Regulation of Gene Expression and Brain Function

  • Paul J. Harrison
Conference proceedings

Part of the Basic and Clinical Aspects of Neuroscience book series (BASIC, volume 6)

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Introduction

Gene expression converts the information coded by our genes into proteins. These determine the structure and function of an organ such as the brain. Itis therefore an essential process, linking molecular genetics with neurochemistry and behavioral neuroscience. This volume presents a didactic approach to the understanding of the basic processes of gene expression and their involvement in certain brain diseases, such asAlzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Generously illustrated, the contributions provide a valuable outline of this key aspect of molecular neurobiology and clinical neuroscience.

Keywords

Alzheimer Syndrom Alzheimer`s disease Brain Function Cortex DNA Down Syndrom Down`s Syndrom Gene Expression Messenger RNA Parkinson Translation genes hybridization neurons transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J. Harrison
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry Warneford HospitalUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-78458-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-57156-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78458-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-9772
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