volume 10, issue 1, P22-31 2017
DOI: 10.15252/emmm.201707850
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Abstract: AbstractIntronic GGGGCC repeat expansions in C9orf72 are the most common known cause of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which are characterised by degeneration of cortical and motor neurons, respectively. Repeat expansions have been proposed to cause disease by both the repeat RNA forming foci that sequester RNA‐binding proteins and through toxic dipeptide repeat proteins generated by repeat‐associated non‐ATG translation. GGGGCC repeat RNA folds into a G‐quadruplex secon…

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