Taxon:

Human

Gene:

Cognitive Function

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Androgenetic chimeras have smaller brains than gynogenetic or parthenogenetic chimeras relative to body size (Goos LM et al, 2006). Paternally- and maternally-derived cells are found in distinct locations in the brain of these chimeras (Keverne EB et al, 1996). Goos LM et al, 2006 examined whether this apparent neural imprinting pattern could be observed in phenotypically normal individuals using tests of cognitive function, as the cerebal cortex showed a maternal pattern in the gynogenetic and parthenogenetic chimeras. The cortical function scores of male and female offspring showed a stronger Pearson correlation score with the maternal score, supporting the hypothesis. Further studies are required to substantiate these findings.

Category:

Parental effect

Record:

1260

Last Modified 5/25/2010

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