Research finds that disruption of mitochondria-associated membrane in neurons as a possible pathological basis for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

A schematic illustration for MAM disruption in ALS. IP3R3, a MAM specific Ca2+ channel (an orange arrow, left), was mislocalized from the MAM in the ALS model mice (white arrow heads, right). Credit: Koji Yamanaka laboratoryAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an adult onset, fetal neurodegenerative disease that selectively affects motor neurons. To date, more than … Continue reading Research finds that disruption of mitochondria-associated membrane in neurons as a possible pathological basis for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Study demonstrates role of gut bacteria in neurodegenerative diseases

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) are all characterized by clumped, misfolded proteins and inflammation in the brain. In more than 90 percent of cases, physicians and scientists do not know what causes these processes to occur.Robert P. Friedland, M.D., the Mason C. and Mary D. Rudd Endowed Chair and … Continue reading Study demonstrates role of gut bacteria in neurodegenerative diseases