Florence Poggi

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In this paper we report the identification of a new disorder of mitochondrial fatty acid beta-oxidation in a patient which presented with clear manifestations of a mitochondrial beta-oxidation disorder. Subsequent studies in fibroblasts revealed an impairment in palmitate beta-oxidation and in addition, a combined deficiency of long-chain enoyl-CoA(More)
A retrospective study was performed on the clinical outcome and long-term treatment of 17 patients with propionic acidaemia diagnosed during the last 20 years in our hospital. The study group consisted of 12 patients with early onset type of disease and 5 patients with late onset. Seven (41%) patients died, five with early onset and two with late onset. The(More)
Whole-body propionate and protein kinetics and energy substrate metabolism were studied in five metronidazole-treated patients with propionic or methylmalonic acidemias by the use of a primed, 4-h constant infusion of [1-13C]propionate and L-[O-2H5]phenylalanine combined with indirect calorimetry. Measurements were performed during fasting and carbohydrate(More)
Peroxisomal deficiency disorders, which are genetically transmitted, are assumed to be expressed in all cells, and the use of cultured skin fibroblasts for diagnosis and research is based on this assumption. We describe three patients with clinical, biochemical, and microscopic evidence of a peroxisomal disorder. However, their liver displays mosaicism,(More)
The presence of peroxisomal membrane ghosts was examined in liver biopsies from eleven patients presenting the clinical and biochemical picture of a generalized peroxisomal disorder (Zellweger syndrome, neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy, infantile Refsum disease and variants of these syndromes). A polyclonal antibody raised against the membrane of human liver(More)
Results from electron microscopic morphometry, enzyme cytochemistry and immunolocalization in liver biopsies are reviewed. Emphasis is put on the following aspects: 1) relationship between peroxisomal size and enzyme concentration; 2) abnormal enlargement of peroxisomes in many congenital disorders with peroxisomal dysfunction; 3) normal localization of(More)
We report studies of four patients with pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDH) deficiency caused by mutations in the E1α subunit. Two unrelated male patients presented with Leigh syndrome and a R263G missense mutation in exon 8. This mutation has previously been described in males with the same phenotype. The two other patients had different novel mutations:(More)
Four steps are required for the transport of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) into the mitochondrial matrix: a plasma membrane carnitine transporter maintains the intracellular supply of carnitine; an outer mitochondrial membrane carnitine palmitoyltransferase I (CPT I) converts acyPCoA compounds to their acylcarnitine analogues; a carnitineacylcarnitine(More)
We report studies of four patients with pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDH) deficiency caused by mutations in the E1 alpha subunit. Two unrelated male patients presented with Leigh syndrome and a R263G missense mutation in exon 8. This mutation has previously been described in males with the same phenotype. The two other patients had different novel(More)