Author(s)

Eric Nesbit

Graduation Year

2011

Date of Thesis Acceptance

Fall 5-11-2011

Major Department or Program

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Advisor(s)

Kate Jackson

Abstract

The quantitative PCR technique offers an analysis of the molecular regulation of cell growth that leads to morphological changes in the brain. This study examines the regulation of three genes, Egr-1, GFAP, and VEGF, that are implicated in neuronal, astrocytic, and vascular plasticity in the visual cortex and hippocampus and serve as markers for the onset of morphological plasticity.

Page Count

38

Subject Headings

Neural circuitry, Neuroplasticity, Whitman College 2011 -- Dissertation collection -- Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular biology

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10349/1033

Document Type

Public Accessible Thesis

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