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    1. Neuroscience

    Manipulations of MeCP2 in glutamatergic neurons highlight their contributions to Rett and other neurological disorders

    Xiangling Meng et al.
    Excitatory signaling impairment contributes to neurological deficits shared by Rett syndrome and a number of postnatal neuropsychiatric disorders.
    1. Neuroscience

    Restoration of Mecp2 expression in GABAergic neurons is sufficient to rescue multiple disease features in a mouse model of Rett syndrome

    Kerstin Ure et al.
    Genetically restoring Mecp2 expression only in GABAergic neurons in a mouse model of Rett syndrome improves inhibitory signaling, extends lifespan and rescues most but not all behavioral deficits.
    1. Neuroscience

    Loss of MeCP2 disrupts cell autonomous and autocrine BDNF signaling in mouse glutamatergic neurons

    Charanya Sampathkumar et al.
    In mouse models of Rett syndrome, the impaired cell autonomous BDNF feed forward signaling pathway results in abnormalities in neurite outgrowth and synapse formation in excitatory neurons.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Losing Dnmt3a dependent methylation in inhibitory neurons impairs neural function by a mechanism impacting Rett syndrome

    Laura A Lavery et al.
    Dnmt3a regulates gene expression in inhibitory neurons by writing all mCH and some mCG, and MeCP2 reads some of these mCH sites driving a portion of these gene expression changes.
    1. Neuroscience

    Lovastatin fails to improve motor performance and survival in methyl-CpG-binding protein2-null mice

    Claudia Villani et al.
    Lovastatin ability to rescue motor deficits and survival in a mouse model of Rett syndrome is strongly influenced by the genetic background.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Mechanism and consequence of abnormal calcium homeostasis in Rett syndrome astrocytes

    Qiping Dong et al.
    Increased spontaneous calcium activity in Rett syndrome astrocytes is a key cell-autonomous phenotype that affects synaptic function and network activity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Ventral hippocampal projections to the medial prefrontal cortex regulate social memory

    Mary L Phillips et al.
    Input from the ventral hippocampus to the medial prefrontal cortex regulates social memory in wild type mice and atypically-strengthened input causes social memory dysfunction in Rett syndrome mice.
    1. Neuroscience

    Forniceal deep brain stimulation induces gene expression and splicing changes that promote neurogenesis and plasticity

    Amy E Pohodich et al.
    Forniceal deep brain stimulation is a promising treatment for several neuropsychiatric disorders as it upregulates synaptic and neurogenesis-associated genes, normalizes genes misregulated in Rett syndrome mice, and regulates genes altered in intellectual disability and major depression.
    1. Neuroscience

    Astrocytic modulation of excitatory synaptic signaling in a mouse model of Rett syndrome

    Benjamin Rakela et al.
    Astrocytes impact neuronal signaling in brain dependent on status of the transcriptional repressor, Methyl CpG Binding Protein 2.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    An incoherent feedforward loop facilitates adaptive tuning of gene expression

    Jungeui Hong et al.
    The architecture of a gene regulatory network determines the effect of evolutionary changes in transcription factor binding.