Study Ties Growth Factor to Autism

Published October 22, 2013 in Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Mutations in the autism-linked protein NHE6 may block the development of neuronal junctions by interfering with a growth factor called BDNF, according to a study published in the journal Neuron. The results suggest that drugs that enhance BDNF signaling could treat some forms of autism, the researchers say.

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