Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Review asks if Drosophila can be used as a model for study of Williams syndrome

Nikitina EA, Medvedeva AV, Zakharov GA, Savvateeva-Popova EV. Williams syndrome as a model for elucidation of the pathway genes - the brain - cognitive functions: genetics and epigenetics. Acta Naturae. 2014 Jan;6(1):9-22. PubMed PMID: 24772323.

From the abstract: "This review tackles the following problems: is it possible to develop relatively simple model systems to analyze the contribution of both a single gene and the consequences of its epigenetic regulation in the formation of the Williams syndrome's cognitive phenotype? Is it possible to use Drosophila as a simple model system?"

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