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Autism Issues Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Jun 17, 2014 - 2:09:42 PM



Study Links APC Gene to Learning and Autistic-like Disabilities

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Jun 17, 2014 - 2:06:09 PM



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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BOSTON (June 17, 2014) - Autistic-like behaviors and decreased cognitive ability may be associated with disruption of the function of the Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) gene. When Tufts researchers deleted the gene from select neurons in the developing mouse brain, the mice showed reduced social behavior, increased repetitive behavior, and impaired learning and memory formation, similar to behaviors seen in individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities. This study is the first to evaluate how the loss of APC from nerve cells in the forebrain affects brain development, learning, and behavior. The research team, led by Michele Jacob, Ph.D., engineered a new mouse model for studying cognitive and autistic-like disabilities. The study was published online today in Molecular Psychiatry.

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