Motor neuron diseases: causes, classification, and treatments


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Contents: Motor neuron disease : causes, classification and treatments / Louisa Ng, Fary Khan -- Membrane trafficking defects as determinants of motor neuron susceptibility and degeneration in ALS / Bradley J. Turner, Julie D. Atkin -- Motoneuron specific calcium dysregulation and perturbed cellular calcium homestasis in amyotrophic lateral ...

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