Christine M. Gordon

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The reversible reaction catalyzed by serine hydroxymethyltransferase (SHMT) is the major one-carbon unit source for essential metabolic processes. The Arabidopsis thaliana genome encodes seven SHMT isozymes localized in mitochondria, plastids, nuclei, and the cytosol. Knowledge of the biochemical properties of each isozyme is central to understanding and(More)
The fundamental clinical features of PCOS include hirsutism and menstrual irregularities from the time of menarche. Obesity is present in approximately 50% of these patients, some of whom also carry a diagnosis of NIDDM. The biochemical abnormalities associated with the clinical picture include LH hypersecretion, hyperandrogenism, acyclic estrogen(More)
Many adolescents present with hirsutism and irregular menses. The challenge for the clinician is to distinguish physiologic anovulatory cycles from true menstrual disorders such as PCOS, and to differentiate PCOS from other causes of hyperandrogenism in hirsute adolescents. Common clinical features seen in adolescents with PCOS include hirsutism, acne,(More)
Health-related behaviors are among the most significant determinants of health and quality of life. Improving health behavior is an effective way to enhance health outcomes and mitigate the escalating challenges arising from an increasingly aging population and the proliferation of chronic diseases. Although it has been difficult to obtain lasting(More)
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