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  • Jaaro-Peled H, Niwa M, Foss CA, Murai R, de Los Reyes S, Kamiya A, Mateo Y, O’Donnell P, Cascella NG, Nabeshima T, Guilarte TR, Pomper MG, Sawa A. Subcortical dopaminergic deficits in a DISC1 mutant model: a study in direct reference to human molecular brain imaging. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Apr 15;22(8):1574-80. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddt007. Epub 2013 Jan 11. PubMed PMID: 23314019; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3605832.
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