Rett Syndrome and <i>MECP2</i>-Related Disorders

Jeffrey L. Neul

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780195371826
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965212 | DOI:
Rett Syndrome and MECP2-Related Disorders

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This chapter provides a brief outline of the clinical features of typical Rett Syndrome (RTT) and describes the genetic locus mutated in the majority of typical RTT. It presents the clinical aspects and genetics of atypical forms of RTT and other MECP2-related disorders, and then introduces the molecular function of MeCP2 and animal models of RTT and MECP2-related disorders.

Chapter.  21709 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Neurology ; Neuroscience

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