Laurie Glimcher

Eliminating a protein enhanced cellular cleanup, saved nerve cells and prolonged survival in female ALS mice

posted on September 29, 2009 - 1:30pm
New research supports strategies that augment a natural process in the nervous system called autophagy – a cellular cleanup and garbage-disposal system — as a possible therapeutic avenue in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Autophagy (literally "self-eating") is activated when large amounts of debris and abnormal cellular components require destruction.

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