Paul Dion

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BACKGROUND The paraoxonase gene cluster on chromosome 7 comprising the PON1-3 genes is an attractive candidate for association in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) given the role of paraoxonase genes during the response to oxidative stress and their contribution to the enzymatic break down of nerve toxins. Oxidative stress is considered one of the(More)
Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy is caused by expansion of a (GCG)n trinucleotide repeat in the poly(A) binding protein 2 (PABP2) gene. The pathological hallmark of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy is the accumulation of intranuclear inclusions in muscle fibers. To test whether the polyalanine expansion of PABP2 directly leads to the formation of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although essential tremor (ET) has a genetic basis, specific genes have not been identified. Recently, in a large ET family (FET1) from Quebec, a non-sense mutation (p.Q290X) in the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) gene fused in sarcoma/translated in liposarcoma (FUS/TLS) was identified by exome sequencing. No confirmatory studies(More)
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