Inhibitory interneurons of the human prefrontal cortex display conserved evolution of the phenotype and related genes

  title={Inhibitory interneurons of the human prefrontal cortex display conserved evolution of the phenotype and related genes},
  author={Chet C. Sherwood and Mary Ann Raghanti and Cheryl D. Stimpson and M. A. Spocter and Monica Uddin and Amy M. Boddy and Derek E. Wildman and Christopher J. Bonar and Albert H. Lewandowski and Kimberley A. Phillips and Joseph M. Erwin and Patrick R. Hof},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={1011 - 1020}
Inhibitory interneurons participate in local processing circuits, playing a central role in executive cognitive functions of the prefrontal cortex. Although humans differ from other primates in a number of cognitive domains, it is not currently known whether the interneuron system has changed in the course of primate evolution leading to our species. In this study, we examined the distribution of different interneuron subtypes in the prefrontal cortex of anthropoid primates as revealed by… 

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