Mike Groves

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Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type I (HSAN I) is the most frequent type of hereditary neuropathy that primarily affects sensory neurons. The genetic locus for HSAN I has been mapped to chromosome 9q22.1-22.3 and recently the gene was identified as SPTLC1, encoding serine palmitoyltransferase, long chain base subunit-1. Sequencing in HSAN I(More)
Giant axonal neuropathy (GAN; MIM 256850) is a severe childhood onset autosomal recessive sensorimotor neuropathy affecting both the peripheral nerves and the central nervous system. Bomont and colleagues identified a novel ubiquitously expressed gene they named Gigaxonin on chromosome 16q24 as the cause of GAN in a number of families. We analysed five(More)
AIMS Axonal pathology extends to the axonal cytoarchitecture leaving its signature on axoskeletal proteins. This study investigated whether neurofilament (NfH) phosphorylation would relate to the dynamics of axonal pathology in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS NfH phosphoforms (SMI32, SMI34, SMI35) were quantified by ELISA from microdissected samples of(More)
Tetanus toxin binds neuronal tissue prior to internalization and trafficking to the central nervous system. Binding of the carboxy-terminal 50 kDa HC fragment of tetanus toxin to polysialogangliosides is important for this initial cell binding step. Using the three-dimensional structure of HC, mutants were designed to investigate the role of individual(More)
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