ALS: astrocytes move in as deadly neighbors

  title={ALS: astrocytes move in as deadly neighbors},
  author={J. Julien},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  • J. Julien
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature Neuroscience
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is characterized by the selective degeneration of motor neurons. Two independent studies in this issue show that astrocytes expressing a mutation in the enzyme superoxide dismutase can exacerbate motor neuron death, supporting previous suggestions that non-neuronal cells contribute to ALS pathogenesis. 
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