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Sensory motor neuropathy is associated with various inherited disorders including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy/adrenomyeloneuropathy and Refsum disease. In the latter two, the neuropathy is thought to result from the accumulation of specific fatty acids. We describe here three patients with elevated plasma concentrations of(More)
Mutations have recently been identified in the G4.5 gene (Xq28), encoding the tafazzin protein, in patients with Barth syndrome. We performed mutational analysis in 5 families with suspected Barth syndrome. In 4 families a male child had all the cardinal features of this syndrome, and mutations of G4.5 were found in each case. A mutation was also found in a(More)
Two types of killed canine distemper virus (CDV) vaccine and a modified-live CDV vaccine were clinically evaluated in four species of exotic carnivores. In 16 trials in which 13 red pandas (Ailurus fulgens) were given the killed vaccine, only 1 animal had a virus-neutralization titer that exceeded 1:100. A red panda given modified-live CDV vaccine deemed(More)
X linked adrenoleucodystrophy (X-ALD) is considered to be a rare cause of Addison's disease, although several small series suggest a high incidence in young Addisonian males. A survey in the south west of England identified 12 male patients diagnosed with Addison's disease in the period 1987-99. In 10 of these (83%) X-ALD was the underlying cause; the other(More)
3-Hydroxyisobutyric aciduria is a rare biochemical finding associated with a variable clinical phenotype in the literature. We report two siblings excreting abnormal levels of this metabolite from a consanguineous family who manifested distinct phenotypic variation. We speculate as to whether this biochemical anomaly may simply be an incidental finding and(More)
Red cell galactose 1-phosphate (Gal-1-P) concentrations and urinary galactitol excretion have been suggested as biochemical indices of dietary compliance in classical transferase-deficient galactosaemia. We report our experience of measuring both in 32 patients over 0-10.9 years (median 3.45). A total of 438 blood specimens for Gal-1-P and 383 urine(More)
We describe our rationale for developing a new introductory computer science course at Furman University and summarize our experience with it. The pilot offerings were made possible in part by an grant from the National Science Foundation that provided important facilities for the laboratory components of the course. While the course does not abandon the(More)
A very clear-cut reduction in UDP-galactose (UDPGal) levels in erythrocytes, skin fibroblasts and liver of patients with classical galactosaemia has been reported. As UDPGal is the galactosyl donor in glycoprotein and glycolipid synthesis, it has been suggested that an abnormality in these complex compounds may be the cause of some of the long-term(More)
UDPGlucose (UDPGlc) and UDPGalactose (UDPGal) are nucleotide sugars formed via the galactose metabolic pathway and are essential cofactors for the incorporation of galactose and glucose into complex glycoproteins and glycolipids. It has been proposed that in classical galactosaemia, where the enzyme galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase is deficient, the(More)