Below is a summary for the MAOB gene observed in research publications. This is not meant to take the place of medical advice.
What is MAOB -associated autism?
MAOB -associated autism happens when there are changes in the MAOB gene. These changes can keep the gene from working as it should.
The MAOB protein is important for mitochondria, which are the powerhouse of the cell.
Because the MAOB gene is important for the brain, some people may have:
- Parkinson-like tremors that might worsen with smoking cigarettes
Do people who have MAOB -associated autism look different?
People who have MAOB -associated autism do not look different.
How many people have MAOB -associated autism?
MAOB -associated autism is very rare, and the number of people who have it is unknown.
Research Article Summaries