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Increased expression of TDP-43 in the skin of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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PMID:  20175762     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVES: Transactivation-responsive DNA-binding protein-43 (TDP-43) was identified as a major component of the ubiquitin-positive inclusions in sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, there has been no study of TDP-43 in ALS skin. The present study investigates TDP-43 in ALS skin.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We made a quantitative immunohistochemical study of the expression of TDP-43 in the skin from 15 patients with ALS and 15 control subjects.
RESULTS: The proportion of TDP-43-positive (TDP-43+) cells in the epidermis in ALS patients was significantly higher (P < 0.001) than in controls. There was a significant positive relationship (r = 0.62, P < 0.02) between the proportion and duration of illness in ALS patients. The optical density of TDP-43+ cells in the epidermis in ALS patients is markedly stronger (P < 0.001) than in controls. There was a significant positive relation (r = 0.72, P < 0.01) between the immunoreactivity and duration of illness in ALS patients.
CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest that changes of TDP-43 in ALS skin are likely to be related to the disease process and that metabolic alterations of TDP-43 may take place in the skin of patients with ALS.
M Suzuki; H Mikami; T Watanabe; T Yamano; T Yamazaki; M Nomura; K Yasui; H Ishikawa; S Ono
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1600-0404     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370336     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand     Country:  Denmark    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Blackwell Munksgaard.
Department of Neurology, Teikyo University Chiba Medical Center, Ichihara, Japan.
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