Gunnar De Winter

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Genetic linkage studies have indicated that chromosome 14q24.3 harbours a major locus for early-onset (onset age <65 years) Alzheimer's disease (AD3). Positional cloning efforts have identified a novel gene S182 or presenilin 1 as the AD3 gene. We have mapped S182 in the AD3 candidate region between D14S277 and D14S284 defined by genetic linkage studies in(More)
UNLABELLED We compared the hemodynamic stability during carotid endarterectomy of remifentanil with that of sufentanil anesthesia. Fifty-six patients were randomly assigned into Remifentanil (n = 27) or Sufentanil (n = 29) groups. In the Remifentanil group, IV propacetamol (2 g) and morphine (0.1 mg/kg) were infused 30 min before skin closure. In the(More)
Genetic linkage studies with chromosome 21 DNA markers and mutation analysis of the beta-amyloid protein precursor gene located in 21q21.3 have indicated that early-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD) is a heterogeneous disorder for which at least one other chromosomal locus exists. We examined two extended histopathologically confirmed EOAD pedigrees, AD/A(More)
We previously reported a large Charcot-Marie-Tooth family not linked to the Duffy blood group marker, supporting the existence of genetic heterogeneity in this neuropathy. In order to investigate the possibility of another disease locus on chromosome 1, we analyzed this family further, using DNA polymorphisms of 6 genes. Absence of linkage makes a second(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1a (CMT 1a) is an autosomal dominant peripheral neuropathy linked to the DNA markers D17S58 and D17S71, located in the pericentromeric region of the chromosome 17p arm. We analyzed an extended 5-generation Belgian family, multiply affected with CMT 1a, for linkage with eight chromosome 17 markers. The results indicated that(More)
Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type I (HMSN I) or Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is an autosomal dominant peripheral neuropathy. In some CMT families linkage has been reported with either the Duffy blood group or the APOA2 gene, both located on chromosome 1q. More recently, linkage has been found in six CMT families with two chromosome 17p(More)
In this paper, I will argue that ageing can be construed as disease. First, the concept of disease is discussed, where the distinction is made between two lines of thought, an objectivist and a subjectivist one. After determining the disease conception to be used throughout the argument, it is proposed that senescence could be seen as disease. Three common(More)
Behavioural variation among individuals has received a lot of attention by behavioural ecologists in the past few years. Its causes and consequences are becoming vast areas of research. The origin and maintenance of individual variation in behaviour within and among populations is affected by many facets of the biotic and abiotic environment. Here, two(More)
We previously described a large five-generation family with autosomal dominant inheritance of hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type I, or Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT1). The genetic defect in this family was not linked to the Duffy blood group. We investigated the possibility of a disease locus on the short arm of chromosome 1 using 12 anonymous(More)
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