Genes, Brain and Behavior

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Edited By: Andrew Holmes

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Online ISSN: 1601-183X

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The new 2016 issue of G2B REVIEWS brings the question of development into focus with a collection of reviews by researchers who are leading efforts to understand how brain and behavior are shaped during the formative years of early life, and decipher the mechanisms by which genes and early environmental experience impact risk for an array of mental illnesses. This collection of 12 reviews provides a very timely perspective on the current state of developmental research across a range of fields and illuminates some of the exciting paths this work is bound for in the coming years. Access the entire issue for free:click here

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  1. Systems genetic and pharmacological analysis identifies candidate genes underlying mechanosensation in the von Frey test

    Erin E. Young, Camron D. Bryant, Seo Eun Lee, Ximei Peng, Benjamin Cook, Harsha K. Nair, Kathleen J. Dreher, Xiaoying Zhang, Abraham A. Palmer, Jin Mo Chung, Jeffrey S. Mogil, Elissa J. Chesler and William R. Lariviere

    Accepted manuscript online: 27 MAY 2016 04:45AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12302

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    Two QTL, on chr 5 and 15, were identified for mechanosensation using the BXD RI strain panel. Candidate gene testing supports a role for Cacna2d1 (chr 5) and Csnk1e (chr 15) in mechanosensation variability

  2. Cognitive flexibility deficits in a mouse model for the absence of full-length dystrophin

    Esther Remmelink, Annemieke Aartsma-Rus, August B. Smit, Matthijs Verhage, Maarten Loos and Maaike van Putten

    Accepted manuscript online: 24 MAY 2016 02:35AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12301

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    Cognitive inflexibility and anxiety in mdx mice in the absence of motor dysfunction or general learning impairments.

  3. Progranulin haploinsufficiency causes biphasic social dominance abnormalities in the tube test

    Andrew E. Arrant, Anthony J. Filiano, Brian A. Warmus, Alicia M. Hall and Erik D. Roberson

    Accepted manuscript online: 23 MAY 2016 01:40AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12300

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    Biphasic tube test abnormalities in Grn+/− mice are associated with altered rpS6/mTORC2/Akt signaling and dendritic arbors in the amygdala and prefrontal cortex.

  4. Evaluation of results from genome-wide studies of language and reading in a novel independent dataset

    Amaia Carrion-Castillo, Elsje van Bergen, Arianna Vino, Titia van Zuijen, Peter F. de Jong, Clyde Francks and Simon E. Fisher

    Accepted manuscript online: 20 MAY 2016 03:01AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12299

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    FIOLA multivariate association results for candidate language and reading SNPs. WRF: word reading fluency, NWRF: nonword reading fluency, PA: phonological awareness, RAN: rapid automatized naming.

  5. Programming social behavior by the maternal fragile X protein

    B. Zupan, A. Sharma, A. Frazier, S. Klein and M. Toth

    Accepted manuscript online: 20 MAY 2016 12:55AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12298

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    Maternal FMRP programs offspring sociability and alters activation of neural substrates of social interaction