The Role of Gangliosides in Neurodevelopment
AbstractGangliosides are important components of neuronal cell membranes and it is widely accepted that they play a critical role in neuronal and brain development. They are functionally involved in neurotransmission and are thought to support the formation and stabilization of functional synapses and neural circuits required as the structural basis of memory and learning. Available evidence, as reviewed herein, suggests that dietary gangliosides may impact positively on cognitive functions, particularly in the early postnatal period when the brain is still growing. Further, new evidence suggests that the mechanism of action may be through an effect on the neuroplasticity of the brain, mediated through enhanced synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus and nigro-striatal dopaminergic pathway. View Full-Text
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Palmano, K.; Rowan, A.; Guillermo, R.; Guan, J.; McJarrow, P. The Role of Gangliosides in Neurodevelopment. Nutrients 2015, 7, 3891-3913.
Palmano K, Rowan A, Guillermo R, Guan J, McJarrow P. The Role of Gangliosides in Neurodevelopment. Nutrients. 2015; 7(5):3891-3913.Chicago/Turabian Style
Palmano, Kate; Rowan, Angela; Guillermo, Rozey; Guan, Jian; McJarrow, Paul. 2015. "The Role of Gangliosides in Neurodevelopment." Nutrients 7, no. 5: 3891-3913.