McCall AL, Dhindsa JS, Pucci LA, Kahn AF, Fusco AF, Biswas DD, Strickland LM, Tseng HC, ElMallah MK (2020) Respiratory pathology in the Optn-/- mouse model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Respir Physiol Neurobiol 282:103525. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2020.103525
Summary: Tongue muscle weakness results in dysarthria and dysphagia leading to recurrent aspiration, choking, and aggravation of respiratory disease.
See: Lind LA et al. Hypoglossal Motor Neuron Death Via Intralingual CTB-saporin (CTB-SAP) Injections Mimic Aspects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Related to Dysphagia. Neuroscience 390:303-316, 2018.
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