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Special Issue "Neurogenetics in Neurology"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Neurobiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Antonio Orlacchio
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Guest Editor
Section of Medical Genetics, Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Perugia, 06132 Perugia, Italy
Laboratory of Neurogenetics, European Center for Brain Research (CERC), Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS) Santa Lucia Foundation, 00143 Rome, Italy
Interests: human genetics; neurology; neurogenetics; neurodegenerative diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Neurogenetic diseases are disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems caused by molecular defects in heritable material, usually DNA. An increased focus on neurogenetics in neurology is timely and critical. There is a relevant reason to hope for treatments and therapies in the coming years that will restore significant function to people affected by neurogenetic diseases. Thus, this Research Topic should include manuscripts that describe genotypes and phenotypes of the different forms of genetic diseases affecting the central and peripheral nervous system, increase our understanding of their pathogenesis, and articulate strategies to use this knowledge to deliver novel therapeutic tools. The overall aim is to offer a wide vision of our current knowledge in this topic and to underlie the future needs to develop therapies that reduce this unmet medical problem of our society.

Prof. Antonio Orlacchio
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • neurogenetics
  • neurology
  • central nervous system
  • peripheral nervous system
  • clinical genetics
  • human genetics
  • medical genetics
  • genotype-phenotype correlation
  • pathogenesis
  • therapy

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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