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Genotype-phenotype correlations of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Overview of attention for article published in Translational Neurodegeneration, February 2016
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Genotype-phenotype correlations of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Published in
Translational Neurodegeneration, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40035-016-0050-8
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Hong-Fu Li, Zhi-Ying Wu


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive neuronal loss and degeneration of upper motor neuron (UMN) and lower motor neuron (LMN). The clinical presentations of ALS are heterogeneous and there is no single test or procedure to establish the diagnosis of ALS. Most cases are diagnosed based on symptoms, physical signs, progression, EMG, and tests to exclude the overlapping conditions. Familial ALS represents about 5 ~ 10 % of ALS cases, whereas the vast majority of patients are sporadic. To date, more than 20 causative genes have been identified in hereditary ALS. Detecting the pathogenic mutations or risk variants for each ALS individual is challenging. However, ALS patients carrying some specific mutations or variant may exhibit subtly distinct clinical features. Unraveling the respective genotype-phenotype correlation has important implications for the genetic explanations. In this review, we will delineate the clinical features of ALS, outline the major ALS-related genes, and summarize the possible genotype-phenotype correlations of ALS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 148 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 19%
Student > Bachelor 26 17%
Researcher 19 13%
Student > Master 15 10%
Other 10 7%
Other 25 17%
Unknown 28 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 30 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 29 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 2%
Other 9 6%
Unknown 33 22%

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