Bypassing MeCP2

Again, this is rather a complex scientific notion for most of us (well, me!), but in short the idea is to identify other genes which, when mutated, somehow protect an individual from a MeCP2 mutation. There are people who have common MECP2 mutations and normal X chromosome inactivation who do not have Rett Syndrome. Identifying which genes protect some people [...]

By |2015-03-02T23:23:41+00:00March 2nd, 2014|About the Research, Bypassing MeCP2|0 Comments

Putting the Protein Back

Rett Syndrome is caused by a lack of MeCP2 protein. Putting the protein back in mice, reverses symptoms. In 2007, Adrian Bird's lab demonstrated that the symptoms of Rett Syndrome could be successfully reversed in mice when protein levels were restored. Putting the protein back in people could be accomplished in a number of ways. Here are two approaches which [...]

By |2015-03-02T23:23:54+00:00March 2nd, 2014|About the Research, Putting the Protein Back|0 Comments
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