By: James Devitt
The protein, named PERK, is a vital component in protein synthesis. “A major obstacle to investigating the role of the PERK protein in regulating behavior is that many other body functions also are dependent upon this protein,” notes Douglas Cavener, co-author of the.
About Dr. Cavener
Douglas Cavener is department head and professor of biology at Penn State, a faculty member of the Huck Institutes' graduate programs in cell and developmental biology, genetics, molecular medicine, neuroscience, and physiology, and a researcher in the Huck Institutes Center for Cellular Dynamics, Center for Molecular Investigation of Neurological Disorders, and Diabetes and Obesity Institute.
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