Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
Nov
16
2010

FALS

Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. This is the form of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis that is linked to a genetic mutation on chromosome 21. A protein called superoxide dismutase (SOD) that normally functions as an antioxidant acquires a mutation that makes it nonfunctional.