Today’s recommended paper is:
Inhibition of SRGAP2 Function by Its Human-Specific Paralogs Induces Neoteny during Spine Maturation
Cécile Charrier et al. (2012)
Cell 149 (4), 923-935
Submitted by Joanna Asprer:
“The paper shows that a human-specific paralog of SRGAP2 may have played a role in human evolution by promoting the formation of denser and longer dendritic spines during cortical development.”
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