Neurogenetics

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 235–236 | Cite as

Age at onset in sod1-mediated amyotrophic lateral sclerosis shows familiality

  • Isabella Fogh
  • Fruhling Rijsdijk
  • Peter M. Andersen
  • Pak C. Sham
  • Joanne Knight
  • Benjamin Neale
  • Diane McKenna-Yasek
  • Vincenzo Silani
  • Robert H. BrownJr.
  • John F. Powell
  • Ammar Al-Chalabi
Letter to the editors

Notes

Acknowledgment

We would like to express our appreciation to all of the families who generously participated in this study. This study was supported by a personal donation from Mr. Francesco Caleffi, Fontaneto D’Agogna, Novara, Italy, and from the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA UK). AAC was funded by a Medical Research Council (UK) Clinician Scientist Fellowship. P.M.A. was funded by the Swedish Brain Research Foundation, the Hållstens Research Foundation, the Swedish Medical Society, and the Björklund Foundation for ALS Research, and the Swedish Association for the Neurologically Disabled. R.H.B. and D.M. receive support from the National Institutes of Health (NINDS, NIA), Project ALS, the ALS Association, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Al-Athel ALS Research Foundation, the Delaney Fund, and the ALS Therapy Alliance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabella Fogh
    • 1
    • 2
    • 7
  • Fruhling Rijsdijk
    • 3
  • Peter M. Andersen
    • 4
  • Pak C. Sham
    • 5
  • Joanne Knight
    • 3
  • Benjamin Neale
    • 3
  • Diane McKenna-Yasek
    • 6
  • Vincenzo Silani
    • 2
  • Robert H. BrownJr.
    • 6
  • John F. Powell
    • 7
  • Ammar Al-Chalabi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology, MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration Research, Institute of PsychiatryKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Neurology and Laboratory Neuroscience, Dino Ferrari Center, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico ItalianoUniversity of Milan Medical SchoolMilanItaly
  3. 3.MRC Centre for Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of PsychiatryKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of NeurologyUmeå University HospitalUmeåSweden
  5. 5.Department of Psychiatry and Genome Research CentreUniversity of Hong KongKowloonHongkong
  6. 6.Day Neuromuscular LaboratoryMassachusetts General HospitalCharlestownUSA
  7. 7.Department of Neuroscience P039, MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration Research, Institute of PsychiatryKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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