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Mutated protein Shank3 likely to be the cause of Autism cognitive malfunction

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by taniaaust1, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1

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    Lots of new excellent Autism research is going on lately, some which could be relevent to us. The latest study finding comes from NZ.
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/technology/2012/11/09/16/02/brain-mutation-linked-to-autism-research

    Could this protein be partly involved with what is going on with our brains too? Another area which would be good if it was studied in us.

    We need to call for all governments put a massive amount of money into all the studies we need to have done (to study all the areas which havent yet been looked at) to work ME/CFS out.
     
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  2. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    Oh if I had a dime for every 'autism genetic breakthrough' study! Seriously!!

    This gene is mutated in a tiny percentage of autism cases, but the same mutations are found in a tiny percentage of controls so obviously not pathogenic as such etc same old same old, 'give us more money to continue chasing our own tails' should go the article

    This protein is involved in neuroligin-neurexin interaction at the glutamate synapse. Will it be overexpressed or underexpressed in many cases - you bet! I am not saying that this study is wrong, just that it is looking at a very downstream effects
     

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