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Neuroglycobiology(Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology)$
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Minoru Fukuda, Urs Rutishauser, and Ronald L. Schnaar

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525387

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525387.001.0001

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Polysialic acid in adult brain plasticity

Polysialic acid in adult brain plasticity

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(p.39) Chapter 2 Polysialic acid in adult brain plasticity
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Neuroglycobiology
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Abderrahman El Maarouf

Urs Rutishauser

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525387.003.0002

This chapter summarizes the findings on polysialic acid function in the adult brain. In particular, the roles of polysialic acid elucidated by analysis of NCAM knockout mice are described, together with descriptions of the role of polysialic acid in the circadian rhythm, long-term potentiation and memory, neurological diseases, and response to injury.

Keywords:   PSA, neural development, adult brain, neurogenesis

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