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Article: [Motor evoked potential of both upper extremities long term after anatomical hemispherectomy].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To explore the function and motor pathway of remained cerebral hemisphere by studying motor evoked potential of both upper extremities on patients long term after anatomical hemispherectomy. Five patients after anatomical hemispherectomy, who were marked 5 dispersive sites on head to perform transcranial magnetic stimulation. Recording motor evoked potential of target muscles (brachioradialis muscle and abductor pollicis brevis) of both upper extremities respectively when muscle resting and contracting. Only affected abductor pollicis brevis of case 2 and only affected brachioradialis muscle of case 4 and 5 recorded motor evoked potential when muscle resting. Motor evoked potential of some cases can be recorded simultaneously in homonymous muscles of both sides when muscle resting or contracting. There exists motor cortex that controls movement of ipsilateral limbs and also ipsilateral motor pathway of corticospinal connection at patients after anatomical hemispherectomy. It also means that the motor function of affected limbs has potency to recover well after hemispherectomy. The mirror movement after hemispherectomy is possible relate to overlap of both limbs' motor cortex.Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery] 11/2009; 47(22):1715-7.
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ABSTRACT: To detect the mutations of Krit-1 gene that cause familial cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) in the Han ethnic origin. The subjects were hospitalized in the Department of Neurosurgery, Tiantan Hospital affiliated to Capital University of Medical Sciences. Two families (A and B) and 8 apparently sporadic individuals affected with CCM were screened for mutations of Krit-1 gene. Members of the family CCM have a wide range in age of onset with seizures, headaches and skin lesions. The gene was screened by PCR amplification of 16 exons and mutation was detected by direct sequencing. In family A samples, analysis of the Krit-1 gene revealed a new point mutation in exon 14 [a heterozygous C to G transition at nucleotide 1 289 (counting from the start codon or nt 2 308 counting from the first nt of the mRNA, aligned according to Gene Bank AF388384)] which predicts the substitution of a premature termination codon for Serine at codon 430 (S430X), belonging a nonsense point mutation. No mutation was identified in one of family A members as well as in any of the sporadic individuals with the exception of a single nucleotide polymorphism. Report the first family in the Han with CCM having a novel mutation in the CCM1 gene on the continent of Asia. The newly identified mutation creates a premature termination codon and is predicted to produce a truncated Krev1 interaction-trapped 1 protein, KRIT1. This result allows efficient presymptomatic molecular diagnosis.Zhonghua bing li xue za zhi Chinese journal of pathology 07/2003; 32(3):220-5.