Ericka M C González

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The specification of sensory neural circuits includes the elimination of transitory axon collaterals/synapses that takes place during early post natal life, an important step for the acquisition of topographical order of sensory systems. Serotonin has been implicated in the patterning of connections in subcortical and cortical circuits. We investigated the(More)
The use-dependent specification of neural circuits occurs during post-natal development with a conspicuous influence of environmental factors, such as malnutrition that interferes with the major steps of brain maturation. Serotonin (5-HT), derived exclusively from the essential aminoacid tryptophan, is involved in mechanisms of development and use-dependent(More)
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