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Newborn screening (NBS) by tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) has allowed for early detection and initiation of treatment in many patients with maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) (OMIM 248600), however, a recent report suggests that variants forms may be missed. Information on these patients is limited. We present clinical, biochemical and molecular information(More)
Morquio A (Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA; MPS IVA) is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by partial or total deficiency of the enzyme galactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS; also known as N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase) encoded by the GALNS gene. Patients who inherit two mutated GALNS gene alleles have a decreased ability to(More)
An 8-week, multicentre (72 sites in the US), double-blind, randomised, parallel group, forced titration study compared the antihypertensive efficacy of candesartan cilexetil and losartan. A total of 611 patients with essential hypertension (diastolic blood pressure 95 to 114 mm Hg) were randomised initially to candesartan cilexetil 16 mg once daily or(More)
An 8-week, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, forced-titration study was conducted to evaluate the antihypertensive efficacy of candesartan vs. losartan in 654 hypertensive patients with a diastolic blood pressure between 95 and 114 mm Hg from 72 sites throughout the U.S. Eligible patients were randomized to candesartan cilexetil 16 mg(More)
PURPOSE To present clinical, biochemical and molecular information on six new clinically diagnosed Krabbe disease patients and assess the sensitivity of retrospective galactocerebrosidase measurement in their newborn screening samples. METHODS Medical records were reviewed. Galactocerebrosidase activity was measured in leukocytes and, retrospectively, in(More)
OBJECTIVE To design a new Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) peptide that can specifically bind integrin αvβ3 and evaluate the possibility of using 131I-labeled peptide for imaging αvβ3-positive tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS The structure of the RGD monomer was selected using V-life software. Based on the RGD monomer, a dimer of cyclic RGD [c(RGD)2] linked by(More)
A large-scale, 8-week, open-label, clinical experience trial evaluated the efficacy of the angiotensin II receptor (AT1 subtype) blocker candesartan cilexetil (16 to 32 mg once daily) either alone or as add-on therapy in 6465 hypertensive patients. The study population was 52% female and 16% African American with a mean age of 58 years. It included 5,446(More)
OBJECTIVE Heat shock protein (Hsp90) resides exclusively in the cytosol in normal cells, but is activated and then removes to the cell surface in tumor cells. The detecting upregulation or activation of Hsp90 is an early indicator of malignant behavior of cancer cells. Hsp90 has emerged as an important target for diagnosis or therapy of prostate cancer. In(More)
Objective: To detect the expression of heparanase (HPSE) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) with different metastatic potentials and investigate its clinical significance. Methods: Transcriptional and translational status of HPSE in OSCC cell lines with different metastatic capacities, primary OSCC samples and their paired metastatic cancer tissues were(More)
PURPOSE Pearson syndrome is a very rare metabolic disorder that is usually present in infancy with transfusion dependent macrocytic anemia and multiorgan involvement including exocrine pancreas, liver and renal tubular defects. The disease is secondary to a mitochondrial DNA deletion that is variable in size and location. Endocrine abnormalities can(More)