Neuronal cell adhesion molecule deletion induces a cognitive and behavioral phenotype reflective of impulsivity.

@article{Matzel2008NeuronalCA,
  title={Neuronal cell adhesion molecule deletion induces a cognitive and behavioral phenotype reflective of impulsivity.},
  author={Louis D Matzel and Joanne P Babiarz and David A Townsend and Henya C Grossman and Martin Grumet},
  journal={Genes, brain, and behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={470-80}
}
Cell adhesion molecules, such as neuronal cell adhesion molecule (Nr-CAM), mediate cell-cell interactions in both the developing and mature nervous system. Neuronal cell adhesion molecule is believed to play a critical role in cell adhesion and migration, axonal growth, guidance, target recognition and synapse formation. Here, wild-type, heterozygous and Nr-CAM null mice were assessed on a battery of five learning tasks (Lashley maze, odor discrimination, passive avoidance, spatial water maze… CONTINUE READING