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Research Article

Drosophila Spastin Regulates Synaptic Microtubule Networks and Is Required for Normal Motor Function

  • Nina Tang Sherwood,

    Affiliation: Broad Center, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States of America

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  • Qi Sun,

    Affiliation: Broad Center, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States of America

    ¤1 Current address: Computational Biology Service Unit, Cornell Theory Center, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Mingshan Xue,

    Affiliation: Section of Neurobiology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America

    ¤2 Current address: Division of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Bing Zhang,

    Affiliation: Section of Neurobiology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America

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  • Kai Zinn mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: zinnk@caltech.edu

    Affiliation: Broad Center, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States of America

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  • Published: November 30, 2004
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0020429

About the Authors

Nina Tang Sherwood, Qi Sun, Kai Zinn
Broad Center, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States of America
Mingshan Xue, Bing Zhang
Section of Neurobiology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: zinnk@caltech.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

Author Contributions

NTS, QS, MX, BZ, and KZ conceived and designed the experiments. NTS, QS, and MX performed the experiments. NTS, QS, MX, and KZ analyzed the data. BZ oversaw the electrophysiology experiments and analysis. NTS and KZ wrote the paper.