Lipid composition of brain in a patient with mental retardation due to encephalopathy in an infantile period and one due to homocystinuria.


The lipid compositions of brains of a patient with etiologically unknown encephalopathy (ECP) in an early infantile period and a patient with homocystinuria (HCU) were investigated. In the ECP brain the total lipid content and all lipid classes decreased and the degree of the reduction was more conspicuous in the gray matter than in the white matter. The… (More)


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