Motor neuron disease

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Motor neuron disease

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The ALS Association - Evergreen Chapter

Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2013

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The ALS Association - Evergreen Chapter

Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

http://www.alsa-ec.org

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Motor neuron disease" returned 231 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Finger extension weakness and downbeat nystagmus motor neuron disease syndrome: A novel motor neuron disorder?
 

Author(s): Aline Delva, Nimish Thakore, Erik P Pioro, Koen Poesen, Rachel Saunders-Pullman, Inge A Meijer, Janet C Rucker, John T Kissel, Philip Van Damme

Journal: Muscle Nerve. 2017 Dec;56(6):1164-1168.

 

Disturbances of eye movements are infrequently encountered in motor neuron diseases (MNDs) or motor neuropathies, and there is no known syndrome that combines progressive muscle weakness with downbeat nystagmus.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Genetic epidemiology of motor neuron disease-associated variants in the Scottish population.
 

Author(s): Holly A Black, Danielle J Leighton, Elaine M Cleary, Elaine Rose, Laura Stephenson, Shuna Colville, David Ross, Jon Warner, Mary Porteous, George H Gorrie, Robert Swingler, David Goldstein, Matthew B Harms, Peter Connick, Suvankar Pal, Timothy J Aitman, Siddharthan Chandran

Journal: Neurobiol. Aging. 2017 Mar;51():178.e11-178.e20.

 

Genetic understanding of motor neuron disease (MND) has evolved greatly in the past 10 years, including the recent identification of association between MND and variants in TBK1 and NEK1. Our aim was to determine the frequency of pathogenic variants in known MND genes and to assess ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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An autopsy-verified case of FTLD-TDP type A with upper motor neuron-predominant motor neuron disease mimicking MM2-thalamic-type sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
 

Author(s): Yuichi Hayashi, Yasushi Iwasaki, Akira Takekoshi, Nobuaki Yoshikura, Takahiko Asano, Maya Mimuro, Akio Kimura, Katsuya Satoh, Tetsuyuki Kitamoto, Mari Yoshida, Takashi Inuzuka

Journal: Prion. 2016 Nov;10(6):492-501.

 

Here we report an autopsy-verified case of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD)-transactivation responsive region (TAR) DNA binding protein (TDP) type A with upper motor neuron-predominant motor neuron disease mimicking MM2-thalamic-type sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD). ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Motor neuron disease" returned 24 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

TDP-43/FUS in motor neuron disease: Complexity and challenges.
 

Author(s): Erika N Guerrero, Haibo Wang, Joy Mitra, Pavana M Hegde, Sara E Stowell, Nicole F Liachko, Brian C Kraemer, Ralph M Garruto, K S Rao, Muralidhar L Hegde

Journal: Prog. Neurobiol.. ;145-146():78-97.

 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a common motor neuron disease affecting two per 100,000 people worldwide, encompasses at least five distinct pathological subtypes, including, ALS-SOD1, ALS-C9orf72, ALS-TDP-43, ALS-FUS and Guam-ALS. The etiology of a major subset of ALS involves ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Patterns of Weakness, Classification of Motor Neuron Disease, and Clinical Diagnosis of Sporadic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
 

Author(s): Jeffrey M Statland, Richard J Barohn, April L McVey, Jonathan S Katz, Mazen M Dimachkie

Journal: Neurol Clin. 2015 Nov;33(4):735-48.

 

When approaching a patient with suspected motor neuron disease (MND), the pattern of weakness on examination helps distinguish MND from other diseases of peripheral nerves, the neuromuscular junction, or muscle. MND is a clinical diagnosis supported by findings on electrodiagnostic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Dysfunction of autophagy as the pathological mechanism of motor neuron disease based on a patient-specific disease model.
 

Author(s): Dan-Jing Yang, Liang Zhu, Jie Ren, Rong-Jie Ma, Hongwen Zhu, Jun Xu

Journal: Neurosci Bull. 2015 Aug;31(4):445-51.

 

Autophagy is the main catabolic pathway in cells for the degradation of impaired proteins and organelles. Accumulating evidence supports the hypothesis that dysfunction of autophagy, leading to an imbalance of proteostasis and the accumulation of toxic proteins in neurons, is a central ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

A Study to Assess FLX-787 in Subjects With Motor Neuron Disease Experiencing Muscle Cramps.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Motor Neuron Disease

 

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2017

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Phase 1 Dose Escalation and PK Study of Cu(II)ATSM in ALS/MND
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Motor Neuron Disease

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2017

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Use of Dalfampridin in Primary Lateral Sclerosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Motor Neuron Disease, Upper

 

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2016

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