What Is KIF1A?

What Is KIF1A?

A KIF1A diagnosis can be scary, stressful and confusing. You’ve likely entered a whole new world of medical jargon and uncertainty. Complex scientific explanations about KIF1A rarely help families living with this diagnosis. We’re here to help.

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Research Simplified with McKenney and Niwa Labs

Research Simplified with McKenney and Niwa Labs

Recent research on a subset of KIF1A mutations helps us understand how some KIF1A mutations can cause too much motor activity at the cellular level, leading to “uncomplicated hereditary spastic paraplegia.” KIF1A researchers Kyoko Chiba and Richard McKenney of University of California – Davis and Shinsuke Niwa of Tohoku University collaborated with KIF1A.ORG to bring…

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Research Simplified with Pedro Guedes-Dias

Research Simplified with Pedro Guedes-Dias

Research Simplified with Pedro Guedes-Dias Pedro Guedes-Dias collaborated with KIF1A.ORG to explain the KIF1A research being led by him and others at Holzbaur Lab. Part of this research helps us understand why there is a great range in symptoms and severity among people affected by KIF1A-related disorders. In this edition of Research Simplified, we’ll take…

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Research Simplified with Dominique Lessard

Research Simplified with Dominique Lessard

Research Simplified with Dominique Lessard Dominique Lessard collaborated with KIF1A.ORG to explain the KIF1A research being led by her and others at Berger Lab. Through this research we learn what distinguishes the KIF1A motor protein as one of the most effective at cargo transport. In this edition of Research Simplified, we’ll take Dominique’s research paper,…

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