[Neurosciences] Special fats proven essential for brain growth | Neuroscientist News

Interesting study, Mfsd2a has also been described as a DHA (omega-3 fatty acid) transporter playing an important role in the blood-brain barrier by Gu and colleagues (Ben-Zvi et al., Nature 2014)(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24828040). DHA have been described also for brain development. It seems that the defect in this gene results in microcephaly.

Special fats proven essential for brain growth | Neuroscientist News.

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