Woon Chee Yee

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We studied 74 patients with progressive, asymmetrical lower motor neuron syndromes. Clinical features of these patients, including age, sex, disease duration, patterns of weakness, and reflex changes, were evaluated by review of records. In each patient the clinical features were compared to the type of nerve conduction abnormalities and to the(More)
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy (CIDP) is a rare disease in childhood. We reviewed the clinical characteristics, response to therapy, and long-term prognosis in 13 children (1.5 to 16 years of age) diagnosed with CIDP at Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, and the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, between 1979 and(More)
Motor nerve terminal outgrowth (NTO) at neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) occurs rapidly in response to denervation changes in muscle. We have previously found that NTO can produce an elongation of the synaptic area of the NMJ as defined by cholinesterase-silver staining. In the present study, we examined the effects of NTO on a postsynaptic muscle membrane(More)
Axonal forms of autosomal dominant hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies (HMSNs) represent a heterogeneous group of disorders based on genetic linkage studies. We recently identified one large family with axonal HMSN exhibiting linkage to chromosome 3q, designated HMSN IIB, and report here the clinical and electrodiagnostic features. We clinically(More)
Antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) mediated exon skipping offers potential therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. However, the identification of effective AON target sites remains unsatisfactory for lack of a precise method to predict their binding accessibility. This study demonstrates the importance of co-transcriptional pre-mRNA folding in determining(More)
Herein we describe a family with X-linked spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA or Kennedy's disease), an adult onset neuromuscular disease characterized by slow progression, predominant proximal and bulbar muscle weakness. One frequent association is the appearance of gynecomastia. This disorder was previously shown to be linked to the locus DXYS1 on(More)
Evaluation of morphological alterations at the neuromuscular junction associated with sprouting or other pathological changes has been limited by the inability to visualize simultaneously the multiple cell types that make up a junction. A new combined stain for the concurrent demonstration of motor nerve terminals, cholinesterase, and Schwann cell myelin(More)
A 25-year-old Chinese man presented with a 2-year history of recurrent coma. His plasma ammonia level was extremely elevated, with raised citrulline level and absence of argininosuccinic acid. Adult-onset citrullinaemia, a condition rarely reported outside the Japanese population, was diagnosed. Serial magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, including(More)
Motor neuropathies associated with electrodiagnostic evidence of motor conduction block often improve after treatment with immunotherapy, but there is less evidence about the responsiveness of lower motor neuron (LMN) syndromes without conduction block. In this study we treated four patients with an asymmetric, predominantly distal LMN syndrome associated(More)
We identified five patients with IgM monoclonal autoantibodies that bound to human brain tubulin. In a companion study, we found that IgM in these sera selectively recognized one of three epitopes on tubulin. IgM from three patients bound selectively to a small epitope on human beta-tubulin comprising amino acids 301 to 314. The other two sera recognized(More)