The ALS-Associated FUS (P525L) Variant Does Not Directly Interfere with Microtubule-Dependent Kinesin-1 Motility

The Diez lab, in collaboration with the Hermann lab in Rostock, Germany, have utilised an in vitro microtubule gliding motility assay to study deficient intracellular transport in motor neurons. The findings  exclude a role of mutations in the phase-separating FUS protein, known to be mutated in neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). in The study was published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences as part of the Special Issue Molecular Mechanisms of Aging-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Reconstituting axonal transport in vitro