The role of the FOXP family of transcription factors in ASD

dc.contributor.authorBowers, J. Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorKonopka, Genevieveen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Neuroscienceen
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-19T18:32:15Zen
dc.date.available2018-11-19T18:32:15Zen
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.description.abstractAutism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disease with complex genetics; however, the genes that are responsible for this disease still remain mostly unknown. Here, we focus on the FOXP family of transcription factors as there is emerging evidence strongly linking these genes to ASD and other genes implicated in ASD. The FOXP family of genes includes three genes expressed in the central nervous system: FOXP1, FOPX2, and FOXP4. This unique group of transcription factors has known functions in brain development as well as the evolution of language. We will also discuss the other genes including transcriptional targets of FOXP genes that have been found to be associated with language and may be important in the pathophysiology of ASD. Finally, we will review the emerging animal models currently being used to study the function of the FOXP genes within the context of ASD symptomology. The combination of gene expression and animal behavior is critical for elucidating how genes such as the FOXP family members are key players within the framework of the developing brain.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institute of Mental Healthen
dc.description.sponsorshipNIMH: R00 MH090238en
dc.description.sponsorshipNIMH: F32MH086258en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3233/DMA-2012-0919en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/85906en
dc.identifier.volume33en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherHindawien
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 United Statesen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/en
dc.subjectFOXP2en
dc.subjectFOXP1en
dc.subjectautismen
dc.subjectgeneticsen
dc.titleThe role of the FOXP family of transcription factors in ASDen
dc.title.serialDisease Markersen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.type.dcmitypetexten
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