Kelly S Schott

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We investigated the basis for a novel form of the slow-channel congenital myasthenic syndrome presenting in infancy in a single individual as progressive weakness and impaired neuromuscular transmission without overt degeneration of the motor endplate. Prolonged low-amplitude synaptic currents in biopsied anconeus muscle at 9 years of age suggested a(More)
Episodic ataxia type 2 (EA2) is a dominantly inherited disorder, characterized by spells of ataxia, dysarthria, vertigo, and migraines, associated with mutations in the neuronal calcium-channel gene CACNA1A. Ataxic spells lasting minutes to hours are provoked by stress, exercise, or alcohol. Some patients exhibit nystagmus between spells and some develop(More)
We traced the cause of a slow-channel syndrome (SCS) in a patient with progressive muscle weakness, repetitive compound muscle action potential and prolonged low amplitude synaptic currents to a V --> F substitution in the M1 domain of the beta subunit (betaV229F) of the muscle acetylcholine receptor (AChR). In vitro expression studies in Xenopus oocytes(More)
CONTEXT Although phenotypic heterogeneity in autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) has been explained in part by genotypic heterogeneity, clinical observations suggest the influence of additional factors. OBJECTIVES To demonstrate, quantitate, and localize physiologic abnormalities attributable to nongenetic factors in the development of(More)
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