Motor neurons


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Motor neurons

Nerve cells that transmit signals from the brain or spinal cord to the muscles.
Mentioned in: Electromyography
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The F wave persistence may be influenced by many factors such as nerve conduction block, reduction in the number of motor neurons and axons as well as transient impairment of motor neuron excitability.
French researchers at the Institute for Stem Cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic Diseases (I-Stem--Inserm/AFM/UEVE) here, in collaboration with CNRS and Paris Descartes University, have developed a way to better control the differentiation of human pluripotcnt stem cells, and thus produce different populations of motor neurons from these cells in only 14 days.
"We arc now able to produce and hence study different populations of neurons affected to various degrees in diseases that cause the degeneration of motor neurons. We plan to study why some neurons arc affected and why others are preserved," said Stephane Nedelec, a researcher in Cecile Martinat's team.
Somatotropic organization of motor neurons innervating the pronators, carpal and digital flexors and forepad muscles in dog.
London, May 11 (ANI): A new study has found that people with longer ring fingers relative to the index finger are much more likely to have motor neuron disease.
10) research on factors targeting putative environmental toxicants specific to motor neurons and surrounding cells including muscle cells;
It is known that in ALS the motor neurons die "backwards" and lose functionality where the axon meets the muscle before gradually atrophying completely.
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.
They traced stem cells as they matured into motor neurons, which are the type of nerve cells that control muscle movement.
The team discovered that a protein called Sema3a is produced much more abundantly by astrocytes close to motor neurons than by astrocytes from other regions in the spinal cord.