Mohamed El-Brolosy

Junior Research Fellow at Harvard Society of fellows, Max Planck institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany



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28


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Egypt


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Junior Research Fellow at Harvard Society of fellows, Max Planck institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany


Mohamed El-Brolosy

Junior Research Fellow at Harvard Society of fellows, Max Planck institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany


Mohamed identified novel genetic machinery that can render cells and organisms resilient to mutations; whereby in response to a mutation in a given gene, cells increase the production of other functionally-related compensating genes that can take over the function of the mutated gene and thereby avoid developing defects/diseases, a phenomenon that we termed: genetic compensation. He identified the molecular process triggering such response to be the degradation of the mutant mRNA, and further described details on the mechanism.