Leukodystrophies due to astroyctic dysfunction

Marianna Bugiani, Marjolein Breur

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Leukodystrophies are genetically determined disorders due to defects in any structural components of the brain white matter. This mini-symposium presents a selection of leukodystrophies due to astrocytic dysfunction, the astrocytopathies. Examples are provided of astrocytopathies due to defects in astrocyte-specific proteins and in which astrocytes play a major role in the pathophysiology. Knowledge on the disease mechanisms underlying these leukodystrophies also provides information how loss of physiologic functions and gain of detrimental functions in astrocytes leads to degeneration of the white matter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-371
JournalBrain Pathology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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