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Published February 20, 2013 | public
Journal Article

Is Instability Good for the Brain?


In this issue of Neuron, Nahm et al. (2013) examine the Drosophila ortholog of spartin, the human gene mutated in a form of hereditary spastic paraplegia. Spartin inhibits BMP signaling and upregulation of BMP signaling may increase microtubule stability and neurodegeneration.

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