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The rhizobial infection of legumes has the most stringent demand toward Nod factor structure of all host responses, and therefore a specific Nod factor entry receptor has been proposed. The SYM2 gene identified in certain ecotypes of pea (Pisum sativum) is a good candidate for such an entry receptor. We exploited the close phylogenetic relationship of pea(More)
Particle tracking is of key importance for quantitative analysis of intracellular dynamic processes from time-lapse microscopy image data. Because manually detecting and following large numbers of individual particles is not feasible, automated computational methods have been developed for these tasks by many groups. Aiming to perform an objective(More)
The authors describe a case of predominantly right-sided arthrogryposis in an infant with contralateral congenital cerebral hypoplasia and associated unilateral hydrocephalus. Diagnosis was made by prenatal ultrasonography and confirmed by postnatal cerebral CT-scanning. In addition to a variety of congenital neuromuscular disorders, arthrogryposis may be(More)
Sequential topographic mapping was performed to differentiate "epileptic" from "non-epileptic" rolandic spikes. Twenty-four children without any indication of organic brain lesion were divided into a group with epilepsy and a group without epilepsy. The group with epilepsy was subdivided into "classical BECT" (benign focal epilepsy of childhood with(More)
A comprehensive prospective clinical study is presented of 75 cases of fetal hypokinesia and congenital contractures of various causes, with neuropathological investigation in 23 cases. With the data of medical history, neurological examination, laboratory tests and neuropathology an exact or probable nosological or syndromal diagnosis could be made in 61(More)
The clinical correlates of Rolandic spikes were studied in 47 children to determine the significance of this EEG finding to the diagnosis and classification of epilepsy. The children were classified into 'functional' and 'organic' groups, with and without epilepsy. Children with epilepsy were further subdivided into those with Rulandic and those with(More)
The morphology of the rolandic spike, the trough between the rolandic spike and the following slow wave, and of the slow wave itself was quantitatively studied in 43 children, classified into five clinical groups: (a) functional with epilepsy benign focal epilepsy of childhood with centrotemporal spikes (BECT) with oropharyngeal seizures or (b) BECT with(More)
We present a clinical study of 43 macrocephalic children with a normal rate of headgrowth. The aims of the study were an evaluation of the usual criteria of macrocephaly and the drafting of a differentiated approach to the investigation of macrocephalics. Firstly, the value of head measurement in evaluating intracranial volume was assessed. As a golden(More)
A prospective cross-sectional study was performed on hydrocephalic infants and children. MRI was used to assess the state of myelination and to quantify the intracranial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume repeatedly in all children. At the same time, neurodevelopmental testing was performed. A positive correlation was found between the progress of myelination(More)
The effect of raised intracranial pressure (ICP), due to infantile hydrocephalus, on the process of myelination has been suggested in the literature. In this study 19 hydrocephalic infants were followed-up with anterior fontanelle pressure (AFP) measurement (assessment of ICP), MRI (assessment of the myelination process and the CSF volume), and(More)