Enzyme prevents brain activity from getting out of control
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Enzyme prevents brain activity from getting out of control

Mechanism identified at University of Bonn alters the coupling of nerve cells The brain has the ability to modify the contacts between neurons. Among other things, that is how it prevents brain activity from getting out of control. Researchers from the University Hospital Bonn, together with a team from Australia, have identified a mechanism that…

BCL11A: Evidence for neuroprotective effect
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BCL11A: Evidence for neuroprotective effect

Researchers at the University of Bonn investigate the role of the transcription factor for dopamine-producing neurons The neurotransmitter dopamine influences the activity of a wide variety of brain areas. A deficiency of this substance can have drastic consequences: The death of dopamine-producing nerve cells in the substantia nigra – a particularly sensitive part of the…