Researchers Examine Role of microRNA in Epilepsy Treatment
In experiments on mice, it was possible to control the amount of microRNA-128 in specific neurons that react to the signal substance dopamine. "If microRNA-128 is kept down in these neurons in neonatal mice, it results in a strong phenotype," explained Morten T. Venø, MD, Postdoc at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO). Dr. Venø has worked with the leader of the project Anne Schaefer, MD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
-Dr. Anne Schaefer, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai