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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-828312

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OBJECTIVE@#To detect potential variant in an ethical Han Chinese pedigree affected with breast cancer.@*METHODS@#The proband and her relatives were subjected to next-generation sequencing using a target capture sequencing kit containing 121 cancer-related genes. Candidate variants were selected by analysis of their type, frequency in population, and segregation with the phenotype. Candidate variant was verified by Sanger sequencing and TA cloning.@*RESULTS@#A c.2013_2014ins GT variant was detected in the BRCA1 gene among all breast cancer patients from this pedigree but not among healthy females. The variant was not recorded in the 1000 Genome Project database or the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) database. The frameshifting insertion was predicted to form an premature stop codon in gene transcript and can give rise to a truncated protein.@*CONCLUSION@#The BRCA1 c.2013_2014ins GT variant probably underlies the pathogenesis of breast cancer in this Chinese pedigree.


Subject(s)
Asian Continental Ancestry Group , BRCA1 Protein , Genetics , Breast Neoplasms , Genetics , Exome , Female , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Humans , Pedigree , Phenotype
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-828228

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OBJECTIVE@#To choose the disease-causing gene in a Chinese pedigree with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by whole-exome sequencing (WES), and provide theory basis for mechanism of disease.@*METHODS@#Clinical data of AS pedigree were collected, including 2 males, the age were 48 and 18 years old, the course of disease were 23 and 4 years. Whole blood genomic DNA of AS was extracted to perform whole exome sequencing, the results were compared with human databases, common variations which had been reported were wiped out, then non synonymous single nucleotide variants(SNVs) from the family members were combined, and candidate genes was selected initially.@*RESULTS@#Totally 80 G data was obtained from AS family with high quality.By comparing results between patient and normal subject, and filtering with number of biological database, the result showed heterozygous mutation of JAK2 gene 12 exon c.1709 A>G (p.Tyr570Cys) may be the potential disease-causing gene. The variant c.1151T>C of MUC3A gene may be one of the causes of intestinal symptoms in the family members.@*CONCLUSION@#It is feasible to find t candidate gene mutations of AS by Exon sequencing. The mutation c.1709 A>G in gene JAK2 identified by whole exome sequencing might be the pathogenic mutation in this AS pedigree.


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Exome , Humans , Male , Mucin-3 , Mutation , Pedigree , Spondylitis, Ankylosing , Whole Exome Sequencing
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826548

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OBJECTIVE@#To detect pathological variant in a Chinese pedigree affected with congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA).@*METHODS@#Next generation sequencing (NGS) was used to scan the whole exome of the proband. Potential variant of the FBN2 gene was also detected in all members of the pedigree and 100 healthy controls by Sanger sequencing. With the determination of the genotype, prenatal diagnosis was carried out by amniotic fluid sampling.@*RESULTS@#A c.3528C>A (p.Asn1176Lys) variant was identified in the FBN2 gene of the proband, other patients from this pedigree, as well as the fetus. The same variant was not found among healthy members from this pedigree and the 100 healthy controls.@*CONCLUSION@#The c.3528C>A (p.Asn1176Lys) variant of the FBN2 gene probably underlies the pathogenesis of CCA in our case. The new variant has enriched pathological spectrum of the FBN2 gene.


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Arachnodactyly , Genetics , Contracture , Genetics , Exome , Female , Fibrillin-2 , Genetics , Humans , Mutation , Pedigree , Pregnancy , Prenatal Diagnosis
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-785397

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BACKGROUND: Pathogenic variants of USH1C, encoding a PDZ-domain-containing protein called harmonin, have been known to cause autosomal recessive syndromic or nonsyndromic hearing loss (NSHL). We identified a causative gene in a large Korean family with NSHL showing a typical pattern of autosomal dominant (AD) inheritance.METHODS: Exome sequencing was performed for five affected and three unaffected individuals in this family. Following identification of a candidate gene variant, segregation analysis and functional studies, including circular dichroism and biolayer interferometry experiments, were performed.RESULTS: A novel USH1C heterozygous missense variant (c.667G>T;p.Gly223Cys) was shown to segregate with the NSHL phenotype in this family. This variant affects an amino acid residue located in the highly conserved carboxylate-binding loop of the harmonin PDZ2 domain and is predicted to disturb the interaction with cadherin-related 23 (cdh23). The affinity of the variant PDZ2 domain for a biotinylated synthetic peptide containing the PDZ-binding motif of cdh23 was approximately 16-fold lower than that of the wild-type PDZ2 domain and that this inaccessibility of the binding site was caused by a conformational change in the variant PDZ2 domain.CONCLUSIONS: A heterozygous variant of USH1C that interferes with the interaction between cdh23 and harmonin causes novel AD-NSHL.


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Binding Sites , Circular Dichroism , Exome , Hearing Loss , Hearing , Humans , Interferometry , Phenotype , Wills
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-785340

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PURPOSE: While there is an urgent need for diagnosis and therapeutic intervention in patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs), current genetic tests have drawbacks. We retrospectively reviewed the usefulness of flow cytometry (FCM) as a quick tool for immunophenotyping and functional assays in patients suspected to have PIDs at a single tertiary care institute.METHODS: Between January 2001 and June 2018, patients suspected of having PIDs were subjected to FCM tests, including lymphocyte subset analysis, detection of surface- or intracellular-target proteins, and functional analysis of immune cells, at Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. The genetic diagnosis was performed using Sanger or diagnostic exome sequencing.RESULTS: Of 60 patients diagnosed with definite or probable PID according to the European Society of Immune Deficiencies criteria, 24 patients were provided with useful information about immunological dysfunction after initial FCM testing. In 10 patients, the PID diagnosis was based on abnormal findings in FCM testing without genetic tests. The FCM findings provided strong evidence for the diagnosis of severe combined immunodeficiency (n = 6), X-linked chronic granulomatous diseases (CGD) (n = 6), leukocyte adhesion deficiency type 1 (n = 3), X-linked agammaglobulinemia (n = 11), autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome-FASLG (n = 1), and familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis type 2 (n = 1), and probable evidence for autosomal recessive-CGD (n = 2), autosomal dominant-hyper-immunoglobulin E (IgE)-syndrome (n = 1), and STAT1 gain-of-function mutation (n = 1). In PIDs derived from PIK3CD (n = 2), LRBA (n = 2), and CTLA4 mutations (n = 3), the FCM test provided useful evidence of immune abnormalities and a tool for treatment monitoring.CONCLUSIONS: The initial application of FCM, particularly with known protein targets on immune cells, would facilitate the timely diagnosis of PIDs and thus would support clinical decisions and improve the clinical outcome.


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Agammaglobulinemia , Diagnosis , Exome , Flow Cytometry , Genetic Testing , Granulomatous Disease, Chronic , Humans , Immunophenotyping , Korea , Leukocytes , Lymphocyte Subsets , Lymphohistiocytosis, Hemophagocytic , Phenotype , Retrospective Studies , Seoul , Severe Combined Immunodeficiency , Tertiary Healthcare
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-738617

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PURPOSE: To discuss the clinical course and diagnosis of corneal dysplasia in a xeroderma pigmentosum patient based on a genetic evaluation. CASE SUMMARY: A 42-year-old female visited our clinic for decreased left visual acuity and corneal opacity. She had undergone several surgeries previously due to the presence of basosquamous carcinoma in the left lower eyelid, neurofibroma, and malignant melanoma of the facial skin. The patient showed repeated corneal surface problems, with a suspicious dendritic lesion; however, antiviral therapy was ineffective, and herpes simplex virus polymerase chain reaction results were negative. Despite regular follow-ups, the patient showed neovascularization around the corneal limbus and an irregular corneal surface. We performed corneal debridement with autologous serum eye drops for treatment. The patient's visual acuity and corneal surface improved after the procedure. The impression cytology result was corneal dysplasia. In whole exome sequencing, two pathogenic variants and one likely pathogenic variant of the POLH gene were detected. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first genetically identified xeroderma pigmentosum case with ophthalmological lesions of the eyelid and cornea in Korea. Debridement of the irregular corneal surface and autologous serum eye drop administration in xeroderma pigmentosum could be helpful for improving visual acuity.


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Adult , Carcinoma, Basosquamous , Cornea , Corneal Opacity , Debridement , Diagnosis , Exome , Eyelids , Female , Follow-Up Studies , Humans , Ichthyosis , Korea , Limbus Corneae , Melanoma , Neurofibroma , Ophthalmic Solutions , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Simplexvirus , Skin , Visual Acuity , Xeroderma Pigmentosum
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Journal of Breast Cancer ; : 131-140, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-738409

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When faced with a case of bilateral breast cancer (BBC), understanding how to differentiate bilateral primary breast cancer from contralateral metastatic breast cancer is essential for treatment, but clear identification criteria have not been established to date. Diverse events play different roles in the therapy and prognosis of BBC; hence, it is of great significance to detect a more comprehensive and convincing technique to make an accurate differential diagnosis. We report a rare case of synchronous BBC in a 61-year-old Chinese woman. Based on her clinical and pathological features and the use of whole exome sequencing and cancer genome analysis, we concluded that the patient developed contralateral metastatic breast cancer which metastasized from left to right. Therefore, together with clinical, pathological and cancer genomics information, we could precisely define the origin and evolution of BBC.


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Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Breast Neoplasms , Breast , Diagnosis , Diagnosis, Differential , Exome , Female , Genome , Genomics , Humans , Middle Aged , Neoplasm Metastasis , Prognosis
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-719420

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PURPOSE: Germline mutations within melanoma susceptibility genes are present only in minority of melanoma patients and it is expected that additional genes will be discovered with next generation sequence technology and whole-exome sequencing (WES). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Herein we performed WES on a cohort of 96 unrelated Polish patients with melanoma diagnosed under the age of 40 years who all screened negative for the presence of CDKN2A variants. A replication study using a set of 1,200 melanoma patient DNA samples and similarly large series of healthy controls was undertaken. RESULTS: We selected 21 potentially deleterious variants in 20 genes (VRK1, MYCT1, DNAH14, CASC3, MS4A12, PRC1, WWOX, CARD6, EXO5, CASC3, CASP8AP2, STK33, SAMD11, CNDP2, CPNE1, EFCAB6, CABLES1, LEKR1, NUDT17, and RRP15), which were identified by WES and confirmed by Sanger sequencing for an association study. Evaluation of the allele distribution among carriers and their relatives in available family trios revealed that these variants were unlikely to account for many familial cases of melanoma. Replication study revealed no statistically significant differences between cases and controls. CONCLUSION: Although most of the changes seemed to be neutral we could not exclude an association between variants in VRK1, CREB3L3, EXO5, and STK33 with melanoma risk.


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Alleles , Cohort Studies , DNA , Exome , Frameshift Mutation , Germ-Line Mutation , Humans , Incidence , Melanoma , Poland
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-772014

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OBJECTIVE@#To report on a case of 10p15.3 microdeletion syndrome and to explore its clinical and molecular characteristics.@*METHODS@#The patient was subjected to whole exome sequencing (WES), with his clinical features discussed in the light of literature review.@*RESULTS@#The patient presented with global developmental delay, hypotonia, autistic-like traits, mild facial dysmorphism and other features including short stature, small hands and feet, congenital heart disease and feeding difficulty. WES has detected deletions of ZMYND11, DIP2C, LARP4B, TUBB8, GTPBP4, IDI2, IDI1, WOR37 and ADARB2 genes on the short arm of chromosome 10. Among these, ZMYND11 gene been previously associated with intellectual disability.@*CONCLUSION@#The patient's phenotype was closely correlated with that of 10p15.3 microdeletion syndrome. Haploinsufficiency of the ZMYND11 gene may underlie the manifestations of 10p15.3 microdeletion syndrome.


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Carrier Proteins , Chromosome Deletion , Chromosomes, Human, Pair 10 , Exome , GTP-Binding Proteins , Humans , Intellectual Disability , Nuclear Proteins , Phenotype , Tubulin , Whole Exome Sequencing
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Yonsei Medical Journal ; : 395-398, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-742542

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Genitopatellar syndrome (GPS) is a rare disorder characterized by patellar hypoplasia, flexion contractures of the lower limbs, psychomotor retardation and genital and renal anomalies. We report the case of a female infant diagnosed with GPS to a KAT6B gene mutation, which was identified using whole exome sequencing.


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Contracture , Exome , Female , Humans , Infant , Korea , Lower Extremity
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Yonsei Medical Journal ; : 308-311, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-742530

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Succinyl-CoA:3-ketoacid CoA transferase (SCOT) deficiency is a rare inborn error of ketone body utilization, characterized by episodic or permanent ketosis. SCOT deficiency is caused by mutations in the OXCT1 gene, which is mapped to 5p13 and consists of 17 exons. A 12-month-old girl presented with severe ketoacidosis and was treated with continuous renal replacement therapy. She had two previously unrecognized mild-form episodes of ketoacidosis followed by febrile illness. While high levels of ketone bodies were found in her blood and urine, other laboratory investigations, including serum glucose, were unremarkable. We identified novel compound heterozygous mutations in OXCT1:c.1118T>G (p.Ile373Ser) and a large deletion ranging from exon 8 to 16 through targeted exome sequencing and microarray analysis. This is the first Korean case of SCOT deficiency caused by novel mutations in OXCT1, resulting in life-threatening ketoacidosis. In patients with unexplained episodic ketosis, or high anion gap metabolic acidosis in infancy, an inherited disorder in ketone body metabolism should be suspected.


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Acid-Base Equilibrium , Acidosis , Blood Glucose , Exome , Exons , Female , Humans , Infant , Ketone Bodies , Ketosis , Metabolism , Microarray Analysis , Renal Replacement Therapy , Transferases
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-765174

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Spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type 1 (SMARD1) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by a defect in the immunoglobulin mu binding protein 2 (IGHMBP2) gene, leading to motor neuron degeneration. We identified an infant with SMARD1 by targeted exome sequencing from a consanguineous Syrian family having a history of recurrent infant deaths. The patient initially presented intrauterine growth retardation, poor sucking, failure to thrive, and respiratory failure at the age of two months, and an inborn error of metabolism was suspected at first. Over a period of one month, the infant showed rapid progression of distal muscular weakness with hand and foot contractures, which were suggestive of neuromuscular disease. Using targeted exome sequencing, the mutation in IGHMBP2 was confirmed, although the first report was normal. Targeted exome sequencing enabled identification of the genetic cause of recurrent mysterious deaths in the consanguineous family. Additionally, it is suggested that a detailed phenotypic description and communication between bioinformaticians and clinicians is important to reduce false negative results in exome sequencing.


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Carrier Proteins , Contracture , Exome , Failure to Thrive , Fetal Growth Retardation , Foot , Hand , Humans , Immunoglobulins , Infant Death , Infant , Metabolism , Motor Neurons , Muscle Weakness , Muscular Atrophy, Spinal , Neuromuscular Diseases , Respiratory Insufficiency
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-764505

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KBG syndrome is an autosomal dominant syndrome presenting with macrodontia, distinctive facial features, skeletal anomalies, and neurological problems caused by mutations in the ankyrin repeat domain 11 (ANKRD11) gene. The diagnosis of KBG is difficult in very young infants as the characteristic macrodontia and typical facial features are not obvious. The youngest patient diagnosed to date was almost one year of age. We here describe a 2-month-old Korean boy with distinctive craniofacial features but without any evidence of macrodontia due to his very early age. He also had a congenital megacolon without ganglion cells in the rectum. A de novo deletion of exons 5–9 of the ANKRD11 gene was identified in this patient by exome sequencing and real-time genomic polymerase chain reaction. As ANKRD11 is involved in the development of myenteric plexus, a bowel movement disorder including a congenital megacolon is not surprising in a patient with KBG syndrome and has possibly been overlooked in past cases.


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Ankyrin Repeat , Diagnosis , Exome , Exons , Ganglion Cysts , Hirschsprung Disease , Humans , Infant , Male , Movement Disorders , Myenteric Plexus , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Rectum
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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 1117-1127, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-763168

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PURPOSE: Recurrence and chemoresistance (CR) are the leading causes of death in patients with high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) of the ovary. The aim of this study was to identify genetic changes associated with CR mechanisms using a patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mouse model and genetic sequencing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To generate a CR HGSC PDX tumor, mice bearing subcutaneously implanted HGSC PDX tumors were treated with paclitaxel and carboplatin. We compared gene expression and mutations between chemosensitive (CS) and CR PDX tumors with whole exome and RNA sequencing and selected candidate genes. Correlations between candidate gene expression and clinicopathological variables were explored using the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database and the Human Protein Atlas (THPA). RESULTS: Three CR and four CS HGSC PDX tumor models were successfully established. RNA sequencing analysis of the PDX tumors revealed that 146 genes were significantly up-regulated and 54 genes down-regulated in the CR group compared with the CS group. Whole exome sequencing analysis showed 39 mutation sites were identified which only occurred in CR group. Differential expression of SAP25,HLA-DPA1, AKT3, and PIK3R5 genes and mutation of TMEM205 and POLR2A may have important functions in the progression of ovarian cancer chemoresistance. According to TCGA data analysis, patients with high HLA-DPA1 expression were more resistant to initial chemotherapy (p=0.030; odds ratio, 1.845). CONCLUSION: We successfully established CR ovarian cancer PDX mouse models. PDX-based genetic profiling study could be used to select some candidate genes that could be targeted to overcome chemoresistance of ovarian cancer.


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Animals , Carboplatin , Cause of Death , Drug Therapy , Exome , Female , Gene Expression , Genome , Heterografts , Humans , Mice , Odds Ratio , Ovarian Neoplasms , Ovary , Paclitaxel , Recurrence , Sequence Analysis, RNA , Statistics as Topic
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-763121

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PURPOSE: Half of the world's gastric cancer cases and the highest gastric cancer mortality rates are observed in Eastern Asia. Although several genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have revealed susceptibility genes associated with gastric cancer, no GWASs have been conducted in the Korean population, which has the highest incidence of gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed genome scanning of 450 gastric cancer cases and 1,134 controls via Affymetrix Axiom Exome 319 arrays, followed by replication of 803 gastric cancer cases and 3,693 healthy controls. RESULTS: We showed that the rs2976394 in the prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) gene is a gastriccancer-susceptibility gene in a Korean population, with genome-wide significance and an odds ratio (OR) of 0.70 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.64 to 0.77). A strong linkage disequilibrium with rs2294008 was also found, indicating an association with susceptibility. Individuals with the CC genotype of the PSCA gene showed an approximately 2-fold lower risk of gastric cancer compared to those with the TT genotype (OR, 0.47; 95% CI, 0.39 to 0.57). The effect of the PSCA gene on gastric cancer was more prominent in the female population and for diffuse type gastric cancer. CONCLUSION: Our result confirmed that the PSCA gene may be the most important susceptibility gene for gastric cancer risk in a Korean population.


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Exome , Far East , Female , Genetic Variation , Genome , Genome-Wide Association Study , Genotype , Humans , Incidence , Linkage Disequilibrium , Mortality , Odds Ratio , Prostate , Stem Cells , Stomach Neoplasms
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-762621

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Vanishing white matter (VWM) disease is an autosomal recessive disorder that affects the central nervous system of a patient, and is caused by the development of pathogenic mutations in any of the EIF2B1-5 genes. Any dysfunction of the EIF2B1-5 gene encoded eIF2B causes stress-provoked episodic rapid neurological deterioration in the patient, followed by a chronic progressive disease course. We present the case of a patient with an infantile-onset VWM with the pre-described specific clinical course, subsequent neurological aggravation induced by each viral infection, and the noted consequent progression into a comatose state. Although the initial brain magnetic resonance imaging did not reveal specific pathognomonic signs of VWM to distinguish it from other types of demyelinating leukodystrophy, the next-generation sequencing studies identified heterozygous missense variants in EIF2B3, including a novel variant in exon 7 (C706G), as well as a 0.008% frequency reported variant in exon 2 (T89C). Hence, the characteristic of unbiased genomic sequencing can clinically affect patient care and decisionmaking, especially in terms of the consideration of genetic disorders such as leukoencephalopathy in pediatric patients.


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Brain , Central Nervous System , Coma , Eukaryotic Initiation Factor-2B , Exome , Exons , Humans , Leukoencephalopathies , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Patient Care , White Matter
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-762611

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Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is the most common endocrine disorder in neonates and infants with an incidence of one in 2,000 to one in 4,000 newborns. Primary CH can be caused by thyroid dysgenesis and thyroid dyshormonogenesis. CH due to a TG gene mutation is one cause of thyroid dyshormonogenesis and can be characterized by goitrous CH with absent or low levels of serum thyroglobulin (Tg). In the present case, a 15-day-old neonate was referred to us with elevated thyroid stimulating hormone detected during a neonatal screening test. At the age of 34 months, extensive genetic testing was performed, including targeted exome sequencing for hypothyroidism, and revealed compound heterozygous mutations in the TG gene. Sanger sequencing of both parents’ DNA samples revealed a c.3790T> C (p.Cys1264Arg) mutation located at exon 17 inherited from the mother, and a c.4057C> T (p.Gln1353*) mutation located at exon 19 was inherited from the father. The c.4057C> T (p.Gln1353*) mutation located at exon 19 has never been reported and, therefore, is a new discovery. We report a case of primary permanent CH with compound heterozygous mutations of the TG gene, including a novel mutation.


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Congenital Hypothyroidism , DNA , Exome , Exons , Fathers , Genetic Testing , Humans , Hypothyroidism , Incidence , Infant , Infant, Newborn , Mothers , Neonatal Screening , Thyroglobulin , Thyroid Dysgenesis , Thyroid Gland , Thyrotropin
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-762587

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Idiopathic infantile hypercalcemia is characterized by hypercalcemia, dehydration, vomiting, and failure to thrive, and it is due to mutations in 24-hydroxylase (CYP24A1). Recently, mutations in sodium-phosphate cotransporter (SLC34A1) expressed in the kidney were discovered as an additional cause of idiopathic infantile hypercalcemia. This report describes a female infant admitted for evaluation of nephrocalcinosis. She presented with hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, low intact parathyroid hormone level, and high 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 level. Exome sequencing identified novel compound heterozygous mutations in SLC34A1 (c.1337G>A, c.1483C>T). The patient was treated with fluids for hydration, furosemide, a corticosteroid, and restriction of calcium/vitamin D intake. At the age of 7 months, the patient's calcium level was within the normal range, and hypercalciuria waxed and waned. Renal echogenicity improved on the follow-up ultrasonogram, and developmental delay was not noted. In cases of hypercalcemia with subsequent hypercalciuria, DNA analysis for SLC34A1 gene mutations and CYP24A1 gene mutations should be performed. Further studies are required to obtain long-term data on hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis.


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Calcitriol , Calcium , Dehydration , DNA , Exome , Failure to Thrive , Female , Follow-Up Studies , Furosemide , Humans , Hypercalcemia , Hypercalciuria , Hypophosphatemia , Infant , Kidney , Nephrocalcinosis , Parathyroid Hormone , Reference Values , Sodium-Phosphate Cotransporter Proteins , Ultrasonography , Vitamin D , Vitamin D3 24-Hydroxylase , Vomiting
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-766742

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Autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS), which is caused by mutations in SACS gene, is a very rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the clinical triad of early onset cerebellar ataxia, pyramidal tract features, and sensorimotor polyneuropathy. Herein, we report a 35-year-old Korean male who presented with gait disturbance and lower extremity weakness. Neuroimaging and ophthalmologic evaluation revealed features consistent with ARSACS. Mutation in SACS gene was demonstrated in clinical exome sequence analysis and the patient was finally diagnosed as ARSACS.


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Adult , Ataxia , Cerebellar Ataxia , Exome , Gait , Humans , Lower Extremity , Male , Muscle Spasticity , Neurodegenerative Diseases , Neuroimaging , Polyneuropathies , Pyramidal Tracts , Sequence Analysis , Spinocerebellar Degenerations
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-766562

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Over the last two decades, the systemic treatment of cancer has evolved from cytotoxic chemotherapy to targeted therapy and now immunotherapy. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is entering clinical applications for cancer treatment through the help of more powerful computational analyses. The increasing number of targeted therapies approved by regulatory authorities (RAs) with or without biomarkers necessitates the screening of multiple biomarkers using NGS, which is now approved and reimbursed by Korean RAs for some types of malignancies. However, the clinical utility of NGS remains to be established as a prerequisite for its routine incorporation into clinical practice. Currently, the best scenario of NGS use in clinics is to enroll patients into clinical trials based on the detection of biomarkers, but this is only possible in the hospitals conducting the specific trial. The other scenario is the off-label use of a targeted drug, but this requires social consensus for future implementation. The clinical applications of NGS are expanding in terms of its platforms, from targeted sequencing to whole exome and RNA sequencing, and in terms of systemic therapy, from targeted therapy to immunotherapy. Research into tumor mutational burden and neoantigens is shedding new light on the clinical use of NGS in immunotherapy.


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Biomarkers , Consensus , Drug Therapy , Exome , Humans , Immunotherapy , Mass Screening , Off-Label Use , Sequence Analysis, RNA
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