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  1. #29
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    Mar 2009

    preferred theory


    I was just wondering if you have a preferred theory.
    Children with AIS don't process melatonin properly because of a nervous system dysfunction. I assume that specialized cells in the nervous system have been killed or disabled. This might be caused by autoimmunity like Type 1 Diabetes or Narcolepsy. However it could just as easily be some sort of tropism. There are probably a dozen good explanations on how it might work. I don't have a strong opinion on the exact mechanism.

    Once scientists determine which cells have been compromised I'm sure they'll have strong opinions on what knocked them out.
    Last edited by Dingo; 06-08-2009 at 03:31 PM.

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