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Molecular Biology

2009

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University of Connecticut

Dendritic Spines

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Knockdown Of Kiaa0319 Reduces Dendritic Spine Density, Daniel Young Kim May 2009

Knockdown Of Kiaa0319 Reduces Dendritic Spine Density, Daniel Young Kim

Honors Scholar Theses

Developmental Dyslexia is a reading disorder that affects individuals that possess otherwise normal intelligence. Until the four candidate dyslexia susceptibility genes were discovered, the cause of cortical malformations found in post mortem dyslexic brains was unclear. Normal brain development is crucial for the proper wiring of the neural circuitry that allow an individual to perform cognitive tasks like reading. For years, familial and twin studies have suggested that there was a genetic basis to the causation of dyslexia. Kiaa0319 was among the candidate dyslexia susceptibility genes that were ascertained. KIAA0319 is located on Chromosome 6p22.2-22.3 and has been ...