Yuan Zhu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Molecular Medicine and Genetics; Cell and Developmental Biology
The cerebellum, home to these Purkinje cells, coordinates repetitive movements such as walking up steps and placing a spoon in your mouth, not your forehead. Purkinje cells are the largest neurons in the brain and make thousands of contacts with other neurons. Purkinje cells are affected in a variety of conditions ranging from alcohol abuse to autoimmune diseases and to genetic mutations (spinocerebellar ataxias, autism). Thus, the study of their development and function is immensely important.
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