SUV39H2: generic direct link with ASD discovered

SUV39H2: generic direct link with ASD discovered

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SUV39H2: generic direct link with ASD discovered

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)

SUV39H2: generic direct link with ASD discovered

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.