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Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase deficiency: 2,8-dihydroxyadenine urolithiasis in a 48-year-old woman.

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Source
Br J Urol. 1988 Dec;62(6):521-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-1988
Author
J P Usenius
M L Ruopuro
R. Usenius
Author Affiliation
Department of Urology, Central Hospital, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Source
Br J Urol. 1988 Dec;62(6):521-4
Date
Dec-1988
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adenine - analogs & derivatives - analysis
Adenine Phosphoribosyltransferase - deficiency
Allopurinol - therapeutic use
Female
Finland
Humans
Middle Aged
Pentosyltransferases - deficiency
Urinary Calculi - analysis - drug therapy
Abstract
We report the first patient in Finland and Scandinavia with a deficiency of adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (APRT). About 30 clinically affected patients have been reported in the literature. APRT deficiency is an enzyme disorder which is inherited autosomally in a recessive manner. The use of adenine in purine metabolism is disturbed and it accumulates in the body, where it is oxidised to poorly insoluble 2,8-dihydroxyadenine by xanthine oxidase. The dihydroxyadenine forms stones which can be mistaken for uric acid stones. Our patient had had frequent episodes of urolithiasis and the diagnosis was finally made after pyelolithotomy and stone analysis. The total APRT deficiency was detected in the haemolysate of erythrocytes. Partial deficiency of APRT in the patient's relatives showed heterozygosity of the enzyme defect. The only clinical manifestation of the defect is the formation of urinary stones. This can be prevented by diet and allopurinol.
Notes
Comment In: Br J Urol. 1989 Sep;64(3):3242804578
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3219508 View in PubMed
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Leisure-time physical activity and artery lumen diameters: A monozygotic co-twin control study.

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Source
Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2010 Dec 3;
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-3-2010
Author
T. Leskinen
J-P Usenius
M. Alen
H. Kainulainen
J. Kaprio
U M Kujala
Author Affiliation
Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland Keski-Suomen Magneettikuvaus, Jyväskylä, Finland Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Oulu University Hospital and Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland Department of Public Health and Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland.
Source
Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2010 Dec 3;
Date
Dec-3-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
Exercise is thought to increase the diameter of the conduit arteries supplying the muscles involved. We studied the effects of a physically active vs inactive lifestyle on artery diameters in monozygotic (MZ) twin pairs discordant over 30 years for leisure-time physical activity habits. In a population-based co-twin control study design, six middle-aged (50-65 years) same-sex MZ twin pairs with long-term discordance for physical activity were comprehensively identified from the Finnish Twin Cohort (TWINACTIVE study). Discordance was initially defined in 1975 and the same co-twin remained significantly more active during the 32-year follow-up. The main outcomes were arterial lumen diameters measured from maximal intensity projections of contrast-enhanced MR angiography images. Paired differences between active and inactive co-twins were studied. Compared with inactive members, active members of MZ twin pairs had larger diameters for the distal aorta and iliac and femoral arteries (P0.2 for all comparisons) were found in the dimensions of the carotid arteries. Our genetically controlled study confirms that habitual physical activity during adulthood enlarges arteries in a site-specific manner.
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21129037 View in PubMed
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Leisure-time physical activity and high-risk fat: a longitudinal population-based twin study.

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Source
Int J Obes (Lond). 2009 Nov;33(11):1211-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2009
Author
T. Leskinen
S. Sipilä
M. Alen
S. Cheng
K H Pietiläinen
J-P Usenius
H. Suominen
V. Kovanen
H. Kainulainen
J. Kaprio
U M Kujala
Author Affiliation
Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland. tuija.h.leskinen@jyu.fi
Source
Int J Obes (Lond). 2009 Nov;33(11):1211-8
Date
Nov-2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Female
Finland - epidemiology
Humans
Intra-Abdominal Fat - metabolism
Leisure Activities
Longitudinal Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Middle Aged
Motor Activity - physiology
Obesity - epidemiology - metabolism - prevention & control
Questionnaires
Risk factors
Twins
Abstract
Exercise is thought to reduce high-risk body fat, but intervention studies are frequently limited by short follow-ups and observational studies by genetic selection. Therefore, we studied the effects of a physically inactive vs active lifestyle on high-risk (visceral, liver and intramuscular) fat in twin pairs discordant for leisure-time physical activity habits for over 30 years.
A longitudinal population-based twin study.
Sixteen middle-aged (50-74 years) same-sex twin pairs (seven monozygotic (MZ), nine dizygotic (DZ)) with long-term discordance for physical activity habits were comprehensively identified from the Finnish Twin Cohort (TWINACTIVE study). Discordance was initially defined in 1975 and the same co-twin remained significantly more active during the 32-year-long follow-up.
Magnetic resonance imaging-assessed visceral, liver and intramuscular fat.
In within-pair analyses carried out after the adult life-long discordance in physical activity habits, the physically inactive co-twins had 50% greater visceral fat area compared with the active co-twins (mean difference 55.5 cm2, 95% confidence interval (CI) 7.0-104.1, P=0.010). The liver fat score was 170% higher (13.2, 95% CI 3.5-22.8, P=0.030) and the intramuscular fat area 54% higher (4.9 cm2, 95% CI 1.9-7.9, P=0.002) among the inactive co-twins. All the trends were similar for MZ and DZ pairs. Peak oxygen uptake was inversely associated with visceral (r=-0.46, P=0.012) and intramuscular fat area (r=-0.48, P=0.028), with similar trends in intrapair difference correlations (r=-0.57, P=0.021 and r=-0.50, P=0.056, respectively). The intrapair difference correlation between visceral and intramuscular fat was also high (r=0.65, P=0.009).
Regular physical activity seems to be an important factor in preventing the accumulation of high-risk fat over time, even after controlling for genetic liability and childhood environment. Therefore, the prevention and treatment of obesity should emphasize the role of regular leisure-time physical activity.
PubMed ID
19721451 View in PubMed
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Quantification of metabolites from single-voxel in vivo 1H NMR data of normal human brain by means of time-domain data analysis.

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Source
MAGMA. 1995 Sep-Dec;3(3-4):129-36
Publication Type
Article
Author
M. Ala-Korpela
J P Usenius
J. Keisala
A. van den Boogaart
P. Vainio
J. Jokisaari
S. Soimakallio
R. Kauppinen
Author Affiliation
Department of Physical Sciences, University of Oulu, Finland.
Source
MAGMA. 1995 Sep-Dec;3(3-4):129-36
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aspartic Acid - analogs & derivatives - metabolism
Brain - anatomy & histology - metabolism
Choline - metabolism
Comparative Study
Creatine - metabolism
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy - methods
Protons
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
Abstract
We present here a combination of time-domain signal analysis procedures for quantification of human brain in vivo 1H NMR spectroscopy (MRS) data. The method is based on a separate removal of a residual water resonance followed by a frequency-selective time-domain line-shape fitting analysis of metabolite signals. Calculation of absolute metabolite concentrations was based on the internal water concentration as a reference. The estimated average metabolite concentrations acquired from six regions of normal human brain with a single-voxel spin-echo technique for the N-acetylaspartate, creatine, and choline-containing compounds were 11.4 +/- 1.0, 6.5 +/- 0.5, and 1.7 +/- 0.2 mumol kg-1 wet weight, respectively. The time-domain analyses of in vivo 1H MRS data from different brain regions with their specific characteristics demonstrate a case in which the use of frequency-domain methods pose serious difficulties.
PubMed ID
8749730 View in PubMed
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