Peripheral Blood Transcriptome Analysis of ALS Patients

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phs002055 Case Set

Study Description

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are neurodegenerative disorders which overlap in their clinical presentation, pathology, and genetic origin. An over-representation of autoimmune disorders exists in both ALS and FTD, but this remains an unexplained epidemiologic observation. Expansions of a hexanucleotide repeat (GGGGCC) in the C9orf72 gene (GeneID:203228) are the most common cause of familial ALS and FTD (C9-ALS/FTD), leading to both repeat containing RNA and dipeptide accumulation coupled with decreased C9orf72 protein expression in brain and peripheral blood cells. Here we show that loss of C9orf72 in myeloid cells is sufficient to recapitulate the age dependent lymphoid hypertrophy and autoinflammation seen in complete C9orf72-/- mice. Dendritic cells isolated from C9orf72-/- mice showed marked early activation of the type I interferon response, and C9orf72-/- myeloid cells were primarily hyperresponsive to activators of stimulator of interferon gene (STING1 (Show More)

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dbGaP phs002055

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