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In an autopsy case of the sporadic juvenile ALS (a 17-year-old girl) intracytoplasmic inclusions are found in the upper and lower motor neurons and in nerve cells of the dentate nucleus, pontine nucleus, brain stem reticular formation, substantia nigra, thalamus, globus pallidus and others. Histochemically they contain RNA-Protein compounds. Electron(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic polymorphisms of DNA repair enzymes in the base excision repair (BER) pathway, may lead to genetic instability and lung cancer carcinogenesis. We investigated the interactions among the gene polymorphisms in DNA repair genes and lung cancer. METHODS We analyzed associations among OGG1 Ser326Cys and MUTYH Gln324His gene polymorphisms in(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic polymorphisms of DNA repair enzymes may lead to genetic instability and colorectal cancer carcinogenesis. Our objective was to measure the interactions between polymorphisms of repair genes and tobacco smoking in colorectal cancer. METHODS The case-control study involved sixty-eight colorectal cancer patients and 121 non-cancer controls(More)
Two sibling cases of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) revealed degeneration usually associated with other systemic degenerative disorders. The changes in the 41-year-old sister were compatible with those reported in other familial ALS cases affecting the upper and lower motor neurons, posterior columns, and spinocerebellar tracts. The(More)
Electromyographic and histopathological studies were performed on 112 skeletal muscles in 101 subjects with myopathy. The diagnostic significance of large action potentials (LAPs) in myopathy was studied. LAPs were defined as those action potentials with a duration of over 13 ms and an amplitude of over 3 mV (peak to peak). The following results were(More)
A family with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type 1 (HMSN1) is reported. Three patients suffered only pupillary abnormality, two patients showed Adie's syndrome and peripheral neuropathy, and one had cranial neuropathy. Adie's syndrome and severe peripheral neuropathy. Autopsy of the latter revealed reduction of myelinated nerve fibers in the(More)