Frances Boyd

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BACKGROUND Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase (GAMT) deficiency is a rare disorder of creatine biosynthesis presenting with epilepsy and developmental delay in infancy. Excellent developmental outcomes have been reported for infants treated from birth due to a family history. The BC Newborn Screening Program initiated a 3year pilot screening study for GAMT(More)
BACKGROUND Inhaled antigens from pigeons can cause extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA); a model disease of pulmonary inflammation. Among pigeon breeders, serum antibody and sensitized lymphocytes specific for these antigens have been described primarily, but not always, with disease. Antibody activity within the lung may have a closer association with(More)
The effect of the postmenopausal state on serum calcitriol levels was studied in 13 normal premenopausal women and 10 normal postmenopausal women under basal conditions and during seven days of dietary calcium deprivation. Calcitriol levels and the free calcitriol index were lower in the postmenopausal women, and this difference persisted during calcium(More)
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