Autism in children linked to genetic mutations

Scientists have uncovered the cause of autism in children. One genetic mutation can lead to the development of this deviation. About it tell results of studies in rats and living cells in the laboratory.

Enzyme UBE3A in children with autism in the early stages is produced constantly, which leads to changes in the structure of the brain. Normally, this enzyme is released in portions, then the brain develops normally.

Draws attention to another interesting fact. Mutation in the gene of the enzyme is incorporated in the sperm of expectant father. Scientists believe that soon to predict the development of autism in a child can become to its conception. Should appear and drugs that inhibit the pathological secretion of the enzyme UBE3A.

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