Neurological Terms beginning with H

Glossary of neurological terms
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HAR1F search for term

a RNA gene that is active in nerve cells that appear early in embryonic development and play a critical role in the formation of the layered structure of the human cerebral cortex. One of two genes that make up HAR1 (human accelerated region 1).

homocysteine search for term

is a homologue of the naturally-occurring amino acid cysteine, produced from methionine. Elevated levels of homocysteine are associated with a greatly increased risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. Levels of homocysteine in the blood are strongly influenced by diet — high levels are particularly associated with deficiencies in vitamin B12 and folate — lifestyle factors such as smoking, and genetic factors.

HSF-1 search for term

a protein that normally breaks apart amyloid and disposes of it.