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Nature. 1993;362:59–62. 49. Yang Y, Hentati A, Deng HX, et al. The gene encoding alsin, a protein with three guanine-nucleotide exchange factor domains, is mutated in a form of recessive amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Nat Genet. 2001;29:160–165. 50. Meyer T, Schwan A, Dullinger JS, et al. Early-onset ALS with long-term survival associated with spastin gene mutation. Neurology. 2005;65:141–143. 51. Chen YZ, Bennett CL, Huynh HM, et al. DNA/RNA helicase gene mutations in a form of juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS4).
Anecdotal reports of the use of this vitamin appear in the literature as early as the 1920s, and daily injections of vitamin E were given to Lou Gehrig for treatment of his disease (61). At that time vitamin E was used not for its antioxidant properties but in part because ALS was thought to be the result of a deficiency state. In 1940 Wechsler reported remarkable beneficial responses to vitamin E therapy in 14 of 20 patients (62). Unfortunately, several What Is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis? 13 subsequent series failed to obtain any good results with vitamins E or B6 (63–65).
In some situations, a pathologic hyperreflexia may occur in wasted muscles, a unique paradox in ALS. Muscle Hypotonicity or Flaccidity Hypotonicity or flaccidity refers to the decrease or complete loss of normal muscle resistance to passive movements. In contrast to spasticity, the muscle lies inert and floppy when passively manipulated. 32 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Fasciculations Fasciculations are fine, rapid, flickering, and sometimes vermicular (worm-like) twitching of a portion of the muscle.