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We found a variable defect of complex I of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, ranging in severity from 25% to 63% of control values, in muscle of patients with Huntington's disease (HD). The most severe defect was observed in the patient with the greatest expansion of CAG triplets. Muscle morphology showed myopathic changes such as moth-eaten fibers,(More)
This paper presents an autonomous mission architecture for locating and tracking of harmful ocean debris with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Mission simulations are presented that are based on actual weather data, predicted icing conditions, and estimated UAV performance degradation due to ice accumulation. Sun position is estimated to orient search and(More)
The phenotypic manifestation of McArdle disease varies considerably from one individual to the next. The purpose of this study was to assess the possible association between the clinical severity of the disease, and each of the genotypes PYGM (R50X), ACE (I/D), AMPD1 (Q12X), PPARGC1A (G482S) and ACTN3 (R577X). We also assessed links between clinical disease(More)
OBJECTIVE To define potential pathogenic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) point mutations in a patient with myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) syndrome. BACKGROUND MERRF syndrome is typically associated with point mutations in the mtDNA tRNALys gene. METHODS We performed morphologic, biochemical, and genetic analysis of muscle samples from the(More)
We report the exercise capacity of an 8-year-old boy with clinical, histological, biochemical, and genetic evidence of McArdle disease. The patient presented with severe myalgia, proteinuria, hematuria, pyrexia, and elevated creatine kinase after swimming. After pre-exercise ingestion of sucrose, he performed treadmill exercise to symptom limitation. His(More)
We studied a patient with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes who had morphologically and biochemically abnormal muscle mitochondria. Molecular analysis revealed a T8316C transition in the mitochondrial DNA tRNA(Lys) gene. The mutation was homoplasmic in muscle from the proposita, heteroplasmic in her blood, and still(More)
BACKGROUND Published genotype/phenotype data on McArdle disease are limited in sample size. A single national (Spanish) registry of patients with McArdle disease was created with the purpose of analysing their genotypic and phenotypic characteristics. METHODS A cross sectional study was conducted, collecting demographic, family history, clinical, genotype(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the cause of an adult-onset multisystemic disease with multiple deletions of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). DESIGN Case report. SETTING University hospitals. PATIENT A 65-year-old man with axonal sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy, ptosis, ophthalmoparesis, diabetes mellitus, exercise intolerance, steatohepatopathy, depression,(More)
We report on 54 Spanish patients with McArdle's disease from 40 unrelated families. Molecular analysis revealed that the most common R49X mutation was present in 70% of patients and 55% of alleles. The G204S mutation was less frequent and found in 14.8% of patients and 9% of mutant alleles. The W797R mutation was observed in 16.5% of patients, accounting(More)
A child with clinical and neuroradiologic evidence of Leigh syndrome (LS) had the T-to-C transition at nt 9176 in the ATPase 6 gene of mtDNA. The mutation was homoplasmic in muscle and maternally inherited. The proband's mother had ataxia and harbored 93% of mutant genomes in blood, whereas three clinically unaffected maternal relatives had varying degrees(More)