Navigation Links
Genetic Mutations - Key to Autism ?

Genetic mutations have been identified in some autistic children by French scientists that may open up new vistas in the study of the disorder.// Sequencing of a gene called SHANK3 in over 200 participants, each suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) revealed mutations in the gene in three families. SHANK 3 encodes a protein which interacts with certain other proteins termed neuroligins which play a role in generating impulses to the nerves, spinal column and the brain. Thomas Bourgeron of the Pasteur Institute in Paris opines that though the mutations are limited to few individuals they may have far reaching implications – as they involve the gene involved in ASD.

ASD affects communication skills which dictate the social interaction and the behavior of the individual. It affects approximately six in every thousand children. 3 to 6 percent of these can be attributed to chromosomal rearrangements. It is the region of the Chromosome 22 which houses the SHANK3 gene which is affected. The three families which displayed mutations exhibited varying degrees of deletions of the gene with differing manifestations. Additional copy of the gene was found in a boy who suffered from Aspergus Syndrome which is a milder version of autism. His sister on the other hand was autistic with the instance of SHANK 3 deletion.

Autism still remains an enigma affecting little children before they turn 30 months old. Some of these children called Autistic Savants, exhibit exceptional artistic, mathematical or musical skills.
MST
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Genetic Dentistry: Your Dentist may be able to grow you a new set of Teeth.
2. Genetic influence in menopause
3. Genetics and cholesterol levels
4. Genetics helps in attacking cancer
5. Genetic disorder related with sleep patterns
6. Genetic innovation
7. Genetic tests for cancer
8. Genetic indicates memory
9. Genetic mutation to the fountain of youth discovered
10. Genetic differences found between Male and Female brains
11. Alcoholism Influenced By Both Genetics & Family Environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... As health professionals work to improve their approach to healthcare, ... doing more than filling out a survey; in many cases health professionals and patients ... health care and research on the importance of active engagement with patients and members ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and Nutrition Company, is ... to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD market by reducing ... easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. , The team ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many ... dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the ... 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, ... week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the ... cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On ... Christian identity. “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William ... several great-grandchildren. As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... -- HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically assisted, platform therapy ... team developments today:   ... ... Tom Tefft ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who has led R&D ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD Healthcare ... Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. , ... hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and provider ... PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... device used to measure lung function for a variety ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... 2017   OrthoAtlanta has been named the official ... Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National ... Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta ... In" campaign, participating in many activities leading up to, and ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: