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Elevated homocysteine level is an independent risk factor for ischemic stroke, thrombotic and cardiovascular diseases. The enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) plays a crucial role in regulating the levels of homocysteine. A C677T mutation in this gene results in reduced activity. Sixty-nine patients with arterial stroke, six patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Assess triplet repeat expansion (CTG)n at the 'dystrophia-myotonica protein kinase' (DMPK) locus in muscular myopathies to elucidate its role in myopathic symptoms and enable genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis in families. METHODS AND RESULTS Individuals with symptoms of myopathy, hypotonia and controls selected randomly from the(More)
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