how many genes cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Lou Gehrig's disease

VCP gene mutations have been linked to some cases of inherited ALS; VCP mutations also are known to cause a form of inclusion-body myopathy 

posted on December 22, 2010 - 9:53am
A multinational study group, using cutting-edge "exome sequencing" technology, has uncovered five mutations in the valosin-containing protein (VCP) gene and implicated them as molecular causes of some familial forms of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease).

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