Paola Solinas

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Obesity is the result of excess energy intake relative to expenditure, however little is known about why some individuals are more prone to weight gain than others. Inbred strains of mice also vary in their susceptibility to obesity and therefore represent a valuable model to study the genetics and physiology of weight gain and its co-morbidities such as(More)
In this study, we report the further results of an ongoing project on the delineation of the spectrum of mutations on the ATP7B gene in Wilson disease (WD) patients of Greek origin. We have analyzed 24 additional families and detected 16 mutations (five frameshifts, two splice site, two nonsense, and seven missense), of which six are novel. On adding these(More)
Wilson disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism resulting from the absence or dysfunction of a copper transporting P-type ATPase (ATP7B). Approximately 150 mutations of the ATP7B have been identified to date. In this paper, we report the results of molecular characterization and genotype-phenotype analysis, which we have carried(More)
Does aging in itself lead to alteration in adrenocortical mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation? Mitochondria from Fischer 344 (F344) rats (6 and 24 months old), Brown Norway rats (6 and 32 months old) and F344-Brown Norway hybrid rats (6 and 30 months old) were compared. Mitochondria were isolated from extirpated adrenal cortex. The yields of(More)
This report describes a relatively simple and reliable method for isolating adrenocortical mitochondria from rats in good, reasonably pure yield. These organelles, which heretofore have been unobtainable in isolated form from small laboratory animals, are now readily accessible. A high degree of mitochondrial purity is shown by the electron micrographs, as(More)
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