Gene of the Month – January: DEGS1

Delta(4)-dihydroceramide desaturase, the protein encoded by DEGS1, acts as a catalyzing enzyme in the synthesis of ceramide, a basic building block of sphingolipids. Sphingolipids are essential [...]

Hallermann-Streiff syndrome: The molecular link of the well-known syndrome is still missing

Hallermann-Streiff syndrome is a rare congenital syndrome that is well-known but whose genetic cause has so far not been unraveled – although researchers have intensively investigated the [...]