Genetic basis of human brain evolution: accelerating along the primate speedway

Bibliographic Collection: 
CARTA-Inspired Publication
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Hayakawa, T.; Altheide, T. K.; Ajit Varki
Year of Publication: 2005
Journal: Dev Cell
Volume: 8
Edition: 2004/12/29
Number: 1
Pagination: 2-4
Date Published: Jan
Publication Language: eng
ISBN Number: 1534-5807 (Print)1534-58
Accession Number: 15621523 PMID
Keywords: *Biological Evolution, Animals, Brain/*physiology, Humans, Primates/*physiology, Proteins/genetics

Using novel variations of traditional methods, report in the December 29(th) issue of Cell that diverse genes involved in neural biology (particularly those critical in development) show higher rates of protein evolution in primates than in rodents-particularly in the lineage leading to humans.


Dev Cell. 2005 Jan;8(1):2-4.

Alternate Journal: Developmental cell
Author Address:

Glycobiology Research and Training Center, Department of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.