A new studio has identified a direct link between gene SUV39H2 and the ASD. This was declared by a research team from RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Japan which highlighted a deficiency in histone methylation could lead to the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). (1)
H3K9 methylation levels in the cerebellum were lower in Suv39h2-deficient mice than in control mice controls. Credit: RIKEN
The study was published in the scientific journal MolecularPsychiatry.