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The mitochondrial translation system is responsible for the synthesis of 13 proteins required for oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS), the major energy-generating process of our cells. Mitochondrial translation is controlled by various nuclear encoded proteins. In 27 patients with combined OXPHOS deficiencies, in whom complex II (the only complex that is(More)
Glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase (GCDH) deficiency is a rare neurometabolic disorder that is considered treatable if patients are identified before the onset of acute encephalopathic crises. To allow early identification of affected individuals, tandem mass spectrometry-based newborn screening for GCDH deficiency has been started in Germany in 1999. We(More)
PURPOSE Severe eye burns occur rarely, but are related to a poor prognosis in rehabilitation. As emergency treatment has been identified as decisive factor for the prognosis of eye burns, new first aid rinsing solutions should be considered carefully in their clinical action. In a first approach, the new drug Diphoterine was subjected to a comparison with(More)
A male infant was diagnosed with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) at the age of 5.5 months. Sequencing of the gene (CFH) encoding complement factor H revealed a heterozygous mutation (c.3644G>A, p.Arg1215Gln). Despite maintenance plasmapheresis he developed recurrent episodes of aHUS and vascular access complications while maintaining stable renal(More)
The literature suggests that the presence of cellular debris and sediment in amniotic fluid samples may alter the value of the lecithin/sphingomyelin (L/S) ratios, with a loss of as much as 75 percent of the surface-active lecithin1 and consequently a marked change in the L/S ratio. We wish to report our findings on 22 amniotic fluids obtained by(More)
This paper, the second in the series, will build on the first and explore the importance of liver and pancreatic manifestations of cystic fibrosis (CF) and the effect on morbidity and mortality of this multifaceted genetic condition. It will also further develop the critical role of the gastroenterologist as part of the multidisciplinary group of clinicians(More)