Researchers Develop Mouse Model To Help Find How A Gene Mutation Leads To Autism

Monday, Jan. 31st 2011 6:24 AM

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that when one copy of the SHANK3 gene in mice is missing, nerve cells do not effectively communicate and do not show cellular properties associated with normal learning. This discovery may explain how mutations affecting SHANK3 may lead to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The research is currently published in Molecular Autism.

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