Shalina Taylor

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Pathological studies of mice homozygous for the motor neuron degeneration (Mnd) mutation show abnormalities similar to those of the human neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses: sudanophilic, autofluorescent intraneuronal inclusions that are immunoreactive with antibodies to subunit c of mitochondrial ATP synthase. Ultrastructurally, the inclusions have the(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited neuropathologic information available from cases of Sneddon's syndrome in which strokes are associated with livedo reticularis. Pathogenesis of the syndrome is controversial, although current opinion favors a coagulopathy, often with antiphospholipid antibodies. We describe a case lacking antiphospholipid antibodies but having a(More)
A 23-year-old man with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease had a novel mutation, C344A (Thr115Lys), in exon 3 of the proteolipid protein gene (PLP) His mother, heterozygous for the mutation, developed progressive personality change and a gait disorder in her mid-20s. Her MRI at age 53 showed a diffuse severe leukodystrophy. This report extends the phenotypic range(More)
RATIONALE Idiopathic or heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension is characterized by loss and obliteration of lung vasculature. Endothelial cell dysfunction is pivotal to the pathophysiology, but different causal mechanisms may reflect a need for patient-tailored therapies. OBJECTIVES Endothelial cells differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cells(More)
In familial pulmonary arterial hypertension (FPAH), the autosomal dominant disease-causing BMPR2 mutation is only 20% penetrant, suggesting that genetic variation provides modifiers that alleviate the disease. Here, we used comparison of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived endothelial cells (iPSC-ECs) from three families with unaffected mutation carriers(More)
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