Linkage of a commoner form of recessive amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to chromosome 15q15-q22 markers

Hentati, A.; Ouahchi, K.; Pericak-Vance, M.A.; Nijhawan, D.; Ahmad, A.; Yang, Y.; Rimmler, J.; Hung, W.; Schlotter, B.; Ahmed, A.; Ben Hamida, M.; Hentati, F.; Siddique, T.

Neurogenetics 2(1): 55-60

1998


ISSN/ISBN: 1364-6745
PMID: 9933301
DOI: 10.1007/s100480050052
Accession: 046551298

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Abstract
Autosomal recessive familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (RFALS) is a rare form of ALS that usually presents at an early age with slow progression of symptoms. RFALS is clinically and genetically heterogeneous and the locus of RFALS type 3 was mapped to 2q33 (ALS2) in a single family. We now report linkage of a more-common form of RFALS to chromosome 15q15-q22 markers (ALS5) and show further genetic locus heterogeneity in RFALS. ALS5 is the locus for most families with RFALS and appears to be present in both North African and European populations.

Linkage of a commoner form of recessive amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to chromosome 15q15-q22 markers