Neuturin Protein in Muscles May Be of ‘Therapeutic Value’ in ALS

Neuturin Protein in Muscles May Be of ‘Therapeutic Value’ in ALS

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Neuturin Protein in Muscles May Be of ‘Therapeutic Value’ in ALS

A signaling protein called neurturin promotes the development of muscles with greater endurance, leading to better exercise performance and coordination, according to a new mouse study. The results suggest that therapeutic approaches using neurturin — for example, using a gene therapy that encodes the protein — might be useful in treating diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that are characterized by muscle weakness. “There’s much to be done, but we believe this could be of…

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