Cholesterol connection to Rett Syndrome

Published July 28, 2013 in Nature Genetics

Professor Monica Justice has written a study on a connection between cholesterol and Rett Syndrome. Statin drugs, known to lower cholesterol, were shown to increase mobility, overall health scores, and lifespan in mice with Rett Syndrome.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=A+suppressor+screen+in+Mecp2+mutant+mice+implicates+cholesterol+metabolism+in+Rett+syndrome

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