Huntington disease and Tourette syndrome. I. Electron spin resonance of bed ghosts.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Abnormalities in the electron spin resonance (ESR) of nitroxide-labeled red blood cell membranes have been reported in Huntington disease (HD). Because of the importance of verifying a general membrane defect in this disease, we have examined 13 unmedicated HD patients of all grades of severity, with a duration of symptoms from 3 to 20 years and including juvenile and rigid cases. No significance differences in the ESR of controls, HD patients, and three Tourette syndrome patients were found.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Comings, DE; Pekkala, A; Schuh, JR; Kuo, PC; Chan, SI

Published Date

  • March 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 166 - 174

PubMed ID

  • 6259936

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1684941

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9297


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States