• The impact of gender, puberty, and pregnancy in patients with POLG disease 

      Hikmat, Omar; Naess, Karin; Engvall, Martin; Klingenberg, Claus; Rasmussen, Magnhild; Tallaksen, Chantal; Samsonsen, Christian; Brodtkorb, Eylert; Ostergaard, Elsebet; de Coo, Rene; Pias-Peleteiro, Leticia; Isohanni, Pirjo; Uusimaa, Johanna; Darin, Niklas; Rahman, Shamima; Bindoff, Laurence (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Objective To study the impact of gender, puberty, and pregnancy on the expression of POLG disease, one of the most common mitochondrial diseases known. Methods Clinical, laboratory, and genetic data were collected ...
    • Mental health and health related quality of life in mitochondrial POLG disease 

      Hikmat, Omar; Vederhus, Bente Johanne; Benestad, Merete Roineland; Engeset, Ida Malen E.; Klingenberg, Claus; Rasmussen, Magnhild; Tallaksen, Chantal; Brodtkorb, Eylert; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Bindoff, Laurence (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      We aimed to assess the impact of POLG disease on mental health and quality of life in 15 patients using the Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) and Short-Form 36 Health Survey (RAND-36). We found increased scores in all nine ...
    • Novel UCHL1 mutations reveal new insights into ubiquitin processing 

      Rydning, Siri Lynne; Backe, Paul Hoff; Sousa, Mirta; Iqbal, Zafar; Øye, Ane-Marte; Sheng, Ying; Yang, Mingyi; Lin, Xiaolin; Slupphaug, Geir; Nordenmark, Tonje Haug; Vigeland, Magnus Dehli; Bjørås, Magnar; Tallaksen, Chantal; Selmer, Kaja Kristine (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Recessive loss of function of the neuronal ubiquitin hydrolase UCHL1 has been implicated in early-onset progressive neurodegeneration (MIM no. 615491), so far only in one family. In this study a second family is characterized, ...
    • Simplifying the clinical classification of polymerase gamma (POLG) disease based on age of onset; studies using a cohort of 155 cases 

      Hikmat, Omar; Naess, Karin; Engvall, Martin; Klingenberg, Claus; Rasmussen, Magnhild; Tallaksen, Chantal; Brodtkorb, Eylert; Østergaard, Elsebet; de Coo, Irenaeus F.M.; Pias-Peleteiro, Leticia; Isohanni, Pirjo; Uusimaa, Johanna; Darin, Niklas; Rahman, Shamima; Bindoff, Laurence (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background Variants in POLG are one of the most common causes of inherited mitochondrial disease. Phenotypic classification of POLG disease has evolved haphazardly making it complicated and difficult to implement in ...