MTNR1A – A Gene
MTNR1A is a human gene. It codes for a protein. This particular protein is one of two that are receptors for melatonin. Melatonin is a brain chemical that helps control our sleep cycles.
Thus, changes to this gene are linked to sleep cycle changes. It is also linked to the diseases Idiopathic Scoliosis and Scoliosis. These both cause spine defects.