Protein identified that can disrupt embryonic brain development and neuron migration

 

Protein identified that can disrupt embryonic brain development and neuron migration

Protein identified that can disrupt embryonic brain development and neuron migration.

Interneurons – nerve cells that function as ‘dimmers’ – play an important role in the brain. Their formation and migration to the cerebral cortex during the embryonic stage of development is crucial to normal brain functioning. Abnormal interneuron development and migration can eventually lead to a range of disorders and diseases, from epilepsy to Alzheimer’s.