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Research Article

The foxa2 Gene Controls the Birth and Spontaneous Degeneration of Dopamine Neurons in Old Age

  • Raja Kittappa equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Raja Kittappa, Wendy W Chang

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Wendy W Chang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Raja Kittappa, Wendy W Chang

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Rajeshwar B Awatramani,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Ronald D. G McKay mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mckay@codon.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: December 11, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050325

About the Authors

Raja Kittappa, Wendy W Chang, Ronald D. G McKay
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Rajeshwar B Awatramani
Department of Neurology, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mckay@codon.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RK and WWC conceived and designed the experiments. RK and WWC performed the experiments. RBA contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. RK and RDGM analyzed the data and wrote the paper.