Congenital myasthenic syndromes are a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders that arise from impaired signal transmission at the neuromuscular synapse. They are characterized by fatigable muscle weakness. We performed linkage analysis, whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing to determine the underlying defect in patients with an inherited limb-girdle pattern of myasthenic weakness. We identify ALG14 and ALG2 as novel genes in which mutations cause a congenital myasthenic syndrome. Through analogy with yeast, ALG14 is thought to form a multiglycosyltransferase complex with ALG13 and DPAGT1 that catalyses the first two committed steps of asparagine-linked protein glycosylation. We show that ALG14 is concentrated at the muscle motor endplates and small interfering RNA silencing of ALG14 results in reduced cell-surface expression of muscle acetylcholine receptor expressed in human embryonic kidney 293 cells. ALG2 is an alpha-1,3-mannosyltransferase that also catalyses early steps in the asparagine
Congenital myasthenic syndromes are a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders that arise from impaired signal transmission at the neuromuscular synapse. They are characterized by fatigable muscle weakness. We performed linkage analysis, whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing to determine the underlying defect in patients with an inherited limb-girdle pattern of myasthenic weakness. We identify ALG14 and ALG2 as novel genes in which mutations cause a congenital myasthenic syndrome. Through analogy with yeast, ALG14 is thought to form a multiglycosyltransferase complex with ALG13 and DPAGT1 that catalyses the first two committed steps of asparagine-linked protein glycosylation. We show that ALG14 is concentrated at the muscle motor endplates and small interfering RNA silencing of ALG14 results in reduced cell-surface expression of muscle acetylcholine receptor expressed in human embryonic kidney 293 cells. ALG2 is an alpha-1,3-mannosyltransferase that also catalyses early steps in the asparagine
Despite the fact that they are orphan diseases, congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) challenge those who suffer from it by causing fatigable muscle weakness, in the most benign cases, to a progressive wasting of muscles that may sentence patients to a wheelchair or even death. Compared to other more common neurological diseases, CMS are rare. Nevertheless, extensive research in CMS is performed in laboratories such as ours. Among the diverse neuromuscular disorders of CMS, we are focusing in the slow-channel congenital myasthenic syndrome (SCS), which is caused by mutations in genes encoding acetylcholine receptor subunits. The study of SCS has evolved from clinical electrophysiological studies to in vitro expression systems and transgenic mice models. The present review evaluates the methodological approaches that are most commonly employed to assess synaptic impairment in SCS and also provides perspectives for new approaches. Electrophysiological methodologies typically employed by physicians ...
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TY - CHAP. T1 - Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes. AU - Engel, Andrew G.. PY - 2011/9/6. Y1 - 2011/9/6. N2 - Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMSs) stem from defects in endplate-associated proteins that compromise the safety margin of neuromuscular transmission by one or more distinct mechanisms. The identified syndromes stem from defects of choline acetyltransferase, acetylcholinesterase, β2-laminin, acetylcholine receptor subunits, rapsyn, MuSK, agrin, Dok-7, Nav1.4, and plectin. Distinct clinical clues can point to the disease protein but sometimes electrophysiological, structural, and genetic studies are required for diagnosis. Different types of CMSs mandate different types of therapy.. AB - Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMSs) stem from defects in endplate-associated proteins that compromise the safety margin of neuromuscular transmission by one or more distinct mechanisms. The identified syndromes stem from defects of choline acetyltransferase, acetylcholinesterase, β2-laminin, ...
Congenital myasthenic syndromes are a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders that arise from impaired signal transmission at the neuromuscular synapse. They are characterized by fatigable muscle weakness. We performed whole-exome sequencing to determine the underlying defect in a group of individuals with an inherited limb-girdle pattern of myasthenic weakness. We identify DPAGT1 as a gene in which mutations cause a congenital myasthenic syndrome. We describe seven different mutations found in five individuals with DPAGT1 mutations. The affected individuals share a number of common clinical features, including involvement of proximal limb muscles, response to treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors and 3,4-diaminopyridine, and the presence of tubular aggregates in muscle biopsies. Analyses of motor endplates from two of the individuals demonstrate a severe reduction of endplate acetylcholine receptors. DPAGT1 is an essential enzyme catalyzing the first committed step of N-linked protein
Mutations in many genes can cause congenital myasthenic syndrome. Mutations in the CHRNE gene are responsible for more than half of all cases. A large number of cases are also caused by mutations in the RAPSN, CHAT, COLQ, and DOK7 genes. All of these genes provide instructions for producing proteins that are involved in the normal function of the neuromuscular junction. The neuromuscular junction is the area between the ends of nerve cells and muscle cells where signals are relayed to trigger muscle movement.. Gene mutations lead to changes in proteins that play a role in the function of the neuromuscular junction and disrupt signaling between the ends of nerve cells and muscle cells. Disrupted signaling between these cells results in an impaired ability to move skeletal muscles, muscle weakness, and delayed development of motor skills. The respiratory problems in congenital myasthenic syndrome result from impaired movement of the muscles of the chest wall and the muscle that separates the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A β-subunit mutation in the acetylcholine receptor channel gate causes severe slow-channel syndrome. AU - Gomez, Christopher M.. AU - Maselli, Ricardo A. AU - Gammack, Jason. AU - Lasalde, Jose. AU - Tamamizu, Shiori. AU - Cornblath, David R.. AU - Lehar, Mohamed. AU - McNamee, Mark. AU - Kuncl, Ralph W.. PY - 1996/6. Y1 - 1996/6. N2 - Point mutations in the genes encoding the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) subunits have been recognized in some patients with slow-channel congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS). Clinical, electrophysiological, and pathological differences between these patients may be due to the distinct effects of individual mutations. We report that a spontaneous mutation of the β subunit that interrupts the leucine ring of the AChR channel gate causes an eighffold increase in channel open time and a severe CMS characterized by severe endplate myopathy and extensive remodeling of the postsynaptic membrane. The pronounced abnormalities in neuromuscular synaptic ...
The congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) are rare inherited disorders of neuromuscular transmission characterised by fatigable muscle weakness. Thus far, genetic analysis has identified mutations in eleven different genes but it is clear that additional phenotypic subgroups exist where the underlying genetics has not yet been defined. Although each syndrome results from defective synaptic transmission at the neuromuscular junction, the patients show a variable set of phenotypes. Here, we provide a brief clinical review.
Congenital myasthenic syndrome (CMS) is an inherited neuromuscular disorder caused by defects of several types at the neuromuscular junction. The effects of the disease are similar to Lambert-Eaton Syndrome and myasthenia gravis, the difference being that CMS is not an autoimmune disorder. The types of CMS are classified into three categories: presynaptic, postsynaptic, and synaptic. Presynaptic symptoms include brief stops in breathing, weakness of the eye, mouth, and throat muscles. These symptoms often result in double vision and difficulty chewing and swallowing. Postsynaptic symptoms in infants include severe muscle weakness, feeding and respiratory problems, and delays in the ability to sit, crawl, and walk. Synaptic symptoms include early childhood feeding and respiratory problems, reduced mobility, curvature of the spine, and weakness, which causes a delay in motor milestones. Onset symptoms for all ages may include droopy eyelids. A particular form of postsynaptic CMS (slow-channel CMS) ...
Authors. Qiushi Chen, Juliane S. Muller, Poh-Choo Pang, Steve H. Laval, Stuart M. Haslam, Hanns Lochmüller and Anne Dell. Journal. Biomolecules, volume 2015, issue 5, pages 2758-2781 Publication date. October 2015. Abstract. Glutamine-fructose-6-phosphate transaminase 1 (GFPT1) is the first enzyme of the hexosamine biosynthetic pathway. It transfers an amino group from glutamine to fructose-6-phosphate to yield glucosamine-6-phosphate, thus providing the precursor for uridine diphosphate N-acetylglucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc) synthesis. UDP-GlcNAc is an essential substrate for all mammalian glycosylation biosynthetic pathways and N-glycan branching is especially sensitive to alterations in the concentration of this sugar nucleotide. It has been reported that GFPT1 mutations lead to a distinct sub-class of congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) termed limb-girdle CMS with tubular aggregates. CMS are hereditary neuromuscular transmission disorders in which neuromuscular junctions are impaired. To ...
Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders caused by mutations which lead to impaired neuromuscular transmission. SLC25A1 encodes a mitochondrial citrate carrier, associated mainly with the severe neurometabolic disease combined D-2- and L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria (D/L-2-HGA). We previously reported a single family with a homozygous missense variant in SLC25A1 with a phenotype restricted to relatively mild CMS with intellectual disability, but to date no additional cases of this CMS subtype had been reported. Here, we performed whole exome sequencing (WES) in three additional and unrelated families presenting with CMS and mild intellectual disability to identify the underlying causative gene. The WES analysis revealed the presence of a homozygous c.740G,A; p.(Arg247Gln) missense SLC25A1 variant, the same SLC25A1 variant as identified in the original family with this phenotype. Electron microscopy of muscle from two cases revealed ...
Congenital myasthenic syndrome Labrador retriever type is an inherited neuromuscular transmission disorder. Read about CMS Labrador Retriever type.
Congenital myasthenic syndromes are a heterogeneous group of genetically determined disorders characterized by impaired neuromuscular transmission. They usually present from birth to childhood and are characterised by exercise induced weakness and fa
BACKGROUND: Congenital myasthenic syndrome caused by mutations in AGRN, a gene encoding a protein with a crucial function at the neuromuscular junction, is a rare disorder. There are few studies in this area. We here present two cases with novel mutations of AGRN of which we further investigated possible pathogenesis. RESULTS: Patient 1 had general limb weakness with fluctuation and deterioration in the afternoon and in hot weather. Patient 2 had early-onset weakness of lower extremities with suspected fluctuation in the early stages, which then progressed to the upper limbs. Both distal and proximal muscles were involved. Repetitive stimulation on EMG in both patients showed decrement in proximal and distal limbs. Patient 2 showed a marked response to salbutamol while Patient 1 did not. By targeted exome sequencing, two novel homozygous missense variants, p.L1176P and p.R1698C, in the SEA and LG2 domain of agrin were identified respectively. Further functional analysis revealed instability of the
During chemical transmission, the function of synaptic proteins must be coordinated to efficiently release neurotransmitter. Synaptotagmin 2, the Ca2+ sensor for fast, synchronized neurotransmitter release at the human neuromuscular junction, has recently been implicated in a dominantly inherited congenital myasthenic syndrome associated with a non-progressive motor neuropathy. In one family, a proline residue within the C2B Ca2+-binding pocket of synaptotagmin is replaced by a leucine. The functional significance of this residue has not been investigated previously. Here we show that in silico modeling predicts disruption of the C2B Ca2+-binding pocket, and we examine the in vivo effects of the homologous mutation in Drosophila. When expressed in the absence of native synaptotagmin, this mutation is lethal, demonstrating for the first time that this residue plays a critical role in synaptotagmin function. To achieve expression similar to human patients, the mutation is expressed in flies ...
Shields, M. C., Bowers, M. R., Fulcer, M. M., Bollig, M. K., Rock, P. J., Sutton, B. R., Vrailas-Mortimer, A. D., et al. (2017). Drosophila studies support a role for a presynaptic synaptotagmin mutation in a human congenital myasthenic syndrome.. PloS one, 12 (9), e0184817. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184817 ...
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p,,em,Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS),/em, is a rare autoimmune disorder which affects the nerve-muscle junction. The major symptoms of LEMS are progressive muscle weakness. Many patients experience other symptoms like dry mouth or impotence. ,em,Congenital Myasthenia (CM),/em, is an inherited disorder with similar affects and symptoms. ,strong,3,4-Diaminopyridine (DAP),/strong, is an experimental drug that has improved strength in some subjects with (LEMS). There are no other accepted treatments for LEMS and DAP has relatively few side effects.,/p,. ...
Natera-de Benito, D.; Bestué, M.; Vilchez, J. J.; Evangelista, T.; Töpf, A.; García-Ribes, A.; Trujillo-Tiebas, M. J.; García-Hoyos, M.; Ortez, C.; Camacho, A.; Jiménez, E.; Dusl, M.; Abicht, A.; Lochmüller, H.; Colomer, J.; Nascimento, A. (2016): Long-term follow-up in patients with congenital myasthenic syndrome due to RAPSN mutations. In: Neuromuscular Disorders, Vol. 26, No. 2: pp. 153-159 ...
NINDS : 51 All forms of myasthenia are due to problems in the communication between nerve cells and muscles. Most involve the activities of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that allow neurons to relay information from one cell to the next. For neurotransmitters to be effective, the nerve cell must release the neurotransmitter properly, and the muscle cell must be able to detect the neurotransmitter and respond to its signal properly. The most common type of myasthenia, myasthenia gravis, is caused by an abnormal immune response in which antibodies block the ability of the muscle to detect the neurotransmitter. Congenital myasthenia, however, differs from myasthenia gravis because the disrupted communication isnt caused by antibodies, but by genetic defects. There are several different subtypes of congenital myasthenia, each the result of a specific genetic mutation. Since all types of myasthenia are due to the inability of nerves to trigger muscle activity, they all involve ...
Figure Novel compound heterozygous mutation in the COLQ gene causes congenital myasthenic syndrome. (A) Pedigree of the proband (II-1). Point mutation (IVS16+3A→G) in the COLQ gene was inherited from the father (I-1), and multiexon deletion from the mother (I-2). (B) Gene list of 21 known congenital myasthenic syndrome (CMS) genes included in the targeted CMS panel. (C) Genome view of PatternCNV analysis shows decreased copy number variation (CNV) log2 ratio for the COLQ gene in chromosome 3. (D) Exon-level CNV summary table shows the start and end position of deletion (984 base pairs) in the COLQ gene, which indicates 1 copy deletion of exons 14 and 15. SNR.db: signal noise ratio expressed in decibels; CNV.ratio: copy number ratio converted from CNV.log2ratio. CNV.ratio of 1 indicates no copy number change. (E) TaqMan Copy Number Assay results confirm exon deletions in the COLQ gene in the proband, which is also found in her mother (data not shown). Longer PCR cycle number (X-axis) denotes 1 ...
Authors. Stéphanie Bauché, Seana ORegan, Yoshiteru Azuma, Fanny Laffargue, Grace McMacken, Damien Sternberg, Guy Brochier, Céline Buon, Nassima Bouzidi, Ana Topf, Emmanuelle Lacène, Ganaelle Remerand, Anne-Marie Beaufrere, Céline Pebrel-Richard, Julien Thevenon, Salima El Chehadeh-Djebbar, Laurence Faivre, Yannis Duffourd, Federica Ricci1, Tiziana Mongini, Chiara Fiorillo, Guja Astrea, Carmen Magdalena Burloiu, Niculina Butoianu, Carmen Sandu, Laurent Servais, Gisèle Bonne, Isabelle Nelson, Isabelle Desguerre, Marie-Christine Nougues, Benoit Bœuf, Norma Romero, Jocelyn Laporte, Anne Boland, Doris Lechner, Jean-François Deleuze, Bertrand Fontaine, Laure Strochlic, Hanns Lochmuller, Bruno Eymard, Michèle Mayer, Sophie Nicole. Journal. American Journal of Human Genetics, volume 99, pages 1-9 Publication date. September 2016. Abstract. The neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is one of the best-studied cholinergic synapses. Inherited defects of peripheral neurotransmission result in congenital ...
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Author(s): Maselli, Ricardo A; Vázquez, Jessica; Schrumpf, Leah; Arredondo, Juan; Lara, Marian; Strober, Jonathan B; Pytel, Peter; Wollmann, Robert L; Ferns, Michael | Abstract: BackgroundMonogenic defects of synaptic vesicle (SV) homeostasis have been implicated in many neurologic diseases, including autism, epilepsy, and movement disorders. In addition, abnormal vesicle exocytosis has been associated with several endocrine dysfunctions.MethodsWe report an 11 year old girl with learning disabilities, tremors, ataxia, transient hyperglycemia, and muscle fatigability responsive to albuterol sulfate. Failure of neuromuscular transmission was confirmed by single fiber electromyography. Electron microscopy of motor nerve terminals revealed marked reduction in SV density, double-membrane-bound sacs containing SVs, abundant endosomes, and degenerative lamellar bodies. The patient underwent whole exome sequencing (WES) and relevant sequence variants were expressed and studied in a mammalian cell line
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Natera-de Benito D., Töpf A., Vilchez JJ., González-Quereda L., Domínguez-Carral J., Díaz-Manera J., Ortez C., Bestué M., Gallano P., Dusl M., Abicht A., Müller JS., Senderek J., García-Ribes A., Muelas N., Evangelista T., Azuma Y., McMacken G., Paipa Merchan A., Rodríguez Cruz PM., Camacho A., Jiménez E., Miranda-Herrero MC., Santana-Artiles A., García-Campos O., Dominguez-Rubio R., Olivé M., Colomer J., Beeson D., Lochmüller H., Nascimento A ...
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The small signalling adaptor protein Dok-7 has recently been reported as an essential protein of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). Mutations resulting in partial loss of Dok-7 activity cause a distinct limb-girdle subtype of the inherited NMJ disorder congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMSs), whereas complete loss of Dok-7 results in a lethal phenotype in both mice and humans. Here we describe the zebrafish orthologue of Dok-7 and study its in vivo function. Dok-7 deficiency leads to motility defects in zebrafish embryos and larvae. The relative importance of Dok-7 at different stages of NMJ development varies; it is crucial for the earliest step, the formation of acetylcholine receptor (AChR) clusters in the middle of the muscle fibre prior to motor neuron contact. At later stages, presence of Dok-7 is not absolutely essential, as focal and non-focal synapses do form when Dok-7 expression is downregulated. These contacts however are smaller than in the wild-type zebrafish, reminiscent of the ...
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The gene, GFPT1, is crucial in causing a variation of Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS) which gained media attention recently with the plight of baby RB, who was at the centre of a right-to-life legal dispute. CMS is a rare genetic condition affecting the way signals travel between the brain and muscles which can cause paralysis and in some cases death. It affects one in every 500,000 births and the severity of the condition varies, depending on where the fault lies in the complex signals between the nerves and the muscles.. The variation of CMS identified by the team of international researchers, GFPT1, tends to develop in the first ten years of life with patients losing muscle strength and control in their hips and shoulders or arms and legs.. The identification of this gene means that doctors can order genetic analysis and confirm the condition allowing earlier treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors, explained Professor Hanns Lochmüller of the Institute of Human Genetics at ...
Accumulation of specific proteins at synaptic structures is essential for synapse assembly and function, but mechanisms regulating local protein enrichment remain poorly understood. At the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), subsynaptic nuclei underlie motor axon terminals within extrafusal muscle fibers and are transcriptionally distinct from neighboring nuclei. In this study, we show that expression of the ETS transcription factor Erm is highly concentrated at subsynaptic nuclei, and its mutation in mice leads to severe downregulation of many genes with normally enriched subsynaptic expression. Erm mutant mice display an expansion of the muscle central domain in which acetylcholine receptor (AChR) clusters accumulate, show gradual fragmentation of AChR clusters, and exhibit symptoms of muscle weakness mimicking congenital myasthenic syndrome (CMS). Together, our findings define Erm as an upstream regulator of a transcriptional program selective to subsynaptic nuclei at the NMJ and underscore the importance
QMG). At the FDAs request, the trial will also enroll up to 10 generalized myasthenia gravis patients who will be assessed with the same clinical endpoints, but achieving statistical significance in this subgroup of patients is not required and only summary statistics will be provided. Catalyst anticipates that enrollment in this trial will commence in the first quarter of 2018, and that it will take about 12 months to complete the enrollment for the trial.. Phase 3 clinical trial (CMS-001) evaluating Firdapse for the treatment of Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes (CMS). Catalyst recently reported that it expects to report top-line data from its ongoing clinical trial evaluating Firdapse for the treatment of CMS in the first half of 2018, and Catalyst continues to believe that this timeline remains accurate. Catalyst also hopes to include in any NDA that it submits for Firdapse for LEMS those limited types of CMS that are generally considered mechanistically similar to LEMS. Catalyst intends to ...
Methods We established four target gene panels, each covering all exonic and flanking regions of genes involved in the pathogenesis of the following muscle diseases: (1) muscular dystrophy (MD), (2) congenital myopathy/congenital myasthenic syndrome, (3) metabolic myopathy and (4) myopathy with protein aggregations/rimmed vacuoles. We assigned one panel to each patient based on the results of clinical and histological analyses of biopsied muscle samples and performed high-throughput sequencing by using Ion PGM next-generation sequencer. We also performed protein analysis to confirm defective proteins in patients with major muscular dystrophies. Further, we performed muscle-derived cDNA analysis to identify splice-site mutations. ...
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Results Three newly characterized and 57 reported patients with SCCMS with mutations of AChR subunits were included. In patients with R-CMAP, the length of channel opening bursts of mutant AChR was increased 8.68 ± 2.82 (mean ± SD)-fold compared to wild-type; in patients without R-CMAP, the length was increased 3.84 ± 0.65-fold (95% confidence interval 3.18-6.50, p = 0.000014). The EPP amplitude after refractory period of action potential in muscle fiber is above the threshold in patients with R-CMAP but below the threshold in patients without R-CMAP. In patients with good results from channel blocker therapy, treatment was initiated 11.60 ± 5.17 years after onset of symptoms; in patients with no to moderate benefit from channel blocker therapy, treatment was initiated 30.70 ± 12.72 years after onset (95% confidence interval −28.57 to −9.63, p = 0.00089). ...
Principal Investigator:MOTOMURA Masakatsu, Project Period (FY):2003 - 2004, Research Category:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Section:一般, Research Field:Neurology
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Auditory function declines with age, with reductions in threshold sensitivity and speech discrimination, particularly in noise, commonly observed (Working Group on Speech Understanding, Committee on Hearing, Bioacoustics, and Biomechanics, 1988; Goŕdon-Salant, 2005). Understanding of the cellular changes that lead to these outcomes remains fragmentary, and clinical assessments provide an incomplete picture of the sites of involvement and the perceptual impacts of auditory aging.. The loss of threshold sensitivity that accompanies auditory aging is primarily peripheral in origin, and often sensory (i.e., related to hair cell damage or loss) in nature. Much experimental effort has focused on correlating such age-related threshold shifts with hair cell loss, and therapeutic interventions have concentrated on improving audibility through amplification. However, threshold sensitivity loss is not the only, and arguably not the primary, handicapping dysfunction of auditory aging. Aging listeners ...
Florida born and Maine grown, my life has been atypical. Suffering a very early loss of my young mother when I was 4, I started the path less traveled. My first autoimmune diagnosis was at the age of 28, which has led to juggling multiple autoimmune diseases (Hashimotos, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis and most recently LEMS- Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome). I am officially now classified as having
When an action potential arrives at the presynaptic terminal, voltage gated calcium channels are activated, allowing calcium to enter the terminal and trigger the release of acetylcholine into the synaptic cleft. In the Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome antibodies are directed against these calcium channels, resulting in reduced acetylcholine release.. Autoimmune myasthenia gravis has long been known to be caused by antibodies directed against subunits of the acetylcholine receptor. Transient neonatal myasthenia and recurrent neonatal arthrogryposis (secondary to reduced fetal movement in utero) may be caused by transplacental transfer of these maternal antibodies. These paediatric disorders can be prevented or ameliorated by appropriate treatment of the mother.. Congenital myasthenic syndromes are caused by a variety of abnormalities in neuromuscular transmission.19 In the slow channel syndrome, dominantly inherited mutations in channel subunits lead to prolonged channel opening and ...
Previous research has demonstrated possible efficacy of Ephedrine in the treatment of congenital myasthenia caused by end-plate acetylcholinesterase deficiency.. The aim of the current study is to test the hypothesis that Ephedrine may be beneficial to these patients.. To test this hypothesis we will perform a double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study clinical efficacy and safety study.. Drug naïve patients who agree to participate will be randomized to two groups. Each group will be treated in a blinded manner for 5 weeks with either placebo or Ephedrine HCl in an escalating dose up to 100 mg per day divided in two doses. After five weeks the groups will cross over and continue treatment or placebo for a further five weeks.. Evaluations of strength and fatiguability will be done at baseline, at the end of each five week period and after a further two weeks.. Safety will be assessed weekly by the investigators using interview and physical examination.. Outcome measures will include ...
Press Release issued Feb 14, 2017: Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS) exceptional autoimmune syndrome involving improper transmission at neuromuscular junction with the key clinical symptom of muscle weakness. Weakness in muscles in LEMS is caused due to autoantibodies to voltage gated calcium channels resulting in reduction of acetylcholine released from terminals of the nerve. The necessary knowledge of elusive clinical features and laboratory oddities makes the early identification of LEMS possible. Early detection of LEMS is principally significant due to its strong correlation with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Even though LEMS can arise at any point in the path of SCLC, it serves as a marker for early detection of the disease, and thus permits better opportunity for treatment of such malignancy. Patients with LEMS should be examined and then treated by both a neurologist and if appropriate, an oncologist. In case of the diagnosis the principal concern must be appropriate treatment of
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is a disorder of the neuromuscular junction-the site where nerve cells meet muscle cells and help activate the muscles. It is caused by a disruption of electrical impulses between these nerve and muscle cells. LEMS is an autoimmune condition; in such disorders the immune system, which normally protects the body from foreign organisms, mistakenly attacks the bodys own tissues. The disruption of electrical impulses is associated with antibodies produced as a consequence of this autoimmunity. Symptoms include muscle weakness, a tingling sensation in the affected areas, fatigue, and dry mouth. LEMS is closely associated with cancer, in particular small cell lung cancer. More than half the individuals diagnosed with LEMS also develop small cell lung cancer. LEMS may appear up to 3 years before cancer is diagnosed.. ...
Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS) is rare neurological disorder that results in muscle weakness and limited reflex activity. More than half of LE
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prognosis in patients with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) without small cell lung cancer (SCLC), and to analyse longitudinal clinical, electrophysiological, and immunological data on each patient to establish prognostic factors for long term outcome. METHODS: The retrospective and part prospective study of 47 patients with LEMS was undertaken from data recorded during visits to a specialist neuromuscular clinic. Serial measurements of muscle strength score in shoulder abduction, elbow extension and hip flexion, compound muscle action potential (CMAP) amplitude, and postcontraction increment in abductor digiti minimi (ADM), and anti-P/Q-type voltage gated calcium channel (VGCC) antibody titre were made at each visit. RESULTS: Muscle strength scores were improved in 88% of patients after a median duration of immunosuppressive treatment of 6 years (range 1.3 to 17 years); anti-VGCC antibody titres fell in 52% after treatment; and mean resting CMAP amplitude improved
Multiple treatment options are available to improve symptoms and sometimes of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome and produce remission.
Pyridostigmine is used to treat muscle weakness in people with myasthenia gravis or forms of congenital myasthenic syndrome and to combat the effects of curariform drug toxicity. Pyridostigmine bromide has been FDA approved for military use during combat situations as an agent to be given prior to exposure to the nerve agent Soman in order to increase survival. Used in particular during the first Gulf War, pyridostigmine bromide has been implicated as a causal factor in Gulf War syndrome ...
In an autoimmune disease, your bodys immune system mistakes your own body for a foreign object. Your immune system produces antibodies that attack your body.. In LEMS, your body attacks nerve endings that control the amount of acetylcholine your body releases. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that triggers muscle contractions. Muscle contractions allow you to make voluntary movements such as walking, wiggling your fingers, and shrugging your shoulders.. Specifically, your body attacks a protein called voltage gated calcium channel (VGCC). VGCC is required for the release of acetylcholine. You dont produce enough acetylcholine when VGCC is attacked, so your muscles are unable to work properly.. Many cases of LEMS are associated with lung cancer. Researchers believe that the cancer cells produce the VGCC protein. This causes your immune system to make antibodies against VGCC. These antibodies then attack both the cancer cells and the muscle cells. Anyone can develop LEMS in their lifetime, ...
In an autoimmune disease, your bodys immune system mistakes your own body for a foreign object. Your immune system produces antibodies that attack your body.. In LEMS, your body attacks nerve endings that control the amount of acetylcholine your body releases. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that triggers muscle contractions. Muscle contractions allow you to make voluntary movements such as walking, wiggling your fingers, and shrugging your shoulders.. Specifically, your body attacks a protein called voltage gated calcium channel (VGCC). VGCC is required for the release of acetylcholine. You dont produce enough acetylcholine when VGCC is attacked, so your muscles are unable to work properly.. Many cases of LEMS are associated with lung cancer. Researchers believe that the cancer cells produce the VGCC protein. This causes your immune system to make antibodies against VGCC. These antibodies then attack both the cancer cells and the muscle cells. Anyone can develop LEMS in their lifetime, ...
There is no cure for LEMS, as scientists have not yet figured out how to selectively stop the autoimmune attack on motor nerve terminal calcium channels and other nerve terminal proteins targeted by LEMS. Therefore, symptomatic treatments for neuromuscular weakness that results from LEMS are favored.
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There is a good reason for my posting this in the PHP board here, and Ill get to that shortly. Are any of you familiar with this CMS, cmsfromscratch? I really like this CMS, it has some fantastic features that I have yet to see in any other CMS/CMF. The way that you just design your site using HTML/CSS normally and then just break it up into includes and use it to define templates is extremely easy to work with. You dont end up feeling limited by the CMS at all. Sure other CMSs can
no worse than installing apache. If installation becomes this easy (a one line command), then it might be a good idea to add a warning along the lines of You have finished installing the content management system (CMS) samizdat. If you use samizdat or any other CMS in production on the world wide web, be careful of the security settings and read the documentation carefully, since you are giving external users access to writing files on your computer, which is intrinsically a risk to your system. We believe that samizdat is reasonably secure, but no system is perfect and if you modify things without understanding them, you might be able to create a security hole. Hmmm, well, this is too long for an install note. Maybe something shorter like You have finished installing the content management system (CMS) samizdat. Although we believe that samizdat is probably securer than many other CMSs because of its general design and development strategy, the more that you read the documentation and think ...
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