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Zinc and taurine were measured in urine in the fasting state and following a 4mg/kg load of taurine in subjects with Friedreich's Ataxia (FA), and healthy controls (C), and subjects with Duchenne type muscular dystrophy (MD). Of the FA, 25% had increased fasting excretion of zinc, and 50% had increased excretion of zinc following the taurine load. The MD(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of Project Gel was to determine the safety and acceptability of rectal microbicides in young men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) at risk of HIV infection. METHODS MSM and TGW aged 18-30 years were enrolled at three sites; Pittsburgh, PA; Boston, MA; and San Juan, PR. Stage 1A was a cross-sectional assessment(More)
Rectal use of a 1% tenofovir (TFV) gel is currently being evaluated for HIV prevention. While careful assessment of mucosal safety of candidate microbicides is a primary concern, tools to assess mucosal toxicity are limited. Mass spectrometry-based proteomics is a sensitive and high-throughput technique that can provide in-depth information on inflammation(More)
New studies were undertaken to verify the previous findings of increased urinary excretion of taurine, in the basal state and after challenge with a taurine load, in Friedreich's disease. Particular attention was paid to possible causes of error such as weight, muscle mass, creatine and creatinine excretion, variability with time and appropriate control(More)
In a previous study we reported low values of taurine and aspartic acid in the CSF of patients with Friedreich's ataxia, when the results were compared to the literature. Further studies have revealed that unforetold difficulties with the advertised methodology of sequential multi-sample amino acid analysis were responsible for low values in the(More)
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