OMIA 001815-59729 : Autism spectrum disorder in Taeniopygia guttata
Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (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]".
|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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