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Sensory Neurons Have a Role to Play in ALS Research

News   Nov 09, 2018 | Original story from Virginia Tech

 
Sensory Neurons Have a Role to Play in ALS Research

"Sensory neurons send critical information from peripheral tissues to the central nervous system to modulate motor function19. In particular, proprioceptive sensory neurons constantly relay information regarding the functional status of skeletal muscles directly to α-motor neurons. Thus, the dysfunction or loss of these neurons would inevitably impair motor function, and potentially increase α-motor neurons’ susceptibility to ALS-inducing factors as shown to occur in spinal muscular atrophy." - Vaughan et al 2018, Scientific Reports

 
 
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