12 Years of Research Suggests the Potential Novel Influences of NF Proteins in Psychiatric and Neurological States

New York – A recent paper from Dr. Aidong (David) Yuan from the lab of Ralph Nixon at the Center for Dementia Research, is the culmination of nearly twelve years of work on neurofilaments. The study, titled “Neurofilament subunits are integral components of synapses and modulate neurotransmission and behavior in vivo,” appears in the April issue of Molecular Psychiatry. The results of Yuan’s study identify a distinct pool of synaptic NF subunits and establish their key role in neurotransmission in vivo, suggesting potential novel influences of NF proteins in psychiatric as well as neurological states.