Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that arises from the progressive degeneration of the motor neurons. Recently, mutations in the matrin 3 (MATR3) gene were described in both ALS and autosomal dominant distal myopathy with vocal cord and pharyngeal weakness. We sought to determine the prevalence of MATR3 mutations in Australian familial ALS (n= 106) using whole exome sequencing. No mutations were identified, indicating that MATR3 mutations are not a common cause of ALS in Australian familial cases with predominately European ancestry.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Neurobiology of Aging|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2015|