Purpose: : The specific molecular mechanisms underlying age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are largely unknown. Fibulin 5 is an extracellular matrix protein abundantly expressed in tissues with enriched elastic fibers. This protein plays a critical role in the assembly and crosslinking of tropoelastin. Missense variations of fibulin 5 have been reported to occur exclusively in 1.7 percent of AMD patients (EM Stone et al, 2004, NEJM351:346-53). We characterized the distribution of fibulin 5 in healthy and diseased retina and, in vitro, investigated functional alterations of fibulin 5 due to missense variations found in AMD. Methods: : The expression of fibulin 5 in mouse retina and human macula was assessed by RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry and Western blotting. Expression constructs containing the seven variants (EM Stone et al, 2004, NEJM351:346-53) were generated by site-directed mutagenesis from the human fibulin-5 cDNA (generously provided by B. Schiemann). Secretion rates/levels of the ...
Each persons genome sequence has thousands of missense variants. Practical interpretation of their functional significance must rely on computational inferences in the absence of exhaustive experimental measurements. Here we analyzed the efficacy of these inferences in 33 de novo missense mutations revealed by sequencing in first-generation progeny of N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea-treated mice, involving 23 essential immune system genes. PolyPhen2, SIFT, MutationAssessor, Panther, CADD, and Condel were used to predict each mutations functional importance, whereas the actual effect was measured by breeding and testing homozygotes for the expected in vivo loss-of-function phenotype. Only 20% of mutations predicted to be deleterious by PolyPhen2 (and 15% by CADD) showed a discernible phenotype in individual homozygotes. Half of all possible missense mutations in the same 23 immune genes were predicted to be deleterious, and most of these appear to become subject to purifying selection because few persist between
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Supplementary MaterialsSupplementary File. revealed a specific impairment of NMDA receptor (NMDAR)-dependent long-term depression (LTD) at Schaffer collateralC region 1 (SCCCA1) synapses. Furthermore, these defects were associated with dysfunction in NMDA-induced …. ...
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Maturity-onset diabetes of the young type 3 (MODY3) is a non-ketotic form of diabetes associated with poor insulin secretion. Over the past years, several studies have reported the association of missense mutations in the Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 1 Alpha (HNF1A) with MODY3. Missense mutations in the POU homeodomain (POUH) of HNF1A hinder binding to the DNA, thereby leading to a dysfunctional protein. Missense mutations of the HNF1A were retrieved from public databases and subjected to a three-step computational mutational analysis to identify the underlying mechanism. First, the pathogenicity and stability of the mutations were analyzed to determine whether they alter protein structure and function. Second, the sequence conservation and DNA-binding sites of the mutant positions were assessed; as HNF1A protein is a transcription factor. Finally, the biochemical properties of the biological system were validated using molecular dynamic simulations in Gromacs 4.6.3 package. Two arginine residues ...
We report here the results of genetic studies on Müllerian aplasia, namely, results of TBX6 and LHX1 mutation screening in 112 MA patients and CNV analysis in a subset of them.. Sequencing of TBX6 (located in 16p11.2) revealed a splice mutation in two patients and rare missense variants in 15 patients (13.4%). TBX6 is a transcription factor that functions in early embryogenesis. It resides on the minus strand with a full-length transcript of 1806 bp, encoding a 436 aminoacid protein (NP_004599.2). TBX6 is a member of a phylogenetically well-conserved T-box gene family, where all members share the similar N-terminal DNA-binding domain, the T-box [55]. We identified a c.622-2A,T splice site mutation in two patients (one with MRKH and the other with total MA and with ovarian aplasia) and a rare homozygous missense variant in exon 4 and exon 6 in two patients. The splice site mutation is situated in the highly conserved splice acceptor site (AG) of exon 5. According to the in silico prediction ...
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M-CAP is the first pathogenicity classifier for rare missense variants in the human genome that is tuned to the high sensitivity required in the clinic (see Table). By combining previous pathogenicity scores (including SIFT, Polyphen-2 and CADD) with novel features and a powerful model, we attain the best classifier at all thresholds, reducing a typical exome/genome rare (,1%) missense variant (VUS) list from 300 to 120, while never mistaking 95% of known pathogenic variants as benign. Further details can be found here ...
Author Summary Intrinsically unstructured or disordered proteins have been implicated in the etiology of a wide spectrum of diseases. However, the molecular mechanisms that relate mutations in intrinsically disordered regions (IDRs) to disease pathogenesis have not been investigated. Disordered proteins do not conform to the prevailing view of deleterious mutations which equates function, structure and evolutionary conservation - intrinsically disordered regions are functional, but lack a fixed three-dimensional structure and in general have low sequence conservation. Here we demonstrate that |20% of disease-associated missense mutations affect IDRs and interfere with their functions. We further show that 20% of deleterious mutations in IDRs induce predicted disorder-to-order transitions. Our predictions are supported by accelerated molecular dynamics simulations that show an increase in helical propensity of the region harboring a disease disorder-to-order transition mutation of tumor protein p63. Our
In this study we analyzed the spectrum of HNF1A mutations in HCA and showed a significant difference in pattern in comparison with individuals with MODY3, both at the nucleotide and amino acid levels. In HCA, location of the mutations is very restricted because almost all of the truncating mutations led to the loss of the transactivation domain and the missense mutations altered mainly the POU-H domain. When we take into account the two largest series of HNF1A screening in MODY3 (21,25), only 48% of the germline mutations (117 of 720 are missense mutations in POU-H, and 227 of 720 are truncating mutations localized in the first 291 amino acids) fit the features of the HNF1A somatic mutations. This observation suggests that only a part of HNF1A mutations that are associated with diabetes could predispose to the development of a H-HCA.. Previous analysis of the MODY3 mutations showed that the age at onset of diabetes is modulated according to the position of the mutation relative to the HNF1A ...
It is widely accepted that genetic insults are indispensable in the formation of a frank tumor. In the development of human cutaneous SCCs, alterations in ras genes (10%-30% incidence) (3, 4) and the p53tumor suppressor gene (40%-50% incidence) (5, 6) have been most heavily implicated. While the majority of these lesions are missense mutations, the functional assessment of p53 missense mutations is complicated in that some give rise to a loss-of-function or null phenotype classically associated with tumor suppressor genes, whereas the majority of p53 missense mutations appear to result in a gain-of-function phenotype. While the presence of both types of p53 mutations in SCCs denotes a selection advantage to these genetic lesions, whether gain-of-function or loss-of-function mutations are more critical for SCC development is unclear. Therefore, the understanding of p53 phenotype status, i.e., tumor suppressive versus oncogenic, as it relates to SCC formation and progression is of paramount ...
Background Rabson Mendenhall syndrome is a rare endocrine condition characterized by severe insulin resistance and hyperglycemia. It occurs due to mutations in the insulin receptor gene. Few mutations...
PAX9, a paired domain transcription factor, has important functions in craniofacial and limb development. Heterozygous mutations of PAX9, including deletion, nonsense, or frameshift mutations that lead to a premature stop codon, and missense mutations, were previously shown to be associated with autosomal dominant oligodontia. Here, we report a novel missense mutation that lies in the highly conserved paired domain of PAX9 and that is associated with non-syndromic oligodontia in one family. The mutation, 83GC, is predicted to result in the substitution of arginine by proline (R28P) in the N-terminal subdomain of PAX9 paired domain. To rule out the possibility that this substitution is a rare polymorphism and to test whether the predicted amino acid substitution disrupts protein-DNA binding, we analyzed the binding of wild-type and mutant PAX9 paired domain to double-stranded DNA targets. The R28P mutation dramatically reduces DNA binding of the PAX9 paired domain and supports the hypothesis ...
Purpose: To study the influence of Crb1 c.3481delC (rd8) mutation on the retinal phentoype of the L-ORD mouse model with heterozygous S163R missense mutation in the C1Q-Tumor Necrosis Factor Related Protein-5 (C1QTNF5/CTRP5) gene.. Methods: Mouse model for L-ORD was generated on C57BL/6J background and the presence of rd8 mutation was observed in this colony. To study the influence of the rd8 mutation on L-ORD phenotype, mouse lines carrying both the Ctrp5 S163R and the rd8 mutation (Ctrp5+/-;rd8/rd8), without the rd8 mutation (Ctrp5+/-;wt/wt); and wild type mice with and without the rd8 mutation (Wtrd8/rd8 and Wtwt/wt, respectively) were generated. Genotyping was carried out by allelic polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or sequencing. Retinal morphology was studied by fundus imaging, histology, light microscopy, electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry.. Results: Genotype analysis of the mice in L-ORD mouse colony detected the rd8 mutation in both the homozygous or heterozygous states. Fundus ...
Thoennissen, N.H., Lasho, T., Thoennissen, G.B., Ogawa, S., Tefferi, A., Koeffler, H.P. (2011-08). Novel CUX1 missense mutation in association with 7q- at leukemic transformation of MPN. American Journal of Hematology 86 (8) : 703-705. [email protected] Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajh. ...
This sequence change replaces glutamine with lysine at codon 264 of the NRXN1 protein (p.Gln264Lys). The glutamine residue is weakly conserved and there is a small physicochemical difference between glutamine and lysine. This variant is present in population databases (rs367919055, ExAC 0.07%) but has not been reported in the literature in individuals with an NRXN1-related disease. ClinVar contains an entry for this variant (Variation ID: 129817). Algorithms developed to predict the effect of missense changes on protein structure and function do not agree on the potential impact of this missense change (SIFT: Deleterious; PolyPhen-2: Benign; Align-GVGD: Class C0). In summary, this variant is a rare missense change with uncertain impact on protein function. There is no indication that it causes disease, but the available evidence is currently insufficient to prove that conclusively. Therefore, it has been classified as a Variant of Uncertain Significance ...
Results A novel missense mutation of A to G (p.Q286R) in patients with DDS (n=3/7) was found in the HOOK1 gene, which was inherited from the mother in one patient. This variant was absent in 160 fertile population-matched control individuals. Morphological observation showed that almost all the DDS broke into decaudated heads and headless tails at the implantation fossa or the basal plate. The clinical studies indicated that the mutation might cause reduced FRs on both ART (FR=18.07%) and interspecies ICSI (FR=16.98%). ...
The tiny heat shock protein (sHSP) B-crystallin (B) plays an integral role within the cellular protection system against stress. of the heterogeneity parameter because of this type of program. A system of multimerization into higher-order asymmetric oligomers via the addition as high as six dimeric Lenvatinib products to some 24-mer is suggested. The suggested asymmetric multimers clarify the homogeneous appearance of B in negative-stain EM pictures as well as the known powerful exchange of B subunits. The style of B offers a structural basis for understanding known disease-associated missense mutations and makes predictions regarding substrate binding as well as the reported fibrilogenesis of B. resonances of Tyr48 and Thr63 and between your 13Cresonance of Leu49 as well as the 13Cresonance of Asp62 and Thr63 and 13Cresonance of Phe61 additional corroborate the prediction and reveal an antiparallel orientation between your two strands (Fig.?2and Desk?S1). Even though chemical shift evaluation ...
Background: Escape mutations potentially allow viruses to avoid detection and clearance by the host immune sys-tem and may represent a mechanism through which infections may persist in some patients. The association of the mutations in the HBcAg gene with Hepatitis B asymptomatic carriers (ASC) has not been studied adequately. The current study was aimed to investigate HBcAg18-27 CTL epitope mutations in ASC patients in the South-Eastern region of Iran. Methods: 100 ASC patients were selected for this study and screened for HLA-A2 using flow cytometry. HBV-DNA was extracted from the HLA-A2 positive patients and the HBc gene was amplified using PCR. Direct double sequencing was performed to analyse mutations in the HBc gene of HBV isolates from patients with ASC. Results: Overall, 25 (25%) of individuals were HLA-A2 positive. Direct double sequencing indicated no mutations in the HBcAg18-27 epitope. However, four mutations within the T helper and three mutations within the B cell epitopes of ASC ...
Previous VHL mutation testing of germline DNA from the proband of family NCI-1326 was negative. However, the VHL and BAP1 genes are both on chromosome 3p so we asked whether somatic mutations in VHL could be detected in the tumors. VHL mutation analysis (Supplementary Materials and Methods) showed VHL mutation in some tumors (IV:1, Tumor 1 and IV:4, Tumor 1), but not in others (IV:1, Tumors 3 and 4; Supplementary Fig. S2 and data not shown). Thus, mutations in VHL and BAP1 may cooperate in the development of at least some tumors.. Together, these data suggest that the novel BAP1 p.L14H missense variant is the cause of the underlying cancer phenotype in the family described. First, the variant cosegregated with the RCC phenotype. Second, the variant targets the catalytic domain, which is a common site of missense mutations including pathogenic somatically-acquired mutations in neighboring residues pG13V and p.H144N. Third, L14 is highly conserved across species, and in silico analyses suggest ...
These are internal identifiers that are unique to a mutation on a particular transcript and are displayed in the URL of the mutation pages. Therefore, several of these internal ids could be associated with a single genomic COSV id where the mutation has been mapped to all overlapping genes and transcripts. Similarly, since every COSM id is mapped to one COSV id (where genomic coordinates are known), each COSM id can also be associated with several alternative (internal) identifiers. These ids are expected to change between assemblies (GRCh37 and GRCh38) and between the releases ...
This section shows a general overview of the selected mutation. It describes the source of the mutation i.e gene name/sample name/tissue name with unique ID, and also shows the mutation syntax at the amino acid and nucleotide sequence level. You can see more information on our help pages. ...
Valve upřesnilo, jak je to s Mutations u nov ho DLC s n zvem The Sacrifice, kter vych z jak pro Left 4 Dead 2, tak i pro prvn d l. Mutations budou exkluzivn pro druh d l hry. PC hr či budou m t pět nov ch Mutations, zat mco majitel X360 verze je dostanou pouze v př padě, e maj tak DLC The Passing. Valve zat m nechce prozradit, jak tyto nov koly budou, ale alespoň naznačili: "Hr li jste někdy m d Versus a př li jste si b t Tankem? Př li jste si někdy b t jenom v hradně Tankem? A kdy jste umřeli, zase byste se jako Tank nejraději zjevili? A v ichni va i kamar di byli tak Tanky? Nov mutace Taaannnk!! je přesně takov ." Abychom vysvětlili Tank je gigantick zmutovan př era v Left 4 Dead (v ce info např klad zde). Mutace jsou zase t denn speci ln m dy v Left 4 Dead jako realistick Versus m d (nevyznačen předměty, silněj zomb ci atd.) nebo Chainsaw Massacre (m te pouze jednu zbraň a tou je řetězov pila). Po t dnu zase konč a nahrazuj je jin m dy. ...
The lollipop plot above illustrates recurrent (observed in 3 or more out of 4440 TCGA tumor samples from 15 cancer types) and therefore potentially oncogenic missense mutations (click on Show Cancer Mutations). The bar plot below shows the proportion of tumor samples that have any kind of altering mutation(s) in the given protein. ...
The lollipop plot above illustrates recurrent (observed in 3 or more out of 4440 TCGA tumor samples from 15 cancer types) and therefore potentially oncogenic missense mutations (click on Show Cancer Mutations). The bar plot below shows the proportion of tumor samples that have any kind of altering mutation(s) in the given protein. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Compound heterozygosity for a hemizygous rare missense variant (rs141999351) and a large CNV deletion affecting the FSTL5 gene in a patient with schizophrenia. AU - Gardella, Rita. AU - Sacchetti, Emilio. AU - Legati, Andrea. AU - Magri, Chiara. AU - Traversa, Michele. AU - Gennarelli, Massimo. PY - 2016/10/29. Y1 - 2016/10/29. N2 - HighlightsWe identified a potential damaging variant in the FSTL5 gene of a schizophrenia patient.The patient was also a carrier of a CNV deleting almost the whole FSTL5 gene.Our findings are consistent with the double-hit hypothesis of schizophrenia.FSTL5 may be a candidate gene in schizophrenia.. AB - HighlightsWe identified a potential damaging variant in the FSTL5 gene of a schizophrenia patient.The patient was also a carrier of a CNV deleting almost the whole FSTL5 gene.Our findings are consistent with the double-hit hypothesis of schizophrenia.FSTL5 may be a candidate gene in schizophrenia.. UR - ...
Notch1 has been regarded as a fundamental regulator in tissue differentiation and stem cell properties. Recently, Notch1 mutations have been reported intensively both in solid tumors and in hematopoietic malignancies. However, little is known about the biological effect and the clinical implication of these reported mutations. Previously, we discovered several missense mutations in the Notch1 receptor in a Chinese population with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We selected a hotspot mutation in the Abruptex domain (C1133Y). The expression of Notch1 was determined by western blot and real-time qPCR in OSCC cell lines transfected with pcDNA3.1-Notch1WT, pcDNA3.1-Notch1C1133Y, or pcDNA3.1 empty vector. CCK-8 assays were used to assess cell proliferation. Flow cytometry and western blot were used to confirm the alteration of cell cycle after transfection. Transwell assays and the detection of Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers were used to determine the invasive ability. The effects
We describe a novel homozygous missense glucokinase mutation (R397L) resulting in insulin-treated neonatal diabetes in an infant from a consanguineous Asian family. Both parents were heterozygous for R397L and had mild hyperglycemia. Glucokinase mutations should be considered in infants of all ethnic groups with neonatal diabetes and consanguinity.
Author: Mohamed, Salah A. et al.; Genre: Journal Article; Published in Print: 2006-07-14; Keywords: NOTCH1; Bicuspid aortic valve; Valve calcification; Missense mutations; Title: Novel missense mutations (p.T596M and p.P1797H) in NOTCH1 in patients with bicuspid aortic valve
Molecular anomalies in MED13L, leading to haploinsufficiency, have been reported in patients with moderate to severe intellectual disability (ID) and distinct facial features, with or without congenital heart defects. Phenotype of the patients was referred to MED13L haploinsufficiency syndrome. Missense variants in MED13L were already previously described to cause the MED13L-related syndrome, but only in a limited number of patients. Here we report 36 patients with MED13L molecular anomaly, recruited through an international collaboration between centers of expertise for developmental anomalies. All patients presented with intellectual disability and severe language impairment. Hypotonia, ataxia, and recognizable facial gestalt were frequent findings, but not congenital heart defects. We identified seven de novo missense variations, in addition to protein-truncating variants and intragenic deletions. Missense variants clustered in two mutation hot-spots, i.e., exons 15-17 and 25-31. We found that
article{ad4911a9-fa37-43c8-88dd-95a7ab3e310d, abstract = {,p,ABHD12 mutations have been linked to neurodegenerative PHARC (polyneuropathy, hearing loss, ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa, and early-onset cataract), a rare, progressive, autosomal, recessive disease. Although ABHD12 is suspected to play a role in the lysophosphatidylserine and/or endocannabinoid pathways, its precise functional role(s) leading to PHARC disease had not previously been characterized. Cell and zebrafish models were designed to demonstrate the causal link between an identified new missense mutation p.T253R, characterized in ABHD12 from a young patient, the previously characterized p.T202I and p.R352* mutations, and the associated PHARC. Measuring ABHD12 monoacylglycerol lipase activity in transfected HEK293 cells demonstrated inhibition with mutated isoforms. Both the expression pattern of zebrafish abhd12 and the phenotype of specific antisense morpholino oligonucleotide gene knockdown morphants were consistent with human ...
In this study, systematic inhibitor response to ErbB missense mutations in gastric cancer (GC) is investigated by combining computational analysis and experimental assay. The response profile is created for 6 ATP-competitive, reversible inhibitors against 9, 17, 5 and 17 GC-associated missense mutations of ErbB1, ErbB2, ErbB3 and ErbB4 kinase domains, respectively. From the profile a number of p...
Although improvements in genetic analysis have greatly enhanced our understanding of the mechanisms behind pancreatitis, it continues to afflict many families for whom the hereditary factors remain unknown. Recent evaluation of a patient with a strong family history of pancreatitis prompted us to reexamine a large kindred originally reported over 50 years ago with an autosomal-dominant inheritance pattern of chronic pancreatitis, diabetes, and pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Whole-exome sequencing analysis identified a rare missense mutation in the gene encoding pancreas-specific protease elastase 3B (CELA3B) that cosegregates with disease. Studies of the mutant protein in vitro, in cell lines, and in CRISPR-Cas9-engineered mice indicate that this mutation causes translational upregulation of CELA3B, which, upon secretion and activation by trypsin, leads to uncontrolled proteolysis and recurrent pancreatitis. Although lesions in several other pancreatic proteases have been previously linked to ...
Although improvements in genetic analysis have greatly enhanced our understanding of the mechanisms behind pancreatitis, it continues to afflict many families for whom the hereditary factors remain unknown. Recent evaluation of a patient with a strong family history of pancreatitis prompted us to reexamine a large kindred originally reported over 50 years ago with an autosomal-dominant inheritance pattern of chronic pancreatitis, diabetes, and pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Whole-exome sequencing analysis identified a rare missense mutation in the gene encoding pancreas-specific protease elastase 3B (CELA3B) that cosegregates with disease. Studies of the mutant protein in vitro, in cell lines, and in CRISPR-Cas9-engineered mice indicate that this mutation causes translational upregulation of CELA3B, which, upon secretion and activation by trypsin, leads to uncontrolled proteolysis and recurrent pancreatitis. Although lesions in several other pancreatic proteases have been previously linked to ...
Although improvements in genetic analysis have greatly enhanced our understanding of the mechanisms behind pancreatitis, it continues to afflict many families for whom the hereditary factors remain unknown. Recent evaluation of a patient with a strong family history of pancreatitis prompted us to reexamine a large kindred originally reported over 50 years ago with an autosomal-dominant inheritance pattern of chronic pancreatitis, diabetes, and pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Whole-exome sequencing analysis identified a rare missense mutation in the gene encoding pancreas-specific protease elastase 3B (CELA3B) that cosegregates with disease. Studies of the mutant protein in vitro, in cell lines, and in CRISPR-Cas9-engineered mice indicate that this mutation causes translational upregulation of CELA3B, which, upon secretion and activation by trypsin, leads to uncontrolled proteolysis and recurrent pancreatitis. Although lesions in several other pancreatic proteases have been previously linked to ...
Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common birth defect worldwide and are a leading cause of neonatal mortality. Nonsyndromic atrioventricular septal defects (AVSDs) are an important subtype of CHDs for which the genetic architecture is poorly understood. We performed exome sequencing in 13 parent-offspring trios and 112 unrelated individuals with nonsyndromic AVSDs and identified five rare missense variants (two of which arose de novo) in the highly conserved gene NR2F2, a very significant enrichment (p = 7.7 × 10(-7)) compared to 5,194 control subjects. We identified three additional CHD-affected families with other variants in NR2F2 including a de novo balanced chromosomal translocation, a de novo substitution disrupting a splice donor site, and a 3 bp duplication that cosegregated in a multiplex family. NR2F2 encodes a pleiotropic developmental transcription factor, and decreased dosage of NR2F2 in mice has been shown to result in abnormal development of atrioventricular septa. Via
The consequences of base substitution mutations in protein coding regions of a gene depend on the substitution and its location. They may be silent, not resulting in a new amino acid in the protein sequence, eg. GCA or GCG codons in mRNA both mean arginine [this is often true in the third position of a codon, especially with transitions because of "wobble" base pairing]. A base substitution could also result in an amino acid substitution; this is referred to as a missense mutation. For example, CTC in the DNA sense strand [GAG in mRNA] will specify a glutamate residue in the protein; this is altered to CAC in the DNA or GUG in the mRNA, resulting in a valine residue in the beta-globin protein chain causing sickle-cell anemia. Missense mutations may have very serious consquences, as in the case of sickle-cell anemia, mild consequences as in the case of hemoglobin C (a different amino acid substitution in position 6 of beta-globin) or no phenotype as in the case of two known amino acid ...
We developed a sequence context based model of de novo mutations to create per-gene probabilities of mutation. We noticed a high correlation (0.94) between the probability of a synonymous mutation in a gene and the number of rare synonymous variants identified in that same gene first using the NHLBI. s Exome Sequencing Project data (evs.gs.washington.edu), then with 25,000 exomes analyzed simultaneously (see abstract by MacArthur et al). We predicted the number of variants that we would expect to see in the dataset and, in order to quantify deviations, created a Z score of the chi-squared difference between observation and expectation for both synonymous and missense variation. While the distribution of these Z scores for the synonymous variants was normal, there is a marked shift in the missense distribution towards having fewer variants than predicted ...
The horizontal axis represents time, and the vertical axis represents a percentage of the population. When a mutation enters the population, it occurs in only one individual and is plotted as a point somewhere on the x axis. If the mutation is passed on, for example to four new offspring, then it will be in a higher percentage of the population at the next time step. Most mutations will soon drop out of the population. Either the individual where the mutation originates will not survive, or if it does survive and mate, by chance it may not pass the mutation to its children. Even then the children may not pass the mutation any further. Mutations that eventually die out show up as inverted ``V shapes in the figure: they are introduced, they are passed on to some proportion of the population in the next few generations, and eventually the percentage drops to 0 as the mutation disappears. Some small percentage of new mutations are passed on successfully. If by chance the mutation continues to ...
Six novel missense mutations (H29D, L35P, G84R, C96S, S101C, and Y103C) were identified in seven families. Three of these mutations involve cysteine residues within the insulin A chain and are therefore predicted to affect the normal folding of the proinsulin molecule. S101C was identified in two families: in ISPAD180 the finding that both children are heterozygous for the mutation but neither parent is a carrier suggests that the mutation has arisen de novo in one parent who must be a germline mosaic (Fig. 2). In the second family, the mutation was not present in the unaffected father, but DNA was not available from the mother.. The novel C96S mutation occurs at the site of a previously reported mutation (C96Y) identified in a patient with PND (10) and in the Akita mouse model (11). The same amino acid substitution (Cys,Ser) is present at the adjacent residue (C95S) in the Munich mouse model (23). Studies of these mice indicate that mutant proinsulin is trapped and accumulated in the ER, ...
sage -t --long devel/sage/sage/combinat/cluster_algebra_quiver/mutation_type.py ********************************************************************** File "devel/sage/sage/combinat/cluster_algebra_quiver/mutation_type.py", line 1259, in sage.combinat.cluster_algebra_quiver.mutation_type._mutation_type_test Failed example: _mutation_type_test(2) # long time Expected: True (A, 2) True (A, (1, 1), 1) True (B, 2) True (BC, 1, 1) True (G, 2) Got: True (A, (1, 1), 1) True (A, 2) True (B, 2) True (BC, 1, 1) True (G, 2) ********************************************************************** File "devel/sage/sage/combinat/cluster_algebra_quiver/mutation_type.py", line 1266, in sage.combinat.cluster_algebra_quiver.mutation_type._mutation_type_test Failed example: _mutation_type_test(3) # long time Expected: True (A, 3) True (A, (2, 1), 1) True (B, 3) True (BB, 2, 1) True (BC, 2, 1) True (C, 3) True (CC, 2, 1) True (G, 2, -1) True (G, 2, 1) Got: True (A, (2, 1), 1) ...
Family history showed that the patients father had developed muscle weakness and atrophy in his upper extremities at 50 years of age, and died of pneumonia at 72 years of age. However, her mother was healthy and died of chronic renal failure at 80 years of age. Her elder sister was, at the time of writing, 73 years of age and healthy. Her elder brother displayed muscle weakness and wasting in his upper limbs and was diagnosed with ALS at 46 years of age. He also had mild cognitive impairment 10 years after onset. He died from respiratory failure 15 years after symptom onset. Her younger sister developed weakness in her right hand at 50 years of age. She was diagnosed with ALS at 58 years of age. There are no affected members in the third generation of this family; however, they are all younger than 35 years of age.. A novel missense mutation (C to A codon 41 in exon 2) that resulted in an amino acid substitution of glycine to aspartate (G41D) was identified in participants II-2, II-3, II-4, ...
On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 2:08 AM, Dave Raggett ,[email protected], wrote: , On 22/07/11 02:26, Adam Klein wrote: ,, ,, This is only complex because youre coalescing the mutations, right? ,, In Rafaels original proposal, each mutation would result in a single ,, immutable mutation record, so the semantics would be to deliver (by ,, appending to a queue associated with each observer) a mutation record ,, to any currently-registered observers. ,, ,, Or is there some other concern with beginning notifications partway ,, through a task? , , I would suggest avoiding coalescing mutations altogether! , , But if you are going to, *dont* coalesce mutations when the resulting DOM , tree is dependent on the order in which those mutations took place. This is , critical to distributed editing applications. The DOM should have no such behavior. The only exception to this rule that I know of is ,script, elements. They execute their contained script the first time they are inserted into a Document, but dont undo ...
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In this rar are the contents of the hdd mutation sits on. It contains the current (non-functioning) source code as well as multiple source backups I had made throughout its development. The current source code is capable of importing tags from other projects, but when I last touched it I was in the middle of writing code to explode the sound_diagnostics tag at decompile time, and rebuilding it at compile time from the sound tags. So in its current state it will not work for anything, if it even compiles without errors. I would check the last source backup to see if it can import tags, since it could prove useful to some people. I would also like to say that this project is the result of many years of work, coding styles, and ideas. It is a mess and does not reflect my current coding ability. My only request is that if you choose to do anything to Mutation and release it, please release it under another name with credit to the mutation source code. I have a vision in my head of what Mutation ...
Three de novo loss-of-function (LoF) variants in the CHD2 gene were identified in ASD probands from the Simons Simplex Collection (Dong et al., 2014; Iossifov et al., 2014). De novo LoF and missense variants in CHD2 have also been identified in ASD probands from the Autism Sequencing Consortium, the Autism Clinical and Genetic Resources in China (ACGC) cohort, the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange, and the Autism Simplex Collection (De Rubeis et al., 2014; Wang et al., 2016; Stessman et al., 2017).Two additional de novo LoF variants in CHD2 were recently identified in ASD probands from a cohort of 262 Japanese trios in Takata et al., 2018; TADA-Denovo analysis demonstrated that this gene was significantly enriched for damaging de novo mutations in the Japanese ASD cohort, as well as in a combined dataset consisting of previously published cohorts from the Simons Simplex Collection and the Autism Sequencing Consortium in addition to the Japanese ASD cohort. De novo loss-of-function and missense ...
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I am working on a gene mutation method. I am trying to test my tool using 1000 genome vcf file (multigenome vcf file). I am using only one chromosome(as that should be enough to test my algorithm). I now want to simulate mutations in ~10 samples of 1K genome project vcf file. Can someone please suggest me a tool that can be used to simulate mutation in a multgenome vcf file?. ...
T of origin could not be determined. The omitted mutations comprised eight non-synonymous missense and two truncating mutations. Even if we consider the most
This statistic displays a comparison of the number of discovered genes with known phenotypes or disease-causing mutations in 2003 and 2015.
An inactivating mutation has been identified in the KISS1 gene in a consanguineous family, a mutation that results in failure of pubertal progression.
Just about numbers. A mutation is a change to a single individual that may or may not be propagated. For example a single point mutation where a base is replaced or deleted from a strand of DNA. This may cause the individual some discomfort or problems but is normally isolated to the individual ...
SMN1 is directly interacting with profilin2a (PFN2 binds to a stretch of proline residues in SMN, which is heavily impaired by a novel SMN2 missense mutation) ...
In order to make a mutation the molecule needs to be an ICM Object. Right click on the amino acid residue you wish to mutate and choose Advanced and then select one of the mutation options. For the extended list of unusual amino acids the codes in the drop down box refer to the codes at the PDB Ligand Expo website here http://ligand-expo.rcsb.org/ ...
What is the difference between Mutation and Variation? Mutation occurs due to the errors in DNA replication and exposure to UV or chemicals; variation is...
Test Run: Super-Simple Mutation Testing. Mutation testing is known for being difficult and expensive, but were here to show you a real-world system you can build in just a few hours with a
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... is a technique that software engineers can use to measure the effectiveness of their overall testing effort. Suppose a team of testers has created many individual tests; lets call the collection of tests the test suite. In mutation testing, the original system/program under test is mutated to create a faulty version called a…
However Romesberg and his colleagues believe that the cells not only the passive victims of random mutations, but have ways of initiating mutations in their own
Scientists have discovered how genetic cancer mutations systematically attack the networks controlling human cells, knowledge critical for the future development of personalized precision cancer treatments.
gene mutation definition: (genetics) a mutation because of an intramolecular reorganization of a gene; (genetics) a mutation considering an intramolecular reorganization of a gene; (genetics) a mutation…
mutation: An alteration in the genetic material (the genome) of a cell of a living organism or of a virus that is more or less permanent and that can be transmitted to the cells or the...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Novel TGM1 missense mutation p.Arg727Gln in a case of self-healing collodion baby. AU - Tanahashi, Kana. AU - Sugiura, Kazumitsu. AU - Asagoe, Kenji. AU - Aoyama, Yumi. AU - Iwatsuki, Keiji. AU - Akiyama, Masashi. PY - 2014/1/1. Y1 - 2014/1/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84906054613&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84906054613&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.2340/00015555-1765. DO - 10.2340/00015555-1765. M3 - Comment/debate. C2 - 24419105. AN - SCOPUS:84906054613. VL - 94. SP - 589. EP - 590. JO - Acta Dermato-Venereologica. JF - Acta Dermato-Venereologica. SN - 0001-5555. IS - 5. ER - ...
The β-cell-enriched MAFA transcription factor plays a central role in regulating glucose-stimulated insulin secretion while also demonstrating oncogenic transformation potential in vitro. No disease-causing MAFA variants have been previously described. We investigated a large pedigree with autosomal dominant inheritance of diabetes mellitus or insulinomatosis, an adult-onset condition of recurrent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia caused by multiple insulin-secreting neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas. Using exome sequencing, we identified a missense MAFA mutation (p.Ser64Phe, c.191C,T) segregating with both phenotypes of insulinomatosis and diabetes. This mutation was also found in a second unrelated family with the same clinical phenotype, while no germline or somatic MAFA mutations were identified in nine patients with sporadic insulinomatosis. In the two families, insulinomatosis presented more frequently in females (eight females/two males) and diabetes more often in males (12 males/four ...
We previously described an endogamous Pakistani kindred in whom we identified a novel homozygous missense mutation in the PRKCD gene encoding for protein kinase C δ (PKCδ) as a cause of monogenic systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). PKCδ has a role in the negative regulation of B cells. Given the nature of the disease, a logical targeted therapeutic approach in these patients is B cell depletion. Indeed, the 3 siblings all had a marked clinical response and resolution of symptoms with rituximab, although 2 of the siblings had severe reactions to rituximab thus precluding further treatment with this. We therefore describe the first successful use of ofatumumab for this rare form of monogenic SLE. All three affected siblings presented with SLE before the age of 3-years with lethargy, intermittent fever, thrombocytopenia, cutaneous involvement, alopecia, and hepatosplenomegaly. Tubulointerstitial nephritis was also present in 1 of the siblings. Homozygosity mapping followed by whole exome sequencing
UniProt Consortium, Apweiler R, Martin MJ, ODonovan C, Magrane M, Alam-Faruque Y, Antunes R, Barrell D, Bely B, Bingley M, Binns D, Bower L, Browne P, Chan WM, Dimmer E, Eberhardt R, Fazzini F, Fedotov A, Foulger R, Garavelli J, Castro LG, Huntley R, Jacobsen J, Kleen M, Laiho K, Legge D, Lin Q, Liu W, Luo J, Orchard S, Patient S, Pichler K, Poggioli D, Pontikos N, Pruess M, Rosanoff S, Sawford T, Sehra H, Turner E, Corbett M, Donnelly M, van Rensburg P, Xenarios I, Bougueleret L, Auchincloss A, Argoud-Puy G, Axelsen K, Bairoch A, Baratin D, Blatter MC, Boeckmann B, Bolleman J, Bollondi L, Boutet E, Quintaje SB, Breuza L, Bridge A, deCastro E, Coudert E, Cusin I, Doche M, Dornevil D, Duvaud S, Estreicher A, Famiglietti L, Feuermann M, Gehant S, Ferro S, Gasteiger E, Gateau A, Gerritsen V, Gos A, Gruaz-Gumowski N, Hinz U, Hulo C, Hulo N, James J, Jimenez S, Jungo F, Kappler T, Keller G, Lara V, Lemercier P, Lieberherr D, Martin X, Masson P, Moinat M, Morgat A, Paesano S, Pedruzzi I, Pilbout S, ...
Background: Cataract is a major cause of severe visual impairment in childhood. The purpose of this study was to determine the genetic cause of syndromic congenital cataract in an Australian mother and son.Method: Fifty-one genes associated with congenital cataract were sequenced in the proband using a custom Ampliseq library on the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine (PGM). Reads were aligned against the human genome (hg19) and variants were annotated. Variants were prioritised for validation by Sanger sequencing if they were novel, rare or previously reported to be associated with paediatric cataract and were predicted to be protein changing. Variants were assessed for segregation with the phenotype in the affected mother.Result: A novel likely pathogenic variant was identified in the transactivation domain of the MAF gene (c.176C , G, p.(Pro59Arg)) in the proband and his affected mother., but was absent in 326 unrelated controls and absent from public variant databases.Conclusion: The MAF ...
WES of 91 men in 19 HPC families, followed by replication (n = 130 candidate variants) in an independent set of 270 HPC families and further testing of candidate variants with replication support (n = 2) in a population-based case-control study, provides compelling evidence that rare germline variants in butyrophilin-like 2 (BTNL2) are associated with genetic susceptibility to prostate cancer. These rare missense variants, rs41441651 (exon 5; D336N) and rs28362675 (exon 6; G454C), occur in the same haplotype block on chromosome 6p21.32 and were observed to be in strong linkage disequilibrium among controls in the case-control dataset (r2 = 0.99). This is the first WES study focused on aggressive or early-onset prostate cancer phenotypes and the first to implicate rare germline BTNL2 variants as predisposing to familial and sporadic prostate cancer.. There is some prior suggestive evidence for a role of BTNL2 in prostate cancer. A recent exome sequencing study of prostate tumor tissue from 50 ...
Mutations in the |i|COL4A3|/i| gene are frequently reported to be associated with various types of hereditary nephropathy. |i|COL4A3|/i| encodes the |i|α|/i|3 chain of type IV collagen, which is the main structural protein in the basement membrane. Mutations in this gene are always related to kidney performance, and deafness and ocular lesion have also been reported. In this study, using next-generation sequencing, we investigated the DNA of a family visiting a clinic for hearing loss. A new missense mutation was found in |i|COL4A3|/i| of 5 patients, c.3227C>T (p.P1076L). Based on these results, we predict that the mutation is pathogenic and leads to abnormal collagen IV. Here, we report for the first time on this autosomal dominant syndrome, characterized by hearing loss and eye abnormalities, but without renal damage, in all carriers. Since the oldest patient in the trial was less than 50 years old, however, we recommend that renal examination be reviewed regularly. Our results reveal
THE number of compensatory mutations that will affect a specific deleterious mutation is a fundamental evolutionary quantity of which little is known. A mutation is compensatory if it has a beneficial effect on fitness that is conditional on the presence of a deleterious mutation at a different site in the genome (Kimura 1985). Hence, a compensatory effect is the outcome of a strong epistatic interaction between two mutations. Each compensatory mutation represents an alternate genetic solution to adaptation; thus, fitness recovery from the accumulation of deleterious mutations becomes less likely to occur by back mutation when compensatory mutations are increasingly common (Whitlock and Otto 1999). Indeed, one must invoke a compensatory mutation to explain the rapid, stepwise recovery of fitness observed in mutationally degraded experimental populations (Burch and Chao 1999; Moore et al. 2000; Estes and Lynch 2003). Compensatory mutations are also implicated in the persistence of alleles that ...
The GluD2 protein, encoded by GRID2, is a member of the ionotropic glutamate receptor family that mediates excitatory synaptic transmission [17]. Studies on mice have revealed that Grid2 is expressed primarily in the Purkinje cells and it is essential for the formation and organization of synapses [23, 24]. Furthermore, mice with homozygous disruption of Grid2 show ataxia and mild cerebellar hypoplasia [25]. In humans, a few studies have recently reported on GRID2 gene variants in cerebellar syndrome with variable clinical expression. Characteristic features include slowly progressive SCA, ocular symptoms including upgaze and nystagmus, hypotonia, developmental delay with cognitive decline, and reduced volume of cerebellar vermis. The symptoms have been associated with both biallelic or monoallelic mutations indicating alternate patterns of inheritance [3-7].. Our combined data show that a novel and homozygous missense variant in the GRID2 gene is associated with the clinical features in our ...
Higashide T, Wada T, Sakurai M, Yokoyama H, Sugiyama K. Macular abnormalities and optic disk anomaly associated with a new PAX2 missense mutation. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jan;139(1):203-5.. ...
Genetic mutations have two major types: large mutation (deletion, insertion, duplication, and inversion) and point mutation (nonsense, missense, and frame shift). Some mutations can induce DNA transcription and translation errors eventually causing protein dysfunction that leads to disease [1, 2]. Currently, many whole genome scale association studies between disease and variation are being published [3]. However, medical researchers have had to go through mutations in patient DNA to detect mutations that may be the cause of a disease [4, 5].. There are many human disease gene databases that contain disease-causing mutation information as locus-specific databases (LSDBs). Also, large databases, such as Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) [6] and the Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD) [7], collect and describe comprehensively all disease-related genes. In contrast, LSDBs usually describe variations in a small number of genes. The LSDBs aim to provide particular genetic mutation ...
Mutations are generally regarded as bad. Ive covered several on this blog, from the curious genetics of werewolves to homeotic mutations that turn arms into legs to the sad tales of neurologic disease and hereditary blindness.. But some mutations are good. Perhaps the best is the CCR5 mutation that keeps HIV out of our cells, a genetic glitch that drugs and gene therapy are trying to imitate. Most mutations, it seems, are neither evil nor beneficial, but neutral. After all, Henny lived in good health for 115 years, yet her blood cells still accrued 450 mutations.. DNA Science blog always tries to find a different perspective to genetics news, and for the case of Henny, it is the fact that mutations need not signal doom. Dr. Holstege had the idea to look at Hennys genome because of the role of somatic mutations in causing cancer. But another view is that many mutations do nothing at all.. Neutral mutations will impact the application of DNA sequencing in health care decision-making. The Nature ...
A mutation is any change occurring in the message that a gene carries. Mutations mainly arise as copy errors when DNA is replicated at mitosis and meiosis. Darwinian evolution requires a constant supply of variation: much of it is supplied by mutation, and a mutation-selection balance can maintain a genetic polymorphism. The first major geneticist to study mutation was H.J. Muller, who demonstrated it can be induced by X-rays. He also recognized that the rate of mutation in nature is extremely low, and that they are almost always deleterious to the fitness of the organism. The accumulation of deleterious mutations places a mutational load on the population. Mutations can occur at single base level or at chromosomal level. The effects of mutation can occasionally be very dramatic: some of these fruitflies have suffered mutations which alter the number of wings that develop... Is mutation directed?. ...
Define escape mutation. escape mutation synonyms, escape mutation pronunciation, escape mutation translation, English dictionary definition of escape mutation. n. 1. The act or process of being altered or changed. 2. An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality. 3. Genetics a. A change in the nucleotide...
The following figure shows the location of the disease-causing mutations in hKv8.2 in CDSRE patients examined in this study. Three of these, W450G, G459D, and G461R, are located in the pore region of the hKv8.2 α-subunit. The missense mutations G459D and G461R affect the first and second glycine, respectively, of the Gly-Tyr-Gly motif, the characteristic potassium channel signature sequence. To understand the functional consequences of these mutations, the corresponding mutations (W467G, G476D, and G478R) were introduced into mKv8.2, and their effect on subunit localization in COS7L cells was examined. Like mKv8.2, the expression of either mKv8.2-W467G-EGFP, mKv8.2-G476D-EGFP, or mKv8.2-G478R-EGFP resulted in an intracellular localization [1753]. Voltage-gated K+ channels selectively transfer potassium ions through the plasma membrane in response to depolarization. The ion-conducting core of voltage-gated K+ channels is composed of four Kv-alpha subunits, which also possess the voltage sensor. ...
Our results support the concept that variants in CTLA4 provide the basis for a novel Mendelian form of early-onset CD associated with systemic autoimmunity. Incomplete penetrance of autoimmunity further indicates the presence of other genetic and/or environmental modifiers.A novel missense variant was identified in CTLA4 encoding CTLA-4, a coinhibitory protein expressed by T cells and required for regulation of T cell activation. The residue affected by the mutation, CTLA-4 Tyr60, is evolutionarily highly conserved, and the identified Y60C variant is predicted to affect protein folding and structural stability and demonstrated to cause impaired CTLA-4 dimerisation and CD80 binding. Intestinal inflammation and autoimmunity in carriers of CTLA-4 Y60C exhibit incomplete penetrance with a spectrum of clinical presentations ranging from asymptomatic carrier status to fatal autoimmunity and intestinal inflammation. In a clinically affected CTLA-4 Y60C carrier, T cell proliferation was increased in ...
Germline mutations of transcription factors (e.g. PAX5, CEBPA, GATA2, RUNX1) have been associated with an inherited susceptibility to acute leukemia. Here we report 2 unrelated kindreds harboring germline mutations in ETV6, the gene encoding the transcription factor ETS variants 6. These kindreds were primarily characterized by thrombocytopenia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The first kindred, identified at MSKCC and HMC, includes 9 individuals with thrombocytopenia, and 3 individuals with pre-B ALL. Sequencing a subset of common and somatically altered leukemia genes in this family identified a rare heterozygous non-synonymous missense variation (T,C) in 6 family members with thrombocytopenia and 2 with ALL. Notably, this variant did not segregate in 9 individuals in the kindred without these phenotypes. The amino acid alteration is predicted to lead to an L349P substitution within the DNA binding domain of ETV6 (L349P, NPP_001978). In silico analyses using SIFT and Polyphen assigned ...
Mutation assays can then be grouped together into PCR arrays based off common themes to enable users to profile a focused set of mutations. The mutations on an array are selected based on a commonality, such as being from the same gene, signaling pathway, or cancer type. For example, users could profile the most common 84 mutations in breast cancer or the 44 most common mutations in APC. The Custom qBiomarker Somatic Mutation PCR Arrays allow users to select the mutations that they wish to profile. Together, the qBiomarker Somatic Mutation products facilitate sensitive detection and profiling of mutations in cancer cells or tumor samples ...
In this study ARMS has been found to be both more sensitive and robust at detecting somatic mutations in clinical material than DNA sequencing. There were no examples where ARMS did not detect an assay-specific mutation that was detected by DNA sequencing. There were 42 mutations detected by ARMS that were not detected by DNA sequencing either due to low quantity or quality DNA causing assay fails or low mutant DNA compared to normal DNA in the sample that was beyond the detection limit of sequencing. They were not believed to be false positive results as they were known mutations, the results were reproducible and adequate controls were analysed in parallel. There were 12 mutations detected by sequencing that were not detected by ARMS because the ARMS assays used were not designed to detect these mutations, either because the mutations were rare (melanoma study) or ARMS assays had not yet been developed to detect these mutations. However, using the larger panel of ARMS assays now available the ...
Figure. Xena Browser link-out to MuPIT 3D mutation view. On the left of the figure is Xena mutation column view of ERBB2 somatic mutations from the TCGA breast cancer cohort (https://xenabrowser.net/heatmap/?bookmark=6098aca9a00041d6271f18f2b471a241). User clicking on the MuPIT link-out menu (similar to how xena links out to Tumor Map), it will send all the mutations genomic positions as well as their recurrence p values to the MuPIT display. On the right side of the figure, MuPIT displays mutations in various size of bright green spheres. Large spheres for recurrent mutations. Size of the mutation spheres are determined by recurrence p values. The MuPIT display shows these ERBB2 somatic mutations cluster around the ERBB2 active site (ATP binding site in blue and proton acceptor site in teal).. ...
As with the other endothelial dystrophies, the initial efforts to identify the genetic basis of late-onset FECD consisted of linkage analyses and screening of genes implicated in other corneal endothelial dystrophies. Following the identification of SLC4A11 mutations in individuals with CHED2, Vithana and colleagues screened SLC4A11 in 89 individuals with sporadic and familial FECD, identifying four individuals with presumed pathogenic variants (three missense and one frameshift) [9]. However, as three of the four cases were sporadic, and no affected family members of the fourth individual were available for testing, segregation was not demonstrated for any of the variants [9]. To support their contention that the identified variants were functionally significant, the authors investigated the effects of the 3 heterozygous missense mutations on protein expression and localization. The demonstration of significantly decreased expression of two of the three mutant proteins in transfected HEK cells ...
The role of E-cadherin in Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC) is unequivocal. Germline alterations in its encoding gene (CDH1) are causative of HDGC and occur in about 40% of patients. Importantly, while in most cases CDH1 alterations result in the complete loss of E-cadherin associated with a well-established clinical impact, in about 20% of cases the mutations are of the missense type. The latter are of particular concern in terms of genetic counselling and clinical management, as the effect of the sequence variants in E-cadherin function is not predictable. If a deleterious variant is identified, prophylactic surgery could be recommended. Therefore, over the last few years, intensive research has focused on evaluating the functional consequences of CDH1 missense variants and in assessing E-cadherin pathogenicity. In that context, our group has contributed to better characterize CDH1 germline missense variants and is now considered a worldwide reference centre. In this review, we highlight the
Results In the first family, we identified a de novo missense mutation (c.1366C,T, p.R456C) in a sporadic CDH patient with tetralogy of Fallot. In the second, a nonsense mutation (c.712G,T, p.G238*) was identified in two siblings with CDH and a large ventricular septal defect. The G238* mutation was inherited from their mother, who was clinically affected with congenital absence of the pericardium, patent ductus arteriosus and intestinal malrotation. Deep sequencing of blood and saliva-derived DNA from the mother suggested somatic mosaicism as an explanation for her milder phenotype, with only approximately 15% mutant alleles. To determine the frequency of GATA6 mutations in CDH, we sequenced the gene in 378 patients with CDH. We identified one additional de novo mutation (c.1071delG, p.V358Cfs34*).. ...
In the current study, we confirmed a missense mutation c. 139 G , A in Cx50 (GJA8) in a six-generation Chinese pedigree with congenital cataract. This mutation resulted in an asparagine substitution for aspartic at amino acid residue 47 (D47N).. Cataracts are defined as opacification of the normally transparent crystalline lens, and are the leading cause of vision loss in the world. Congenital cataract is a type of cataract that emerges at birth or during early childhood [5, 18]. The abnormality of lens can interfere with normal development of eyes [5, 19]. Congenital cataracts can be inherited or familial, either as an isolated lens phenotype or as part of a genetic/metabolic disorder, commonly with full penetrance and autosomal dominant transmission [19]. Genetic factors play an important role in congenital cataract [20]. Gene mutations that affecting the lens development during embryonic period are considered to be the main cause [18]. Up to now, more than 39 genes and loci have been ...
Background: Mutations in GJB2 are the most common molecular defects responsible for autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing impairment (NSHI). The mutation spectra of this gene vary among different ethnic groups. Methods: In order to understand the spectrum and frequency of GJB2 mutations in the Chinese population, the coding region of the GJB2 gene from 2063 unrelated patients with NSHI was PCR amplified and sequenced. Results: A total of 23 pathogenic mutations were identified. Among them, five (p.W3X, c.99delT, c.155_c.158delTCTG, c.512_c.513insAACG, and p.Y152X) are novel. Three hundred and seven patients carry two confirmed pathogenic mutations, including 178 homozygotes and 129 compound heterozygotes. One hundred twenty five patients carry only one mutant allele. Thus, GJB2 mutations account for 17.9% of the mutant alleles in 2063 NSHI patients. Overall, 92.6% (684/739) of the pathogenic mutations are frame-shift truncation or nonsense mutations. The four prevalent mutations; c.235delC, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Clinicopathologic variability of the GRN A9D mutation, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. AU - Cannon, Ashley. AU - Fujioka, Shinsuke. AU - Rutherford, Nicola J.. AU - Ferman, Tanis Jill. AU - Broderick, Daniel F.. AU - Boylan, Kevin B.. AU - Graff Radford, Neill R. AU - Uitti, Ryan J.. AU - Rademakers, Rosa V. AU - Wszolek, Zbigniew K. AU - Dickson, Dennis W. PY - 2013/5/7. Y1 - 2013/5/7. N2 - Objective: We examined the clinical and pathologic phenotypes of GRN mutation carriers with the pathogenic A9D (g.26C,A) missense mutation. Methods: Three patients with GRN A9D mutations were evaluated clinically and came to autopsy with subsequent neuropathologic examination. Results: The clinical diagnoses of patients with GRN A9D mutations were amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, atypical extrapyramidal disorder, and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Immunohistochemistry for TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) revealed variability in morphology and distribution of pathology. ...
The nuclear envelope consists of two lipid bilayers. The outer membrane is continuous with the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and is joined to the inner membrane by nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), which mediate molecular trafficking between the cytoplasm and nucleus. The nuclear lamina, a dynamic, fibrous structure located beneath the inner nuclear membrane, is made up of A-type and B-type lamins. Lamins are intermediate filament proteins and have a common structure, consisting of a small N-terminal globular domain, a central helical rod domain of constant length and a globular tail domain of variable size. They enter the nucleus via NPCs and assemble into filaments and thicker fibres, the assembly-disassembly cycle being regulated by lamin phosphorylation. Lamins interact directly with chromatin and several integral membrane proteins, including lamina-associated proteins (LAPs), emerin and the lamin B receptor (Stuurman et al., 1998; Gruenbaum et al., 2001; Hutchison et al., 2001; Morris, 2001; ...