Ed Giannini

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Glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) activity and its allosteric modulation by purine nucleotides were studied in platelet preparations from 4 patients with a nondominant form of adult-onset olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) and in affected and nonaffected members of two families with a dominant form of OPCA. A partial deficiency of GDH activity (40 to 50% of(More)
The term dementia refers to a number of very complicated disorders of the brain with several morphological, biochemical and functional alterations. Several alterations occur in Alzheimer's disease. They include alteration in neurotransmitters related substances and changes in brain metabolic rate. Changes in metabolic activity are among the earliest and(More)
Nephrotic syndrome is a protein-wasting disorder affecting total body protein metabolism, often leading to reduction of lean body mass and changes of muscle cell composition. The aim of this study was to investigate the susceptibility to muscle cell damage in nephrotic patients following submaximal physical exercise, by detection of the creatine kinase (CK)(More)
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