Table 2

Summary of participant details and samples collected

Age (years)
Diagnosis (number of cases)
 Multisystem atrophy1
 Motor neuron disease1
Number of samples collected
Number of samples collected in the weeks before dying
 Week 115 samples from 6 participants
 Week 217 samples from 9 participants
 Week 321 samples from 8 participants
 Week 410 samples from 6 participants
Participants in the last 4 weeks of life11
Participants alive more than 3 months after the study6