Focus on lack of CLOCK protein may hold keys to future epilepsy treatments
October 11, 2017
Black arrows show the brain region responsible for producing seizures in a patient involved in a new study showing that loss of the protein CLOCK may be a key factor in severe forms of focal epilepsy.
Credit: Liu et. al.
A new study reports that some children with epilepsy lack a protein called CLOCK, which appears to disrupt the inhibition of excitatory neurons in the brain region where their seizures originate.