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The role of X-linked cell adhesion molecule Protocadherin 19 in neurogenesis and synapse formation

Griffiths, Jessica 2019. The role of X-linked cell adhesion molecule Protocadherin 19 in neurogenesis and synapse formation. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.
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Mutations in X-linked protocadherin 19 (PCDH19) lead to EIEE9 (Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy 9), a syndrome characterised by early-onset epilepsy and cognitive impairment. PCDH19 tissue mosaicism is thought to be a critical driver of the disorder as the coexistence of PCDH19-expressing and non-expressing cells is believed to disrupt cell-cell communication, leading to hyperexcitability of neurons and the epileptic phenotype. The early-onset of the disorder and the spatiotemporal expression of Pcdh19 in the developing cortex suggests a role for PCDH19 in cortical neurogenesis and synapse formation. These two processes were therefore investigated in this thesis.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Date Type: Submission
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Biosciences
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 May 2019
Date of Acceptance: 16 May 2019
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 13:37

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