alexa Nogo provides a molecular marker for diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Neurology

Neurology

Brain Disorders & Therapy

Author(s): Dupuis L, Gonzalez de Aguilar JL, di Scala F, Rene F, de Tapia M,

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Abstract Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurological disorder characterized by the selective degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons. The lack of a molecular diagnostic marker is of increasing concern in view of the therapeutic strategies in development. Using an unbiased subtractive suppressive hybridization screen we have identified a clone encoding the neurite outgrowth inhibitor Nogo and shown that its isoforms display a characteristic altered expression in ALS. This was first confirmed by analyzing Nogo isoform expression in a transgenic ALS model at early asymptomatic stages where we found increased levels of Nogo-A and decreased Nogo-C and importantly, not following experimentally induced denervation. Furthermore, we confirmed these changes in both post-mortem and biopsy samples from diagnosed ALS patients but not control patients. Thus, the alteration in Nogo expression pattern, common to sporadic and familial ALS, represents a potential diagnosis tool and points strongly to Nogo having a central role in disease.
This article was published in Neurobiol Dis and referenced in Brain Disorders & Therapy

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