Neurodevelopmental Disorders Arising From Histone Methylation Malfunctions – Dr Shigeki Iwase, University Of Michigan

Nov 22, 2021 | biology, health and medicine, social and behavioural sciences

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Neurodevelopmental disorders range from those on the relatively common autism spectrum to much rarer disorders such as KDM5C-disorder and Weidemann-Steiner Syndrome. Exciting advancements in human genetics have shown that histones – the proteins our DNA wraps around – play a vital role in healthy brain development. Dr Shigeki Iwase from the University of Michigan studies how mutations in the enzymes that regulate histone structure and function can cause cognitive disorders. His work has led to important new discoveries, including how counterpart enzymes can be utilised for therapies.

 

 

 

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