Two drugs taken together block a brain pathway associated to autism

By divya

 18 october 2022

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A novel medication combination can effectively suppress a cell-signaling pathway.

 That is linked to autism mostly in the brain whilst keeping it untouched within the remainder of the body.

The "mammalian receptor of rapamycin" (mTOR) pathway controls. 

That is how quickly cells divide and how much protein is produced.

It is hyperactive in patients with genetic disorders including stemmed sclerosis complicated,  

 fragile X syndrome, or PTEN hamartoma tumour disorder.

 Which frequently co-occur alongside autism.

Rapamycin and perhaps other medications that inhibit mTOR have been used in the treatment of these disorders by certain studies.  

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