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Mutations in the Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) gene are found in 15 to 20% of patients with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS). Increased levels of neurofilament subunits in transgenic mouse models of ALS also suggests a key role for these proteins in the pathogenesis of the disease. We report the coexistence of an Ile113-->Thr substitution(More)
We examined the neurofilament heavy subunit (NEFH) as a candidate gene for familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. We screened the KSP repeat region of the NEFH gene in 117 unrelated individuals who inherited familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as an autosomal trait but who do not have the mutation in the SOD1 locus, and we found no variants in any(More)
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