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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...

2011-11-24 08:00:00

The Natural Sciences Magazine publishes articles on popular topics in the biological sciences. The latest inclusions cover the Agenda 21 which is the global plan of action of the UN, the Hantavirus which is a potentially fatal disease spread to humans by rodents and Topoisomerase which is an enzyme regulating the over- and underwinding of DNA. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) November 24, 2011 The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com covers a wide range of topics including biology, agriculture,...

2010-05-24 14:48:26

New action mechanism for topoisomerases could help improve antibiotics, anticancer drugs Many standard antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs block the enzymes that snip the kinks and knots out of DNA "“ DNA tangles are lethal to cells "“ but the drugs are increasingly encountering resistant bacteria and tumors. A new discovery by University of California, Berkeley, biochemists could pave the way for new research into how to re-design these drugs to make them more effective poisons for...


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