Cacha M. P. C. D. Peeters-Scholte

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Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a rare, severe neurodevelopmental syndrome characterized by recurrent hemiplegic episodes and distinct neurological manifestations. AHC is usually a sporadic disorder and has unknown etiology. We used exome sequencing of seven patients with AHC and their unaffected parents to identify de novo nonsynonymous(More)
Infantile juvenile polyposis is a rare disease with severe gastrointestinal symptoms and a grave clinical course. Recently, 10q23 microdeletions involving the PTEN and BMPR1A genes were found in four patients with infantile juvenile polyposis. It was hypothesized that a combined and synergistic effect of the deletion of both genes would explain the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Perinatal hypoxia-ischemia is a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Until now no established neuroprotective intervention after perinatal hypoxia-ischemia has been available. The delay in cell death after perinatal hypoxia-ischemia creates possibilities for therapeutic intervention after the initial insult. Excessive(More)
Acquired demyelinating syndromes (ADS) can be a first presentation of multiple sclerosis (MS) in children. The incidence of these disorders in Europe is currently unknown. Children (<18 years old) living in the Netherlands who presented with ADS were included from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2010 by the Dutch pediatric MS study group and the Dutch(More)
Excessive nitric oxide (NO) production after cerebral hypoxia-ischaemia (HI) may induce cellular injury in various ways, including reaction with superoxide to form the highly reactive peroxynitrite. We characterized the spatial and temporal formation of peroxynitrite through immunohistochemical detection of nitrosylated proteins. Nitrotyrosine(More)
Worldwide, perinatal asphyxia is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among term-born children. Overactivation of the N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAr) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of cerebral hypoxia–ischemia, but the role of both endogenous NMDAr co-agonists d-serine and glycine remains largely elusive. We investigated d-serine(More)
Mutations in the gene COL4A1, encoding collagen IV A1, are associated with familial porencephaly. Previously, COL4A1 mutation-associated antenatal hemorrhages have been suggested by early post-natal imaging. We describe 2 children with fetal intracerebral hemorrhages and a COL4A1 mutation. There was also extensive hemispheric tissue loss in both infants and(More)
The hypothesis was tested that treatment with allopurinol, a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, or deferoxamine, a chelator of nonprotein-bound iron, preserved cerebral energy metabolism, attenuated development of edema, and improved histologic outcome in the newborn piglet at 24 h after hypoxia-ischemia. Thirty-two newborn piglets were subjected to 1 h of(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether combined inhibition of neuronal and inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS) by 2-iminobiotin, free radical scavenging by allopurinol, and non-protein-bound iron chelation with deferoxamine improved cerebral oxygenation, electrocortical brain activity, and brain energy status during the first 24 h after(More)
Selective inhibition of neuronal and inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS) with 2-iminobiotin previously showed a reduction in brain cell injury. In the present study, we investigated the effects of 2-iminobiotin treatment on insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) expression, caspase activity and cytokine expression in a newborn piglet model of perinatal(More)