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Harvard Medical School Researchers Have Found New Role for mTOR in Autism-Related Disorders


6/3/2013 7:55:47 AM

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Researchers have found a novel role for a protein that has been implicated in an autism-related disorder known as tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). The disease, which affects 1 in about 8,000 children, manifests itself in the form of mental retardation in addition to severe epileptic episodes. The disease is caused by mutations in two tumor-suppressing proteins, TSC1 and TSC2.

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