A gene that can cause rare neurological disorder in Children

A gene has been found which causes some rare childhood neurological disorders. The joint group of researchers of UK and US conducted the study. The researchers looked two of the genetic disorders, infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (INAD) and neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA).

After searching the seventy-five genes, the researchers recognized the mutations in PLA2G6. It codes for a protein of a group, phospholipase A2. The researchers found later that the gene mutation modifies procedures within the cell.

It causes the formation of iron, the condition of disease such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. PLA2G6’s detection will help to develop the chances of detecting the process of passing the disorders to the children from their parents.


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