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Presentation: In Search of Molecular Underpinnings of Neuronal Morphologies and Function: From Drosophila Neurogenetics to Evolutionarily Conserved Machineries in Mammals
Support contributed by The Gruber Foundation
Location: Hall D
Presentation time: Sunday, Oct 14, 2012, 2:30 PM - 3:40 PM
Speaker: *L. JAN;
Univ. of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Abstract: Evolutionary conservation of key molecules and basic principles for neuronal morphogenesis and function has enabled genetic studies of model organisms to uncover molecules and pathways of general importance to the development and function of both vertebrate and invertebrate nervous systems. The lectures describe approaches that begin with neurogenetics of the fruit fly Drosophila as a starting point, for molecular identification of ion channels including the Shaker potassium channels and a mechanotransduction channel for sensing gentle touch, and for elucidation of the basis for the elaboration and maintenance of neuronal dendrites.
Disclosures:  L. Jan: None.
[Authors]. [Abstract Title]. Program No. XXX.XX. 2012 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. New Orleans, LA: Society for Neuroscience, 2012. Online.

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