Results about: CPEB4
The research focuses on the CPEB4 protein, a key molecule in the development of this neurological disorder.
The award is a joint initiative of La Vanguardia and the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera.
The protein CPEB4, which coordinates the expression of hundreds of genes required for neuronal activity, is altered in the brains of individuals with autism
Published in Nature, the study indicates that a defect in CPEB4 could be the link between environmental factors that alter brain development and the genes that determine susceptibility to autism
The Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) presents a prize for a study that reveals the capacity of the CPEB4 protein to prevent fatty liver disease.
The research was led by Raúl Méndez from IRB Barcelona and Mercedes Fernández from IDIBAPS.
It is a disease of the liver caused by excessive fat deposits in liver cells.
It is now the most prevalent chronic liver disease in industrialised countries and is a major public health concern because it leads to serious liver conditions.