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2010-05-09 07:53:12

The protein that has long been suspected by scientists of being the master switch allowing brains to function has now been verified by an Iowa State University researcher. Yeon-Kyun Shin, professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology at ISU, has shown that the protein called synaptotagmin1 (Syt1) is the sole trigger for the release of neurotransmitters in the brain. Prior to this research, Syt1 was thought to be a part of the protein structure (not the sole protein) that...

2009-02-24 18:36:11

Cholesterol-reducing drugs known as statins may lessen brain function, an Iowa State University scientist suggests. Yeon-Kyun Shin said the results of his study show that drugs that inhibit the liver from making cholesterol may also keep the brain from making cholesterol, which is vital to efficient brain function. If you deprive cholesterol from the brain, then you directly affect the machinery that triggers the release of neurotransmitters, Shin said in a statement. Neurotransmitters...


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