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2013-08-28 23:03:07

Key enzymes are found to have a ‘profound effect’ across dozens of genes linked to autism. The insight could help illuminate environmental factors behind autism spectrum disorder and contribute to a unified theory of how the disorder develops. Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Problems with a key group of enzymes called topoisomerases can have profound effects on the genetic machinery behind brain development and potentially lead to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to...

Defective Enzyme Leads To Autism
2013-08-28 13:17:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina has found important new information about a group of enzymes that could be used to treat or prevent autism. According to their report in the journal Nature, the scientists found that defecctive or inhibited cellular enzymes called topoisomerases can lead to profound effects during brain development, and potentially to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). "Our study shows the...