They discover 3 genes linked to migraines

Scientists have discovered 3 genes related to migraines, including one that they suggest is exclusive in women , according to a new study published by the English journal Nature Genetics.

Migraines are Headaches little studied, but we know that they affect the 20% of the population , and they become so strong that without the taking of medicines they can leave the person disabled for as long as they last.

The condition occurs 3 to 4 times more in women, and is a brain disorder where the neurons respond abnormally to a stimulus. The cause is unknown, but it is believed that it may be an inherited genetic trait.

Markus Schuerks , of the Brigham and Women's Hospital, in the city of Boston, coordinated a genetic research at international level in more than 23 thousand women. The research study the construction of molecular blocks in the genetic code and found variations in 3 genes that appeared frequently in patients with migraine.

The first suspect is the LRP1 gene , which is involved in how we feel the outside world and some chemical routes in the brain . "It seems to modulate the nervous responses and promote or suppress migraine attacks, "Shuerks said.

The influence of these genes It may not be enough to be able to use the discovery as a diagnostic tool, but it is definitely a breakthrough that improves our understanding of the biology of migraines, the study's author said.

Source: AFP


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