Presentation Title

Similarities in SLITRK Gene Mutations and the Development of Neurological Disorders

Presentation Type

Poster

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Megan Cevasco, Biology

Major

Biology

Presentation Abstract

The SLITRK genes code for transmembrane proteins that modulate neurite outgrowth. Mutations in these genes cause a variety of neurological disorders. To better understand the different expressions of the SLITRK genes and the similarities that link each gene together, six differences in the gene mutations are compared using multiple phylogenetic optimality criteria in two taxa (Homo sapiens and Rattus norvegicus). This project analyzes the link between each of the different SLITRK gene mutations and the devolvement of neurological disorders. Finding a link between the different gene mutations can help to better understand the mutations and assist in the development of future treatments.

Location

Poster Session 1

Start Date

21-4-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2021 2:00 PM

Disciplines

Biology

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Similarities in SLITRK Gene Mutations and the Development of Neurological Disorders

Poster Session 1

The SLITRK genes code for transmembrane proteins that modulate neurite outgrowth. Mutations in these genes cause a variety of neurological disorders. To better understand the different expressions of the SLITRK genes and the similarities that link each gene together, six differences in the gene mutations are compared using multiple phylogenetic optimality criteria in two taxa (Homo sapiens and Rattus norvegicus). This project analyzes the link between each of the different SLITRK gene mutations and the devolvement of neurological disorders. Finding a link between the different gene mutations can help to better understand the mutations and assist in the development of future treatments.

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