Monica Woo

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In addition to protective effects within the adult central nervous system (CNS), in vivo application of N-methyl-d-aspartate inhibitors such as (+) MK-801 have been shown to induce neurodegeneration in neonatal rats over a specific developmental period. We have systematically mapped the nature and extent of MK-801-induced neurodegeneration throughout the(More)
A significant number of brain neurons in the rabbit brain were immunostained with anti-rabbit gamma-immunoglobulin (IgG). IgG-positive neurons were often found in the cerebellum, lower brainstem and motor nuclei. Similar IgG-positive neurons were occasionally found in the hippocampus, cerebral cortex and midbrain, but not in the striatum and thalamus. These(More)
In a new family with X-linked congenital autophagic vacuolar myopathy (AVM), seven affected boys presented with congenital hypotonia, dyspnea, and dysphagia with delayed motor milestones. Muscle pathology revealed autophagic vacuoles with sarcolemmal features, multilayered basal lamina with marked sarcolemmal deposition of C5-9 membrane attack complex and(More)
Muscle biopsies from a 13-month-old female infant with a delay in developmental milestones, lactic acidosis and visual disturbance, and a 6 year-old female with frequent epileptic fits are described. Biochemical studies of biopsied muscles and skin fibroblasts demonstrated markedly decreased pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDHC) activity to about 16% of(More)
Histopathological and morphometric studies of murine dystrophic muscles in the early postnatal period were performed. In dy mice, obtained by in vitro fertilization, scattered necrotic fibers were noted at 10 days of age followed by poorly compensated regeneration leading to muscle fiber loss, marked variation in fiber size, and fibrous and adipose tissue(More)
Shaking rat Kawasaki (SRK), a newly discovered neurological mutant rat in the Wistar strain, is described. The abnormalities of SRK rats are transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait. The neurological signs are shaking of the body and an ataxic-paretic gait from day 10 postnatal. The affected rats survive for about 1 month. Macroscopically, the cerebellum(More)
Ten of 17 muscle biopsy specimens from 15 patients with childhood dermatomyositis (DM) showed distinct perifascicular atrophy. The atrophic fibers showed the following characteristics: (1) decreased cytochrome c oxidase (CCO) activity, (2) rare positive reaction with acridine orange (AO) staining, (3) type 2C reaction in 7.9% (0.4-17.5%) of the fibers, (4)(More)
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