TitleChallenges and opportunities for discovering the biology of rare genetic diseases of the brain.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2024
AuthorsRaghu P, Sharma Y, Devi ABhuvanendr, Krishnan H
JournalJ Biosci
Date Published2024
KeywordsBiology, Brain, Humans, Mutation, Rare Diseases

Diseases of the human nervous system are an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. These disorders arise out of multiple aetiologies of which rare genetic mutations in genes vital to nervous system development and function are an important cause. The diagnosis of such rare disorders is challenging due to the close overlap of clinical presentations with other diseases that are not of genetic origin. Further, understanding the mechanisms by which mutations lead to altered brain structure and function is also challenging, given that the brain is not readily accessible for tissue biopsy. However, recent developments in modern technologies have opened up new opportunities for the analysis of rare genetic disorders of the brain. In this review, we discuss these developments and strategies by which they can be applied effectively for better understanding of rare diseases of the brain. This will lead to the development of new clinical strategies to manage brain disorders.

Alternate JournalJ Biosci
PubMed ID38383971