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The importance of the cerebellum for non-motor functions is becoming more and more evident. The influence on cognitive functions from acquired cerebellar lesions during childhood, however, is not well known. We present follow-up data from 24 patients, who were operated upon during childhood for benign cerebellar tumours. The benign histology of these(More)
NADPH is an intermediate in the oxidation of organic compounds coupled to Fe(III) reduction in Geobacter species, but Fe(III) reduction with NADPH as the electron donor has not been studied in these organisms. Crude extracts of Geobacter sulfurreducens catalyzed the NADPH-dependent reduction of Fe(III)-nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA). The responsible enzyme,(More)
A 36-kDa diheme c-type cytochrome abundant in Fe(III)-respiring Geobacter sulfurreducens, designated MacA, was more highly expressed during growth with Fe(III) as the electron acceptor than with fumarate. Although MacA has homology to proteins with in vitro peroxidase activity, deletion of macA had no impact on response to oxidative stress. However, the(More)
An alkali stable polyamidase was isolated from a new strain of Nocardia farcinica. The enzyme consists of four subunits with a total molecular weight of 190 kDa. The polyamidase cleaved amide and ester bonds of water insoluble model substrates like adipic acid bishexylamide and bis(benzoyloxyethyl)terephthalate and hydrolyzed different soluble amides to the(More)
RATIONALE To provide a better understanding of cognitive functioning, motor outcome, behavior and quality of life after childhood stroke and to study the relationship between variables expected to influence rehabilitation and outcome (age at stroke, time elapsed since stroke, lateralization, location and size of lesion). METHODS Children who suffered from(More)
An in vitro cell proliferation assay was developed to measure the capacity of substances to overcome multi-drug resistance (MDR). The assay is a modification of the MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) method. The inclusion of cell titration curves for each concentration of the resistance modifier (RM) allows the IC50 of the RM(More)
An increasing number of parents turn to homeopathy for treatment of their hyperactive child. Two publications, a randomised, partially blinded trial and a clinical observation study, conclude that homeopathy has positive effects in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The aim of this study was to obtain scientific evidence of the(More)
The O-demethylase of the methylotrophic homoacetogenic bacterium strain MC was purified to apparent homogeneity. The enzyme system consisted of four different components that were designated A, B, C, and D according to their elution sequence from the anionic-exchange chromatography column. All four components were essentially required for catalysis of the(More)
From 3-methoxyphenol-grown cells of Acetobacterium dehalogenans, an inducible enzyme was purified that mediated the transfer of the methyl groups of veratrol (1,2-dimethoxybenzene) to a corrinoid protein enriched from the same cells. In this reaction, veratrol was converted via 2-methoxyphenol to 1,2-dihydroxybenzene. The veratrol:corrinoid protein methyl(More)
A retrospective evaluation was performed on 28 cases of paediatric brain abscess (male∶female ratio 2.5∶1; mean age 9.4 years; range 2.8–16 years) diagnosed between 1967 and 1987. In 46%, congenital cyanotic heart disease was identified as a predisposing factor, likewise sinusitis, otitis media or mastoiditis in 29% and immunodeficiency in 11%. Pathogenesis(More)