Decreased activity of the 'transporter' protein MCT1 appears to result in insufficient energy support and eventual death of motor neurons in ALS research models

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 06:00, By: Other
Disruption of a “transporter” protein called MCT1 (also SL16A1) leads to the degeneration of muscle-controlling nerve cells (motor neurons) in animal and cell culture models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an MDA-supported team of researchers has reported. In addition, the team found that...