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Central motor reorganization was studied in 33 subjects with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Corticospinal projections were investigated using focal magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex. Reflex pathways were examined with digital nerve stimulation. Cross-correlation analysis of multi-unit EMG was used to detect activity in branched common stem last order(More)
1. Surface EMG recordings were made from left and right homologous muscle pairs in healthy adults. During each recording session subjects were requested to maintain a weak isometric contraction of both the left and right muscle. 2. Cross-correlation analysis of the two multiunit EMG recordings from each pair of muscles was performed. Central peaks of short(More)
The recent emergence and spread of dengue hemorrhagic fever in the Americas have been a major source of concern. Efforts to control this disease are dependent on understanding the pathogenicity of dengue viruses and their transmission dynamics. Pathogenicity studies have been hampered by the lack of in vitro or in vivo models of severe dengue disease.(More)
The mechanism underlying mirrored activity/movements in normal individuals is unknown. To investigate this, we studied 11 adults and 39 children who performed sequential finger-thumb opposition or repetitive index finger abduction. Surface electromyographic (EMG) activity recorded from the left and right first dorsal interosseous muscles (1DI) during(More)
1. Surface EMGs were recorded from pairs of muscles involved in movements of the wrist and/or digits in the upper limb and from pairs of intrinsic foot muscles in the lower limb during voluntary isometric contractions. 2. EMGs were also recorded from lower limb and trunk muscles during three different tasks: lying, standing and balancing. 3. To investigate(More)
Vaccine reactogenicity has complicated the development of safe and effective live, oral cholera vaccines. Delta ctx Vibrio cholerae mutants have been shown to induce inflammatory diarrhea in volunteers and interleukin-8 (IL-8) production in cultured intestinal epithelial cells. Bacterial flagellins are known to induce IL-8 production through Toll-like(More)
Possible mechanisms underlying the pathological mirror movements that are seen in the majority of patients with X-linked Kallmann's syndrome have been investigated using neurophysiological techniques. An EMG was recorded from the first dorsal interosseous muscle (1DI) during voluntary self-paced abduction of one indexed finger; EMG activity could also be(More)
To investigate the mechanism of mirror movements seen in X-linked Kallmann's syndrome, we measured changes of regional cerebral blood flow with H2 15O-PET. We studied six right-handed Kallmann male subjects and six matched, right-handed control subjects during an externally paced finger opposition task. The analyses were done both on a single subject and a(More)
1. Cutaneomuscular reflexes have been recorded in ten adult subjects from extensor digitorum brevis (EDB), tibialis anterior (TA), soleus (Sol), quadriceps femoris (Quad) and erector spinae (ES) following electrical stimulation of the digital nerves of the second toe. 2. Recordings were made while subjects were instructed to activate voluntarily the(More)
Although blood-feeding hookworms infect over a billion people worldwide, little is known about the molecular mechanisms through which these parasitic nematodes cause gastrointestinal hemorrhage and iron deficiency anemia. A cDNA corresponding to a secreted Kunitz type serine protease inhibitor has been cloned from adult Ancylostoma ceylanicum hookworm RNA.(More)