Chun Hao Wong

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Mutations in the gene encoding profilin 1 (PFN1) have recently been shown to cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disorder. We sequenced the PFN1 gene in a cohort of ALS patients (n = 485) and detected 2 novel variants (A20T and Q139L), as well as 4 cases with the previously identified E117G rare variant (∼ 1.2%). A(More)
Mutations in CHCHD10 have recently been reported as a cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia. To address the genetic contribution of CHCHD10 to ALS, we have screened a cohort of 425 UK ALS ± frontotemporal dementia patients and 576 local controls in all coding exons of CHCHD10 by Sanger sequencing. We identified a(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder. We screened 751 familial ALS patient whole-exome sequences and identified six mutations including p.D40G in the ANXA11 gene in 13 individuals. The p.D40G mutation was absent from 70,000 control whole-exome sequences. This mutation segregated with disease in two kindreds and was(More)
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