role of immune system in ALS

Posted on Friday, June 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Margaret Wahl
‘Toxic neighbors’ likely kill nerve cells, at least in SOD1-caused ALS Nervous system support cells known as astrocytes and nervous system immune cells called microglia appear to play a role in whether motor neurons in the spinal cord live or die, at least in one form of genetic ALS. Motor...