M P Westarp

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Glycogenosis type V (McArdle) was the first myopathy to be enzymatically defined myopathy and has been found in approximately 120 patients. It is characterized by a myophosphorylase defect In 2 patients with completely missing phophorylase activity, muscle fiber necrosss and creatinine kinase elevation, we found reproducibly low gammaglobulins and low(More)
In an attempt to verify the possible role of retrovirus in idiopathic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the sera of 21 ALS patients admitted to the Neurological Unit of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Milan, Italy, and of 9 ALS patients from Ulm University in Germany have been evaluated for the presence of antibodies to the human T-lymphotropic viruses(More)
Successfully inducing differentiation in ectodermal diseases, retinoids harbour considerable therapeutic potential in the treatment of neuroectodermal-neuroepithelial malignancies. The principal tissue retinoid, retinoic acid, can be potently upregulated in vivo by a relatively specific catabolic inhibitor, R75251 (liarozole). Both substances have been(More)
Clinical and experimental findings in idiopathic amyothrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) would be compatible with a retroviral involvement. In 35 adult patients with non-familial ALS we observed elevated circulating immune complexes, a decrease in IgG3 isotype and enzyme-linked sorbent assay (ELISA) serum antibodies against human spuma retrovirus (HSRV),(More)
In 3 out of 20 patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sALS), cranial magnetic resonance imaging detected multiple demyelinating lesions. All 3 patients died from definite upper and lower motor neuron degeneration. In all 3 cases total cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) protein remained within normal ranges, and a blood-CSF barrier dysfunction was not(More)
In 12 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) participating in a therapeutic trial with intrathecally applied human fibroblast interferon-beta (IFN-beta) and in 9 untreated ALS patients, we found significantly elevated circulating serum IgG immune complexes (CIC), quantitative immunoglobulin changes, and creatine kinase (CK) elevation; CK reached(More)
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