Smitha Mary Thomas

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OBJECTIVE The study was undertaken to determine the pathologic basis of subtle abnormalities in magnetization transfer ratio (MTR) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) parameters observed in normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) in multiple sclerosis brains. METHODS Brain tissues were obtained through a rapid postmortem protocol that included in situ(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate image quality when using a CAIPIRINHA sampling pattern in comparison to a standard GRAPPA sampling pattern in patients undergoing a routine three-dimensional (3D) breathheld liver exam. CAIPIRINHA uses an optimized phase encoding sampling strategy to alter aliasing artifacts in 3D acquisitions to improve parallel imaging reconstruction.(More)
All prior studies on human age-related chromosomal analysis were done using only metaphase figures derived from lymphocyte cultures in vitro. However, we believe that this procedure may provide only partial information, since the chromosomal abnormalities probably hidden in non-dividing and/or terminally differentiated leukocytes will not be detected by(More)
Almost all previous studies on chromosomal analysis related to in vitro aging of human fibroblasts were done using only metaphase chromosomes. However, this procedure may provide only partial information since the aneuploidy presumably hidden in interphase cells would remain undetected. For this reason, we have analyzed aneuploidy both at interphase and at(More)
The relative frequencies of silver-stained nucleolar organizing regions (Ag-NORs) as a function of age have been analyzed in skin fibroblasts derived from eight adult individuals participating in the Gerontology Research Center (GRO) Longitudinal Study, NIA, Baltimore, MD. Since silver staining of NORs is correlated with rRNA gene activity, we used this(More)
Results of PrP gene analysis in 5 of 9 members from a Jewish Tunisian family with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) showed a mutation at codon 200 involving substitution of lysine (Lys200) for glutamic acid (Glu200). This observation suggests that Lys200 allele probably tracks with CJD in this family and supports the possible genetic basis of the disease in(More)
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