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We present the clinical, molecular genetic and neuropathological findings of an 81-year-old man with concurrent Huntington’s disease (HD) and familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS). His mother had been diagnosed clinically as having ALS. There was no known family history of HD, but a maternal uncle had died in a chronic care psychiatric hospital. The(More)
There is no known glutamatergic innervation of globus pallidus (GP) in adult mammals, but we report that during postnatal development of the GP there are large, transient increases in both presynaptic high-affinity glutamate uptake and postsynaptic Na+-independent glutamate receptor binding. These glutamatergic markers increase rapidly in rat GP after birth(More)
Evidence has accumulated suggesting that impairment of the function of the complexes of the mitochondrial respiratory chain might be involved in the pathology of neurological diseases including Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. Recently we reported the synthesis of (2-[11C]methoxy)rotenone ([11C]ROT) as a tool for in vivo studies of complex I. In an(More)
IMPORTANCE Identifying measures that are associated with the cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) expansion in individuals before diagnosis of Huntington disease (HD) has implications for designing clinical trials. OBJECTIVE To identify the earliest features associated with the motor diagnosis of HD in the Prospective Huntington at Risk Observational Study(More)
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