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Mouse model for autosomal-dominant leukodystrophy (ADLD)

A mouse model for adult-onset ADLD could be useful for identifying myelin regeneration therapies to treat ADLD and multiple sclerosis (MS). ADLD is a rare genetic disease caused by duplication of lamin B1 (LMNB1) and is often misdiagnosed as chronic progressive MS. Mice engineered to overexpress Lmnb1 in oligodendrocytes showed increased myelin abnormalities, demyelination and motor deficits compared with wild-type mice. Next steps include testing the effect of myelin regeneration therapies in the model.

SciBX 6(22); doi:10.1038/scibx.2013.557
Published online June 6, 2013

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Heng, M.Y. et al. J. Clin. Invest.; published online May 15, 2013;
Contact: Ying-Hui Fu, University of California, San Francisco, Calif.
Contact: Louis J. Ptáček,
same affiliation as above