Neurovascular signals in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Stefano Sorrentino, Alessandro Polini, Valentina Arima, Alessandro Romano, Angelo Quattrini, Giuseppe Gigli, Pamela Mozetic, Lorenzo Moroni

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The neurovascular system (NVS) is a complex anatomic-functional unit that synergically works to maintain organs/tissues homeostasis of the entire body. NVS alterations have recently emerged as a common distinct feature in the pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Despite their undeniable involvement, neurovascular signalling pathways remain still far unknown in ALS. This review underlines the importance of endothelial, mural, and fibroblast cells as novel targets for ALS investigation and identifies in the interplay between neuronal and vascular systems the way to disclose novel molecular mechanisms behind the pathogenesis of ALS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-83
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Early online date17 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

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