Determined DNA hunt reveals schizophrenia clue

Determined DNA hunt reveals schizophrenia clue


NAPRT1, a gene that encodes an enzyme involved in vitamin B3 metabolism, may be a risk factor for schizophrenia. Knocking out the gene in zebrafish models, researchers discovered brain development became impaired. Without NAPRT1, the fish brains failed to divide symmetrically, which is significant as defects in the corpus callosum have been identified in those with schizophrenia.
Go to Source
Author: neurosciencenews.com
Post date: 2019-07-04 18:05:14
Category: enzyme
Tag: encodes
Post ID: 7831

0

You May Also Like