The Nuclear Envelope: An Intriguing Focal Point for Neurogenetic Disease

Howard J. Worman, William T. Dauer

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Mutations in genes encoding nuclear envelope proteins cause a wide range of inherited diseases, many of which are neurological. We review the genetic causes and what little is known about pathogenesis of these nuclear envelopathies that primarily affect striated muscle, peripheral nerve and the central nervous system. We conclude by providing examples of experimental therapeutic approaches to these rare but important neuromuscular diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)764-772
Number of pages9
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 18 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Nuclear envelope
  • dystonia
  • lamin
  • leukodystrophy
  • muscular dystrophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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