Friday, November 2, 2012

Knockdown of SMN in fly neurons and muscles. Recent report.

Loss of SMN1 activity leads to Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). In this study, the fly ortholog of SMN1 was knocked down by RNAi in neurons and muscles.

Timmerman C, Sanyal S. Behavioral and electrophysiological outcomes of tissue-specific Smn knockdown in Drosophila melanogaster. Brain Res. 2012 Oct 25. doi:pii: S0006-8993(12)01692-7. 10.1016/j.brainres.2012.10.035. PubMed PMID: 23103409.

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