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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Biotechnology|
|Early online date||17 Nov 2021|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2022|
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