Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Key Spinal Muscular Atrophy Biomarkers Discovered

A study entitled “Label-free proteomics identifies Calreticulin and GRP75/Mortalin as peripherally accessible protein biomarkers for spinal muscular atrophy” suggests Calreticulin and GRP75/Mortalin as new protein biomarkers for spinal muscular atrophy progression. The results were published in October 2013 issue of…

C9orf72 Gene Role Analyzed in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

A recent study entitled “Analysis of the C9orf72 gene in spinal muscular atrophy patients” published in the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degenerations journal shows no association between a ALS  hexanucleotide repeat in the C9orf72 gene with SMA phenotype. Two of the most…