The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)
 
 
 
 
 

Juvenile Alpers disease.

BACKGROUND: Alpers disease is commonly associated with polymerase gamma deficiency and usually affects infants or young children. OBJECTIVE: To report a juvenile case of Alpers disease due to mutations in the polymerase gamma gene (POLG1). DESIGN: Clinical, pathologic, biochemical, and molecular analysis. SETTING: Tertiary care university hospital and academic institutions. PATIENT: A 17-year-old adolescent girl with intractable epilepsy and liver disease. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Clinical course and pathologic, biochemical, and molecular features. RESULTS: Biochemical and pathologic evidence suggested a respiratory chain defect, which was confirmed by enzyme analysis of the liver. Mutational analysis of POLG1 showed 2 novel mutations: T851A and R1047W. CONCLUSION: The POLG1 mutations can cause juvenile and childhood Alpers disease.[1]

References

  1. Juvenile Alpers disease. Wiltshire, E., Davidzon, G., DiMauro, S., Akman, H.O., Sadleir, L., Haas, L., Zuccollo, J., McEwen, A., Thorburn, D.R. Arch. Neurol. (2008) [Pubmed]
 
WikiGenes - Universities