SMN1 gene

Decreased activity of the EPHA4 receptor leads to extended life span in animal models of ALS and SMA, and in people with ALS

Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 - 05:00, By: Amy Madsen
Decreased activity of the EPHA4 receptor, which is encoded by the EPHA4 gene, increases life span in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a team of scientists has reported. The receptor, which was found to modify disease in zebrafish, mice, rats and humans, works together with a gene...