Kennedy disease

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Ken·ne·dy dis·ease

(ken'ĕ-dē),
an X-linked recessive disorder characterized by progressive spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy; associated features include distal degeneration of sensory axons, and signs of endocrine dysfunction, including diabetes mellitus, gynecomastia, and testicular atrophy.

Ken·ne·dy dis·ease

(ken'ĕ-dē di-zēz')
An X-linked recessive disorder characterized by progressive spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy; associated features include distal degeneration of sensory axons, and signs of endocrine dysfunction, including diabetes mellitus, gynecomastia, and testicular atrophy.
Synonym(s): X-linked recessive bulbospinal neuronopathy.

Kennedy,

William, U.S. neurologist.
Kennedy disease - an X-linked recessive disorder characterized by progressive spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy.
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'The mutant form of this protein is responsible for Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy (SBMA), also known as Kennedy's disease.' The toxic mutant protein disrupts hormone-dependent signalling and causes degeneration of neurons that control our muscles, muscle weakness and an insensitivity to male hormones.
On the other hand, spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), also known as Kennedy's disease or Kennedy-Alter-Sung disease, is a rare neurodegenerative disorder of lower motor neurons with an X-linked recessive inheritance pattern and occurs virtually only in adult males [5-7].
Weingarten, "Case series: anesthetic management of patients with spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (Kennedy's disease)," Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, vol.
In our study Kennedy's disease patient had facial tremors, gynacomestia proximal and distal muscle weakness but patient was able to walk without support.
Hajec passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House with his daughter, Bethany and wife, Judy, at his side after a courageous 20 year battle with Kennedy's Disease. Don was born in Webster, MA to Wojciech and Katherine Hajec.
Kennedy's disease: pathogenesis and clinical approaches.
High prevalence of Kennedy's disease in western Finland--is the syndrome underdiagnosed?
Androgen receptor mutation in Kennedy's disease. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 1999;354(1386):1075-1078.
Clinical aspects and the genetic and molecular biology of Kennedy's disease. In: Wells RD, Warren ST, Sarmiento M.
Researchers have shown that in a fourth CAG-repeat illness, Kennedy's disease, the expanded gene pumps out flawed versions of its normal protein, a receptor for the hormone androgen.
Groups from France, Japan, and the United States report in the May Nature Genetics that Huntington's disease, DRPLA, and SCA1 follow in the footsteps of Kennedy's disease, not fragile X.
Lloyd endured the effects of Kennedy's Disease for many years; he died at home.