Researchers Identify Gene that Promotes Axon Destruction

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, led by Marc Freeman, PhD, have discovered a gene – dSarm/Sarm1 – responsible for actively promoting axon destruction after injury. Degeneration of the axon is a hallmark of some of the most crippling neurodegenerative diseases, including peripheral neuropathy. Freeman reports, “Identification of this gene allows us to start asking exciting new questions about the role of axon death in neurodegenerative diseases.” READ MORE from PRWEB or READ MORE from UMass Med now.

Source:, UMassMed