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Background: Familial amyloid polyneuropathy related to transthyretin gene (TTR-FAP) is a life-threatening disease transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. Val30Met mutation accounts for the majority of the patients with large endemic foci especia
Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP) is a rare, hereditary disease caused by mutations in the transthyretin (TTR) protein. TTR is made by the liver and secreted into the blood. TTR mutations cause it to misfold and deposit in multiple organs causing FAP.. IONIS-TTR Rx is an antisense drug that is designed to decrease the amount of mutant and normal TTR made by the liver. It is predicted that decreasing the amount of TTR protein will result in a decrease in the formation of TTR deposits, and thus slow or stop disease progression.. The purpose of this study is to determine if IONIS-TTR Rx can slow or stop the nerve damage caused by TTR deposits. This study will enroll late Stage 1 and early Stage 2 FAP patients. Patients will receive either IONIS-TTR Rx or placebo for 65 weeks. ...
Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP) is a rare, hereditary disease caused by mutations in the transthyretin (TTR) protein. TTR is made by the liver and secreted into the blood. TTR mutations cause it to misfold and deposit in multiple organs causing FAP.. IONIS-TTR Rx is an antisense drug that is designed to decrease the amount of mutant and normal TTR made by the liver. It is predicted that decreasing the amount of TTR protein will result in a decrease in the formation of TTR deposits, and thus slow or stop disease progression.. The purpose of this study is to determine if IONIS-TTR Rx can slow or stop the nerve damage caused by TTR deposits. This study will enroll late Stage 1 and early Stage 2 FAP patients. Patients will receive either IONIS-TTR Rx or placebo for 65 weeks. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), in an inborn habitat of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. AU - Nitta, K.. AU - Kito, S.. AU - Harada, T.. AU - Sakaki, Y.. AU - Sasaki, H.. PY - 1986/9/1. Y1 - 1986/9/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0022784075&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0022784075&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. C2 - 3791769. AN - SCOPUS:0022784075. VL - 26. SP - 903. EP - 906. JO - Clinical Neurology. JF - Clinical Neurology. SN - 0009-918X. IS - 9. ER - ...
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Hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR amyloidosis) is a rare, genetically heterogenous, and clinically variable autosomal dominant disease that severely reduces life expectancy. As treatment options grow, a proper diagnostic approach is mandatory especially in non-endemic regions with diverse genetic backgrounds. We examined 102 neuropathy patients at a German neuromuscular centre. Common causes of polyneuropathy were ruled out by medical history and extensive laboratory testing to define a cohort of patients with progressive polyneuropathy classified as idiopathic. Molecular genetic testing of the entire TTR gene was performed, and the detected amyloidogenic and non-amyloidogenic variants were associated with the observed clinical phenotypes and results of prior diagnostic testing. Two of 102 patients tested positive for amyloidogenic mutations (p.Ile127Val and p.Glu81Lys), while a variant of unknown significance, p.Glu26Ser, was found in 10 cases. In both positive cases, previous negative biopsy
Background Hereditary transthyretin amyloid (ATTRm) amyloidosis is a systemic disease mainly affecting the peripheral nervous system and the heart. The disease is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner with a varying penetrance. It is caused by mutations in the transthyretin (TTR) gene. Today more than 100 disease causing mutations are known. The V30M mutation that is endemic in northern Sweden is the best studied and comprises the majority of the reported disease cases in the world. In ATTRm amyloidosis caused by the V30M mutation two distinct sub populations are seen, one with disease onset early in life and a mainly neuropathic disease and the other with late onset disease and both neuropathic disease and a progressive cardiomyopathy. These phenotypical findings have in Swedish patients been tied to differences in amyloid fibril composition. Generally, patients with early onset disease have amyloid fibrils containing only full length transthyretin (type B) whereas patients with late onset ...
Liver transplantation (LT) is a potentially curative treatment for hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis, of which familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is the most common form in Sweden. This study investigated the long-term development in heart rate variability (HRV) after LT in Swedish FAP patients. HRV was analyzed before LT, and during a first (,40 months) and a second (,40 months) follow-up recording after transplantation, respectively. Power spectrum analysis was performed on 2-min sequences in the supine position and after passive tilt, after careful identification of patients with arrhythmia. Data were obtained from 33 patients, but 18 patients had developed cardiac arrhythmia or were pacemaker-treated (4 before LT and 14 after LT) and three patients had not performed the first follow-up recording. In the remaining 12 patients, HRV decreased between the pretransplant evaluation and the first follow-up, thereafter no significant changes were found. In conclusion, our study showed that the ...
163 patients (92 males), with a mean age of 41.04 ± 11.68 years [26-80] and a mean duration of disease of 29.66 ± 17.48 months [4-90], completed a 12M evaluation. Body mass index remained stable throughout these 12M (3.13 vs. 3.14, p,0.008).. Mean NIS score decreased from baseline to 12M (2.35 vs. 2.34, p,0.694, ns) and Norfolk score improved between baseline and 12M (3.03 vs. 2.74, p,0.000).. Responders (n=112, 68,7%) showed a significant NIS-score decrease between baseline and 12M (2.24 vs. 2.05, p,0.000). Non-responders showed a significant increase across one year (2.56 vs. 2.88, p,0.000). Nonetheless, even in this group there was a Norfolk decreased in the same period (3.27 vs. 3.06, p,0.020).. The group that completed a 24M evaluation consisted of 104 patients (56 males), with a mean age of 40.04 ± 10.14 years [26-76] and a mean duration of disease of 32.03 ± 17.97 months [4-77]. Once again, body mass index remained stable throughout 24M (3.12 vs. 3.13, p,0.414, ns).. Mean NIS score ...
Vyndaqel (tafamidis) is a new drug in development for the treatment of mild transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP) and transthyretin cardiomyopathy (TTR-CM). Vyndaqel information includes news, clinical trial results and side effects.
Curcumin could reduce the monomer of TTR with Tyr114Cys mutation via autophagy in cell model of familial amyloid polyneuropathy Hui Li,1,* Yu Zhang,1,* Li Cao,1 Ran Xiong,1 Bei Zhang,1 Li Wu,1 Zongbo Zhao,1 Sheng-Di Chen1,2 1Department of Neurology and Institute of Neurology, Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 2Key Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Institute of Health Science, Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Transthyretin (TTR) familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is an autosomal ­dominant inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by various mutations in the transthyretin gene. We aimed to identify the mechanisms underlying TTR FAP with Tyr114Cys (Y114C) mutation. Our study showed that TTR
Their purpose is to prevent the formation of new deposits of amyloidosis by stabilising Transthyretin and blocking its production. The treatments available so far are only able to slow down the progression and even to stop it but not to get rid of the symptoms already present.. a) Liver transplant The purpose of a liver transplant is to remove the main organ producing abnormal TTR protein even if the liver is functioning perfectly well otherwise. A liver transplant is a complicated operation that needs to be performed in a specialized centre.. This treatment has been offered to over 2000 patients worldwide. It has been effective in stopping the progression of the disease in a large majority of cases (70%) treated in their early stages. It is not advised for patients who developed the disease late in life or for carriers of a certain type of mutation. It cannot be performed on patients over 70 years old.. In spite of the transplant, the disease sometimes continues to develop in the nervous system ...
NSAID Dolobid inhibited familial amyloid polyneuropathy progression(dailyRx News) Familial amyloid polyneuropathy is a very rare condition. New research shows
Transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP) is a progressive, fatal, inherited disorder first identified in Portugal and now recognized in all continents. Over the past decade, thanks to the availability of the genetic test, our knowledge on the range of clinical expressions of this disorder has expanded, including different patterns and progression rates of the neuropathy, as well as aspects of the cardiomyopathy, which can be prominent. In the mean time, new tools are being developed to detect earlier TTR amyloid deposition such as cardiac scintigraphy with technetium-labelled pyrophosphate tracers or small nerve fiber alterations from skin biopsies, or using neurophysiological approaches as well as magnetic resonance neurography (MRN ...
Homes.bio.psu.edu • The cells bodies that make these axons sit in the spinal cord and in brainstem and send out axons that contact - Salivary glands in the mouth - Tear glands in the eye - Muscle in the walls of blood vessels - Muscle in the walls of the stomach and What is Neuropathy? • Neuropathy is a general term meaning damage to a nerve • One nerve = mononeuropathy - Example carpal tunnel syndrome • Many nerves = polyneuropathy - Also called peripheral neuropathy Nerve Damage in amyloidosis • Seen in most types - Primary (AL) - Inherited • TTR - also called Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy • Gelsolin • ILE122 (though not common) - Not typically seen • AA amyloid • Focal amyloid Nerve Damage in Amyloidosis • Can be one nerve - Carpal tunnel syndrome • Can be multiple (but not all) nerves • Can be generalized disorder of nerves - Amyloid polyneuropathy = peripheral Amyloid Polyneuropathy • Axonal, length-dependent, symmetrical, dying- - Axon itself is damaged • ...
Per Hammarstr�m, Frank Schneider, and Jeffery W. Kelly http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/sageke;2001/2/or18 Abstract: Science 293, 2459-2462 (2001).. The transthyretin (TTR) amyloid diseases, representative of numerous misfolding disorders, are of considerable interest because there are mutations that cause or suppress disease. The Val30>Met30 (V30M) TTR mutation is the most prevalent cause of familial amyloid polyneuropathy in heterozygotes, whereas a Thr119>Met119 (T119M) mutation on the second TTR allele protects V30M carriers from disease. Here, we show that the incorporation of one or more T119M TTR subunits into a predominantly V30M tetramer strongly stabilized the mixed tetramer against dissociation. Dissociation is required for amyloid formation, so these findings provide a molecular explanation for intragenic trans-suppression of amyloidosis. The data also suggest a potential therapeutic strategy, provide insight into tissue-specific deposition and amyloid composition, ...
Authors: Mazzeo, Anna , Russo, Massimo , Di Bella, Gianluca , Minutoli, Fabio , Stancanelli, Claudia , Gentile, Luca , Baldari, Sergio , Carerj, Scipione , Toscano, Antonio , Vita, Giuseppe Article Type: Research Article Abstract: Background: Familial amyloid polyneuropathy related to transthyretin gene (TTR-FAP) is a life-threatening disease transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. Val30Met mutation accounts for the majority of the patients with large endemic foci especially in Portugal, Sweden and Japan. However, more than one hundred other mutations have been described worldwide. A great phenotypic variability among patients with late- and early-onset has been reported. Objective: To present a detailed report of TTR-FAP patients diagnosed in our tertiary neuromuscular center, in a 20-year period. Methods: Clinical informations were gathered through the database of our center. …Results: The study involved 76 individuals carrying a TTR-FAP mutation. Three phenotypes were identified, each ...
OBJECTIVE: To systematically study peripheral nerve morphology in patients with transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis and TTR gene mutation carriers using high-resolution ultrasonography (US). METHODS: In this prospective cross-sectional study we took a structured history, performed neurological examination, and measured peripheral nerve cross-sectional areas (CSAs) bilaterally at 28 standard locations using US. Demographic and US findings were compared to controls. RESULTS: Peripheral nerve CSAs were significantly larger in 33 patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) compared to 50 controls, most dramatically at the common entrapment sites (median nerve at the wrist, ulnar nerve at the elbow), and in the proximal nerve segments (median nerve in the upper arm, sciatic nerve in the thigh ...
The disease starts with a feeling of increased clumsiness. Spilling a cup of coffee. Stumbling on the stairs. Having accidents that are easy to dismiss-everyone trips now and then. But it inevitably gets worse. Known as familial amyloid polyneuropathy, or FAP, it can go misdiagnosed for years as patients lose the ability to walk or…
As the leader in RNA-targeted drug discovery and development, Ionis has created an efficient, broadly applicable, drug discovery platform called antisense technology that can treat diseases where no other therapeutic approaches have proven effective. Our drug discovery platform has served as a springboard for actionable promise and realized hope for patients with unmet needs. We created the first and only approved treatment for children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy as well as the worlds first RNA-targeted therapeutic approved for the treatment of polyneuropathy in adults with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis. Our sights are set on all the patients we have yet to reach with a pipeline of more than 40 novel medicines designed to potentially treat a broad range of diseases, including neurological, cardiovascular, infectious, and pulmonary diseases.. To learn more about Ionis visit www.ionispharma.com and follow us on twitter @ionispharma.. ...
As the leader in RNA-targeted drug discovery and development, Ionis has created an efficient, broadly applicable, drug discovery platform called antisense technology that can treat diseases where no other therapeutic approaches have proven effective. Our drug discovery platform has served as a springboard for actionable promise and realized hope for patients with unmet needs. We created the first and only approved treatment for children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy as well as the worlds first RNA-targeted therapeutic approved for the treatment of polyneuropathy in adults with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis. Our sights are set on all the patients we have yet to reach with a pipeline of more than 40 novel medicines designed to potentially treat a broad range of diseases, including neurological, cardiovascular, infectious, and pulmonary diseases.. To learn more about Ionis visit www.ionispharma.com and follow us on twitter @ionispharma.. ...
WASHINGTON -- An investigational drug to treat familial amyloid polyneuropathy, a rare neurodegenerative disease, should not be approved, according to FDA reviewers.
By stopping familial amyloid polyneuropathy in its tracks, a repurposed anti-inflammatory medication supports the idea that artificial chaperones can prevent protein aggregation.. ...
Alnylams patisiran may soon become the standard of care in treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis in patients with widespread neuropathy.. In phase 3 trials, patisiran significantly reduced the progression of neuropathy and it improved patients quality of life. Specifically, 225 patients were enrolled in a study comparing patisiran to placebo. Patients were treated for 18 months and patients receiving patisiran experienced a highly significant reduction in neuropathy versus placebo, as measured by a composite neuropathy score, with a p-value of 0.00001. Patients also experienced an improvement in the quality of life as measured by a questionnaire.. Despite worry over safety risks associated with interfering with RNA, patisirans safety profile doesnt appear to raise a lot of eyebrows. The rate of adverse events in the patisiran and placebo arms was similar (96.6% and 97.4%, respectively), as was the rate of serious adverse events (36.5% and 40.3%, respectively).. ...
Adams D, Gonzalez-Duarte A, ORiordan WD, Yang CC, Ueda M, Kristen AV, Tournev I, Schmidt HH, Coelho T, Berk JL, Lin KP, Vita G, Attarian S, Planté-Bordeneuve V, Mezei MM, Campistol JM, Buades J, Brannagan TH, Kim BJ, Oh J, Parman Y, Sekijima Y, Hawkins PN, Solomon SD, Polydefkis M, Dyck PJ, Gandhi PJ, Goyal S, Chen J, Strahs AL, Nochur SV, Sweetser MT, Garg PP, Vaishnaw AK, Gollob JA, Suhr OB. Patisiran, an RNAi Therapeutic, for Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis. N Engl J Med. 2018 07 05; 379(1):11-21 ...
A 67-year-old man presented with neuropathy. Five years earlier he had undergone liver transplantation because of cirrhosis caused by hemochromatosis with multiple foci of hepatocellular carcinoma. The donor liver was procured from a patient with transthyretin-derived (ATTR) amyloidosis caused by a TTR mutation (p.Val71Ala). A fat-biopsy showed Congo red-positive amyloid deposits (Figure 1A) with green birefringence (Figure 1B). Two years after presentation (7 years after transplantation) bone scintigraphy with 99mTc-hydroxyethylene diphosphonate showed uptake in several soft tissues as well as the heart (Figure 2).1 Echocardiography at that time still showed normal left ventricular end-diastolic volume (74 mL/m2), normal left ventricular function (ejection fraction, 56%; global longitudinal systolic strain, 17.4%), normal wall thickness (interventricular septum, 10 mm; posterior wall, 10 mm; and right ventricular wall, 5 mm), normal diastolic function (septal e′ 10.4 cm/s and lateral e′ ...
The FDA approved Akcea Therapeutics Tegsedi (inotersen) for the treatment of polyneuropathy caused by hereditary transthyretin (hATTR)-mediated amyloidosis in adults. The self-administered RNA-targeting therapeutic was approved by European agencies three months ago.. Tegsedis approval has come shorty after the FDA clearance of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Onpattro (patisiran) for the treatment of adults with polyneuropathy due to hATTR, marking the first drug authorized for this indication in the U.S.. While Akcea has currently priced Tegsedi at a similar level to Onpattro (around $345,000 to $450,000 a year), Akcea CEO Paul Soteropoulos commented that the company is considering strategies to increase affordability. She noted that "its self-administration gives the flexibility to treat at a time that works for [patients], which could change the way this progressive and debilitating disease is treated and managed." Onpattro is administered via infusion at a clinic once every three weeks. Despite ...
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The tetrameric thyroxine transport protein transthyretin (TTR) forms amyloid fibrils upon dissociation and monomer unfolding. The aggregation of TTR causes life-threatening transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) associated with three conditions traditionally known as senile systemic amyloidosis, familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy, and familial amyloidotic cardiomyopathy. Senile systemic amyloidosis is a late onset disease in which Tafamidis, a TTR tetramer stabilizer, has been recently approved in Europe; it delays progression of the disease. Several other therapeutics are currently in clinical trials, including other tetramer stabilizers such as diflunisal and RNAi therapies that cause a decrease in the production of TTR protein. Additional approaches are needed to prevent ATTR, and here we explore the use of peptide inhibitors that block aggregation of TTR. Several models of the TTR amyloid spine have been proposed, but the aggregation-prone segments of the protein remain uncertain. Based on the ...
Transthyretin amyloidosis is caused by deposition of hepatocyte-derived transthyretin amyloid in peripheral nerves and heart. A paper recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports the safety and efficacy of a potent antitransthyretin small interfering RNA (RNAi) encapsulated in lipid nanoparticles and injected in patients with transthyretin amyloidosis. The RNAi resulted in sustained reduction of transthyretin levels. This study establishes a proof of concept for RNAi therapy targeting messenger RNA transcribed from a disease-causing gene.. ...
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The 44-year-old man in this study was presented with sudden-onset, persistent epigastralgia and had undergone living donor living transplantation (LDLT) for familial amyloid polyneuropathy at 42 years of age, with the left hepatic lobe graft donated by his wife. During LT, biliary reconstruction was performed by hepaticojejunostomy with a Roux limb via the antecolic route as the common bile duct was removed for the sake of the following domino LT. The peritoneal defect related to Roux-en-Y anastomosis was primarily closed with several 4-0 silk interrupted sutures. Although he had experienced repeated episodes of small bowel obstruction, which had all recovered fully following conservative management, at 5, 9, and 14 months post-transplantation, continuous epigastralgia and repeated vomiting for 7 h during the present admission prompted clinical suspicion of bowel strangulation. Abdominal guarding and rigidity in the epigastric region were noted on examination. The body temperature was 37.1 °C. ...
In the present study, we found complete defects on MIBG myocardial scans in 8 of 12 patients and limited uptake in the remaining 4 in association with severe systemic autonomic dysfunction. The incidence and magnitude of myocardial accumulation of MIBG were independent of clinical findings, including neurologic disabilities, duration of the illness, extent of endomyocardial amyloid deposition, ECG QRS voltage and ventricular wall thickness. These findings strongly suggest that cardiac adrenergic denervation due to autonomic nervous degeneration ([28]) accounts for alterations in I-123 MIBG myocardial imaging in patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy. The presence of small localized concentrations of MIBG in the LV anterior wall in some patients indicates that myocardial sympathetic innervation is not equally impaired in this disease.. As we have previously reported ([34]), Tc-99m PYP scintigraphy may have the potential to detect early myocardial amyloid infiltration in patients with ...
Familial transthyretin amyloid polyneuropathy. Curator: Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP. LPBI. First-Ever Evidence that Patisiran Reduces Pathogenic, Misfolded TTR Monomers and Oligomers in FAP Patients. We reported data from our ongoing Phase 2 open-label extension (OLE) study of patisiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic targeting transthyretin (TTR) for the treatment of TTR-mediated amyloidosis (ATTR amyloidosis) patients with familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP). Alnylam scientists and collaborators from The Scripps Research Institute and Misfolding Diagnostics, Inc. were able to measure the effects of patisiran on pathogenic, misfolded TTR monomers and oligomers in FAP patients. Results showed a rapid and sustained reduction in serum non-native conformations of TTR (NNTTR) of approximately 90%. Since NNTTR is pathogenic in ATTR amyloidosis and the level of NNTTR reduction correlated with total TTR knockdown, these results provide direct mechanistic evidence supporting the therapeutic ...
Wild-type transthyretin amyloid (WTTA), also known as senile systemic amyloidosis (SSA) and abbreviated as ATTR, is a disease that typically affects the heart and tendons of elderly people. It is caused by accumulation of a wild-type (that is to say a normal) protein called transthyretin. This is in contrast to a related condition called transthyretin-related hereditary amyloidosis where a genetically mutated transthyretin protein tends to deposit at a much earlier age than in WTTA, due to abnormal conformation and bioprocessing. It belongs to a group of diseases called amyloidosis, chronic progressive conditions linked to abnormal deposition of normal or abnormal proteins, because these proteins are misshapen and cannot be properly degraded and eliminated by the cell metabolism. Wild-type transthyretin amyloid accumulates mainly in the heart, where it causes stiffness and often thickening of its walls, leading consequently to shortness of breath and intolerance to exercise, called diastolic ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Pathogenesis of transthyretin amyloidosis. AU - Benson, Merrill. PY - 2012/6. Y1 - 2012/6. N2 - Current dogma for transthyretin (TTR) pathogenesis is that mutations in TTR alter its structure such that the tetramer becomes unstable and prone to release of monomer which then becomes the putative building block of the fibril. This hypothesis is supported by thermodynamic data showing decreased stability of mutant TTR tetrameric proteins and accelerated fibril formation under acidic conditions in vitro. There are, however, a number of questions that are not readily answered by this simplistic model of a very complex disease. Worrisome questions still to be answered include: 1. If the monomer is the precursor of the fibril, why do fibril deposits contain large amounts of wild-type TTR and not just variant 2. If destabilized tetramers can form fibrils in vitro, why do we consistently find partial proteolysis of fibril subunit proteins If enzymatic proteolysis is a required step in ...
(HealthDay)-Rupture of the distal biceps tendon (RBT) in a patient with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction should raise suspicion for wild-type transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTRwt), according to a research letter ...