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Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Apr 15;25(8):1559-73. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddw033. Epub 2016 Feb 9.

The transcription coactivator ASC-1 is a regulator of skeletal myogenesis, and its deficiency causes a novel form of congenital muscle disease.

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Pathophysiology of Striated Muscles Laboratory, Unit of Functional and Adaptive Biology (BFA), University Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, BFA, UMR CNRS 8251, 75250 Paris Cedex 13, France, Inserm U787, Myology Group, Institut de Myologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013 Paris, France, UPMC, UMR787, 75013 Paris, France.
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Inserm U787, Myology Group, Institut de Myologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013 Paris, France, UPMC, UMR787, 75013 Paris, France.
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Pathophysiology of Striated Muscles Laboratory, Unit of Functional and Adaptive Biology (BFA), University Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, BFA, UMR CNRS 8251, 75250 Paris Cedex 13, France.
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Université Grenoble Alpes, Université Joseph Fourier, 38041 Grenoble, France, Biochimie Génétique et Moléculaire, CHRU de Grenoble, 38700 Grenoble, France, INSERM U386, Equipe Muscle et Pathologies, Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences, 38700 Grenoble, France.
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Pôle Neurosciences, Service de Neurologie, CHU de Rennes, 35033 Rennes, France.
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CHU Angers, Service de génétique médicale, 49100 Angers, France.
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UPMC, Inserm UMRS974, CNRS FRE3617, Center for Research in Myology, 75013 Paris, France.
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Service de Pédiatrie, Centre Hospitalier de la Côte Basque, 64109 Bayonne, France.
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Laboratoire d'Anatomo-Pathologie, CHU de Brest, 29609 Brest, France.
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Laboratoire d'Anatomo-Pathologie, CHU de Brest, 29609 Brest, France, EA 4685 Laboratoire de Neuroscience de Brest, Université Bretagne Occidentale, 29200 Brest, France.
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Inserm U787, Myology Group, Institut de Myologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013 Paris, France, UPMC, UMR787, 75013 Paris, France, AP-HP, Laboratoire de Neuropathologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013 Paris, France and.
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Pathophysiology of Striated Muscles Laboratory, Unit of Functional and Adaptive Biology (BFA), University Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, BFA, UMR CNRS 8251, 75250 Paris Cedex 13, France, Inserm U787, Myology Group, Institut de Myologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013 Paris, France, UPMC, UMR787, 75013 Paris, France, AP-HP, Centre de Référence Maladies Neuromusculaires Paris-Est, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013 Paris, France ana.b.ferreiro@gmail.com.

Abstract

Despite recent progress in the genetic characterization of congenital muscle diseases, the genes responsible for a significant proportion of cases remain unknown. We analysed two branches of a large consanguineous family in which four patients presented with a severe new phenotype, clinically marked by neonatal-onset muscle weakness predominantly involving axial muscles, life-threatening respiratory failure, skin abnormalities and joint hyperlaxity without contractures. Muscle biopsies showed the unreported association of multi-minicores, caps and dystrophic lesions. Genome-wide linkage analysis followed by gene and exome sequencing in patients identified a homozygous nonsense mutation in TRIP4 encoding Activating Signal Cointegrator-1 (ASC-1), a poorly characterized transcription coactivator never associated with muscle or with human inherited disease. This mutation resulted in TRIP4 mRNA decay to around 10% of control levels and absence of detectable protein in patient cells. ASC-1 levels were higher in axial than in limb muscles in mouse, and increased during differentiation in C2C12 myogenic cells. Depletion of ASC-1 in cultured muscle cells from a patient and in Trip4 knocked-down C2C12 led to a significant reduction in myotube diameter ex vivo and in vitro, without changes in fusion index or markers of initial myogenic differentiation. This work reports the first TRIP4 mutation and defines a novel form of congenital muscle disease, expanding their histological, clinical and molecular spectrum. We establish the importance of ASC-1 in human skeletal muscle, identify transcriptional co-regulation as novel pathophysiological pathway, define ASC-1 as a regulator of late myogenic differentiation and suggest defects in myotube growth as a novel myopathic mechanism.

PMID:
27008887
DOI:
10.1093/hmg/ddw033
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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