An immunohistochemical and ultrastructural analysis of dystrophic axons (DAs) in the brain and peripheral nerve of a patient with familial infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (INAD) and in the brain of a patient with familial Hallervorden-Spatz Disease (HSD) revealed prevalent membrano-tubular or granulo-vesicular profiles with a graded pattern of evolution in INAD, while dense bodies, vesicles and amorphous material were pressent in HSD. DAs immunoreactivity with τ-protein and 200 kDa-neurofilament antibodies was stronger in HSD than in INAD. In both cases immunohistochemistry was positive for ubiquitin and negative for β-tubulin and β-amyloid. Distinct ultrastructural features and immunoreactivity pattern of cytoskeletal components suggest different pathogenetic mechanisms. © 1995 Springer-Verlag.

Ultrastructure and immunoreactivity of dystrophic axons indicate a different pathogenesis of Hallervorden-Spatz disease and infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy.

Cavallaro T.;Fabrizi G. M.;
1995

Abstract

An immunohistochemical and ultrastructural analysis of dystrophic axons (DAs) in the brain and peripheral nerve of a patient with familial infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (INAD) and in the brain of a patient with familial Hallervorden-Spatz Disease (HSD) revealed prevalent membrano-tubular or granulo-vesicular profiles with a graded pattern of evolution in INAD, while dense bodies, vesicles and amorphous material were pressent in HSD. DAs immunoreactivity with τ-protein and 200 kDa-neurofilament antibodies was stronger in HSD than in INAD. In both cases immunohistochemistry was positive for ubiquitin and negative for β-tubulin and β-amyloid. Distinct ultrastructural features and immunoreactivity pattern of cytoskeletal components suggest different pathogenetic mechanisms. © 1995 Springer-Verlag.
Axonal dystrophy; Cytoskeletal proteins; Hallervorden-Spatz disease; Infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy; Ultrastructure;
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