OMIA 001815-59729 : Autism spectrum disorder in Taeniopygia guttata

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Possible human homologues (MIM numbers): 209850 , 300425 , 300495 , 300496 , 300847 , 606053 , 607373 , 608049 , 609378 , 610676 , 610836 , 610838 , 610908 , 611015 , 611016 , 612100 , 613410 , 613436 , 614671 , 615032 , 615091

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Species-specific symbol: ASD

Species-specific description: In a review of previous research on speech development in this species, Panaitof (2013) states "Like humans, but unlike traditional laboratory animals such as rodents or non-human primates, songbirds exhibit the capacity of vocal learning, a key subcomponent of language. . . . Here I highlight recent advances in using the songbird model to probe the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the formation and function of neural circuitry for birdsong and, by analogy, human language, with the ultimate goal of identifying any shared or human unique biological pathways underscoring language development and its disruption in ASD [autism spectrum disorder]".

Reference


2012 Panaitof, S.C. :
A songbird animal model for dissecting the genetic bases of autism spectrum disorder. Dis Markers 33:241-9, 2012. Pubmed reference: 22960335. DOI: 10.3233/DMA-2012-0918.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 23 May 2013
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