Laura Sanchez interview in Gciencia: 'Zebrafish against the Costa da Morte ataxia'

NOP56 is the key. We know where is the mutation that share all the people affected by this disease, SCA36, or Dead Cost Ataxia. The symptoms of this disease are known (lose of balance and audition, problems to talk or walk) but we still do not know which is the mechanism for this mutation to cause all these symptoms.

In Lugo, Zebrabiores team, lead by Professor Laura Sanchez Piñón of the Genetics department, are studying the effect of the NOP56 mutation in zebrafish, a model organism that offers a lot of advantages for the experimentation.

Zebrafish adults exposed during the symposium of SCA36.
Zebrafish adults exposed during the symposium of SCA36.

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