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Japanese amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients with GGGGCC hexanucleotide repeat expansion in C9ORF72
  1. Takuya Konno1,
  2. Atsushi Shiga2,
  3. Akira Tsujino3,
  4. Akihiro Sugai1,
  5. Taisuke Kato1,
  6. Kazuaki Kanai4,
  7. Akio Yokoseki1,
  8. Hiroto Eguchi3,
  9. Satoshi Kuwabara4,
  10. Masatoyo Nishizawa1,
  11. Hitoshi Takahashi2,
  12. Osamu Onodera5
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
  3. 3First Department of Internal Medicine, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Nagasaki, Japan
  4. 4Department of Neurology, Chiba University School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
  5. 5Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Osamu Onodera, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, 1-757 Asahimachi-dori, Chuo-Ku, Niigata-City, Niigata 951-8585, Japan; onodera{at}bri.niigata-u.ac.jp

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  • Funding Supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for the Research Committee of CNS Degenerative Diseases from Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan and Grant-in-Aid for the Nakabayashi Trust for ALS Research and a Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Niigata University Institutional Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Funding Supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for the Research Committee of CNS Degenerative Diseases from Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan and Grant-in-Aid for the Nakabayashi Trust for ALS Research and a Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Niigata University Institutional Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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