Results about: CPEB4

A study on autism done at IRB Barcelona in the running for the “Vanguardia de la Ciencia” Award

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.

Discovery of a key protein involved in the development of autism

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

Research at IRB Barcelona receives a prize from the AECC

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.

Researchers discover a protein that protects against fatty liver

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.