N M Ng Ying Kin

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BACKGROUND Bulimic, impulsive and depressive syndromes have all been associated with abnormalities in brain serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) mechanisms. METHODS We had 26 bulimic women and 22 normal-eater women report impulsive, affective, self-destructive and bulimic symptoms, and then provide serial blood samples for measurement of: [3H]-paroxetine(More)
Studies have linked bulimia nervosa (BN) to alterations in brain serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine: 5-HT) activity and to heightened propensity for parasuicidality and self-injuriousness. The coincidence of self-destructiveness and 5-HT abnormality in BN is of interest, given documentation (in various populations) of an inverse association between 5-HT(More)
BACKGROUND Bulimia nervosa (BN) is reported to co-occur with childhood abuse and alterations in central serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]) and cortisol mechanisms. However, findings also link childhood abuse to anomalous 5-HT and cortisol function, and this motivated us to explore relationships between childhood abuse and neurobiological variations in(More)
Apomorphine (Apo), a dopamine receptor agonist used extensively in clinical research, is known to be chemically unstable. The authors have used a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method to study the long-term stability of pharmaceutical preparations of R(-) Apomorphine hydrochloride (ApoHCI) for parenteral use. In a concentration of 1 mg/ml,(More)
Three patients from two families had an unusual phenotypical variant of late-onset hexosaminidase-A deficiency. The clinical picture was dominated by spinal motor neuron involvement mimicking juvenile-onset spinal muscular atrophy. Atypical features included prominent muscle cramps, postural and action tremor, recurrent psychosis, incoordination,(More)
Quinolinic acid, an excitotoxic agent, was applied unilaterally to the nucleus basalis magnocellularis of the rat forebrain, which resulted in neuronal destructions and consequently, loss of cholinergic projections to the cortex. The effects on ganglioside metabolism in brain cortical matter were studied. Total ganglioside contents in lesioned brains (n =(More)
Dolichols as unesterified alcohols were identified as significant components of lipid extracts from storage cytosomes isolated post-mortem from the brains of patients with the infantile, late infantile, and juvenile types of neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis (NCL). Very small amounts of dolichols were present in the corresponding subcellular fractions of(More)
Long-chain polyisoprenoid alcohols (dolichols) were measured in different brain regions dissected postmortem from 26 histopathologically confirmed cases of Alzheimer's disease and 24 age-matched nonAlzheimer control patients. They were significantly elevated in all parts of the cerebrum, but not in the cerebellum, of Alzheimer patients. The highest values(More)
It has been reported previously that spirochetes could be one of the causes of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, we have attempted to reproduce these findings by examining fresh blood samples from 22 patients diagnosed with early stage (n = 16) and late stage (n = 6) AD. The patients were participants in a clinical drug trial. Fresh necropsy brain(More)