Associates on the project H2020 AUTOIGG coming from the Faculty of Biology, doctoral student Mina Perić and prof. Pavle Andjus, project coordinator, published a paper on May 19 in the Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience edition entitled “The Electrophysiological Determinants of Corticospinal Motor Neuron Vulnerability in ALS” in collaboration with a group of associates from the Northwestern University in Chicago. The release of this paper was also published as news in the AAAS EurekAlert! and The Les Turner ALS Foundation. This publication is the result of cooperation with prof. Hande P. Ozdinler in whose laboratory Mina Perić spent a secondment year within the AUTOIGG project.
Scientists from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Belgrade have pinpointed the electrophysiological mechanism behind upper motor neuron (UMN) disease, unlocking the door to potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia and Primary Lateral Sclerosis.