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Eur J Haematol ; 2019 Sep 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31512291

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BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) stratification mainly relies on FISH markers according to Döhner's hierarchical model which includes high-risk FISH markers, intermediate FISH, or low-risk FISH. Recently, complex karyotype (CK) has been demonstrated as an independent negative prognostic factor in CLL. METHODS: A series of 1012 untreated CLL patients have been investigated with both FISH and chromosome banding analysis (CBA) on the same pellet obtained from interleukin IL-2-CPG DSP30 oligonucleotide-stimulated cultured cells. RESULTS: Combining both FISH and CBA has led to refine prognostic categories with identification of 30% of CK in low-risk and intermediate FISH group. This raises the issue of switching them to a high-risk group. While this series confirmed the significant association between CK and high-risk FISH (P = .003), 33% of CK present no ATM or TP53 deletion. Three groups characterized by significant association between FISH markers and CBA have emerged: CK with TP53 loss and monosomy 15; CK with ATM loss and 14q32 translocation; and CK without ATM or TP53 losses but trisomies 12, 18, and 19 or t(14;18)(q32;q21). CONCLUSION: We have observed that in addition to FISH analysis, the CBA allows detection of many abnormalities with potential impact on patient follow-up and treatment, mainly CK.

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Hum Mutat ; 2019 Sep 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31502745

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Congenital limb malformations (CLM) comprise many conditions affecting limbs and more than 150 associated genes have been reported. Due to this large heterogeneity, a high proportion of patients remains without a molecular diagnosis. In the last two decades, advances in high throughput sequencing have allowed new methodological strategies in clinical practice. Herein, we report the screening of 52 genes/regulatory sequences by multiplex high-throughput targeted sequencing, in a series of 352 patients affected with various CLM, over a 3-year period of time. Patients underwent a clinical triage by expert geneticists in CLM. A definitive diagnosis was achieved in 35.2% of patients, the yield varying considerably, depending on the phenotype. We identified 112 single nucleotide variants and 26 copy-number variations, of which 52 are novel pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants. In 6% of patients, variants of uncertain significance have been found in good candidate genes. We showed that multiplex targeted high-throughput sequencing works as an efficient and cost-effective tool in clinical practice for molecular diagnosis of congenital limb malformations. Careful clinical evaluation of patients may maximize the yield of CLM panel testing.

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Genet Med ; 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31388190

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PURPOSE: Sifrim-Hitz-Weiss syndrome (SIHIWES) is a recently described multisystemic neurodevelopmental disorder caused by de novo variants in CHD4. In this study, we investigated the clinical spectrum of the disorder, genotype-phenotype correlations, and the effect of different missense variants on CHD4 function. METHODS: We collected clinical and molecular data from 32 individuals with mostly de novo variants in CHD4, identified through next-generation sequencing. We performed adenosine triphosphate (ATP) hydrolysis and nucleosome remodeling assays on variants from five different CHD4 domains. RESULTS: The majority of participants had global developmental delay, mild to moderate intellectual disability, brain anomalies, congenital heart defects, and dysmorphic features. Macrocephaly was a frequent but not universal finding. Additional common abnormalities included hypogonadism in males, skeletal and limb anomalies, hearing impairment, and ophthalmic abnormalities. The majority of variants were nontruncating and affected the SNF2-like region of the protein. We did not identify genotype-phenotype correlations based on the type or location of variants. Alterations in ATP hydrolysis and chromatin remodeling activities were observed in variants from different domains. CONCLUSION: The CHD4-related syndrome is a multisystemic neurodevelopmental disorder. Missense substitutions in different protein domains alter CHD4 function in a variant-specific manner, but result in a similar phenotype in humans.

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Am J Hum Genet ; 104(6): 1040-1059, 2019 Jun 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31079900

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The heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein (HNRNP) genes code for a set of RNA-binding proteins that function primarily in the spliceosome C complex. Pathogenic variants in these genes can drive neurodegeneration, through a mechanism involving excessive stress-granule formation, or developmental defects, through mechanisms that are not known. Here, we report four unrelated individuals who have truncating or missense variants in the same C-terminal region of hnRNPR and who have multisystem developmental defects including abnormalities of the brain and skeleton, dysmorphic facies, brachydactyly, seizures, and hypoplastic external genitalia. We further identified in the literature a fifth individual with a truncating variant. RNA sequencing of primary fibroblasts reveals that these HNRNPR variants drive significant changes in the expression of several homeobox genes, as well as other transcription factors, such as LHX9, TBX1, and multiple HOX genes, that are considered fundamental regulators of embryonic and gonad development. Higher levels of retained intronic HOX sequences and lost splicing events in the HOX cluster are observed in cells carrying HNRNPR variants, suggesting that impaired splicing is at least partially driving HOX deregulation. At basal levels, stress-granule formation appears normal in primary and transfected cells expressing HNRNPR variants. However, these cells reveal profound recovery defects, where stress granules fail to disassemble properly, after exposure to oxidative stress. This study establishes an essential role for HNRNPR in human development and points to a mechanism that may unify other "spliceosomopathies" linked to variants that drive multi-system congenital defects and are found in hnRNPs.

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Int J Mol Sci ; 20(4)2019 Feb 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30769939

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The NOD2 gene, involved in innate immune responses to bacterial peptidoglycan, has been found to be closely associated with Crohn's Disease (CD), with an Odds Ratio ranging from 3⁻36. Families with three or more CD-affected members were related to a high frequency of NOD2 gene variations, such as R702W, G908R, and 1007fs, and were reported in the EPIMAD Registry. However, some rare CD multiplex families were described without identification of common NOD2 linked-to-disease variations. In order to identify new genetic variation(s) closely linked with CD, whole exome sequencing was performed on available subjects, comprising four patients in two generations affected with Crohn's disease without R702W and G908R variation and three unaffected related subjects. A rare and, not yet, reported missense variation of the NOD2 gene, N1010K, was detected and co-segregated across affected patients. In silico evaluation and modelling highlighted evidence for an adverse effect of the N1010K variation with regard to CD. Moreover, cumulative characterization of N1010K and 1007fs as a compound heterozygous state in two, more severe CD family members strongly suggests that N1010K could well be a new risk factor involved in Crohn's disease genetic susceptibility.


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Doença de Crohn/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Imunidade Inata/genética , Proteína Adaptadora de Sinalização NOD2/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Alelos , Criança , Doença de Crohn/imunologia , Doença de Crohn/patologia , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Genótipo , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Masculino , Mutação , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto/genética , Proteína Adaptadora de Sinalização NOD2/química , Proteína Adaptadora de Sinalização NOD2/imunologia , Peptidoglicano/imunologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Conformação Proteica , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Haematologica ; 104(6): 1150-1155, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30573507

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Clonal chromosome abnormalities in Philadelphia-negative cells could concern chronic myeloid leukemia patients treated by tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The European LeukemiaNet distinguishes -7/del(7q) abnormalities as a "warning". However, the impact of clonal chromosome abnormalities, and specifically those of -7/del(7q), in Philadelphia-negative cells on clinical outcomes is unclear and based on case-reports showing morphological dysplasia and increased risk of acute myeloid leukemia, suggesting the coexistence of chronic myeloid leukemia and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome. The aim of this study was to determine whether the impact of -7/del(7q) clonal chromosome abnormalities in Philadelphia-negative cells on the clinical outcome is different from that of other types of abnormalities, and we argue for an underlying associated high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome. Among 102 chronic myeloid leukemia patients with clonal chromosome abnormalities in Philadelphia-negative cells with more than a median of 6 years of follow up, patients with -7/del(7q) more frequently had signs of dysplasia, a lower cumulative incidence of deep molecular response and often needed further treatment lines, with the consequent impact on event-free and progression-free survival. Morphological features of dysplasia are associated with myelodysplastic syndrome/acute myeloid leukemia mutations and compromise the optimal response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors, irrespectively of the type of clonal chromosome abnormalities in Philadelphia-negative cells. However, mutation patterns determined by next-generation sequencing could not clearly explain the underlying high-risk disease. We hereby confirm the pejorative prognostic value of -7/del(7q) clonal chromosome abnormalities in Philadelphia-negative cells and suggest that myelodysplastic features constitute a warning signal that response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors may be less than optimal.

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Eur J Hum Genet ; 27(3): 360-368, 2019 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30552424

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Holt-Oram syndrome (HOS) is an autosomal dominant condition characterised by the association of congenital heart defect (CHD), with or without rhythm disturbances and radial defects, due to TBX5 variants. The diagnosis is challenged by the variability of expression and the large phenotypic overlap with other conditions, like Okihiro syndrome, TAR syndrome or Fanconi disease. We retrospectively reviewed 212 patients referred for suspicion of HOS between 2002 and 2014, who underwent TBX5 screening. A TBX5 variant has been identified in 78 patients, representing the largest molecular series ever described. In the cohort, 61 met the previously described diagnostic criteria and 17 have been considered with an uncertain HOS diagnosis. A CHD was present in 91% of the patients with a TBX5 variant, atrial septal defects being the most common (61.5%). The genotype-phenotype study highlights the importance of some critical features in HOS: the septal characteristic of the CHD, the bilateral and asymmetric characteristics of the radial defect and the presence of shoulder or elbow mobility defect. Besides, 21 patients presented with an overlapping condition. Among them, 13 had a typical HOS presentation. We discuss the strategies that could be adopted to improve the molecular delineation of the remaining typical patients.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Cardiopatias Congênitas/genética , Comunicação Interatrial/genética , Deformidades Congênitas das Extremidades Inferiores/genética , Fenótipo , Proteínas com Domínio T/genética , Deformidades Congênitas das Extremidades Superiores/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/patologia , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Cardiopatias Congênitas/patologia , Comunicação Interatrial/patologia , Humanos , Lactente , Deformidades Congênitas das Extremidades Inferiores/patologia , Mutação , Deformidades Congênitas das Extremidades Superiores/patologia
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Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet ; 177(4): 397-405, 2018 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29603867

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Recurrent deletions and duplications at the 2q13 locus have been associated with developmental delay (DD) and dysmorphisms. We aimed to undertake detailed clinical characterization of individuals with 2q13 copy number variations (CNVs), with a focus on behavioral and psychiatric phenotypes. Participants were recruited via the Unique chromosomal disorder support group, U.K. National Health Service Regional Genetics Centres, and the DatabasE of genomiC varIation and Phenotype in Humans using Ensembl Resources (DECIPHER) database. A review of published 2q13 patient case reports was undertaken to enable combined phenotypic analysis. We present a new case series of 2q13 CNV carriers (21 deletion, 4 duplication) and the largest ever combined analysis with data from published studies, making a total of 54 deletion and 23 duplication carriers. DD/intellectual disabilities was identified in the majority of carriers (79% deletion, 70% duplication), although in the new cases 52% had an IQ in the borderline or normal range. Despite the median age of the new cases being only 9 years, 64% had a clinical psychiatric diagnosis. Combined analysis found attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to be the most frequent diagnosis (48% deletion, 60% duplication), followed by autism spectrum disorders (33% deletion, 17% duplication). Aggressive (33%) and self-injurious behaviors (33%) were also identified in the new cases. CNVs at 2q13 are typically associated with DD with mildly impaired intelligence, and a high rate of childhood psychiatric diagnoses-particularly ADHD. We have further characterized the clinical phenotype related to imbalances of the 2q13 region and identified it as a region of interest for the neurobiological investigation of ADHD.

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Cytogenet Genome Res ; 153(1): 18-21, 2017.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29040969

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We compared immunoglobulin heavy chain gene (IGH) signal patterns in multiple myeloma (MM) using the FGFR3-IGH and the IGH break-apart probes to facilitate their understanding and analysis. Forty-nine patients with MM were studied. FISH was performed on samples sorted with an FGFR3-IGH dual-color, dual-fusion translocation probe and an IGH dual-color break-apart rearrangement probe. The IGH deletions were found in 7 MM analyzed with the FGFR3-IGH probe and all confirmed by the IGH break-apart probe. The additional IGH signals were associated with different patterns using the IGH break-apart probe: a normal pattern in 9 cases, trisomy 14 in 3 cases, and splits of IGH in 7 cases. Fusion patterns with the FGFR3-IGH probe were observed in 13 cases. Atypical patterns were identified in 6 cases with multiple presentations of IGH: a deletion of the IGH variable segment in der(4) or in chromosome 14, loss of the IGH locus in chromosome 14, and additional copies of FGFR3-IGH fusion probes. We identified a majority of atypical IGH patterns with the t(4;14) probe, without false-negative results when FGFR3-IGH signal fusions were found. However, the extrapolation of FGFR3-IGH probe signals requires the IGH break-apart probe to obtain unequivocal interpretations.


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Cadeias Pesadas de Imunoglobulinas/genética , Mieloma Múltiplo/genética , Receptor Tipo 3 de Fator de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/genética , Translocação Genética/genética , Pontos de Quebra do Cromossomo , Cromossomos Humanos Par 14/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 4/genética , Humanos , Hibridização in Situ Fluorescente , Sindecana-1/genética
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Mol Cytogenet ; 10: 26, 2017.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28680482

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BACKGROUND: Our aim was to set the FISH combination of del(17p13), t(4;14), 1q21 gain and del(1p32), four adverse cytogenetic factors rarely evaluated together, and compare our technical thresholds with those defined in the literature. METHODS: Two hundred thirty-three patients with MM at diagnosis were studied using FISH to target 4 unfavorable cytogenetic abnormalities: 17p13 deletion, t(4;14) translocation, 1p32 deletion and 1q21 gain. Technical thresholds were determined for each probe using isolated CD138-expressing PC from patients without MM. RESULTS: The FISH analysis identified abnormalities in 79.0% of patients. Del(17p13) was detected in 15.0% of cases, t(4;14) in 11.5%, 1q21 gain in 37.8% and del(1p32) in 8.7%. Adding 1p32/1q21 FISH probes has enabled us to identify adverse cytogenetic profiles in 39.0% of patients without del(17p13) or t(4;14). Clonal heterogeneity was observed in 51.1% of patients as well as an increase in the number of adverse abnormalities when related clones were greater than or equal to 2 (85.1% against 45.6%). CONCLUSION: FISH allowed detecting accumulation of adverse abnormalities and clonal heterogeneity in MM with a combination of 4 probes. The impacts of these two parameters need to be evaluated, and could be included in future cytogenetic classifications.

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Eur J Hum Genet ; 25(8): 1011-1014, 2017 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28589944

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CHES (cerebellar hypoplasia with endosteal sclerosis) syndrome (OMIM#213002) associates hypomyelination, cerebellar atrophy, hypogonadism and hypodontia. So far, only five patients have been described. The condition is of neonatal onset. Patients have severe psychomotor delay and moderate to severe intellectual disability. Inheritance is assumed to be autosomal recessive due to recurrence in sibs, consanguinity of parents and absence of vertical transmission. CHES syndrome is reminiscent of 4H-leukodystrophy, a recessive-inherited affection due to variations in genes encoding subunits of the RNA polymerase III (POLR3A-POLR3B-POLR1C). POLR3B variants have been identified in one CHES patient. Here we report on a novel CHES patient, carrying compound heterozygous variations in POLR3B. This report confirms affiliation of CHES to POLR3-related disorders and suggests that CHES syndrome represents a severe form of 4H-leukodystrophy.


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Ataxia Cerebelar/genética , Osteosclerose/genética , RNA Polimerase III/genética , Adolescente , Ataxia Cerebelar/diagnóstico , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Masculino , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto , Osteosclerose/diagnóstico
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J Med Genet ; 54(7): 479-488, 2017 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28119487

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BACKGROUND: Cohesinopathies are rare neurodevelopmental disorders arising from a dysfunction in the cohesin pathway, which enables chromosome segregation and regulates gene transcription. So far, eight genes from this pathway have been reported in human disease. STAG1 belongs to the STAG subunit of the core cohesin complex, along with five other subunits. This work aimed to identify the phenotype ascribed to STAG1 mutations. METHODS: Among patients referred for intellectual disability (ID) in genetics departments worldwide, array-comparative genomic hybridisation (CGH), gene panel, whole-exome sequencing or whole-genome sequencing were performed following the local diagnostic standards. RESULTS: A mutation in STAG1 was identified in 17 individuals from 16 families, 9 males and 8 females aged 2-33 years. Four individuals harboured a small microdeletion encompassing STAG1; three individuals from two families had an intragenic STAG1 deletion. Six deletions were identified by array-CGH, one by whole-exome sequencing. Whole-exome sequencing found de novo heterozygous missense or frameshift STAG1 variants in eight patients, a panel of genes involved in ID identified a missense and a frameshift variant in two individuals. The 17 patients shared common facial features, with wide mouth and deep-set eyes. Four individuals had mild microcephaly, seven had epilepsy. CONCLUSIONS: We report an international series of 17 individuals from 16 families presenting with syndromic unspecific ID that could be attributed to a STAG1 deletion or point mutation. This first series reporting the phenotype ascribed to mutation in STAG1 highlights the importance of data sharing in the field of rare disorders.


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Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Mutação/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Adulto , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Hibridização Genômica Comparativa , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Linhagem , Fenótipo , Síndrome , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Leuk Res ; 39(12): 1443-7, 2015 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26467814

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EVI1 overexpression confers poor prognosis in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Quantification of EVI1 expression has been mainly assessed by real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) based on relative quantification of EVI1-1D splice variant. In this study, we developed a RT-qPCR assay to perform quantification of EVI1 expression covering the different splice variants. A sequence localized in EVI1 exons 14 and 15 was cloned into plasmids that were used to establish RT-qPCR standard curves. Threshold values to define EVI1 overexpression were determined using 17 bone marrow (BM) and 31 peripheral blood (PB) control samples and were set at 1% in BM and 0.5% in PB. Samples from 64 AML patients overexpressing EVI1 included in the ALFA-0701 or -0702 trials were collected at diagnosis and during follow-up (n=152). Median EVI1 expression at AML diagnosis was 23.3% in BM and 3.6% in PB. EVI1 expression levels significantly decreased between diagnostic and post-induction samples, with an average variation from 21.6% to 3.56% in BM and from 4.0% to 0.22% in PB, but did not exceed 1 log10 reduction. Our study demonstrates that the magnitude of reduction in EVI1 expression levels between AML diagnosis and follow-up is not sufficient to allow sensitive detection of minimal residual disease.


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Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/biossíntese , Regulação Leucêmica da Expressão Gênica , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/patologia , Proteínas de Neoplasias/biossíntese , RNA Mensageiro/biossíntese , RNA Neoplásico/biossíntese , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real/métodos , Fatores de Transcrição/biossíntese , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Células Sanguíneas/metabolismo , Células da Medula Óssea/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/sangue , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/diagnóstico , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/genética , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/metabolismo , Proteína do Locus do Complexo MDS1 e EVI1 , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Multicêntricos como Assunto , Proteínas de Neoplasias/sangue , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasia Residual , Proto-Oncogenes/genética , RNA Mensageiro/sangue , RNA Neoplásico/sangue , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Fatores de Transcrição/sangue , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Transcrição Genética , Adulto Jovem
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