Programmed cell death and the gene behind spinal muscular atrophy.

  • Ann E. Robinson
  • Published 1995 in
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…


A gene involved in the development of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been found on human chromosome 5 after a 4-year search. Named the neuronal apoptosis inhibitor protein (NAIP) gene, it is believed to inhibit the normal process of apoptosis--the disintegration of single cells that results from programmed cell death--in motor neurons. The researchers… (More)


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@article{Robinson1995ProgrammedCD, title={Programmed cell death and the gene behind spinal muscular atrophy.}, author={Ann E. Robinson}, journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne}, year={1995}, volume={153 10}, pages={1459-62} }