Analysis of the GCG repeat length in NIPA1 gene in C9orf72 -mediated ALS in a large Italian ALS cohort

In conclusion, we did not confirm a role ofNIPA1 repeat length as a modifier of theC9orf72 ALS disease risk.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Contributors : Aaron Gordon ; Daniel H GeschwindSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mus musculusCYFIP1, a protein that interacts with FMRP and regulates protein synthesis and actin dynamics, is over-expressed in Dup15q syndrome as well as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While CYFIP1 heterozygosity has been rigorously studied due to its loss in 15q11.2 deletion, Prader-Willi and Angelman syndrome, the effects of CYFIP1 over-expression, as is observed in patients with CYFIP1 duplication are less well understood. Here, we developed a mouse model of human CYFIP1 overexpression (CYFIP1 OE)...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
We present a patient with childhood idiopathic generalised epilepsy (IGE) who later developed HSP. She rapidly deteriorated 27  years later with clinically definite amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Her family history included HSP, IGE and motor neurone disease. Genetic testing identified a pathogenic variant in theNIPA1 gene associated with spastic paraplegia 6 (SPG6). This case provides the first description ofNIPA1 in a family with epilepsy, ALS and thus complex HSP.
Source: Neurogenetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that the CSBS-ITC communicates different information about the reliability of stability versus change, in low-risk control and NGS samples, respectively, and that psychometric approaches like Generalizability Theory can provide more complete information about the reliability of existing measures and inform decisions about how measures are used in research on early development in NGS.
Source: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ierlorenzo Pallante Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) represents one the most aggressive neoplasias in humans, and, nowadays, limited advances have been made to extend the survival and reduce the mortality of ATC. Thus, the identification of molecular mechanism underlying its progression is needed. Here, we evaluated the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) expression profile of nine ATC in comparison with five normal thyroid tissues by a lncRNA microarray. By this analysis, we identified 19 upregulated and 28 downregulated lncRNAs with a fold change >1.1 or <−1.1 and p-value < 0.05, in ATC samp...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Mental Disorder;   Fetus Disorder Intervention:   Sponsor:   National Cheng-Kung University Hospital Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Zhou Q, Yu Q, Gong Y, Liu Z, Xu H, Wang Y, Shi Y Abstract Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that impairs the quality of life of affected patients. Emerging studies indicate that certain long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have important roles in psoriasis. However, the exact functions of lncRNAs and their regulatory mechanisms as competitive endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) in psoriasis have remained to be fully elucidated. In the present study, differentially expressed lncRNAs, microRNAs (miRNAs) and mRNAs were identified by analyzing public datasets, and a psoriasis-associated lncRNA-miRNA-mRNA networ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
European Journal of Human Genetics, Published online: 24 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41431-019-0435-0Update of the EMQN/ACGS best practice guidelines for molecular analysis of Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes
Source: European Journal of Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionOverall, this research identifies the behavioral and molecular consequences ofCYFIP1 overexpression and how they contribute to the variable phenotype seen in Dup15q syndrome and in ASD patients with excess CYFIP1.
Source: Molecular Autism - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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