Looking for a list of neurodegenerative diseases and their respective causative genes

Richard Norman rsnorman at mediaone.net
Sat Jun 10 09:12:15 EST 2000

No doubt you have already gone through the text literature,
for example Chapter 3, Genes and Behavior, in ER Kandel,
JH Schwartz, and TMJessell's "Principles of Neural Science",
4th Ed, McGrawHill, 2000.  And browsing recent issues of
"The Neuroscientist" shows a rather large number of reviews
dealing with genetics.  Both of these sources will give you a
large list of names on which you can do an author search.

But, considering that a very large percentage of the perhaps
100,000 genes in the human genome seem to be expressed
specifically in brain tissue, the list you seek would seek to be
virtually endless.  In any case, given the amount of attention on
this topic, it would be obsolete by the time you wrote it down!

Jane Earle <jane at mgcheo.med.uottawa.ca> wrote in message
news:39412A01.D850404 at mgcheo.med.uottawa.ca...
> I am in the process of compiling a list of neurodegenerative diseases
> and the genes that cause these diseases; I was wondering if such a list
> had perhaps recently been published in a scientific journal; if someone
> knows of a source that could help me with this project, please send a
> reply to jessmackfeder at hotmail.com.
> thank you,
> Jessica.

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