CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD), a severe neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by early onset epilepsy, intellectual disability, and autistic features, is caused by mutations in the CDKL5 gene. Evidence in animal models of CDD showed that absence of CDKL5 negatively affects neuronal survival, as well as neuronal maturation and dendritic outgrowth; however, knowledge of the substrates underlying these alterations is still limited. Neuroinflammatory processes are known to contribute to neuronal dysfunction and death. Recent evidence shows a subclinical chronic inflammatory status in plasma from CDD patients. However, to date, it is unknown whether a similar inflammatory status is present in the brain of CDD patients and, if so, whether this plays a causative or exacerbating role in the pathophysiology of CDD.

Inhibition of microglia overactivation restores neuronal survival in a mouse model of CDKL5 deficiency disorder

Galvani, Giuseppe;Mottolese, Nicola;Gennaccaro, Laura;Loi, Manuela;Medici, Giorgio;Tassinari, Marianna;Fuchs, Claudia;Ciani, Elisabetta;Trazzi, Stefania
2021

Abstract

CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD), a severe neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by early onset epilepsy, intellectual disability, and autistic features, is caused by mutations in the CDKL5 gene. Evidence in animal models of CDD showed that absence of CDKL5 negatively affects neuronal survival, as well as neuronal maturation and dendritic outgrowth; however, knowledge of the substrates underlying these alterations is still limited. Neuroinflammatory processes are known to contribute to neuronal dysfunction and death. Recent evidence shows a subclinical chronic inflammatory status in plasma from CDD patients. However, to date, it is unknown whether a similar inflammatory status is present in the brain of CDD patients and, if so, whether this plays a causative or exacerbating role in the pathophysiology of CDD.
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Galvani, Giuseppe; Mottolese, Nicola; Gennaccaro, Laura; Loi, Manuela; Medici, Giorgio; Tassinari, Marianna; Fuchs, Claudia; Ciani, Elisabetta; Trazzi, Stefania
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