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Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal disease caused by deficiency of alpha-galactosidase A. Signs and symptoms of Fabry disease occurring during childhood and adolescence were characterized in 352 Fabry Registry patients. At enrollment (median age 12 year), 77% of males and 51% of females reported symptoms. The median age of symptom onset was 6 year in(More)
BACKGROUND Angiomyolipomas in patients with the tuberous sclerosis complex or sporadic lymphangioleiomyomatosis are associated with mutations in tuberous sclerosis genes resulting in constitutive activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). The drug sirolimus suppresses mTOR signaling. METHODS We conducted a 24-month, nonrandomized, open-label(More)
BACKGROUND Angiomyolipomas are slow-growing tumours associated with constitutive activation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), and are common in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex and sporadic lymphangioleiomyomatosis. The insidious growth of these tumours predisposes patients to serious complications including retroperitoneal haemorrhage and(More)
BACKGROUND Renal angiomyolipomata can reduce renal reserve and lead to renal insufficiency and failure. Angiomyolipomata often have abnormal vasculature, with aneurysms that can hemorrhage. Treatment of angiomyolipomata greater than 4 cm in diameter is suggested to decrease the risk for hemorrhage. Nephron-sparing procedures are critical in patients because(More)
Glomerulocystic disease is a rare renal cystic disease with a long descriptive history. Findings from recent studies have significantly advanced the pathophysiological understanding of the disease processes leading to this peculiar phenotype. Many genetic syndromes associated with glomerulocystic disease have had their respective proteins localized to(More)
  • J J Bissler
  • 1998
Inverted repeats are important elements in the human genome. Because of their nature, inverted repeats can engage in intra- and intermolecular basepairing. The ability to adopt hairpin and cruciform secondary structures is associated with frameshift mutations. These sequences also can be utilized by the polymerase allowing both intra- and interstrand(More)
Tuberous sclerosis (TSC) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in either of two genes, TSC1 and TSC2. Point mutations and small indels account for most TSC1 and TSC2 mutations. We examined 261 TSC DNA samples (209 small-mutation-negative and 52 unscreened) for large deletion/duplication mutations using multiplex ligation-dependent probe(More)
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 10 (SCA10) is associated with expansion of (ATTCT)n repeats (where n is the number of repeats) within the ataxin 10 (ATX10/E46L) gene. The demonstration that (ATTCT)n tracts can act as DNA unwinding elements (DUEs) in vitro has suggested that aberrant replication origin activity occurs at expanded (ATTCT)n tracts and may lead to(More)
BACKGROUND Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors are recommended as first-line treatment of renal angiomyolipoma associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) or sporadic lymphangioleiomyomatosis (sporadic LAM), but follow-up is limited. Longer term efficacy and tolerability data from a Phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial are(More)