagnosis of an inherited ROB involving chromosome 14 and/or 15 could be estimated to be around 0.06%, far less than the previous estimation. Importantly, the risk of miscarriage following an invasive prenatal sampling is higher than the risk of UPD. Therefore, we do not recommend prenatal testing for UPD for these pregnancies and parents should be reassured.

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Hum Mutat ; 2019 Jun 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31230393

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Human retrocopies, that is messenger RNA transcripts benefitting from the long interspersed element 1 machinery for retrotransposition, may have specific consequences for genomic testing. Next genetration sequencing (NGS) techniques allow the detection of such mobile elements but they may be misinterpreted as genomic duplications or be totally overlooked. We report eight observations of retrocopies detected during diagnostic NGS analyses of targeted gene panels, exome, or genome sequencing. For seven cases, while an exons-only copy number gain was called, read alignment inspection revealed a depth of coverage shift at every exon-intron junction where indels were also systematically called. Moreover, aberrant chimeric read pairs spanned entire introns or were paired with another locus for terminal exons. The 8th retrocopy was present in the reference genome and thus showed a normal NGS profile. We emphasize the existence of retrocopies and strategies to accurately detect them at a glance during genetic testing and discuss pitfalls for genetic testing.

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EMBO Mol Med ; 2018 Dec 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30518636

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Though congenital hydrocephalus is heritable, it has been linked only to eight genes, one of which is MPDZ Humans and mice that carry a truncated version of MPDZ incur severe hydrocephalus resulting in acute morbidity and lethality. We show by magnetic resonance imaging that contrast medium penetrates into the brain ventricles of mice carrying a Mpdz loss-of-function mutation, whereas none is detected in the ventricles of normal mice, implying that the permeability of the choroid plexus epithelial cell monolayer is abnormally high. Comparative proteomic analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid of normal and hydrocephalic mice revealed up to a 53-fold increase in protein concentration, suggesting that transcytosis through the choroid plexus epithelial cells of Mpdz KO mice is substantially higher than in normal mice. These conclusions are supported by ultrastructural evidence, and by immunohistochemistry and cytology data. Our results provide a straightforward and concise explanation for the pathophysiology of Mpdz-linked hydrocephalus.

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Am J Med Genet A ; 176(12): 2740-2750, 2018 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30548201

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The oculoauriculofrontonasal syndrome (OAFNS) is a rare disorder characterized by the association of frontonasal dysplasia (widely spaced eyes, facial cleft, and nose abnormalities) and oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum (OAVS)-associated features, such as preauricular ear tags, ear dysplasia, mandibular asymmetry, epibulbar dermoids, eyelid coloboma, and costovertebral anomalies. The etiology is unknown so far. This work aimed to identify molecular bases for the OAFNS. Among a cohort of 130 patients with frontonasal dysplasia, accurate phenotyping identified 18 individuals with OAFNS. We describe their clinical spectrum, including the report of new features (micro/anophtalmia, cataract, thyroid agenesis, polymicrogyria, olfactory bulb hypoplasia, and mandibular cleft), and emphasize the high frequency of nasal polyps in OAFNS (56%). We report the negative results of ALX1, ALX3, and ALX4 genes sequencing and next-generation sequencing strategy performed on blood-derived DNA from respectively, four and four individuals. Exome sequencing was performed in four individuals, genome sequencing in one patient with negative exome sequencing result. Based on the data from this series and the literature, diverse hypotheses can be raised regarding the etiology of OAFNS: mosaic mutation, epigenetic anomaly, oligogenism, or nongenetic cause. In conclusion, this series represents further clinical delineation work of the rare OAFNS, and paves the way toward the identification of the causing mechanism.

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Acta Neuropathol Commun ; 6(1): 109, 2018 Oct 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30340542

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Extreme microcephaly and rhombencephalosynapsis represent unusual pathological conditions, each of which occurs in isolation or in association with various other cerebral and or extracerebral anomalies. Unlike microcephaly for which several disease-causing genes have been identified with different modes of inheritance, the molecular bases of rhombencephalosynapsis remain unknown and rhombencephalosynapsis presents mainly as a sporadic condition consistent with de novo dominant variations. We report for the first time the association of extreme microcephaly with almost no sulcation and rhombencephalosynapsis in a fœtus for which comparative patient-parent exome sequencing strategy revealed a heterozygous de novo missense variant in the ADGRL2 gene. ADGRL2 encodes latrophilin 2, an adhesion G-protein-coupled receptor whose exogenous ligand is α-latrotoxin. Adgrl2 immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization revealed expression in the telencephalon, mesencephalon and rhombencephalon of mouse and chicken embryos. In human brain embryos and fœtuses, Adgrl2 immunoreactivity was observed in the hemispheric and cerebellar germinal zones, the cortical plate, basal ganglia, pons and cerebellar cortex. Microfluorimetry experiments evaluating intracellular calcium release in response to α-latrotoxin binding showed significantly reduced cytosolic calcium release in the fœtus amniocytes vs amniocytes from age-matched control fœtuses and in HeLa cells transfected with mutant ADGRL2 cDNA vs wild-type construct. Embryonic lethality was also observed in constitutive Adgrl2-/- mice. In Adgrl2+/- mice, MRI studies revealed microcephaly and vermis hypoplasia. Cell adhesion and wound healing assays demonstrated that the variation increased cell adhesion properties and reduced cell motility. Furthermore, HeLa cells overexpressing mutant ADGRL2 displayed a highly developed cytoplasmic F-actin network related to cytoskeletal dynamic modulation. ADGRL2 is the first gene identified as being responsible for extreme microcephaly with rhombencephalosynapsis. Increased cell adhesion, reduced cell motility and cytoskeletal dynamic alterations induced by the variant therefore represent a new mechanism responsible for microcephaly.

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Early Hum Dev ; 116: 9-16, 2018 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29091783

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Neurodevelopmental outcome in children with agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) is correlated with the presence or absence of associated brain abnormalities. Indeed, neurodevelopmental outcome shows severe disabilities when the ACC is not isolated whereas in isolated forms, the neurologic development is mainly normal. Contrary to data in several published studies, the prognosis remains uncertain even in isolated forms, which may lead in France to medical termination of pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term neurodevelopmental outcome in children with prenatally diagnosed isolated ACC. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This is a follow-up study conducted in Normandy (France). It included a cohort of 25 children born between January 1991 and June 2016, with a prenatal diagnosis of isolated ACC and who were followed for at least two years. RESULTS: The average follow-up was 8±5years. ACC was complete in 17 patients (68%), partial in 5 (20%) and hypoplastic in 3 (12%). Whereas global motor development was normal in each case, normal neurodevelopmental outcome or mild disabilities occurred in 88% children and moderate/severe neuro-disabilities were present in 12% of children. Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-IV evaluations and Intellectual Total Quotients were within normal range, but we observed lower scores in verbal comprehension, social judgment, executive functions. A lower score in morphosyntax was observed among 52% of children with oral language disorders. CONCLUSIONS: Neurodevelopmental outcome was favorable in most of our patients with isolated ACC, but mild learning disabilities emerged in older children. Long-term follow-up until school age is essential to provide early diagnosis and appropriate care support.


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Agenesia do Corpo Caloso/diagnóstico , Agenesia do Corpo Caloso/etiologia , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/etiologia , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Gravidez , Diagnóstico Pré-Natal , Psicometria/métodos , Distúrbios da Fala/etiologia , Escalas de Wechsler
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Mol Genet Genomic Med ; 5(4): 373-389, 2017 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28717662

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BACKGROUND: Cystinuria is an autosomal recessive disorder of dibasic amino acid transport in the kidney and the intestine leading to increased urinary cystine excretion and nephrolithiasis. Two genes, SLC3A1 and SLC7A9, coding respectively for rBAT and b0,+AT, account for the genetic basis of cystinuria. METHODS: This study reports the clinical and molecular characterization of a French cohort including 112 cystinuria patients and 25 relatives from 99 families. Molecular screening was performed using sequencing and Quantitative Multiplex PCR of Short Fluorescent Fragments analyses. Functional minigene-based assays have been used to characterize splicing variants. RESULTS: Eighty-eight pathogenic nucleotide changes were identified in SLC3A1 (63) and SLC7A9 (25) genes, of which 42 were novel. Interestingly, 17% (15/88) and 11% (10/88) of the total number of variants correspond, respectively, to large-scale rearrangements and splicing mutations. Functional minigene-based assays were performed for six variants located outside the most conserved sequences of the splice sites; three variants affect splice sites, while three others modify exonic splicing regulatory elements (ESR), in good agreement with a new in silico prediction based on ΔtESRseq values. CONCLUSION: This report expands the spectrum of SLC3A1 and SLC7A9 variants and supports that digenic inheritance is unlikely. Furthermore, it highlights the relevance of assessing large-scale rearrangements and splicing mutations to fully characterize cystinuria patients at the molecular level.

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Acta Neuropathol Commun ; 5(1): 36, 2017 05 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28460636

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Congenital hydrocephalus is considered as either acquired due to haemorrhage, infection or neoplasia or as of developmental nature and is divided into two subgroups, communicating and obstructive. Congenital hydrocephalus is either syndromic or non-syndromic, and in the latter no cause is found in more than half of the patients. In patients with isolated hydrocephalus, L1CAM mutations represent the most common aetiology. More recently, a founder mutation has also been reported in the MPDZ gene in foetuses presenting massive hydrocephalus, but the neuropathology remains unknown. We describe here three novel homozygous null mutations in the MPDZ gene in foetuses whose post-mortem examination has revealed a homogeneous phenotype characterized by multiple ependymal malformations along the aqueduct of Sylvius, the third and fourth ventricles as well as the central canal of the medulla, consisting in multifocal rosettes with immature cell accumulation in the vicinity of ependymal lining early detached from the ventricular zone. MPDZ also named MUPP1 is an essential component of tight junctions which are expressed from early brain development in the choroid plexuses and ependyma. Alterations in the formation of tight junctions within the ependyma very likely account for the lesions observed and highlight for the first time that primary multifocal ependymal malformations of the ventricular system is genetically determined in humans. Therefore, MPDZ sequencing should be performed when neuropathological examination reveals multifocal ependymal rosette formation within the aqueduct of Sylvius, of the third and fourth ventricles and of the central canal of the medulla.


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Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Epêndima/anormalidades , Doenças Fetais/genética , Hidrocefalia/genética , Mutação com Perda de Função , Adulto , Epêndima/diagnóstico por imagem , Família , Feminino , Doenças Fetais/diagnóstico por imagem , Doenças Fetais/etiologia , Doenças Fetais/patologia , Homozigoto , Humanos , Hidrocefalia/diagnóstico por imagem , Hidrocefalia/etiologia , Hidrocefalia/patologia
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J Neuromuscul Dis ; 3(4): 487-495, 2016 11 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27911332

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BACKGROUND: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is caused by homozygous inactivation of the SMN1 gene. The SMN2 copy number modulates the severity of SMA. The 0SMN1/1SMN2 genotype, the most severe genotype compatible with life, is expected to be associated with the most severe form of the disease, called type 0 SMA, defined by prenatal onset. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to review clinical features and prenatal manifestations in this rare SMA subtype. METHODS: SMA patients with the 0SMN1/1SMN2 genotype were retrospectively collected using the UMD-SMN1 France database. RESULTS: Data from 16 patients were reviewed. These 16 patients displayed type 0 SMA. At birth, a vast majority had profound hypotonia, severe muscle weakness, severe respiratory distress, and cranial nerves involvement (inability to suck/swallow, facial muscles weakness). They showed characteristics of fetal akinesia deformation sequence and congenital heart defects. Recurrent episodes of bradycardia were observed. Death occurred within the first month. At prenatal stage, decreased fetal movements were frequently reported, mostly only by mothers, in late stages of pregnancy; increased nuchal translucency was reported in about half of the cases; congenital heart defects, abnormal amniotic fluid volume, or joint contractures were occasionally reported. CONCLUSION: Despite a prenatal onset attested by severity at birth and signs of fetal akinesia deformation sequence, prenatal manifestations of type 0 SMA are not specific and not constant. As illustrated by the frequent association with congenital heart defects, type 0 SMA physiopathology is not restricted to motor neuron, highlighting that SMN function is critical for organogenesis.


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Artrogripose/fisiopatologia , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso Autônomo/fisiopatologia , Doenças dos Nervos Cranianos/fisiopatologia , Cardiopatias Congênitas/fisiopatologia , Hipotonia Muscular/fisiopatologia , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Recém-Nascido/fisiopatologia , Atrofias Musculares Espinais da Infância/fisiopatologia , Artrogripose/etiologia , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso Autônomo/etiologia , Doenças dos Nervos Cranianos/etiologia , Feminino , Genótipo , Cardiopatias Congênitas/diagnóstico por imagem , Cardiopatias Congênitas/etiologia , Homozigoto , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Expectativa de Vida , Masculino , Hipotonia Muscular/etiologia , Reflexo Anormal , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Recém-Nascido/etiologia , Atrofias Musculares Espinais da Infância/complicações , Atrofias Musculares Espinais da Infância/diagnóstico por imagem , Atrofias Musculares Espinais da Infância/genética , Proteína 1 de Sobrevivência do Neurônio Motor/genética , Proteína 2 de Sobrevivência do Neurônio Motor/genética , Ultrassonografia Pré-Natal
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Am J Med Genet A ; 170(11): 2847-2859, 2016 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27605097

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KBG syndrome, due to ANKRD11 alteration is characterized by developmental delay, short stature, dysmorphic facial features, and skeletal anomalies. We report a clinical and molecular study of 39 patients affected by KBG syndrome. Among them, 19 were diagnosed after the detection of a 16q24.3 deletion encompassing the ANKRD11 gene by array CGH. In the 20 remaining patients, the clinical suspicion was confirmed by the identification of an ANKRD11 mutation by direct sequencing. We present arguments to modulate the previously reported diagnostic criteria. Macrodontia should no longer be considered a mandatory feature. KBG syndrome is compatible with autonomous life in adulthood. Autism is less frequent than previously reported. We also describe new clinical findings with a potential impact on the follow-up of patients, such as precocious puberty and a case of malignancy. Most deletions remove the 5'end or the entire coding region but never extend toward 16q telomere suggesting that distal 16q deletion could be lethal. Although ANKRD11 appears to be a major gene associated with intellectual disability, KBG syndrome remains under-diagnosed. NGS-based approaches for sequencing will improve the detection of point mutations in this gene. Broad knowledge of the clinical phenotype is essential for a correct interpretation of the molecular results. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/diagnóstico , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Doenças do Desenvolvimento Ósseo/diagnóstico , Doenças do Desenvolvimento Ósseo/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética , Deficiência Intelectual/diagnóstico , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Mutação , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Anormalidades Dentárias/diagnóstico , Anormalidades Dentárias/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Alelos , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Deleção Cromossômica , Cromossomos Humanos Par 16 , Hibridização Genômica Comparativa , Facies , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fenótipo , Estudos Retrospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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J Med Genet ; 53(11): 743-751, 2016 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27317772

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BACKGROUND: Heterozygous NSD1 mutations were identified in 60%-90% of patients with Sotos syndrome. Recently, mutations of the SETD2 and DNMT3A genes were identified in patients exhibiting only some Sotos syndrome features. Both NSD1 and SETD2 genes encode epigenetic 'writer' proteins that catalyse methylation of histone 3 lysine 36 (H3K36me). The DNMT3A gene encodes an epigenetic 'reader' protein of the H3K36me chromatin mark. METHODS: We aimed at confirming the implication of DNMT3A and SETD2 mutations in an overgrowth phenotype, through a comprehensive targeted-next generation sequencing (NGS) screening in 210 well-phenotyped index cases with a Sotos-like phenotype and no NSD1 mutation, from a French cohort. RESULTS: Six unreported heterozygous likely pathogenic variants in DNMT3A were identified in seven patients: two nonsense variants and four de novo missense variants. One de novo unreported heterozygous frameshift variant was identified in SETD2 in one patient. All the four DNMT3A missense variants affected DNMT3A functional domains, suggesting a potential deleterious impact. DNMT3A-mutated index cases shared similar clinical features including overgrowth phenotype characterised by postnatal tall stature (≥+2SD), macrocephaly (≥+2SD), overweight or obesity at older age, intellectual deficiency and minor facial features. The phenotype associated with SETD2 mutations remains to be described more precisely. The p.Arg882Cys missense de novo constitutional DNMT3A variant found in two patients is the most frequent DNMT3A somatic mutation in acute leukaemia. CONCLUSIONS: Our results illustrate the power of targeted NGS to identify rare disease-causing variants. These observations provided evidence for a unifying mechanism (disruption of apposition and reading of the epigenetic chromatin mark H3K36me) that causes an overgrowth syndrome phenotype. Further studies are needed in order to assess the role of SETD2 and DNMT3A in intellectual deficiency without overgrowth.

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Eur J Hum Genet ; 24(6): 830-7, 2016 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26395556

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The increasing use of array-CGH in malformation syndromes with intellectual disability could lead to the description of new contiguous gene syndrome by the analysis of the gene content of the microdeletion and reverse phenotyping. Thanks to a national and international call for collaboration by Achropuce and Decipher, we recruited four patients carrying de novo overlapping deletions of chromosome 9q33.3q34.11, including the STXBP1, the LMX1B and the ENG genes. We restrained the selection to these three genes because the effects of their haploinsufficency are well described in the literature and easily recognizable clinically. All deletions were detected by array-CGH and confirmed by FISH. The patients display common clinical features, including intellectual disability with epilepsy, owing to the presence of STXBP1 within the deletion, nail dysplasia and bone malformations, in particular patellar abnormalities attributed to LMX1B deletion, epistaxis and cutaneous-mucous telangiectasias explained by ENG haploinsufficiency and common facial dysmorphism. This systematic analysis of the genes comprised in the deletion allowed us to identify genes whose haploinsufficiency is expected to lead to disease manifestations and complications that require personalized follow-up, in particular for renal, eye, ear, vascular and neurological manifestations.


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Deleção Cromossômica , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/genética , Endoglina/genética , Epilepsia/genética , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Proteínas com Homeodomínio LIM/genética , Proteínas Munc18/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Adolescente , Criança , Cromossomos Humanos Par 9/genética , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/diagnóstico , Epilepsia/diagnóstico , Feminino , Haploinsuficiência , Humanos , Deficiência Intelectual/diagnóstico , Masculino , Fenótipo , Síndrome
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Eur J Hum Genet ; 24(6): 838-43, 2016 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26395558

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Semaphorins are a large family of secreted and membrane-associated proteins necessary for wiring of the brain. Semaphorin 5A (SEMA5A) acts as a bifunctional guidance cue, exerting both attractive and inhibitory effects on developing axons. Previous studies have suggested that SEMA5A could be a susceptibility gene for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). We first identified a de novo translocation t(5;22)(p15.3;q11.21) in a patient with ASD and intellectual disability (ID). At the translocation breakpoint on chromosome 5, we observed a 861-kb deletion encompassing the end of the SEMA5A gene. We delineated the breakpoint by NGS and observed that no gene was disrupted on chromosome 22. We then used Sanger sequencing to search for deleterious variants affecting SEMA5A in 142 patients with ASD. We also identified two independent heterozygous variants located in a conserved functional domain of the protein. Both variants were maternally inherited and predicted as deleterious. Our genetic screens identified the first case of a de novo SEMA5A microdeletion in a patient with ASD and ID. Although our study alone cannot formally associate SEMA5A with susceptibility to ASD, it provides additional evidence that Semaphorin dysfunction could lead to ASD and ID. Further studies on Semaphorins are warranted to better understand the role of this family of genes in susceptibility to neurodevelopmental disorders.


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Transtorno do Espectro Autista/genética , Deleção Cromossômica , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Transtorno do Espectro Autista/complicações , Transtorno do Espectro Autista/diagnóstico , Criança , Pontos de Quebra do Cromossomo , Cromossomos Humanos Par 22/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 5/genética , Humanos , Deficiência Intelectual/complicações , Deficiência Intelectual/diagnóstico , Masculino , Herança Paterna , Translocação Genética
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Autoimmunity ; 48(8): 532-41, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26312540

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OBJECTIVE: Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APS 1) is caused by mutations in the AIRE gene that induce intrathymic T-cell tolerance breakdown, which results in tissue-specific autoimmune diseases. DESIGN: To evaluate the effect of a well-defined T-cell repertoire impairment on humoral self-reactive fingerprints, comparative serum self-IgG and self-IgM reactivities were analyzed using both one- and two-dimensional western blotting approaches against a broad spectrum of peripheral tissue antigens. METHODS: Autoantibody patterns of APS 1 patients were compared with those of subjects affected by other autoimmune endocrinopathies (OAE) and healthy controls. RESULTS: Using a Chi-square test, significant changes in the Ab repertoire were found when intergroup patterns were compared. A singular distortion of both serum self-IgG and self-IgM repertoires was noted in APS 1 patients. The molecular characterization of these antigenic targets was conducted using a proteomic approach. In this context, autoantibodies recognized more significantly either tissue-specific antigens, such as pancreatic amylase, pancreatic triacylglycerol lipase and pancreatic regenerating protein 1α, or widely distributed antigens, such as peroxiredoxin-2, heat shock cognate 71-kDa protein and aldose reductase. As expected, a well-defined self-reactive T-cell repertoire impairment, as described in APS 1 patients, affected the tissue-specific self-IgG repertoire. Interestingly, discriminant IgM reactivities targeting both tissue-specific and more widely expressed antigens were also specifically observed in APS 1 patients. Using recombinant targets, we observed that post translational modifications of these specific antigens impacted upon their recognition. CONCLUSIONS: The data suggest that T-cell-dependent but also T-cell-independent mechanisms are involved in the dynamic evolution of autoimmunity in APS 1.


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Autoanticorpos/química , Autoantígenos/química , Imunoglobulina G/química , Imunoglobulina M/química , Proteoma/química , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Aldeído Redutase/genética , Aldeído Redutase/imunologia , Amilases/genética , Amilases/imunologia , Autoanticorpos/sangue , Autoanticorpos/genética , Autoantígenos/sangue , Autoantígenos/imunologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Criança , Feminino , Expressão Gênica , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSC70/genética , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSC70/imunologia , Humanos , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Imunoglobulina G/genética , Imunoglobulina M/sangue , Imunoglobulina M/genética , Lipase/genética , Lipase/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Peroxirredoxinas/genética , Peroxirredoxinas/imunologia , Poliendocrinopatias Autoimunes/sangue , Poliendocrinopatias Autoimunes/genética , Poliendocrinopatias Autoimunes/imunologia , Poliendocrinopatias Autoimunes/patologia , Proteoma/genética , Proteoma/metabolismo , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T/patologia , Fatores de Transcrição/imunologia
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Cornea ; 34(9): 1086-91, 2015 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26114819

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PURPOSE: To report the spectrum of phenotypes in patients with autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome type 1 (APS1)-related keratopathy. METHODS: In this retrospective observational case series, 6 patients followed for APS1 were included. Data collected included family history, age at presentation, and systemic and ophthalmic manifestations. The 14 coding exons of the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene were sequenced. RESULTS: The age at the onset of keratopathy ranged from 4 to 20 years. The ocular symptoms varied from mild photophobia to severe pain, and visual acuity was from light perception to 20/20 Snellen equivalent. Heterogeneous corneal involvement was observed, ranging from minimal superficial punctate staining to severe stromal scarring with deep corneal neovascularization. The severity of ophthalmic findings was uncorrelated to that of systemic manifestations. The genetic analyses identified 2 novel mutations (c.173C>A in exon 2 and c.892G>T in exon 8) and 4 known mutations (c.62C>T in exon 1, c.415C>T in exon 3, c.1096-1G>A in intron 9, and c.1193delC in exon 10) in the AIRE gene. In patients with identical AIRE mutations, including within a sib-pair, heterogeneous phenotypes were observed. CONCLUSIONS: Keratopathy can be an early and severe manifestation of APS1, which contributes to the global prognosis of the disease. Its mechanisms remain to be elucidated.


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Doenças da Córnea/genética , Mutação da Fase de Leitura , Poliendocrinopatias Autoimunes/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Adulto , Idade de Início , Criança , Doenças da Córnea/diagnóstico , Éxons/genética , Dor Ocular/diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Fenótipo , Fotofobia/diagnóstico , Poliendocrinopatias Autoimunes/diagnóstico , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Estudos Retrospectivos , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Transtornos da Visão/diagnóstico , Acuidade Visual/fisiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Case Rep Obstet Gynecol ; 2015: 561713, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26078893

RESUMO

X-linked hydrocephaly is a rare sex-linked genetic recessive condition occurring in 1/30,000 deliveries. Adduction of thumbs and mental retardation are additional associated clinical findings. We describe two cases of X-linked hydrocephaly with associated adducted thumbs that were diagnosed prenatally with the combined use of three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound and fetal blood sampling for cytogenetic and molecular analyses. This report suggests that 3D ultrasound can facilitate the identification of adducted thumbs in fetuses affected by X-linked hydrocephaly and supports evaluation of the fetal hands as an integral part of the ultrasound anatomical assessment in male fetuses with hydrocephaly secondary to aqueductal stenosis.

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