Retrotransposition, Diversity and the Brain

Retroelements are ancient mobile DNA found in most organisms. Long dismissed as useless, selfish or "junk" DNA, they were thought to be mere intracellular parasites from our distant evolutionary past. Together with their mutant relatives, L1 sequences constitute almost 50% of the mammalian...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Gage, Fred H. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008, 2008
Edition:1st ed. 2008
Series:Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Creation of New Genes and Individual Variation in Retrotransposition Potential
  • From the “RNAWorld” to Brain Complexity: Generation of Diversity
  • Endogenous Retroviruses and Human Neuropsychiatric Disorders
  • Is Psychosis Due to Retroviral/Retrotransposon Integration Close to the Cerebral Dominance Gene?
  • Microcephalies and DNA Repair