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Functional redundancies, compensatory mechanisms, and lethal phenotypes often prevent the full analysis of gene functions through generation of germline null mutations in the mouse. The use of site-specific recombinases, such as Cre, which catalyzes recombination between loxP sites, has allowed the engineering of mice harboring targeted somatic mutations,(More)
The adrenoleukodystrophy and adrenoleukodystrophy related proteins belong to a new family of half ATP-binding cassette transporters which are localized within the peroxisomal membrane and whose functions are still unknown. They could possibly homo- or heterodimerize resulting in transporters with similar or distinct functions. The expression of(More)
The link between cortical precursors G1 duration (TG1) and their mode of division remains a major unresolved issue of potential importance for regulating corticogenesis. Here, we induced a 25% reduction in TG1 in mouse cortical precursors via forced expression of cyclin D1 and cyclin E1. We found that in utero electroporation-mediated gene transfer(More)
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that results from a genetic deficiency of ALDP, an ABC protein involved in the transport of very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs). The cloning of the ALD gene and the positive effects of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation support the feasibility of a gene therapy(More)
Previous studies have shown that layer V pyramidal neurons projecting either to subcortical structures or the contralateral cortex undergo different morphological and electrophysiological patterns of development during the first three postnatal weeks. To isolate the determinants of this differential maturation, we analyzed the gene expression and intrinsic(More)
Major nonprimate-primate differences in cortico-genesis include the dimensions, precursor lineages, and developmental timing of the germinal zones (GZs). microRNAs (miRNAs) of laser-dissected GZ compartments and cortical plate (CP) from embryonic E80 macaque visual cortex were deep sequenced. The CP and the GZ including ventricular zone (VZ) and outer and(More)
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