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Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity was measured in the presence of the specific inhibitor of pseudocholinesterase, iso-OMPA, in plasma from patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), neuromuscular disease controls, and normal controls. Both AChE and Na-K ATPase activities were measured in erythrocyte ghost(More)
Background The cerebellum is classically considered mainly involved in motor processing, but recent studies have suggested several other functions, including pain processing. PET studies of acute migraine attacks have revealed activation of the cerebellum. In human pain imaging studies activation of the cerebellum is almost always observed, suggesting a(More)
BACKGROUND Reduction in intake of dairy products has long been recommended to reduce blood lipids. The value of monounsaturated fatty acids is increasingly recognized. METHODS We evaluated the effects of a monounsaturate-rich butter and cheese (B) produced by modifying the bovine diet on blood lipid levels of patients with type IIa hyperlipidaemia. We(More)
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