Juan Galceran

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Major attention is being paid in recent years to the genes harbored within the so called Down syndrome Critical Region of human chromosome 21. Among them, those genes with a possible brain function are becoming the focus of intense research due to the numerous neurobiological alterations and cognitive deficits that Down syndrome individuals have. MNB/DYRK1A(More)
The "Down syndrome critical region" of human chromosome 21 has been defined based on the analysis of rare cases of partial trisomy 21. Evidence is accumulating that DYRK1A, one of the 20 genes located in this region, is an important candidate gene involved in the neurobiological alterations of Down syndrome. Both the structure of the DYRK1A gene and the(More)
Notch signalling is used throughout the animal kingdom to spatially and temporally regulate cell fate, proliferation and differentiation. Its importance is reflected in the dramatic effects produced on both development and health by small variations in the strength of the Notch signal. The Down-syndrome-associated kinase DYRK1A is coexpressed with Notch in(More)
Overexpression of the human DYRK1A gene due to the presence of a third gene copy in trisomy 21 is thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of Down syndrome. The observation of gene dosage effects in transgenic mouse models implies that subtle changes in expression levels can affect the correct function of the DYRK1A gene product. We have therefore(More)
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