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  • Leonard L Tripp, Edward Byrne, Paul R Croll, Perry Deweese, Robin Fralick, Marilyn Ginsberg-Finner +164 others
  • 1998
No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form, in an electronic retrieval system or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Abstract: The process for managing and executing software maintenance activities is described. IEEE Standards documents are developed within the IEEE Societies and the Standards Coordinating(More)
In familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (fALS), there is a need to establish more precisely the progression of the disease, particularly whether there is gradual presymptomatic neuronal loss or an abrupt loss coinciding with the symptomatic stage. To elucidate this, we investigated the progression of motor neuron loss through morphological techniques,(More)
The isometric Maximum Voluntary Contraction (MVC) of the right quadriceps femoris muscle was measured in 82 females and 58 males using a chair dynamometer and their mid-thigh quadriceps thickness was measured using real-time B-mode ultrasound. Statistically significant relationships (ranging from P < 0.001 to P < 0.0001) were found between quadriceps MVC,(More)
Age-associated changes in mitochondrial respiratory chain activity were investigated in human brain tissue collected at autopsy. Four brain regions, the frontal cortex, superior temporal cortex, cerebellum and putamen, were studied to map any regional variation. A significant decrease in cytochrome c oxidase activity was seen in all regions studied with(More)
BACKGROUND Several retrospective studies have suggested that immunotherapy, including prednisolone, azathioprine and thymectomy, reduces progression of ocular myasthenia gravis to generalized myasthenia gravis. This study examines the effect of immunotherapy on generalization rates in ocular myasthenia patients who are acetylcholine receptor (AChR)(More)
There have been few studies investigating the mechanism and nature of the hearing loss that occurs in the mitochondrial disorders. We studied 18 patients with the MELAS A3243G point mutation from four different kindreds. Pure tone audiometry, speech discrimination testing, acoustic reflexes, tympanometry, and brain stem auditory evoked responses were(More)
Neuropathological studies were carried out in two patients with mitochondrial encephalomyopathies in whom the underlying lesions in muscle mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and respiratory enzyme complexes have been investigated. The first, a man with Kearns-Sayre syndrome, died at the age of 49 years. Autopsy showed an old parietal lobe infarct, diffuse spongiform(More)
Respiratory chain dysfunction has been established as having a primary pathoaetiological role in certain relatively rare multisystem disorders (typically encephalomyopathies) and postulated as having an important role in commoner neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer dementia and Parkinson's disease. In the latter conditions, there is considerable(More)
The development of therapeutic strategies that overcome the unique problems posed by Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has lead to the development of many contemporary approaches to human disease in general. Various treatment approaches have been explored--such as pharmacological therapies and cell-based, cytokine, and genetic therapies--that are all(More)
This study aims to investigate the cellular distribution of human cytochrome c oxidase (COX) subunit II (CII) and COX subunit IV (CIV) in Alzheimer's disease relative to control brains. The levels of CIV and CII proteins in the cerebellar Purkinje cells were reduced in age-matched controls relative to young controls and in the Alzheimer's disease group(More)