OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the static balance function in deaf adolescents with cochlear implants. METHODS We included 24 adolescents who had received unilateral cochlear implantation for at least 5 years. Each subject underwent stabilometry testing under 4 different conditions: (A) firm surface with eyes open; (B) firm surface with eyes closed;… (More)
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3) is an autosomal dominant spinocerebellar degeneration characterized by a wide range of clinical manifestations. In this review, we discuss the role(s) that heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) may play in the cell death process of spinocerebellar ataxia type 3.
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3/Machado–Joseph disease (SCA3/MJD) is a late-onset neurodegenerative disorder caused by the expansion of a polyglutamine tract within the gene product, ataxin-3. Microarray analysis revealed a dramatic differential expression of carbonic anhydrase-related protein XI (CA-RPXI/CA11) in the presence or absence of mutant ataxin-3.… (More)
Machado-Joseph disease is an autosomal dominant spinocerebellar degeneration caused by the expansion of a polyglutamine tract within the gene product, ataxin-3. We have previously shown that increased oxidative stress and decreased expression of Hsp27 may be contributory factors to the disease progression. In this study, we utilized neuroblastoma SK-N-SH… (More)