Results about: neuronal development

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