Research Paper Volume 9, Issue 3 pp 823—851

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, gene deregulation in the anterior horn of the spinal cord and frontal cortex area 8: implications in frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Figure 4. mRNA expression levels of selected deregulated genes identified by microarray analysis in frontal cortex area 8 of ALS cases determined by TaqMan RT-qPCR assays. (A) oligodendroglial and myelin-related genes; (B) glutamatergic and GABAergic-related genes and corresponding ionotropic and metabotropic receptors; (C) genes coding for synaptic cleft proteins. Significant up of genes linked to neurotransmission and synapses, and significant down of genes linked to oligodendroglia and myelination. (D) Glutamate transporter coding genes. The significance level is set at * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01 and *** p < 0.001, and tendencies at # < 0.1.