Surprising new mechanism for gene expression regulation

New research results reveal a function in gene expression regulation for a protein connected with the proper function of neurons. Further analysis of this unexpected function of protein binding may ultimately lead to the understanding of how neurological defects may result from abnormalities in this protein.

In collaboration with researchers from USA and Germany, Centre for mRNP Biogenesis and Metabolism studied a protein called Nab2, which is found in baker’s yeast. Studies from yeast may therefore shed light on the function of the human protein and ultimately on how alterations in gene expression can lead to neurological defects.

Read the press release from the center here