Researchers at New York’s Columbia University published a study yesterday (29 Feb 2012) in Toxicological Sciences on how lead poisoning leads to problems in brain development. They traced the effect to BDNF, a naturally occurring chemical helps create new synapses, and speculate that MECP2 may play an important role in turning off BDNF. This research is significant because it points one more important role of MECP2 and because this line of research may stimulate more research on MECP2.
About this BlogThis blog is intended for families, researchers, and professionals interested in better lives for children and adults with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. Pam Albert's MECP2 Duplication Syndrome Website provides a great deal of useful information for families and profiles of many of the current children and adults diagnosed with this condition. Facebook users who are members of families if individuals with MECP2 Duplication syndrome may wish to join the Facebook MECP2 Duplication Syndrome Family Talk Group for discussions of family matters.
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