• Diagnostic value of serum biomarkers FGF21 and GDF15 compared to muscle sample in mitochondrial disease 

      Lehtonen, Jenni M.; Auranen, Mari; Darin, Niklas; Sofou, Kalliopi; Bindoff, Laurence; Hikmat, Omar; Uusimaa, Johanna; Vieira, Paivi; Tulinius, Már; Lönnqvist, Tuula; de Coo, Irenaeus F.; Suomalainen, Anu; Isohanni, Pirjo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      The aim of this study was to compare the value of serum biomarkers, fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) and growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15), with histological analysis of muscle in the diagnosis of mitochondrial ...
    • 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 (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 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 ...
    • A multicenter study on Leigh syndrome: disease course and predictors of survival 

      Sofou, Kalliopi; De Coo, Irenaeus F. M.; Isohanni, Pirjo; Ostergaard, Elsebet; Naess, Karin; De Meirleir, Linda; Tzoulis, Charalampos; Uusimaa, Johanna; De Angst, Isabell B.; Lönnqvist, Tuula; Pihko, Helena; Mankinen, Katariina; Bindoff, Laurence; Tulinius, Már; Darin, Niklas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-04-15)
      Background: Leigh syndrome is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, associated with primary or secondary dysfunction of the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Despite the fact that Leigh syndrome is the most ...
    • 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 (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 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 ...