Sep 13, 2022

Jumping Gene Found to Be Strongly Linked to Depression, Fear, and Anxiety

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Summary: The TOB gene plays a significant role in reducing depression, anxiety, and fear in mouse models. The findings could have positive implications for developing new treatments for disorders associated with psychiatric stress.

Source: OIST

First characterized in Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto’s former lab in Japan in 1996, the gene Tob is well known for the role it plays in cancer. Previous research has also indicated that it has a hand in regulating the cell cycle and the body’s immune response.

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