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May 24, 2016

A new defect of sialic acid synthesis linked to impaired development of brain and bone


A new article relating a defect in sialic acid synthesis (NANS deficiency) to brain and bone development has been published in Nature Genetics. Links to: the University news , the english press release, the original paper (PDF).
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A new article relating a defect in sialic acid synthesis (NANS deficiency) to intellectual disability and skeletal dysplasia  has been published in Nature Genetics. This brings new insights in the role of sialic acid in brain development and in cartilage growth. It also highlights the need for a better understanding of endogenous synthesis, recycling, and nutrition-derived sialic acid and their relative importance in the developing infant and child.

Links to: the University news , the english press release, the original paper (PDF).



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