Author Archives: Iqra Mumal, MSc

Mutation in SEPT9 Gene Can Lead to CMT, Report Says

A mutation in the SEPT9 gene — which provides instructions for making the septin-9 protein that is involved in many cell functions, including cell division and movement — can lead to the development of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, according to a new case report. Titled “Identification of a rare…

Implanting Stem-derived Schwann Cells Improves Motor Activity, Nerve Regeneration in CMT1A

Implanting stem-derived Schwann-like cells into mice with Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A improved neuron function, leading to better motor activity and nerve regeneration, according to new research from South Korea. The study, “Differentiation of Human Tonsil-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Schwann-Like Cells Improves Neuromuscular Function in a Mouse Model of…