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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-971418


Objective: To clarify the phenotypes of the newborns with SLC26A4 single-allele mutation in deafness genetic screening and second variant; to analyze the SLC26A4 genotype and hearing phenotype. Methods: 850 newborns born in Beijing from April 2015 to December 2019 were included and there were 468 males and 382 females. They received genetic deafness screening for 9 or 15 variants, with the result of SLC26A4 single-allele mutation. Firstly, three step deafness gene sequencing was adopted in this work, i.e., the first step was "SLC26A4 gene whole exons and splice sites" sequencing; the second step was "SLC26A4 gene promoter, FOXI1 gene and KCNJ10 gene whole exons" sequencing; and the third step was detection for "SLC26A4 gene copy number variation". Secondly, we collected the results of newborn hearing screening for all patients with the second mutation found in the three step test, and conducted audiological examinations, such as acoustic immittance, auditory brainstem response and auditory steady state response. Thirdly, for novel/VUS mutations, we searched the international deafness gene database or software, such as DVD, ClinVar and Mutation Taster, to predict the pathogenicity of mutations according to the ACMG guideline. Lastly, we analyzed the relationship between genotype and phenotype of newborns with SLC26A4 single allele mutation. Results: Among 850 cases, the median age of diagnosis was 4 months. In the first step, 850 cases were sequenced. A total of 32 cases (3.76%, 32/850) of a second variants were detected, including 18 cases (2.12%, 18/850) with identified pathogenic variants; 832 cases were sequenced and 8 cases of KCNJ10 gene missense variants were detected among the second step. No missense mutations in the FOXI1 gene and abnormal SLC26A4 gene promoter were detected; the third step sequencing results were all negative. Genotypes and hearing phenotypes included 18 cases combined with the second clear pathogenic variant, 16 cases (16/18) referred newborn hearing screening and 2 cases (2/18) passed in both ears; degree of hearing loss consisted of 18 profound ears (18/36), 13 severe ears (13/36) and 5 moderate ears (5/36); audiogram patterns comprised 17 high frequency drop ears (17/36), 14 flat ears (14/36), 3 undistinguished ears (3/36), and 2 U shaped ears (2/36); 11 cases underwent imaging examination, all of which were bilateral enlarged vestibular aqueduct. As for 22 cases of other genotypes, all passed neonatal hearing screening and the hearing diagnosis was normal, including 9 cases with VUS or possibly novel benign variants, 8 cases with KCNJ10 double gene heterozygous variants, and 5 cases with double heterozygous variants. Conclusions: The probability of individuals with SLC26A4 single-allele variant who merge with a second pathogenic variant is 2.12%, all of which are SNV, which can provide scientific basis for the genetic diagnosis and genetic counseling of SLC26A4 variants. Those who have merged with second pathogenic variant are all diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss. Patients with KCNJ10 gene mutations do not manifest hearing loss during the infancy, suggesting the need for further follow-up.

Female , Humans , Male , Infant, Newborn , Alleles , Deafness/genetics , DNA Copy Number Variations , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Genotype , Hearing Loss/genetics , Hearing Loss, Sensorineural/genetics , Mutation , Phenotype , Sulfate Transporters/genetics , Vestibular Aqueduct , Potassium Channels, Inwardly Rectifying/genetics
Int. j. morphol ; 40(3): 735-741, jun. 2022. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1385656


SUMMARY: This study is to investigate the regulation of Notch1 and Foxp1 by miR-34a in the development of psoriasis vulgaris. RT-PCR was used to compare the levels of miR-34a in the skin lesions of 20 patients with psoriasis vulgaris and 20 normal skin tissues. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression of Notch1 and Foxp1 in 51 patients with psoriasis vulgaris, which were further compared with that in 29 normal control tissues. In addition, in HaCaT cells, we used miR-34a mimics and inhibitors to overexpress and inhibit miR-34a, respectively, and detected the mRNA and protein levels of miR-34a, Notch1, and Foxp1. The level of miR-34a in the skin lesions of patients with psoriasis vulgaris was significantly higher than that in normal skin tissues (t=2.192, P<0.05). The positive rate of Notch1 in the skin lesions of patients with psoriasis vulgaris was 76.47 %, which was significantly higher than that in normal skin tissues (13.79 %) (t=29.215, P<0.01). The positive rate of FOXP1 in the psoriasis vulgaris group was 92.16 %, which was also significantly higher than that in the normal skin group (65.52 %) (t=9.087, P<0.01). In addition, overexpression of miR-34a significantly promoted the expression of Notch1 and Foxp1. However, inhibition of miR-34a significantly reduced Notch1 and Foxp1 levels. miR- 34a is highly expressed in the skin tissues of patients with psoriasis vulgaris, and may participate in the development of psoriasis vulgaris by regulating Notch1 and Foxp1.

RESUMEN: El objetivo de este estudio fue investigar la regulación de Notch1 y Foxp1 por miR-34a en el desarrollo de la psoriasis vulgar. Se utilizó RT-PCR con el fin de comparar los niveles de miR-34a en las lesiones cutáneas de 20 pacientes con psoriasis vulgar y 20 tejidos de piel normales. Se utilizó inmunohistoquímica para detectar la expresión de Notch1 y Foxp1 en 51 pacientes con psoriasis vulgar, que se compararon además con la de 29 tejidos normales control. Además, en las células HaCaT, usamos miméticos e inhibidores de miR-34a para sobreexpresar e inhibir miR-34a, respectivamente, y detectamos los niveles de ARNm y proteína de miR-34a, Notch1 y Foxp1. El nivel de miR- 34a en las lesiones cutáneas de pacientes con psoriasis vulgar fue significativamente mayor que en los tejidos normales de la piel (t=2,192, P<0,05). La tasa de positividad de Notch1 en las lesiones cutáneas de pacientes con psoriasis vulgar fue del 76,47 %, que fue significativamente mayor que la de los tejidos normales de la piel (13,79 %) (t=29,215, P<0,01). La tasa positiva de FOXP1 en el grupo de psoriasis vulgar fue del 92,16 %, que también fue significativamente mayor que la del grupo de piel normal (65,52 %) (t=9,087, P<0,01). Además, la sobreexpresión de miR-34a promovió significativamente la expresión de Notch1 y Foxp1. Sin embargo, la inhibición de miR-34a redujo de manera importante los niveles de Notch1 y Foxp1. miR-34a se expresa en gran medida en los tejidos de la piel en pacientes con psoriasis vulgar y puede participar en el desarrollo de la psoriasis vulgar mediante la regulación de Notch1 y Foxp1.

Humans , Psoriasis/genetics , MicroRNAs/genetics , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Receptor, Notch1/genetics , Psoriasis/metabolism , Immunohistochemistry , Transfection , Blotting, Western , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , MicroRNAs/metabolism , Forkhead Transcription Factors/metabolism , Receptor, Notch1/metabolism
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879588


OBJECTIVE@#To describe the clinical and genetic characteristics of a child with 14q12q13.1 deletion involving the FOXG1 gene.@*METHODS@#Clinical manifestation of the child was analyzed. Peripheral blood sample of the patient was subjected to chromosomal karyotyping and single nucleotide polymorphism array (SNP-array) analysis.@*RESULTS@#The male infant has developed feeding difficulty, poor sucking, lower limb tremor, and frontal bruising 8 days after birth. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed significant enlargement of bilateral ventricles and corpus callosum dysplasia. Chromosomal analysis revealed a karyotype of 46,XY,del(14)(q12q13.1), and SNP-array confirmed that there was a 9.6 Mb deletion in 14q11.2q13.1, which encompassed the FOXG1 gene.@*CONCLUSION@#For patients with brain development abnormalities, dyskinesia, cognitive impairment, speech disorder and other manifestations, copy number variation of the FOXG1 gene should be excluded. SNP-array should be carried out as early as possible to attain the diagnosis.

Child , Humans , Infant , Male , Chromosome Deletion , DNA Copy Number Variations , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Heterozygote , Karyotyping , Nerve Tissue Proteins/genetics , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879565


OBJECTIVE@#To report on the clinical features and result of genetic testing for a child featuring immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X-linked (IPEX) syndrome.@*METHODS@#Clinical records, genetic testing, laboratory investigation and treatment of the child were summarized in addition with a comprehensive review of the literature.@*RESULTS@#The 3-year-old boy was administered due to intractable diarrhea, recurrent infections, liver dysfunction and failure to thrive, though no diabetes or skin disorder was observed. Laboratory testing showed elevated liver enzymes and total IgE, decreased albumin and electrolyte imbalance. Gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed erosion and granules in the duodenum, and edema in the terminal ileum and colon. Biopsies showed villous atrophy in the duodenum and terminal ileum. Genetic testing revealed that the patient has carried a missense c.1087A>G (p.I363V) variant in the exon 10 of the FOXP3 gene. He was treated with enteral and parenteral nutrition, anti infection and Sirolimus, and was waiting for hemopoietic stem cell transplantation.@*CONCLUSION@#Although IPEX syndrome usually occur during infancy, it should not be ruled out solely based on the age, and its presentation can be variable. For male children with refractory diarrhea, autoimmune disorder and growth retardation, the diagnosis should be suspected and confirmed by genetic testing.

Child, Preschool , Humans , Male , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/genetics , Diarrhea/genetics , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Genetic Diseases, X-Linked/genetics , Genetic Testing , Immune System Diseases/genetics , Mutation , Polyendocrinopathies, Autoimmune/genetics
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922022


OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the clinical features and genetic basis of three children with mental retardation, language impairment and autistic features due to de novo variants of FOXP1 gene.@*METHODS@#Clinical data of the children were collected.Trio-whole exome sequencing was carried out for the children and their parents. Pathogenicity of the variants was analyzed through bioinformatics prediction.@*RESULTS@#All of the children had various degrees of mental retardation in conjunct with language deficit, global developmental delay, abnormal behavior and peculiar facial features, among whom two also developed autism spectrum disorders. The results of genetic testing showed that all three children harbored de novo variants of the FOXP1 gene, namely c.613_c.614delCTinsTA, c.1248delC and c.1393A>G. Two of these were frameshift variants and one was missense variant, which were all rated as pathogenic based on the guidelines of the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). Database search suggested that c.613_c.614delCTinsTA and c.1248delC were unreported previously.@*CONCLUSION@#For the three children from unrelated families with mental retardation in conjunct with language deficit, global growth delay, abnormal behavior and peculiar facial features, the c.613_ c. 614delCTinsTA, c.1248delC and c.1393A>G variants of the FOXP1 gene may be the pathogenic factors. Above cases have further expanded the genotype-phenotype profile of FOXP1 deficiency syndrome.

Child , Humans , Autistic Disorder/genetics , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Genetic Testing , Intellectual Disability/genetics , Language Development Disorders/genetics , Repressor Proteins/genetics , Exome Sequencing
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921997


OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the clinical manifestations and gene variants of patients with blepharophimosis, ptosis and epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES).@*METHODS@#Clinical data of 7 pedigrees affected with BPES were collected, and genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood samples of the probands and their relatives. All exons of the FOXL2 gene were subjected to Sanger sequencing. Those with negative findings were further screened by targeted capture and next generation sequencing (NGS) and microarray analysis. Pathogenicity of candidate variants were predicted by search of PubMed and related databases, and the impact of the variants was interpreted by protein prediction software. Diagnosis was confirmed by clinical phenotype, medical history and mutation analysis.@*RESULTS@#A pathogenic variant was identified in six of the 7 pedigrees, which included four known pathogenic variants and one novel FOXL2 c.299dupA variant. A heterozygous 3q22.3q23 deletion, which encompassed the FOXL2 gene, was identified in another pedigree.As predicted, the c.299dupA frameshift mutation of FOXL2 gene can lead to the premature termination of protein translation, which is pathogenic.@*CONCLUSION@#A novel and 5 known pathogenic variants have been identified in six pedigrees affected with BPES by the combined Sanger sequencing, target capture NGS and microarray analysis. Above findings have enabled genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis for these pedigrees.

Humans , Blepharophimosis/genetics , Forkhead Box Protein L2/genetics , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Mutation , Pedigree , Phenotype , Skin Abnormalities , Urogenital Abnormalities
Rev. bras. cir. cardiovasc ; 35(5): 697-705, Sept.-Oct. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1137330


Abstract Objective: To investigate the association between interleukin-35 (IL-35) levels and single nucleotide polymorphisms (rs3761548, rs3761547) of the FoxP3 gene in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients. Methods: We conducted a prospective study including 140 patients, who were scheduled for elective isolated on-pump CABG with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) from January 2017 to September 2018 in the Jorjani heart center. Blood samples were collected before and 12 hours after the operation. Serum levels of IL-35 were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and the pattern of genetic variations was assessed using single specific primer-polymerase chain reaction. Results: The serum concentrations of IL-35 after surgery were significantly higher than pre-surgery levels (18.4±8.3 vs. 9.89±3.2, respectively, P=0.002). There was no significant association between genotype frequencies of rs3761548 and rs3761547 and elevated IL-35 levels (P>0.05). There were significant associations between IL-35 levels and preoperative variables, including age (r=-0.34, P=0.047) and body mass index (r=-0.41, P=0.045), and intraoperative variables, including CPB time (r=0.4, P=0.02) and mean arterial pressure (r=-0.38, P=0.046), in carriers of the rs3761548 AA genotype. Conclusion: Serum IL-35 concentrations were significantly increased in CPB patients, which may contribute to the post-CPB compensatory anti-inflammatory response syndrome. IL-35 increased levels were not influenced by FoxP3 promoter polymorphisms (rs3761548, rs3761547).

Humans , Male , Female , Cardiopulmonary Bypass , Coronary Artery Bypass , Interleukins/blood , Forkhead Transcription Factors/blood , Prospective Studies , Interleukins/genetics , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics
Rev. chil. pediatr ; 91(4): 584-590, ago. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1138675


INTRODUCCIÓN: El síndrome IPEX (inmunodesregulación, poliendocrinopatía y enteropatía autoinmune ligada a X) causado por mutaciones en el gen FOXP3, se caracteriza por diarrea prolongada, alteraciones endocrinológicas y dermatitis. El tratamiento consiste en la administración de medicamentos inmunosupresores, siendo el trasplante de médula ósea la única cura potencial. OBJETIVO: Describir una nueva mutación del gen FOXP3, así como los hallazgos y evolución de un paciente con síndrome IPEX. CASO CLÍNICO: Lactante menor masculino que debutó al mes de vida con diarrea cró nica, falla intestinal e infecciones recurrentes. Exámenes de laboratorio y biopsia intestinal sugerentes de enteropatía autoinmune. Durante el seguimiento, el paciente presentó refractariedad al manejo inmunosupresor con esteroides, ciclosporina y tacrolimus, falleciendo a los 7 meses de edad por complicaciones vasculares. Antecedente familiar por línea materna de múltiples muertes en hombres menores de 1 año. Ante la sospecha de síndrome IPEX se realizó exoma en trío que reportó una mutación probablemente patogénica en el gen FOXP3. CONCLUSIÓN: Se documentó una nueva mutación del gen FOXP3 en paciente con síndrome IPEX. A pesar de la baja prevalencia de esta enfermedad, es importante el reconocimiento de síntomas no específicos pero sugerentes del diagnóstico.

INTRODUCTION: The IPEX (immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X-linked) syn drome is caused by the mutations of the FOXP3 gene, characterized by persistent diarrhea, endo crine disorders, and dermatitis. The treatment is the administration of immunosuppressive drugs, where hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the only potential cure. OBJECTIVE: To describe a new FOXP3 gene mutation, as well as the findings and evolution of a patient with IPEX syndrome. CLINICAL CASE: Male infant presenting at one month of age with chronic diarrhea, intestinal failure, and recurrent infections. Lab tests and intestinal biopsy suggested autoimmune enteropathy. During follow-up, the patient presented resistance to immunosuppressive treatment with corticosteroids, cyclosporine, and tacrolimus, dying at 7 months of age due to vascular complications. He had a ma ternal family history of multiple deaths of men under 1 year of age. IPEX syndrome was suspected therefore a trio whole-exome sequencing was performed that showed a probably pathogenic FOXP3 gene mutation. CONCLUSION: A new FOXP3 gene mutation is reported in a patient with IPEX syndro me. Despite the low prevalence of this disease, it is important to recognize non-specific but suggestive symptoms for its diagnosis.

Humans , Male , Infant , Genetic Diseases, X-Linked/diagnosis , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/congenital , Diarrhea/diagnosis , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Immune System Diseases/congenital , Pedigree , Genetic Markers , Chronic Disease , Fatal Outcome , Genetic Diseases, X-Linked/genetics , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/diagnosis , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/genetics , Diarrhea/genetics , Immune System Diseases/diagnosis , Immune System Diseases/genetics , Mutation
Rev. chil. endocrinol. diabetes ; 13(1): 6-10, 2020. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1048791


Introducción: El gen FOXE1 (Forkhead box E1) codifica para un factor de transcripción involucrado en la morfogénesis tiroidea. El cáncer papilar de tiroides (CPT) se ha asociado con polimorfismos (SNP) de FOXE1 rs1867277 y rs965513 en población asiática y europea. Nuestro objetivo fue investigar la frecuencia y asociación de SNP rs1867277 y rs965513 con CPT y el riesgo de recurrencia de CPT en sujetos chilenos. Métodos: Se reclutaron sujetos con y sin CPT, se describieron sus características epidemiológicas y la forma de presentación clínica (AJCC VIII y MINSAL 2013). Se aisló ADN de leucocitos periféricos y evaluó ambos SNP mediante PCR-HRM y secuencia. Se compararon las frecuencias alélicas y genotípicas entre casos CPT y controles, y entre pacientes CPT de distintos riesgos de recurrencia. Se compararon frecuencia y se estimó el riesgo con test de Fisher y cálculo de odds-ratio (OR). Resultados: De los 184 sujetos, 156 (85%) eran mujeres, edad 39,3±12,3 años; 90 con CPT y 94 sin CPT 26 (28,9%) pacientes eran de riesgo muy bajo, 45 (50%) bajo, 16 (17,8%) intermedio y 3 (3,3%) alto según MINSAL 2013. En relación a la frecuencia de alelo menor (MAF) calculada en sujetos control y CPT, fue 31,7% y 24,5% (SNP rs965513), y 36,7% y 30,1% 8 (rs1867277), respectivamente (p NS). Tampoco fueron diferentes las MAF calculados y comparados entre pacientes con CPT de riesgo bajo e intermedio/alto. Sin embargo, la combinación de los genotipos rs1867277GG y rs965513AA se asoció a mayor riesgo de CPT. Conclusiones: En pacientes chilenos, se describe una frecuencia MAF de los SNP rs1867277 y rs965513 cercana a un 30%, las cuales no se asocian a CPT ni riesgo de recurrencia, sin embargo, sujetos con una combinación genotípica particular podrían tener mayor riesgo de CPT.

FOXE1 gene (Forkhead E1 box) codes for a transcription factor involved in thyroid morphogenesis. Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) has been associated with FOXE1 polymorphisms (SNPs) rs1867277 and rs965513 in Asian and European population. Our aim was to investigate the frequency and the association of SNPs rs1867277 and rs965513 with PTC and the risk of recurrence of PTC in Chilean subjects. Methods: We recruited subjects with and without PTC. In those with PTC, their epidemiological characteristics and clinical features presentation are described according to AJCC VIII and MINSAL 2013 scales. Peripheral leukocyte DNA was isolated and both SNPs were evaluated using PCR-HRM and sequencing. Allelic and genotypic frequencies were compared between PTC cases and controls, and between PTC patients with different recurrence risks. Results: Of the 184 subjects, 156 (85%) were women, age 39.3 ± 12.3 years; 94 (51%) without PTC and 90 with PTC (49%): 26 (28.9%) patients had very low, 45 (50%) low, 16 (17.8%) intermediate and 3 (3.3%) high risk of recurence according to MINSAL 2013. Regarding the minor allele frequency (MAF) calculated on control and PTC subjects, was 31.7% and 24.5% (SNP rs965513), and 36.7% and 30.1% (rs1867277), respectively (p NS). In patients with PTC, MAFs were not different between patients with low and intermediate/high risk PTC. However, the combination of rs1867277GG and rs965513AA genotypes were associated with an increased risk of PTC. Conclusions: In Chilean patients, the MAF frequency of SNPs rs1867277 and rs965513 is near 30%, and they are are not associated with PTC or its risk of recurrence. However, subjects with a particular genotypic combination may have an increased risk of PTC.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Thyroid Neoplasms/epidemiology , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide , Thyroid Cancer, Papillary/epidemiology , Polymorphism, Genetic , Thyroid Neoplasms/genetics , Biomarkers, Tumor/genetics , Chile/epidemiology , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Risk Assessment , Genetic Predisposition to Disease , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Thyroid Cancer, Papillary/genetics , Gene Frequency , Genotype , Neoplasm Recurrence, Local/epidemiology
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879915


OBJECTIVE@#To identify the genetic causes of a family with lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome (LDS).@*METHODS@#The whole exome sequencing was performed in a aborted fetus as the proband, and a candidate gene was identified. Peripheral blood of 8 family members were collected. Genotypic-phenotypic analysis were carried out through PCR amplification and Sanger sequencing.@*RESULTS@#The proband, and the mother, grandmother, uncle, granduncle of the proband all had distichiasis or varix of lower limb carried a @*CONCLUSIONS@#The

Adult , Female , Humans , Male , Pregnancy , Aborted Fetus/physiopathology , Eyelashes/pathology , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Frameshift Mutation , Lymphedema/pathology , Phenotype , Exome Sequencing
Biol. Res ; 53: 44, 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1131888


BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis (AS) is the main pathological basis of coronary heart disease, cerebral infarction and peripheral vascular disease, which seriously endanger people's life and health. In recent years, long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) has been found to be involved in gene expression regulation, but the research on AS is still in the initial stage. In this study, we mainly studied the role of HCG11 in patients with AS. Quantitative Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (QRT-PCR) was used to detect the expression of HCG11 and miR-144 in the serum of AS patients and healthy volunteers. Oxidation Low Lipoprotein (Ox-LDL), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF α) radiation were used to establish human vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in vitro model. Cell proliferation was determined by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay. The apoptosis rate was determined by flow cytometry (FACS) and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP-biotin nick end labeling assay (TUNEL) staining. The expression levels of Forkhead box protein F1 (FOXF1), B cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) and BCL2-Associated X (Bax) were detected by qRT-PCR. Luciferase gene reporter and RNA pull down experiments confirmed the relationship between HCG11 and miR-144, miR-144 and FOXF1. RESULTS: This study showed that HCG11 was significantly upregulated in patients with AS, while miR-144 was down-regulated in patients with AS. Ox-LDL and IL-6 in VSMCs induced up-regulation of HCG11 and down-regulation of miR-144. Overexpression of HCG11 promoted the proliferation and inhibited apoptosis of VSMCs. Luciferase gene reporter gene assay showed that HCG11 could bind to miR-144, and miR-144 could bind to FOXF1. Overexpression of miR-144 reversed the effect of HCG11 on VSMCs. CONCLUSIONS: LncRNA HCG11 regulates proliferation and apoptosis of vascular smooth muscle cell through targeting miR-144-3p/FOXF1 axis.

Humans , Myocytes, Smooth Muscle/cytology , MicroRNAs/genetics , Atherosclerosis/genetics , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , RNA, Long Noncoding/genetics , Apoptosis/genetics , Cell Proliferation/genetics , Muscle, Smooth, Vascular/cytology
Rev. chil. pediatr ; 86(3): 142-151, jun. 2015. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-760107


El síndrome de Rett (SR) es un trastorno del neurodesarrollo que afecta casi exclusivamente a niñas y cursa secundariamente con autismo. Es poco frecuente y consta de 5 formas clínicas, una clásica y el resto atípicas que comprometen de manera general la habilidad manual, el lenguaje y la motricidad amplia unida a la aparición de estereotipias y epilepsia precoz. Con el objetivo de actualizar la información sobre SR, se aplicaron los descriptores de búsqueda Síndrome de Rett, genes y «Síndrome de Rett¼, «Rett Syndrome gene¼, «Rett Syndrome¼, «Rett Syndrome gene therapy¼ y «Rett Syndrome review¼. Se investigó en los archivos digitales PubMed, Hinari, SCIELO y Medline, y se consultaron los sitios web OMIM, ORPHANET, GeneMap, Genetests, Proteins y Gene, entre otros. Entre 1.348 artículos se seleccionaron 42, los cuales reportan 3 genes causantes del síndrome: MECP2, CDKL5 y FOXG. El gen MECP2 está mutado en el 80% de los pacientes con SR clásico así como en el 40% de los afectados con alguna de sus formas atípicas. El SR con epilepsia precoz y la variante congénita se deben fundamentalmente a variaciones en los genes CDKL5 y FOXG1 respectivamente. Conclusiones: El diagnóstico del SR se basa en criterios clínicos, sin embargo, los avances en la biología molecular y en la genética en particular han abierto el abanico de posibilidades diagnósticas a las diferentes formas clínicas que antes quedaban sin clasificar, a la vez que el análisis molecular permite confirmar el criterio clínico y aportar información en cuanto al pronóstico del paciente.

Rett syndrome (RS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that exclusively affects girls, and occurs along with autism. It is very uncommon, and has five distinct forms, one classic and the others atypical, which generally compromise manual skills, language, and mobility, and widely associated with the appearance of stereotypy and early epilepsy. With the aim of updating the information about RS, a search was performed in the computer data bases of PubMed, Hinari, SCIELO and Medline, as well as consulting other web sites including OMIM, ORPHANET, GeneMap, Genetests, Proteins and Gene, using the descriptors "Síndrome de Rett", "genes y Síndrome de Rett", "Rett Syndrome gene", "Rett Syndrome", "Rett Syndrome gene therapy", and "Rett Syndrome review". Of the 1,348 articles found, 42 articles were selected, which reported 3 genes causing the syndrome: MECP2, CDKL5 and FOXG. The MECP2 gene is mutated in 80% of patients with classic RS, as well as in 40% of those affected by any of its atypical forms. RS with early epilepsy and the congenital variant are mainly due to variations in the CDKL5 and FOXG1 genes, respectively. Conclusions: The diagnosis of RS is based on clinical criteria. However, the advances in molecular biology and genetics have opened a wide range of possibilities for diagnosing the different clinical forms that could not be classified before. Molecular analysis can help confirm the clinical criteria and provided information as regards the prognosis of the patient.

Humans , Female , Rett Syndrome/physiopathology , Stereotypic Movement Disorder/etiology , Epilepsy/etiology , Prognosis , Rett Syndrome/diagnosis , Rett Syndrome/genetics , Protein Serine-Threonine Kinases/genetics , Methyl-CpG-Binding Protein 2/genetics , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Molecular Biology/methods , Mutation , Nerve Tissue Proteins/genetics
Hist. ciênc. saúde-Manguinhos ; 22(1): 95-114, Jan-Mar/2015.
Article in English | LILACS, BDS | ID: lil-741511


Malaria, a disease which was under control in the beginning of Juscelino Kubitschek government, became the most important endemic disease in 1958, when Brazil made a commitment with the World Health Organization to convert its control programs into eradication programs. For this purpose a Malaria Control and Eradication Group was set up under the leadership of the malaria specialist Mário Pinotti. Malaria would become an important bargaining chip in the context of the development policies of Kubitschek. This article focuses on path of the Malaria Control and Eradication Working Group in Brazil, in its varying relationships with the arguments and guidelines established at international level.

A malária, doença que estava controlada no início do governo de Juscelino Kubitschek, torna-se a mais importante endemia em 1958, quando o Brasil assumiu o compromisso com a Organização Mundial da Saúde de converter seus programas de controle em programas de erradicação. Para isso foi instalado um Grupo de Controle e Erradicação da Malária sob a direção do malariologista Mário Pinotti. A malária seria uma importante moeda de negociação no contexto da política de desenvolvimento de Kubitschek. Este artigo tem como foco a trajetória do Grupo de Trabalho de Controle e Erradicação da Malária no Brasil, em suas diferentes relações com as discussões e normativas travadas e estabelecidas em âmbito internacional.

Humans , Female , Aged , Breast Neoplasms/diagnosis , Cell Differentiation , Chromosome Disorders/diagnosis , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Gene Deletion , Myocytes, Smooth Muscle/pathology , Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue/diagnosis , Biomarkers, Tumor/genetics , Biopsy , Breast Neoplasms/chemistry , Breast Neoplasms/genetics , Breast Neoplasms/pathology , Breast Neoplasms/surgery , Chromosome Deletion , Chromosome Disorders/genetics , Chromosome Disorders/pathology , /genetics , Genetic Predisposition to Disease , In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence , Myocytes, Smooth Muscle/chemistry , Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue/chemistry , Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue/genetics , Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue/pathology , Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue/surgery , Phenotype , Predictive Value of Tests , Biomarkers, Tumor/analysis , Ultrasonography, Mammary
Dental press j. orthod. (Impr.) ; 20(1): 45-51, Jan-Feb/2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-741446


INTRODUCTION: The consensus about the relationship between TMD and orthodontic treatment has gone from a cause and effect association between TMD and orthodontic treatment to the idea that there is no reliable evidence supporting this statement. OBJECTIVE: To assess the beliefs, despite scientific evidence, of Brazilian orthodontists about the relationship between TMD and orthodontic treatment with regards to treatment, prevention and etiology of TMD. METHODS: A survey about the relationship between TMD and orthodontic treatment was prepared and sent to Brazilian orthodontists by e-mail and social networks. Answers were treated by means of descriptive statistics and strong associations between variables were assessed by qui-square test. RESULTS: The majority of orthodontists believe that orthodontic treatment not only is not the best treatment option for TMD, but also is not able to prevent TMD. Nevertheless, the majority of orthodontists believe that orthodontic treatment can cause TMD symptoms. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that orthodontists' beliefs about the relationship between orthodontic treatment and TMD are in accordance with scientific evidence only when referring to treatment and prevention of TMD. The majority of orthodontists believe that, despite scientific evidence, orthodontic treatment can cause TMD. .

INTRODUÇÃO: o consenso sobre a relação entre DTM e tratamento ortodôntico foi de uma associação de causa e efeito à ideia de que não há evidências confiáveis que suportem essa afirmação. OBJETIVO: avaliar as crenças, sem considerar as evidências, de ortodontistas brasileiros sobre a relação entre DTM e tratamento ortodôntico com relação ao tratamento, prevenção e etiologia da DTM. MÉTODOS: um questionário sobre a relação entre DTM e tratamento ortodôntico foi preparado e enviado a ortodontistas brasileiros por meio de e-mail e mídias sociais. As respostas foram analisadas por estatística descritiva, e fortes associações entre as variáveis foram verificadas pelo teste χ2. RESULTADOS: a maioria dos ortodontistas acredita que o tratamento ortodôntico não é o melhor tratamento para DTM. Além disso, acreditam que não é a melhor forma para sua prevenção. Também, a maioria dos ortodontistas acredita que o tratamento ortodôntico pode causar sintomas de DTM. CONCLUSÃO: este estudo sugere que as crenças dos ortodontistas sobre a relação entre tratamento ortodôntico e DTM estão de acordo com as evidências científicas apenas quando se trata do tratamento e da prevenção de DTM. A maioria dos ortodontistas acredita que, apesar das evidências científicas, o tratamento ortodôntico pode causar DTM. .

Humans , Cell Cycle Proteins/metabolism , DNA Replication/genetics , Forkhead Transcription Factors/metabolism , G1 Phase/physiology , Gene Expression Regulation/genetics , Protein Serine-Threonine Kinases/metabolism , Replication Origin/genetics , Signal Transduction/genetics , Blotting, Western , Cell Fractionation , Cell Line , Cell Cycle Proteins/genetics , /metabolism , DNA Primers/genetics , Fluorescent Antibody Technique , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Immunoblotting , Immunoprecipitation , Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins/metabolism , Protein Serine-Threonine Kinases/genetics , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-myc/metabolism , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , RNA Interference
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-89401


PURPOSE: To describe clinical findings in a Korean family with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical data about patients with diagnosed Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome. Five affected members of the family underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination. We screened the forkhead box C1 gene and the pituitary homeobox 2 gene in patients. Peripheral blood leukocytes and buccal mucosal epithelial cells were obtained from seven members of a family with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome. DNA was extracted and amplified by polymerase chain reaction, followed by direct sequencing. RESULTS: The affected members showed iris hypoplasia, iridocorneal adhesions, posterior embryotoxon, and advanced glaucoma in three generation. None had systemic anomalies. Two mutations including c.1362_1364insCGG and c.1142_1144insGGC were identified in forkhead box C1 in four affected family members. CONCLUSIONS: This study may help to understand clinical findings and prognosis for patients with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome.

Aged, 80 and over , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Anterior Eye Segment/abnormalities , DNA/genetics , DNA Mutational Analysis , Eye Abnormalities/diagnosis , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Genetic Testing , Homeodomain Proteins/genetics , Mutation , Pedigree , Retrospective Studies , Transcription Factors/genetics
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-169636


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of meloxicam (MEL) on selected immune parameters of bovine CD25highCD4+, CD25lowCD4+, and CD25-CD4+ cells. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) collected from 12-month-old heifers were treated with MEL at a concentration corresponding to the serum level of this medication following administration at the recommended dose (MEL 5 x 10(-6) M) and at a concentration 10 times lower (MEL 5 x 10(-7) M). After 12 and 24 h of incubation with the drug, the percentage of CD25highCD4+ cells decreased; however, this disturbance was quickly reversed. Furthermore, the absolute number of CD25highCD4+ cells in the PBMC populations treated with MEL 5 x 10(-6) M for 48 and 168 h was increased. Prolonged (168 h) exposure to the drug increased the percentage of Foxp3+ cells in the CD25highCD4+ cell subpopulation. The higher dose of MEL was found to significantly increase the percentage of IFN-gamma+ cells among the CD25-CD4+ cells. These results indicated that MEL does not exert an immunosuppressive effect by depleting CD4+ cells and suppression of IFN-gamma+ production by these cells. Furthermore, IL-10 and TGF-beta production was not changed following exposure to MEL.

Animals , Cattle , Female , Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/administration & dosage , Apoptosis/drug effects , CD4-Positive T-Lymphocytes/drug effects , Cytokines/metabolism , Dose-Response Relationship, Drug , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Gene Expression Regulation/drug effects , Immune Tolerance/drug effects , Interleukin-2 Receptor alpha Subunit/metabolism , Leukocytes, Mononuclear/drug effects , Thiazines/administration & dosage , Thiazoles/administration & dosage
Indian J Biochem Biophys ; 2012 Feb; 49(1): 25-35
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-140215


Psoriasis vulgaris (PV) is a common autoimmune disease that involves the dysfunction of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells. FOXP3 is a key transcription factor in the development and function of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells. Previous studies have demonstrated a genetic association between the FOXP3 gene and some autoimmune diseases. To elucidate the association between the FOXP3 gene and the risk of PV, 408 patients diagnosed with PV and 363 age and sex-matched healthy controls from a cohort of the Chinese majority Han population were recruited. Four single nucleotide polymorphisms (rs2232365, rs3761547, rs3761548 and rs3761549) of the FOXP3 gene were analyzed using the polymerase chain reaction and ligase detection reaction. The major allele of three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs — rs2232365 A, rs3761547 A and rs3761549 C) were associated with an increased risk of PV in a clinical subgroup of female patients, who were less than 40 yrs of age, had a family history of the disease and did not have disease complications (p < 0.05 for all parameters). The haplotype was structured between rs3761547 and rs3761549. An increased risk of PV was observed in haplotype A/A-T/T (p = 0.0055; adjusted OR = 3.188; 95% CI = 0.4354-23.34) and A/G-C/C (p = 0.0082; adjusted OR = 1.288; 95% CI = 0.1529-10.85) between rs3761547 and rs3761549. A synergistic effect was found among the three SNPs. Subjects with the rs2232365AA- rs3761547 AG + GG genotype were more susceptible to PV (p = 0.0393; OR = 2.90; 95% CI = 1.05-7.97). No correlation was found between rs3761548 and the onset of PV. Therefore, the FOXP3 polymorphisms appear to contribute to the risk of psoriasis among the Chinese majority Han population. These findings may aid in our understanding of the pathogenesis of psoriasis

Adult , Asian People/genetics , China/epidemiology , Cohort Studies , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Forkhead Transcription Factors/metabolism , Genetic Predisposition to Disease , Genotype , Haplotypes/genetics , Humans , Inteins/genetics , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide/genetics , Psoriasis/epidemiology , Psoriasis/genetics , Risk
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-223079


The aim of the study is to characterize the phenotypes of CD4+ CD25+ T regulatory cells within the liver granulomas and association with both Foxp-3 gene expression and splenic cytokines. Naive C57BL/6 mice were intravenously injected with multiple doses of the soluble egg antigen (SEA) 7 days before cercarial infection. The immunized and infected control groups were sacrificed 8 and 16 weeks post-infection (PI). Histopathology, parasitological parameters, splenic phenotypes for T regulatory cells, the FOXP-3 expression in hepatic granuloma using real-time PCR, and the associated splenic cytokines were studied. Histopathological examination of the liver revealed remarkable increase in degenerated ova within hepatic granuloma which decreased in diameter at weeks 8 and 16 PI (P<0.01). The percentage of T regulatory cells (CD4+ CD25+) increased significantly (P<0.01) in the immunized group compared to the infected control at weeks 8 and 16 PI. The FOXP-3 expression in hepatic granulomas increased from 10 at week 8 to 30 fold at week 16 PI in the infected control group. However, its expression in the immunized group showed an increase from 30 at week 8 to 70 fold at week 16 PI. The splenic cytokine levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, IFN-gamma, IL-4, and TNF-alpha, showed significant decreases (P<0.05) compared to the infected control group. In conclusion, the magnitude and phenotype of the egg-induced effects on T helper responses were found to be controlled by a parallel response within the T regulatory population which provides protection in worm parasite-induced immunopathology.

Animals , Humans , Mice , Antibodies, Helminth/immunology , Antigens, Helminth/administration & dosage , Cytokines/genetics , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Granuloma/immunology , Immunization , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Schistosoma mansoni/genetics , Schistosomiasis mansoni/genetics , Spleen/immunology , T-Lymphocytes, Regulatory/immunology
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-131296


Cholesterol 7alpha-hydroxylase (CYP7A1) regulates the balance between cholesterol supply and metabolism by catalyzing the rate-limiting step of bile acid biosynthesis. The transcriptional activity of CYP7A1 is tightly controlled by various nuclear receptors. A forkhead transcription factor O1 (FOXO1) plays a critical role in metabolism, and insulin inactivates FOXO1 through Akt-dependent phosphorylation and nuclear exclusion. We investigated the role of insulin-Akt-FOXO1 signaling pathway in CYP7A1 transcriptional regulation since we found putative insulin-response elements, FOXO1 binding sequences, in both rat and human CYP7A1 promoters. However, ectopic expression of FOXO1 increased the rat CYP7A1-, but mildly reduced human CYP7A1-promoter activities in a dose-dependent manner. Similarly to bile acids, insulin treatment increased small heterodimer partner (SHP) mRNA rapidly and transiently, leading to the suppression of CYP7A1 transcription in both human and rodents. Chromatin immunoprecipitation showed that FOXO1 directly bound to rat CYP1A1 promoter in the absence of insulin. FOXO1 binding to the rat promoter was diminished by insulin treatment as well as by expression of SHP. Our results suggest that the stimulation of insulin- signaling pathway of Akt-FOXO1 and SHP expression may regulate cholesterol/bile acid metabolisms in liver, linking carbohydrate and cholesterol metabolic pathways. A prolonged exposure of insulin in hyperinsulinemic insulin resistance or diabetic status represses CYP7A1 transcription and bile acid biosynthesis through SHP induction and FOXO1 inactivation, leading to impairment of the hepatic cholesterol/bile acid metabolisms.

Animals , Humans , Mice , Rats , Bile Acids and Salts/metabolism , Cholesterol/metabolism , Cholesterol 7-alpha-Hydroxylase/genetics , Forkhead Transcription Factors/genetics , Gene Expression Regulation/drug effects , Glucose/metabolism , Hep G2 Cells , Insulin/pharmacology , Lipid Metabolism/drug effects , Liver/metabolism , Mice, Inbred C57BL , Mutagenesis, Site-Directed , Nerve Tissue Proteins/genetics , Protein Binding/drug effects , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt/metabolism , Receptors, Cytoplasmic and Nuclear/genetics , Sequence Deletion/genetics , Signal Transduction/drug effects , Transcriptional Activation/drug effects