Keiko Furukawa25
Hugh J Willison12
Yuhsuke Ohmi9
25Keiko Furukawa
12Hugh J Willison
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One specialization of vertebrate presynaptic neuronal membranes is their multifold enrichment in complex gangliosides, suggesting that these sialoglycolipids may play a major functional role in synaptic transmission. We tested this hypothesis directly by studying neuromuscular synapses of mice lacking complex gangliosides attributable to deletion of the(More)
Anti-GD1a ganglioside antibodies (Abs) are the serological hallmark of the acute motor axonal form of the post-infectious paralysis, Guillain-Barre syndrome. Development of a disease model in mice has been impeded by the weak immunogenicity of gangliosides and the apparent resistance of GD1a-containing neural membranes to anti-GD1a antibody-mediated injury.(More)
The restriction endonuclease SmaI has been used for the diagnosis of neurogenic muscle weakness, ataxia and retinitis pigmentosa disease or Leigh's disease, caused by the Mt8993T-->G mutation which results in a Leu156Arg replacement that blocks proton translocation activity of subunit a of F(0)F(1)-ATPase. Our ultimate goal is to apply SmaI to gene therapy(More)