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Four novel ARSA gene mutations with pathogenic impacts on metachromatic leukodystrophy: a bioinformatics approach to predict pathogenic mutations

Overview of attention for article published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, June 2017
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Title
Four novel <em>ARSA</em> gene mutations with pathogenic impacts on metachromatic leukodystrophy: a bioinformatics approach to predict pathogenic mutations
Published in
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, June 2017
DOI 10.2147/tcrm.s119967
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Authors

Masoumeh Dehghan Manshadi, Behnam Kamalidehghan, Omid Aryani, Elham Khalili, Sepideh Dadgar, Mahdi Tondar, Fatemeh Ahmadipour, Goh Yong Meng, Massoud Houshmand

Abstract

Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) disorder is a rare lysosomal storage disorder that leads to severe neurological symptoms and an early death. MLD occurs due to the deficiency of enzyme arylsulfatase A (ARSA) in leukocytes, and patients with MLD excrete sulfatide in their urine. In this study, the ARSA gene in 12 non-consanguineous MLD patients and 40 healthy individuals was examined using polymerase chain reaction sequencing. Furthermore, the structural and functional effects of new mutations on ARSA were analyzed using SIFT (sorting intolerant from tolerant), I-Mutant 2, and PolyPhen bioinformatics software. Here, 4 new pathogenic homozygous mutations c.585G>T, c.661T>A, c.849C>G, and c.911A>G were detected. The consequence of this study has extended the genotypic spectrum of MLD patients, paving way to a more effective method for carrier detection and genetic counseling.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 23%
Student > Bachelor 4 18%
Student > Master 3 14%
Other 2 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 6 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Mathematics 1 5%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 7 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 July 2017.
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#14,351,475
of 22,981,247 outputs
Outputs from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
#706
of 1,271 outputs
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#176,874
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Outputs of similar age from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
#12
of 22 outputs
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