Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New fly model: Autism spectrum disorders. Recent report.

Hahn N, Geurten B, Gurvich A, Piepenbrock D, Kästner A, Zanini D, Xing G, Xie W, Göpfert MC, Ehrenreich H, Heinrich R. Monogenic heritable autism gene neuroligin impacts Drosophila social behaviour. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Sep 1;252:450-7. PMID: 23792025.

From the abstract:  "... Drosophila can thus be used to study the contribution of Neuroligins to synaptic function, social interactions and their implication in ASDs. "

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