Jesús Eirís

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The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of long-term carbamazepine (CBZ), valproic acid (VPA) and phenobarbital (PB) treatment on serum lipids and apolipoproteins in epileptic children. Serum levels of total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), very low-density lipoprotein(More)
Levels of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of children without neurological disease were assessed. CSF samples were obtained from 37 subjects aged between 1 month and 13 years. All subjects had undergone lumbar puncture for diagnostic purposes, and were subsequently shown not to be suffering any form of neurological(More)
We describe a case in which severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy is associated with a disturbance in mitochondrial function. EEG traces showed diffuse spike-wave patterns inducible by intermittent photic stimulation. Laboratory analyses revealed high lactic acid levels in cerebrospinal fluid and urine, without metabolic acidosis or high lacticacidaemia.(More)
BACKGROUND With over 50 different disorders and a combined incidence of up to 1/3000 births, lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) constitute a major public health problem and place an enormous burden on affected individuals and their families. Many factors make LSD diagnosis difficult, including phenotype and penetrance variability, shared signs and symptoms,(More)
BACKGROUND There are several known autosomal genes responsible for Ras/MAPK pathway syndromes, including Noonan syndrome (NS) and related disorders (such as LEOPARD, neurofibromatosis type 1), although mutations of these genes do not explain all cases. Due to the important role played by the mitochondrion in the energetic metabolism of cardiac muscle, it(More)
INTRODUCTION Variant B1 is a rare form of GM2-gangliosidosis characterized by the presence of a mutation in the hexosaminidase A gene (HEXA) leading to a defect in the catalytic region of the alpha-subunit of beta-hexosaminidase A (alpha beta heterodymer). The mutated Hex A has almost normal activity against the natural synthetic substrates(More)
The few proximal 4q chromosomal aberrations identified in patients with neurodevelopmental phenotypes that have been published to date are variable in type, size and breakpoints and, therefore, encompass different chromosome bands and genes, making the establishment of genotype-phenotype correlations a challenging task. Here, microarray-based copy number(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Brain creatine (Cr) deficiencies are a group of inborn errors of metabolism that are characterized by an absence or severe reduction of brain Cr. Clinically, these patients can display psychomotor/mental retardation and language disorders, commonly associated with epilepsy or movement disorders. Three metabolic defects are known:(More)
We detail here the clinical description and the family genetic study of a male patient with global developmental delay, disruptive and obsessive behaviors and minor dysmorphic features and a combination of two rare genetic variants: a maternally inherited 16p13.11-p12.3 duplication and a de novo 12p12.1 deletion affecting SOX5. The 16p13.11 microduplication(More)
Intellectual disability (ID) is a complex and phenotypically heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significant deficits in cognitive and adaptive skills, debuting during the developmental period. In the last decade, microarray-based copy number variation (CNV) analysis has been proved as a strategy particularly useful in the discovery(More)