Abdelaziz Tlili

Abdelaziz Tlili
University of Sharjah | US · Department of Applied Biology

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Ph. D.

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Introduction
Abdelaziz Tlili currently works at the Department of Applied Biology, University of Sharjah. Abdelaziz does research in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Genetics. His current project is 'Monogenic diseases'.

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Non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL) is a hereditary disorder that affects many populations. Many genes are involved in NSHL and the mutational load of these genes often differs among ethnic groups. Claudin-14 (CLDN14), a tight junction protein, is known to be associated with NSHL in many populations. In this study, we aimed to identify the responsibl...
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Palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) is a heterogenous group of skin disorders characterized by a persistent thickening of the palms of the hands and sometimes soles of the feet. PPK can be classified into many types, including diffuse, transgradient, and focal or striate, where the areas of palmoplantar skin are alternatively thickened. Mutations in fou...
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Aims: Autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) is the most common form of hereditary deafness. Despite its frequency, the diagnosis of this disorder continues to be a challenging task given its extreme genetic heterogeneity. The purpose of this study was to identify the causative mutation in a consanguineous United Arab Emirates (UAE...
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The Cell Division-Cycle-14 gene encodes a dual-specificity phosphatase necessary in yeast for exit from mitosis. Numerous disparate roles of vertebrate CDC14A have been proposed largely based on studies of cultured cancer cells in vitro. The in vivo functions of vertebrate CDC14A are largely unknown. We generated and analyzed mutations of zebrafish...
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The Cell Division-Cycle-14 gene (cdc14) encodes a dual-specificity phosphatase that is necessary in yeast for exit from mitosis. But the roles of mammalian CDC14A gene remain unresolved. We used genetic and mechanistic studies of human CDC14A and its mouse and zebrafish orthologues to clarify its functions in the auditory and reproductive systems i...
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Aim: Mutations in the gap junction protein beta 2 (GJB2) gene are responsible for more cases of nonsyndromic recessive hearing loss than any other gene. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the prevalence of GJB2 mutations among affected individuals from United Arab Emirates (UAE). Methods: There were 50 individuals diagnosed with hereditary...
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Autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss is one of the most common monogenic diseases. It is characterized by high allelic and locus heterogeneities that make a precise diagnosis difficult. In this study, whole-exome sequencing was performed for an affected patient allowing us to identify a new frameshift mutation (c.804delG) in the Immunoglo...
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Mitochondrial disease refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders resulting in defective cellular energy production due to dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, which is responsible for the generation of most cellular energy. Because cardiac muscles are one of the high energy demanding tissues, mitochondrial cardiomyopathies is one o...
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Mitochondrial diseases are a clinically heterogeneous group of disorders that arise as a result of dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. They can be caused by mutations in both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. In fact, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) defects are known to be associated with a large spectrum of human diseases and patients might...
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Cellular functions related to the maintenance of homoeostasis are regulated by shear forces sensed by endothelial cells. The endothelial cells sense local changes in shear stress. The resulting signals are either transduced into chemical responses or transmitted to the surroundings to regulate the cellular activity [1-5]. In the current literature,...
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Pathogenic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations leading to mitochondrial dysfunction can cause cardiomyopathy and heart failure. These mutations were described in the mt-tRNA genes and in the mitochondrial protein-coding genes. The aim of this study was to identify the genetic defect in two patients belonging to two families with cardiac dysfunction...
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Background and aims Pyridoxine -dependent epilepsy (PDE) is a rare autosomal recessive disease that manifests at birth by subintrant seizures and requires lifelong treatment with vitamin B6. Mutations in the gene encoding ALDH7A1 have been reported in most patients. Our goal was to seek a possible mutation in infants suspected of PDE monitored in t...
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L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria (L2HGA) is an autosomal recessive neurometabolic disorder characterized essentially by the presence of elevated levels of L-2-hydroxyglutaric acid (LGA) in plasma, cerebrospinal fluid and urine. L2HGA is caused by a deficiency in the L2-Hydroxyglutaric dehydrogenase (L2HGDH) enzyme involved in the oxidation of LGA to th...
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Pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy (PDE) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by seizures and therapeutic response to pharmacological dose of pyridoxine. Mutations in the ALDH7A1 gene, encoding α-aminoadipic semialdehyde (α-AASA) dehydrogenase (antiquitin), have been reported to cause PDE in most of patients. In this study molecular anal...
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Pelizaeus Merzbacher disease and Pelizaeus Merzbacher like disease (PMLD) are hypomyelinating leucodystrophies of Central Nervous System (CNS) with a very similar phenotype. PMD is an X-linked recessive condition caused by mutations, deletions duplication or triplication of the proteolipid protein 1 gene (PLP1). However, PMLD is a recessive autosom...
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Pyridoxine-dependent Epilepsy (PDE) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder causing intractable seizures in neonates and infants. It is characterized by seizures that are resistant to common anticonvulsants, but patients respond well to the administration of pyridoxine. PDE is caused by ALDH7A1 genetic defect. Here, we report the disease-causative v...
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We previously mapped the DFNB66 locus to an interval overlapping the DFNB67 region. Mutations in the LHFPL5 gene were identified as a cause of DFNB67 hearing loss (HL). However, screening of the coding exons of LHFPL5 did not reveal any mutation in the DFNB66 family. The objective of this study was to check whether DFNB66 and DFNB67 are distinctive...
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Sensorineural hearing loss has been described in association with different mitochondrial multisystemic syndromes, often characterized by an important neuromuscular involvement. Until now, mutations in mitochondrial DNA, especially in the 12S rRNA, the tRNASer(UCN) and the tRNALeu(UUR) genes, were implicated in syndromic or non-syndromic hearing lo...
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Founder mutations, particularly 35delG in the GJB2 gene, have to a large extent contributed to the high frequency of autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL). Mutations in transmembrane channel-like gene 1 (TMC1) cause ARNSHL. The p.R34X mutation is the most frequent known mutation in the TMC1 gene. To study the origin of this mutatio...
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In this study, we detected new sequence variations in LAMA2 and SGCG genes in 5 ethnic populations, and analysed their effect on enhancer composition and mRNA structure. PCR amplification and DNA sequencing were performed and followed by bioinformatics analyses using ESEfinder as well as MFOLD software. We found 3 novel sequence variations in the L...
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Biallelic mutations in the GJB2, GJB3, GJB6 and CLDN14 genes have been implicated in autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing impairment (ARNSHI). Moreover, a large number of GJB2 heterozygous patients was reported. The phenotype was in partly justified by the occurrence of two deletions including GJB6. We analysed GJB2, GJB6, GJB3 and CLDN14 in 1...
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Many proteins necessary for sound transduction have been identified through positional cloning of genes that cause deafness. We report here that mutations of LRTOMT are associated with profound nonsyndromic hearing loss at the DFNB63 locus on human chromosome 11q13.3-q13.4. LRTOMT has two alternative reading frames and encodes two different protein...
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The 12S rRNA gene was shown to be a hot spot for aminoglycoside-induced and non-syndromic hearing loss since several deafness-associated mtDNA mutations were identified in this gene. Among them, we distinguished the A1555G, the C1494T and the T1095C mutations and C-insertion or deletion at position 961. One hundred Tunisian patients with non-syndro...
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Hereditary nonsyndromic hearing impairment (HI) is extremely heterogeneous. Mutations of the transmembrane channel-like gene 1 (TMC1) have been shown to cause autosomal dominant and recessive forms of nonsyndromic HI linked to the loci DFNA36 and DFNB7/B11, respectively. TMC1 is 1 member of a family of 8 genes encoding transmembrane proteins. In th...
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Mutations in the connexin 26 gene (GJB2), which encodes a gap-junction protein expressed in the inner ear, have been shown to be responsible for a major part of autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss in Caucasians. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence and spectrum of GJB2 mutations, including the (GJB6-D13S1830) deletion, in...
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The mitochondrial tRNA(Leu(UUR)) gene (MTTL) is a hot spot for pathogenic mutations that are associated with mitochondrial diseases with various clinical features. Among these mutations, the A3243G mutation was associated with various types of mitochondrial multisystem disorders, such as MIDD, MELAS, MERRF, PEO, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and a s...
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Hereditary hearing impairment is the most genetically heterogeneous trait known in humans. So far, 50 published autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing impairment (ARNSHI) loci have been mapped, and 23 ARNSHI genes have been identified. Here, we report the mapping of a novel ARNSHI locus, DFNB63, to chromosome 11q13.3-q13.4 in a large consanguine...
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We explored the mitochondrial 12S rRNA and the tRNASer(UCN) genes in 100 Tunisian families affected with NSHL and in 100 control individuals. We identified the mitochondrial A1555G mutation in one out of these 100 families and not in the 100 control individuals. Members of this family harbouring the A1555G mutation showed phenotypic heterogeneity w...
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Approximately 80% of hereditary hearing loss is non-syndromic. Non-syndromic deafness is the most genetically heterogeneous trait. The most common and severe form of hereditary hearing impairment is autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL), accounting for approximately 80% of cases of genetic deafness. To date, 22 genes implicated in...
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Hereditary non-syndromic deafness is extremely heterogeneous. Autosomal recessive forms account for approximately 80% of genetic cases. Autosomal recessive non-syndromic sensorineural deafness segregating in a large consanguineous Tunisian family was mapped to chromosome 6p21.2-22.3. A maximum lod score of 5.36 at theta=0 was obtained for the polym...
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The locus for a type of an autosomal recessive non-syndromic deafness (ARND), DFNB13, was previously mapped to a 17-cm interval of chromosome 7q34-36. We identified two consanguineous Tunisian families with severe to profound ARND. Linkage analyses with microsatellites surrounding the previously identified loci detected linkage with markers corresp...
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Approximately 80% of the hereditary hearing loss is nonsyndromic. Isolated deafness is the most genetically heterogeneous trait. We have ascertained 10 individuals from a large consanguineous Tunisian family with congenital profound autosomal recessive deafness. All affected individuals are otherwise healthy. Genotype analysis excluded linkage to k...

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