Key Enzymes Profoundly Linked to Autism

Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized
10 Sep 2013

When a group of enzymes called “topoisomerases” has difficulties, they were found to affect the brain development and potentially lead to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). These enzymes are found in all human cells.

According to the scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, this finding offers an excellent track to better understand the environmental and gentic causes of autism.

The inhibition of these enzymes may even be worse to the brain development than having a mutation in any of the genes suspect of causing autism. (Dr. Mark Zylka)

This finding could advance the detection and prevention of ASD.

The article was published in the Nature journal.

To read the article in details read here. The article gives more insights and sheds the light on the causes of autism,

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