Reduced adult hippocampal neurogenesis and working memory deficits in the Dgcr8-deficient mouse model of 22q11.2 deletion-associated schizophrenia can be rescued by IGF2.


DiGeorge syndrome chromosomal region 8 (Dgcr8), a candidate gene for 22q11.2 deletion-associated schizophrenia, encodes an essential component for microRNA (miRNA) biosynthesis that plays a pivotal role in hippocampal learning and memory. Adult neurogenesis is known to be important in hippocampus-dependent memory, but the role and molecular mechanisms of… (More)
DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2700-12.2013


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