R. Ferrando-Miguel

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Down syndrome (DS; trisomy 21) is a genetic disorder associated with early mental retardation and patients inevitably develop Alzheimer's disease (AD)-like neuropathological changes. The molecular defects underlying the DS-phenotype may be due to overexpression of genes encoded on chromosome 21. This so-called gene dosage hypothesis is still controversial(More)
There is a series of about 12 transcription factors expressed on chromosome 21. These transcription factors (TFs) are major candidates for playing a pathogenetic role for the abnormal wiring of the brain in fetal Down Syndrome (DS) as approximately 5,000 TFs are developmentally involved in the complex architecture of the human brain. TF derangement in DS(More)
Down Syndrome (DS, trisomy 21) is the most common genetic cause of mental retardation. The completed sequencing of genes encoded on chromosome 21 provides excellent basic information, however the molecular mechanisms leading to the phenotype of DS remain to be elucidated. Although overexpression of chromosome 21 encoded genes has been documented information(More)
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