Neurotrophic Factors?

RSTETTA at DELPHI.COM rstetta at
Sun Apr 3 18:14:37 EST 1994

Looking for info on what Nuerotrophic Factors consist of,
and what effects them.
There is a form of muscular dystrophy, spinal muscle atrophy,
in which the motor nuerons are affected, weaken over time.
It is similiar to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) but
progresses at a much slower rate.
The info I have comes second hand from my sister in Tucson
who attended a conference where a researcher from Canada
mentioned these neurotrophic factors.
He also mentioned that the motor neurons were affected by
Free Radicals.  Interim use of anti-oxidants is in order.
Thank you for any input,
Barbara Stetta
email : rstetta at

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