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This study has shown that while some liposomes are highly toxic to the central nervous system, others, of different composition, are tolerated well in the dosage used (0.02-0.05 ml = 4-12 mg of lipid/inoculum). Those composed of lecithin-cholesterol-dicetyl phosphate or lecithin-cholesterol-stearylamine produced generalised epileptic seizures and some(More)
Erythrocytes from patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) show a highly significant reduction in their absolute electrophoretic mobility in the presence of linoleic and arachidonic acids (LA; AA). Patients with other (destructive) neurological disease (OND) and normal subjects show an increased absolute mobility of their erythrocytes in the presence of LA and(More)
By observing the effect of 0.08 and 0.02 mg/ml linoleic acid (LA on the electrophoretic mobility of fresh red blood cells derived from the parents of a subject with DMD, it has been shown that all of 16 fathers as well as 15 mothers, consistently differ from normal. In normal subjects, whilst 0.08 mg/ml LA causes increased mobility, 0.02 mg/ml causes(More)
A labile factor in plasma (but not serum) of MS subjects confers MS like properties vis à vis effect of linoleic acid (LA) and arachidonic acid (AA), on the electrophoretic mobility of washed red blood cells (RBC) irrespective of their provenance. Plasma from anomalous MS relatives and other neurological diseases (OND) likewise confer corresponding(More)
Electrophoretic mobility studies of red blood cells from subjects with multiple sclerosis indicate that treatment with unsaturated fatty acids must continue for at least 2 years before normal reactivity is restored by currently available tests. If this applies to myelin also, then clinical trials aimed at treating the recognized multiple sclerosis subject(More)
A simple modification of the Erythrocyte-Unsaturated Fatty Acid (E-UFA) Test for Multiple Sclerosis is described, whereby well washed erythrocytes (RBC) are allowed to stand in Hanks medium 199, for about 21 days at 4 degrees C. The control-experimental difference in electrophoretic mobility of RBC rises to nearly 20%. Precautions in interpretation and(More)
The absolute electrophoretic mobility of RBC of near relatives of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients has been studied in the presence of 0.08 mg/ml linoleic (LA) or arachidonic acid (AA). 42.9% of near relatives show anomalous results (slow with LA, fast with AA), chiefly females, and mothers always. The effect of LA is greater in clinical MS than in(More)
The absolute electrophoretic mobility of erythrocytes from MS patients is reduced in the presence of 0.08 mg/ml of linoleic or arachidonic acid, whilst that of normal or other neurological disease patients is increased in the presence of these acids. When an MS patient ingests gamma-linolenate (in capsule form equivalent to 413.4 mg of gamma-linolenic acid(More)