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A possible new pathway for treating epileptic seizures in patients with autism

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Researchers have discovered that in Nav1.2 deficient neurons, the expressions of many potassium channels are surprisingly reduced. The Nav1.2 deficiency itself doesn’t cause seizures; the issue arises when the potassium channels over-compensate for the sodium channels’ deficiency by shutting down too many potassium channels, making the neuron hyperexcitable, which causes seizures.

Source: ScienceDaily.com