myo-Inositol and several other polyols were measured in the tissues of the trisomy 16 mouse (animal model of Down's Syndrome; human trisomy 21) and diploid controls. myo-Inositol was found to be selectively elevated in the brain of the trisomy 16 mouse. However, peripheral tissues showed no elevation. These results are consistent with the cerebrospinal fluid and plasma data reported previously on myo-inositol in Down's Syndrome subjects.

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