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Urinary catecholamines (DA, NE, E) and their main metabolites (HVA, DOPAC, MHPG) were analyzed both as free and conjugates in eight children diagnosed as autistic according to DSM-III criteria and eight normal children. Significant differences appeared for the urinary excretion of both DA and NE and their respective metabolites: Autistic children showed low(More)
Levels of dopamine (DA) and its derivatives homovanillic acid (HVA), 3-4 dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), 3-methoxytyramine (3MT) and norepinephrine+epinephrine (NE + E), and serotonin (5HT) and its derivative 5-hydroxyindolacetic acid (5HIAA) were determined from the urine of 156 autistic children aged two to 12 years 6 months, and compared with those(More)
A genetic linkage study was performed on a large four-generation family with variable nonspecific X-linked mental retardation (MRX16), speech abnormalities, and retardation of all milestones. Significant linkage was found in the Xq28 region with loci DXS52, DXS15, BGN, and DXS1108 with maximum LOD scores of 4.86, 4.01, 4.83, and 5.43, respectively, at theta(More)
L-Asparaginase has been encapsulated in Swiss mouse or human erythrocytes by hypotonic haemolysis followed by isotonic resealing and reannealing. The details of incorporation and properties of carrier erythrocytes are presented. When L-asparaginase loaded into 51Cr-labelled erythrocytes, was infused intravenously, the same half-life was found for(More)
In an open trial, a heterogeneous group of 44 children with autistic symptoms were treated with large doses of vitamin B6 and magnesium. Clinical improvement with worsening on termination of the trial was observed in 15 children. Thirteen responders and 8 nonresponders were retested in a 2-week, crossover, double-blind trial, and the responses to the open(More)
Previous works demonstrated that microfibrils stimulate blood platelets to aggregate. The present study compares the activation of platelets by human placental and bovine aortic microfibrils and by type III collagen. We studied the morphological changes occurring in in platelets during their activation and aggregation, as well as the kinetics of the release(More)
In vitro non-enzymatic condensation of glucose on acid soluble collagen is shown not to affect the molecular structure and stability as evaluated both by circular dichroism and differential spectrometry. Viscometric studies demonstrate a lowering in intermolecular interactions; whereas the hydrodynamic volume remains unaffected by nonenzymatic(More)
The effect of normal and nonenzymatically glycosylated rat type I acid-soluble collagen on normal human platelets was investigated. Glycosylated collagen was obtained either after in vitro incubation with glucose or from rats made diabetic by streptozotocin. The amount of nonenzymatically bound glucose was as follows: normal 2.3, diabetic 7.6 and in vitro(More)