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Mutation screening of the KIF5A gene in Chinese patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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  • XG and CL contributed equally.

  • Contributors XG, CL and H-FS designed the study. XG, CL and YC performed the experiments and data analysis. XG and CL wrote the manuscript and H-FS revised the manuscript. QW, BC, RO, XY, YH, LZ, HL, YW, WS, BZ and XC collected clinical information for all the participants.

  • Funding This work was supported by the National Science Fund of China (grant no 81571247) and the National Key Research and Development Program of China (grant no 2016YFC0901504).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Sichuan University.

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