The mechanism of axon degeneration is incompletely understood. A recent study demonstrates that transgenic expression of bacterial nicotinamide adenine mononucleotide (NMN) in zebrafish and mice, which decreases NMN levels by converting it to NaMN, protects against axon degeneration.
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- General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
- General Agricultural and Biological Sciences