Potential Role of Microtubule Stabilizing Agents in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
AbstractNeurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) are characterized by neuroanatomical abnormalities indicative of corticogenesis disturbances. At the basis of NDDs cortical abnormalities, the principal developmental processes involved are cellular proliferation, migration and differentiation. NDDs are also considered “synaptic disorders” since accumulating evidence suggests that NDDs are developmental brain misconnection syndromes characterized by altered connectivity in local circuits and between brain regions. Microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins play a fundamental role in the regulation of basic neurodevelopmental processes, such as neuronal polarization and migration, neuronal branching and synaptogenesis. Here, the role of microtubule dynamics will be elucidated in regulating several neurodevelopmental steps. Furthermore, the correlation between abnormalities in microtubule dynamics and some NDDs will be described. Finally, we will discuss the potential use of microtubule stabilizing agents as a new pharmacological intervention for NDDs treatment. View Full-Text
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Bonini, S.A.; Mastinu, A.; Ferrari-Toninelli, G.; Memo, M. Potential Role of Microtubule Stabilizing Agents in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1627.
Bonini SA, Mastinu A, Ferrari-Toninelli G, Memo M. Potential Role of Microtubule Stabilizing Agents in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(8):1627.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bonini, Sara Anna; Mastinu, Andrea; Ferrari-Toninelli, Giulia; Memo, Maurizio. 2017. "Potential Role of Microtubule Stabilizing Agents in Neurodevelopmental Disorders." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 8: 1627.
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