Alexis López

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The leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) G2019S mutation is the most common genetic determinant of Parkinson disease (PD) identified to date. It accounts for 1%-7% of PD in patients of European origin and 20%-40% in Ashkenazi Jews and North African Arabs with PD. Previous studies concluded that patients from these populations all shared a common Middle(More)
Mutations in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene are the most common genetic determinant of Parkinson's disease (PD) in European-derived populations, but far less is known about LRRK2 mutations and susceptibility alleles in Asians. To address this issue, we sequenced the LRRK2 coding region in 36 patients with familial PD, then genotyped variants(More)
We have taken advantage of a recently described technique of transformation and immortalization of T lymphocytes using the lymphotropic Herpesvirus saimiri, to achieve long-lasting T-cell lines from gastric cancer patients and healthy volunteers. Blood samples were drawn and T lymphocytes were transformed. Once sustained growth was observed, lines were(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether resident abdominopelvic CT reports considered prospectively concordant with the final interpretation are also considered concordant by other blinded specialists and abdominal radiologists. METHODS In this institutional review board-approved retrospective cohort study, 119 randomly selected urgent abdominopelvic CT examinations(More)
The immunosuppressive enzyme, indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase (IDO), is overexpressed in many different tumor types including breast cancer. IDO inhibitors synergize with chemotherapy in breast cancer murine models. Characterizing IDO expression in breast cancer could define which patients receive IDO inhibitors. This study analyzed IDO protein expression in(More)
Objectives To compare clinical variables and outcomes for children with subperiosteal abscesses of the orbit (SPAO) managed medically vs surgically to identify clinical prognosticators. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary children's academic institution. Subjects and Methods The study included 48 children between the age of 1 month(More)
Mutations in the LRRK2 gene result in autosomal dominant, late onset Parkinson's disease (PD). Three such mutations (p.R1441C, p.R1441G, and p.R1441H) are known to occur within codon 1441, and haplotype analyses indicate that each one has arisen independently on multiple occasions. We sequenced the entire coding region of 18 casual genes for PD or other(More)