Results about: protein

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

DOR protein deficiency favours the development of obesity

Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover the mechanism that leads to a less harmful form of obesity that is associated with the number rather than volume of fat cells.

There are several types of obesity and some are more harmful than others.

The study has been published in the journal Nature Cell Biology.

Marta Vilaseca: "The information provided by mass spectrometry facilitates the understanding of diseases"

The latest Meet Our Scientists series is devoted to Marta Vilaseca, manager of the Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics Core Facility at IRB Barcelona.

The video "Proteins caught in fraganti" presents her specialised field.