motor neuron


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Synonyms for motor neuron

a neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cord

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Klim et al., ALS-implicated protein TDP-43 sustains levels of STMN2, a mediator of motor neuron growth and repair.
These features probably reflect a heightened degree of excitability within spinal motor neuron pool as a result of UMN involvement.
The findings of present study are not in agreement with, [2] where in monkey the the motor neuron somata of many muscles supplied by radial nerve extend longitudinally from C-4 to T-1 (and often up to T-2) spinal cord segment.
"But it's important to remember that exposure to higher testosterone in the womb does not directly cause motor neuron disease," he said.
12) evaluation of retrograde axonal transport of toxins to the spinal motor neurons and their response (access and possible uptake of toxic substances at the neuromuscular junction).
Laryngeal innervation is ipsilateral; no cross-innervation arises directly from these motor neurons. [11,16,17]
The researchers used the method to examine motor neurons generated from mouse and human stem cells.
Muscles are normally controlled by motor neurons, specialized nerve cells within the brain and spinal cord.
Spirulina, an ancient food source used by the Aztecs, may have a dual antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect on motor neurons, the researchers said.
However, it's poliovirus' unique specificity for motor neurons that makes it the perfect vehicle for killing tumor cells in the brain, says Gromeier.
What's more, these glial cells were the ones that specifically build the scaffolding for the motor neurons that were born from the same stem cells and ultimately control leg movement.
URBANA, Ill., April 1, 2014 -- Researchers here report they can generate human motor neurons from stem cells much more quickly and efficiently than previous methods allowed.
URBANA, 111., April 1, 2014 - Researchers here report they can generate human motor neurons from stem cells much more quickly and efficiently than previous methods allowed.
In mammals, many hundreds of motor neurons are needed to control the variety of muscle cells used to coordinate movement.
"Our intention is to systematically screen for new mechanisms, targets and compounds that have the potential to be developed into new products that will modify and ideally halt the progression of ALS and potentially other motor neuron diseases," said Cord Dohrmann, chief scientific officer of Evotec.