Navigation Links
Model for angelman syndrome developed by University of Texas at Austin biologists
Date:8/14/2008

as able to form long-term memories (of aversive shocks) and were more likely to display circadian rhythm irregularities.

In other words, the flies, says Fischer, suffer from a kind of Angelman syndrome, and should therefore offer a useful model for understanding the biochemistry of the disorder in humans. In particular, the fly models may provide clues to which specific protein, or proteins, are accumulating in the brain and causing the dysfunction.

"We've known for more than 10 years which gene is at fault, but we haven't known some of the specifics of the process," she says. "Now that we know that the fly gene works pretty much the way that the human one does, we can look for the key substrate in flies, and eventually test likely candidates in mice and see if they're really associated with the disease."


'/>"/>
Contact: Dr. Janice Fischer
jaf@mail.utexas.edu
512-471-5831
University of Texas at Austin
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Novel 3-D cell culture model shows selective tumor uptake of nanoparticles
2. A new kind of rat model
3. JILA finds flaw in model describing DNA elasticity
4. Smithsonian researchers develop models to assess wetland health
5. Prediction of RNA pseudoknots using heuristic modeling with mapping and sequential folding
6. Simulating kernel production influences maize model accuracy
7. MIT model could improve some drugs effectiveness
8. Model for the assembly of advanced, single-molecule-based electronic components developed at Pitt
9. Improving detection of nuclear smuggling goal of computer model of mechanical engineer
10. New chimeric mouse model for human liver diseases, drug testing
11. Study finds first-ever genetic animal model of autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014  23andMe, Inc., the leading personal ... pinpoints fine-scale differences in genetic ancestry of individuals from across ... immigrants first arrived more than four hundred years ago, ... meeting place for peoples from different continents. This study illuminates ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s6qzt5/samsung_galaxy_s5 ) has announced the ... Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis" report to ... Based on a totally different sensing technology ... time a fingerprint sensor in its product. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... SM announced today its completion of a Good ... current U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. This ... smart phone application trials utilizing the highest principles for ... determined to improve global healthcare access, quality, and delivery ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):23andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2HITLAB Completes GCP Audit for FDA Smart Device & App Compliance 2
... like Alzheimer,s, Parkinson,s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But amyloid ... the development of new composite materials for the ... even make objects invisible. Researchers from Chalmers ... about amyloid in an article published in the ...
... in southern and eastern Canada may disappear from most of ... the toll on their habitat that scientists predict in a ... Climate Change . Scientists looked at reservoirs of genetic ... stable habitats. They found that caribou populations in the most ...
... Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) at James Cook ... of the world,s biggest environmental problems. Dr Christina ... CoECRS, holds a joint position with the Center for ... Dr Hicks says more powerful economic interests, such as ...
Cached Biology News:Alzheimer substance may be the nanomaterial of tomorrow 2Climate change threatens genetic diversity, future of world's caribou 2Linking social science and ecology to solve the world's environmental problems 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) Xpress System, a ... received AOAC-PTM Certifications for the six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. ... referred to as STEC or the “Big-6”) as well as ... (cfu) per 325 g of raw ground beef and raw ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... zFlo Motion , a US leader ... exciting product from a new partner. STT-Systems has ... past 15 years, with offerings in the optical-motion capture, 3D ... system (inertial measurement unit), iSen, is opening eyes around the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... the Pistoia Alliance, which helps companies check the legal ... set to expand to China. , As their ... companies are globally adopting software solutions built as a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Diagenode, Inc., a ... the Bioruptor® and complete solutions for epigenetics research, ... immunoprecipitation, alleviating the need for manual processing. The ... for ChIP of histones or transcription factors and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Crystal Diagnostics Awarded AOAC-PTM Accreditation for the Rapid Detection of “Big 6” E.coli Food Pathogens 23D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2Global Compliance Service for Controlled Substances to Expand to China 2Diagenode Launches Unique Semi-Automated Solution for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 2
... ... energy independence plan that goes beyond OCS drilling and that includes the "Open Fuel ... ... 2010 -- Responding to President Obama,s Decision to Open the East Coast Outer Continental ...
... March 2010 A quantum computer could provide an enormous ... yet they only exist in the laboratory in the form ... They can now be explored in more detail, at least ... largest quantum computer system in the world with 42 bits. ...
... ... “DNA-Planet”, introduces a newly structured offer for DNA kinship analysis: Every ... to solve the genetic kinship relation in question together with an ... of each individual case. In addition, DNA-Planet consults the customer on ...
Cached Biology Technology:Responding to OCS Drilling Decision, Advocacy Group Challenges President to "Get Serious" About Energy Independence and Security 2World record: Julich supercomputer simulates quantum computer 2DNA-Planet Launches New Service for Customer-Individual Indirect DNA Paternity Testing and Kinship Analysis 2DNA-Planet Launches New Service for Customer-Individual Indirect DNA Paternity Testing and Kinship Analysis 3DNA-Planet Launches New Service for Customer-Individual Indirect DNA Paternity Testing and Kinship Analysis 4
... Clone/PAD: ZMD.257. Immunogen: Synthetic peptide ... the human Connexin 36 protein This ... used to generate another Zymed polyclonal Connexin ... Reacts with mouse Connexin 36. Reactivity: ...
...
...
...
Biology Products: