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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Engrailed targets and the control of synaptic circuits in Drosophila

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Blagburn, Jonathan

Description

Description

This research will help improve understanding of the molecular pathways involved in the formation of synaptic connections in the central nervous system, using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model system. The long-term goal of this research is to find out how a protein that is present in all animals' brains regulates the accuracy of the formation of synaptic connections, by controlling the presence of other cell surface molecules. The results of this study may have relevance to human diseases such as Parkinson's disease and autism, and may help in the control of disease-transmitting insects such as mosquitoes.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

352100

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2016

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Engrailed targets and the control of synaptic circuits in Drosophila (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus

State/Country

State/Country

Puerto Rico

Project Number

Project Number

1SC1NS081726-01

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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