Delineating the role of MAGEL2 in impaired neurohormonal balance in PWS and SYS: Is there a way to overcome MAGEL2 requirement in hypothalamus?

Funding Summary

Dr. Fon Tacer’s studies will provide mechanistic insights into how loss of the PWS-region gene, MAGEL2, results in deficits of secretory granules (SG), which are essential for the proper release of hormones from cells. Such an understanding is critical for determining how to restore neuroendocrine function for therapeutic purposes. This project will thoroughly investigate MAGEL2-driven neuroendocrine defects on organismal, cellular, and molecular levels. 


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Klementina Fon Tacer, PhD, DVM




Texas Tech University


Klementina Fon Tacer, PhD, DVM

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