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Molecular Biology of the Neuron$
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R. Wayne Davies and Brian Morris

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198509981

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509981.001.0001

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Genetic basis of human neuronal diseases

Genetic basis of human neuronal diseases

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(p.387) Chapter 15 Genetic basis of human neuronal diseases
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Molecular Biology of the Neuron
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Mark E. S. Bailey

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509981.003.0015

This chapter summarizes what is known about the genes underlying a range of human diseases where the causative or associated gene is expressed in neurons and there is a clear primary effect on developing of mature neurons, and illustrates how subsequent studies have illuminated both the pathogenic process and normal neuronal functioning. The topics covered are organized according to a necessarily simplistic view of the functional ontogeny of the nervous system, from early neurogenesis, migration, and pattern formation, through neuronal maturation/differentiation and mature neuronal function, to neurodegeneration and cell death.

Keywords:   human disease, neurons, gene expression, causative gene, associated gene

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