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originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: Honcho
Sometimes there's glitches and autistic people have almost super human powers of calculations and art/music. Like Rainman. Perhaps we did at one time but forgot how to tap into it. Use it or lose it.
MARK1 encodes a kinase-regulating microtubule-dependent transport in axons and dendrites. Both overexpression and silencing of MARK1 resulted in significantly shorter dendrite length in mouse neocortical neurons and modified dendritic transport speed. As expected for a gene encoding a key polarity determinant Par-1 protein kinase, MARK1 is involved in axon–dendrite specification. Thus, MARK1 overexpression in humans may be responsible for subtle changes in dendritic functioning.