Our new collaboration about the Effects of Mecp2 loss of function in embryonic cortical neurons.
Mecp2 null mice model Rett syndrome (RTT) a human neurological disorder affecting females after apparent normal pre- and peri-natal developmental periods. Neuroanatomical studies in cerebral cortex of RTT mouse models revealed delayed maturation of neuronal morphology and autonomous as well as non-cell autonomous reduction in dendritic complexity of postnatal cortical neurons. However, both morphometric parameters and high-resolution expression profile of cortical neurons at embryonic developmental stage have not yet been studied. Here we address these topics by using embryonic neuronal primary cultures from Mecp2 loss of function mouse model.
Paper published on BMC bioinformatics, in collaboration with the Institute of Genetics and Biophysics ‘A. Buzzati Traverso’, Italian National Research Council (CNR)