Erika Bühler

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Seven patients are described who have some or all of the symptoms of Prader-Willi syndrome. They were ascertained by varying criteria starting either from the clinical picture or from the identification of a chromosome abnormality involving the proximal portion of the long arm of chromosome 15. The chromosome abnormalities consisted of two balanced(More)
The whole-body inflammatory response produced by cardiopulmonary bypass is an important cause of perioperative morbidity after cardiac operations. This inflammatory response produces reactive oxygen species and other cytotoxic substances, such as the cytokines. The generation of reactive oxygen species might deplete principal antioxidant micronutrients,(More)
Blood from 19 patients was examined for the essential antioxidants alpha-tocopherol and beta-carotene before, during, and after bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Marrow ablation and immunosuppression for BMT conditioning was achieved by treatment with high-dose chemotherapy, mostly combined with total body irradiation. All patients required total(More)
Absolute specificity and high accuracy is required for the quantitation of cholesterol, cholesteryl esters and triglycerides in small biological samples, particularly in a limited number of cells. Both can be achieved through thin-layer chromatography and molybdatophosphoric acid staining, while the shortcomings of traditional spot detection are overcome by(More)
The linkage relationships between the cystic fibrosis (CF) locus and four marker loci (MET-H, MET-D, D7S8 and D7S16), allelic associations between these loci and the extent of informativity at these marker loci were investigated in a sample of 206 families with at least one child affected by CF. The data were contributed by 11 laboratories from Europe and(More)
2 patients with 13- and C9-rings are reported. On reviewing the phenotypical features of the published ring carriers and comparing them with our results we do not find any characteristic similarities. This can be explained by cytogenetical and biological findings. We are therefore inclined to reject the existence of clear-cut ring chromosome syndromes. Im(More)
Fibroblasts of patients with Tay-Sachs' and Sandhoff's disease have been fused. After 7 to 22 days in culture hexosaminidase A-activity could be demonstrated in the hybrid cells both electrophoretically and by heat inactivation. Fibroblasten von Patienten mit Tay-Sachsscher und Sandhoffscher Krankheit wurden fusioniert. 7–22 Tage nach der Fusion ließ sich(More)