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The brain is the exclusive or almost exclusive site of formation of 24S-hydroxycholesterol and we have shown that the circulating level of 24S-hydroxycholesterol is dependent upon the relation between cerebral production and hepatic clearance. In the present work we determined plasma levels of 24S-hydroxycholesterol in patients with various neurological(More)
Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is a fatal autosomal dominant disorder. Progressive peripheral and autonomic neuropathy are associated with neural and visceral deposition of amyloid, derived most commonly from the Met-30 variant of the plasma protein transthyretin. We have reported previously that orthotopic liver transplantation causes prompt(More)
BACKGROUND The study of whether porcine xenografts can lead to porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) infection of recipients is critical for evaluating the safety of pig-to-man xenotransplantation. PERV is carried in the pig germline, and all recipients of porcine tissues or organs will be exposed to the virus. METHODS We studied 10 diabetic patients who(More)
The Norrbottnian type of Gaucher disease is a well defined nosological entity with a characteristic course and clinical manifestations. The disease is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme glucosylceramidase (cerebroside-beta-glucosidase). Studies of genomic DNA and cDNA encoding the enzyme show a single base substitution in exon 10 in the Norrbottnian(More)
Segmental pancreatic transplantation is now the most widely favoured form of pancreatic transplantation, but the major difficulty with this procedure is the handling of the exocrine secretion. The use of a pancreaticoenteric anastomosis for exocrine diversion has been re-evaluated and several ancillary measures to reduce the risk of fistula and bacterial(More)
613 patients were included in a study to assess the extent to which HLA-matching and pretransplant blood transfusions affect the outcome of cadaveric renal transplantation in patients treated with cyclosporin and low doses of prednisolone. Matching for the HLA-DR-antigens significantly reduced the frequency of rejection episodes, but neither HLA-matching(More)
DOG LIVER HOMOGRAFTS were preserved with varying techniques and tested by orthotopic homotransplantation to unrelated mongrel dog recipients. T h e latter were treated with a~athioprine, antilymphocyte globulin, and a short coursc of prednisone. There were 6 groups of experiments: Group I-Controls. Twelve homografts were removed from cooled donors,-infused(More)