Tracie A Caller
Affiliation: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
- A cluster of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in New Hampshire: a possible role for toxic cyanobacteria bloomsTracie A Caller
Department of Neurology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
Amyotroph Lateral Scler 10:101-8. 2009..Further investigation, including analysis of brain tissue for cyanobacterial toxins, will be helpful to test for an association between BMAA and ALS...
- The cyanobacteria derived toxin Beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine and amyotrophic lateral sclerosisSandra Anne Banack
The Institute for Ethnomedicine PO Box 3464, Jackson, WY 83001, USA
Toxins (Basel) 2:2837-50. 2010..The ramifications of discovering an environmental trigger for ALS are enormous. In this article, we discuss the history, ecology, pharmacology and clinical ramifications of this ubiquitous, cyanobacteria-derived toxin...
- Spatial analysis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Northern New England, USA, 1997-2009Tracie A Caller
Department of Neurology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03753, USA
Muscle Nerve 48:235-41. 2013..This study aims to investigate the incidence of ALS in the Northern New England states of New Hampshire (NH), Vermont (VT), and Maine (ME)...
- Spatial clustering of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the potential role of BMAATracie A Caller
Department of Neurology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03753, USA
Amyotroph Lateral Scler 13:25-32. 2012..We review the literature on important studies of spatial clustering of ALS and explore the hypothesized link between the neurotoxin BMAA and ALS...
- Linking β-methylamino-L-alanine exposure to sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Annapolis, MDNicholas C Field
Department of Neurology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
Toxicon 70:179-83. 2013..We conclude that the presence of BMAA in the Chesapeake Bay food web and the lifetime consumption of blue crab contaminated with BMAA may be a common risk factor for sporadic ALS in all three patients...
- Aerosolization of cyanobacteria as a risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosisElijah W Stommel
Department of Neurology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, United States
Med Hypotheses 80:142-5. 2013..We hypothesize that some cases of ALS may be related to chronic exposure to the aerosolization of cyanobacteria derived BMAA from cooling towers and might explain the observation of conjugal ALS couples...
- An explanation for the changes in collagen in sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosisNicholas C Field
Department of Neurology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Med Hypotheses 77:565-7. 2011..We hypothesize that the abnormalities seen in sALS collagen may result from the misincorporation of BMAA and subsequent misfolding of the collagen protein...