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IRSF announces translational research award funding to test potential therapeutics for Rett syndrome
Date:1/27/2010

t of the study will examine drugs that are currently in development for other neurological disorders including Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease which will be provided by Dr. Frank Longo Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Longo founded the biotechnology company PharmatrophiX to further develop and commercialize these drugs. Said Dr. Longo "Studies by Dr. Katz and others indicate that compromised BDNF expression might contribute to Rett syndrome. We have developed the first small molecules that mimic a specific domain of the BDNF protein and activate the BDNF receptor; TrkB. Dr. Katz's studies provide an exciting opportunity to determine the therapeutic potential of these molecules for Rett syndrome."


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Contact: Kathryn Kissam
804-519-6231
International Rett Syndrome Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

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