Study: Researchers Uncover Link Between Protein Synthesis and Autism

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A new study conducted by researchers from McGill University and the University of Montreal have uncovered a link between protein synthesis and autism spectrum disorders. “Regulation of protein synthesis, also termed mRNA translation, is the process by which cells manufacture proteins. This mechanism is involved in all aspects of cell and organism function. A new study in mice has found that abnormally high synthesis of a group of neuronal proteins called neuroligins results in symptoms similar to those diagnosed in {Read More}