Below is a summary for the REST gene observed in research publications. This is not meant to take the place of medical advice.
What is REST -related syndrome?
REST -related syndrome happens when there are changes to the REST gene. These changes can keep the gene from working as it should.
The REST gene plays an important role in controlling brain cell development.
Because the REST gene is important for the brain, some people may have:
- Intellectual disability
- Chronic inflammation of the gums that can cause excess tissue to cover the teeth
Do people who have REST -related syndrome look different?
REST -related syndrome is very rare, and it is unknown if people with this condition look different.
How many people have REST -related syndrome?
As of 2022, at least 9 people with REST -related syndrome have been identified in a medical clinic.
Research Article Summaries