Asparagine synthetasedeficiency (ASD) keeps brain cells from developing and growing normally. It causes children to have small heads and brains, and epilepsy-like seizures. Now Biochemistry and Molecular Biology researchers are using patient cells to learn more about ASD.
Dr. Mario Mietzsch, postdoc, and Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna’s article titled, Structural Insights into Human Bocaparvoviruses, was published and highlighted in the Journal of Virology
Biochemistry Professor, Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna in collaboration with Dr. Aravind Asokan, associate professor in the department of genetics at the University of North Carolina, have found a solution that may allow it to evade the body's normal immune response.