3D Tissue Models

Mutation Identified that Is Associated with Peripheral Neuropathy

Mutations in a protein called dynein cause defects in mice that are similar to those seen in humans with peripheral neuropathy, according to researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The Univ. of Chicago team reports that mice with mutations in only one copy of a gene coding for one part of dynein have severe defects in proprioception, the ability to perceive the spatial orientation of body parts.

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News



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