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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Recent Advances and Therapeutic Challenges

Edited by Muralidhar L. Hegde

Houston Methodist Research Institute

A flurry of recent research on the role of the RNA/DNA-binding proteins TDP-43 and FUS as well as a dozen other factors (e.g., C9ORF72 and profilin) has led to a new paradigm in our understanding of the pathobiology of the motor neuron disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). How these factors trigger neuromuscular dysfunction is critical for developing more effective ALS therapeutics. The ‘gain-of-toxicity’ or ‘loss-of-function’ of these etiological factors is a key question. Recent studies on the imbalance in genome damage versus repair have opened avenues for potential DNA repair-based therapeutics. This book highlights emerging science in the area of ALS and discusses key approaches and mechanisms essential for developing a cure for ALS.

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Amyotrophic Lateral SclerosisRecent Advances and Therapeutic ChallengesEdited by Muralidhar L. Hegde

Published: August 26th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78121

ISBN: 978-1-83880-581-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-580-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-582-1

Copyright year: 2020

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1. The Role of TDP-43 in Genome Repair and beyond in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

By Joy Mitra and Muralidhar L. Hegde


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2. Molecular Basis of DNA Repair Defects in FUS-Associated ALS: Implications of a New Paradigm and Its Potential as Therapeutic Target

By Haibo Wang and Muralidhar L. Hegde


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3. Senataxin: A Putative RNA: DNA Helicase Mutated in ALS4—Emerging Mechanisms of Genome Stability in Motor Neurons

By Arijit Dutta, Robert Hromas and Patrick Sung


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4. Pathological Interaction between DNA Repair and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in ALS

By Luis Bermúdez-Guzmán and Alejandro Leal


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5. The Role of Extracellular Vesicles in the Progression of ALS and Their Potential as Biomarkers and Therapeutic Agents with Which to Combat the Disease

By Changho Chun, Alec S.T. Smith, Mark Bothwell and David L. Mack


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6. The Extraocular Muscles Are Selectively Spared in ALS

By Fatima Pedrosa Domellöf


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7. RNA Metabolism and Therapeutics in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

By Orietta Pansarasa, Stella Gagliardi, Daisy Sproviero and Cristina Cereda


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8. Targeting Axonal Transport: A New Therapeutic Avenue for ALS

By Wenting Guo, Laura Fumagalli and Ludo Van Den Bosch


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