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Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2011 Mar;12(2):150-2. doi: 10.3109/17482968.2011.551939. Epub 2011 Jan 19.

A novel L67P SOD1 mutation in an Italian ALS patient.

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  • 1Institute of Neurology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting motor neurons. We describe a novel L67P mutation located in exon 3 of the Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase gene in a patient with pure lower motor neuron signs. To date, 11 mutations involving exon 3 of SOD1 have been described, including the present one. Our data confirm that variable penetrance and predominant lower motor neuron involvement are common characteristics in patients bearing mutations in exon 3 of the SOD1 gene.

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