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Synapses lost and found: developmental critical periods and Alzheimer’s disease

Thursday, October 9, 2014 (All day)

Professor Carla Shatz, discusses research results that show that Major Histocompatability Class I and PirB genes, thought previously to function only in immunity, act at neuronal synapses to limit how much - or how quickly - synapse strength changes in response to new experience. Changes in their function could contribute to developmental disorders such as Schizophrenia, and even to the synapse loss in Alzheimer’s Disease.


Carla Shatz
Biology and Neurbiology
Stanford University
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2014 Symposium