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BACKGROUND Malignant hyperthermia is a pharmacogenetic disorder affecting humans, dogs, pigs, and horses. In the majority of human cases and all cases in animals, malignant hyperthermia has been associated with missense mutations in the skeletal ryanodine receptor (RyR1). METHODS The authors used a "knock-in" targeting vector to create mice carrying the(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe clinicopathologic features and to identify prognostic factors in a large series of primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, leg type (PCLBCL LT), as defined in the recent World Health Organization-European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer classification of cutaneous lymphomas. DESIGN Retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the prognostic factors of bullous pemphigoid (BP). DESIGN Prospective study of patients with BP included in a randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Twenty dermatology departments in France. Patients One hundred seventy patients with BP initially treated with a 40-g/d dosage of clobetasol propionate cream (testing sample) and 171(More)
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a pharmacogenetic disorder of skeletal muscle triggered in susceptible individuals by inhalation anesthetics and depolarizing skeletal muscle relaxants. This syndrome has been linked to a missense mutation in the type 1 ryanodine receptor (RyR1) in more than 50% of cases studied to date. Using double-barreled Ca(2+)(More)
Prognostic studies of primary cutaneous lymphomas (PCL) other than mycosis fungoides (MF) and the Sézary syndrome (SS; non-MF/SS PCL) have been mainly performed on subgroups or on small numbers of patients by using univariate analyses. Our aim was to identify independent prognostic factors in a large series of patients with non-MF/SS PCL. We evaluated 158(More)
Maurocalcine (MCa) is a 33 amino acid residue peptide toxin isolated from the scorpion Scorpio maurus palmatus. MCa and mutated analogues were chemically synthesized, and their interaction with the skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor (RyR1) was studied on purified RyR1, sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) vesicles, and cultured myotubes. MCa strongly potentiates(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of stage I Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) usually includes wide local excision (WLE) combined with irradiation of the tumor bed (ITB). No randomized study has ever been conducted in MCC. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of prophylactic adjuvant radiotherapy on the regional nodes. PATIENTS AND METHODS In(More)
INTRODUCTION Lymphangiectasia are different from lymphangioma because they arise following damage to the deeper lymphatic vessels. No clinical or histological features are known to distinguish lymphangioma from lymphangiectasia. CASE REPORT We report a case of vulvar lymphangiectasia occurring 14 years after therapy of squamous carcinoma of the cervix(More)
Bidirectional communication between the 1,4-dihydropyridine receptor (DHPR) in the plasma membrane and the type 1 ryanodine receptor (RYR1) in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) is responsible for both skeletal-type excitation-contraction coupling (voltage-gated Ca(2+) release from the SR) and increased amplitude of L-type Ca(2+) current via the DHPR. Because(More)
Maurocalcine (MCa) isolated from Scorpio maurus palmatus venom shares 82% sequence identity with imperatoxin A. Both scorpion toxins are putative mimics of the II-III loop peptide (termed peptide A (pA)) of alpha(1s)-dihydropyridine receptor and are thought to act at a common site on ryanodine receptor type 1 (RyR1) important for skeletal muscle EC(More)