Scientists Find That Sensory Neurons Can be Used to Discover Therapies for ALS
Source: Virginia Tech
Summary: Scientists have shown that mutations in specific genes that destroy motor neurons and thereby cause the devastating effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease also attack sensory neurons.
More Information: Sydney K. Vaughan et al. The ALS-inducing factors, TDP43A315T and SOD1G93A, directly affect and sensitize sensory neurons to stress, Scientific Reports (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-34510-8