MEF2C hypofunction in neuronal and neuroimmune populations produces MEF2C haploinsufficiency syndrome-like behaviors in mice

Microdeletions of the MEF2C gene are linked to a syndromic form of autism termed MEF2C Haploinsufficiency Syndrome (MCHS). MEF2C hypofunction in neurons is presumed to underlie most of the MCHS symptoms. However, it is unclear in which cell populations MEF2C functions to regulate neurotypical development.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Archival Report Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research
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Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
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