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Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?

(University of North Carolina Health Care) As the embryonic brain develops, a complex cascade of cellular events occur, starting with progenitors -- the originating cells that generate neurons and spur proper cortex development. If this cascade malfunctions then the brain can develop abnormally. Eva Anton's lab at UNC has shown how the deletion of the protein APC in progenitor leads to massive disruption of brain development and the Wnt protein pathway, which previously was linked to genes associated with autism.
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