Sarah E Whitehead

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Deletion or mutation of the SMN1 (survival of motor neurons) gene causes the common, fatal neuromuscular disease spinal muscular atrophy. The SMN protein is important in small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP) assembly and interacts with snRNP proteins via arginine/glycine-rich domains. Recently, SMN was also found to interact with core protein components(More)
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