Research Overview

Basil Darras's research has focused on the molecular genetics, diagnostics and therapeutics of pediatric neuromuscular diseases. Two conditions he specializes in, from a clinical and research perspective, are Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and spinal muscular atrophy. He was one of the first to describe germline mosaicism in DMD, a biological phenomenon with important implications for the genetic counseling of affected families.

Through his clinical and research experience, shared in papers, chapters, books and conference presentations, Dr. Darras has influenced clinical care in the field of pediatric neuromuscular diseases both nationally and internationally. He has contributed significantly to the development of methodologies for DNA-based molecular diagnostics of the muscular dystrophies. Further, he has attempted to define the indications for the new diagnostic tests, re-delineate the role of traditional procedures and develop algorithms illustrating the recommended diagnostic approach to the evaluation of children with neuromuscular diseases.

Dr. Darras is also actively working to further research in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). He has joined top clinicians and researchers in New York City and Philadelphia to create the Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinical Research (PNCR) Network. This project, funded by the SMA Foundation, seeks to develop the necessary infrastructure for efficient phase I and II clinical trials in patients with SMA. These trials will be aimed at testing candidate drugs, using innovative clinical trial designs to minimize study duration and sample size. In building the infrastructure for clinical trials, Dr. Darras was the principal investigator for an observational study to learn more about the natural history of SMA and to ascertain the outcome measures available for future trials. The results of this study will be published in the near future. More information about the PNCR network and its current research studies on SMA can be found at: http://www.urmc.edu/sma.

About Basil Darras

Basil Darras received his MD from the University of Athens, Greece. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the State University of New York at Stonybrook and fellowships in Child Neurology and Medical Genetics at Tufts-New England Medical Center and Yale University School of Medicine, respectively. He is currently Director of the Division of Clinical Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

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Researcher Areas

  • Neuromuscular Disorders

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  1. Crow RA, Hart KA, McDermott MP, Tawil R, Martens WB, Herr BE, McColl E, Wilkinson J, Kirschner J, King WM, Eagle M, Brown MW, Hirtz D, Lochmuller H, Straub V, Ciafaloni E, Shieh PB, Spinty S, Childs AM, Manzur AY, Morandi L, Butterfield RJ, Horrocks I, Roper H, Flanigan KM, Kuntz NL, Mah JK, Morrison L, Darras BT, von der Hagen M, Schara U, Wilichowski E, Mongini T, McDonald CM, Vita G, Barohn RJ, Finkel RS, Wicklund M, McMillan HJ, Hughes I, Pegoraro E, Bryan Burnette W, Howard JF, Thangarajh M, Campbell C, Griggs RC, Bushby K, Guglieri M. A checklist for clinical trials in rare disease: obstacles and anticipatory actions-lessons learned from the FOR-DMD trial. Trials. 2018 May 10; 19(1):291. View abstract
  2. Al-Ghamdi F, Darras BT, Ghosh PS. Spectrum of Neuromuscular Disorders With HyperCKemia From a Tertiary Care Pediatric Neuromuscular Center. J Child Neurol. 2018 May; 33(6):389-396. View abstract
  3. Martinez EE, Quinn N, Arouchon K, Anzaldi R, Tarrant S, Ma NS, Griffin J, Darras BT, Graham RJ, Mehta NM. Comprehensive nutritional and metabolic assessment in patients with spinal muscular atrophy: Opportunity for an individualized approach. Neuromuscul Disord. 2018 Jun; 28(6):512-519. View abstract
  4. Darras BT, Mammas IN, Spandidos DA. Spinal muscular atrophy, pediatric virology and gene therapy: A challenge of modern weakness and hope. Exp Ther Med. 2018 Apr; 15(4):3671-3672. View abstract
  5. Mercuri E, Darras BT, Chiriboga CA, Day JW, Campbell C, Connolly AM, Iannaccone ST, Kirschner J, Kuntz NL, Saito K, Shieh PB, Tulinius M, Mazzone ES, Montes J, Bishop KM, Yang Q, Foster R, Gheuens S, Bennett CF, Farwell W, Schneider E, De Vivo DC, Finkel RS. Nusinersen versus Sham Control in Later-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy. N Engl J Med. 2018 02 15; 378(7):625-635. View abstract
  6. Karakis I, Georghiou S, Jones HR, Darras BT, Kang PB. Electrophysiologic Features of Radial Neuropathy in Childhood and Adolescence. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Apr; 81:14-18. View abstract
  7. Glascock J, Sampson J, Haidet-Phillips A, Connolly A, Darras B, Day J, Finkel R, Howell RR, Klinger K, Kuntz N, Prior T, Shieh PB, Crawford TO, Kerr D, Jarecki J. Treatment Algorithm for Infants Diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy through Newborn Screening. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2018; 5(2):145-158. View abstract
  8. Glanzman AM, Mazzone ES, Young SD, Gee R, Rose K, Mayhew A, Nelson L, Yun C, Alexander K, Darras BT, Zolkipli-Cunningham Z, Tennekoon G, Day JW, Finkel RS, Mercuri E, De Vivo DC, Baldwin R, Bishop KM, Montes J. Evaluator Training and Reliability for SMA Global Nusinersen Trials1. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2018; 5(2):159-166. View abstract
  9. Kolb SJ, Coffey CS, Yankey JW, Krosschell K, Arnold WD, Rutkove SB, Swoboda KJ, Reyna SP, Sakonju A, Darras BT, Shell R, Kuntz N, Castro D, Parsons J, Connolly AM, Chiriboga CA, McDonald C, Burnette WB, Werner K, Thangarajh M, Shieh PB, Finanger E, Cudkowicz ME, McGovern MM, McNeil DE, Finkel R, Iannaccone ST, Kaye E, Kingsley A, Renusch SR, McGovern VL, Wang X, Zaworski PG, Prior TW, Burghes AHM, Bartlett A, Kissel JT. Natural history of infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy. Ann Neurol. 2017 Dec; 82(6):883-891. View abstract
  10. Rutkove SB, Darras BT. NeuroNEXT is at your service. Ann Neurol. 2017 Dec; 82(6):857-858. View abstract
  11. Ebrahimi-Fakhari D, Cheng C, Dies K, Diplock A, Pier DB, Ryan CS, Lanpher BC, Hirst J, Chung WK, Sahin M, Rosser E, Darras B, Bennett JT. Clinical and genetic characterization of AP4B1-associated SPG47. Am J Med Genet A. 2018 Feb; 176(2):311-318. View abstract
  12. Finkel RS, Mercuri E, Darras BT, Connolly AM, Kuntz NL, Kirschner J, Chiriboga CA, Saito K, Servais L, Tizzano E, Topaloglu H, Tulinius M, Montes J, Glanzman AM, Bishop K, Zhong ZJ, Gheuens S, Bennett CF, Schneider E, Farwell W, De Vivo DC. Nusinersen versus Sham Control in Infantile-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy. N Engl J Med. 2017 11 02; 377(18):1723-1732. View abstract
  13. Pigula-Tresansky AJ, Wu JS, Kapur K, Darras BT, Rutkove SB, Anthony BW. Muscle compression improves reliability of ultrasound echo intensity. Muscle Nerve. 2018 Mar; 57(3):423-429. View abstract
  14. Finkel RS, Darras BT. X-linked myotubular myopathy: Living longer and awaiting treatment. Neurology. 2017 Sep 26; 89(13):1316-1317. View abstract
  15. Rutkove SB, Kapur K, Zaidman CM, Wu JS, Pasternak A, Madabusi L, Yim S, Pacheck A, Szelag H, Harrington T, Darras BT. Electrical impedance myography for assessment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Ann Neurol. 2017 May; 81(5):622-632. View abstract
  16. Zaidman CM, Wu JS, Kapur K, Pasternak A, Madabusi L, Yim S, Pacheck A, Szelag H, Harrington T, Darras BT, Rutkove SB. Quantitative muscle ultrasound detects disease progression in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Ann Neurol. 2017 May; 81(5):633-640. View abstract
  17. Guglieri M, Bushby K, McDermott MP, Hart KA, Tawil R, Martens WB, Herr BE, McColl E, Wilkinson J, Kirschner J, King WM, Eagle M, Brown MW, Willis T, Hirtz D, Shieh PB, Straub V, Childs AM, Ciafaloni E, Butterfield RJ, Horrocks I, Spinty S, Flanigan KM, Kuntz NL, Baranello G, Roper H, Morrison L, Mah JK, Manzur AY, McDonald CM, Schara U, von der Hagen M, Barohn RJ, Campbell C, Darras BT, Finkel RS, Vita G, Hughes I, Mongini T, Pegoraro E, Wicklund M, Wilichowski E, Bryan Burnette W, Howard JF, McMillan HJ, Thangarajh M, Griggs RC. Developing standardized corticosteroid treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 07; 58:34-39. View abstract
  18. Pera MC, Coratti G, Forcina N, Mazzone ES, Scoto M, Montes J, Pasternak A, Mayhew A, Messina S, Sframeli M, Main M, Lofra RM, Duong T, Ramsey D, Dunaway S, Salazar R, Fanelli L, Civitello M, de Sanctis R, Antonaci L, Lapenta L, Lucibello S, Pane M, Day J, Darras BT, De Vivo DC, Muntoni F, Finkel R, Mercuri E. Content validity and clinical meaningfulness of the HFMSE in spinal muscular atrophy. BMC Neurol. 2017 Feb 23; 17(1):39. View abstract
  19. Ramsey D, Scoto M, Mayhew A, Main M, Mazzone ES, Montes J, de Sanctis R, Dunaway Young S, Salazar R, Glanzman AM, Pasternak A, Quigley J, Mirek E, Duong T, Gee R, Civitello M, Tennekoon G, Pane M, Pera MC, Bushby K, Day J, Darras BT, De Vivo D, Finkel R, Mercuri E, Muntoni F. Revised Hammersmith Scale for spinal muscular atrophy: A SMA specific clinical outcome assessment tool. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0172346. View abstract
  20. Karakis I, Liew W, Fournier HS, Jones HR, Darras BT, Kang PB. Electrophysiologic features of ulnar neuropathy in childhood and adolescence. Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 05; 128(5):751-755. View abstract
  21. Al-Ghamdi F, Darras BT, Ghosh PS. Spectrum of Nondystrophic Skeletal Muscle Channelopathies in Children. Pediatr Neurol. 2017 May; 70:26-33. View abstract
  22. Mazzone ES, Mayhew A, Montes J, Ramsey D, Fanelli L, Young SD, Salazar R, De Sanctis R, Pasternak A, Glanzman A, Coratti G, Civitello M, Forcina N, Gee R, Duong T, Pane M, Scoto M, Pera MC, Messina S, Tennekoon G, Day JW, Darras BT, De Vivo DC, Finkel R, Muntoni F, Mercuri E. Revised upper limb module for spinal muscular atrophy: Development of a new module. Muscle Nerve. 2017 Jun; 55(6):869-874. View abstract
  23. Mehta P, Küspert M, Bale T, Brownstein CA, Towne MC, De Girolami U, Shi J, Beggs AH, Darras BT, Wegner M, Piao X, Agrawal PB. Novel mutation in CNTNAP1 results in congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy. Muscle Nerve. 2017 May; 55(5):761-765. View abstract
  24. Karakis I, Khoshnoodi M, Liew W, Nguyen ES, Jones HR, Darras BT, Kang PB. Electrophysiologic features of fibular neuropathy in childhood and adolescence. Muscle Nerve. 2017 May; 55(5):693-697. View abstract
  25. Rutkove SB, Wu JS, Zaidman C, Kapur K, Yim S, Pasternak A, Madabusi L, Szelag H, Harrington T, Li J, Pacheck A, Darras BT. Loss of electrical anisotropy is an unrecognized feature of dystrophic muscle that may serve as a convenient index of disease status. Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Dec; 127(12):3546-3551. View abstract
  26. Pasternak A, Sideridis G, Fragala-Pinkham M, Glanzman AM, Montes J, Dunaway S, Salazar R, Quigley J, Pandya S, O'Riley S, Greenwood J, Chiriboga C, Finkel R, Tennekoon G, Martens WB, McDermott MP, Fournier HS, Madabusi L, Harrington T, Cruz RE, LaMarca NM, Videon NM, Vivo DC, Darras BT. Rasch analysis of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-computer adaptive test (PEDI-CAT) item bank for children and young adults with spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2016 12; 54(6):1097-1107. View abstract
  27. Reddy HM, Cho KA, Lek M, Estrella E, Valkanas E, Jones MD, Mitsuhashi S, Darras BT, Amato AA, Lidov HG, Brownstein CA, Margulies DM, Yu TW, Salih MA, Kunkel LM, MacArthur DG, Kang PB. The sensitivity of exome sequencing in identifying pathogenic mutations for LGMD in the United States. J Hum Genet. 2017 Feb; 62(2):243-252. View abstract
  28. De Sanctis R, Coratti G, Pasternak A, Montes J, Pane M, Mazzone ES, Young SD, Salazar R, Quigley J, Pera MC, Antonaci L, Lapenta L, Glanzman AM, Tiziano D, Muntoni F, Darras BT, De Vivo DC, Finkel R, Mercuri E. Developmental milestones in type I spinal muscular atrophy. Neuromuscul Disord. 2016 11; 26(11):754-759. View abstract
  29. Liew WK, Pacak CA, Visyak N, Darras BT, Bousvaros A, Kang PB. Longitudinal Patterns of Thalidomide Neuropathy in Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr. 2016 Nov; 178:227-232. View abstract
  30. Kim J, Liao YH, Ionita C, Bale AE, Darras B, Acsadi G. Mitochondrial Membrane Protein-Associated Neurodegeneration Mimicking Juvenile Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Nov; 64:83-86. View abstract
  31. Pigula AJ, Wu JS, Gilbertson MW, Darras BT, Rutkove SB, Anthony BW. Force-controlled ultrasound to measure passive mechanical properties of muscle in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2016 08; 2016:2865-2868. View abstract
  32. Koppaka S, Shklyar I, Rutkove SB, Darras BT, Anthony BW, Zaidman CM, Wu JS. Quantitative Ultrasound Assessment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Using Edge Detection Analysis. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Sep; 35(9):1889-97. View abstract
  33. Connolly AM, Florence JM, Zaidman CM, Golumbek PT, Mendell JR, Flanigan KM, Karachunski PI, Day JW, McDonald CM, Darras BT, Kang PB, Siener CA, Gadeken RK, Anand P, Schierbecker JR, Malkus EC, Lowes LP, Alfano LN, Johnson L, Nicorici A, Kelecic JM, Quigley J, Pasternak AE, Miller JP. Clinical trial readiness in non-ambulatory boys and men with duchenne muscular dystrophy: MDA-DMD network follow-up. Muscle Nerve. 2016 10; 54(4):681-9. View abstract
  34. Chiriboga CA, Swoboda KJ, Darras BT, Iannaccone ST, Montes J, De Vivo DC, Norris DA, Bennett CF, Bishop KM. Results from a phase 1 study of nusinersen (ISIS-SMN(Rx)) in children with spinal muscular atrophy. Neurology. 2016 Mar 08; 86(10):890-7. View abstract
  35. Kolb SJ, Coffey CS, Yankey JW, Krosschell K, Arnold WD, Rutkove SB, Swoboda KJ, Reyna SP, Sakonju A, Darras BT, Shell R, Kuntz N, Castro D, Iannaccone ST, Parsons J, Connolly AM, Chiriboga CA, McDonald C, Burnette WB, Werner K, Thangarajh M, Shieh PB, Finanger E, Cudkowicz ME, McGovern MM, McNeil DE, Finkel R, Kaye E, Kingsley A, Renusch SR, McGovern VL, Wang X, Zaworski PG, Prior TW, Burghes AH, Bartlett A, Kissel JT. Baseline results of the NeuroNEXT spinal muscular atrophy infant biomarker study. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2016 Feb; 3(2):132-45. View abstract
  36. Dunaway S, Montes J, McDermott MP, Martens W, Neisen A, Glanzman AM, Pasternak A, Riley S, Sproule D, Chiriboga C, Finkel R, Tennekoon G, Darras B, De Vivo D, Pandya S. Physical therapy services received by individuals with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2016; 9(1):35-44. View abstract
  37. Mercuri E, Finkel R, Montes J, Mazzone ES, Sormani MP, Main M, Ramsey D, Mayhew A, Glanzman AM, Dunaway S, Salazar R, Pasternak A, Quigley J, Pane M, Pera MC, Scoto M, Messina S, Sframeli M, Vita GL, D'Amico A, van den Hauwe M, Sivo S, Goemans N, Kaufmann P, Darras BT, Bertini E, Muntoni F, De Vivo DC. Patterns of disease progression in type 2 and 3 SMA: Implications for clinical trials. Neuromuscul Disord. 2016 Feb; 26(2):126-31. View abstract
  38. Montes J, Glanzman AM, Mazzone ES, Martens WB, Dunaway S, Pasternak A, Riley SO, Quigley J, Pandya S, De Vivo DC, Kaufmann P, Chiriboga CA, Finkel RS, Tennekoon GI, Darras BT, Pane M, Mercuri E, Mcdermott MP. Spinal muscular atrophy functional composite score: A functional measure in spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Dec; 52(6):942-7. View abstract
  39. Brandsema JF, Darras BT. Dystrophinopathies. Semin Neurol. 2015 Aug; 35(4):369-84. View abstract
  40. Mazzone E, Montes J, Main M, Mayhew A, Ramsey D, Glanzman AM, Dunaway S, Salazar R, Pasternak A, Quigley J, Pane M, Pera MC, Scoto M, Messina S, Sframeli M, D'amico A, Van Den Hauwe M, Sivo S, Goemans N, Darras BT, Kaufmann P, Bertini E, De Vivo DC, Muntoni F, Finkel R, Mercuri E. Old measures and new scores in spinal muscular atrophy patients. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Sep; 52(3):435-7. View abstract
  41. Darras BT. Spinal muscular atrophies. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Jun; 62(3):743-66. View abstract
  42. Connolly AM, Malkus EC, Mendell JR, Flanigan KM, Miller JP, Schierbecker JR, Siener CA, Golumbek PT, Zaidman CM, Mcdonald CM, Johnson L, Nicorici A, Karachunski PI, Day JW, Kelecic JM, Lowes LP, Alfano LN, Darras BT, Kang PB, Quigley J, Pasternak AE, Florence JM. Outcome reliability in non-ambulatory boys/men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Apr; 51(4):522-32. View abstract
  43. Al-Zaidy SA, Malik V, Kneile K, Rosales XQ, Gomez AM, Lewis S, Hashimoto S, Gastier-Foster J, Kang P, Darras B, Kunkel L, Carlo J, Sahenk Z, Moore SA, Pyatt R, Mendell JR. A slowly progressive form of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C associated with founder mutation in the SGCG gene in Puerto Rican Hispanics. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2015 Mar; 3(2):92-8. View abstract
  44. Shklyar I, Geisbush TR, Mijialovic AS, Pasternak A, Darras BT, Wu JS, Rutkove SB, Zaidman CM. Quantitative muscle ultrasound in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a comparison of techniques. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Feb; 51(2):207-13. View abstract
  45. Geisbush TR, Visyak N, Madabusi L, Rutkove SB, Darras BT. Inter-session reliability of electrical impedance myography in children in a clinical trial setting. Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Sep; 126(9):1790-6. View abstract
  46. Bertini E, Darras BT. Congenital myopathies: Rebuilding the natural history, one gene at a time. Neurology. 2015 Jan 06; 84(1):15-6. View abstract
  47. Shklyar I, Pasternak A, Kapur K, Darras BT, Rutkove SB. Composite biomarkers for assessing Duchenne muscular dystrophy: an initial assessment. Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Feb; 52(2):202-5. View abstract
  48. Kang PB, Gooch CL, McDermott MP, Darras BT, Finkel RS, Yang ML, Sproule DM, Chung WK, Kaufmann P, De Vivo DC. Reply: To PMID 23893312. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Sep; 50(3):458-9. View abstract
  49. Finkel RS, McDermott MP, Kaufmann P, Darras BT, Chung WK, Sproule DM, Kang PB, Foley AR, Yang ML, Martens WB, Oskoui M, Glanzman AM, Flickinger J, Montes J, Dunaway S, O'Hagen J, Quigley J, Riley S, Benton M, Ryan PA, Montgomery M, Marra J, Gooch C, De Vivo DC. Observational study of spinal muscular atrophy type I and implications for clinical trials. Neurology. 2014 Aug 26; 83(9):810-7. View abstract
  50. Schwartz S, Geisbush TR, Mijailovic A, Pasternak A, Darras BT, Rutkove SB. Optimizing electrical impedance myography measurements by using a multifrequency ratio: a study in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Jan; 126(1):202-8. View abstract
  51. Zaidman CM, Wu JS, Wilder S, Darras BT, Rutkove SB. Minimal training is required to reliably perform quantitative ultrasound of muscle. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Jul; 50(1):124-8. View abstract
  52. Karakis I, Liew W, Darras BT, Jones HR, Kang PB. Referral and diagnostic trends in pediatric electromyography in the molecular era. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Aug; 50(2):244-9. View abstract
  53. Kang PB, Gooch CL, McDermott MP, Darras BT, Finkel RS, Yang ML, Sproule DM, Chung WK, Kaufmann P, de Vivo DC. The motor neuron response to SMN1 deficiency in spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2014 May; 49(5):636-44. View abstract
  54. Liew WK, Powell CA, Sloan SR, Shamberger RC, Weldon CB, Darras BT, Kang PB. Comparison of plasmapheresis and intravenous immunoglobulin as maintenance therapies for juvenile myasthenia gravis. JAMA Neurol. 2014 May; 71(5):575-80. View abstract
  55. Rutkove SB, Geisbush TR, Mijailovic A, Shklyar I, Pasternak A, Visyak N, Wu JS, Zaidman C, Darras BT. Cross-sectional evaluation of electrical impedance myography and quantitative ultrasound for the assessment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a clinical trial setting. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Jul; 51(1):88-92. View abstract
  56. Connolly AM, Florence JM, Cradock MM, Eagle M, Flanigan KM, McDonald CM, Karachunski PI, Darras BT, Bushby K, Malkus EC, Golumbek PT, Zaidman CM, Miller JP, Mendell JR. One year outcome of boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy using the Bayley-III scales of infant and toddler development. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Jun; 50(6):557-63. View abstract
  57. Shapiro F, Zurakowski D, Bui T, Darras BT. Progression of spinal deformity in wheelchair-dependent patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who are not treated with steroids: coronal plane (scoliosis) and sagittal plane (kyphosis, lordosis) deformity. Bone Joint J. 2014 Jan; 96-B(1):100-5. View abstract
  58. Allen HD, Flanigan KM, Thrush PT, Dvorchik I, Yin H, Canter C, Connolly AM, Parrish M, McDonald CM, Braunlin E, Colan SD, Day J, Darras B, Mendell JR. A randomized, double-blind trial of lisinopril and losartan for the treatment of cardiomyopathy in duchenne muscular dystrophy. PLoS Curr. 2013 Dec 12; 5. View abstract
  59. Singh P, Liew WK, Darras BT. Current advances in drug development in spinal muscular atrophy. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Dec; 25(6):682-8. View abstract
  60. Tasker RC, Darras BT. Neuromuscular disorders: from diagnosis to translational research, drug development and clinical trials. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Dec; 25(6):674-5. View abstract
  61. Gupta VA, Ravenscroft G, Shaheen R, Todd EJ, Swanson LC, Shiina M, Ogata K, Hsu C, Clarke NF, Darras BT, Farrar MA, Hashem A, Manton ND, Muntoni F, North KN, Sandaradura SA, Nishino I, Hayashi YK, Sewry CA, Thompson EM, Yau KS, Brownstein CA, Yu TW, Allcock RJ, Davis MR, Wallgren-Pettersson C, Matsumoto N, Alkuraya FS, Laing NG, Beggs AH. Identification of KLHL41 Mutations Implicates BTB-Kelch-Mediated Ubiquitination as an Alternate Pathway to Myofibrillar Disruption in Nemaline Myopathy. Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Dec 05; 93(6):1108-17. View abstract
  62. Hajjar M, Markowitz J, Darras BT, Kissel JT, Srinivasan J, Jones HR. Lambert-Eaton syndrome, an unrecognized treatable pediatric neuromuscular disorder: three patients and literature review. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Jan; 50(1):11-7. View abstract
  63. Darras BT, Tawil R. Predicting hearing loss in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Neurology. 2013 Oct 15; 81(16):1370-1. View abstract
  64. Mitsuhashi S, Boyden SE, Estrella EA, Jones TI, Rahimov F, Yu TW, Darras BT, Amato AA, Folkerth RD, Jones PL, Kunkel LM, Kang PB. Exome sequencing identifies a novel SMCHD1 mutation in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy 2. Neuromuscul Disord. 2013 Dec; 23(12):975-80. View abstract
  65. Liew WK, Darras BT. Teaching NeuroImages: characteristic phenotype of Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy. Neurology. 2013 Aug 13; 81(7):e44-5. View abstract
  66. McLaughlin HM, Kelly MA, Hawley PP, Darras BT, Funke B, Picker J. Compound heterozygosity of predicted loss-of-function DES variants in a family with recessive desminopathy. BMC Med Genet. 2013 Jul 02; 14:68. View abstract
  67. Liew WK, Ben-Omran T, Darras BT, Prabhu SP, De Vivo DC, Vatta M, Yang Y, Eng CM, Chung WK. Clinical application of whole-exome sequencing: a novel autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay sequence variation in a child with ataxia. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Jun; 70(6):788-91. View abstract
  68. Connolly AM, Florence JM, Cradock MM, Malkus EC, Schierbecker JR, Siener CA, Wulf CO, Anand P, Golumbek PT, Zaidman CM, Philip Miller J, Lowes LP, Alfano LN, Viollet-Callendret L, Flanigan KM, Mendell JR, McDonald CM, Goude E, Johnson L, Nicorici A, Karachunski PI, Day JW, Dalton JC, Farber JM, Buser KK, Darras BT, Kang PB, Riley SO, Shriber E, Parad R, Bushby K, Eagle M. Motor and cognitive assessment of infants and young boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: results from the Muscular Dystrophy Association DMD Clinical Research Network. Neuromuscul Disord. 2013 Jul; 23(7):529-39. View abstract
  69. Kobayashi DT, Shi J, Stephen L, Ballard KL, Dewey R, Mapes J, Chung B, McCarthy K, Swoboda KJ, Crawford TO, Li R, Plasterer T, Joyce C, Chung WK, Kaufmann P, Darras BT, Finkel RS, Sproule DM, Martens WB, McDermott MP, De Vivo DC, Walker MG, Chen KS. SMA-MAP: a plasma protein panel for spinal muscular atrophy. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e60113. View abstract
  70. Karakis I, Gregas M, Darras BT, Kang PB, Jones HR. Clinical correlates of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease in patients with pes cavus deformities. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Apr; 47(4):488-92. View abstract
  71. Paciorkowski AR, Darras BT. Making sense of genetic heterogeneity: Emergence of pathways in developmental brain disorders. Neurology. 2013 Jan 29; 80(5):426-7. View abstract
  72. Rutkove SB, Darras BT. Electrical impedance myography for the assessment of children with muscular dystrophy: a preliminary study. J Phys Conf Ser. 2013; 434(1). View abstract
  73. McMillan HJ, Kang PB, Jones HR, Darras BT. Childhood chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy: combined analysis of a large cohort and eleven published series. Neuromuscul Disord. 2013 Feb; 23(2):103-11. View abstract
  74. Kaufmann P, McDermott MP, Darras BT, Finkel RS, Sproule DM, Kang PB, Oskoui M, Constantinescu A, Gooch CL, Foley AR, Yang ML, Tawil R, Chung WK, Martens WB, Montes J, Battista V, O'Hagen J, Dunaway S, Flickinger J, Quigley J, Riley S, Glanzman AM, Benton M, Ryan PA, Punyanitya M, Montgomery MJ, Marra J, Koo B, De Vivo DC. Prospective cohort study of spinal muscular atrophy types 2 and 3. Neurology. 2012 Oct 30; 79(18):1889-97. View abstract
  75. Jacob FD, Ho ES, Martinez-Ojeda M, Darras BT, Khwaja OS. Case of infantile onset spinocerebellar ataxia type 5. J Child Neurol. 2013 Oct; 28(10):1292-5. View abstract
  76. Shah DU, Darras BT, Markowitz JA, Jones HR, Kang PB. The spectrum of myotonic and myopathic disorders in a pediatric electromyography laboratory over 12 years. Pediatr Neurol. 2012 Aug; 47(2):97-100. View abstract
  77. Srivastava T, Darras BT, Wu JS, Rutkove SB. Machine learning algorithms to classify spinal muscular atrophy subtypes. Neurology. 2012 Jul 24; 79(4):358-64. View abstract
  78. Rutkove SB, Gregas MC, Darras BT. Electrical impedance myography in spinal muscular atrophy: a longitudinal study. Muscle Nerve. 2012 May; 45(5):642-7. View abstract
  79. Böhm J, Biancalana V, Dechene ET, Bitoun M, Pierson CR, Schaefer E, Karasoy H, Dempsey MA, Klein F, Dondaine N, Kretz C, Haumesser N, Poirson C, Toussaint A, Greenleaf RS, Barger MA, Mahoney LJ, Kang PB, Zanoteli E, Vissing J, Witting N, Echaniz-Laguna A, Wallgren-Pettersson C, Dowling J, Merlini L, Oldfors A, Bomme Ousager L, Melki J, Krause A, Jern C, Oliveira AS, Petit F, Jacquette A, Chaussenot A, Mowat D, Leheup B, Cristofano M, Poza Aldea JJ, Michel F, Furby A, Llona JE, Van Coster R, Bertini E, Urtizberea JA, Drouin-Garraud V, Béroud C, Prudhon B, Bedford M, Mathews K, Erby LA, Smith SA, Roggenbuck J, Crowe CA, Brennan Spitale A, Johal SC, Amato AA, Demmer LA, Jonas J, Darras BT, Bird TD, Laurino M, Welt SI, Trotter C, Guicheney P, Das S, Mandel JL, Beggs AH, Laporte J. Mutation spectrum in the large GTPase dynamin 2, and genotype-phenotype correlation in autosomal dominant centronuclear myopathy. Hum Mutat. 2012 Jun; 33(6):949-59. View abstract
  80. Boyden SE, Mahoney LJ, Kawahara G, Myers JA, Mitsuhashi S, Estrella EA, Duncan AR, Dey F, DeChene ET, Blasko-Goehringer JM, Bönnemann CG, Darras BT, Mendell JR, Lidov HG, Nishino I, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM, Kang PB. Mutations in the satellite cell gene MEGF10 cause a recessive congenital myopathy with minicores. Neurogenetics. 2012 May; 13(2):115-24. View abstract
  81. Darras BT. More can be less: SMN1 gene duplications are associated with sporadic ALS. Neurology. 2012 Mar 13; 78(11):770-1. View abstract
  82. Markowitz JA, Singh P, Darras BT. Spinal muscular atrophy: a clinical and research update. Pediatr Neurol. 2012 Jan; 46(1):1-12. View abstract
  83. McMillan HJ, Darras BT, Kang PB. Autoimmune neuromuscular disorders in childhood. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2011 Dec; 13(6):590-607. View abstract
  84. Glanzman AM, O'Hagen JM, McDermott MP, Martens WB, Flickinger J, Riley S, Quigley J, Montes J, Dunaway S, Deng L, Chung WK, Tawil R, Darras BT, De Vivo DC, Kaufmann P, Finkel RS. Validation of the Expanded Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale in spinal muscular atrophy type II and III. J Child Neurol. 2011 Dec; 26(12):1499-507. View abstract
  85. Darras BT. Non-5q spinal muscular atrophies: the alphanumeric soup thickens. Neurology. 2011 Jul 26; 77(4):312-4. View abstract
  86. Darras BT. Child neurology residency training in neuromuscular disorders. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2011 Jun; 18(2):116-9. View abstract
  87. Sproule DM, Montgomery MJ, Punyanitya M, Shen W, Dashnaw S, Montes J, Dunaway S, Finkel R, Darras B, Vivo DC, Kaufmann P. Thigh muscle volume measured by magnetic resonance imaging is stable over a 6-month interval in spinal muscular atrophy. J Child Neurol. 2011 Oct; 26(10):1252-9. View abstract
  88. Srinivasan J, Ryan MM, Escolar DM, Darras B, Jones HR. Pediatric sciatic neuropathies: a 30-year prospective study. Neurology. 2011 Mar 15; 76(11):976-80. View abstract
  89. Pillen S, van Alfen N, Sorenson EJ, Boon AJ, Wu JS, Darras BT, Rutkove SB. Assessing spinal muscular atrophy with quantitative ultrasound. Neurology. 2011 Mar 08; 76(10):933; author reply 933-4. View abstract
  90. Kaufmann P, McDermott MP, Darras BT, Finkel R, Kang P, Oskoui M, Constantinescu A, Sproule DM, Foley AR, Yang M, Tawil R, Chung W, Martens B, Montes J, O'Hagen J, Dunaway S, Flickinger JM, Quigley J, Riley S, Glanzman AM, Benton M, Ryan PA, Irvine C, Annis CL, Butler H, Caracciolo J, Montgomery M, Marra J, Koo B, De Vivo DC. Observational study of spinal muscular atrophy type 2 and 3: functional outcomes over 1 year. Arch Neurol. 2011 Jun; 68(6):779-86. View abstract
  91. McMillan HJ, Srinivasan J, Darras BT, Ryan MM, Davis J, Lidov HG, Gill D, Jones HR. Pediatric sciatic neuropathy associated with neoplasms. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Feb; 43(2):183-8. View abstract
  92. Jafarpoor M, Spieker AJ, Li J, Sung M, Darras BT, Rutkove SB. Assessing electrical impedance alterations in spinal muscular atrophy via the finite element method. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:1871-4. View abstract
  93. Glanzman AM, McDermott MP, Montes J, Martens WB, Flickinger J, Riley S, Quigley J, Dunaway S, O'Hagen J, Deng L, Chung WK, Tawil R, Darras BT, Yang M, Sproule D, De Vivo DC, Kaufmann P, Finkel RS. Validation of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Infant Test of Neuromuscular Disorders (CHOP INTEND). Pediatr Phys Ther. 2011; 23(4):322-6. View abstract
  94. McMillan HJ, Gregas M, Darras BT, Kang PB. Serum transaminase levels in boys with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan; 127(1):e132-6. View abstract
  95. Rutkove SB, Shefner JM, Gregas M, Butler H, Caracciolo J, Lin C, Fogerson PM, Mongiovi P, Darras BT. Characterizing spinal muscular atrophy with electrical impedance myography. Muscle Nerve. 2010 Dec; 42(6):915-21. View abstract
  96. Sproule DM, Punyanitya M, Shen W, Dashnaw S, Martens B, Montgomery M, Montes J, Battista V, Finkel R, Darras B, De Vivo DC, Kaufmann P. Muscle volume estimation by magnetic resonance imaging in spinal muscular atrophy. J Child Neurol. 2011 Mar; 26(3):309-17. View abstract
  97. Stratigopoulos G, Lanzano P, Deng L, Guo J, Kaufmann P, Darras B, Finkel R, Tawil R, McDermott MP, Martens W, Devivo DC, Chung WK. Association of plastin 3 expression with disease severity in spinal muscular atrophy only in postpubertal females. Arch Neurol. 2010 Oct; 67(10):1252-6. View abstract
  98. Wu JS, Darras BT, Rutkove SB. Assessing spinal muscular atrophy with quantitative ultrasound. Neurology. 2010 Aug 10; 75(6):526-31. View abstract
  99. Gaitanis JN, McMillan HJ, Wu A, Darras BT. Electrophysiologic evidence for anterior horn cell disease in amyoplasia. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Aug; 43(2):142-7. View abstract
  100. Sproule DM, Montes J, Dunaway S, Montgomery M, Battista V, Koenigsberger D, Martens B, Shen W, Punyanitya M, Benton M, Butler H, Caracciolo J, Mercuri E, Finkel R, Darras B, De Vivo DC, Kaufmann P. Adiposity is increased among high-functioning, non-ambulatory patients with spinal muscular atrophy. Neuromuscul Disord. 2010 Jul; 20(7):448-52. View abstract
  101. Kang PB, Lidov HG, White AJ, Mitchell M, Balasubramanian A, Estrella E, Bennett RR, Darras BT, Shapiro FD, Bambach BJ, Kurtzberg J, Gussoni E, Kunkel LM. Inefficient dystrophin expression after cord blood transplantation in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2010 Jun; 41(6):746-50. View abstract
  102. Montes J, McDermott MP, Martens WB, Dunaway S, Glanzman AM, Riley S, Quigley J, Montgomery MJ, Sproule D, Tawil R, Chung WK, Darras BT, De Vivo DC, Kaufmann P, Finkel RS. Six-Minute Walk Test demonstrates motor fatigue in spinal muscular atrophy. Neurology. 2010 Mar 09; 74(10):833-8. View abstract
  103. Maski KP, Jeste SS, Darras BT. Child neurology: past, present, and future: part 2: Present training structure. Neurology. 2010 Feb 09; 74(6):e17-9. View abstract
  104. McMillan HJ, Darras BT, Kang PB, Saleh F, Jones HR. Pediatric monomelic amyotrophy: evidence for poliomyelitis in vulnerable populations. Muscle Nerve. 2009 Nov; 40(5):860-3. View abstract
  105. Bennett RR, Schneider HE, Estrella E, Burgess S, Cheng AS, Barrett C, Lip V, Lai PS, Shen Y, Wu BL, Darras BT, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. Automated DNA mutation detection using universal conditions direct sequencing: application to ten muscular dystrophy genes. BMC Genet. 2009 Oct 18; 10:66. View abstract
  106. Anselm IA, Sweadner KJ, Gollamudi S, Ozelius LJ, Darras BT. Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism in a child with a novel atp1a3 gene mutation. Neurology. 2009 Aug 04; 73(5):400-1. View abstract
  107. Mallory LA, Shaw JG, Burgess SL, Estrella E, Nurko S, Burpee TM, Agus MS, Darras BT, Kunkel LM, Kang PB. Congenital myasthenic syndrome with episodic apnea. Pediatr Neurol. 2009 Jul; 41(1):42-5. View abstract
  108. Chiang LM, Darras BT, Kang PB. Juvenile myasthenia gravis. Muscle Nerve. 2009 Apr; 39(4):423-31. View abstract
  109. Kipps A, Alexander M, Colan SD, Gauvreau K, Smoot L, Crawford L, Darras BT, Blume ED. The longitudinal course of cardiomyopathy in Friedreich's ataxia during childhood. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Apr; 30(3):306-10. View abstract
  110. Srinivasan J, Escolar D, Ryan M, Darras B, Jones HR. Pediatric sciatic neuropathies due to unusual vascular causes. J Child Neurol. 2008 Jul; 23(7):738-41. View abstract
  111. Sinno DD, Darras BT, Yamout BI, Rebeiz JG, Mikati MA. Motor variant of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy in a child. Pediatr Neurol. 2008 Jun; 38(6):426-9. View abstract
  112. Anselm IA, Coulter DL, Darras BT. Cardiac manifestations in a child with a novel mutation in creatine transporter gene SLC6A8. Neurology. 2008 Apr 29; 70(18):1642-4. View abstract
  113. Cardamone M, Darras BT, Ryan MM. Inherited myopathies and muscular dystrophies. Semin Neurol. 2008 Apr; 28(2):250-9. View abstract
  114. Darras BT, Kang PB. Clinical trials in spinal muscular atrophy. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2007 Dec; 19(6):675-9. View abstract
  115. Kang PB, Feener CA, Estrella E, Thorne M, White AJ, Darras BT, Amato AA, Kunkel LM. LGMD2I in a North American population. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2007 Nov 24; 8:115. View abstract
  116. Rhodes J, Margossian R, Darras BT, Colan SD, Jenkins KJ, Geva T, Powell AJ. Safety and efficacy of carvedilol therapy for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to muscular dystrophy. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Mar; 29(2):343-51. View abstract
  117. O'Hagen JM, Glanzman AM, McDermott MP, Ryan PA, Flickinger J, Quigley J, Riley S, Sanborn E, Irvine C, Martens WB, Annis C, Tawil R, Oskoui M, Darras BT, Finkel RS, De Vivo DC. An expanded version of the Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale for SMA II and III patients. Neuromuscul Disord. 2007 Oct; 17(9-10):693-7. View abstract
  118. Gorman MP, Golomb MR, Walsh LE, Hobson GM, Garbern JY, Kinkel RP, Darras BT, Urion DK, Eksioglu YZ. Steroid-responsive neurologic relapses in a child with a proteolipid protein-1 mutation. Neurology. 2007 Apr 17; 68(16):1305-7. View abstract
  119. Velasco MV, Colin AA, Zurakowski D, Darras BT, Shapiro F. Posterior spinal fusion for scoliosis in duchenne muscular dystrophy diminishes the rate of respiratory decline. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Feb 15; 32(4):459-65. View abstract
  120. Agrawal PB, Greenleaf RS, Tomczak KK, Lehtokari VL, Wallgren-Pettersson C, Wallefeld W, Laing NG, Darras BT, Maciver SK, Dormitzer PR, Beggs AH. Nemaline myopathy with minicores caused by mutation of the CFL2 gene encoding the skeletal muscle actin-binding protein, cofilin-2. Am J Hum Genet. 2007 Jan; 80(1):162-7. View abstract
  121. Anselm IA, Darras BT. Dichloroacetate causes toxic neuropathy in MELAS: a randomized, controlled clinical trial. Neurology. 2006 Oct 10; 67(7):1313; author reply 1313. View abstract
  122. Anselm IA, Darras BT. Catecholamine toxicity in aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency. Pediatr Neurol. 2006 Aug; 35(2):142-4. View abstract
  123. Duncan DR, Kang PB, Rabbat JC, Briggs CE, Lidov HG, Darras BT, Kunkel LM. A novel mutation in two families with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C. Neurology. 2006 Jul 11; 67(1):167-9. View abstract
  124. Kang PB, Krishnamoorthy KS, Jones RM, Shapiro FD, Darras BT. Atypical presentations of spinal muscular atrophy type III (Kugelberg-Welander disease). Neuromuscul Disord. 2006 Aug; 16(8):492-4. View abstract
  125. Howell RR, Byrne B, Darras BT, Kishnani P, Nicolino M, van der Ploeg A. Diagnostic challenges for Pompe disease: an under-recognized cause of floppy baby syndrome. Genet Med. 2006 May; 8(5):289-96. View abstract
  126. Wu JY, Kuban KC, Allred E, Shapiro F, Darras BT. Association of Duchenne muscular dystrophy with autism spectrum disorder. J Child Neurol. 2005 Oct; 20(10):790-5. View abstract
  127. Diab M, Darras BT, Shapiro F. Scapulothoracic fusion for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Oct; 87(10):2267-75. View abstract
  128. Fleming FJ, Vytopil M, Chaitow J, Jones HR, Darras BT, Ryan MM. Thalidomide neuropathy in childhood. Neuromuscul Disord. 2005 Feb; 15(2):172-6. View abstract
  129. Ullrich NJ, Riviello JJ, Darras BT, Donner EJ. Electroencephalographic correlate of juvenile Huntington's disease. J Child Neurol. 2004 Jul; 19(7):541-3. View abstract
  130. Darras BT, Jones HR. Neuromuscular problems of the critically ill neonate and child. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2004 Jun; 11(2):147-68. View abstract
  131. Cameron CL, Kang PB, Burns TM, Darras BT, Jones HR. Multifocal slowing of nerve conduction in metachromatic leukodystrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2004 Apr; 29(4):531-6. View abstract
  132. Kang PB, Lidov HG, David WS, Torres A, Anthony DC, Jones HR, Darras BT. Diagnostic value of electromyography and muscle biopsy in arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Ann Neurol. 2003 Dec; 54(6):790-5. View abstract
  133. Yao DC, Tolan DR, Murray MF, Harris DJ, Darras BT, Geva A, Neufeld EJ. Hemolytic anemia and severe rhabdomyolysis caused by compound heterozygous mutations of the gene for erythrocyte/muscle isozyme of aldolase, ALDOA(Arg303X/Cys338Tyr). Blood. 2004 Mar 15; 103(6):2401-3. View abstract
  134. Ryan MM, Tilton A, De Girolami U, Darras BT, Jones HR. Paediatric mononeuritis multiplex: a report of three cases and review of the literature. Neuromuscul Disord. 2003 Nov; 13(9):751-6. View abstract
  135. Ryan MM, Darras BT, Soul JS. Peroneal neuropathy from ankle-foot orthoses. Pediatr Neurol. 2003 Jul; 29(1):72-4. View abstract
  136. Burns TM, Ryan MM, Darras B, Jones HR. Current therapeutic strategies for patients with polyneuropathies secondary to inherited metabolic disorders. Mayo Clin Proc. 2003 Jul; 78(7):858-68. View abstract
  137. Milunsky JM, Maher TA, Loose BA, Darras BT, Ito M. XL PCR for the detection of large trinucleotide expansions in juvenile Huntington's disease. Clin Genet. 2003 Jul; 64(1):70-3. View abstract
  138. Cooper LL, Hansen RM, Darras BT, Korson M, Dougherty FE, Shoffner JM, Fulton AB. Rod photoreceptor function in children with mitochondrial disorders. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002 Aug; 120(8):1055-62. View abstract
  139. Bönnemann CG, Wong J, Jones KJ, Lidov HG, Feener CA, Shapiro F, Darras BT, Kunkel LM, North KN. Primary gamma-sarcoglycanopathy (LGMD 2C): broadening of the mutational spectrum guided by the immunohistochemical profile. Neuromuscul Disord. 2002 Mar; 12(3):273-80. View abstract
  140. Hsich GE, Davis RG, Darras BT. Osteoid osteoma presenting with focal neurologic signs. Pediatr Neurol. 2002 Feb; 26(2):148-52. View abstract
  141. Bennett RR, den Dunnen J, O'Brien KF, Darras BT, Kunkel LM. Detection of mutations in the dystrophin gene via automated DHPLC screening and direct sequencing. BMC Genet. 2001; 2:17. View abstract
  142. Brown CA, Lanning RW, McKinney KQ, Salvino AR, Cherniske E, Crowe CA, Darras BT, Gominak S, Greenberg CR, Grosmann C, Heydemann P, Mendell JR, Pober BR, Sasaki T, Shapiro F, Simpson DA, Suchowersky O, Spence JE. Novel and recurrent mutations in lamin A/C in patients with Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy. Am J Med Genet. 2001 Sep 01; 102(4):359-67. View abstract
  143. Zarifi MK, Tzika AA, Astrakas LG, Poussaint TY, Anthony DC, Darras BT. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging findings in Krabbe's disease. J Child Neurol. 2001 Jul; 16(7):522-6. View abstract
  144. Lin AE, Liu Q, Mannheim GB, Darras BT. Exclusion of growth factor gene mutations as a common cause of Sotos syndrome. Am J Med Genet. 2001 Jan 01; 98(1):101-2. View abstract
  145. Darras BT, Jones HR. Diagnosis of pediatric neuromuscular disorders in the era of DNA analysis. Pediatr Neurol. 2000 Oct; 23(4):289-300. View abstract
  146. Menache CC, Brown CA, Donnelly JH, Shapiro F, Darras BT. Identification of a novel truncating mutation (S171X) in the Emerin gene in five members of a Caucasian American family with Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy. Hum Mutat. 2000 Jul; 16(1):94. View abstract
  147. Darras BT, Friedman NR. Metabolic myopathies: a clinical approach; part II. Pediatr Neurol. 2000 Mar; 22(3):171-81. View abstract
  148. Bönnemann CG, Cox GF, Shapiro F, Wu JJ, Feener CA, Thompson TG, Anthony DC, Eyre DR, Darras BT, Kunkel LM. A mutation in the alpha 3 chain of type IX collagen causes autosomal dominant multiple epiphyseal dysplasia with mild myopathy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 Feb 01; 97(3):1212-7. View abstract
  149. Darras BT, Friedman NR. Metabolic myopathies: a clinical approach; part I. Pediatr Neurol. 2000 Feb; 22(2):87-97. View abstract
  150. Jones HR, Darras BT. Acute care pediatric electromyography. Muscle Nerve Suppl. 2000; (9):S53-62. View abstract
  151. Jones HR, Darras BT. Acute care pediatric electromyography. Muscle Nerve Suppl. 2000; 9:S53-62. View abstract
  152. Darras BT. Role of EMG in the evaluation of presumed myopathies in the era of DNA analysis. Suppl Clin Neurophysiol. 2000; 53:133-8. View abstract
  153. Heidary G, Hampton LL, Schanen NC, Rivkin MJ, Darras BT, Battey J, Francke U. Exclusion of the gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) locus as a candidate gene for Rett syndrome. Am J Med Genet. 1998 Jun 30; 78(2):173-5. View abstract
  154. Darras BT. Neuromuscular disorders in the newborn. Clin Perinatol. 1997 Dec; 24(4):827-44. View abstract
  155. Wu JK, MacGillavry M, Kessaris C, Verheul B, Adelman LS, Darras BT. Clonal analysis of meningiomas. Neurosurgery. 1996 Jun; 38(6):1196-200; discussion 1200-1. View abstract
  156. Morse RP, Darras BT, Ye Z, Wu JK. Clonal analysis of human astrocytomas. J Neurooncol. 1994; 21(2):151-7. View abstract
  157. Wu JK, Ye Z, Darras BT. Frequency of p53 tumor suppressor gene mutations in human primary brain tumors. Neurosurgery. 1993 Nov; 33(5):824-30; discussion 830-1. View abstract
  158. Wu JK, Ye Z, Darras BT. Sensitivity of single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis in detecting p53 point mutations in tumors with mixed cell populations. Am J Hum Genet. 1993 Jun; 52(6):1273-5. View abstract
  159. Ye Z, Qu JK, Darras BT. Loss of heterozygosity for alleles on chromosome 10 in human brain tumours. Neurol Res. 1993 Feb; 15(1):59-62. View abstract
  160. Wu JK, Folkerth RD, Ye Z, Darras BT. Aggressive oligodendroglioma predicted by chromosome 10 restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Case study. J Neurooncol. 1993 Jan; 15(1):29-35. View abstract
  161. Ye Z, Wu JK, Darras BT. Loss of heterozygosity for alleles on chromosome 10 in human brain tumours. Neurol Res. 1993 Jan; 15(1):59-62. View abstract
  162. Morse RP, Bennish ML, Darras BT. Eastern equine encephalitis presenting with a focal brain lesion. Pediatr Neurol. 1992 Nov-Dec; 8(6):473-5. View abstract
  163. Rivkin MJ, Ye Z, Mannheim GB, Darras BT. A search for X-chromosome uniparental disomy and DNA rearrangements in the Rett syndrome. Brain Dev. 1992 Jul; 14(4):273-5. View abstract
  164. Wu JK, Darras BT. Loss of heterozygosity on the short arm of chromosome 17 in human astrocytomas. Neurol Res. 1992 Mar; 14(1):39-44. View abstract
  165. Lomax MI, Hsieh CL, Darras BT, Francke U. Structure of the human cytochrome c oxidase subunit Vb gene and chromosomal mapping of the coding gene and of seven pseudogenes. Genomics. 1991 May; 10(1):1-9. View abstract
  166. Francke U, Ochs HD, Darras BT, Swaroop A. Origin of mutations in two families with X-linked chronic granulomatous disease. Blood. 1990 Aug 01; 76(3):602-6. View abstract
  167. Darras BT. Molecular genetics of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. J Pediatr. 1990 Jul; 117(1 Pt 1):1-15. View abstract
  168. Hsieh CL, Donlon TA, Darras BT, Chang DD, Topper JN, Clayton DA, Francke U. The gene for the RNA component of the mitochondrial RNA-processing endoribonuclease is located on human chromosome 9p and on mouse chromosome 4. Genomics. 1990 Mar; 6(3):540-4. View abstract
  169. Lomax MI, Welch MD, Darras BT, Francke U, Grossman LI. Novel use of a chimpanzee pseudogene for chromosomal mapping of human cytochrome c oxidase subunit IV. Gene. 1990 Feb 14; 86(2):209-16. View abstract
  170. Koenig M, Beggs AH, Moyer M, Scherpf S, Heindrich K, Bettecken T, Meng G, Müller CR, Lindlöf M, Kaariainen H, de la Chapellet A, Kiuru A, Savontaus ML, Gilgenkrantz H, Récan D, Chelly J, Kaplan JC, Covone AE, Archidiacono N, Romeo G, Liechti-Gailati S, Schneider V, Braga S, Moser H, Darras BT, Murphy P, Francke U, Chen JD, Morgan G, Denton M, Greenberg CR, Wrogemann K, Blonden LA, van Paassen MB, van Ommen GJ, Kunkel LM. The molecular basis for Duchenne versus Becker muscular dystrophy: correlation of severity with type of deletion. Am J Hum Genet. 1989 Oct; 45(4):498-506. View abstract
  171. Slama MA, Tribouilloy C, Bickert P, Caze F, Jobic Y, Darras B, Lesbre JP. [Apical hypertrophic myocardiopathy with mid-ventricular obstruction and apical necrosis]. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 1989 Sep; 82(9):1623-7. View abstract
  172. Francke U, Darras BT, Zander NF, Kilimann MW. Assignment of human genes for phosphorylase kinase subunits alpha (PHKA) to Xq12-q13 and beta (PHKB) to 16q12-q13. Am J Hum Genet. 1989 Aug; 45(2):276-82. View abstract
  173. Francke U, Darras BT, Hersh JH, Berg BO, Miller RG. Brother/sister pairs affected with early-onset, progressive muscular dystrophy: molecular studies reveal etiologic heterogeneity. Am J Hum Genet. 1989 Jul; 45(1):63-72. View abstract
  174. Rizzuto R, Nakase H, Darras B, Francke U, Fabrizi GM, Mengel T, Walsh F, Kadenbach B, DiMauro S, Schon EA. A gene specifying subunit VIII of human cytochrome c oxidase is localized to chromosome 11 and is expressed in both muscle and non-muscle tissues. J Biol Chem. 1989 Jun 25; 264(18):10595-600. View abstract
  175. Jobic Y, Slama MA, Tribouilloy C, Poulard JE, Choquet D, Darras B, Lesbre JP. [[Doppler echocardiography in the diagnosis of tri-atrial heart in adults]. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 1989 Mar; 82(3):419-23. View abstract
  176. Darras BT, Ampola MG, Dietz WH, Gilmore HE. Intermittent dystonia in Hartnup disease. Pediatr Neurol. 1989 Mar-Apr; 5(2):118-20. View abstract
  177. Fodor WL, Darras B, Seharaseyon J, Falkenthal S, Francke U, Vanin EF. Human ventricular/slow twitch myosin alkali light chain gene characterization, sequence, and chromosomal location. J Biol Chem. 1989 Feb 05; 264(4):2143-9. View abstract
  178. Darras BT, Francke U. Normal human genomic restriction-fragment patterns and polymorphisms revealed by hybridization with the entire dystrophin cDNA. Am J Hum Genet. 1988 Nov; 43(5):612-9. View abstract
  179. Darras BT, Blattner P, Harper JF, Spiro AJ, Alter S, Francke U. Intragenic deletions in 21 Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)/Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) families studied with the dystrophin cDNA: location of breakpoints on HindIII and BglII exon-containing fragment maps, meiotic and mitotic origin of the mutations. Am J Hum Genet. 1988 Nov; 43(5):620-9. View abstract
  180. Choquet D, Mertl C, Pleskof A, Isorni C, Darras B, Lesbre JP. [Evaluation by Doppler ultrasound of the severity of aortic stenoses. Application of the continuity equation]. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 1988 Aug; 81(8):973-81. View abstract
  181. Darras BT, Francke U. Myopathy in complex glycerol kinase deficiency patients is due to 3' deletions of the dystrophin gene. Am J Hum Genet. 1988 Aug; 43(2):126-30. View abstract
  182. Avinee P, Rey JL, Isorni C, Darras B, Lesbre JP. [Compared validity of the criteria of quantification of aortic insufficiency using pulsed and continuous Doppler]. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 1988 Jul; 81(7):895-901. View abstract
  183. Zeviani M, Darras BT, Rizzuto R, Salviati G, Betto R, Bonilla E, Miranda AF, Du J, Samitt C, Dickson G, et al. Cloning and expression of human nebulin cDNAs and assignment of the gene to chromosome 2q31-q32. Genomics. 1988 Apr; 2(3):249-56. View abstract
  184. Darras BT, Koenig M, Kunkel LM, Francke U. Direct method for prenatal diagnosis and carrier detection in Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy using the entire dystrophin cDNA. Am J Med Genet. 1988 Mar; 29(3):713-26. View abstract
  185. Darras BT, Francke U. A partial deletion of the muscular dystrophy gene transmitted twice by an unaffected male. Nature. 1987 Oct 8-14; 329(6139):556-8. View abstract
  186. Darras BT, Harper JF, Francke U. Prenatal diagnosis and detection of carriers with DNA probes in Duchenne's muscular dystrophy. N Engl J Med. 1987 Apr 16; 316(16):985-92. View abstract
  187. Francke U, Harper JF, Darras BT, Cowan JM, McCabe ER, Kohlschütter A, Seltzer WK, Saito F, Goto J, Harpey JP, et al. Congenital adrenal hypoplasia, myopathy, and glycerol kinase deficiency: molecular genetic evidence for deletions. Am J Hum Genet. 1987 Mar; 40(3):212-27. View abstract
  188. Kunkel LM, Hejtmancik JF, Caskey CT, Speer A, Monaco AP, Middlesworth W, Colletti CA, Bertelson C, Müller U, Bresnan M, Shapiro F, Tantravahi U, Speer J, Latt SA, Bartlett R, Pericak-Vance MA, Roses AD, Thompson MW, Ray PN, Worton RG, Fischbeck KH, Gallano P, Coulon M, Duros C, Boue J, Junien C, Chelly J, Hamard G, Jeanpierre M, Lambert M, Kaplan JC, Emery A, Dorkins H, McGlade S, Davies KE, Boehm C, Arveiler B, Lemaire C, Morgan GJ, Denton MJ, Amos J, Bobrow M, Benham F, Boswinkel E, Cole C, Dubowitz V, Hart K, Hodgson S, Johnson L, Walker A, Roncuzzi L, Ferlini A, Nobile C, Romeo G, Wilcox DE, Affara NA, Ferguson-Smith MA, Lindolf M, Kaariainen H, de la Chapelle A, Ionasescu V, Searby C, Ionasescu R, Bakker E, van Ommen GJ, Pearson PL, Greenberg CR, Hamerton JL, Wrogemann K, Doherty RA, Polakowska R, Hyser C, Quirk S, Thomas N, Harper JF, Darras BT, Francke U. Analysis of deletions in DNA from patients with Becker and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Nature. 1986 Jul 3-9; 322(6074):73-7. View abstract
  189. Darras BT, Kwan ES, Gilmore HE, Ehrenberg BL, Rabe EF. Globoid cell leukodystrophy: cranial computed tomography and evoked potentials. J Child Neurol. 1986 Apr; 1(2):126-30. View abstract
  190. Tribouilloy C, Castier B, Vovan A, Boey S, Delforge J, Lecuyer D, Darras B, Lesbre JP. [Pulsed and continuous Doppler in qualitative and quantitative diagnosis of mitral insufficiency]. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 1986 Apr; 79(4):473-81. View abstract
  191. Darras BT, Adelman LS, Mora JS, Bodziner RA, Munsat TL. Familial amyloidosis with cranial neuropathy and corneal lattice dystrophy. Neurology. 1986 Mar; 36(3):432-5. View abstract
  192. Leggiadro RJ, Darras BT. Viral and bacterial pathogens of suspected sepsis in young infants. Pediatr Infect Dis. 1983 Jul-Aug; 2(4):287-9. View abstract
  193. Darras BT, Annunziato D, Leggiadro RJ. Lyme disease with neurologic abnormalities. Pediatr Infect Dis. 1983 Jan-Feb; 2(1):47-9. View abstract
  194. Lesbre JP, Schurtz C, Kalisa A, Darras B, Andrejak MT. [Valvular aortic regurgitation and stenosis in adults]. Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris). 1982 Jun; 31(4):269-89. View abstract