Beverly A McLaughlin

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Intrastriatal injections of the mitochondrial toxins malonate and 3-nitropropionic acid produce selective cell death similar to that seen in transient ischemia and Huntington's disease. The extent of cell death can be attenuated by pharmacological or surgical blockade of cortical glutamatergic input. It is not known, however, if dopamine contributes to(More)
Ornithine carbamoyltransferase deficiency (OCTD) is the most common inborn error of urea synthesis. An X-linked disorder, OCTD males commonly present with hyperammonemic coma in the newborn period. There is a high rate of mortality and morbidity, with most survivors sustaining severe brain damage and resultant developmental disabilities. Although ammonia is(More)
Several inhibitors of mitochondrial complex II cause neuronal death in vivo and in vitro. The goal of the present work was to characterize in vitro the effects of malonate (a competitive blocker of the complex) which induces neuronal death in a pattern similar to that seen in striatum in Huntington's disease. Exposure of striatal and cortical cultures from(More)
Previous investigations have confirmed the diagnostic and predictive usefulness of initial single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging using technetium-99m sestamibi in the evaluation of emergency department patients with chest pain. Patients with a normal SPECT perfusion scan performed during chest pain have an excellent(More)
Genes associated with several neurological diseases are characterized by the presence of an abnormally long trinucleotide repeat sequence. By way of example, Huntington's disease (HD), is characterized by selective neuronal degeneration associated with the expansion of a polyglutamine-encoding CAG tract. Normally, this CAG tract is comprised of 11-34(More)
Sensitive monitoring for thyroid cancer recurrence or persistence includes whole-body radioiodine scanning (WBS) and measurement of serum thyroglobulin (Tg) after endogenous or exogenous thyrotropin (TSH) stimulation. We reviewed our experience using recombinant human thyrotropin (rhTSH) in 83 patients to compare the clinical relevance of a positive WBS(More)
The sparse fur (spf/Y) mouse was evaluated as a model for studying gene therapy in ornithine carbamoyltransferase deficiency (OCTD), the most common inborn error of urea synthesis. Previous studies have defined a number of biochemical characteristics of this animal model that are analogous to the human disease: OCTD in liver, elevated ammonium and(More)
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