In the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

MUHC researchers are making progress in the mystery of migrainesMONTREAL – Scientists of the MUHC have made progress in understanding what causes migraines. The research, in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , published, such as gene mutations known to cause a form of inherited migraine – the kind that debilitating headaches and flashes like auras known cause – aim at a cellular process involved in brain cell communication . – A number of mutations has been shown to result in familial migraine, Dr. Rhoda Blostein – a medical scientist at the Research Institute of the MUHC says, professor in the Department of Medicine and Biochemistry at McGill University and author of the new study. The discovery of genetic mutations that cause disease is important, but. To treatments that we understand what must develop these mutations do Engineering with several genetic mutations inherited migraine to create, and she in human cells, showed Dr. Such as air conditioningn and her team several genotypes damage the operation of a small cellular mechanism commonly known as Sodium Pump . Much of what is in your brain from the memory is based on the result of the transmission of electrical impulses in nerve cell move, says Dr. Blostein. This is a fundamental process by which our brain cells communicate. By expelling sodium from the cell, and drawing from the outside holding the potassium sodium pump a gradient of potassium, which is critical for the propagation of electrical signals along neurons. Like an air conditioner in the heat of summer, the sodium pump is a massive energy hog, consuming around 30 percent of the energy produced by the cell this vital this vital cellular process.

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