Molecular and synaptic defects in intellectual disability syndromes

Publication year: 2011 Source: Current Opinion in Neurobiology, Available online 13 October 2011 Chiara Verpelli, Carlo Sala The search for genetic causes of intellectual disability has identified, over the past twenty years, numerous mutated genes that code for proteins concerned with synapse function. Functional studies have shown that these genes may be involved in synapse formation, the synthesis and degradation of specific synapse proteins, the regulation of dendritic spine morphology, or regulation of the synaptic cytoskeleton.

Publication year: 2011 Source: Current Opinion in Neurobiology, Available online 13 October 2011 Chiara Verpelli, Carlo Sala The search for genetic causes of intellectual disability has identified, over the past twenty years, numerous mutated genes that code for proteins concerned with synapse function. Functional studies have shown that these genes may be involved in synapse formation, the synthesis and degradation of specific synapse proteins, the regulation of dendritic spine morphology, or regulation of the synaptic cytoskeleton.

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Molecular and synaptic defects in intellectual disability syndromes