Loss of essential protein in the choroid plexus epithelium linked to hydrocephalus

Posted by on June 23, 2016 10:50 am
Categories: health

A team led by researchers reports that mice lacking the protein Alix develop hydrocephalus or ‘water on the brain.’ Alix ensures that epithelial cells of the choroid plexus are oriented correctly with respect to one another to prevent compromise of the epithelial barrier.

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