Volume 27, Issue 8 p. 1072-1074
Letter: New Observations

C9ORF72 expansion in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/frontotemporal dementia also causes parkinsonism§

Seán O'Dowd MRCPI

Seán O'Dowd MRCPI

Laboratory for Neurodegenerative Research, Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

These authors contributed equally.

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Denis Curtin MRCPI

Denis Curtin MRCPI

Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

These authors contributed equally.

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Adrian J. Waite PhD

Adrian J. Waite PhD

MRC Center for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK

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Kinley Roberts MRCPI

Kinley Roberts MRCPI

Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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Niall Pender PhD

Niall Pender PhD

Department of Neuropsychology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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Valerie Reid MRCPI

Valerie Reid MRCPI

Department of Neurophysiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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Martin O'Connell MD

Martin O'Connell MD

Department of Radiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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Nigel M. Williams PhD

Nigel M. Williams PhD

MRC Center for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK

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Huw R. Morris MD

Huw R. Morris MD

MRC Center for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK

Neurology (C4), University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK

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Bryan J. Traynor MD

Bryan J. Traynor MD

Neuromuscular Diseases Research Unit, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Department of Neurology, Brain Sciences Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Maryland, USA

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Timothy Lynch FRCPI

Corresponding Author

Timothy Lynch FRCPI

Laboratory for Neurodegenerative Research, Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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First published: 17 July 2012
Citations: 40

Funding agencies: This work was supported by The Motor Neuron Disease Association (grant no.: 8047), The Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, and the Mater College of Postgraduate Research, Dublin.

This work was funded in part by the Intramural Research Program of the NIH, National Institute on Aging (Z01-AG000949-02) and NINDS. Bryan J. Traynor was funded by the ALS Association, The Packard Center for ALS Research, FIGC, and The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. A patent is pending for C9ORF72, with Bryan J. Traynor, Nigel M. Williams, and Huw R. Morris listed as inventors.

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Relevant conflicts of interest/financial disclosures: Timothy Lynch has received educational grants from Bayer-Schering, Biogen, Boerhinger-Ingelheim, Lundbeck, Orion and Merck Serona; and for payment for advisory boards and lectures from Abbott, Biogen, Lundbeck, Novartis and UCB.

Full financial disclosures and author roles may be found in the online version of this article.

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