Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rare Gene Mutation Explains How Protein Develops Brain

Scientists have discovered a rare gene mutation species that can explain the way protein affects the functioning of the human brain. In course of the study the scientists at Duke Medicine took stock of four families having children with abnormal brain growth as well as multiple functional impediments. They were rewarded by solving the mystery with the discovery of the rare gene mutation, the main reason for such developments. The gene mutation works by damaging asparagines, the nutrient that supports body synthesis. For quite considerable time span asparagines were considered irrelevant for the physique but scientists subsequently found that it could have considerable role play in human brain development. "This non-essential amino acid has different levels inside and outside the central nervous system, and it may be that in the central nervous system it plays a critical role," says lead author David B. Goldstein. Finding out the way of its functioning can lead to inclusion of asparagines in the daily diet to help normal brain developments.

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