March 26, 2012

Red Blood Cells get lost

The DNA in our cells is extremely important in how our cells function. It is imperative that the DNA structure is preserved to maintain the correct function in our genes. Histones, often referred to as 'building bricks', are proteins that organize DNA in their correct structure, and therefore are necessary for a functional and healthy body. After some research though, scientists at the University of Copenhagen found some interesting information about Codanin-1 with respects to the anemic disease CDAI. CDAI is when the development of red blood cells is effected, so less are present. It was concluded that mutations in  Codanin-1 cause CDAI, and that these mutations negatively affect the transport of newly made histones and the order of the DNA when our cells divide. I chose this article because I am anemic and I find it interesting learning about how exactly different types of anemia are caused.

11 comments:

Shan said...

Interesting post, I always thought that all forms of anemia were caused in the same way..

ChrisThor said...

It's cool that you wrote about something you can relate to, and teach others at the same time

KTress said...

Hopefully this new discovery will help people who suffer from low amounts of red blood cells!

Gary Busey said...

I'm anemic too, I'd certainly like to know what mine is caused by.

enkaysaini said...

i used to be anemic and this is pretty interesting..

safoora said...
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safoora said...

wow this is really interesting and informative!

Vic said...

Its interesting how different types are caused by different things, I never knew that

Farah said...

Wow this is really interesting and helpful to know!

vas said...

Yes, i would also like to know from what exactly my anemia is caused from.

Fariha said...

So what does this do for finding a cure anemia?