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MIR137: big impacts from small changes

Schizophrenia-linked single nucleotide polymorphisms in MIR137 alter expression of miR-137 in neurons. Abnormal expression of miR-137 affects vesicle release at presynaptic terminals and in turn alters hippocampal functioning.

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Figure 1: Enhanced expression of miR-137 restrains release of presynaptic vesicles.


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Han, J., Sarkar, A. & Gage, F. MIR137: big impacts from small changes. Nat Neurosci 18, 931–933 (2015).

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