NLGN4X

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NLGN4X

A gene on chromosome Xp22.33 that encodes neuroligin 4, a putative neuronal cell surface protein involved in cell–cell interactions.
 
Molecular pathology
Defects of NLGN4X have been linked to an increased susceptibility to Asperger syndrome (X-linked type 2) and to autism (X-linked type 2).
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The NLGN is run by Chris Leslie, a former Labour MP who co-ordinated Gordon Brown's unopposed campaign for the Labour leadership last year.
The NLGN said once the revaluation had been carried out, property prices could then be tracked on an annual basis to ensure that the levels at which the levy is charged remained fair and consistent.
Director of NLGN Chris Leslie believe there needs to be further debate about how political parties engage with local communities.
Chris Leslie, director of NLGN, said: "While London and the counties immediately surrounding it are home to over half of all quango board members, there are in contrast vast swathes of England, especially the North East, with apparently no voice on our public bodies.
The NLGN called for more quangos to be relocated outside of London and the South East and for local politicians to have a greater role in deciding who should sit on their boards.
Now the NLGN has urged local councils to exploit a policy promoted by American presidential candidate Barack Obama, who wants US states to help hard-pressed homeowners.
Chris Leslie, director of NLGN, said: "Looking at England as a whole, within each region there are clear concentrations of power, postcodes which are clearly more likely to produce the 'great and good' for seats on quango boards.
Chris Leslie, a Government minister until losing his seat at the last election, is director of the NLGN and took part in the debate.
The NLGN study argues handing powers over transport, skills and regeneration to an elected mayor for Merseyside would undermine the regional development agency.
Prof Gerry Stoker, chairman of the NLGN, said it was now clear the majority of people in Birmingham wanted a change in how they were governed.
Local government think-tank NLGN is calling for council leaders to make bold decisions to help meet the 60% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.
NLGN has also promoted the stupid notion of elected mayors in the past and will do so again in the near future.