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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(39): e17342, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574874

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RATIONALE: The karyotype 49,XXXXY is a rare form of Klinefelter syndrome usually presenting with ambiguous genitalia, facial dysmorphism, mental retardation, and a combination of cardiac, skeletal, and other malformations. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe a 19-year-old man, whose chromosomal analysis of peripheral blood revealed a karyotype of 49,XXXXY. His mental development and motor ability were significantly delayed. At the age of 19, he had failed to develop secondary sexual characteristics. His random blood glucose level was 19.61 mmol/L, and he showed dry mouth, polydipsia, and polyuria. He had a characteristic facial appearance with prognathism, widened nasal bridge, and strabismus. His bilateral elbow rotation was limited. He had atrophic testes with micropenis. Ophthalmic examination revealed a polar cataract in both eyes. DIAGNOSIS: He was diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome associated with cleft palate, hypothyroidism, cataracts, diabetes, and other anomalies. INTERVENTIONS: After the initial diagnosis, the patient received intensive insulin therapy to correct hyperglycemia, and he received calcium and vitamin D supplements. The patient also received testosterone and thyroid hormone replacement therapy for primary hypogonadism. OUTCOMES: The patient was discharged 12 days after receiving treatment; meanwhile, there were no clinical symptoms of dry mouth, polyuria and polyuria, and his blood glucose level was controlled. LESSONS: The combination of cleft palate, hypothyroidism, cataracts, diabetes, and osteoporosis in 49,XXXXY syndrome has not yet been reported. Early treatment and appropriate care can significantly improve the patient's quality of life and prevent serious consequences.


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Catarata/congênito , Fissura Palatina/genética , Hipotireoidismo Congênito/genética , Diabetes Mellitus/congênito , Transtornos dos Cromossomos Sexuais/complicações , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Aneuploidia , Cromossomos Humanos X/genética , Humanos , Cariotipagem , Masculino , Aberrações dos Cromossomos Sexuais , Transtornos dos Cromossomos Sexuais/genética , Adulto Jovem
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An Bras Dermatol ; 94(3): 341-343, 2019 Jul 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31365666

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CHILD syndrome (Congenital Hemidysplasia, Ichthyosiform erythroderma, Limb Defects) is a rare X-linked dominant disease. The authors report a 2-month-old patient presenting with typical features of CHILD syndrome that was treated with a topical solution containing cholesterol and lovastatin, with complete clearance of her CHILD nevus. The changes in skin lipid metabolism that explain the CHILD ichthyosiform nevus and their correction through topical application of cholesterol and lovastatin are discussed.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/tratamento farmacológico , Anticolesterolemiantes/administração & dosagem , Colesterol/metabolismo , Doenças Genéticas Ligadas ao Cromossomo X/tratamento farmacológico , Eritrodermia Ictiosiforme Congênita/tratamento farmacológico , Deformidades Congênitas dos Membros/tratamento farmacológico , Lovastatina/administração & dosagem , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Administração Tópica , Colesterol/biossíntese , Feminino , Doenças Genéticas Ligadas ao Cromossomo X/genética , Humanos , Eritrodermia Ictiosiforme Congênita/genética , Lactente , Deformidades Congênitas dos Membros/genética , Doenças Metabólicas/genética
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Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31446696

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Objective:To make the molecular diagnosis of a patient complaining hearing loss and with specific facial features, developmental delay, vertebral dysplasia, hypotonia and other suspected phenotypes of Kabuki make-up syndrome(KS); to investigate the characteristics and main phenotypes of KS. Method:①Whole-exome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis were performed for proband and her parents. ②Literatures describing the clinical features of KS patients with clear molecular diagnosis from the period of Aug 2010 to Mar 2019 were collected from databases of PubMed and CNKI. Result:①The proband carries the c. 15777insT variant(p. Pro5260fs*10) in KMT2D gene. The variant causes the termination codon to appear prematurely. KMT2D c. 15777insT was classified as PVS1+PS1+PM2 according to the ACMG variation interpretation standard, which is a disease-causing mutation. The c. 15777insT was first reported as a pathogenic mutation of KS. ②77 peer-reviewed publications on KS were analysed including 462 patients with KS. The main findings were intellectual disability(305 cases), congenital heart defects(227 cases), hypotonia(184 cases), short fingers(147 cases), short stature(144 cases), cleft palate(139 cases), hearing loss(101 cases) and developmental delay(99 cases). Of the 101 patients with hearing loss, 11 were confirmed to have conductive hearing loss(1 with recurrent otitis media), 3 with mixed hearing loss, 12 with sensorineural deafness(1 with recurrence otitis media) and 75 patients with unidentified types of deafness(28 with recurrent otitis media). Conclusion:KS involves defects of a wide range of organs, with each organ showing different severity of symptoms, which is easily misdiagnosed from the phenotypes. We suggest the diagnosis on hearing loss in KS patients should be strengthened. KMT2D and KDM6A are two pathogenic genes that have been identified for KS. With the increase of age, its typical clinical phenotypes become more and more obvious. When there is only atypical suspected KS symptoms in the early neonatal period, relevant genetic test should be performed as soon as possible to achieve early diagnosis and intervention.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Face/anormalidades , Perda Auditiva/etiologia , Doenças Hematológicas/complicações , Doenças Hematológicas/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Doenças Vestibulares/complicações , Doenças Vestibulares/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Mutação , Fenótipo
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Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi ; 36(7): 686-689, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31302911

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the pathogenesis of two fetuses from one family affected with Joubert syndrome (JS). METHODS: Whole exome sequencing was employed to screen potential mutations in both fetuses. Suspected mutations were verified by Sanger sequencing. Impact of intronic mutations on DNA transcription was validated by cDNA analysis. RESULTS: Two novel TCTN1 mutations, c.342-8A>G and c.1494+1G>A, were identified in exons 2 and 12, respectively.cDNA analysis confirmed the pathogenic nature of both mutations with interference of normal splicing resulting in production of truncated proteins. CONCLUSION: The genetic etiology of the family affected with JS has been identified.Above findings have enriched the mutation spectrum of TCTN1gene and facilitated understanding of the genotype-phenotype correlation of JS.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Cerebelo/anormalidades , Anormalidades do Olho/genética , Doenças Renais Císticas/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Retina/anormalidades , Anormalidades Múltiplas/diagnóstico , Anormalidades do Olho/diagnóstico , Humanos , Doenças Renais Císticas/diagnóstico , Mutação , Linhagem , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi ; 36(7): 708-711, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31302917

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OBJECTIVE: To correlate genotype with clinical phenotype of a child featuring multiple congenital malformations. METHODS: Clinical examination of the patient was carried out. Chromosome microarray analysis (CMA) was employed to detect genomic copy number variations (CNVs), and quantitative PCR (qPCR) was used for verifying the result. RESULTS: The child had congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and tricuspid regurgitation), psychomotor retardation, agenesis of corpus callosum, hypospadias and scoliosis. CMA has detected a 1.8 Mb deletion at 7p22.3, a 1.8 Mb duplication at 7p22.3p22.2 and a 23.5 Mb duplication at 7q33q36.3 in the fetus, all of which were de novo in origin. CONCLUSION: CMA can precisely detect microdeletion/duplications and facilitate the genotype-phenotype correlation analysis.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 7/genética , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA , Cardiopatias Congênitas/genética , Criança , Testes Genéticos , Humanos , Masculino , Fenótipo , Deleção de Sequência
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Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi ; 36(7): 712-715, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31302918

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OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical characteristics and genetic basis of a child affected with Glass syndrome. METHODS: Clinical manifestations and auxiliary examination results of the child were analyzed. Potential mutation was detected with next generation sequencing and validated by Sanger sequencing. RESULTS: The child has featured growth and mental retardation, delayed speech, cleft palate, crowding of teeth, and downslanting palpebral fissures. DNA sequencing revealed a de novo heterozygous missense mutation c.1166G>A (p.R389H) in exon 8 of the SATB2 gene in the child. CONCLUSION: The heterozygous mutation c.1166G>A (p.R389H) of the SATB2 gene probably account for the Glass syndrome in the patient.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Proteínas de Ligação à Região de Interação com a Matriz/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Criança , Deleção Cromossômica , Cromossomos Humanos Par 2 , Humanos , Mutação
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Cytogenet Genome Res ; 158(1): 25-31, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31055587

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Diagnosing a complex genetic syndrome and correctly assigning the concomitant phenotypic traits to a well-defined clinical form is often a medical challenge. In this work, we report the analysis of a family with complex phenotypes, including microcephaly, intellectual disability, dysmorphic features, and polydactyly in the proband, with the aim of adding new aspects for obtaining a clear diagnosis. We performed array-comparative genomic hybridization and quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR (qRT-PCR) analyses. We identified a deletion of chromosome 20p12.1 involving the macrodomain containing 2/mono-ADP ribosylhydrolase 2 gene (MACROD2) in several members of the family. This gene is actually not associated with a specific syndrome but with congenital anomalies of multiple organs. qRT-PCR showed higher levels of a MACROD2 mRNA isoform in the individuals carrying the deletion. Our results, together with other data reported in the literature, support the hypothesis that the deletion in MACROD2 can affect correct embryonic development and that the presence of another associated event, such as epigenetic modifications at the MACROD2 locus, can influence the level of severity of the pathology.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Enzimas Reparadoras do DNA/genética , Hidrolases/genética , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Rim/anormalidades , Microcefalia/genética , Pâncreas/anormalidades , Polidactilia/genética , Deleção de Sequência , Adulto , Cromossomos Humanos Par 20/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 20/ultraestrutura , Hibridização Genômica Comparativa , Enzimas Reparadoras do DNA/deficiência , Enzimas Reparadoras do DNA/fisiologia , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Hidrolases/deficiência , Hidrolases/fisiologia , Masculino , Linhagem , Fenótipo , Transtornos Psicomotores/genética
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BMC Genomics ; 20(1): 349, 2019 May 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31068123

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BACKGROUND: Palatoschisis or cleft palate is a known anomaly in pigs resulting in their death. However, little is known about its aetiology. A detailed description of the phenotype was derived from necropsy and by computed tomography revealing that all 20 cases also exhibited hypodontia and renal cysts. Furthermore, a genetic origin was assumed due to dominant inheritance as all 20 recorded cases were confirmed offspring of a single boar. RESULTS: Single nucleotide variant (SNV) genotyping data were used to map the defect in the porcine genome and led to the detection of a chromosomal imbalance in the affected offspring. Whole genome sequencing of an affected piglet and a normal full sib was used to identify a chromosomal translocation and to fine map the breakpoints in the genome. Finally, we proved that the boar, which sired the malformed piglets, carried a balanced translocation. The detected translocation of Mb-sized segments of chromosome 8 and 14 had not been previously observed during karyotyping. All affected offspring were shown to be carriers of a partial trisomy of chromosome 14 including the FGFR2 gene, which is associated with various dominant inherited craniofacial dysostosis syndromes in man, and partial monosomy of chromosome 8 containing MSX1 known to be associated with tooth agenesis and orofacial clefts in other species. CONCLUSIONS: This study illustrates the usefulness of recently established genomic resources in pigs. In this study, the application of genome-wide genotyping and sequencing methods allowed the identification of the responsible boar and the genetic cause of the observed defect. By implementing systematic surveillance, it is possible to identify genetic defects at an early stage and avoid further distribution of congenital disorders.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Aberrações Cromossômicas , Fissura Palatina/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Suínos/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/patologia , Animais , Fissura Palatina/patologia , Feminino , Masculino , Síndrome , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma
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Gene ; 704: 97-102, 2019 Jul 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30978478

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In the current study, we report three cases of Asparagine Synthetase (ASNS) Deficiency from two consanguineous families. Family 1 had two early neonatal deaths due to a novel mutation in the ASNS gene c.788C > T (p.S263F) and both the children presented with microcephaly and one of them had severe intracranial haemorrhage. The proband from the second family was homozygous for c.146G > A (p.R49Q) and manifested myoclonic seizures, developmental delay, coarse hair and diffuse cortical atrophy. Molecular docking studies of both the mutations revealed alteration in the ligand binding site. Till date, 26 mutations were reported in ASNS gene in 29 affected children indicating high degree of genetic heterogeneity and high mortality. Although asparagine depletion is not of diagnostic utility, multiple linear regression model suggested that asparagine levels vary to the extent of 20.6% based on glutamine and aspartate levels and ASNS deficiency results in depletion of asparagine synthesis. ASNS deficiency should be suspected in any neonate with microcephaly and epileptic encephalopathy.


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Carbono-Nitrogênio Ligases com Glutamina como Doadora de N-Amida/genética , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/genética , Microcefalia/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/patologia , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , Carbono-Nitrogênio Ligases com Glutamina como Doadora de N-Amida/deficiência , Pré-Escolar , Consanguinidade , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/complicações , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/patologia , Família , Feminino , Humanos , Índia , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Hemorragias Intracranianas/congênito , Hemorragias Intracranianas/genética , Masculino , Microcefalia/patologia , Técnicas de Diagnóstico Molecular , Morte Perinatal , Convulsões/complicações , Convulsões/genética
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Cornea ; 38(9): 1182-1184, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30950893

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PURPOSE: Kabuki syndrome (KS) is a rare congenital disorder characterized by multiple systemic anomalies and unique facial characteristics. Here, we present the first case, to the best of our knowledge, of bilateral congenital corneal opacities as an early-onset ocular manifestation of KS associated with a KMT2D gene mutation. METHODS: The proband is a girl. At birth, bilateral corneal opacities, short fifth fingers, patent ductus arteriosus, absence of the uvula, and an ectopic kidney on the right side were noted. Ophthalmic examinations revealed vascularized, nonhomogeneous opacities in both corneas; to prevent deprivation amblyopia, bilateral corneal transplantations were performed. RESULTS: At 1 year and 10 months of age, she was referred by a general practitioner to our pediatric endocrinologist for failure to thrive. Genetic analysis at that age revealed the presence of a KMT2D gene mutation, and the patient was diagnosed with KS. CONCLUSIONS: The clinical diagnosis of KS is challenging because the most remarkable facial features are not evident until early childhood. In this case, bilateral congenital corneal opacities were identified as an early-onset ocular manifestation of KS. KS should be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients with bilateral congenital corneal opacities.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/patologia , Opacidade da Córnea/patologia , Face/anormalidades , Doenças Hematológicas/patologia , Doenças Vestibulares/patologia , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Face/patologia , Feminino , Doenças Hematológicas/genética , Humanos , Lactente , Mutação , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Doenças Vestibulares/genética
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Cytogenet Genome Res ; 157(4): 231-238, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30933949

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Constitutional complex chromosomal rearrangements (CCRs) are rare events that typically involve 2 or more chromosomes with at least 3 breakpoints and can result in normal or abnormal phenotypes depending on whether they disturb the euchromatic neighborhood. Here, we report an unusual balanced CCR involving chromosomes 1, 9, and 10 that causes an unbalanced karyotype in a severely affected toddler. The CCR was initially reported as a maternal 2-way translocation but was reclassified as a 3-way translocation after a microarray analysis of the propositus revealed the involvement of another chromosome not identified by G-banding in his phenotypically normal mother. FISH assays on maternal metaphase cells confirmed that the 1qter region of der(1) was translocated to der(10), whereas the 10qter segment was translocated to der(9), which in turn donated a segment to der(1). Subsequently, this CCR was also identified in her phenotypically normal father (the patient's grandfather). Thus, the patient inherited the previously unreported pathogenic combination of der(1) with a loss of 1q43→qter (including AKT3, ZBTB18, HNRNPU, and SMYD3) and der(9) with a gain of 10q25.2→qter (including FGFR2), leading to a compound phenotype with key features of the 1q43→qter deletion and distal 10q trisomy syndromes. Our observations suggest that the loss of SMYD3 accounts for cardiac defects in a subset of patients. Moreover, due to recurrent miscarriages in this family, our findings allowed improved genetic counseling.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 10/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 1/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 9/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/diagnóstico por imagem , Pré-Escolar , Hibridização Genômica Comparativa , Aconselhamento Genético , Histona-Lisina N-Metiltransferase/genética , Humanos , Hibridização in Situ Fluorescente/métodos , Masculino , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Translocação Genética
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J Genet ; 982019 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30945692

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A parental diagnosis was performed for an unborn foetus of a healthy couple, who was due for ultrasound detection of multiple malformations and abnormal amniotic fluid karyotypes. For an accurate diagnosis, routine G-banding analysis and next generation sequencing (NGS) were carried out. Finally, conventional cytogenetic analysis suggested that the foetus had a karyotype of47,XX,+mar[52]/46,XN, meanwhile NGS also revealed a partial tetrasomy of 27.84Mb from 4q26-q31.21 (117,385,735-145,225,759), and G-banding analysis excluded the couple to have carried the 4q26-q31.21 duplication. We have identified a de novo mosaic small supernumerary marker chromosomes (sSMC) derived from 4q26-q31.21 in a foetus with hemivertebra, polydactyly, abnormal ears, and heart and ventricular septal defect.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/diagnóstico , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 4/genética , Feto/patologia , Marcadores Genéticos , Diagnóstico Pré-Natal , Tetrassomia , Adulto , Análise Citogenética , Feminino , Feto/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Mosaicismo , Gravidez
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BMJ Case Rep ; 12(4)2019 Apr 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31015250

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Joubert syndrome (JS) and JS-related disorders are a group of developmental delay, multiple congenital anomalies and complex midbrain-hindbrain malformations. A few cases of JS with multiple pituitary hormone deficiency (MPHD) have been reported in literature. Here, we presented an unusual presentation of JS in a newborn with MPHD. This case is intended to draw attention to the rare association of JS and MDPH by increasing the awareness of this syndrome.


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Cerebelo/anormalidades , Anormalidades do Olho/complicações , Terapia de Reposição Hormonal/métodos , Doenças Renais Císticas/complicações , Hormônios Hipofisários/deficiência , Retina/anormalidades , Anormalidades Múltiplas/diagnóstico , Anormalidades Múltiplas/tratamento farmacológico , Anormalidades Múltiplas/etiologia , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Assistência ao Convalescente , Encéfalo/diagnóstico por imagem , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/diagnóstico , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/etiologia , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/genética , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Anormalidades do Olho/diagnóstico , Anormalidades do Olho/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças dos Genitais Masculinos/diagnóstico , Doenças dos Genitais Masculinos/etiologia , Humanos , Hipoglicemia/diagnóstico , Hipoglicemia/etiologia , Recém-Nascido , Doenças Renais Císticas/diagnóstico , Doenças Renais Císticas/tratamento farmacológico , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Pênis/anormalidades , Hormônios Hipofisários/metabolismo , Esteroides/administração & dosagem , Esteroides/uso terapêutico , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicina (Kaunas) ; 55(3)2019 Mar 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30934652

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The term congenital hypopigmentary disorders refers to a wide group of heterogeneous hereditary diseases, clinically characterized by inborn pigmentary defects of the iris, hair, and/or skin. They include Gray Hair Syndromes (GHSs), a rare group of autosomal recessive genodermatosis hallmarked by inborn silvery gray hair. GHSs encompass Griscelli, Chediak⁻Higashi, Elejalde, and Cross syndromes, which are all characterized by a broad spectrum of severe multisystem disorders, including neurological, ocular, skeletal, and immune system impairment. In this manuscript, we describe in detail the clinical, trichoscopic, and genetic features of a rare case of Griscelli syndrome; moreover, we provide an overview of all the GHSs known to date. Our report highlights how an accurate clinical examination with noninvasive methods, like trichoscopy, may play a crucial rule in diagnosis of rare and potentially lethal genetic syndromes such as Griscelli syndrome, in which timely diagnosis and therapy may modify the clinical course, quality of life, and likelihood of survival.


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Transtornos da Pigmentação/diagnóstico , Transtornos da Pigmentação/genética , Doenças Raras/diagnóstico , Doenças Raras/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/diagnóstico , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/imunologia , Anormalidades Múltiplas/patologia , Adulto , Síndrome de Chediak-Higashi/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Chediak-Higashi/genética , Síndrome de Chediak-Higashi/imunologia , Síndrome de Chediak-Higashi/patologia , Pré-Escolar , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/diagnóstico , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/genética , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/imunologia , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/patologia , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Feminino , Cabelo/anormalidades , Perda Auditiva Neurossensorial/diagnóstico , Perda Auditiva Neurossensorial/genética , Perda Auditiva Neurossensorial/imunologia , Perda Auditiva Neurossensorial/patologia , Humanos , Hipertricose/induzido quimicamente , Iris/anormalidades , Masculino , Mutação , Síndromes Neurocutâneas/diagnóstico , Síndromes Neurocutâneas/genética , Síndromes Neurocutâneas/imunologia , Síndromes Neurocutâneas/patologia , Piebaldismo/diagnóstico , Piebaldismo/genética , Piebaldismo/imunologia , Piebaldismo/patologia , Transtornos da Pigmentação/imunologia , Transtornos da Pigmentação/patologia , Qualidade de Vida , Doenças Raras/imunologia , Doenças Raras/patologia , Anormalidades da Pele , Proteínas rab27 de Ligação ao GTP/genética
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Mol Genet Genomics ; 294(3): 773-787, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30887145

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The latent transforming growth factor-beta-binding protein 3 (LTBP3), encoding extracellular matrix proteins, plays a role in skeletal formation. Mutations in LTBP3 have been associated with various types of skeletal dysplasia. We aimed to characterize clinical and molecular features of more patients with mutations in the gene, which may help suggest genotype-phenotype correlation. The first two East Asian patients with short stature, heart defects, and orodental anomalies having LTBP3 mutations were identified. Whole exome and Sanger sequencing revealed that the one with a novel heterozygous missense (c.2017G>T, p.Gly673Cys) mutation in LTBP3 had clinical features consistent with acromicric dysplasia (ACMICD). The variant was located in the highly conserved EGF-like calcium-binding domain adjacent to the single reported LTBP3 variant associated with ACMICD. This finding supports that LTBP3 is a disease gene for ACMICD. Another patient with a novel homozygous splice site acceptor (c.1721-2A>G) mutation in LTBP3 was affected with dental anomalies and short stature (DASS). Previously undescribed orodental features included multiple unerupted teeth, high-arched palate, and microstomia found in our patient with ACMICD, and extensive dental infection, condensing osteitis, and deviated alveolar bone formation in our patient with DASS. Our results and comprehensive reviews suggest a genotype-phenotype correlation: biallelic loss-of-function mutations cause DASS, monoallelic missense gain-of-function mutations in the EGF-like domain cause ACMICD, and monoallelic missense gain-of-function mutations with more drastic effects on the protein functions cause geleophysic dysplasia (GPHYSD3). In summary, we expand the phenotypic and genotypic spectra of LTBP3-related disorders, support that LTBP3 is a disease gene for ACMICD, and propose the genotype-phenotype correlation of LTBP3 mutations.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Doenças do Desenvolvimento Ósseo/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética/métodos , Proteínas de Ligação a TGF-beta Latente/genética , Deformidades Congênitas dos Membros/genética , Mutação , Anormalidades Dentárias/genética , Adolescente , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Criança , Nanismo/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Linhagem , Homologia de Sequência de Aminoácidos , Adulto Jovem
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Cell Mol Life Sci ; 76(10): 1935-1945, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30830238

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Rab18 is one of the small number of conserved Rab proteins which have been traced to the last eukaryotic common ancestor. It is found in organisms ranging from humans to trypanosomes, and localizes to multiple organelles, including most notably endoplasmic reticulum and lipid droplets. In humans, absence of Rab18 leads to a severe illness known as Warburg-Micro syndrome. Despite this evidence that Rab18 is essential, its role in cells remains mysterious. However, recent studies identifying effectors and interactors of Rab18, are now shedding light on its mechanism of action, suggesting functions related to organelle tethering and to autophagy. In this review, we examine the variety of roles proposed for Rab18 with a focus on new evidence giving insights into the molecular mechanisms it utilizes. Based on this summary of our current understanding, we identify priority areas for further research.


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Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Gotículas Lipídicas/metabolismo , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/metabolismo , Animais , Autofagia/genética , Catarata/congênito , Catarata/genética , Catarata/metabolismo , Córnea/anormalidades , Córnea/metabolismo , Humanos , Hipogonadismo/genética , Hipogonadismo/metabolismo , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Deficiência Intelectual/metabolismo , Microcefalia/genética , Microcefalia/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , Mutação , Atrofia Óptica/genética , Atrofia Óptica/metabolismo , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/genética
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J Hum Genet ; 64(6): 561-572, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30858506

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Variants have been identified in the embryonic ectoderm development (EED) gene in seven patients with syndromic overgrowth similar to that observed in Weaver syndrome. Here, we present three additional patients with missense variants in the EED gene. All the missense variants reported to date (including the three presented here) have localized to one of seven WD40 domains of the EED protein, which are necessary for interaction with enhancer of zeste 2 polycomb repressive complex 2 subunit (EZH2). In addition, among the seven patients reported in the literature and the three new patients presented here, all of the reported pathogenic variants except one occurred at one of four amino acid residues in the EED protein. The recurrence of pathogenic variation at these loci suggests that these residues are functionally important (mutation hotspots). In silico modeling and calculations of the free energy changes resulting from these variants suggested that they not only destabilize the EED protein structure but also adversely affect interactions between EED, EZH2, and/or H3K27me3. These cases help demonstrate the mechanism(s) by which apparently deleterious variants in the EED gene might cause overgrowth and lend further support that amino acid residues in the WD40 domain region may be mutation hotspots.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Hipotireoidismo Congênito/genética , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/genética , Proteína Potenciadora do Homólogo 2 de Zeste/genética , Deformidades Congênitas da Mão/genética , Histona-Lisina N-Metiltransferase/genética , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 2/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/etiologia , Anormalidades Múltiplas/fisiopatologia , Adolescente , Criança , Simulação por Computador , Hipotireoidismo Congênito/etiologia , Hipotireoidismo Congênito/fisiopatologia , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/etiologia , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/fisiopatologia , Proteína Potenciadora do Homólogo 2 de Zeste/química , Feminino , Deformidades Congênitas da Mão/etiologia , Deformidades Congênitas da Mão/fisiopatologia , Histona-Lisina N-Metiltransferase/química , Humanos , Masculino , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Taxa de Mutação , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto/genética , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 2/química , Conformação Proteica , Repetições WD40/genética , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Mol Genet Genomic Med ; 7(5): e639, 2019 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30924321

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BACKGROUND: Warsaw Breakage Syndrome (WABS) is an ultra rare cohesinopathy caused by biallelic mutation of DDX11 gene. It is clinically characterized by pre and postnatal growth delay, microcephaly, hearing loss with cochlear hypoplasia, skin color abnormalities, and dysmorphisms. METHODS: Mutational screening and functional analyses (protein expression and 3D-modeling) were performed in order to investigate the presence and pathogenicity of DDX11 variant identified in our patients. RESULTS: We report the clinical history of two sisters affected by WABS with a pathological mytomicin C test carrying compound heterozygous mutations (c.2507T > C / c.907_920del) of the DDX11 gene. The pathogenicity of this variant was confirmed in the light of a bioinformatic study and protein three-dimensional modeling, as well as expression analysis. CONCLUSION: These findings further extend the clinical and molecular knowledge about the WABS showing a possible mild phenotype without major malformations or intellectual disability.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Manchas Café com Leite/genética , RNA Helicases DEAD-box/genética , DNA Helicases/genética , Perda Auditiva Neurossensorial/genética , Fenótipo , Anormalidades Múltiplas/patologia , Manchas Café com Leite/patologia , Linhagem Celular , Células Cultivadas , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Perda Auditiva Neurossensorial/patologia , Humanos , Mutação , Síndrome
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EBioMedicine ; 42: 43-53, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30898653

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BACKGROUND: Noonan syndrome (NS) is a genetic disorder characterized by short stature, a distinctive facial appearance, and heart defects. We recently discovered a novel NS gene, RIT1, which is a member of the RAS subfamily of small GTPases. NS patients with RIT1 mutations have a high incidence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and edematous phenotype, but the specific role of RIT1 remains unclear. METHODS: To investigate how germline RIT1 mutations cause NS, we generated knock-in mice that carried a NS-associated Rit1 A57G mutation (Rit1A57G/+). We investigated the phenotypes of Rit1A57G/+ mice in fetal and adult stages as well as the effects of isoproterenol on cardiac function in Rit1A57G/+ mice. FINDINGS: Rit1A57G/+ embryos exhibited decreased viability, edema, subcutaneous hemorrhage and AKT activation. Surviving Rit1A57G/+ mice had a short stature, craniofacial abnormalities and splenomegaly. Cardiac hypertrophy and cardiac fibrosis with increased expression of S100A4, vimentin and periostin were observed in Rit1A57G/+ mice compared to Rit1+/+ mice. Upon isoproterenol stimulation, cardiac fibrosis was drastically increased in Rit1A57G/+ mice. Phosphorylated (at Thr308) AKT levels were also elevated in isoproterenol-treated Rit1A57G/+ hearts. INTERPRETATION: The A57G mutation in Rit1 causes cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis and other NS-associated features. Biochemical analysis indicates that the AKT signaling pathway might be related to downstream signaling in the RIT1 A57G mutant at a developmental stage and under ß-adrenergic stimulation in the heart. FUND: The Grants-in-Aid were provided by the Practical Research Project for Rare/Intractable Diseases from the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science KAKENHI Grant.


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Cardiomegalia/etiologia , Cardiomegalia/patologia , Mutação , Síndrome de Noonan/complicações , Síndrome de Noonan/genética , Proteínas ras/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/diagnóstico , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Agonistas Adrenérgicos beta , Alelos , Animais , Cardiomegalia/diagnóstico , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Ecocardiografia , Feminino , Fibrose , Estudos de Associação Genética , Loci Gênicos , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Testes de Função Cardíaca , Imuno-Histoquímica , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Síndrome de Noonan/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Noonan/mortalidade , Fenótipo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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Int J Mol Sci ; 20(5)2019 Mar 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30836598

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Chromosome 16 is one of the most gene-rich chromosomes of our genome, and 10% of its sequence consists of segmental duplications, which give instability and predisposition to rearrangement by the recurrent mechanism of non-allelic homologous recombination. Microarray technologies have allowed for the analysis of copy number variations (CNVs) that can contribute to the risk of developing complex diseases. By array comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) screening of 1476 patients, we detected 27 cases with CNVs on chromosome 16. We identified four smallest regions of overlapping (SROs): one at 16p13.11 was found in seven patients; one at 16p12.2 was found in four patients; two close SROs at 16p11.2 were found in twelve patients; finally, six patients were found with atypical rearrangements. Although phenotypic variability was observed, we identified a male bias for Childhood Apraxia of Speech associated to 16p11.2 microdeletions. We also reported an elevated frequency of second-site genomic alterations, supporting the model of the second hit to explain the clinical variability associated with CNV syndromes. Our goal was to contribute to the building of a chromosome 16 disease-map based on disease susceptibility regions. The role of the CNVs of chromosome 16 was increasingly made clear in the determination of developmental delay. We also found that in some cases a second-site CNV could explain the phenotypic heterogeneity by a simple additive effect or a pejorative synergistic effect.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 16/genética , Hibridização Genômica Comparativa , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/classificação , Anormalidades Múltiplas/fisiopatologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Aberrações Cromossômicas , Deleção Cromossômica , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA/genética , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/classificação , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Recombinação Homóloga/genética , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Cariótipo , Masculino , Fenótipo , Duplicações Segmentares Genômicas/genética , Adulto Jovem
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